Recap: Renand Stimpy2x 02 Rens Toothache Mans Best Friend

Ren's Toothache

Ren doesn't bother to brush his teeth at all, so his teeth fall out.

Man's Best Friend

George Liquor (American) buys Ren and Stimpy from a pet store and disciplines them in various ways.

Ren's Toothache contains examples of...

  • Break the Haughty: Ren.
  • Even the Rats Won't Touch It: Ren's breath is so rancid even the flies flying around Stimpy's litter box find it disgusting.
  • Mirror-Cracking Ugly: The first time Ren smiles in the mirror.
  • Write What You Know: The flies reacting to Ren's stench ("Hey-hey-hey-hey, we're tryin' to eat here!") was inspired by an experience John K. and his crew had when they acted out some story idea in a restaurant.

''Man's Best Friend contains examples of...

  • Art Shift: When George first sees Ren and Stimpy, they are caricatured as a more realistic dog and cat.
  • Banned Episode: Nickelodeon executives found the episode too violent and it was never aired in the first run of the show. It made its debut during the Adult Party Cartoon period on Spike TV.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: George is seen in such an outfit the next morning.
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: The oar beating scene, which is why Nickelodeon never aired it back when Ren and Stimpy was treated as a children's show (with all the instances of Executive Meddling associated with it).
  • Gainax Ending
  • Hit Stop: Ren hitting George in the face with an oar, which spoofs Raging Bull.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Ren's thrashing of Liquor, again.
  • Sleep Cute: Ren and Stimpy are first seen in this episode in the window of the pet store, asleep on top of each other. And it is adorable.