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The persistent relevance of Rocko's Modern Life and Invader Zim

In the 1990s through the early aughts, Nickelodeon, a kids' TV network known for such millennial classics as Rugrats, Doug, and Hey Arnold, was also host to more controversial animated fare. Not as wholesome or family-targeted as their go-tos, these series were crass, sometimes disgusting, and used more adult humor to toy with darker themes.

Two of those shows, Rocko's Modern Life, and Invader Zim, which both returned this month in the form of movie-length Netflix specials, used exactly this style of gross-out humor to carry an innovative brand of satire....

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News Posted By: theweek - Thursday, 22 August