Before we dive into this thing, let's just go ahead and get this out of the way:
Great. Now that that's stuck in all our heads until Easter, let's learn everything we can about the Nickelodeon animated series about a perverted wallaby who worked as a phone sex operator and had a cow as a best friend. Hooray, children's television!
To commemmorate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Rocko's Modern Life on Nickelodeon, the show's creator, Joe Murray, stopped by Reddit for an AMA.
During the Q&A, Murray discusses the process of sneaking adult-themed jokes past the folks at the network and the letters from angry mothers that would eventually result in backlash and the edited versions of some episodes that are featured on the series DVDs.
He also divulges the inspiration for many of Rocko's character traits. SPOILER ALERT: It's Woody Allen.
Murray also dishes on how the show came to be, which cartoons inspired him as a child, and how the "Wacky Delly" episode was intentionally ridiculous because he was at the end of his contract and "wanted out." The whole AMA will only take you a few minutes to read and is well worth it if you're jonesin' for some '90s nostalgia today. [Reddit]
UPDATE: Murray was struggling a bit with the Reddit AMA format and actually had two pages running. So, for more Rocko's stuff you can check out his second AMA here.