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Ren and Stimpy

Ren & Stimpy cast
Format Animated series
Run time approx. 0:22 (0:11 per episode)
Creator(s) John Kricfalusi
Starring Billy West
John Kricfalusi
Country USA
Network Nickelodeon Studios
Original run 19911996
No. of episodes 93 (52 shows)

Ren and Stimpy are the eponymous characters of two cartoon television series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. Ren Höek, a neurotic "asthma-hound" chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a fat simpleton (but occasionally intelligent) cat, wander around in nonsensical adventures reminiscent of the golden age of cartoons. Kricfalusi created the characters in 1989, while working for low-budget TV cartoons after moving to the USA. This work is copyrighted. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... John Kricfalusi (born Michael John Kricfalusi on September 9, 1955, in Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada) is the animator better known as John K., creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show and The Ripping Friends cartoon series as well as the founder of animation studio Spümcø International. ... Billy West (born April 16, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American voice actor, best known for his roles in Ren and Stimpy and Futurama. ... John Kricfalusi (born Michael John Kricfalusi on September 9, 1955, in Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada) is the animator better known as John K., creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show and The Ripping Friends cartoon series as well as the founder of animation studio Spümcø International. ... Nickelodeon Studios was an attraction at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... An eponym is a person, whether real or fictitious, whose name has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery, or other item. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... An animator is one who is involved in the process of animation. ... John Kricfalusi (born Michael John Kricfalusi on September 9, 1955, in Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada) is the animator better known as John K., creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show and The Ripping Friends cartoon series as well as the founder of animation studio Spümcø International. ... Breed standards (external links) The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the Chihuahua region in Mexico. ... Trinomial name Felis silvestris catus (Linnaeus, 1758) This article is about the domestic cat. ... The 1930s and 1940s During the Great Depression of the 1930s in America, the popularity of the cinema led to a corresponding rise in popularity of animated shorts. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although a product of the children's cable network Nickelodeon, The Ren & Stimpy Show had a reputation for subversiveness. In fact, the show pushed the bounds of good taste further than any cartoon had to its day: its level of gross-out humor, particularly fixated on boogers and flatulence, was exceeded only by the antics of Beavis and Butt-head or The Brothers Grunt. While sometimes seen as low-brow, the series also lampooned culture and made many viewers and studio executives uncomfortable. One episode in particular that was only made available on VHS implied that Ren and Stimpy might actually be gay lovers. Nickelodeon (Nick for short) is a cable TV network primarily for children. ... Flatulence is a mixture of gases that are produced by symbiotic bacteria and yeasts living in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, and aerosolized particles of feces, and it is released under pressure through the anus with a characteristic sound and unsavory odor. ... Beavis and Butt-head was an animated series that aired on the U.S. TV station MTV from 1993 to 1997, and is a spin-off of MTVs animation showcase Liquid Television. ... The Brothers Grunt was an animated TV series starting in August of 1994, starring an ensemble cast of pale, rubbery humanoids distantly related to human beings, who are cast out of a monestary (comprised of most survivors of their species) in a quest to bring back one of their kind... Look up Culture on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikinews has news related to this article: Culture and entertainment Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Cultural Development in Antiquity Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Culture and Civilization in Modern Times Classificatory system for cultures and civilizations, by Dr. Sam Vaknin... Top view VHS cassette with U.S. Quarter for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed The Video Home System, first released in 1976, better known by its acronym VHS, is a recording and playing standard for video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by JVC (with some of... Since its inception, the term homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...


Many parents of young children were also particularly critical about the fact that the dimwitted but very polite Stimpy would be the subject of repeated violence by his supposed "friend" Ren, often in the form of a very powerful slap across the face. There were also notable scenes where Ren breaks down into fits of psychosis and gleefully plots to kill Stimpy or other ancillary characters. While conscience eventually prevents Ren from carrying out the deed, these disturbing scenes only added to the concerns of parents and other critics.


Nickelodeon eventually fired Kricfalusi from his own creation and systematically censored the cartoon down to little more than a remnant of its former self. Eventually, several episodes were deemed unairable and have never been broadcast by Nickelodeon again. In July 30, 2005, the American version of the Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon's counterpart channel, started to air reruns of Ren and Stimpy. The series has since been dubbed into several languages for foreign broadcast. July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nicktoons are animated television programs produced by and airing on the childrens television channel Nickelodeon. ...

