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Voiced by: John Kricfalusi (seasons 1-2, Adult Party Cartoon), Billy West (a few episodes in season 2; seasons 3-5)
"They think Iím crazy. But I know better. It is not I who am crazy - it is I who am MAD!"An asthmatic Chihuahua prone to psychotic breakdowns and acts of violence. Whatever he does, expect for it to be somehow materially motivated.
- Adaptational Villainy: He was hardly a nice guy in the original show, but Adult Party Cartoon ramps up his bad qualities while reducing or outright excising his good ones.
- All Men Are Perverts: Just watch "Naked Beach Frenzy" and you'll know what we mean.
- Ambiguous Disorder: He is a really, really messed up individual.
- Ambiguously Bi: Word of God says Ren likes human women, but "when you look like Ren, you take what you can get".
- Anti-Role Model: Stimpy thinks otherwise, though (but then, he's Stimpy...).
- Ax-Crazy: He's usually prone to psychotic fits of fury for little to no reason at times. This is not played for laughs in some episodes, however.
- Berserk Button:
- Don't mess with his belongings.
- Stimpy's dumbness is a large pet peeve of his.
- "YOU EEDIOT!"
- "YOU SICK LITTLE MONKEY!"
- "Five bucks!"
- "WHAT EEEZ IT, MAN?!"
- "YOU FAT, BLOATED EEDIOT!"
- "YOU WOOORM!"
- "YOU FILTHY SWINE!"note
- Butt-Monkey: Gets put through Amusing Injuries sometimes, such as in "Stimpy's Invention". More often than not it's his own fault.
- The Chew Toy: In the original series, though he deserves most of it, given his jerky nature.
- Civilized Animal: Except when he's not...
- Collector of the Strange: Opera records, uncurable diseases, dinosaur droppings, and celebrity wigs. Glass coffee tables in "Ren Needs Help".
- Comedic Sociopathy: Acts pretty sociopathic at times, and it's almost always played for comedy. Actually deconstructed in "Ren Seeks Help", when his sociopathy isn't played for laughs and he goes to a psychiatrist to "seek help".
- Cry Cute:
- In "Stimpy's Fan Club" when admitting to Stimpy that all he wants is to be loved by someone.
- In "Ren's Toothache" after all his teeth were ruined.
- Did this in "Fake Dad" while saying goodbye to Kowalski.
- Does this in "Son Of Stimpy" when Stimpy left him to look for his sentient fart-son.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes. "What's so secret about that spot?"
- Depraved Bisexual: He has sex with Stimpy and feels attracted to women, while he's not the most stable person to be around.
- Dogs Are Dumb: Averted. Ren is rather intelligent and most definitely very cunning. Besides...as far he's concerned, it's cats who are dumb, especially one in particular.note
- Enfant Terrible: It is shown in "Ren Seeks Help" that he enjoyed torturing and mutilating animals as a child.
- Enraged by Idiocy: More like "Enrage By Eediocy". Stimpy's idiocy is what usually gets to him.
- Expressive Ears: His huge ears tend to go downwards whenever he's depressed.
- Face Palm: Does this frequently. Best example is in "To Salve And Salve Not" when he does the after going insane for about five seconds and his face cracking and turning blue.
- Freak-Out: Extremely prone to them, as he's both neurotic and psychopathic. Surprisingly for a cartoon, however, his freak outs tend to be very realistic.
- Freudian Excuse:
- He explains his tendency to be violent with "the first sensation I felt in my life was unspeakable pain. From then on, I wanted to inflict the pain on others!". He was referring to a doctor who slapped him on the buttocks right after the carriage.
- It is implied that his life growing up was anything but sane; one scene shows Ren's father intending to give Ren a pistol to kill a frog with, but his mother quickly intervenes....and passes Ren a chainsaw instead.
- Funny Schizophrenia: "Hermit Ren". His Sanity Slippage was extremely disturbing and borderline creepy, every second of it, but it was Played for Laughs.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It does not take much to piss him off.
