History Trivia / TheRenAndStimpyShow

19th Nov '16 4:59:03 PM tropower
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* UnCanceled: "Adult Party Cartoon"
19th Nov '16 4:57:12 PM tropower
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* SameContentDifferentRating: When America adopted the TV rating system in the late 1990s (when ''Ren and Stimpy'' reruns were more or less still going), the show was rated TV-Y7 for comedic violence and scenes considered too gross or scary for children under 7 (there was even an announcer who prefaced the show with this warning, only the comedic violence was called "silly slapping"). Years later, with the short-lived ''Adult Party Cartoon'' series and ramped-up concerns over content, you have MoralGuardians like Common Sense Media branding this series with a "Not Suitable for Anyone Under 15" and the UK's [=DVD=]s have rated this a 12 (not suitable for children under 12) for the same reason it was rated a TV-Y7 -- and this was ''after'' they edited an episode to remove a Western song about the joys of hanging yourself ("The Lord Loves a Hangin'"). The censors finally saw how inappropriate the show was for small children and gave it the rating it deserved.

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* SameContentDifferentRating: When America adopted the TV rating system in the late 1990s (when ''Ren and Stimpy'' reruns were more or less still going), the show was rated TV-Y7 for comedic violence and scenes considered too gross or scary for children under 7 (there was even an announcer who prefaced the show with this warning, only the comedic violence was called "silly slapping"). Years later, with the short-lived ''Adult Party Cartoon'' series and ramped-up concerns over content, you have MoralGuardians like Common Sense Media branding this series with a "Not Suitable for Anyone Under 15" and the UK's [=DVD=]s have rated this a 12 (not suitable for children under 12) for the same reason it was rated a TV-Y7 -- and this was ''after'' they edited an episode to remove a Western song about the joys of hanging yourself ("The Lord Loves a Hangin'"). The censors finally saw how inappropriate the show was for small children and gave it the rating it deserved.
7th Nov '16 8:27:32 AM Prinzenick
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* OldShame: Katie Wallander (whose name was Katie Rice when she worked on the show) said on her Twitter that she is openly embarrassed about having worked on ''Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'', to the point where he refused to watch it for years. And when she did pop in the Lost Episodes DVD one day, she was so revolted at what she helped make that her DVD of it went in the trash the next day. To date, she refuses to talk about her time working at Spumco.

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* OldShame: Katie Wallander (whose name was Katie Rice when she worked on the show) said on her Twitter that she is openly embarrassed about having worked on ''Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'', to the point where he she refused to watch it for years. And when she did pop in the Lost Episodes DVD one day, she was so revolted at what she helped make that her DVD of it went in the trash the next day. To date, she refuses to talk about her time working at Spumco.
22nd Oct '16 2:39:33 PM Prinzenick
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* OldShame: Katie Wallander (who name was Katie Rice when she worked on the show) said on her Twitter that she is openly embarrassed about having worked on ''Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'', to the point where he refused to watch it for years. And when she did pop in the Lost Episodes DVD one day, she was so revolted at what she helped make that her DVD of it went in the trash the next day. To date, she refuses to talk about her time working at Spumco.

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* OldShame: Katie Wallander (who (whose name was Katie Rice when she worked on the show) said on her Twitter that she is openly embarrassed about having worked on ''Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'', to the point where he refused to watch it for years. And when she did pop in the Lost Episodes DVD one day, she was so revolted at what she helped make that her DVD of it went in the trash the next day. To date, she refuses to talk about her time working at Spumco.
22nd Oct '16 2:38:55 PM Prinzenick
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* OldShame: Katie Rice said on her Twitter that she is openly embarrassed about working on ''Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'', to the point where he refused to watch it for years. And when she did pop in the Lost Episodes DVD one day, she was so revolted at what she helped make that her DVD of it went in the trash the next day.

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* OldShame: Katie Wallander (who name was Katie Rice when she worked on the show) said on her Twitter that she is openly embarrassed about working having worked on ''Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'', to the point where he refused to watch it for years. And when she did pop in the Lost Episodes DVD one day, she was so revolted at what she helped make that her DVD of it went in the trash the next day. To date, she refuses to talk about her time working at Spumco.
12th Oct '16 6:49:15 AM speedyboris
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** As mentioned above, "Life Sucks" was never finished.
10th Oct '16 8:53:21 AM IvanovTroping97
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* DuelingDubs: In Russia, the show had two translations. There was a dub that aired on TNT in the mid-late 2000's, and a more recent VoiceoverTranslation on Paramount Comedy (the Russian equivalent of Creator/ComedyCentral).
9th Oct '16 5:56:07 PM Prinzenick
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** Creator/BillyWest does not like talking about working on the show and refuses to work with John Kricfalusi ever again, citing having a bad experience with him on and off it. In particular, Kricfalusi demanded West quit the show alongside him in order to force the network to hire him back even though West needed the job and could have been blacklisted alongside Kricfalusi had he done it and failed.