Contents


The Relationship of Ren and Stimpy

Ren and Stimpy are the stereotypical odd couple. Ren is sarcastic, cynical, and anal retentive; he speaks somewhat like Peter Lorre with a quasi-Hispanic accent. Stimpy is dimwitted (Ren is fond of the phrase, "Stimpy, you eedeeot!"), pleasant, and clumsy; his voice is based on that of Larry Fine of the Three Stooges. To showcase the mismatch, consider Stimpy's favorite song, "Happy Happy Joy Joy", a silly children's tune that drives Ren to convulsions when he hears it. Sarcasm is sneering, jesting, or mocking a person, situation or thing. ... Cynicism was originally the philosophy of a group of ancient Greeks called the Cynics (main article), founded by Antisthenes. ... The term anal retentive (or anally retentive) is one of a variety of examples of Freudian terminology which have found their way into common usage with a slight shift in the original meaning. ... Peter Lorre, 1946, by Yousuf Karsh Peter Lorre (June 26, 1904 – March 23, 1964) was an actor especially known for playing roles with sinister overtones in Hollywood crime films and mysteries. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize U.S. citizens, permanent residents and illegal aliens whose ancestry hails either from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America, or the original settlers of the traditionally Spanish-held Southwestern United States. ... Look up Accent in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Accent may refer to— in linguistics, a method of pronouncing words common to a certain region. ... Larry Fine is the name of several people: Larry Fine, a US film comedian, and member of The Three Stooges. ... The Three Stooges were an American comedy act in the 20th century. ...


It is often debated as to whether Ren and Stimpy are homosexual. Kricfalusi has stated that the characters are comedians much in the same way that the Three Stooges are. In a later interview, however, Kricfalusi stated in no uncertain terms that they were homosexual, almost as if by default, because both Ren and Stimpy lack other mates due to anal retentiveness and stupidity, as it were. They play characters that have discernable personalities of their own, yet episodes do not directly correlate to one another, and thus the characters can be homosexual at times and heterosexual at others, if it serves the comedy. Since its inception, the term homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... The Three Stooges were an American comedy act in the 20th century. ... The term anal retentive (or anally retentive) is one of a variety of examples of Freudian terminology which have found their way into common usage with a slight shift in the original meaning. ... Homosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire exclusively for another of the same sex. ... Heterosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love or sexual desire exclusively for members of the opposite sex or gender, contrasted with homosexuality and distinguished from bisexuality and asexuality. ...


Main Characters

  • Ren Höek: Ren is a "Asthma-Hound" Chihuahua who often calls Stimpy an idiot ("eeediot", to quote the character) and slaps him around, quite literally. Ren is vain, spiteful, abusive, and gets irritated (especially by Stimpy) very easily. His lifelong ambition is to have huge pectoral muscles (which somehow, in real life, is uncommon). Ren's name is the real name of Kricfalusi's building manager. Originally read (in a voice homaging that of Peter Lorre) by Kricfalusi, later by Billy West after Kricfalusi was fired, although Kricfalusi would return for the Spike TV episodes.
  • Stimpson J. Cat (Stimpy): A red, rotund cat, with a blue nose and no tail, Stimpson J. Cat is idiotically yet adorably cheerful and completely devoted to Ren, as he is, to him at least, a good friend. However, Ren abuses Stimpy constantly with both physical and verbal abuse. His trademark facial expression is a blissfully ignorant smile with tongue flopping out. Stimpy is named after an art school classmate of Kricfalusi, whose nickname was "Stimpy Kadogan" ("Killer Kadoogan" was Stimpy's pseudonym in the wrestling episode "Mad Dog Höek"). Voiced by Billy West in the Nickelodeon series and later by Eric Bauza in the Spike TV episodes.

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Supporting Characters

In addition to Ren and Stimpy, there are a host of supporting characters in the show. However, Ren and Stimpy are the only characters to appear in every episode; the supporting characters may recur, or they may only appear in a single episode. Some supporting characters will factor directly into the storyline (such as George Liquor) while others make brief cameos. Some, such as Mr. Horse, are exclusively cameo-based, appearing in many episodes in bits that have little bearing on the plot. Cameo is a method of carving; or an item of jewelry made in this manner. ...

