Gib Hootsen is Rocko's uncle who lives in "the middle of nowhere" (although they probably just mean Texas), appearing only in the episode "The Good, the Bad, and the Wallaby". He asks Rocko to visit his home as he wants Rocko to learn how to be a cowboy.


  • He does not smile with the exception of two brief scenes during his song.
  • He bears a striking resemblance to Fang from Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • He could be the precursor to Sandy Cheeks.