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Heffer Steer-Wolfe
Rocko's Modern Life character
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First appearance 1989 MTV bumper No Pain, No Gain (1993) Trash-O-Madness (1992, unofficial appearance)
Last appearance Nickelodeon: Pixel Town (2019)
Created by Joe Murray
Voiced by Tom Kenny
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Species Cow
Gender Male
Family George Wolfe (father)
Virginia Wolfe (mother)
Peter Wolfe (brother)
Cindy Wolfe (sister)
Hiram Wolfe (grandfather)

Heffer Steer-Wolfe is a fictional character on the animated television series Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name. Tom Kenny provided the voice of the anthropomorphic steer. His catchphrase, which can be heard in the series' opening credits, is "That was a hoot!"

Character

Best friend of Rocko, Heffer was raised by wolves in O-Town—as seen by his family name—who originally were going to eat him, and thus began to fatten him. Eventually the family grew to love Heffer, so they instead raised him, not letting him know that he was adopted until Rocko accidentally revealed the truth when the Wolfe family invited him for dinner. The mark which Heffer believed to be a "birthmark" on his buttocks is actually the plotting lines showing where the wolves were going to divide him.

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Heffer Wolfe in the Rocko's Modern Life comic book

The Nickelodeon UK page describes Heffer as a "devoted friend" who "loves life." Heffer's lack of fear mostly stems from stupidity instead of genuine bravery. The Nickelodeon South East Asia website describes him as an "overgrown slob." Despite being obese, he can drive; unlike Rocko he does not wear seat belts, mostly because the seat belts do not extend enough for him to wear them comfortably. Also he seems to be a hopeless romantic at times as mentioned in "Sugar Frosted Frights," where he asks Filburt's shell while in an eight-ball mode if he will ever find true love.

Heffer holds several jobs: tree farmer, greenskeeper at a golf course, mail carrier, security guard, waiter at a café, and cashier. Despite his size, he can be very nimble at times, most notably when he is roller-skating. At the local skating rink, he is known as "The King," and performs his own skating routine at the request of the patrons.

Heffer's large size "added weight 473lbs" often has him hungry or eating. Another running gag is Heffer being called a cow, which is usually corrected by him or his father calling Heffer a steer, though "heifers" are indeed female.

It is revealed in an episode (Specifically the episode 'Who's for Dinner?', where Heffer's "birthmark" is also revealed) that Heffer's biological father is still alive with a girl cow named Joyce living in a trailer in the Canoga Park section of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. However, Heffer's father seems to have very little patience for his son, even to the point of dropping the short-tempered bombshell that "your mom's a car seat in Illinois." This seems to stem from his claim that he's had dozens of children like Heffer who always come seeking his affection. A shaved and elderly version of Heffer makes a cameo appearance in the series finale of Camp Lazlo as the real scoutmaster. The normal version (animated by Dan Sills) also appears in the alternate ending.

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