Companion of Bullwinkle the Moose (his dedication page)
#3 (with Bullwinkle) on TV Guide’s Greatest Cartoon Characters
Of the duo, Rocky is the upstanding, slightly naive, and smarter than Bullwinkle
Proper name is Rocket J. Squirrel
Middle initial J for is from the two J’s: Jay Ward (creator) and Bill J Scott (co-producer, head writer)
Home: Frostbite Falls, MN (a parody on International Falls, MN)
Created by Jay Ward, Alex Anderson, and Bill Scott as part of The Frostbite Falls Review
Voice artist June Foray
Ability to fly with a jet engine sound effect
Debuted November 19, 1959 as Rocky and His Friends on ABC with Jet Fuel Formula
Moved to NBC in 1961 as The Bullwinkle Show
Ended June 27, 1964
It the first episode, Rocky’s flying ability limited to gliding
Learned to fly at Cedar Yorpantz Flying School (get it?)
Appeared in Gary Larson’s The Far Side
Also in video games and comics
Those two look familiar!
That voice, where have I heard that voice?
KNEW we shouldn’t have left him! We haven’t been apart in thirty-five years!
Hokey smoke, are you all right?
Don’t say it!
I don’t think that’s very funny.”
“And now, here’s something we hope you’ll really like!”
Rocky: “Look, Bullwinkle, a message in a bottle.”
Bullwinkle: “Fan mail from a flounder?”
Rocky: “This is what I really call a message.”
Enjoy a segment of Jet Fuel Formula (you will have to watch on YouTube)