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     Ren Höek
Voiced by: John Kricfalusi (seasons 1-2, Adult Party Cartoon), Billy West (his laughter and a few episodes in season 2; seasons 3-5, reboot), Alfonso Obregón (Latin American Spanish dub, both shows)

"They think I’m crazy. But I know better. It is not I who am crazy - it is I who am MAD!"

An Asthma Hound Chihuahua prone to psychotic breakdowns and acts of violence. Whatever he does, expect for it to be somehow materially motivated.

  • Adaptational Villainy: He was hardly a nice guy in the original show, but Adult Party Cartoon ramps up his bad qualities while reducing or outright excising his good ones. He does regain more sincere moments of friendship towards Stimpy however, a redeeming quality that was often lost in the Games episodes.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Just watch "Naked Beach Frenzy" and you'll know what we mean.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He is a really, really messed up individual. He lacks empathy, has little impulse control, is easily angered, physically and emotionally abuses his best friend, and has frequent emotional breakdowns.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Word of God says Ren likes human women, but "when you look like Ren, you take what you can get".
  • Anti-Role Model: With how mean, deranged and self-serving he can be, he's obviously not a model example of how people should behave. Stimpy thinks otherwise, though (but then, he's Stimpy...).
  • Author Avatar: Of John K himself. Particularly obvious in the episode "Ren Seeks Help".
  • Ax-Crazy: He's usually prone to psychotic fits of fury for little to no reason at times. This is not played for laughs in some episodes, however.
  • Asshole Victim: Whatever Ren gets what's coming to him he deserves it for his asshole personality.
  • Badass Adorable: A small cute-looking chihuahua that can beat anyone up, even those twice his size.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: "Ren Seeks Help," the second episode of Adult Party Cartoon, reveals that he regularly tortured and mutilated animals as a child, and particularly abused a frog to the point where it begged him to put him out of his misery. He refused.
  • Berserk Button: Ren has several, but two that qualify are:
    • Don't mess with his belongings.
    • Stimpy's idiocy in general is a large pet peeve of his.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "YOU EEDIOT!"
    • "Five bucks!"
    • "WHAT EEEZ IT, MAN?!"
    • "YOU WOOORM!"
    • "YOU FILTHY SWINE!"note 
  • Butt-Monkey: Gets put through Amusing Injuries sometimes, such as in "Stimpy's Invention". More often than not it's his own fault.
  • The Chew Toy: In the original series he was quite accident-prone though he deserves most of it, given his jerky nature.
  • Civilized Animal: He's down-to-earth and rational for the most part. Except when he's not...
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He acts as the voice of reason to Stimpy.
  • Collector of the Strange: Opera records, rare incurable diseases, dinosaur droppings, used celebrity underwear, and celebrity wigs. Also glass coffee tables.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Acts pretty sociopathic at times, and it's almost always played for comedy. Actually deconstructed in "Ren Seeks Help", when his sociopathy isn't played for laughs and he goes to a psychiatrist to "seek help".
  • The Conscience: To Stimpy. The latter is so incredibly stupid that he probably wouldn't be able to think for himself in Ren's absence.
  • Cry Cute:
    • In "Stimpy's Fan Club" when admitting to Stimpy that all he wants is to be loved by someone.
    • In "Ren's Toothache" after all his teeth were ruined.
    • Did this in "Fake Dad" while saying goodbye to Kowalski.
    • Does this in "Son Of Stimpy" when Stimpy left him to look for his sentient fart-son.
  • Cute and Psycho: Is cute-looking and can get psychotic and deranged.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes. "What's so secret about that spot?"
  • Depending on the Writer: Stimpy is consistently on thin ice with Ren, though it varies whether Ren deep down genuinely cares for Stimpy or just flat out uses and loathes him. Generally, things shifted more from the former to the latter after the transition from Spumco to Games Animation (and later Adults Party Cartoon!) though even then isn't totally consistent.
  • Depraved Bisexual: He has sex with Stimpy and feels attracted to women in Adult Party Cartoon, while he's not the most stable person to be around.
  • Dismissive Kick: After Stimpy's butt cheeks deflate from the strain of trying to fart a second time, Ren kicks the remains and scolds Stimpy for wasting his time.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Inverted. Ren is rather intelligent and most definitely very cunning. far he's concerned, it's cats who are dumb, especially one in particular.note 
  • Dog Stereotype: He's a neurotic, aggressive and high-strung Chihuahua.
  • Domestic Abuse: He physically and emotionally abuses Stimpy in Adult Party Cartoon, which confirms that the two are lovers. Most noticeable in "Ren Seeks Help", despite Ren denying that he and Stimpy are an item in that episode.
    Ren: So I hit him harder...and harder...but he wouldn't go down!
  • Enfant Terrible: It is shown in "Ren Seeks Help" that he enjoyed torturing and mutilating animals as a child.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: More like "Enrage By Eediocy". Stimpy's idiocy is what usually gets to him.
  • Expressive Ears: His huge ears tend to go downwards whenever he's depressed.
  • Face Palm: Does this frequently. Best example is in "To Salve And Salve Not" when he does the after going insane for about five seconds and his face cracking and turning blue.
