Studio: Games Animation Release Date : December 12, 1993 Series: Rocko's Modern Life
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When the garbage truck arrives, Rocko hurries to take out the trash while dealing with a bulldog that escaped from the science lab. He accidentally uses the trash compactor on Spunky, leading to more trouble.


(Voice: Carlos Alazraqui)


Nickelodeon (Original broadcast network)


  • The pilot to the show.


  • Rocko was originally yellow in the pilot. When the episode was aired on television, Rocko's color was changed to beige and new scenes were added to increase the running time.


Rocko's Modern Life (Season 1, Episode 6)


United States

Machine Madness
Machine Madness


United States

Rocko's Modern Life: Season One
Rocko's Modern Life: The Complete Series

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: Video (NTSC)
Sound Type: Dolby SR

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From bcToonist2837 :

There are two versions of this short: the shorter pilot Joe Murray and his small staff of animators created independently and the one with added scenes to make an 11-minute episode. One point to note is Rocko was originally yellow in the pilot. The episode seen on television has the original animation from the pilot and Rocko was recolored. The original pilot can be seen on the Rocko's Modern Life DVD set as an extra.
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