History TearJerker / TheRenAndStimpyShow

4th May '17 2:48:32 PM MarioandSmurfs
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* That episode where Ren & Stimpy get stuck on a desert island. They quarrel and Ren drives Stimpy from their shelter (a whale carcass) into the jungle where he befriends the natives. Ren however is convinced they are cannibals that ate Stimpy and secludes himself, sobbing in remorse. A family of crabs enslave Ren but he uses their pet fly to escape but it falls to the sea and he drowns. The fly carried Ren's body to a horrified Stimpy, [[DiedInYourArmsTonight who cradles it in his arms]].

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* That episode "Aloha Höek" where Ren & Stimpy get stuck on a desert island. They quarrel and Ren drives Stimpy from their shelter (a whale carcass) into the jungle where he befriends the natives. Ren however is convinced they are cannibals that ate Stimpy and secludes himself, sobbing in remorse. A family of crabs enslave Ren but he uses their pet fly to escape but it falls to the sea and he drowns. The fly carried Ren's body to a horrified Stimpy, [[DiedInYourArmsTonight who cradles it in his arms]].
28th Jan '17 7:06:25 PM BurgerLord
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-->'''Ren:''' Looooove-it says love-Your pal...[[BreakTheHaughty S-Stimpy]]. ''(Turns to Stimpy, who, in spite of the beating, is trying his best to smile for his best friend. Ren quivers as he realizes what an ass he made of himself.)'' Oh Stimpy...I'm so ashamed...

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-->'''Ren:''' Looooove-it says love-Your pal...[[BreakTheHaughty S-Stimpy]]. ''(Turns to Stimpy, who, in spite of the beating, is trying his best to smile for his best friend. Ren quivers as he realizes what an ass he made of himself.)'' Oh Stimpy...[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone I'm so ashamed...]]
7th Jan '17 8:11:24 AM DoctorSleep
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* Stimpy's dream from "Insomniac Ren" has sad for two reasons: Firstly, it's pretty similar to what a lot of people in abusive relationships go through. Secondly, it shows that Ren's cruelty really is taking a toll on Stimpy's subconsciousness.
10th Dec '16 10:03:35 AM tropower
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* Stimpy running away in tears after being harassed by bullies ("the big mean giants", as he calls them) for his short stature in comparison to their mammoth height in "The Littlest Giant". [[MoodWhiplash It wasn't very uplifting back then]], [[HarsherInHindsight and it's only gotten more depressing over time]] now that bullying victims are likely to do the same (or [[DrivenToSuicide worse]])[[note]]Poor Stimpy can't even mail the letter he wrote to his "dearest friends", only being to [[CrazyConsumption eat the letter]] instead.[[/note]] And having "Clair De Lune" as the background music only cements the emotional impact.

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* Stimpy running away in tears after being harassed by bullies ("the big mean giants", as he calls them) for his short stature in comparison to their mammoth height in "The Littlest Giant". [[MoodWhiplash It wasn't very uplifting back then]], [[HarsherInHindsight and it's only gotten more depressing over time]] now that bullying victims are likely to do the same (or [[DrivenToSuicide worse]])[[note]]Poor Stimpy can't even mail the letter he wrote to his "dearest friends", only being able to [[CrazyConsumption eat the letter]] instead.[[/note]] And having "Clair De Lune" as the background music only cements the emotional impact.



* Not an in-show example, but when John K. posted the news of Michael Pataki's death, he posted with it a picture of a tearful Ren and Stimpy with the words "Goodbye, Our Kind and Beloved Master", with Ren still holding the oar from "Man's Best Friend".

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* Not an in-show example, but when John K. posted the news of Michael Pataki's death, he posted with it a picture of a tearful Ren and Stimpy with the words "Goodbye, Our Kind and Beloved Master", with Ren [[CrossesTheLineTwice still holding the oar from "Man's Best Friend".Friend"]].



** Eventually, however, the whole is shot to heck when after their second accident and second operation, Stimpy is given some [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal "barbecued Boston baked beans"]] to have for lunch...with Ren's head sewn right above Stimpy's...posterior (and that's all there is to say about that).

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** Eventually, however, the whole thing is shot to heck when after their second accident and second operation, Stimpy is given some [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal "barbecued Boston baked beans"]] to have for lunch...with Ren's head sewn right above Stimpy's...posterior (and that's all there is to say about that).
19th Nov '16 5:20:29 PM tropower
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** Eventually, however, the whole is shot to heck when after their second accident and second operation, Stimpy is given some [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal "barbecued Boston baked beans"]] to have for lunch...with Ren's head sewn right above Stimpy's...posterior (and that's all there is to say about that).
20th Sep '16 11:13:38 AM tropower
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* "Son of Stimpy": As sick as it is, you have to give props to John K. (no matter how much you love or hate the man) for making the audience feel for basically what is a sentient fart and Stimpy treating it like a child he birthed.
* Stimpy running away after being harassed by bullies for his short stature in comparison to their mammoth height in "The Littlest Giant". [[MoodWhiplash It wasn't very uplifting back then]], [[HarsherInHindsight and it's only gotten more depressing over time]] now that bullying victims are likely to do the same (or [[DrivenToSuicide worse]]). And having "Clair De Lune" as the background music only cements the emotional impact.