  • Freak Out: Extremely prone to them, as he's both neurotic and psychopathic. Surprisingly for a cartoon, however, his freak outs tend to be very realistic.
  • Freudian Excuse:
  • Funny Schizophrenia: "Hermit Ren". His Sanity Slippage was extremely disturbing and borderline creepy, every second of it, but it was Played for Laughs.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It does not take much to piss him off. Averted in episodes like "Sven Hoek" and "Hermit Ren", where it takes several incidents from Stimpy (albeit in fairly short succession, mind you)to rouse his anger.
  • The Hedonist: Many of the things he does is just to make himself happy.
  • Heroic Dog: Of the Sociopathic Hero variety.
  • The Hermit: In the episode "Hermit Ren".
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Word of God confirmed that the "heterosexual" part varies depending on what is funnier for a specific episode.
  • Humanlike Foot Anatomy: He's a chihuahua, and has human-like feet.
  • Hypocrite: It's jarring to see Ren smack Kowalski for smoking in "Fake Dad", telling him that smoking is unhealthy... but in many episodes of Red and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon we see Ren smoke constantly.
  • I Am Not Weasel: He was mistaken for a number of other animals, like a rat, cat and even a mosquito.
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: To a far lesser degree than Stimpy, but even though he's shown open resentment to Stimpy's idiocy, several episodes showcase Ren isn't much brighter himself.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Says this word for word in 'Stimpy's Fan Club'.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: And how. He's an intelligent but egomaniacal narcissist with a fragile ego and a neurotic mind.
  • Informed Species: He is supposedly a Chihuahua, but he barely looks like one, and resembles more like a very slim, hairless cat (ironically), a rat or a weasel.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Sort of averted here. Ren is both insane and violent, but almost never at the same time. It's very scarce for him to perform acts of violence when he's having his psychotic Freak Outs. To the Pain monologues, on the other hand...
  • The Insomniac: Outside of the episode Insomniac Ren, his sleeping habits don't seem all that healthy. One episode showed Ren sleeping during the day, which is a symptom of insomnia.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Something he complains about in "Sven Höek" and "Stimpy's Fan Club". Also, Stimpy seems to be his only friend and admirer.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Even moreso than Stimpy, but he usually brings it on himself.
  • It's All About Me: Ren is frequently selfish and inconsiderate (when not outright abusive) to Stimpy. This was a more nuanced vice in the Spumco made episodes, though took over his personality in many Games episodes.
  • It's Pronounced "Tro-PAY": His first line in the pilot.
    That's Höek, you eediot! NOT HOKE!
  • Jerkass: Sociopathic, dyspeptic, and abusive to Stimpy.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While Ren can be cruel and abusive to Stimpy for no reason, his anger with Stimpy is often quite justified, as Stimpy is frequently obnoxious and inconsiderate and destroys his most prized possessions on a regular basis.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the original Spumco made series, Ren, in spite of his psychotic temperament, seemed to genuinely care about Stimpy. More of a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk in the Games episodes (with the odd exception), but returns to his old personality in some episodes of Adult Party Cartoon!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Had his moments in the Games episodes, where he would of have a selfish motive behind his kinder actions.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Stimpy is one of the few people he genuinely cares about, but even that doesn't stop him from doing really cruel things to Stimpy on occasion.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In most cases of his epic freak outs. When pushed to his mental limit, Ren becomes genuinely terrifying and disturbing. Some of them are quite dark for an ostensibly "kids cartoon"; it seems as though the aim of several of his freak outs weren't exactly to incite laughter from the audience, but for pure shock value. Take, for a good example, this scene where he very realistically descends into madness while contemplating murdering Stimpy.note 
  • Lack of Empathy: It comes with being a sociopath.
  • Large Ham: Usually during his freak-outs.
  • Laughing Mad: Frequently - John Kricfalusi admitted Billy West did the most extreme laughs, seeing as John isn't a professional voice actor and was unable to laugh madly enough.
  • Lean and Mean: A huge sociopath, very mean, and very thin.
  • Loser Protagonist: Several episodes depict Ren as physically inadequate, unemployed or underemployed, and bitter about his life.
    • For example, in "Pixie King", Ren wakes up one morning and mutters, "What a night! I dreamed that I had a good-looking wife and a real job."
    • "Hermit Ren" begins with Ren coming home from work. Ren has a footprint and a "Kick Me" sign on his back, a pink slip in his hand, and a furious expression on his face.
  • Man Hug: Not very manly in some instances, like "Stimpy's Fan Club".
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: A few in-universe segments such as some post-episode sign offs and the parody documentaries like "Untamed World" imply that Ren's considerably more amiable off camera. Though episodes like "Stupid Sidekick Union" and "Who's Stupid Now" show Ren as irritable off-camera as well.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Pretty well sums him up.
