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Referenced By / The Ren & Stimpy Show

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  • Shaman King: Tamao Tamamura's Guardian ghosts, Ponchi and Conchi bear a striking—and wholly intentional—resemblance to Ren and Stimpy. (The author, not surprisingly, is a fan.)

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Live-Action Films

  • The Cable Guy: The episode, "Insomniac Ren/My Shiny Friend" can be seen playing on a TV.
  • Clueless shows Ren & Stimpy on TV, too.
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  • When the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? mentions frantic-paced children's television programming, the "You dare not agree with ME?" scene is shown.

Live-Action TV

  • Boy Meets World: At one point in the episode "Quiz Show", Ren and Stimpy are mentioned (as is Rocko).
  • In the Broad City episode "The Last Supper," Ilana says that her first Celeb Crush was Stimpy.
  • In the Full House episode, "Joey's Funny Valentine", Joey imitates Ren and calls Danny "Stimpy", and then Becky mimics Joey's Ren imitation.
  • Key & Peele: In a Wendell sketch, Wendell calls a company to replace a Superman bed he crushed under his own weight. To avoid telling the operator that it's him who needs the bed, he lies that it's for his son and names him "Stimpy" after looking at some Ren & Stimpy plush dolls next to him.
  • Martin had an episode where Pam insulted Cole and Martin by calling them "Ren and Stumpy".
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  • Saved by the Bell: The College Years had an episode where Mike was training to get back in shape to try out for a spot on a football team. One of the motivations he had to get his aggression out was his anger at Screech taping over his only tape of his past football accomplishments with Ren & Stimpy.

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Western Animation

  • In the 2 Stupid Dogs episode, "Cartoon Canines", Big Dog and Little Dog are shanghaied into a training camp for cartoon characters. During the montage where the two dogs try on different cartoon personas, Little Dog is seen looking like Ren, and Big Dog is seen looking like Stimpy. The Drill Sergeant shoots it down for being "Too Diseased".
  • American Dad!: At one point in the episode "Roger's Baby", Jeff is seen wearing Ren and Stimpy slippers.
  • In the Drawn Together episode, "The Lemon AIDS Walk", a cat resembling Stimpy is among the characters playing badminton against the Drawn Together team, with Billy West providing his voice.
  • In the Garfield and Friends episode, "The Incredibly Stupid Swamp Monster", while Roy Rooster is on the phone looking for a new show to cast a role in, he says, "What about cable? I hear they're considering doing a funny version of Ren & Stimpy.".
  • Robot Chicken: A sketch from "Gold Dust Gasoline" has a unicorn couple miss Noah's Ark and try to survive the flood on their very own (poorly-made) ark. The unicorns featured in the sketch were modified versions of the Palisades Mr. Horse action figure.
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  • Near the end of the Tiny Toon Adventures Spring Break Special, Rank and Stumpy, a rooster and a squirrel who resemble Ren and Stimpy get run over by the Tiny Toons bus on its way back to ACME Acres. This was done in response to John Kricfalusi's criticism of Tiny Toons.
  • In Tamagotchi Video Adventures, Mimitchi and Pochitchi go inside a television and play the roles of Ren and Stimpy, respectively.
    Potchitchi: Happy joy, happy joy!
    Mimitchi: YOU EEDIOT!
    Cosmotchi: Fascinating! Yet disturbing, somehow.

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