- The Hedonist: Many of the things he does is just to make himself happy.
- Heroic Dog: Of the Sociopathic Hero variety.
- The Hermit: In the episode "Hermit Ren".
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Word of God confirmed that the "heterosexual" part varies depending on what is funnier for a specific episode.
- Humanlike Foot Anatomy: He's a chihuahua, and has human-like feet.
- Hypocrite: It's jarring to see Ren smack Kowalski for smoking in "Fake Dad", telling him that smoking is unhealthy... but in many episodes of "Red and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon" we see Ren smoke constantly.
- I Am Not Weasel: He was mistaken for a number of other animals, like a rat, cat and even a mosquito.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: Says this word for word in 'Stimpy's Fan Club'.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: And how.
- Insane Equals Violent: Sort of averted here. Ren is both insane and violent, but almost never at the same time. It's very scarce for him to perform acts of violence when he's having his psychotic Freak Outs. To the Pain monologues, on the other hand...
- The Insomniac: Outside of the episode Insomniac Ren, his sleeping habits don't seem all that healthy. One episode showed Ren sleeping during the day, which is a symptom of insomnia.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: Something he complains about in "Sven Hoek" and "Stimpy's Fan Club". Also, Stimpy seems to be his only friend and admirer.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Even moreso than Stimpy, but he usually brings it on himself.
- It's All About Me: Ren is frequently selfish and inconsiderate (when not outright abusive) to Stimpy. This was a more nuanced vice in the Spumco made episodes, though took over his personality in many Games episodes.
- Jerkass: Sociopathic, dyspeptic, and abusive to Stimpy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the original series. More of a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk in the Games episodes (with the odd exception), but returns to his old personality in some episodes of Adult Party Cartoon!
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Had his moments in the Games episodes, where he would of have a selfish motive behind his kinder actions.
- Kick the Morality Pet: To Stimpy frequently.
- Knight of Cerebus: In most cases of his epic freak outs. When pushed to his mental limit, Ren becomes genuinely terrifying and disturbing. Some of them are quite dark for an ostensibly "kids cartoon"; it seems as though the aim of several of his freak outs weren't exactly to incite laughter from the audience, but for pure shock value. Take, for a good example, this scene where he very realistically descends into madness while contemplating murdering Stimpy.note
- Lack of Empathy: It comes with being a sociopath.
- Large Ham: Usually during his freak-outs.
- Laughing Mad: Frequently - John Kricfalusi admitted Billy West did the most extreme laughs, seeing as John isn't a professional voice actor and was unable to laugh madly enough.
- Lean and Mean: A huge sociopath, and very thin.
- Man Hug: Not very manly in some instances, like "Stimpy's Fan Club".
- The Mentally Disturbed: Pretty well sums him up.
- The Napoleon: Much smaller than Stimpy, and is Ax-Crazy. Although how much taller he is than Stimpy varies depending on the scene, he is much more aggressive either way.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Ren is one of a long line of cartoon characters who have a voice based on Peter Lorre.
- No Indoor Voice: Constantly yelling even when he isn't angry.
- No Respect Guy: He doesn't get much respect from anybody but Stimpy.
- Odd Couple: With Stimpy.
- Odd Friendship: One has to wonder how they became best friends in the first place. Stimpy is a Kindhearted Simpleton whereas Ren is an Ax-Crazy Jerkass.
- Older Than They Look: Pursuant to "I Was a Teenage Stimpy", he is much older than his best friend, maybe even around 60 years old in human age.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Billy West's voicing for Ren had a very erratic dialect to say the least. Kricfalusi had some moments too, but far more subtle.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: If Ren is acting calm whilst pissed off, you're fucked.
- Psychopathic Manchild: A total psychopath, and sometimes childish.
- Sanity Slippage: Too many of them, but the most infamous examples are "Stimpy's Fanclub", "Space Madness" and "Hermit Ren". "Ren Needs Help" turns this Up to Eleven.
- The Scrooge: He can have some greedy tendencies.
