Recap / Renand Stimpy2x 07 Sonof Stimpy

Stimpy is sitting at home in front of the TV one day when suddenly... something comes out of his butt; it makes a sound, and it smells funny. He tries to explain it to Ren, but he doesn't believe him. After having named the thing "Stinky", Stimpy goes on a search for his "son". He can't find him anywhere... and gets depressed for three years. After all this time, Ren fruitlessly tries to pull his best friend out of this depression, but gives up after stubborn Stimpy is convinced that the thing is "real", and doesn't care about anything anymore. Months later, Stimpy is waiting for the fart to come home, and after Ren tries cheering him up again, he finally snaps and goes after the fart, not coming back until he finds "him".

Son of Stimpy contains examples of:

  • Animate Inanimate Object: The fart, natch.
    • And the boogers.
  • Based on a True Story: Parodied in the Opening Narration, stating that "this here's a true story that we just made up."
  • Big Word Shout:
  • Break the Cutie: Stimpy
  • Christmas Episode: Or rather a...
  • Deconstructive Parody: This episode was deliberately made by John as a stealth deconstruction of pathos scenes in movies, using a deliberately ludicrous and stupid plotline that's Played for Drama, just to show how easy it is to make people cry at a scene if you use the right staging and music tricks. He discusses this at length in this post on his blog, John K Stuff
    John: "I purposely made a cartoon that used some filmic tricks to make people cry just to show that it's not hard to do it. And I didn't have to shoot anyone's Mom either. I made people cry over the fact that Stimpy couldn't fart for a second time. I went out of my way to make the story have the most preposterous plot events in it-everything to undermine the seriousness of Stimpy's depression. Besides the mood tricks, I relied heavily on Stimpy and Ren's acting-the drawings of their expressions and their interactions. A lot of films will ignore this part of the pathos recipe. They rely on the filmic tricks and contrived story points."
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Deliberately invoked in order to prove the above point.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Stimpy goes into a ridiculously long one, even by the trope's standardsnote .
  • Hypocritical Humor: Stimpy's talking boogers think he's crazy - because he talks to farts.
  • Jerkasses: Stimpy's boogers. That's right, his boogers. Oh yeah, and they talk.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ren
  • Madness Mantra: "I don't care..." and "He's real..."
  • Mood Whiplash: One moment Stimpy's talking to boogers underneath a piano stool. He sits up, and the stool sticks to his head. Cute joke, right? The very next scene, he's gone into a three-year-long depression about the fart he was looking for.
  • Say My Name:
    Stimpy: Stiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnkyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!
  • The Cloud Cuckoo Lander Was Right
  • Tropey, Come Home