History WesternAnimation / TheRippingFriends

8th Apr '16 8:15:02 PM rjd1922
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* TheAce: Rip. In a twelve episode series where every character has at least one spotlight, Rip is the central character in at least three episodes. He's often shown as the strongest, angriest, and most impulsive in a universe where brute strength and anger are superpowers.



* GrossoutShow: Not as much as ''Ren&Stimpy'', but there were moments of this (and there would have been a lot more if John Kricfalusi had more control of the show).

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* GrossoutShow: Not as much as ''Ren&Stimpy'', ''Ren & Stimpy'', but there were moments of this (and there would have been a lot more if John Kricfalusi had more control of the show).



* TheAce: Rip. In a twelve episode series where every character has at least one spotlight, Rip is the central character in at least three episodes. He's often shown as the strongest, angriest, and most impulsive in a universe where brute strength and anger are superpowers.
12th Mar '16 10:37:35 PM chaokiwi
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* {{Fartillery}}: One episode features Citrocet magically gaining flatulence-based powers and calling himself "Stinky Butt the Foul". His farts are[[GreenLanternRing all-purpose]]: not only are they noxious, but he can fly, create monsters, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking SKYWRITE]] with them.

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* {{Fartillery}}: One episode features Citrocet magically gaining flatulence-based powers and calling himself "Stinky Butt the Foul". His farts are[[GreenLanternRing are[[GreenLanternRing all-purpose]]: not only are they noxious, but he can fly, create monsters, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking SKYWRITE]] with them.
12th Mar '16 10:37:09 PM chaokiwi
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* {{Fartillery}}: One episode features Citrocet magically gaining flatulence-based powers and calling himself "Stinky Butt the Foul". His farts are[[GreenLanternRing all-purpose]]: not only are they noxious, but he can fly, create monsters, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking SKYWRITE]] with them.

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* {{Fartillery}}: One episode features Citrocet magically gaining flatulence-based powers and calling himself "Stinky Butt the Foul". His farts are[[GreenLanternRing are[[GreenLanternRing all-purpose]]: not only are they noxious, but he can fly, create monsters, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking SKYWRITE]] with them.
12th Mar '16 10:36:23 PM chaokiwi
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* {{Fartillery}}: One episode features Citrocet magically gaining flatulence-based powers and calling himself "Stinky Butt the Foul". His farts are[[GreenLanternRing all-purpose]]: not only are they noxious, but he can fly, create monsters, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking SKYWRITE]] with them.

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* {{Fartillery}}: One episode features Citrocet magically gaining flatulence-based powers and calling himself "Stinky Butt the Foul". His farts are[[GreenLanternRing are[[GreenLanternRing all-purpose]]: not only are they noxious, but he can fly, create monsters, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking SKYWRITE]] with them.
20th Feb '16 6:58:29 PM WillKeaton
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* StylisticSuck: As with all John K. cartoons. The goal when drawing the characters on this show was to make them "Stiff, but stylish." as a tribute to old fashioned superhero comic art.

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* StylisticSuck: As with all John K. cartoons. The goal when drawing the characters on this show was to make them "Stiff, but stylish." stylish," as a tribute to old fashioned superhero comic art.
20th Feb '16 6:57:27 PM WillKeaton
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: The Ripping Friends stand for Excessive American Vigilantism, which usually means buttloads of destruction, excessive and abusive violence on all beings, and a general pandering to Right-Wing Extremists. Still, they're definitely the heroes compared to their archenemy Citrus Head, Yugoslavia's most famous Villain/Torture Expert/Tyrant/OmnicidalManiac.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: The Ripping Friends stand for Excessive American Vigilantism, which usually means buttloads of destruction, excessive and abusive violence on all beings, and a general pandering to Right-Wing Extremists. Still, they're definitely the heroes compared to their archenemy Citrus Head, Citrocet, Yugoslavia's most famous Villain/Torture Expert/Tyrant/OmnicidalManiac.



* ChildSoldier: Citrus Head deploys these to take over Europe. They're better fed and healthier than they claim to be, but that's still a ''two-year old girl using an assault rifle'' in a poverty-stricken war-zone. It's about as [[{{Bathos}} funny-disturbing]] as you'd expect.

