History WesternAnimation / TheRenandStimpyShow

25th Sep '16 6:05:12 AM tropower
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* VerySpecialEpisode: ''My Shiny Friend''[[note]]Which was made during the Games Animation era.[[/note]] is perhaps the closest this show comes to having one. It vaguely addresses addiction, presumably without trying to be too preachy (i.e., as far as the writers are concerned; especially about [[DrugsAreBad one certain subject in particular]]). While the ([[TruthInTelevision not entirely]]) ridiculous premise of Stimpy being "addicted" to TV[[note]]As a result of {{Flanderization}}.[[/note]] may seem like the norm for this show, this episode is nonetheless being completely serious about it, while at the same time, still being a comedy.[[note]]Stimpy appears to be praying to be cured...only to pray for "his TV". Later, he appears to be "cured" of his addiction to TV...but is now [[TheGamblingAddict addicted to gambling]] instead.[[/note]]

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* VerySpecialEpisode: ''My Shiny Friend''[[note]]Which was made during the Games Animation era.[[/note]] is perhaps the closest this show comes to having one. It vaguely addresses addiction, presumably without trying to be too preachy (i.e., as far as the writers are concerned; especially about [[DrugsAreBad one certain subject in particular]]). While the ([[TruthInTelevision not entirely]]) ridiculous premise of Stimpy being "addicted" to TV[[note]]As a result of {{Flanderization}}.[[/note]] may seem like the norm for this show, this episode is nonetheless being completely serious about it, in adressing this problem, while at the same time, still being a comedy.[[note]]Stimpy appears to be praying to be cured...only to pray for "his TV". Later, he appears to be "cured" of his addiction to TV...but is now [[TheGamblingAddict addicted to gambling]] instead.[[/note]]


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** Another potential candidate is ''Ren's Pecs''[[note]]Also made during the Games era.[[/note]], which deals with body issues, and what can happen after getting cosmetic / plastic surgery. Case in point, in a reverse of Stimpy's Big Day / The Big Shot, Ren becomes famous, but not only does he become a total jerk, there is no reunion, and Ren doesn't even recognize Stimpy when he (Stimpy) is working as a waiter.
24th Sep '16 11:47:38 AM tropower
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** ''The Big Shot'':
-->'''Ren''': I'll watch some TV. I'll help me to RELAX!



-->Our yaks are really large...

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-->Our yaks are really large...[[note]]And they smell like rotting beef carcasses!...[[/note]]
24th Sep '16 11:40:23 AM tropower
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* TakeThatAudience: In the first episode, Ren berates Stimpy for "watching cartoons even though he's a full-grown cat", and tells him that "cartoons will rot your brain".

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* TakeThatAudience: In the first episode, Ren berates Stimpy for "watching cartoons even though he's a being "a full-grown cat", cat, still watching cartoons", and tells him that "cartoons will rot ruin your brain".mind".[[note]]Although, it's more likely a deliberate mocking of the idea, and the parents and MoralGuardians who (even now) still like to think that that really is what watching TV (let alone cartoons) actually does.[[/note]]
23rd Sep '16 7:47:05 PM tropower
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** ''Stimpy'' of all people does something like this at the end of ''My Shiny Friend''. After his TV addiction has been cured, it turns out that his addiction has turned to gambling; as the screen fades to black we hear him mutter a frustrated "Crap!"


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* VerySpecialEpisode: ''My Shiny Friend''[[note]]Which was made during the Games Animation era.[[/note]] is perhaps the closest this show comes to having one. It vaguely addresses addiction, presumably without trying to be too preachy (i.e., as far as the writers are concerned; especially about [[DrugsAreBad one certain subject in particular]]). While the ([[TruthInTelevision not entirely]]) ridiculous premise of Stimpy being "addicted" to TV[[note]]As a result of {{Flanderization}}.[[/note]] may seem like the norm for this show, this episode is nonetheless being completely serious about it, while at the same time, still being a comedy.[[note]]Stimpy appears to be praying to be cured...only to pray for "his TV". Later, he appears to be "cured" of his addiction to TV...but is now [[TheGamblingAddict addicted to gambling]] instead.[[/note]]
** On the other hand, ''The Littlest Giant''[[note]]Which was made during the John K. / Spumco era.[[/note]] comes somewhat closer, as it essentially addresses bullying, and what kind of effect(s) it can have on people (let alone poor Stimpy).
** On the other, other hand, as far as John K. himself is concerned, ''Son of Stimpy'' may as well be a meta example, as it addresses...what he feels are cheap film tricks used to create what he sees as fake "pathos".
13th Sep '16 12:19:22 PM nomuru2d
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** Another example is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6KjNmN2BA the ending of "Svën Höek"]] where, after gruesomely describing how he's going to tear Stimpy and Sven's lips out, then gouge out their eyes, then rip out their arms, Ren simply states he's going to hit them and then they're going to fall. Possibly averted because, by that line, the tension is so high, and Ren so calmly angry, that it comes across as the most disturbingly sadistic act. Must be how Ren says he's going to look down on them and laugh.

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** Another example is [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6KjNmN2BA com/watch?v=0bme0JpXQUg the ending of "Svën Höek"]] where, after gruesomely describing how he's going to tear Stimpy and Sven's lips out, then gouge out their eyes, then rip out their arms, Ren simply states he's going to hit them and then they're going to fall. Possibly averted because, by that line, the tension is so high, and Ren so calmly angry, that it comes across as the most disturbingly sadistic act. Must be how Ren says he's going to look down on them and laugh.
10th Sep '16 8:19:04 PM Venatius
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* AntiVillain: George Liquor in "Man's Best Friend", largely due to his [[GoodIsNotNice overzealous belief in discipline begetting love]] making him more than willing to go over the line to enforce it. This stems from the characters roots as a parody of ultra-conservative, right winger personalities.

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* AntiVillain: George Liquor in "Man's Best Friend", largely due to his [[GoodIsNotNice overzealous belief in discipline begetting love]] making him more than willing to go over the line to enforce it. This stems from the characters roots root's as a parody of ultra-conservative, right winger personalities.personalities (such as John Kricfalusi's father, according to WordOfGod).
10th Sep '16 8:13:24 PM Venatius
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**The Games Animation splash, depicting Stimpy in a milkman's uniform, is a response taking ownership of John Kricfalusi's comment that handing the animation over to them would be like handing "an unedited show to the milkman and have him finish it for ya."
24th Aug '16 12:06:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlandNameProduct: One of the perks of life as a hermit for Ren it that he can finally listen to his "[[ArethaFranklin Urethra Franklin]]" albums.

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* BlandNameProduct: One of the perks of life as a hermit for Ren it that he can finally listen to his "[[ArethaFranklin "[[Music/ArethaFranklin Urethra Franklin]]" albums.
17th Aug '16 2:54:41 PM CaptainTedium
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* In the episode "Stimpy's Fan Club", Ren is so distraught at disappointing Stimpy that he tears open his fur and hands Stimpy a dagger for him to stab him in the chest.

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* *OpenShirtTaunt: In the episode "Stimpy's Fan Club", Ren is so distraught at disappointing Stimpy that he tears open his fur and hands Stimpy a dagger for him to stab him in the chest.
2nd Aug '16 12:03:02 PM tropower
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* DudeNotFunny: Deliberately invoked (along with other tropes) in the "Son of Stimpy" episode in order to prove a point, as detailed under DeconstructiveParody.
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