- Seme: In 'Adult Party Cartoon', he explicitly states himself as this.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Stimpy's Sensitive Guy.
- Shorter Means Smarter: This varies, of course, due to the Off Modelness of the show - sometimes, Ren would be Stimpy's height, others, he would be noticeably smaller. No matter what his size is, though, he's smarter than Stimpy in comparison.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Ren thinks of himself pretty highly.
- Sociopathic Hero: He's considered a hero and is a psychopathic jerk.
- Straw Nihilist: Would have been revealed to be one in the unmade episode "Life Sucks". He spends the whole episode telling Stimpy about the horrors of humanity and hammering into him that life is meaningless, horrible and stupid.
- Strong Family Resemblance:
- Averted with Sven. He has some typical canine traits, but in general resembles Stimpy much more than Ren, both in terms of appearance and personality.
- Ren's father would either resemble Ren physically, albeit taller (Ren Seeks Help), or look more like Sven (Hermit Ren). His mother looks like him more.
- Talking Animal: A talking chihuahua.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the Games episodes. One could argue he's no less sociopathic under Spumco's pen, but he lacks as many redeeming moments of genuine empathy or repentance (or reveals them to have a insincere or selfish ambition). According to Bill Wray, the series was actually pressured to make Ren meaner in the Games era (a complete contrast to the mandates of the Spumco seasonsnote ). Some accounts even suggest some softer moments for Ren were intended in episodes such as "Ren's Pecs" and "Sammy And Me", but were omitted to befit this mandate.
- Tranquil Fury: He can get so angry that he becomes eerily pleasant, which is best shown at the end of Sven Hoek.
- True Companions: With Stimpy.note
- Tsundere: Borderline type A.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Many of the misfortunes he gets are played for laughs.
- Villain Protagonist: In The Games episodes and the occasional episodes of Adult Party Cartoon.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Type A with Stimpy. The vitriol is mostly one sided on his part.
- Vocal Evolution:
- When Kricfalusi returned to voicing Ren in Adult Party Cartoon, his pitch was somewhat deeper and gravelier, with his resemblance to Peter Lorre being more blatant. Allegedly this was because Kricfalusi had trouble making his voice sound right via pitch shifting.
- Billy West underwent a similar evolution. His initial roles as Ren were more helium pitched. When decided he could reproduce the voice without pitch shifting, he continue the role in his natural voice. He also started to mimic Kricfalusi's version less, his accent becoming less pronounced and the tone more nasal and hammy.
- Your Size May Vary: Ren will often be either the same height as Stimpy or much smaller.
Stimpson J. Cat
Voiced by: Billy West, Eric Bauza (Adult Party Cartoon)
"I'm hiding in the closet...like an idiot."Stimpy is an overweight manx catnote with no...er, well, let's say "little" brains (though not as extremely little as, say, Ralph Wiggum) and a big heart. Despite having to deal with Ren's insanity and violence, he manages to put up with everything.note
- Adorkable: His goofiness and interest in inventing gives him this.note
- All-Loving Hero: He does not dislike anybody. In fact, he is never mad at Ren despite how much the latter is mean to him.
- Ambiguously Gay: Prominent in the original series (unlike Ren, he was never portrayed as attracted to any female character, though the very first episode showed Stimpy as a chick magnet when he became famous).
- In 'The House of Next Tuesday' he uses a gadget to envision himself surrounded by sexy women. And in 'A Visit To Anthony' both characters are seen to have wives.
- Ascended Fanboy: In 'Stimpy's Big Day', he wins a poem writing contest for the chance to meet Muddy Mudskipper, and becomes a big star in Hollywood, doing all sorts of TV shows and commercials, all despite Ren's "cartoons will ruin your mind" rants.
- Beware the Nice Ones:
- He calls out on Ren and is extremely grumpy in "Son of Stimpy".note
- In "Terminal Stimpy", he manages to terrify Ren in a fit of rage.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Yells at Ren in "Son of Stimpy", and goes nuts in "Terminal Stimpy".