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* "Son of Stimpy": As sick as it is, you have to give props to John K. (no matter how much you love or hate the man) for making the audience feel for basically what is a sentient fart and Stimpy treating it like a child he birthed. \n On the other hand, YMMV on whether this episode is truly a "tear jerker" or not. After all, he only made this episode, and made it the way he did, in order to prove a point.[[note]]Namely, his point about "fake pathos", and how easy he feels it is to make a tear jerker (whether it's a whole movie or just one or two scenes) around something that he feels has little to no real substance (he cites Disney/{{Bambi}}'s mother getting shot as an example).[[/note]]
* Stimpy running away in tears after being harassed by bullies ("the big mean giants", as he calls them) for his short stature in comparison to their mammoth height in "The Littlest Giant". [[MoodWhiplash It wasn't very uplifting back then]], [[HarsherInHindsight and it's only gotten more depressing over time]] now that bullying victims are likely to do the same (or [[DrivenToSuicide worse]]). worse]])[[note]]Poor Stimpy can't even mail the letter he wrote to his "dearest friends", only being to [[CrazyConsumption eat the letter]] instead.[[/note]] And having "Clair De Lune" as the background music only cements the emotional impact.



* "Ren's Pecs" is essentially "The Big Shot" but with Ren and Stimpy's roles swapped, and it's even more of a TearJerker. Unlike the above, they don't have a real reunion. The closest thing is when Stimpy serves Ren, but Ren doesn't recognize him and Stimpy is happy just to see Ren happy.

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* "Ren's Pecs" is essentially "The Big Shot" but with Ren and Stimpy's roles swapped, and it's even more of a TearJerker. It all starts when Ren starts crying, wishing he had "huge pectoral muscles"[[note]]Which, unfortunately is TruthInTelevision, as many people, male and female, sometimes get cosmetic / plastic surgery because they're unhappy about the way their bodies look.[[/note]] Unlike the above, they don't have a real reunion. The closest thing is when Stimpy serves Ren, but Ren doesn't recognize him and Stimpy is happy just to see Ren happy.



* Ren and Stimpy's tearful exchange at the beginning of "Ren Seeks Help," complete with Stimpy sobbing and screaming hysterically, and a hopelessly remorseful Ren. Ren forlornly walking away just sold it.

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* Ren and Stimpy's tearful exchange at the beginning of "Ren Seeks Help," from "Adult Party Cartoon" complete with Stimpy sobbing and screaming hysterically, and a hopelessly remorseful Ren. Ren forlornly walking away just sold it.



* The entirety of "My Shiny Friend" to anyone who has been close to someone/been through an extremely destructive addiction. It's almost scary how a series that's usually about absurdities can hit so close to home with the all-too-real horrors of something evolving from a pastime to a hobby to an obsession to something that devours your very being.

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* The entirety of "My Shiny Friend" to anyone who has been close to someone/been through an extremely destructive addiction. It's almost scary how a series that's usually about absurdities can hit so close to home with the all-too-real horrors of something evolving from a pastime to a hobby to an obsession to something that devours your very being.[[note]]Then again, watching TV is not (exactly) the same as [[DrugsAreBad doing drugs]]. Still, [[AnAesop watching TV can ruin your mind, and even take over your whole life, and ruin the lives of those you care about]] [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle if you let it]].[[/note]]



* "Double Header" had Stimpy clinging to Ren's legs, crying and begging him not to send him away. It plays out very much like a couple breaking up, with one of them pleading the other to reconsider. Stimpy's desperation in this bit is very heartbreaking.

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* "Double Header" had Stimpy clinging to Ren's legs, crying and begging him not to send him away. It plays out very much like a couple breaking up, with one of them pleading the other to reconsider. Stimpy's desperation in this bit is very heartbreaking.[[note]]It may also be a metaphor for John K. eventually getting fired from his own show by Nickelodeon.[[/note]]
12th May '16 7:43:08 AM travisbob
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** Earlier in the episode, Ren is reduced to a sobbing mess when Stimpy receives a ''ton'' of fan letters and Ren doesn't even get a single one. "Everyone loves the stupid one... no one loves the jerk... I just want to be loved, like you!" Ren is so distraught that he buries his face into his hands and cries, and Stimpy tries to console him. It's one of those moments when Ren is a completely sympathetic character.

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** Earlier in the episode, Ren is reduced to a sobbing mess when Stimpy receives a ''ton'' of fan letters and Ren doesn't even get a single one. "Everyone loves the stupid one... no one loves the jerk... but I need love, too! I just want to be loved, like you!" Ren is so distraught that he buries his face into his hands and cries, and Stimpy tries to console him. It's one of those moments when Ren is a completely sympathetic character.
12th May '16 7:41:47 AM travisbob
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** Earlier in the episode, Ren is reduced to a sobbing mess when Stimpy receives a ''ton'' of fan letters and Ren doesn't even get a single one. "Everyone loves the stupid one... no one loves the jerk... I just want to be loved, like you!" Ren is so distraught that he buries his face into his hands and cries, and Stimpy tries to console him. It's one of those moments when Ren is a completely sympathetic character.
7th Apr '16 4:58:14 AM SuperEquality07
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* It's very brief, but the face Stimpy makes after his first attempt to make the happy helmet fails is quite sad to look at.

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* It's very brief, but the face Stimpy makes after his first attempt to make the happy helmet fails is quite sad to look at.at: img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/speedyboris/renandstimpy/stimpysinvention-16-300x226_zpscd7473c6.jpg~original
4th Feb '16 9:48:40 PM NintendoGal55
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** Their parting is both Heartwarming and very sad. Stimpy gives Ren a muscle shirt he'd knitted for him, which Ren is moved by. They share sad looks, touch each other's hands, before Stimpy lets him go. Just so that he doesn't change his mind and beg Ren not to leave. Even Ren of all people is visibly torn up about this. The looks he gives Stimpy before and after he walks away is sad in itself.
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