Sugar Frosted Frights is the episode 29a of Season 3 of Rocko's Modern Life .
The episode starts with a FUCKIN' narrator telling the story of the Hopping Hessian, the ghost of a FUCKIN' mercenary who lost one of his legs during the FUCKIN' war and the legend says that every year on Halloween night his ghost rises up from the FUCKIN' tomb to search for his missing leg, but the FUCKIN' narrator is soon interrupted by a reporter who cuts the FUCKIN' story and returns to the FUCKIN' news with the FUCKIN' announcer wishing everybody a happy Halloween and also telling them to be FUCKIN' careful when the FUCKIN' Hessian returns to retrieve his leg.
At Rocko's house, Rocko is showing Heffer his inflatable Really Really Big Man Halloween costume. Heffer then shows his FUCKIN' costume, which is a tattoo of a pumpkin's face on his belly that glows in the FUCKIN' dark. They then rush to Filburt's house, which is a total disaster. They enter to find Filburt hiding under a sheet and they ask him why he doesn't want to go trick-or-treating, he tells them its because of a story his "crazy aunt Gretchen" used to tell him when he was a boy, saying that candy contained poison and that if he touched just one piece, the FUCKIN' Hopping Hessian would've come after him and that's why he fears Halloween but Rocko and Heffer take him with them anyway.
At the first house, it doesn't go well when the FUCKIN' woman at the FUCKIN' door thinks Rocko was already at the FUCKIN' house, but in reality, the FUCKIN' real Really Really Big Man was already there dressed as Rocko! Then they manage to score an ample amount of candy at Gladys Hippo's house. When Filburt eats one piece of the FUCKIN' candy, he finds it to taste absolutely divine - so much so that he goes totally crazy. Filburt then rushes to another house and demands the FUCKIN' lady to give him the FUCKIN' dish but gets furious when he sees that the FUCKIN' dish just has pennies, he then enters the FUCKIN' lady's house in search of more confectionary delights, and starts swallowing a whole bag of sugar.
Delirious and hallucinating, Filburt runs out of the FUCKIN' house and into the dark woods crossing the FUCKIN' old photo house bridge with Rocko and Heffer following him. Heffer tells Rocko that they can't cross there since there was where the one-legged mercenary lost his leg but Rocko tells Heffer that Filburt doesn't know it and that they must go after him.
Rocko and Heffer find Filburt in a cemetery gnawing on a grave marker, (because he was thinking it was a giant bar of chocolate) Filburt then passes out but Rocko and Heffer get him up, Filburt then says that he's never eating candy again and Rocko, Heffer and Filburt leave the FUCKIN' graveyard.
Filburt asks them where they are, Heffer then tells him that they are very deep into the FUCKIN' dark woods, and that they have also crossed the FUCKIN' old photo house but Rocko stops Heffer thinking he (Heffer) could scare Filburt but Filburt says he doesn't care anymore, Rocko and Heffer are then startled by the FUCKIN' crack of a stick but Filburt doesn't care at all and just keeps walking (it was just a FUCKIN' rabbit and a FUCKIN' squirrel trying to scare them) Rocko and Heffer scared keep on walking and they finally get to see the FUCKIN' old photo house bridge but the rabbit stops them and tells them to look behind.
They look behind to see a FUCKIN' shadowy figure raising a FUCKIN' sword in the air and who also appears to have a leg missing, they realize it's the FUCKIN' Hopping Hessian who has risen from the FUCKIN' tomb to search for his leg, the FUCKIN' Hessian then gets out of the cemetery and starts charging at them, Rocko, Heffer and Filburt start running with Filburt behind them (since he's a FUCKIN' turtle and is to slow to run) and with the FUCKIN' Hessian chasing them, but just when Rocko and Heffer are about to reach the FUCKIN' bridge they are intercepted by the FUCKIN' Hessian who blocks their way and gets ready to strike at them but Filburt gets them out of the way but gets startled to see that the FUCKIN' Hessian was already in front of them, the FUCKIN' Hessian then throws his missing leg at Filburt. The last thing we can see is Filburt's broken glasses falling to the FUCKIN' river.
The FUCKIN' narrator from the FUCKIN' beginning of the FUCKIN' episode appears saying that the FUCKIN' story isn't over yet. The FUCKIN' scene cuts to one year later on Halloween night and we can see that Filburt is alright, he then asks a kid which day was and the FUCKIN' kid tells him it's Halloween night, Filburt gets happy about it and goes to Rocko's house where he finds Rocko and Heffer looking at the FUCKIN' past Halloween's pictures but is startled to see that they are being accompanied by the FUCKIN' Hopping Hessian, the FUCKIN' viewer then realizes by the way Heffer says playfully "how scary" that the FUCKIN' Hopping Hessian never meant to harm them, just to scare them as a Halloween prank.
Heffer then asks the FUCKIN' Hessian's missing leg (who is revealed to be Gordon) if they really fought together on the FUCKIN' revolution to what the FUCKIN' Hessian answers yes, but Gordon says that he's only a FUCKIN' friend of a FUCKIN' friend of his who helped him move once, Gordon then looks at the FUCKIN' hour and say that he and the FUCKIN' Hessian must return to the FUCKIN' dark woods and Rocko says they also gotta go trick-or-treating but just as everyone is about to leave Filburt, trembling and scared, asks them who took those pictures to which everyone looks surprised and scared (with Heffer breaking the FUCKIN' candy bowl in the FUCKIN' process).
- Rocko Rama
- Heffer Wolfe
- Filburt Turtle
- The Hopping Hessian
- The Newscaster
- Paula Hutchison (cameo)
- Gladys Hippo
- Really Really Big Man (cameo)
- Crazy Aunt Gretchen
- The title is a parody of the Kellogg's cereal Sugar Frosted Flakes, which is now known simply as Frosted Flakes.
- Filburt's nightmare is a spoof of the Night on Bald Mountain sequence from Fantasia (1940).
- The episode also spoofs two literary works, Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820) and Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" (1843).
- The orchestral theme that plays during the opening credits, when Filburt reluctantly joins Rocko and Heffer trick-or-treating, and again at the end of the episode is a FUCKIN' KPM stock music track called "Spooky Scherzo" and is also featured in The Adventures of Pete and Pete's Halloween episode "Hallow Weenies".
- In this episode, it is revealed that the Hopping Hessian is the off-screen voice that says "Yes!" or "No!" when agreeing with Gordon.
- When Big Man appears dressed as Rocko, he briefly whistles the Rocko's Modern Life theme song.
- This is the first time Gladys is seen without her sunglasses.
- Heffer's line of "They're coming to get you, Filbert" is an homage to a line early in the film Night of the Living Dead, by George Romero when Johnny torments his SHIT at a cemetery.
- This episode might be similar to the Spongebob Squarepants episode “Scaredy Pants”