- Big Eater: He enjoys eating a lot.
- Break the Cutie: A number of episodes, most notably "Son of Stimpy".note
- Bumbling Sidekick: So bumbling, that Ren would just love to "kick" Stimpy to the "side", but, as stated on the "You Eediot" music album..."He's better, than no one."
- Butt-Monkey: Very much, but not to Ren's extent.
- The Caretaker: To Ren in "Nurse Stimpy".
- Catch-Phrase: "Oh joy!"
- Cats Are Mean: Subverted. Stimpy is a cat and possibly the nicest character on the show. As far as Ren is concerned, he's too stupid to be mean, anyway...
- Cephalothorax: Lampshaded in one episode when he was slated to be hanged with Ren but couldn't because he has no neck.
- Characterization Marches On: In the pilot, Stimpy was more a slightly dopey prop for Ren to bounce off of, whose stupidity wasn't as pronounced, and barely had any speaking lines. The show quickly both evolves Stimpy into an idealistic Cloud Cuckoo Lander, and devolves him into a total "eediot".note Either way, he has almost as many limelight roles as Ren.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He's not totally there at times.
- Collector of the Strange: His magic nose goblins.Stimpy: I picked them myself!
- The Cutie: He is not very bright, but he has a heart of gold. Ren would disagree about him being "cute", though.
- The Ditz: He's not called an "eediot" by Ren for nothing.
- Dumb Is Good: Except for when dumb is just...well, dumb.
- Determinator: He stopped at nothing to find Stinky when he got lost in "Son Of Stimpy".
- Ensemble Darkhorse: An in-universe example. Just ask Ren:
- Extreme Doormat: Comes with the territory of being an "eediot".
- Expressive Ears: Rather small ears, but they are still pretty good at this.
- Fat Best Friend: To Ren.
- Fan Of The Underdog: He's the only one who seems to like Ren on this show.
- Fat Idiot: Or as Ren would call him, a "fat bloated eediot".
- Fat Cat: A cat, and is extremely chubby.
- Gasshole: He farts in a few episodes. "Son Of Stimpy" makes it the entire point of the episodenote .
- Genius Ditz: Well, he thinks of and creates his own inventions. Some of which actually work, although their level of usefulness to humanity is unimpressive at best, and absolutely zero at worstnote , making it more a subversion.
- Heavy Sleeper: Quite a few times. Ren would be awake at night and screaming, and not bothering Stimpy one single little bit!
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: On Stimpy's side, however, this was highly debatable in the Nickelodeon days of the show, with many thinking that Stimpy was either asexual, bisexual with no proof, or just Straight Gay. Adult Party Cartoon confirms the last implication.
- Humanlike Foot Anatomy: Subverted, except when it's not. He's usually toeless, but then again, how else would he know the feeling of squishing kitty litter between them?...
- I Am Not Weasel: George Liquor has mistaken him for a dog, but didn't change his stance in this matter even after being corrected by Stimpy.
- Inelegant Blubbering: He's quite a sight when sad or otherwise hurt. He'll either do this, or outright cry.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: In various close-ups you can see that he has them.
- Innocently Insensitive: He acts unintentionally annoying to Ren.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: Stimpy enjoys knitting.
- Iron Butt Monkey: He often gets beat up by Ren but still remains as happy as ever.
- Jerkass Ball: Similar to Ren, while the Games seasons mostly remained loyal to his original Kindhearted Simpleton persona, there are more frequent instances of Stimpy acting obnoxious, spoilt or high order Innocently Insensitive when the plot requires it.note
- Kindhearted Simpleton: Not easy when you live with somebody like Ren.
- Mad Scientist: Well, more like "Stupid Scientist". In any case, he does this in his spare time, when he's not hanging around with Ren.
- Man Child: Has the mindset of a small boy.
- Morality Chain: To Ren, to an extent - we can't be sure due to cases of Depending on the Writer.