  • George Liquor: George is an ultra-patriotic American and is so conservative that he thinks Republicans are Communists. His last name was removed from being uttered in the episodes he appeared in by Nickelodeon. Instead, the scene would pause and a record-scratching sound effect would be played instead of George speaking the word Liquor. It's been said that his last name was removed because the folks at Nick thought his name was 'Lick Her' instead of 'Liquor'. He was voiced by Michael Pataki, but Harris Peet voiced him in 'The Boy Who Cried Rat' episode, which was his first appearance. A picture of him can be found on the wall of Ren & Stimpy's quarters in the 'In The Army' episode.
  • Powdered Toast Man: Melodramatic and oblivious superhero and spokesperson for Powdered Toast, the breakfast treat that "tastes just like sawdust". His alter ego (or day job) is a deacon. He can fly by launching himself from a toaster, or dispensing a healthy amount of flatulence; hence, he flies backwards. Oddly, Powdered Toast doesn't taste right unless Powdered Toast Man passes gas while it is being consumed. His favourite phrase is "Leave Everything To Me!" Voiced by Gary Owens.
  • Muddy Mudskipper: A mudskipper (a species of fish capable crawling out of water and breathing air directly) with the voice and personality of a grizzled vaudeville comedian who hosts an afternoon kids' show. Calls everyone he meets "a bum." Besides being a huge television star, Muddy dabbled in villainy, at one point kidnapping the Pope (voiced by Frank Zappa) before being foiled by Powdered Toast Man. Voiced by Harris Peet.
  • Mr. Horse: One of the original and classic characters, with his catch phrase "No sir, I don't like it". Mr. Horse has variously been a victim of a fall from a skyscraper, a GI returning from war in love with a sheep, a dog show judge, a tester for Gritty Kitty Litter, a doctor, and someone running from a dark past. Voiced by John K.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pipe: A pair of square, white suburban parents who are seen only from the waist down, similar to many cartoon characters over the years, including Ms. Sara Bellum in The PowerPuff Girls, and Mom & Dad in Cow and Chicken. Mr. Pipe (Billy West) is typically clad in a bathrobe, slippers, and black socks supported by sock-suspenders. He also loves to wear Rubber Nipples on his knees. Mrs. Pipe (Cheryl Chase) appears to wear a dress and nondescript women's shoes.
  • Abner and Ewalt: A pair of incredibly stupid hicks who are sheriff and deputy of a small Wild West town. They have a strong proclivity for hanging. They eventually hang themselves in absence of a suitable hangee.
  • Svën Hoëk: Ren's Swedish cousin who Ren has not seen since they were in the whelping box together. He longs to have an intellectual conversation with his cousin, but much to Ren's chagrin, Svën is even stupider than Ren's feline pal, and Svën forms a bond of stupidity with Stimpy. Last seen in Hell.
  • Mrs. Buttloaves: An incredibly obese and homely woman dressed in a bulging pink night gown. Voiced by none other than John K.
  • The Fire Chief: Has a psychotic hatred for circus midgets and a penchant for slamming his fire axe into concrete as a response to answering the door. Voiced by Harris Peet.
  • The Gilded Yak: The shaven icon of Yak Shaving Day. Rides through the sky in a canoe; capable of emerging and disappearing into sink and tub drains. Although he is shaven, he is on a constant vigil against getting a five o'clock shadow.
  • Dr. Stupid: A "show within a show" context pitted Stimpy as Dr. Stupid in the program "Ask Dr. Stupid". Dr. Stupid would read a letter from a loyal viewer asking questions and then activate his "patented Stuponitron helmet", which appeared to give him a stiff electrical shock to his brain. Afterwards, he would offer odd and weird advice.
  • Old Man Hunger: A strange, and always naked, skinny old man with a chicken drumstick leg on his head. He's also the father of Mr. Pipe, and a part-time Tooth Fairy. He can be found showing up randomly at inopportune moments for Ren and Stimpy. Voiced by Billy West.
  • Kowalski: Serving a 32-year life sentence for crimes against humanity, Kowalski is an extremely large and burly hulk of a man with incredible strength. However he also has the mind of a 7 year old boy. In his first appearance, Kowalski is temporarily adopted by Ren as Kowalski's surrogate father. In subsequent appearances, he is mostly seen as a general multipurpose goon. Not to be confused with Bubba, Ren's Kowalski-like nephew who featured in only one Ren and Stimpy cartoon. Both Kowalski and Bubba are of the race known as a lummox
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: "That Guy" serves as the multi-purpose loudmouth in the Ren and Stimpy show. Sometimes, he is a salesman (Feud For Sale, To Salve Or Not To Salve). Other times, he is a narrator, an announcer, a dog show judge, a real estate agent, etc. The character is never referred to by any name in the series, but the name of "Hey, It's That Guy" seems to be the official name given by Billy West, who also voiced him. It's also rumored that this was how he was also referred to by the animators at Spumco, although this last bit is purely speculation.
  • Stinky Wizzleteats: A character whose design and voice characterization are based on the folk balladeer Burl Ives. He sings the recorded version of the "Happy Happy Joy Joy" song, occasionally digressing into furious rants in between the chorus. Voiced by John K.
  • Log: An inanimate piece of wood that appears in retro commercial inspired vignettes as a children's plaything, somewhat like a poor man's slinky. The jingle boasts, "It's better than bad, it's good!".

