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The Great Outdoors

Ren and Stimpy are out camping in the woods.

The Cat who Laid the Golden Hairball

Ren finds out how valuable Stimpy's hairballs actually are.

The Great Outdoors provides examples of...

  • Animal Gender-Bender: The mosquitoes are clearly female in that they suck blood and lay eggs, but they have male voices and refer to each other as "guys".
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  • Instant Mass: Just Add Water!: Ren eats a pill of dehydrated horse meat, which rehydrates inside his body as a whole horse.
    Mr. Horse: (inside Ren) No sir, I don't like it.
  • Oh, Crap!: Ren knows he's screwed when he sees a (relieved) beaver floating in the water cooler he drank from.
  • Squee!: Ren cries excitedly when he sees a lone mosquito sucking blood from his arm.
  • Skinny Dipping: Stimpy gets Ren to try to go into water naked. And then Old Man Hunger and his wife join in.

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The Cat Who Laid the Golden Hairball provides examples of...

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  • Big "SHUT UP!": Ren wants Stimpy to shut up.
    Stimpy: (noticed one of his arms is bare) Hey, Ren...
    Ren: (throws a cinderblock at him) SHUT UP AND LICK YOUR OTHER ARM!!
  • 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 seems like he's dying at the end. But as soon as it is announced that the episode is over, he gets up and starts dancing with Ren as if nothing happened.
  • 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: Physical breakdown from overexerting themselves.
    • Stimpy is licked clean and hairless and passes out exhausted on the conveyor belt, which causes Ren to violently stamp Stimpy's butt.
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    • Stimpy is overworked nearly to death, destroying his wharfing gland in the process.
  • Head-and-Hip Pose: The supermodel in the hairball dress strikes this pose, touching her huge hat and her hip during a news broadcast describing the increasing value of hairballs and all their potential uses.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Ren is horrified at what he's done after overworking Stimpy leaves his wharfing gland ruined.
    Ren: Without it, he's only half a cat! Stimpy, I—
  • Video Full of Film Clips: This episode provided a majority of the clips for the music video for "Cat Hairballs", which followed the same basic premise as the episode. The video even ends with the scene of Stimpy passing out and getting stamped on the butt.
  • Wingding Eyes: Ren gets dollar sign eyes every time he stamps one of Stimpy's hairballs in the conveyor belt. However, when he stamps a furless Stimpy's butt, he gets "No Sale" sign instead.

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