|~ Filbert's catchphrase.|
|~ One of Filburt's catchphrase.|
Filburt Shellbach is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic turtle, and the tritagonist of the animated television series Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.
Whenever Filburt feels uncomfortable or disturbed he is known to say, "I'm nauseous! I'm nauseous!". He also occasionally says, "Oh boy" and "Oh fishsticks."
Filburt is a neurotic, nerdy, and friendly turtle who is Rocko's other best friend along with Heffer Wolfe. He is shown to have nausea frequently as he usually states "I'm nauseas" repetitively, which serves as a running gag throughout the show. Together, they all get into misadventures that puts them in jeopardy and they usually have to find a way out. He is shown to have a rivalry with Heffer at times, such as when they both want to take Rocko to a wrestling game and fought for his decision, and them fighting over which of their cartoon character was better. He falls in love with Dr. Paula Hutchison and eventually becomes her husband.
- In addition to being a parody of Woody Allen, Filburt also clearly comes across as being an extremely blatant stereotype caricature of Jews due to numerous traits/features of his that very much include but are not quite limited to his ludicrously thick "Jewish Nerd" accent, his downright irrational fear of germs and social interaction, the way in which he counts his potato chips like coins at one point in the episode "Put Out To Pasture", his comically massive nose, and his obsession with quite literally hiding in his shell.
- His "Mr. Cheese" character in the episode/show "Wacky Delly" constantly calls itself "the best character on the show", presumably as a reference to the fact that Filburt himself is voiced by one of the writers of Rocko's Modern Life (Doug Lawrence, who would later become the voice actor for Plankton in SpongeBob SquarePants) and has many of said show's best lines.
- The only banned Rocko's Modern Life episode where he serves as the main antagonist was Filburt the Murderer, where he downright became an emotionally unstable mass murderer as he got such a thrill killing almost 2,300 people in O-Town that he couldn't resist going back for more. This happened after he blew up the Cine-O-Plex theater, presumably killing everyone inside, and got away with it in With Friends Like These.
The Loud House
Oh Yeah! Cartoons
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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
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Pig Goat Banana Cricket
See Also: Cartoon Network Heroes