- Mistaken for Pregnant: In "Stimpy's Pregnant", Stimpy is thought to be pregnant but he was actually constipated the whole time. When Doctor Mister Horse finds out about this, he chooses to not tell them about it and the duo still believe Stimpy was actually pregnant.
- Mr Seahorse:
- Subverted in "Stimpy's Pregnant", where he was Mistaken for Pregnant. But not that Ren or Stimpy ever found out.
- Played straight in "Son of Stimpy", where his fart comes to life, and the latter even refers to Stimpy as "Dad".
- Nice Guy: Stimpy is friendly to everyone, even Ren.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice is based on Larry Fine from The Three Stooges.
- Odd Couple: With Ren. An understatement, but an example nonetheless.
- Odd Friendship: One has to wonder how they became best friends in the first place. Stimpy is a Kindhearted Simpletonnote whereas Ren is an Ax-Crazy Jerkass.
- The Pollyanna: Except for "Ren Seeks Help", when he finally loses it. A draft for In The Army did have him chewing out Ren for getting them into trouble multiple times, but it seemed out of character for him, so they changed it.
- The Quiet One: Only has three lines in "Big House Blues".
- Reed Richards Is Useless: If Stimpy has the money and genius to make inventions like the Happy Helmet, why doesn't he sell some of them so that he and Ren won't have to keep changing jobs?
- Red Is Heroic: He has red fur.
- Sanity Slippage: Even the always-happy Stimpy has had these, but he doesn't have them as much as Ren.
- Played for Laughs in "Hermit Ren" when Ren left him.
- Also briefly loses it in "Nurse Stimpy". He gets over it pretty quick, however.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Ren's Manly Man. So sensitive in fact, he's willing to cry over the, uh..."son" he had "lost".
- Simpleton Voice: Modeled after another famous Cloudcuckoolander, Larry Fine.
- Species Surname: His last name is "Cat".
- Stealth Pun: He's a "maroon" colored cat, and as we all know...He's a complete "maroon"
- Stupid Good: A complete moron, and is one of the good guys. Even if it is implied that he doesn't even know what the words "good" and "evil" even mean...
- Talking Animal: A talking cat.
- Talkative Loon: Although he's still a "loon" either way, he gets like this in Blazing Entrails:Diddle diddle fiddle piddle poodle piddle poodle racky sacky want some seafood mama.
- Token Good Teammate: Probably the only character who isn't a jerk in any way. But at worst he can be Innocently Insensitive.
- Uke: In "Adult Party Cartoon", as explicitly stated by Ren.
- White Gloves: Don't ask why he has fingernails over them, though.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Type A with Ren.
- Volumetric Mouth: Mainly when he cries.
Other Recurring Characters
"No, sir. I don't like it."Mr. Horse is perhaps the Only Sane Man. But he might be the Ax-Crazy one, too. He was a doctor, a psychologist, a psychically unbalanced creep, a war hero, a spokesman for the United Nations, an airplane pilot and many, many more. Who knows what he really is?
- A Dog Named "Dog": A horse named "Mr. Horse".
- Catch-Phrase: "No sir, I don't / didn't like it."
- Deadpan Snarker: At times.
- Mask of Sanity: Comes across as the Only Sane Man in several episodes, but there's a few instances where he shows signs that he may not be all that he seems. In "Rubber Nipple Salesmen" he'd kidnapped a walrus and in "Ren Seeks Help" he fully intended to shoot Ren after hearing about his issues.
- New Job as the Plot Demands: Depending on the episode, he's shown with various different jobs.
- Only Sane Man: He does have his crazy moments, though.
- Renaissance Man: He has had many jobs.
- Talking Animal: A talking horse.
- Thinking Tic: When asked what he thinks of something, he rubs his chin with his hoof and puckers his lips saying "Hmm...", before inevitably replying "No sir, I don't like it."
- Writer on Board
George Liquor, American
Voiced by: Michael Pataki
"It's discipline that begets love!"George Liquor is an American so conservative, he thinks Republicans are communists. However, that part of his character was expanded in his own cartoon, The Goddamn George Liquor Program - in The Ren & Stimpy Show, he's portrayed as a man with a strong faith in rules and discipline. He's only made 2 appearances on the show, due to the Nickelodeon execs' absolute condemnation for the character.
