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The Ren and Stimpy Show

The Ren and Stimpy Show


Summary

Ren and Stimpy is about a neurotic "asthma-hound" chihuahua named Ren Hoek, and a dumb cat (but at times smart) named Stimpson J. Cat. Together, they go on weird adventures. Creator John Kricfalusi created Ren & Stimpy in the 1980's, but they were drawings that had nothing to do with each other.

John Kricfalusi took this show to many networks, but they turned it down because it was too weird and too disgusting. He took it to Nickelodeon, but they thought it was disgusting like the other networks. Luckily, they accepted it.

It ran on Nickelodeon from 1991 until 1996. Although a product of the children's cable network Nickelodeon, Ren & Stimpy had a reputation for subversiveness.

Many parents of young children were also particularly critical about the fact that the dumb and 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 scenes where Ren breaks down into fits of psychosis (or anger) and gleefully plots to kill Stimpy or other characters. While conscience eventually prevents Ren from carrying out the deed, these scenes made concerns of parents and critics. Scenes may indicate that Ren is particularly prone to paranoid schizophrenia.

Due to this, Nickelodeon fired Kricfalusi and his animation team Spumco. An animation studio formed by Nickelodeon, Games Animation (which also did episodes from Rocko's Modern Life and Hey Arnold!), did the episodes from 1993 until 1995.

Low ratings ruined the show, and Nickelodeon canceled it in 1995 and aired the final episodes in 1996.

In 2003, John Kricfalusi got a call from a channel called The New TNN (later to be renamed Spike TV) asking him if he wanted to make more episodes of Ren and Stimpy and he accepted. Right after that, Ren and Stimpy came back as Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon in the summer on The New TNN. The show is intended for more mature viewers, since it was rated TV-MA and the episodes were uncensored. It was canceled after only a few episodes.


Current Air Times on Nicktoons Network


In 2005, Nicktoons Network (formerly called Nicktoons TV) started to air episodes of Ren and Stimpy again after Ren and Stimpy's Adult Party Cartoon was canceled. It airs weeknights at 11:30 P.M. and at midnight every Saturday, Sunday and Monday on Nicktoons Network.
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Episode Info

Final: 5x21 -- Fishing Trip


Ren and Stimpy go on a trip to find a foul-mouthed bass.
Cast
John Kricfalusi
voiced Ren Hoek/Mr.Horse / Stinky Wizzleteats / The Big Woman / Various (S1-S2)
Alan Young
voiced Haggis MacHaggis (S04-S05)
Brenna O'Brien
voiced Various
Terrence Scammell
voiced Various
Cheryl Chase
voiced Various (S01-S03)
Harris Peet
voiced Muddy Mudskipper / Various
Billy West
voiced Stimpson "Stimpy" J. Cat / Ren Hoek (S91-S05 / S03-S05)

Reviews

nyknicks333

Reviews: 8
Pure ClassicRating: 0 likes, 1 dislikes

This has always been a favoite of mine. This show was so amazingly funny, and I'm really glab they came out with DVDs and brought it back to television. Many people think this show is gross, and sure it is, but either way, you can't find entertainment like the Ren and Stimpy show on television anymore. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, December 9th 2007 at 12:04 pm

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Crew

Creator: John Kricfalusi
Executive Producer: Vanessa Coffey
Supervising Producer: Libby Simon
Producer: Christine Danzo, Mark Heller, John Kricfalusi
Co-Producer: Frank Saperstein
Associate Producer: Jim Ballantine (1)
Production Assistant: Ted Mathot
Script Supervisor: Cheryl Chase
Animator: Greg Manwaring

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Recurring Guests

Harris Peet as Various (9 eps)
Billy West as Announcer, The Husband (7 eps)
Cheryl Chase as The Wife (3 eps)
John Kricfalusi as Big Woman/ Mr. Horse (2 eps)
Gary Owens as Powdered Toast Man (2 eps)
Samuel Vincent as Devil (2 eps)

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Warning: The Ren and Stimpy Show guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Animation
Genre: Animation General
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: nickelodeon ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: August 11, 1991
Ended: November 14, 1996
Themes
Opening Theme  
Akas
• Die Ren & Stimpy Show (Used In Germany)
• Ren and Stimpy
• VH-1 Ren and Stimpy Rocks (Cable TV Title), (Used In USA)
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