  • Mixed Ancestry: This is a possibility, since he has a vague Spanish accent and a German last name. See the Headscratchers page for more information on this (it is speculated that Ren's mom is Spanish and his dad is German, and that Ren came out Spanish.)
  • Mood-Swinger: He's infamous for being erratic and emotionally unstable as the creepy and insane character he is.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In "Aloha Hoek", Ren kicks Stimpy out of the whale carcass they were inhabiting. Later, when Ren incorrectly believes that Stimpy has been eaten by cannibals, he curls up on the floor and weeps with remorse.
    Ren: Poor Stimpy. He was probably tortured and eaten. I killed my best friend! I deserve to die!
  • The Napoleon: Much smaller than Stimpy, and is Ax-Crazy. Although how much taller he is than Stimpy varies depending on the scene, he is much more aggressive and vicious either way.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Ren is one of a long line of cartoon characters who have a voice based on Peter Lorre.
  • No Indoor Voice: Constantly yelling even when he isn't angry.
  • No Respect Guy: He doesn't get much respect from anybody but Stimpy.
  • Odd Couple: He's friends (sometimes more than that) with Stimpy even though Ren is an ill-tempeted psychopath and Stimpy is a fat idiot.
  • Odd Friendship: One has to wonder how they became best friends in the first place. Stimpy is a Kindhearted Simpleton whereas Ren is an Ax-Crazy Jerkass.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Billy West's voicing for Ren had a very erratic dialect to say the least. Kricfalusi had some moments too, but far more subtle.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: If Ren is acting calm whilst pissed off, Run. Like. Hell.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: A total psychopath, and occasionally childish.
  • Sanity Slippage: There are too many examples of him going off the deep end, but the most infamous examples are "Stimpy's Fanclub" (where he goes crazy out of jealousy at Stimpy being more loved by the fans than he is), "Space Madness" (where he loses his sanity over being stuck in space with only Stimpy for company), "Aloha Hoek" (where he loses it after being stranded on an island), and "Hermit Ren" (where he tries living alone in a cave and ends up cracking due to starving for company with Stimpy's absence). "Ren Needs Help" turns this Up to Eleven.
  • The Scrooge: He can have some greedy tendencies.
  • Seme: In Adult Party Cartoon, he explicitly states himself as the one who pitches when he and Stimpy have intercourse.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Stimpy's Sensitive Guy.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: This varies, of course, due to the Off Modelness of the show - sometimes, Ren would be Stimpy's height, others, he would be noticeably smaller. No matter what his size is, though, he's smarter than Stimpy in comparison.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Ren thinks of himself pretty highly.
  • Sociopathic Hero: He's considered a hero and is a psychopathic jerk.
  • Straw Nihilist: Would have been revealed to be one in the unmade episode "Life Sucks". He spends the whole episode telling Stimpy about the horrors of humanity and hammering into him that life is meaningless, horrible and stupid.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • Averted with Sven. He has some typical canine traits, but in general resembles Stimpy much more than Ren, both in terms of appearance and personality.
    • Ren's father would either resemble Ren physically, albeit taller ("Ren Seeks Help"), or look more like Sven ("Hermit Ren"). His mother, as depicted in "Ren Seeks Help", looks like him more.
  • Talking Animal: A talking chihuahua.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the Games episodes. One could argue he's no less sociopathic under Spumco's pen, but he lacks as many redeeming moments of genuine empathy or repentance (or reveals them to have a insincere or selfish ambition). According to Bill Wray, the series was actually pressured to make Ren meaner in the Games era (a complete contrast to the mandates of the Spumco seasonsnote ). Some accounts even suggest some softer moments for Ren were intended in episodes such as "Ren's Pecs" and "Sammy And Me", but were omitted to befit this mandate.
  • Tranquil Fury: He can get so angry that he becomes eerily pleasant, which is best shown at the end of Sven Höek.
  • True Companions: With Stimpy.note 
  • Tsundere: Borderline type A. He lashes out at Stimpy constantly, but also depends on him and appreciates the cat's kindness. In "Son of Stimpy" he outright flirts with him.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Many of the misfortunes he gets are played for laughs.
  • Verbal Tic: Pronouncing his i's as long ee's, as in "You fat bloated eediot!" and "What ees it, man?!"
  • Villain Protagonist: He borders on being an evil main character in the Games episodes and the occasional episodes of Adult Party Cartoon, where his actions come off as downright vile instead of just mean.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Type A with Stimpy. The vitriol is mostly one sided on his part.
  • Vocal Evolution:
    • When Kricfalusi returned to voicing Ren in Adult Party Cartoon, his pitch was somewhat deeper and gravelier, with his resemblance to Peter Lorre being more blatant. Allegedly this was because Kricfalusi had trouble making his voice sound right via pitch shifting.
    • Billy West underwent a similar evolution. His initial roles as Ren were more helium pitched. When he decided he could reproduce the voice without pitch shifting, he continued the role in his natural voice. He also started to mimic Kricfalusi's version less, his accent becoming less pronounced and the tone more nasal and hammy.
  • Your Size May Vary: Ren will often be either the same height as Stimpy or much smaller.