- Ax-Crazy: Almost to Ren's extent.
- Bowdlerize: His last name "Liquor" was censored with a Record Needle Scratch Sound-Effect Bleep in original Nickelodeon airings of the show due to the alcohol reference (according to Word of God, Nick also interpreted the name as a play on "lick her").
- "What's this crap?!" and "HELLO! I'M GEORGE LIQUOR! AMERICAN!"
- "A smart-mouth, huh? A smart-mouth!!"
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He made only two appearances in the show (one of which was banned for a long duration of time), Nickelodeon allegedly hated the character and were willing to let Kricfalusi take the rights to Liquor with him following his departure. A third Liquor appearance was planned for Adult Party Cartoon but only made it to storyboard stages by the time of its cancellation.
- Comedic Sociopath: Mentally unstable, and it is played for comedy.
- Eaglelander: How many people do you know introduce themselves with their nationality?
- Jerkass: Probably unintentionally. He scares Ren at times.
- Good Is Not Nice: George firmly believes in discipline and rules, but takes them to an overzealous extreme.
- Large Ham: Courtesy of Michael Pataki.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In "Man's Best Friend".
- Line-of-Sight Name: Meta-example; in an interview with Wild Cartoon Kingdom #1, John K said that he instantly conceived the character upon seeing a sign for a (now long gone) liquor store◊ in Van Nuys, California which was named George's Liquor (although the S had fallen off by the time John saw it).
- Stepford Smiler: Even when Ren was beating him up.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: A strange example of a fictional character being one in real life. The episode with him getting brutally beaten up by Ren was one of the reasons for John Kricfalusi's firing.
Victor and Victor's dad
Victor voiced by Danny Cooksey
- Arch-Enemy: Victor, for Ren and Stimpy.
- The Bully: Like father, like son.
- Big Bad: Victor is probably the closest thing to the show's main antagonist.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Victor is indeed aware of himself being a bully and even carries a card with him being a certified bully on it.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Victor's dad was disappointed in Victor for giving Stimpy the Christmas underwear his mother lovingly stitched.
- For the Evulz: Their main motivation for most things.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Victor
- Jerkass: They are even worse than Ren. That definitely is saying something.
- Karma Houdini: Victor got away with beating up Ren, Stimpy, and Anthony in "A Visit to Anthony's". However he and his dad got their comeuppance in their next appearance, when they accidentally drove off a cliff.
- Killed Off for Real: In their second appearance, Victor's father accidentally drove off a cliff and they are not seen again after this.
- Victor has a cameo in 'Stupid Sidekicks Union.'
- Knight of Cerebus: Victor is known for being the most malicious and unpleasant character who has probably appeared on the show. And probably, he and his father are the only true antagonists in the show.
- Perma-Stubble: Victor's dad has this.
- Sadist: Both of them.
- Smoking Is Cool: Victor's Dad.
Voiced by: Gary Owens
- Adam Westing: It's Gary Owens using his Space Ghost voice.
- Badass Preacher: His secret identity is that of a "cool youth deacon."
- Breakout Character: He started out as a segment.
- Crossover: Received one with Spider-Man during the series' Marvel Comics run. In addition to a brawl between the two superheroes, it also featured cameos by Mary Jane Watson and even Stan Lee.
- Catch-Phrase: "Leave everything to me!" and "POWDEEEEEEEEEEERED TOOOOOOOAAAAST MAAAAAAAAAAAN!"
- Catholic School Girls Rule: His assistant and implied love interest is one.
- Destructive Savior: He once tried delivering the President to a sickly boy at Mach 5, accidentally incinerating him. Later in that same episode he destroys most of the planet fighting Waffle Woman.
- Distress Call: He gets these frequently.
