[[WMG: Ren and Stimpy don't have GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity]]
Episodes that start with Ren and Stimpy poor and homeless are actually them between jobs.

[[WMG: Stimpy is part of the reason Yui Hirasawa from K-On! is somewhat goofy.]]

[[WMG: The theory for this show. WARNING: Major TearJerker material.]]
There was once a young boy who lived in Canada. He was always made fun of in school for always making jokes about boogers and farting. Everyone hated him and called him a disgusting weirdo, even the teachers.

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His only friends were two pets he had at home. One of them was a chihuahua, who, despite being aggressive with strangers, was friendly with his owner. The other was an extremely obese cat who slept a lot, and often ate his own droppings. The boy often drew cartoons of the two doing stuff together, and having weird adventures.

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When the boy was a teenager, the chihuahua attacked a child, and had to be put down. A short time later, the cat died of heart failure. Both animals were buried right next to each other.

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The boy was depressed; the only things left of his two friends were those cartoons he had drawn, so he decided to do something with them.

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Years later, after he had grown up, he went on to become an animator, making an award-winning cartoon series out of his two deceased friends. The boy? John Kricfalusi. The show? Ren and Stimpy.

[[Main/Jossed]]. Stimpy was based off a cat John would constantly doodle in school, and Ren was based off a chihuahua he once saw in a postcard.

[[WMG: Ren and Stimpy are the reincarnations of [[Film/TheThreeStooges Moe and Larry]], respectively.]]

Ren is violent, short-tempered, and domineering like Moe, while Stimpy is more submissive and sweet. To boot, Stimpy's voice is identical to Larry Fine's.

[[WMG: Wilbur Cobb suffers from leprosy]]
Explaining why [[BodyHorror his body seems to be falling apart.]]

[[WMG: Somebody actually ripped ass in the broadcast booth while they were recording the voice track to "Stimpy's Fan Club".]]
And John K. was all, "Yeah, ThrowItIn." I mean, ya gotta admit, that sounded ''real'', man.

[[WMG: Stimpy is a [[Franchise/DoctorWho Time Lord]] and his litter box is his [[TimeyWimeyBall TARDIS.]]]]
Then again, if a litter box was ''your'' first material possession, you'd be attached to it either way.

[[WMG: They're both victims of [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals animal cruelty]].]]
This is the reason Ren acts insane / psychotic /what-have-you, and why Stimpy acts the way he does[[note]]To the point of being implied that he really is "that" stupid (or as [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Walter Peck]] would put it: "grotesquely stupid").[[/note]]. Oh sure, you could say that it's because it suits the gag of the moment, but as far as [[Creator/JohnKricfalusi their creator]] is concerned, it might as well be the above case. After all, the show has a number of instances that are either legitimately meant to get a laugh, or [[Recap/RenandStimpy2x07SonofStimpy appear to be funny, but really aren't]], or in some cases, ambiguous.
[[WMG: Related to the above, Ren has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder]]
That [[Recap/RenandStimpy1x03SpaceMadnessTheBoyWhoCriedRat ice cream bar]] must have meant a lot to him...
* Furthermore, it wasn't the narrator who made Stimpy push "the jolly, candy-like button", it was his space madness, which had taken the form of the narrator.