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* TheUnreveal: The plot is built off of Ren seeking help after doing something horrendous to Stimpy. ''Guess what is never revealed?''

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* TheUnreveal: The plot is built off of Ren seeking help after doing something horrendous to Stimpy. ''Guess what When he tells Mr. Horse, however, all we get is never revealed?''a whisper.


* YouMonster: Stimpy shouts this at Ren after he said something horrible to him.

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* YouMonster: Stimpy shouts this at Ren after he said something horrible to him.him.
* ZanyCartoon: The intent of this episode was to [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruct]] this trope, as the zany cartoon character in question, Ren, goes to therapy and reveals the horrific things he has done in his childhood. References to various classic characters and gags are strewn throughout the episode, juxtaposed with incredibly grotesque and violent imagery so that their comedic impact is replaced with sheer horror.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mr. Horse points out that Ren should be "locked away from normal, decent people". Not long enough and--true to Mr. Horse's words--two asylum workers come in to take Ren away.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}
** When Ren first enters Mr. Horse's office, Mr. Horse tells him that he can sit down and talk if he wants to. At first, it sounds like the kind of language psychiatrists use to let their patients know that they're there to help themselves, not do what others are telling them to do. As it turns out, he's saying this because he genuinely doesn't know why Ren is there.
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Mr. Horse points out that Ren should be "locked away from normal, decent people". Not long enough and--true to Mr. Horse's words--two asylum workers come in to take Ren away.



* KarmaHoudini: Ren does not receive ''any'' comeuppance for his absolutely horrendous actions as a child, especially for everything he did to that miserable frog.



* TheShrink: Mr. Horse.

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* TheShrink: Mr. Horse. Subverted in that he's not ''actually'' a shrink. He's a horse.


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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''WebAnimation/WeekendPussyHunt'', another psychodrama by John K. where the only joke appears to be that cartoon characters are acting out an ugly, dramatic FilmNoir story which gets uglier and uglier as it goes along.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: The camera never cuts away when Ren's mother vomited.


-->'''Ren:''' Then I met Stimpy. What a silly idiot. Why, I remember the first time I slapped Stimpy. He hardly even felt it. So I hit him harder...and ''harder''...BUT HE WOULDN'T GO DOWN!

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-->'''Ren:''' --->'''Ren:''' Then I met Stimpy. What a silly idiot. Why, I remember the first time I slapped Stimpy. He hardly even felt it. So I hit him harder...and ''harder''...BUT HE WOULDN'T GO DOWN!


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* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness For once]], Stimpy feels this about the way Ren treats him.


* GutPunch: Ren is revealed to have done something. Mr. Horse is killed in a brutal fashion. This is only the second episode of ''Adult Party Cartoon'', and it serves to tell the audience this isn't the ''Ren and Stimpy'' they knew from TheNineties.

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* GutPunch: Ren is revealed to have done something.something irredeemable. Mr. Horse is killed in a brutal fashion. This is only the second episode of ''Adult Party Cartoon'', and it serves to tell the audience this isn't the ''Ren and Stimpy'' they knew from TheNineties.


* GutPunch: Ren is revealed to have done something [[MoralEventHorizon irredeemable]]. [[EnsembleDarkhorse Mr. Horse]] [[KilledOffForReal is killed in a brutal fashion]]. This is only the second episode of ''Adult Party Cartoon'', and it serves to tell the audience this isn't the ''Ren and Stimpy'' they knew from TheNineties.

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* GutPunch: Ren is revealed to have done something [[MoralEventHorizon irredeemable]]. [[EnsembleDarkhorse something. Mr. Horse]] [[KilledOffForReal Horse is killed in a brutal fashion]].fashion. This is only the second episode of ''Adult Party Cartoon'', and it serves to tell the audience this isn't the ''Ren and Stimpy'' they knew from TheNineties.


* SeriesContinuityError: In "[[Recap/RenandStimpy2x04SvenHoek Sven Höek]]," Ren states that he and the titular character were born from the same litter ([[FridgeHorror despite being]] [[IncestSubtext cousins]]), and even shows a picture of them as newborns. In this episode, Ren is shown to be an only child, and his newborn self looks very different from in the photograph in "Sven Höek."

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* SeriesContinuityError: SeriesContinuityError:
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In "[[Recap/RenandStimpy2x04SvenHoek Sven Höek]]," Ren states that he and the titular character were born from the same litter ([[FridgeHorror despite being]] (despite being [[IncestSubtext cousins]]), and even shows a picture of them as newborns. In this episode, Ren is shown to be an only child, and his newborn self looks very different from in the photograph in "Sven Höek."