- Gasshole: Farts frequently.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: He is prone to making these."This lead pipe will foil your plans!""Lead? Foil? You're mixing your metal-phores."
- Large Ham: "POWDEEEEEERED TOAAAAAAST MAAAAAAN!"
- Something Person: A "Powdered Toast Man."
- Super Zeroes
- 10-Minute Retirement: In "Waffle Woman Vs. Powdered Toastman" after failing Little Johnny.
Voiced by Harris Peet
- Alliterative Name: Muddy Mundslipper.
- Catch-Phrase: "Ya lousy bum."
- Interspecies Romance: In "Jerry the Bellybutton Elf," he brings his human girlfriend to a party, where she promptly eats all the clam dip.
- Jerkass: A complete grouch in real life.
- Nice Character, Mean Actor: He may act nice on his show but is most certainly not in real life.
- Seldom-Seen Species: You don't see mudskippers that often in cartoons.
- Shout-Out: Play on Woody Woodpecker.
- Voiced by: Cheryl Chase
- Blind Driving: While she's driving an RV in "Road Apples," we see in the rear view mirror reflection that her eyes are closed.
- Collector of the Strange: Dirty diapers.
- The Faceless: Although we do see the back of her blond head while she drives an RV in "Road Apples."
- Parental Substitute: To Ren and Stimpy in "Big Baby Scam."
- Sideboob: Shown while bathing with the rest of her family in "Big Baby Scam."
- Women Drivers: Drives an RV while watching tv and reading a magazine at the same time.
The Fire Chief
The Fire ChiefVoiced by Harris Peet
- Ax-Crazy: Beat up Haggis Mc Haggis with a shovel and is implied to have tortured Ren and Stimpy when they were dressed up as clowns.
- Berserk Button: CIRCUS MIDGETS!
- Catch-Phrase: "I've had it UP TO HERE WITH THE LIKES OF YOU PEOPLE!! (beat) Oh. I'm sorry, I thought you were circus midgets."
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Large Ham
It's That Man Again
Abner Dimwitt and Ewalt Nitwitt
- Dumb Muscle: He is very buff and stupid.
- Fat Idiot: It's more muscle than fat, but he's still dumb.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He violently lashes out when frustrated, such as the time he atomized a sofa with his bare hands, then did the same thing to Stimpy.
- Noodle Incident: He's serving a lengthy prison sentence for unspecified crimes against humanity. Also when Ren made him pull down his pants to spank him, we never see what it is but whatever Ren saw, he sadly made Kowalski pull his pants up because of it, Word of God... ok Billy West actually answered it's "Anything you can imagine"!
- Psychopathic Man Child: Subverted as he is only seven.
- Smoking Is Cool: At one point in "Fake Dad" he attempts to smoke all the cigarettes, only to be stopped by Ren.
- Trademark Favorite Food:
- Meat. During a picnic, when Ren asks him what kind of sandwich he wants, Kowalski replies, "MEAT!". When Ren asks what bread he wants for his sandwich, Kowalski answers, "MEAT!"
- Kowalski also enjoys candy. In one episode, Kowalski has a stomach ache from eating too much candy during his prison stay.
- Third-Person Person: Has a tendency to speak this way.
- Younger Than They Look: He has a stubble and a gruff voice, but is only seven.
Voiced by Jack CarterA former cartoon producer, first introduced in the episode "Stimpy's Cartoon", to whom the years have not been kind. He showed up in a few other shorts as a stock "rambling, crazy old man" character.
- Body Horror: In "Stimpy's Cartoon" we see a hermit crab crawl into his head, his ear falls off and when he takes off his glasses, his eyes and nose come off with them. Worst of all is when his arms tear off.
- Rambling Old Man Monologue: He's prone to this. In one episode, he's rambling to another old man who promptly dies. Cobb fails to notice and goes right on talking.
- Really 700 Years Old: He rants about yanking off Thomas Jefferson's "silly powdered wig", suggesting that he was alive during the Colonial era. In another episode, he claims to have been there when the first prehistoric life-form crawled out of the sea, and that he was the one who killed the dinosaurs.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: "Walter Lantz! No-account son of a bus driver..."