     Stimpson J. Cat (Stimpy)
Voiced by: Billy West (seasons 1-5, reboot), Eric Bauza (Adult Party Cartoon), Jorge Ornelas (Latin American Spanish dub, Adult Party Cartoon)

"I'm hiding in the an idiot."

Stimpy is a overweight manx cat with, well, let's say "little" brains and a big heart. Despite having to deal with Ren's insanity and violence, he manages to put up with everything.

  • All-Loving Hero: He does not dislike anybody. In fact, he is never mad at Ren despite how much the latter is mean to him. Except that one time...
  • Ambiguously Gay: Prominent in the original series (unlike Ren, he was never portrayed as attracted to any female character, though the very first episode showed Stimpy as a chick magnet when he became famous). In 'The House of Next Tuesday' he uses a gadget to envision himself surrounded by sexy women. And in 'A Visit To Anthony' both characters are seen to have wives.
  • Ascended Fanboy: In 'Stimpy's Big Day', he wins a poem writing contest for the chance to meet Muddy Mudskipper, and becomes a big star in Hollywood, doing all sorts of TV shows and commercials, all despite Ren's "cartoons will ruin your mind" rants.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • He calls out on Ren and is extremely grumpy in "Son of Stimpy". Then again, considering what this episode is really all about, it may not count...
    • In "Terminal Stimpy", he manages to terrify Ren in a fit of rage.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Or in his case, "Beware the Stupid Ones". He yells at Ren in "Son of Stimpy" (You know, "when poor little STINKY is out in the cold! LOST! ALONE!...") and goes nuts in "Terminal Stimpy".
  • Big Eater: He enjoys eating a lot.
  • Break the Cutie: Though, in this case, it's more like "Break the Eediot". This happens in a number of episodes, most notably "Son of Stimpy". On the other hand, this was only done as part of John K.'s attempt to prove his point about "fake pathos".
  • Bumbling Sidekick: So bumbling, that Ren would just love to "kick" Stimpy to the "side", but, as stated on the "You Eediot" music album...
    "He's better, than no one."
  • Butt Brand: Happens twice, once in "The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball" and once in the music video for Cat Hairballs. Both times it's because Stimpy gets overworked and passes out on a conveyor belt, resulting in Ren stamping Stimpy on the butt.
  • Butt-Monkey: Stimpy is the butt of a lot of abuse as well, but not to Ren's extent.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Oh joy!"
    • When serving Ren food: "Just how you like it!"
  • Cats Are Mean: Inverted and subverted. Stimpy is a cat and possibly the nicest character on the show. As far as Ren is concerned, he's too stupid to be mean, anyway...
  • Cephalothorax: Lampshaded in one episode when he was slated to be hanged with Ren but couldn't because he has no neck.
  • Characterization Marches On: Played with. In the pilot, Stimpy was more a slightly dopey prop for Ren to bounce off of, whose stupidity wasn't as pronounced, and barely had any speaking lines. Depending on one's point of view. The show either quickly evolves Stimpy into an idealistic Cloud Cuckoo Lander, or devolves him into a total "eediot" who may or may not literally be that stupid. Especially if the infamous episode about him and his "son" is anything to go by. It could even be just part of it. It's just that kind of show, especially where its creator is concerned... Heck, Depending on the Writer, it may even be both...except when it isn't. Either way, he has almost as many limelight roles as Ren.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's not totally there at times. Depending on the episode, he may not even be "there" at all...
  • Collector of the Strange: His magic nose goblins.
    Stimpy: I picked them myself!
  • The Cutie: He is not very bright, but he has a heart of gold. Ren would disagree about him being "cute", though.
  • Determinator: He stops at nothing to find...uh, Stinky when he gets lost in "Son Of Stimpy". Again, though, this was part of the creator's attempt to prove a point about "fake pathos".
  • The Ditz: He's not called "eediot" by Ren for nothing.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: In-Universe.
  • Extreme Doormat: Comes with the territory of being an "eediot".
  • Expressive Ears: Rather small ears, but they are still pretty good at this.
  • Fan of the Underdog: He's the only one who seems to like Ren on this show.
  • Fat Best Friend: To Ren.
  • Fat Idiot: Or as Ren would call him, a "fat bloated eediot".
  • Gasshole: He farts in a few episodes. "Son Of Stimpy" makes it the entire point of the episode which, if the original title is any indication, he does for the "first" time.
  • Genius Ditz: Well, he thinks of and creates his own inventions. Some of which actually work, although their level of usefulness to humanity is unimpressive at best, and absolutely zero at worst. Who would want to talk to different cheeses anyway?
  • Heavy Sleeper: Quite a few times. Ren would be awake at night and screaming, and not bothering Stimpy one single little bit! "My Shiny Friend" inverts this trope when Stimpy goes through "withdrawal" from his literal "addiction".
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: On Stimpy's side, however, this was highly debatable in the Nickelodeon days of the show, with many thinking that Stimpy was either asexual, bisexual with no proof, or just Straight Gay. Adult Party Cartoon confirms the last implication.