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The Firing of Spümcø

Ren and Stimpy was written, directed, and produced by Kricfalusi and his animation studio Spümcø only in the first two seasons. During this time, he was constantly harassed by Nickelodeon over content issues, of which he often pushed the limits. The last straw, so to speak, was the episode entitled "Man's Best Friend," in which Ren and Stimpy are bought by George Liquor and put through a cruel and unusual training session, which ends with Ren bludgeoning George. The brutal violence, and the overall theme of animal cruelty in the episode, were deemed unairable by Nick. Spümcø International is a North American cartoon animation studio. ... Violence refers to acts —typically connotative with aggressive and criminal behaviour —which intend to cause or is causing of injury to persons, animals, or (in limited cases) property. ...


Kricfalusi was soon fired from the show. Billy West took over his role as the voice of Ren. Animation duty was taken from Spümcø and given to Games Animation. Many fans felt the quality of the show suffered greatly from the loss of its creator and original animation studio.


After his separation from Nick, Kricfalusi retained ownership of George Liquor and has used him extensively in projects by Spümcø. He was a major character in John K.'s short-lived comic book, simply titled "Comic Book." Of note: One of the conditions of retaining ownership of George Liquor was that he couldn't become "a child molester or mass murderer." Kricfalusi reportedly responded by asking how many murders he would need to commit to make him a mass murderer. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Sexual abuse is a relative cultural term used to describe sexual relations and behavior between two or more parties which are considered criminally and/or morally offensive. ... A mass murder (massacre) involves the murder of large numbers of people either by a state or an individual. ...


Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon

In June 2003, the show returned to US television as Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" on Viacom's Spike TV (formerly the New TNN), with decidedly more adult content and Kricfalusi back in control. The network also aired digitally remastered episodes of the original series. The premier episode fulfilled a long-running ambition of Kricfalusi's, which he had wanted to do since first selling the original Ren and Stimpy in the early 1990s: An entire episode revolving around jokes that became progressively more disgusting as the episode went on. This episode also put to rest speculation that Ren and Stimpy are supposed to be gay lovers: In one scene, Ren informs Stimpy, "I'm the pitcher, you're the catcher." Then Ren (dressed like a baseball player) dives into bed with Stimpy, mounts him, and has anal sex. 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Viacom is an international media conglomerate. ... TNN may be: TNN Networks, a telecommunications company in Israel TNN Radio, a radio network in Bulgaria The Nashville Network, a television network today called Spike TV The New Naphtilians, a webcomic by Geppers Creepers This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... A digital system is one that uses numbers, especially binary numbers, for input, processing, transmission, storage, or display, rather than a continuous spectrum of values (an analog system) or non-numeric symbols such as letters or icons. ... Roman men having anal sex. ...


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Ren & Stimpy on DVD

A DVD set of seasons one and two of the original series was released October 12, 2004. Some fans were angered by the fact that the set, billed as "Ren & Stimpy Uncut," had a few missing scenes removed for time issues and fade outs where commercials had been inserted from the "remastered" versions played on Spike TV. Kricfalusi said in a statement that all of the cut footage he knew about had been returned. Additionally, another Spümcø member (Steven Worth) has also attributed the time-snipped footage and fade outs to the DVD encoders who could not obtain the original master tapes. DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The "Seasons Three and A Half-ish" DVD box was released on June 28, 2005, while the "Season 5 and Some More of 4" DVD box was released on September 20, 2005 and an Adult Party Cartoon set, aka "The Lost Episodes" is planned for release sometime around Feburary of 2006. An "Ultimate Ren & Stimpy Collection" DVD (which will be a re-issued box set of the previous DVD sets with new supplements) is also in the works. (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ren & Stimpy on other home video formats

The Ren & Stimpy Show was previously released on VHS video tape in the USA and Canada by Sony Wonder. These tapes contain mainly the original Spumco episodes of the show. Top view VHS cassette with U.S. Quarter for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed The Video Home System, first released in 1976, better known by its acronym VHS, is a recording and playing standard for video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by JVC (with some of... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), NYSE: SNE is a global Japanese consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ...


