Don't Do Something Life-Threatening to Impress Someone
Episode(s): "Wallaby On Wheels" (Season 4, Episode 9)
Air date: 7/18/1996
Doing life threatening things to get the attention of someone you like is so middle school (and, to some degree, high school), hence this episode's valuable lesson. Rocko, hoping to impress a girl he likes named Sheila, attempts to do a dangerous stunt but is saved by Heffer in the process. Soon after that the roles are reversed and Rocko has to save Heffer (which he does). By the end of it all Rocko realizes that it's important to be himself instead of someone he's not, and he still gets Sheila. Rocko embodied the real recognize real mantra before it was even a thing.