  • Humanlike Foot Anatomy: Subverted, except when it's not. He's usually toeless, but then again, how else would he know the feeling of squishing kitty litter between them?...
  • I Am Not Weasel: George Liquor has mistaken him for a dog, but didn't change his stance in this matter even after being corrected by Stimpy.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: He's quite a sight when sad or otherwise hurt. He'll either do this, or outright cry.
  • Informed Species: Just like Ren, he barely looks a cat, and he looks between a very fat dog (also ironically), a bear, an oversized hamster or a Cartoon Creature.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: In various close-ups you can see that he has them.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He acts unintentionally annoying to Ren.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Stimpy enjoys knitting. Stimpy also usually plays the more stereotypically "feminine" rolls when the joke calls for it. And in episodes like Son of Stimpy where it gets a lot of focus, Stimpy's butt is often drawn more full and feminine-looking.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He often gets beat up by Ren but still remains as happy as ever.
  • Jerkass Ball: Similar to Ren, while the Games seasons mostly remained loyal to his original Kindhearted Simpleton persona, there are more frequent instances of Stimpy acting obnoxious, spoilt or high order Innocently Insensitive when the plot requires it. Then again, he is implied to not even realize this, being the "eediot" he is.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Not easy when you live with somebody like Ren.
  • Large Ham: Mostly everything Stimpy says is this, including [[Catchphrase "JOY!"]]
  • Mad Scientist: Well, more like "Stupid Scientist". In any case, he does this in his spare time, when he's not hanging around with Ren.
  • Manchild: Has the mindset of a small boy, which is implied to very likely be an insult to small boys (and girls, for that matter)...
  • Morality Chain: To Ren, to an extent - we can't be sure due to cases of Depending on the Writer.
  • Mistaken for Pregnant: In "Stimpy's Pregnant", Stimpy is thought to be pregnant but he was actually constipated the whole time. When Doctor Mister Horse finds out about this, he chooses to not tell them about it and the duo still believe Stimpy was actually pregnant.
  • Mr. Seahorse:
    • Subverted in "Stimpy's Pregnant", where he was Mistaken for Pregnant. But not that Ren or Stimpy ever found out.
    • Played straight in "Son of Stimpy", where his fart comes to life, and the latter even refers to Stimpy as "Dad".
  • Nice Guy: Stimpy is friendly to everyone, even Ren.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice is based on Larry Fine from The Three Stooges.
  • Odd Couple: With Ren. An understatement, but an example nonetheless.
  • Odd Friendship: One has to wonder how they became best friends in the first place. Stimpy is a Kindhearted Simpleton whereas Ren is an Ax-Crazy Jerkass.
  • Pain to the Ass: Happens a lot. One of the perils of having a big butt.
  • The Pollyanna: Except for "Ren Seeks Help", when he finally loses it. A draft for In The Army did have him chewing out Ren for getting them into trouble multiple times, but it seemed out of character for him, so they changed it.
  • "Pop!" Goes the Human: Has a downplayed example in Son of Stimpy. After trying three times to re-create Stinky, Stimpy's butt cheeks swell up and burst on the third try, going all limp and deflated like a pair of balloons.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: If Stimpy has the money and genius to make inventions like the Happy Helmet, why doesn't he sell some of them so that he and Ren won't have to keep changing jobs?
  • Red Is Heroic: He has red / "maroon" colored fur.
  • Sanity Slippage: Even the always-happy Stimpy has had these, but he doesn't have them as much as Ren.
    • Played for Laughs in "Hermit Ren" when Ren left him.
    • Briefly loses it in "Nurse Stimpy". He gets over it pretty quick, however.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Ren's Manly Man. So sensitive in fact, he's willing to cry over the, uh..."son" he had "lost".
  • Simpleton Voice: Modeled after another famous Cloudcuckoolander, Larry Fine.
  • Species Surname: His last name is "Cat".
  • Stealth Pun: He's a "maroon" colored cat, and as we all know...he's a complete "maroon".
  • Stupid Good: A complete moron, and is one of the good guys. Even if it is implied that he doesn't even know what the words "good" and "evil" even mean...
  • Talking Animal: A talking cat.
  • Talkative Loon: Although he's still a "loon" either way, he gets like this in Blazing Entrails:
    Diddle diddle fiddle piddle poodle piddle poodle racky sacky want some seafood mama.
  • Token Good Teammate: Probably the only character who isn't a jerk in any way. But at worst he can be Innocently Insensitive.
  • Too Dumb to Live: While he has plenty of moments of this, this is taken Up to Eleven in Blazing Entrails where he becomes so dumb that he inflicts bodily harm on himself and Ren has to seek medical help for it. In Terminal Stimpy, he lost all but one of his nine lives (and his ninth life at the end of the episode) because of his stupidity.
  • Uke: In Adult Party Cartoon, Ren explicitly states that Stimpy is the one who receives when they have intercourse.
  • White Gloves: Don't ask why he has fingernails over them, though.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Type A with Ren.
  • Vocal Evolution: Started off as an impression of Larry Fine, but got a little bit higher later on.
  • Volumetric Mouth: Mainly when he cries.

