Recap / The Ren & Stimpy Show

One of the most influential animated cartoons of all time. Ren and Stimpy, by John Kricfalusi, originally ran from August 11, 1991 until October 20, 1996, for a total of 5 seasons. John K. was fired, mostly for Schedule Slips and fights with censors, on September 25, 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 seven episodes, with only four of those actually airing on television (Man's Best Friend, an episode originally produced for the old show in 1991, was banned and aired as a part of the Adult Party Cartoon run on June 23, 2003). The first four episodes aired on television in the summer of 2003, and the remaining three episodes were released onto "The Lost Episodes" DVD set three years later on July 18, 2006.

Pilot Episode (December 21, 1990)

  1. Big House Blues note  (December 21, 1990)

Season 1 (August 11, 1991 - February 23, 1992)

  1. Stimpy's Big Day / The Big Shot (August 11, 1991)
  2. Robin Hoek / Nurse Stimpy (August 25, 1991)
  3. Space Madness / The Boy Who Cried Rat (September 8, 1991)
  4. Fire Dogs / The Littlest Giant note  (September 29, 1991 / September 15, 1991)
  5. Marooned / Untamed World (December 29, 1991)
  6. Black Hole / Stimpy's Invention (February 23, 1992)

Season 2 (August 15, 1992 - May 23, 1993)

  1. In The Army / Powdered Toastman note  (August 15, 1992)
  2. Ren's Toothache / Man's Best Friend note  (August 22, 1992)
  3. Out West / Rubber Nipple Salesmen note  (August 29, 1992)
  4. Sven Hoek note  (November 8, 1992)
  5. Haunted House / Mad Dog Hoek (November 21, 1992)
  6. Big Baby Scam / Dog Show note  (December 12, 1992)
  7. Son of Stimpy note  (January 13, 1993)
  8. Monkey See, Monkey Don't / Fake Dad note  (February 14, 1993 / February 28, 1993)
  9. The Great Outdoors / The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball (March 27, 1993 / April 3, 1993)
  10. Stimpy's Fan Club (April 24, 1993)
  11. A Visit To Anthony (May 8, 1993)
  12. Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen (May 23, 1993)

Season 3 (November 21, 1993 - July 30, 1994)

  1. To Salve and Salve Not / A Yard Too Far (November 21, 1993)
  2. Circus Midgets / No Pants Today note  (November 27, 1993)
  3. Ren's Pecs / An Abe Divided (December 18, 1993)
  4. Stimpy's Cartoon Show (January 8, 1994)
  5. Jiminy Lummox / Bass Masters (February 19, 1994)
  6. Ren's Retirement (April 3, 1994)
  7. Jerry the Bellybutton Elf / Road Apples (April 9, 1994 / March 12, 1994)
  8. Hard Times for Haggis (April 30, 1994)
  9. Eat My Cookies / Ren's Bitter Half (June 4, 1994)
  10. Lair of the Lummox (July 30, 1994)

Season 4 (October 1, 1994 - April 1, 1995)

  1. Hermit Ren (October 1, 1994)
  2. House of Next Tuesday / A Friend In Your Face (October 8, 1994)
  3. Blazing Entrails / Lumber Jerks (October 15, 1994)
  4. Prehistoric Stimpy / Farm Hands (November 5, 1994)
  5. Magical Golden Singing Cheeses / A Hard Day's Luck (November 12, 1994)
  6. I Love Chicken / Powdered Toastman Vs. Waffle Woman (November 19, 1994)
  7. It's A Dog's Life / Egg Yolkeo (December 4, 1994)
  8. Double Header / The Scotsman In Space (January 7, 1995)
  9. Pixie King / Aloha Hoek (January 14, 1995)
  10. Insomniac Ren / My Shiny Friend (January 21, 1995)
  11. Cheese Rush Days / Weiner Barons (February 11, 1995)
  12. Galoot Wranglers / Ren Needs Help (March 5, 1995)
  13. Superstitious Stimpy / Travelogue (April 1, 1995)

Season 5 (March 18, 1995 - October 20, 1996)

  1. Ol' Blue Nose / Stupid Sidekick Union (March 18, 1995)
  2. Space Dogged / Feud For Sale (June 3, 1995)
  3. Hair of the Cat / City Hicks (July 2, 1995)
  4. Stimpy's Pet / Ren's Brain (October 7, 1995)
  5. Bell Hops / Dog Tags (October 29, 1995)
  6. I Was A Teenage Stimpy / Who's Stupid Now? (November 4, 1995)
  7. School Mates / Dinner Party (November 11, 1995)
  8. Pen Pals / Big Flakes (November 18, 1995)
  9. Terminal Stimpy / Reverend Jack (December 9, 1995)
  10. Sammy and Me / The Last Temptation note  (October 20, 1996)
  11. A ScooterForYaksmas (December 17, 1995)

Adult Party Cartoon (June 26, 2003 - July 18, 2006)

  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. (June 26, 2003)
  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. (July 3, 2003)
  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. (Part 1 - July 17, 2003) (Part 2 - July 24, 2003)
  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  (DVD - July 18, 2006)
  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  (DVD - July 18, 2006)
  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  (DVD - July 18, 2006)
  7. Life Sucks: Unfinished episode. Stimpy is enjoying life when Ren, in his usual mood, tells Stimpy that life sucks and proceeds to show him why.
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