The tapes contained the same edits as Nickelodeon's first screenings. However, "Ren & Stimpy: More Stinky Stories" contains an edited version of the short "The Big Baby Scam". The entire sequence where the family take a bath is very crudely deleted from the cartoon, meaning that it no longer makes sense.


Eventually, the rights for Nickelodeon's programming on home video were transferred to Paramount Home Video and taken away from Sony. Only one cassette was released under the Paramount label, "Have Yourself a Stinky Little Christmas". Like all of the other Paramount cassettes of Nickelodeon shows, they were recorded in the EP/SLP format which gives very poor image quality. The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1987 to 1995. ...


Several tapes, mainly containing episodes produced by Games Animation, were released in the United Kingdom in the PAL format (not playable on conventional US VCRs). These included: "Ren's Brain", which contained that particular cartoon as well as some others, "Space Madness", which includes that episode as well as four other space-themed episodes, "For the Love of Stimpy", and "As Stinky as They Wanna Be". Bill Wray painted the covers for each of these UK-only cassettes. Each one is rated PG by the British Board of Film Classification, which contrasts to the earlier tapes consisting mainly of Spumco shorts that typically received U (all ages) ratings. For other meanings of PAL see PAL (disambiguation). ... The video cassette recorder (or VCR, less popularly video tape recorder) is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable cassettes containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later. ... British Board of Film Classification logo The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is the organisation responsible for film classification within the United Kingdom. ...


Ren & Stimpy was also released on LaserDisc in the USA by Sony Wonder. The disc is called "Ren & Stimpy: The Essential Collection" and has the same program content (but of course, in much higher quality) as the Ren & Stimpy Classics and Classics II VHS tapes. The disc is recorded in CLV mode, is double-sided, and has Digital Sound. Pioneers LaserDisc Logo The laserdisc (LD) was the first commercial optical disc storage medium, and was used primarily for the presentation of movies. ...


Video Games

Seven Ren & Stimpy-themed games were produced on two Sega & three Nintendo systems. One for Sega Genesis,one for Game Gear,four for SNES, one for NES and two for Game Boy. Sega (セガ) is a video game software and hardware developer, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Nintendo (Japanese: 任天堂; (NASDAQ: NTDOY), (TYO: 7974)) is a Japanese company originally founded in 1889 by Adolf Hitler to produce handmade ovens , for use in the Holocaust . ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ... The European SNES design is identical to the Super Famicom. ... Nes is: A municipality in the county of Akershus in Norway, see Nes, Akershus. ... The original Game Boys design set the standard for handheld gaming consoles. ...

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Episode list

The Ren & Stimpy Show

Pilot Episode (1991)

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Season 1 episodes (1991–1992)

Stimpys Big Day/The Big Shot is a double episode of Ren & Stimpy in the 1st season. ... Robin Höek/Nurse Stimpy is a double episode of Ren & Stimpy in the 1st season. ... Space Madness/The Boy Who Cried Rat! is a double episode of Ren and Stimpy. ... Fire Dogs: Ren and Stimpy are in the streets starving, so, disguised as dalmatians, they get jobs as firedogs. ... Black Hole/Stimpys Invention is an episode of Ren & Stimpy in the 1st season. ...

Season 2 episodes (1992–1993)

¹(Originally, Man's Best Friend was to be aired instead of Big House Blues, but the episode was banned and would not be seen on television until 2003) In the Army/Powdered Toast Man is a two-segment episode of The Ren and Stimpy Show, from its second season. ... Rens Toothache/Big House Blues is an episode of Ren & Stimpy in the 2nd season. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Svën Höek is the tenth episode of Ren and Stimpy. ... Mad Dog Höek/Haunted House is an episode of Ren & Stimpy in the 2st season. ... Big Baby Scam: Ren and Stimpy are homeless and so disguse themselves as babies in order to get a new home. ... A Visit to Anthony - A little boy named Anthony sends Ren & Stimpy a letter to come and visit him in the USA so they come over there. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Monkey See, Monkey Dont/Fake Dad is an episode of Ren & Stimpy in the 2st season. ... The Great Outdoors/The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball is an episode of the animated television show Ren and Stimpy The Great Outdoors: Ren and Stimpy decide to go camping and Ren hates it. ... Stimpys First Fart: Stimpy farts causing much confusion. ...