Other Recurring Characters

     Mr. Horse
Voiced by: John Kricfalusi (seasons 1-2, Adult Party Cartoon), Billy West (seasons 3-5)

"No, sir. I don't like it."

Mr. Horse is perhaps the Only Sane Man. But he might be the Ax-Crazy one, too. He was a doctor, a psychologist, note  a psychically unbalanced creep, a war hero, a spokesman for the United Nations, an airplane pilot and many, many more. Who knows what he really is?

  • A Dog Named "Dog": A horse named "Mr. Horse".
  • Catchphrase: "No sir, I don't / didn't like it."
  • Deadpan Snarker: At times.
  • Mask of Sanity: Comes across as the Only Sane Man in several episodes, but there's a few instances where he shows signs that he may not be all that he seems. In "Rubber Nipple Salesmen" he'd kidnapped a walrus and in "Ren Seeks Help" he fully intended to shoot Ren after hearing about his issues.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Depending on the episode, he's shown with various different jobs.
  • Only Sane Man: He does have his crazy moments, though.
  • Renaissance Man: He has had many jobs.
  • Talking Animal: A talking horse.
  • Thinking Tic: When asked what he thinks of something, he rubs his chin with his hoof and puckers his lips saying "Hmm...", before inevitably replying "No sir, I don't like it."
  • Writer on Board

     George Liquor, American
George Liquor: American!
Voiced by: Harris Peet, Michael Pataki

"It's discipline that begets love!"

George Liquor is an American so conservative, he thinks Republicans are communists. However, that part of his character was expanded in his own cartoon, The Goddamn George Liquor Program and its spinoff comic - in The Ren & Stimpy Show, he's portrayed as a man with a strong faith in rules and discipline. He's only made 2 appearances on the show, due to the Nickelodeon execs' absolute condemnation for the character.

  • Ax-Crazy: He's almost to Ren's extent of being insanely belligerent.
  • Bowdlerize: His last name "Liquor" was censored with a Record Needle Scratch Sound-Effect Bleep in original Nickelodeon airings of the show due to the alcohol reference (according to Word of God, Nick also interpreted the name as a play on "lick her").
  • Breakout Character: Attempted with varying levels. After George was "retired" from the show, Kricfalusi utilised him in spin-off material of his own, including his own comics and flash web series The Goddamn George Liquor Program and Weekend Pussy Hunt.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "What's this crap?!" and "HELLO! I'M GEORGE LIQUOR! AMERICAN!"
    • "A smart-mouth, huh? A smart-mouth!!"
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He made only two official appearances in the show (one of which was banned for a long duration of time), Nickelodeon allegedly hated the character and were willing to let Kricfalusi take the rights to Liquor with him following his departure. A third Liquor appearance was planned for Adult Party Cartoon but only made it to storyboard stages by the time of its cancellation.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Mentally unstable, and it is played for Comedy.
  • Eagleland: The Boorish type. How many people do you know introduce themselves with their nationality?
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Though officially introduced in Season Two, he made cameos in Season One with a different voice and slightly undeveloped design. Word of God was that George was meant to be a recurring character from the start, but Nickelodeon was wary towards material including him.
  • Jerkass: Let's count the ways; he's boorish, arrogant, overzealously imposes his values on others, gaslights his pets and bullies them to assert his authority over them, and is obnoxiously nationalistic and conservative.
  • Good Is Not Nice: George firmly believes in discipline and rules, but takes them to an overzealous extreme.
  • Large Ham: Very loud and boisterous, courtesy of Michael Pataki.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "Man's Best Friend", he gets his just deserts for his appalling treatment of Ren and Stimpy when Ren snaps and starts beating the shit out of him with an oar.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Meta-example; in an interview with Wild Cartoon Kingdom #1, John K said that he instantly conceived the character upon seeing a sign for a (now long gone) liquor store in Van Nuys, California which was named George's Liquor (although the S had fallen off by the time John saw it).
  • No Indoor Voice: You'd be hard-pressed to find a time where this guy isn't shouting.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He never stops smiling-even when Ren is beating him up.
  • Straw Character: He's very right-wing in his outlook, to the point that he thinks the Republican party is full of communist.
  • Take That!: He's an unflattering cartoon parody of John K's own father and the hyper-masculine lifestyle he imposed on him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: A strange example of a fictional character being one in real life. The episode with him getting brutally beaten up by Ren was one of the reasons for John Kricfalusi's firing.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: To quote writer and story editor Will Mc Robb, Liquor is akin to "a father who wants best for his children, not realizing that he is really abusing them."

     Victor and Victor's dad 

Victor voiced by Danny Cooksey

  • Arch-Enemy: Victor, for Ren and Stimpy.
  • The Bully: Like father, like son.
  • Big Bad: Victor is probably the closest thing to the show's main antagonist.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Victor is indeed aware of himself being a bully and even carries a card with him being a certified bully on it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Victor's dad was disappointed in Victor for giving Stimpy the Christmas underwear his mother lovingly stitched.
  • For the Evulz: Their main motivation for most things.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Victor
  • Jerkass: They are even worse than Ren. That definitely is saying something.
  • Karma Houdini: Victor got away with beating up Ren, Stimpy, and Anthony in "A Visit to Anthony's".
    • Karma Houdini Warranty: Both Victor and his dad got their comeuppance in their next appearance, when they accidentally drove off a cliff.
  • Killed Off for Real: In their second appearance, Victor's father accidentally drove off a cliff and they are not seen again after this.
    • Victor has a cameo in 'Stupid Sidekicks Union.'
  • Knight of Cerebus: Victor is known for being the most malicious and unpleasant character who has probably appeared on the show. And probably, he and his father are the only true antagonists in the show.
  • Perma-Stubble: Victor's dad has this.
  • Sadist: Both of them.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Victor's Dad.

