Recap / The Ren & Stimpy Show

One of the most influential animated cartoons of all time. Ren and Stimpy, by John Kricfalusi, originally ran from 1991 until 1995, for a total of 5 seasons. John K. was fired, mostly for Schedule Slips and fights with censors, in September 1992. A new animation studio called Games Animations, with ex-Kricfalusi associate Bob Camp as creative director, would take over production for the rest of the original run.

In 2003, Kricfalusi was put back in charge of Ren and Stimpy, and created a new version for Spike TV entitled "Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon". Controversial among fans of the original show, this newer version would only last 6 episodes, with half of those actually airing on television.

Pilot Episode

  1. Big House Blues note 

Season 1

  1. Stimpy's Big Day / The Big Shot
  2. Robin Hoek / Nurse Stimpy
  3. Space Madness / The Boy Who Cried Rat
  4. Fire Dogs / The Littlest Giant note 
  5. Marooned / Untamed World
  6. Black Hole / Stimpy's Invention

Season 2

  1. In The Army / Powdered Toastman note 
  2. Ren's Toothache / Man's Best Friend note 
  3. Out West / Rubber Nipple Salesmen note 
  4. Sven Hoek note 
  5. Haunted House / Mad Dog Hoek
  6. Big Baby Scam / Dog Show note 
  7. Son of Stimpy note 
  8. Monkey See, Monkey Don't / Fake Dad note 
  9. The Great Outdoors / The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball
  10. Stimpy's Fan Club
  11. A Visit To Anthony
  12. Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen

Season 3

  1. To Salve and Salve Not / A Yard Too Far
  2. Circus Midgets / No Pants Today note 
  3. Ren's Pecs / An Abe Divided
  4. Stimpy's Cartoon Show
  5. Jiminy Lummox / Bass Masters
  6. Ren's Retirement
  7. Jerry the Bellybutton Elf / Road Apples
  8. Hard Times for Haggis
  9. Eat My Cookies / Ren's Bitter Half
  10. Lair of the Lummox

Season 4

  1. Hermit Ren
  2. House of Next Tuesday / A Friend In Your Face
  3. Blazing Entrails / Lumber Jerks
  4. Prehistoric Stimpy / Farm Hands
  5. Magical Golden Singing Cheeses / A Hard Day's Luck
  6. I Love Chicken / Powdered Toastman Vs. Waffle Woman
  7. It's A Dog's Life / Egg Yolkeo
  8. Double Header / The Scotsman In Space
  9. Pixie King / Aloha Hoek
  10. Insomniac Ren / My Shiny Friend
  11. Cheese Rush Days / Weiner Barons
  12. Galoot Wranglers / Ren Needs Help
  13. Superstitious Stimpy / Travelogue

Season 5

  1. Ol' Blue Nose / Stupid Sidekick Union
  2. Space Dogged / Feud For Sale
  3. Hair of the Cat / City Hicks
  4. Stimpy's Pet / Ren's Brain
  5. Bell Hops / Dog Tags
  6. I Was A Teenage Stimpy / Who's Stupid Now?
  7. School Mates / Dinner Party
  8. Pen Pals / Big Flakes
  9. Terminal Stimpy / Reverend Jack
  10. Sammy and Me / The Last Temptation note 
  11. A ScooterForYaksmas

Adult Party Cartoon

  1. Onward and Upward: Ren and Stimpy are back, and living in the mouth of a homeless drunk. When Ren can't take the living conditions anymore, he and Stimpy move into a spittoon at a bar, where they feast on bodily excretions and finally confirm fan speculation about their sexuality.
  2. Ren Seeks Help: After a horrible fight with Stimpy, Ren goes to a psychiatrist (Mr. Horse) and flashes back to his childhood, where his sociopathic tendencies flourished.
  3. Fire Dogs 2: Following the events of Fire Dogs from the original series (and based on John Kricfalusi's actual encounters with fellow controversial cartoonist Ralph Bakshi), Ren and Stimpy spend time with the head fireman from the first cartoon, which turns into a nightmare.
  4. Naked Beach Frenzy: In this scandalously revealing episode, Ren and Stimpy spend a day at the beach, where Ren enjoys the view of hot, scantily-clad women. note 
  5. Stimpy's Pregnant: Stimpy once again mistakes something from his bowels as pregnancy (cf. "Son of Stimpy"), only here, it's more disgusting than heartwarming. note 
  6. Altruists: In a loose parody of several Three Stooges shorts (the original ones with Moe, Larry, and Curly), Ren and Stimpy build a house for a beautiful woman and her son who have been left homeless. note