July 9, 2010

Monday, July 9, 2012

Okay, so I’m not too happy about big chain book stores driving out the little guys, but I have to say I was caught off guard by seeing the RML Season 3 DVD prominently displayed in the front of my local Barnes & Noble in the “New Release” Section.

When the Rocko videos came out in the 90’s, it was to little fanfare. Rocko always had it’s cult legion of fans ( thank you) but was a blip on the radar  of pop culture. I’m fine with that ( although sometimes it was painful to see a Rocko video in the clearance sale bin at the video store for 75% off).  I came to peace with a show that I was proud of not joining a consumer parade. ( Although I love for true fans to have access to episodes.)

This was very strange though. I have to admit. But I also had to confess it brought a smile to my face.

In a couple of weeks I will have a limited supply of autographed Season 3 DVD’s for sale in my studio store. I’m a little embarrassed by the commentary  I did, but it’s there none the less.

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14 Responses to July 9, 2010

  1. D Sills says:

    I enjoyed the commentary. I always like to hear behind-the-scene stories. I love Tom Kenny’s “All the Monkees had lockers” line. I don’t think the commentary is anything “Embarrassing,” cause honestly I would’ve listened to much more, considering I’ve seen every episode a countless amount of times and commentaries help put a fresh spin on them.

  2. Greg says:

    I bought the new season specifically for your commentary. Plus, I want to make sure my daughter can watch it in the future and who knows if it will be on Netflix forever. I have a feeling I’m going to be one of those parents that say “These cartoons are garbage, in my day we had real cartoons.” so at least this way I have a way to back up my point with visual proof.

  3. Matt Stevanus says:

    Yeah, these are actually even in Wal-Mart in the new release section. I think it’s part of the classic Nick trend that’s on the rise, Joe. Seems to be the popular thing these days, but I love it. I always have loved the show.

  4. Joe Murray says:

    Not embarrassed by what I had to say ( and yes there was much more). Just putting my mug out there is always a little weird.

  5. Brandon Bott says:

    I can’t wait to get this DVD soon. I got the first two seasons on DVD a couple weeks ago and I enjoyed them a lot. And I’m only 15!

  6. Janssen says:

    Just watched your commentary, very nice. I hope you do something similar for season 4. I always find these commentaries so interesting.

  7. Just bought the DVD. I’m glad we have 3/4 of the show’s run released.

    Any idea when Season 4 will come out?

  8. Thomas says:

    I bought my copy at Wal-mart the day it was released. It took me a good ten minutes to find it because they hid it too well. I even had to ask one of my friends if he was able to get his copy. Still, it was definitely worth the search. I figure I was the only person that day who knew it was released.

  9. jestoon says:

    Mine came in the mail yesterday 🙂
    thanks again Joe for creating such a relate-able show (it seems more relevant for me now than it did when i was little)

  10. Zoran Taylor says:

    I live in Toronto and I have yet to see a copy of any of the Rocko sets in a store. Sad. But in other animation-and-Toronto-related (but happy) news, we now have a festival in July called the Toronto Animated Arts Festival International, or TAAFI. The first one ever just ended. It featured, among other things, apperances and presentations by the likes of John Kricfalusi, Nick Cross and Charlie Bonafaccio, as well as an inspiringly well-attended screening of Nelvana’s legendary cult classic film “Rock & Rule”. Also, my good friend Aaron Long’s you-approved (high praise!) instant viral classic “Fester Goes Fishing” was screened! All in all, a great festival. But something was missing…..a certain….je ne sais Murray….there’s gonna be more, y’know……just saaayiiinn’……

  11. Jonathan says:

    Rocko may have been a “blip on the radar of pop culture”, I suppose, but I can say for a fact that when it was on TV, everyone in school was watching it and loved it.

  12. Hector says:

    I was wondering if you are going to do a fundraiser for you film Fish Head? Because I would love to help donate some money to your film!

  13. Gianna says:

    well,scinse I love Rocko to the point of being doing my Art thesis about Rocko’s Modern Life I can not say that the series has been a blip in my life xD. Indeed its one of the shows that inspires me to try to do animation, if im from Méxcico I can bay an autogrphed DVD?

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