     Powdered Toastman 
Voiced by: Gary Owens

  • Adam Westing: It's Gary Owens using his Space Ghost voice.
  • Badass Preacher: His secret identity is that of a "cool youth deacon."
  • Breakout Character: He started out as a segment.
  • Crossover: Received one with Spider-Man during the series' Marvel Comics run. In addition to a brawl between the two superheroes, it also featured cameos by Mary Jane Watson and even Stan Lee.
  • Catchphrase: "Leave everything to me!" and "POWDEEEEEEEEEEERED TOOOOOOOAAAAST MAAAAAAAAAAAN!"
  • Catholic School Girls Rule: His assistant and implied love interest is one.
  • Destructive Savior: He once tried delivering the President to a sickly boy at Mach 5, accidentally incinerating him. Later in that same episode he destroys most of the planet fighting Waffle Woman.
  • Distress Call: He gets these frequently.
  • Gasshole: Farts frequently.
  • Pungeon Master: He is prone to making puns.
    "This lead pipe will foil your plans!"
    "Lead? Foil? You're mixing your metal-phores."
  • Something Person: A "Powdered Toast Man."
  • Super Zeroes: He means well, but he tends to cause more problems than he solves. A key example is when he causes a plane crash to stop a cat from getting run over, then casually tosses the cat aside, afterwards it's implied the cat got run over anyway.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: In "Waffle Woman Vs. Powdered Toastman" after failing Little Johnny.

     Muddy Mudskipper 
Voiced by Harris Peet

     Mr. Pipe 
Voiced by: Billy West

     Mrs. Pipe 
Voiced by: Cheryl Chase

     The Fire Chief 
Voiced by Harris Peet

  • Ax-Crazy: Beat up Haggis Mc Haggis with a shovel and is implied to have tortured Ren and Stimpy when they were dressed up as clowns.
  • Berserk Button: He really hates circus midgets.
  • Catchphrase: "I've had it UP TO HERE WITH THE LIKES OF YOU PEOPLE!! (beat) Oh. I'm sorry, I thought you were circus midgets."
  • Large Ham: Especially chews the scenery when ranting about his dislike of circus midgets.

     It's That Man Again 
Voiced by: Billy West

A smarmy, overly-enthusiastic travelling salesman who occasionally crosses paths with Ren and Stimpy. He also serves as the announcer for the Captain Höek cartoons.

     Abner Dimwitt and Ewalt Nitwitt 


  • Dumb Muscle: He is very buff and stupid.
  • Fat Idiot: It's more muscle than fat, but he's still dumb.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He violently lashes out when frustrated, such as the time he atomized a sofa and a television set with his bare hands, then did the same thing to Stimpy.
  • Hulk Speak: He's not very articulate.
    Kowalski: Daddy hit baby! Baby mad!
  • Noodle Incident: He's serving a lengthy prison sentence for unspecified crimes against humanity. Also when Ren made him pull down his pants to spank him, we never see what it is but whatever Ren saw, he sadly made Kowalski pull his pants up because of it, Word of God... ok Billy West actually answered it's "Anything you can imagine"!
  • Psychopathic Man Child: Subverted. He may appear to be a childlike brute at first glance, but he's only seven years old.
  • Smoking Is Cool: At one point in "Fake Dad" he attempts to smoke all the cigarettes, only to be stopped by Ren.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Meat. During a picnic, when Ren asks him what kind of sandwich he wants, Kowalski replies, "MEAT!". When Ren asks what bread he wants for his sandwich, Kowalski answers, "MEAT!" When asked what he wants to drink, yep: "MEAT!"
    • Kowalski also enjoys candy. In one episode, Kowalski has a stomach ache from eating too much candy during his prison stay.
  • Younger Than They Look: He looks like a large, burly man with stubble and he has a gruff voice, but is only seven.

     Wilbur Cobb 

Voiced by Jack Carter

A former cartoon producer, first introduced in the episode "Stimpy's Cartoon", to whom the years have not been kind. He showed up in a few other shorts as a stock "rambling, crazy old man" character.

  • Body Horror: In "Stimpy's Cartoon" we see a hermit crab crawl into his head, his ear falls off and when he takes off his glasses, his eyes and nose come off with them. Worst of all is when his arms tear off.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Half the time, he's rambling incoherently about subjects in a way that he appears to have no idea what he's talking about.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies at the end of "Galoot Wranglers" after Tempting Fate by saying "may I drop dead." However, he still makes one last appearance as an angel in heaven in "The Last Temptation."
  • Malaproper
  • Rambling Old Man Monologue: He's prone to this. In one episode, he's rambling to another old man who promptly dies. Cobb fails to notice and goes right on talking.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He rants about yanking off Thomas Jefferson's "silly powdered wig", suggesting that he was alive during the Colonial era. In another episode, he claims to have been there when the first prehistoric life-form crawled out of the sea and that he was the one who killed the dinosaurs, though those turned out to be complete nonsense.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: "Walter Lantz! No-account son of a bus driver..."
  • Those Wacky Nazis: "World War I...there I was, up to my elbows in Nazis..."

     The Shaven Yak 

  • The Big Guy: He's very large and strong.
  • You Mean "Xmas": He's the gift-giver of a Christmas-like holiday called Yak-Yak Shaving Day.