* DownerEnding: [After Mr. Horse finds out what Ren did to Stimpy, he beats him up. Ren completely loses it and retaliates by pistol-whipping him to death before being carted off by asylum workers, presumably to be locked up in a mental institution. The frog shows up and tries to kill himself with Mr. Horse's gun, only to be impaled on a bang flag (which ''still'' doesn't kill him) and be left in worse agony than ever. And to top it all off, Stimpy's still back at home, likely still bawling over what Ren did to him, whilst simultaneously waiting for his best friend to come back, not knowing that he's being hauled away..

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* DownerEnding: [After After Mr. Horse finds out what Ren did to Stimpy, he beats him up. Ren completely loses it and retaliates by pistol-whipping him to death before being carted off by asylum workers, presumably to be locked up in a mental institution. The frog shows up and tries to kill himself with Mr. Horse's gun, only to be impaled on a bang flag (which ''still'' doesn't kill him) and be left in worse agony than ever. And to top it all off, Stimpy's still back at home, likely still bawling over what Ren did to him, whilst simultaneously waiting for his best friend to come back, not knowing that he's being hauled away..



* PistolWhip: Ren beats Mr. Horse to death this way.
** Also serves as a bit of {{Foreshadowing}}, since Ren's mom bonks Ren's dad on the head with his pistol upon being handed to Ren to finish off the frog.

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* PistolWhip: Ren beats Mr. Horse to death this way.
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way. Also serves as a bit of {{Foreshadowing}}, since Ren's mom bonks Ren's dad on the head with his pistol upon being handed to Ren to finish off the frog.


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:After Mr. Horse finds out what Ren did to Stimpy, he beats him up. Ren completely loses it and retaliates by pistol-whipping him to death before being carted off by asylum workers, presumably to be locked up in a mental institution. The frog shows up and tries to kill himself with Mr. Horse's gun, only to be impaled on a bang flag (which ''still'' doesn't kill him) and be left in worse agony than ever. And to top it all off, Stimpy's still back at home, likely still bawling over what Ren did to him, whilst simultaneously waiting for his best friend to come back, not knowing that he's being hauled away..]].

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:After [After Mr. Horse finds out what Ren did to Stimpy, he beats him up. Ren completely loses it and retaliates by pistol-whipping him to death before being carted off by asylum workers, presumably to be locked up in a mental institution. The frog shows up and tries to kill himself with Mr. Horse's gun, only to be impaled on a bang flag (which ''still'' doesn't kill him) and be left in worse agony than ever. And to top it all off, Stimpy's still back at home, likely still bawling over what Ren did to him, whilst simultaneously waiting for his best friend to come back, not knowing that he's being hauled away..]].


** Mr. Horse has always been TheStoic and a DeadpanSnarker, and keeps that attitude for most of the episode, even when Ren is describing the horrific acts of his childhood. It isn't until when [[spoiler: [[TheUnreveal Ren whispers to Mr. Horse about what he did to Stimpy]] ]] that causes Mr. Horse to flip out and start beating the crap out of Ren.

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** Mr. Horse has always been TheStoic and a DeadpanSnarker, and keeps that attitude for most of the episode, even when Ren is describing the horrific acts of his childhood. It isn't until when [[spoiler: [[TheUnreveal Ren whispers to Mr. Horse about what he did to Stimpy]] ]] that causes Mr. Horse to flip out and start beating the crap out of Ren.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Mr. Horse gives one to Ren after he reveals to him what he did to Stimpy. Ren counters that with one of his own.
-->'''Mr. Horse''': You need to be locked, away from decent, NORMAL people! What kind of a lunatic are you? You just walk up to strangers on the street and tell them "Hey, Mister, you want to hear some sick stories of my sick, twisted youth"!?\\
'''Ren''': I don't understand! I came to you for help! I bared my soul to you! I told you all my darkest secrets! And now you tell me I'm crazy? What kind of psychologist are you!?



* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler:The plot is built off of Ren seeking help after doing something horrendous to Stimpy. ''Guess what is never revealed?'']]

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* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler:The The plot is built off of Ren seeking help after doing something horrendous to Stimpy. ''Guess what is never revealed?'']]revealed?''


* Written in 1991. First aired on [[Creator/SpikeTV]] July 3, 2003.

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* Written in 1991. First aired on [[Creator/SpikeTV]] Creator/SpikeTV July 3, 2003.


* Written in 1991. First aired on [[Creator/SpikeTV TNN]] July 3, 2003.

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* Written in 1991. First aired on [[Creator/SpikeTV TNN]] [[Creator/SpikeTV]] July 3, 2003.


* AxCrazy: '''''REN!'''''

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* AxCrazy: '''''REN!'''''Ren, obviously.

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