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** Creator/BillyWest does not like talking about working on the show and refuses to work with John Kricfalusi ever again, citing having a bad experience with him on and off it. In particular, Kricfalusi demanded West quit the show alongside him in order to force the network to hire him back even though West needed the job and could have been blacklisted alongside Kricfalusi had he done it and failed. Billy also took a ''lot'' of heat from fans from staying on the show despite John K's firing (even getting death threats from some particularly nasty fans), which got under his skin so much, that he tried hard to disassociate himself from the show for a while, to the point where on his (now defunct) forum, even mentioning Ren and Stimpy was a ''bannable offense''.



* OldShame: Katie Rice has said that her time working with John K on ''Adult Party Cartoon'' was thoroughly unpleasant. Several members of the original show such as Billy West and Bob Camp have similar accounts, to the point some are still on bitter terms with Krisfalusi.

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* OldShame: Katie Rice has said on her Twitter that her time she is openly embarrassed about working with John K on ''Adult ''Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'' was thoroughly unpleasant. Several members of the original show such as Billy West and Bob Camp have similar accounts, Cartoon'', to the point some are still on bitter terms with Krisfalusi.where he refused to watch it for years. And when she did pop in the Lost Episodes DVD one day, she was so revolted at what she helped make that her DVD of it went in the trash the next day.
2nd Oct '16 11:48:07 PM FurryKef
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** George Liquor had been an intended part of the show from almost the very start. However due to an alleged dislike of the character by Nickelodeon, he was limited to cameos in Season One and only fully utilized in two episodes of Season Two (one of which was banned). After John K was fired Nickelodeon were more than willing to let him take the rights to use Liquor with him, retiring him from the series. He was intended for a return in Adult Party Cartoon, though due to it's cancellation he never made an appearance.

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** George Liquor had been an intended part of the show from almost the very start. However due to an alleged dislike of the character by Nickelodeon, he was limited to cameos in Season One and only fully utilized in two episodes of Season Two (one of which was banned). After John K was fired Nickelodeon were more than willing to let him take the rights to use Liquor with him, retiring him from the series. He was intended for a return in Adult Party Cartoon, though due to it's its cancellation he never made an appearance.



* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: The episode "Fire Dogs" was improvised in an afternoon to fill in for a rejected George Liquor centered episode.

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* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: The episode "Fire Dogs" was improvised in an afternoon to fill in for a rejected George Liquor centered Liquor-centered episode.
2nd Oct '16 11:41:59 PM FurryKef
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** One of the biggest sources of friction was over censorship. Nickelodeon was always uneasy with the gross-out nature of the show's humor, and sent constant revisions to every single episode; "Nurse Stimpy" had a good chunk of footage axed before it got to air (specifically a gag involving a leech being used on Ren) and they even kept one finished episode, "Man's Best Friend", off the air due to its violent and scatological content. As a general rule, anything that had to do with religion, politics, alcohol, and tobacco was put under a microscope by Standards & Practices; the character George Liquor had his last name removed from one episode and made only sporadic appearances due to opposition from the network, right down to axing an entire scene with him from "Rubber Nipple Salesman", forcing Spumco to change a Liquor cameo in "Haunted House" into a parody of Doug Funnie (a scene that got edited out in reruns anyway) and rejecting an episode idea starring him (which prompted the crew to improvise the story for "Fire Dogs" in an afternoon), while "Powdered Toast Man", featuring The Pope, removed a cross from his hat and credited the character simply as "The Man with the Pointy Hat", and the ending scene of Toast Man carelessly using the Constitution and Bill of Rights as kindling for a fire got edited out after it's initial airing, which ironically ruined the episodes satirical message of how easily authority and power are abused.

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** One of the biggest sources of friction was over censorship. Nickelodeon was always uneasy with the gross-out nature of the show's humor, and sent constant revisions to every single episode; "Nurse Stimpy" had a good chunk of footage axed before it got to air (specifically a gag involving a leech being used on Ren) and they even kept one finished episode, "Man's Best Friend", off the air due to its violent and scatological content. As a general rule, anything that had to do with religion, politics, alcohol, and tobacco was put under a microscope by Standards & Practices; the character George Liquor had his last name removed from one episode and made only sporadic appearances due to opposition from the network, right down to axing an entire scene with him from "Rubber Nipple Salesman", forcing Spumco to change a Liquor cameo in "Haunted House" into a parody of Doug Funnie (a scene that got edited out in reruns anyway) and rejecting an episode idea starring him (which prompted the crew to improvise the story for "Fire Dogs" in an afternoon), while "Powdered Toast Man", featuring The Pope, removed a cross from his hat and credited the character simply as "The Man with the Pointy Hat", and the ending scene of Toast Man carelessly using the Constitution and Bill of Rights as kindling for a fire got edited out after it's its initial airing, which ironically ruined the episodes episode's satirical message of how easily authority and power are abused.
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