     Mrs. Buttloaves 
Voiced by: John Kricfalusi (seasons 1-2), Billy West (seasons 3-5)

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Most of the episodes where she appears have her showing interest in Ren.
  • Badass Bystander: In the "Fire Dogs" episode, when she sees Ren's passed out on the ladder after seeing how high up he is, Mrs. Buttloaves takes it upon herself to get Ren back down. She grabs him in his teeth and descends the ladder, and then tries to give Ren C.P.R. as thanks for trying to help her.
  • Gonk: One of the show's ugliest characters.
  • Fat Idiot: She is very fat and dimwitted.

     Stinky Wizzleteats 

     Old Man Hunger 
Voiced by: Billy West

     Haggis McHaggis 
Voiced by: Alan Young

     Svën Höek 
Voiced by: Billy West

  • Ascended Extra: He only made one prominent appearance in the show besides the odd brief cameo, but appeared more often in the Marvel Comic book.
  • Collector of the Strange: He collects Band-Aids and spit.
  • The Ditz: He's as stupid as Stimpy, which is one of the ways they get along so quickly.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: He's a dog and as dumb as Stimpy.
  • Fat Idiot: Like Stimpy, he is an overweight moron, which is something they bond over.
  • Funny Foreigner: He has something of a different accent to Ren's.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a green hat with a feather in it.

One-Shot Characters

     Reverend Jack Cheese 

A meat-worshipping reverend. Only appears in the episode "Reverend Jack". Voiced by Frank Gorshin.

  • Captain Ersatz: A crazy, arrogant, obsessive villain with a bizarre fashion sense and the voice of Frank Gorshin? Sounds an awful lot like The Riddler to us.
  • Knuckle Tattoos: The reverend has tattoos grafted on his hands, with one saying "PITY" and the other "SELF PITY".
  • Large Ham: This is what happens when you invite the famously over-the-top Frank Gorshin to guest star on a show as crazy as this.
  • Parody Religion: "We are gathered here today to pay homage to MEAT!"
  • Sanity Slippage: He was never really all there, but his mental stability deteriorates through the episode.
  • Take That!: He is said to be based on John Kricfalusi himself and the problems he caused during the show's first season.

     Jerry The Bellybutton Elf 
Voiced by Gilbert Gottfried (English) and Humberto Vélez (Latin American Spanish)

  • Ax-Crazy: When he is given lintloaf, he becomes very insane and violent.
  • Berserk Button: Whatever you do, do not serve him lintloaf.
  • Cyclops: In his elf form, he only has one eye.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: "Climb Inside My World".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He attempts to murder Stimpy just because the latter gave him lintloaf.
  • Does Not Like Spam: LINTLOAF!!!
  • Eldritch Abomination: As Adonis, Lord of Chaos.
  • Evil Is Hammy: "I AM ADONIS, LORD OF CHAOS!"
  • Hulking Out: He turns into a giant pork chop monster upon being given lintloaf.
  • Jerkass: He greets Stimpy by spitting on his hand and saying, "The pleasure's all yours." Later, he makes Stimpy perform his household chores while he lounges. When a well-meaning Stimpy offers him lintloaf, he maniacally chases Stimpy around the bellybutton realm in his car before transforming into Adonis and succeeds in eating both him and Ren.
  • Karmic Death: After eating both Stimpy and Ren, he gets eaten himself by Muddy's wife.
  • Large Ham : Duh, it's Gilbert Gottfried. Also literally since he morphs into a giant pork chop.
  • One-Winged Angel: His default form is a small, cute elf adorned with bellybutton lint. When angered, he transforms into a colossal pork chop monster with sharp teeth.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: "Lintloaf...LINTLOAF?! I HATE LINTLOAF!!!"
  • Unstoppable Rage: He goes on a rampage after being served lintloaf.

Voiced by Bob Camp

Voiced by: Bill Mumy

  • Child Prodigy: He lives up to his name by being a child genius.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He may be a bit creepy-looking, but he does manage to help Ren get Stimy out of a constant state of destructive stupidity.
  • Mad Scientist: He blows Stimpy up so that Ren can travel inside him and find out what's ceasing his brain activity, plus he appears to have experimented on his own mother.
  • My Brain Is Big: He's highly intelligent and he has a very large head.

     The Ghost 

A small ghost that spends his entire appearance trying to scare Ren and Stimpy and failing miserably. Only appears in the episode "Haunted House".

     Ralph Bakshi 

Yes, THAT Ralph Bakshi. He appears solely in Fire Dogs II, with Ren and Stimpy hanging out with him.

     Charles Globe 

World-renowned fitness guru and socialite gadfly.

  • Hard Work Hardly Works: He admits that his well-proportioned torso wasn't a result of working out, but from having the excess fat in his legs surgically transplanted.
  • Hunk: Once you get past the fact that his head is a globe, he's pretty impressive.
  • Informed Attribute: While Stimpy introduces him as a fitness guru, he's never worked out a day in his life.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's a lazier version of Charles Atlas.

     Waffle Woman 

Powdered Toast Man's arch nemesis.

  • Alliterative Name: Double Ws.
  • Evil Is Petty: She blew up chunks on the world because her waffles didn't sell as well as powdered toast.
  • Yandere: During her last fight with Powdered Toast Man, both drop hints of being bitter ex-lovers.

     The Lifeguard 

Appears in Naked Beach Frenzy.

Alternative Title(s): Ren And Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon


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