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1* Is it just me, or does it seem like after Filburt and Dr. Hutchinson got married, there seemed to be little subtle hints that she was cheating on him? Perhaps one of their kids looking exactly like Heffer isn't quite so subtle (though they never explicitily suggested that she and Heffer had any kind of encounters), but there did seem to be other hints, such as this:-->'''Hutchinson:''' I keep a baboon's heart under my pillow.-->'''Filburt:''' What's that?-->'''Hutchinson:''' Uh, nothing dear. *Chuckle*** Heffer egg-sat for them before they were hatched. Clearly it was genetic osmosis.* Why exactly is Dr. Hutchison's mother named "Widow Hutchison" when her husband is alive the whole time? And he's a turtle!** It's likely he left her ("Frank! You've come back! Wait, I still love you!") Hutch also mentions an falling out as well, I think, and it turned her in the usual bitter, spinster type since she thinks of him as "dead", almost like Mr. Bighead's IHaveNoSon thing with Ralph. The turtle thing could be {{Irony}} considering Hutch's mom seems an little more than eager for her and Filbert to split up along the lines of "don't follow in my footsteps because I fell in love with an turtle and look what happened to me." Hutch's dad even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the mourning thing.-->'''Frank:''' Still in mourning, I see?-->'''Widow Hutchison:''' Shut Up.* Rocko seems like a guy with good hygiene and is often neat and self-conscious. Why does he often keep his house such an awful mess?** Even neat people have times when they just forget to do stuff.** Also, Heffer (who is messiness personified) is either Rocko's roommate or just comes over alot, it's never really made clear.* Why does Ed Bighead's position in Conglom-O change in different episodes, one episode had him as a CEO but then it got changed to Mr. Dupete as the CEO despite being a boss at a comic store, how does that work?** Maybe Conglom-O owns the comic store and he works there some days to make sure things are going smoothly. He could be an Series/UndercoverBoss.** Considering the episode where Ed was the CEO, while Mr. Dupette ran a comic book store was one of the first, it's possible that it was all a {{Retcon}} since earlier episodes of almost every show tend to have different continuity than the rest of the series.*** I don't think Mr. Bighead was CEO in "Canned" (the episode in question). His office with the big screen was only on the first floor just off the product testing area. It seemed he was just in charge of that department.** EarlyInstallmentWeirdness?* Seriously, BESIDES the gist of the plot in the episode "Spitballs", what was the point of Rocko going to a baseball game just to get a foul ball when he could just simply buy another one at the store?** It wouldn't be the same. He loved the foul ball because ''he'' caught it. It was his. So when he lost it, in order to find a suitable replacement, it'd need to be another actual foul ball ''he himself'' was there to retrieve. Getting one from some collectible store just wouldn't be the same. ''My'' problem with "Spitballs" is more that if he valued the thing so much, why play with it, risking losing it, which is exactly what happened?* No matter how many times I watch "Future Schlock", I can't wrap my head around the whole monkey as a banana agent thing. I get he's a space monkey. I get that the apparent president of space bananas was in a black briefcase. I can even suspend my disbelief that Mr. Bighead somehow got hold of both of them. What I DON'T get is how a regular EARTH banana (with a sticker) made the monkey go ballistic, hitch a ride on the Conglom-O rocket, and one of the bananas saying that Bighead might have gotten away with traffiking if he had peeled off the sticker. THE BANANA HEFFER GAVE THE MONKEY WAS NOT THE SAME AS THE ONE MR. BIGHEAD WAS KEEPING HOSTAGE, AS WE JUST SAW THE OLD WRINKLED BANANA PRESIDENT CARRIED OFF IN A STRETCHER! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!?!?* At the end of "Rinse and Spit", why is Filbert denied his dentist license? Hutchinson's clip board showed that one of the requirements was stop the giant tooth (which indicates the academy knew would happen), and Filbert did just that, so why didn't he pass at the end?** He probably didn't score high enough all throughout. Just because he did all the requirements, he probably failed to get an adequate score in some of the tests, including the giant tooth monster (after all, he only got lucky throwing Hutchinson's hook into the cavity and initially thought dressing up as a tooth fairy would work).* How the heck do four babies hatch out of one egg? They aren't even identical. Also, they shouldn't be wearing diapers or glasses since they were just born.* I'm having trouble understanding the ending to "Rug Birds". So Rocko convinces the balding eagle to give up his wigs, except Filburt no longer wants any of the wigs because he doesn't want to be framed for possession of stolen property, even though taking the wigs at this point wouldn't really be stealing since the eagle doesn't want them anymore. What I don't get is why does Filburt suddenly not want to "steal" the wigs after spending the entire episode literally trying to do so, even using Rocko as food bait for the eagle. Can anyone explain this sudden sense of morality to me?** The point is taking the wig from the bird, not having it given away. He also didn't want to accept the wig Rocko got because it wouldn't be the same as taking it from the balding eagle himself. In other words, Filburt wants his wig to mean something, to show that he earned it.* There's something that puzzled me with the Static Cling sneak peak. In that video, we find that Filburt was with Rocko, Spunky, and Heffer in the rocket, but he never got into the rocket with them in "Future Schlock". So how was he with them in the Static Cling sneak peak?** Thing is, Filburt WAS with Heffer, Rocko and Spunky. They weren't in the rocket, no, but don't forget, they were in Rocko's house, which had the rocket crashed into the house which blasted them into space. * As mentioned above, Heffer is a steer (which is a castrated male bovine). If he's castrated, then how was he able to feel aroused by the milking machine in "The Good, The Bad, and the Wallaby"?** Also, how was he able to provide DNA to Filburt and Dr. Hutchison's egg?*** Well, I can't answer the milk-machine question, but the egg thing was implied to be because he farted on it. *** Castrated males can still feel pleasure and even orgasm. It just takes some extra time/effort.* It's shown that an accident at Rocko's store caused the pink rabbit seen in some episodes (the one with his tongue sticking out) apparent brain damage, thus explaining why he appears like that. However, it's shown in an earlier episode (in a ''flashback'' no less) that he's had brain damage back then, too. Did he get cured only to fall victim to another brain injury?** [[WordOfGod Joe Murray]] has stated that the continuity errors in the flashbacks (Rocko knowing Heffer and Filburt as kids, them meeting as adults, Rocko coming to America as an adult, etc.) were intentional because it was a parody of how people remember things differently and false memories. Other than a few [[ContinuityNod nods]] here and there, this show wasn't the biggest on continuity. Most Nicktoons at that time, in fact, weren't; they had to really fight for Paula and Filbert's wedding, which was the first ''hint'' of ''any'' semblance of continuity in ''any'' of Nickelodeon's shows.----


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