Season 3 episodes (1993–1994)

A Yard Too Far Ren and Stimpy attempt to gain access to Mr Pipes backyard, to get a plate of hog jowls, but the backyard is being guarded by a baboon. ... Rens Pecs - Ren wants to get pectorals so Stimpy donated his butt fat to Ren so it will look like he has big pectorals. ... Written by John K. This episode was about Stimpy writing and animating a cartoon, while Ren as producer treats him terribly. ... Jiminy Lummox: Ren is acting meaner than usual, so Stimpy shows Ren his conciense. ...

Season 4 episodes (1994–1995)

Hermit Ren is an episode of Ren & Stimpy in the 4th season. ... Blazing Entrails/Lumber Jerks is an episode of Ren & Stimpy from the 4th season. ... Prehistoric Stimpy/Farm Hands is an episode of Ren & Stimpy from the 4th season. ... Magical Golden Singing Cheeses/Hard Days Luck is an episode of Ren & Stimpy from the 4th season. ... I Love Chicken/Powdered Toast Man vs. ... Double Header/Scotsman in Space is an episode of Ren & Stimpy from the 4th season. ... Insomniac Ren/My Shiny Friend is an episode of Ren & Stimpy from the 4th season. ...

Season 5 episodes (1995–1996)

  • Ol' Blue Nose/Stupid Sidekick Union
  • Space Dogged/Feud for Sale
  • Hair of the Cat/City Hicks
  • Stimpy's Pet/Ren's Brain
  • Bellhops/Dog Tags
  • I Was a Teenage Stimpy/Who's Stupid Now?
  • School Mates/Dinner Party
  • Sammy and Me/Big Flakes
  • Terminal Stimpy/Pen Pals
  • The Last Temptation of Ren/Reverend Jack Cheese
  • A Scooter for Yaksmas

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Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon

  • Man's Best Friend¹
  • Onward and Upward
  • Ren seeks Help
  • Fire Dogs/Fire Dogs 2: Part 1
  • Fire Dogs 2: Part 2
  • Naked Beach Frenzy (originally titled "At the Beach")²
  • Altruists: Part 1²
  • Altruists: Part 2²
  • Stimpy's Pregnant: Part 1²
  • Stimpy's Pregnant Part 2: The Blessed Event²

¹(Man's Best Friend was originally to be aired in the second season, but the episode was banned and had not been aired until Adult Party Cartoon. Spike TV's official episode lineup on their website seemed to suggest that they consider Man's Best Friend a part of the Adult Party Cartoon season.) Mans Best Friend is an episode of Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon. ... Onward and Upward was the first episode to kick off the new APC series. ... Ren Seeks Help is an episode of Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon. ...


²(These have not yet been officially aired on television in the US but are known to be complete, and finished episodes. These will be released on the forthcoming Adult Party Cartoon (Lost Episodes) DVD set.)


Music

  • Dog Pound Hop (Opening Theme) written and performed by Jim Smith, and John K.
  • Big House Blues (Closing Theme) written and performed by Jim Smith, and John K
  • The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen Anthem (from the episode The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen)
  • Happy Happy Joy Joy (From the episode Stimpy's Invention) written and performed by Stinky Wizzleteats (John K)
  • Lord Loves a Hangin (From the episode Out West)

Ren & Stimpy's Christmas album, "Crock O' Christmas," was released in 1997. Tracks were:

  • Fleck the Walls
  • Cat Hairballs
  • We Wish you a Hairy Chestwig
  • It's A Wizzleteats Kind Of Christmas
  • We're Going Shopping
  • Yak Shaving Day
  • What Is Christmas?
  • Cobb To The World
  • Happy Holiday Hop
  • I Hate Christmas
  • The Twelve Days Of Yaksmas
  • Decorate Yourself

Ren & Stimpy was also referenced in the Primus song "Nature Boy". The Ren and Stimpy show was also fond of The Nutcracker. Primus is a rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. ...


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Ren and Stimpy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2833 words)
Ren and Stimpy are the eponymous characters of two cartoon television series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi.
Stimpy is dimwitted (Ren is fond of the phrase, "Stimpy, you eedeeot!"), pleasant, and clumsy; his voice is based on that of Larry Fine of the Three Stooges.
Ren and Stimpy was written, directed, and produced by Kricfalusi and his animation studio Spümcø only in the first two seasons.
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