Ren and Stimpy go to stay in this enormous old mansion where a ghost tries to scare them... and fails miserably every time.Mad Dog Hoek
The duo are wrestlers.
Haunted House contains examples of...
- Bowdlerization: Some overseas versions of this episode (particularly in Australia) end the cartoon after the ghost says, "Now, I'm going to end it all," cutting out the Gainax Ending shown below.
- More infamously, the entire "Bloody Head Fairy" scene was removed in reruns, and they weren't able to find the missing footage in time, leaving us with the edited version on the DVD set.
- Comically Missingthe Point: Ren sleeps perfectly fine with a bloody head on his, yet freaks out when a couple of dimes are stuck in his ear.
- Driven to Suicide: As ridiculous as it sounds, the ghost decides to end it all after failing to scare our heroes.
- Gainax Ending: The ghost kills himself after Stimpy gives him some poison and returns as a fat, naked black man who says "I'm alive. Killer." and then drives away in a convertible. You know the ending is screwed up when even Ren and Stimpy are confused.
- Haunted House: Obviously.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: The ghost is only mildly antagonistic, but the comically oblivious Ren and Stimpy take pity on him when they find who he is.
- What Could Have Been: Originally, the Bloody Head Fairy was going to be George Liquor, but Nickelodeon objected (as they hated the character) and the Bloody Head Fairy was redrawn as a John K. take on Doug Funnie.
- Originally, this episode was going to be a Tiny Toon Adventures Halloween episode with John K. himself and Spumco as guest animators.
Mad Dog Hoek contains examples of...
- Bowdlerization: The German dub of this episode cut the part where Ren and Stimpy are dressed as Nazi generals (during the end where the human tag team wrestlers talk trash about Ren and Stimpy).
- It's a given, since they don't want to see an awkward part of their history in a cartoon. Although if you watch it frame by frame you can see the hats slammed onto their heads.
- Close Up On Head: When the announcer says that the action on the mat is "not gonna be pretty", the camera pulls back to reveal that he's wearing a tutu and garters.
- Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: The referee comes in to check for illegal moves, but they only happen when he's looking away.
- Pro Wrestling Episode
- Tag Team
- Throwing the Fight: As they mercilessly beat up Ren and Stimpy, one of the wrestlers looks at his watch and tells his partner that "It's time to throw the fight." They then drop to the floor and Ren and Stimpy are declared the winners.