• Network: NETFLIX
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 9, 2019
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Johnson
    Aug 13, 2019
    91
    Static Cling maintains the original show’s look, sound, and aesthetic perfectly (although Philbert appears a bit off-model at times). It takes a moment to get reacquainted with the show’s energy and pacing, which is a bit slower and more easygoing than one might remember, but by the time Rocko, Heffer, and Philbert land back in O-Town, you’ll feel right at home.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Aug 22, 2019
    80
    A successful and satisfying work of animated art. They are crass only in their humor.
  3. Reviewed by: Jacob Oller
    Aug 13, 2019
    79
    It’s warm and nostalgic, but only in the sense that its aesthetic maintains a dedication to strangeness. There are also strides forward. Moving on from the ‘90s hasn’t all been overwhelming technology and scary surveillance.
  4. Reviewed by: Isaac Feldberg
    Aug 13, 2019
    70
    May be one of Netflix’s weirdest decisions yet. But this 45-minute special will likely be welcomed with open arms by fans of the show, which blended anti-capitalist messaging with loopily surreal animation.
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Aug 14, 2019
    1
    Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling has a good story but, I do not think they should put in modern politics in things like this, Why are peopleRocko's Modern Life: Static Cling has a good story but, I do not think they should put in modern politics in things like this, Why are people adding social social justice to kids cartoons at this point it feels like propaganda aimed at kids to make kids think the way they do. I think these should be opinions that people make on their own over time instead of having them forced down your throat. Full Review »
  2. Aug 16, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. a wasted opportunity. netflix had to inject their transient sterile relationship agenda into what was a good show back in the day. too much heavy handed politikal messaging, one character gets turned gay and then there's "winds of change" . yeaaah. so frickin on the nose you'd have to be obtuse to not get it. people should just stop subscribing to Netflix. get woke go broke. Ignore the shill leftist review of Lloydington. Full Review »
  3. Aug 16, 2019
    10
    The user reviews for this are hilariously meta because they’re literally proving the point of this way-better-than-it-should-be special.The user reviews for this are hilariously meta because they’re literally proving the point of this way-better-than-it-should-be special. People are so afraid of change and this special tackles it head-on, refusing to spare all those who will cry “but it’s not the same cartoon I remember from the 90s.”

    Genuinely impressed they didn’t rely simply on nostalgia, instead attempting to tell a real story with a real point. The animation remains fantastic, the voice acting superb and the inside jokes are plentiful. Don’t be fooled by user reviews on this one, it’s well worth your time.
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