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Out West

Ren and Stimpy are outlaws hired by a couple of cowboys named Abner and Ewalt.

Rubber Nipple Salesmen

The duo are Exactly What It Says on the Tin

Out West contains examples of...

  • Animation Bump: A lesser example than usual, since Carbunkle was on a tight budget.
  • Bowdlerization: On BBC Two in the UK, the ending song "The Lord Loves a Hanging," is edited out, as the BBC censors don't find hanging suicides funny (and are afraid that teatime viewers will off themselves this way, as they felt the song made hanging out to be "fun and risk-free").
  • Delayed Reaction: Abner and Ewalt are pretty slow.
  • Ghost Town: Abner and Ewalt are the only people in town, on account of they had everyone else hanged.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Ren and Stimpy ride into town on chickens.
  • The Man They Couldn't Hang: Ren and Stimpy. The former is too light and just sways in the breeze. The latter has no neck.
  • Nothing Left to Do but Die: With no one else to hang, Abner and Ewalt decide to just hang each other.
  • The Rustler: Ren and Stimpy are hired to be horse thieves, just so Abner and Ewalt could have someone to hang.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The notes might be different, but the tune playing out while Abner and Ewalt think is otherwise identical to the Jeopardy! "Think!" music.
  • Villain Antagonist: Ren and Stimpy are pretty much this since they were hired to be villains so the sheriffs could hang them.

Rubber Nipple Salesmen contains examples of...

  • Bottle Episode: Because of budget constraints with Spumco and Nickelodeon, this episode (according to John Kricfalusi) is considered this, as the only scenes in this cartoon have Ren and Stimpy in their trucks and on the doorsteps of the houses they visit (and the ending where they ride bulls into the sunset).
  • Broken Record: Stimpy, briefly, while trying to get Ren's attention.
  • Gainax Ending: The episode ends with Ren and Stimpy making their sale — and getting kicked out the house and on the backs of two bulls who ride them into the sunset. What the hell?
  • Shout-Out: Ren and Stimpy riding off into the sunset on two bulls is a homage to a similar situation used in the original The Three Stooges shorts.
  • Squashed Flat: Ren is hit by the Fire Chief with a shovel (he thought it was a circus midget), and is left a stain on the stoop.
  • Traveling Salesman