The Ren & Stimpy Show

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1991
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.5  (24,592)

The Ren & Stimpy Show is a classic cartoon series that aired on Nickelodeon from 1991-1996. Created by John Kricfalusi, the show follows the adventures of a psychotic Chihuahua named Ren and his dim-witted feline friend Stimpy. The dynamic duo get up to all sorts of misadventures, from solving a murder mystery to traveling to space.

The show's animation style was unique for its time, with exaggerated facial expressions and gross-out humor that was both surreal and hilarious. It became a cult favorite among children and adults alike, who reveled in the show's irreverent take on traditional cartoon tropes.

Billy West voiced both Ren and Stimpy, creating two iconic characters that are still instantly recognizable today. West brought an intense energy to Ren's manic personality, while giving Stimpy a dopey voice that perfectly complemented his idiotic behavior.

Gary Owens lent his voice to the show's narrator, who would often step in to provide some comedic relief or to break the fourth wall. Cheryl Chase voiced additional characters, including Stimpy's on-again-off-again girlfriend, while Harris Peet was the show's composer, creating the series' catchy theme song as well as the score for each episode.

One of the things that set The Ren & Stimpy Show apart was its willingness to push boundaries. The show's humor could be gross and offensive at times, but it was always done in a way that felt more silly than malicious. The show wasn't afraid to take on topics like mental illness or to use dark, adult humor that would never make it past the censors today.

One of the standout episodes of the show was "Stimpy's Invention," in which Stimpy creates a device that can turn people into "happy" versions of themselves. When Ren tries it out, he turns into an incredibly handsome and successful version of himself, leading to a hilarious case of mistaken identity. Other episodes tackled topics like politics, war, and celebrity culture, always with the same twisted sense of humor that made the show so beloved.

Despite its success with audiences, The Ren & Stimpy Show courted controversy during its run. Creator John Kricfalusi was known for his erratic behavior and clashes with Nickelodeon executives, eventually leading to his departure from the show after the second season. The show continued on without him, but it was never quite the same, as the network began to tone down some of the more controversial aspects of the show's humor.

Nevertheless, The Ren & Stimpy Show left a lasting impact on animation and humor, influencing future shows like Spongebob Squarepants and Adventure Time. It remains a beloved classic today, with fans eagerly re-watching old episodes and sharing their favorite moments on social media.

In conclusion, The Ren & Stimpy Show was a groundbreaking cartoon series that paved the way for a new kind of humor in animation. With its unique animation style, memorable characters, and willingness to push boundaries, it remains a cult classic to this day.

The Ren & Stimpy Show is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (79 episodes). The series first aired on August 11, 1991.