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* ChildSoldier: Citrus Head Citrocet deploys these to take over Europe. They're better fed and healthier than they claim to be, but that's still a ''two-year old girl using an assault rifle'' in a poverty-stricken war-zone. It's about as [[{{Bathos}} funny-disturbing]] as you'd expect.



** Averted in the episode "Jimmy's Kidnapped": Jimmy might be a moron who gets beaten up by his family on a regular basis, but even he knows what torture is, especially when it's performed by Citrus Head and his Gorilla Head Examiner. Rip and company feel his pain.

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** Averted in the episode "Jimmy's Kidnapped": Jimmy might be a moron who gets beaten up by his family on a regular basis, but even he knows what torture is, especially when it's performed by Citrus Head Citrocet and his Gorilla Head Examiner. Rip and company feel his pain.
20th Feb '16 4:47:48 PM WillKeaton
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''The Ripping Friends'' (2001-2002) was a ''very'' short-lived animated series created by Creator/JohnKricfalusi of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' fame. It was about four brothers who are superheroes: Crag (the leader), Rip, Slab and Chunk. Their chief is their mother, He-Mom, who is a [[LadyLooksLikeADude very masculine woman]]. Their servant and biggest fan is Jimmy the Idiot Boy from ''The George Liquor Show'' (and the "Spumco" production card at the end of the John K-produced episodes of ''Ren and Stimpy''): a brain-dead, idiotic teenager who can't speak properly. Their RoguesGallery included Citrocet, a MadScientist given the ability to use [[{{Fartillery}} farts as a weapon]]; the Indigestible Wad, a living wad of gum; Flathead, a sapient tapeworm and Frictor.

The hallmark of Kricfalusi's work is the custom poses for acting purposes. Unfortunately, as the Canadian studios apparently decided that [[http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2007/10/maintaining-guts-from-department-to.html in order to be successful the show needed to be perfectly on-model]], almost all of the entertainment value that should have existed is gone, and John K. seemingly loathes this series.

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''The Ripping Friends'' (2001-2002) was a ''very'' short-lived animated series created by Creator/JohnKricfalusi of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' fame. It was about four brothers who are superheroes: Crag (the leader), Rip, Slab and Chunk. Their chief is their mother, He-Mom, who is a [[LadyLooksLikeADude very masculine woman]]. Their servant and biggest fan is Jimmy the Idiot Boy from ''The George Liquor Show'' (and the "Spumco" production card at the end of the John K-produced episodes of ''Ren and Stimpy''): a brain-dead, idiotic teenager who can't speak properly. Their RoguesGallery included Citrocet, a MadScientist given the ability to use [[{{Fartillery}} farts as a weapon]]; MadScientist; the Indigestible Wad, a living wad of gum; Flathead, a sapient tapeworm and Frictor.

Frictor.

The hallmark of Kricfalusi's work is the custom poses for acting purposes. Unfortunately, as the Canadian studios apparently decided that [[http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2007/10/maintaining-guts-from-department-to.html in order to be successful the show needed to be perfectly on-model]], on-model,]] almost all of the entertainment value that should have existed is gone, and John K. seemingly loathes this series.
20th Feb '16 1:03:39 PM kome360
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* ChildSoldier: Citrus Head deploys these to take over Europe. They're better fed and healthier than they claim to be, but that's still a ''two-year old girl using an assault rifle'' in a poverty-stricken war-zone. It's about as [[{{Bathos}} funny-disturbing]] as you'd expect.
23rd Jan '16 5:25:04 PM nombretomado
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The series aired on Canada's Teletoon channel and, in America, on FOXKids in the twilight years of the block (and of Saturday morning cartoons in general) and once aired on AdultSwim (since this show, like ''Ren and Stimpy'', looks way too gross and sexual to be considered "children's entertainment") in 2002.

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The series aired on Canada's Teletoon channel and, in America, on FOXKids in the twilight years of the block (and of Saturday morning cartoons in general) and once aired on AdultSwim Creator/AdultSwim (since this show, like ''Ren and Stimpy'', looks way too gross and sexual to be considered "children's entertainment") in 2002.
5th Nov '15 8:39:41 AM kome360
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Jimmy, an ordinary moron, is able to fly perfectly while emulating Pooperman. It's possible that the Ripping Friends let a complete moron wear an anti-gravity device, but... yeah.
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