- Those Wacky Nazis: "World War I...there I was, up to my elbows in Nazis..."
The Shaven Yak
Old Man Hunger
- Baleful Polymorph: Averted. He shows no angst over turning into a beaver-man.
- Dirty Old Man
- Mad Libs Catchphrase: "I just LOVE skinny (verb)!"
- Naked People Are Funny: He's always seen naked, with his behind poorly censored by a bandage.
- Sadist: Stomps on Ren and Beats Stimpy with his newly-acquired beaver tail, all the while with a smile on his face.
- Voiced by: Alan Young
- Asshole Victim: Gets beaten up by the fire chief after tearing up his son's favourite pair of undies.
- Ax-Crazy: Finds humour in beating up his dog.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: The one time we see up his kilt, we see he has no nethers.
- Berserk Button: Overcooking his eggs and not being given chutney.
- Cloudcuckoolander: In "Scotsman In Space".
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Large Ham
- Nice Hat
- Violent Glaswegian: "The Scotsman beats his dog!"
- Ascended Extra: He only appeared once in the show but frequently appeared more often in the Marvel Comic book.
- Collector of the Strange: Band-Aids and spit.
- The Ditz: Similarly to Stimpy, which is one of the ways they get along so quickly.
- Dogs Are Dumb: He's a dog and as dumb as Stimpy.
- Fat Idiot: Like Stimpy, something they bond over.
- Funny Foreigner: He has something of a different accent to Ren's.
- Nice Hat: Wears a green hat with a feather in it.
Reverend Jack Cheese
A meat-worshipping reverend. Only appears in the episode "Reverend Jack". Voiced by Frank Gorshin.
- Take That!: He is said to be based on John Kricfalusi himself and the problems he caused during the show's first season.
Jerry The Bellybutton Elf
Voiced by Gilbert Gottfried
- Ax-Crazy: When he is given lintloaf.
- Berserk Button: LINTLOAF!?
- Disney Acid Sequence: "Climb Inside My World".
- Does Not Like Spam: LINTLOAF?!?!?!?!
- Eldritch Abomination: As Contorno, Lord of Chaos.
- Hulking Out: He turns into a giant bacon monster upon being given lintloaf.
- Large Ham : Duh, it's Gilbert Gottfried. Also literally since he morphs into a giant porkchop.
Voiced by Bob Camp
A small green ghost that spends his entire appearance trying to scare Ren and Stimpy and failing miserably. Only appears in the episode "Haunted House".
- Back from the Dead: At the end of the episode.
- Driven to Suicide: He's already dead to begin with, but when he gives up on trying to scare the duo, he drinks a bottle of poison to try anyway—and inexplicably comes back to life as a jolly fat black guy, who promptly drives off in a convertible.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Not exactly villainous of sorts, but he is pretty hapless at getting so much as a look of surprise out of Ren and Stimpy.
- Nice Hat
- No Name Given
Yes, THAT Ralph Bakshi. He appears solely in Fire Dogs II, with Ren and Stimpy hanging out with him.
- Ax-Crazy: LITERALLY! When he has a nightmare about Circus Midgets.
- Adam Westing: Yes, that really is Ralph Bakshi playing himself.
- Body Horror: He was originally the Fire Chief, but he inexplicably morphs into Bakshi before our very eyes.
- Fan Disservice: The scene where he's on the toilet.
- Speech Impediment: He speaks with a lateral lisp such as pronouncing "Piss" as "Pith".
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: While the Fire Chief hates Circus Midgets... he fears them!
World-renowned fitness guru and socialite gadfly.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: He admits that his well-proportioned torso wasn't a result of working out, but from having the excess fat in his legs surgically transplanted.
- Hunk: Once you get past the fact that his head is a globe, he's pretty impressive.
- Informed Attribute: While Stimpy introduces him as a fitness guru, he's never worked out a day in his life.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's a lazier version of Charles Atlas.