The Great Outdoors provides examples of...
- Dinner Deformation: see Instant Mass Just Add Water below.
- Fan Disservice: Naked Old Man Hunger.
- Fur Is Clothing: Ren and Stimpy take off theirs to go swimming.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Given the kind of show this is, it's a given, but Stimpy's amusingly seductive pose as he takes off his fur isn't helped by the music accompanying it.
- Horrible Camping Trip
- Instant Mass Just Add Water: Ren eats a cake of dehydrated horse meat, which rehydrates inside his body as a whole horse.
- Oh Crap!: Ren when he sees a beaver floating in the water cooler.
- Running Gag: "I love skinny (noun)!"
- Skinny Dipping: Stimpy gets Ren to try it. And then Old Man Hunger and his wife join in.
- Vocal Dissonance: The mosquitoes are clearly female in that they suck blood and lay eggs, but they have male voices.
The Cat Who Laid the Golden Hairball provides examples of...
- Bigger on the Inside: Bubba goes inside Stimpy to see why he can't produce hairballs. He is so big Stimpy stretches around him, but then he is seen walking around Stimpy's cavernous innards.
- Disney Death: Stimpy
- Gainax Ending: After realizing that it's over for Stimpy's hairball-hocking days, everyone suddenly shouts "It's over!" in cheery voices, then starts dancing to goofy music.
- Heroic RROD: Stimpy is overworked nearly to death, destroying his wharfing gland in the process.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Ren, after overworking Stimpy leaves his wharfing gland ruined.Ren: Without it, he's only half a cat!
- Wingding Eyes: Ren gets dollar sign eyes every time he stamps one of Stimpy's hairballs in the conveyor belt. When he stamps a furless Stimpy instead, he gets "No Sale" signs instead.