Who Gives a Buck
Season 1, Episode 1b
Air date September 18, 1993
Written by Martin Olson
Roger Chiasson
Don Spencer
Conrad Vernon
Directed by Roger Chiasson
Don Spencer
Episode guide
No Pain, No Gain
Leap Frogs

Who Gives a Buck is an episode of Rocko's Modern Life from the television series' first season.


When Rocko receives a new credit card, Heffer urges Rocko to go on a shopping spree. Rocko finds out that he needs new stuff because his old furniture is crummy and worn out. Heffer asks Rocko if he can watch something on television besides the All Scottish Show. Rocko explains how he does not have enough money to pay for any cable channel besides the Scottish Show's broadcasting channel. Spunky sadly walks up to Rocko and shows him that his food dish has melted. Heffer confesses and tells Rocko that he "thought Spunky would like his food heated up".

Rocko receives a Conglom-O credit card and uses it to buy many brand new pieces of furniture, most notably a new, clean couch, an unbroken television set, and a fire hydrant dog bowl for Spunky. When Rocko moves everything into his house, he realizes that he went crazy and almost bought everything in the store. Rocko receives a call from Conglom-O saying that the company wants its share.

Rocko's new furniture is taken away by Conglom-O as Rocko cannot afford everything he recently bought (in fat, the slogan on the repo truck says "Don't charge a dime if you can't pay on time"). Heffer brings a fire hydrant identical to the one Rocko bought for Spunky previously and explains that he could not stand it when he heard Conglom-O was taking his friend's new items away. Rocko asks Heffer what he used to buy the hydrant and Heffer tells him that he used the All Scottish Show's organ exchange program and traded one of his three stomachs for it.

Characters Present


  • Rocko, Heffer, and Spunky are the only main characters who appear in this episode
  • This episode is known for the innuendo joke whilst Rocko is buying Spunky a new bowl. The weasel shopkeeper then says "Why don't you just jump in on our doggie-style bowl ride? Everybody on their hands and knees!"
  • The title is also an innuendo as it is a play on the phrase "Who gives a F***?"

Production Art

Season 1 Episode List
No Pain, No GainWho Gives a BuckLeap FrogsBedfellowsJet ScreamDirty DogKeeping Up With the BigheadsSkid MarksPower TripTo Heck and BackThe Good, The Bad, and The WallabyTrash-O-MadnessSpitballsPopcorn PandemoniumCabin FeverRinse & SpitSucker for the Suck-O-MaticCannedCarnival KnowledgeSand in Your NavelRocko's Happy SackFlu-In-U-EnzaWho's For Dinner?Love SpankedClean Lovin'Unbalanced Load

Note: Episodes are in broadcast order, not necessarily production order.

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