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Fishing Trip
21. Fishing Trip
Ren and Stimpy go on a trip to find a foul-mouthed bass.
The Big Switch
20. The Big Switch
November 7, 1996
Ren is abusing Stimpy and he's not happy about it and they argue about who is better: to be an idiot or to be a mean psychotic chihuahua. They settle it by making a bet that they have to switch each other's personalities for a day.
A Scooter for Yaksmas
19. A Scooter for Yaksmas
November 14, 1996
Ren does think the Yaksmas is a dumb holiday, but Stimpy believes in it and when Stimpy doesn't get a scooter from Ren, he tries to steal one with consequences.
Wilderness Adventure
18. Wilderness Adventure
Ren and Stimpy are used as bloodhounds after George Liquor takes them to the forest.
Hollywood Hoek
17. Hollywood Hoek
The story of how Ren got in to show business is chronicled in this episode.
Have Yourself a Stinky Little Christmas
16. Have Yourself a Stinky Little Christmas
Ren and Stimpy stay up late to wait for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. To wait, Stimpy turns on the TV and Ren and Stimpy watch other Ren and Stimpy episodes_4-18 like Son of a Stimpy and two music videos called Cat Hairballs and Fleck the Walls.
The Boy Who Cried
15. The Boy Who Cried "Rat!" (2)
Summary is not available.
Ren's Bad Habits
14. Ren's Bad Habits
Summary is not available.
Hillbilly Hoek
13. Hillbilly Hoek
Ren dreams that he is the hero of Stimpy's bedtime story - a brave outlaw who robs from the rich, gives to the criminally insane, and rescues the cross-dressed cat, Maid Moron.
The Cellulettes
12. The Cellulettes
Stimpy becomes a member of a group named the Cellulettes which is filled with girls. He comes up with hits like "My Blue Chihuahua."
All Sluggards Day
11. All Sluggards Day
Summary is not available.
Terminal Stimpy / Reverend Jack
10. Terminal Stimpy / Reverend Jack
November 7, 1996
Stimpy gets paranoid because he's used up eight of his lives and only has one left to live. / Ren and Stimpy begin working for the Rev. Jack Cheese in his meat mobile. Rev. Jack plays guitar while Ren and Stimpy put on a puppet show.
Pen Pals / Big Flakes
9. Pen Pals / Big Flakes
October 31, 1996
Ren and Stimpy are watching television when they see the grand opening of a new jail where the prisoners are treated like kings. / Ren and Stimpy are snowed in. Stimpy amuses himself with whistling in a bottle and other mundane activities.
Sammy and Me / Big Flakes
8. Sammy and Me / Big Flakes
October 24, 1996
Sammy and Me: Stimpy is overjoyed when his Sammy Mantis Jr. fan club kit gets in the mail. Big Flakes: Ren and Stimpy get snowed in a cabin.
School Mates / Dinner Party
7. School Mates / Dinner Party
October 17, 1996
School Mates: Ren is in for a surprise visit when his an old obedience school friend comes over for a visit. The friend is appalled that Ren is living with a cat and has a middle class lifestyle. Dinner Party: In this episode, Ren shows us the proper way for throwing a dinner party.
I Was a Teenage Stimpy / Who's Stupid Now?
6. I Was a Teenage Stimpy / Who's Stupid Now?
October 10, 1996
I Was a Teenage Stimpy: Stimpy goes through puberty. Who's Stupid Now? : Ren and Stimpy find out they are about to be canceled when they go into the bosses' office. The boss switches Ren and Stimpy's roles and makes Ren eat Stimpy's fat.
Bellhops / Dog Tags
5. Bellhops / Dog Tags
October 3, 1996
Bellhops: Ren and Stimpy get a job as being bellhops and try to make sure that no one is living on the top two floors of the hotel. Dog Tags: The annual Dog Lodge meeting is here and Ren is getting ready for it. Stimpy wants to come along too, so he begs.
Stimpy's Pet / Ren's Brain
4. Stimpy's Pet / Ren's Brain
September 26, 1996
Stimpy's Pet: An abandoned circus clown is being taken care of by Stimpy. Ren's Brain: Stimpy becomes a brain surgeon and he tries to remove Ren's brain.
Hair of the Cat / City Hicks
3. Hair of the Cat / City Hicks
September 19, 1996
Hair of the Cat: Ren may be allergic to Stimpy's cat hair after suffering his allergies. City Hicks: Ren and Stimpy leave their farm to the city to find filth after it rains, which make the fields grow vegetables and fruits and that ruins them.
Space Dogged / Feud for Sale
2. Space Dogged / Feud for Sale
September 12, 1996
Space Dogged: A Russian cat and dog, who surprisingly look a lot like Ren and Stimpy are sent up in space in the Russian Space Program. Feud for Sale: The salesman (from To Salve or Not to Salve) tries to outwit Abner and Ewalt Nitwit (the morons from the episode, Out West).
Ol' Blue Nose / Stupid Sidekick Union
1. Ol' Blue Nose / Stupid Sidekick Union
September 5, 1996
Ol' Blue Nose: Stimpy starts to sing like Frank Sinatra after Ren hits Stimpy in the nose. Stupid Sidekick Union: Stimpy is alerted about the sidekick union going on strike.
Where to Watch The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show is available for streaming on the Nickelodeon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Ren & Stimpy Show on demand at Paramount+ and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    August 11, 1991
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (24,592)