List of The Ren & Stimpy Show episodes

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This is a list of episodes of the animated series The Ren & Stimpy Show which premiered on Nickelodeon on August 11, 1991 and ran for five seasons until December 16, 1995 with the finale "A Scooter for Yaksmas". The series initially had no consistent grouping of segments into episodes; episodes and interstitial segments aired out of production order, some episodes and interstitials were produced for one season and aired in another, and two episodes, "Man's Best Friend" and "Sammy and Me / The Last Temptation", did not air in the series' original run at all.

The first list is ordered according the original television air date, and a second list provides the episode order according the DVD releases which groups the cartoons into 52 episodes.[1] The list does not include episodes from the spin-off Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon".

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes[b] Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Pilot September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15) (part of season 1)
1 6 August 11, 1991 (1991-08-11) February 23, 1992 (1992-02-23)
2 13 August 15, 1992 (1992-08-15) May 23, 1993 (1993-05-23)
3 10 November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20) July 30, 1994 (1994-07-30)
4 13 October 1, 1994 (1994-10-01) April 1, 1995 (1995-04-01)
5 11 June 3, 1995 (1995-06-03) October 20, 1996 (1996-10-20)

The episodes were interspersed with short segments that sometimes aired before or after the main cartoons, which are named below.

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (1990)[edit]

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Pilot / 7 2b (season 2) "Big House Blues" John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi, Bob Camp, & Jim Smith September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15) December 21, 1990 (1990-12-21)

In the eight-minute pilot, Ren and Stimpy get caught by the dogcatcher and are sent to the pound where they meet Jasper and briefly Phil until he has to take "The Big Sleep". Ren initially doesn't understand, but after Jasper explains this to Ren, their lives seem to be on a thin thread until a sweet girl adopts them both.

The uncut version was put on Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" along with the banned episode, "Man's Best Friend".

The pilot screened in film festivals several months before the show debuted on television. "Big House Blues" is included in the first & second season DVD set.

Season 1 (1991–92)[edit]

The season's episodes were interspersed with short segments: three "Ask Dr. Stupid" segments, three different "Log" commercials, "My Little Brother Doll", a "Powdered Toast Man" commercial, "Secret Oath", "Stimpy's Breakfast Tips", four different "What'll We Do 'Till Then?" segments, and "Yak Shaving Day".

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1 1a "Stimpy's Big Day" John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi & Vincent Waller August 11, 1991 (1991-08-11)
After winning a Gritty Kitty poem contest, Stimpy goes to Hollywood, leaving Ren feeling lonely.
2 1b "The Big Shot!" John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi & Vincent Waller August 11, 1991 (1991-08-11)
Stimpy enjoys living his new life in Hollywood, and becomes a big star, but after a while they both start to miss each other and eventually Stimpy gives up all the money and fame to see Ren again.
3 2a "Robin Höek" John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi & Bob Camp August 25, 1991 (1991-08-25)
As Stimpy reads a mixed-up version of Robin Hood, Ren dreams he is Robin, and Stimpy as all the other roles.
4 2b "Nurse Stimpy" John Kricfalusi (as Raymond Spum) John Kricfalusi & Bob Camp August 25, 1991 (1991-08-25)
When Ren gets sick, Stimpy decides to take care of Ren himself, but the treatment proves worse than the disease. By the end Ren feels better and Stimpy gets sick, prompting a vengeful "Nurse Ren" into action.
5 3a "Space Madness" John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi & Jim Gomez September 8, 1991 (1991-09-08)
Commander Höek (Ren) and Cadet Stimpy are on a mission to explore the cosmos. Commander Hoek begins to display symptoms of "space madness". Stimpy attempts to calm his sickened Officer while still maintaining his loyalty to his command, but it doesn't last long.
6 3b "The Boy Who Cried Rat!" John Kricfalusi Vincent Waller & John Kricfalusi September 8, 1991 (1991-09-08)
When Ren and Stimpy are caught stealing out of garbage cans, they are chased out on the streets, and begin to starve. The pair then hatches a plan to get money and food: disguise Ren as a mouse and put him in the Pipes' home, and turn Stimpy into a neighborhood mouse catcher.
Pilot / 7 2b (season 2) "Big House Blues" John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi, Bob Camp, & Jim Smith September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)
See the pilot section.
8 4b "The Littlest Giant" John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi & Bob Camp September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)
In another one of Stimpy's bedtime stories, Ren dreams he is Wee Ren, who befriends the littlest giant (Stimpy) in the story, "The Littlest Giant".
9 4a "Fire Dogs" John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi September 29, 1991 (1991-09-29)
Disguised as dalmatians to get food, shelter and money, Ren and Stimpy get jobs as fire dogs. Although they do not closely resemble dalmatians, a can of spotted "dalmatian paint" allows them to pass as the spotted animals.
10 5a "Marooned" John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi December 29, 1991 (1991-12-29)
After Commander Höek (Ren) and Cadet Stimpy land on a strange planet, some peculiar (and painful) things happen to them.
11 5b "Untamed World" John Kricfalusi Jim Smith & John Kricfalusi December 29, 1991 (1991-12-29)
Alternatively titled "A Cartoon". Ren and Stimpy host a nature show, Untamed World, and go to the Galápagos Islands to find weird creatures that look like... themselves.
12 6a "Black Hole" John Kricfalusi Bob Camp & Will McRobb February 23, 1992 (1992-02-23)
Commander Höek (Ren) and Cadet Stimpy pass through a black hole to find a mountain of missing left socks.
13 6b "Stimpy's Invention" John Kricfalusi Jon Kricfalusi & Bob Camp February 23, 1992 (1992-02-23)
After Ren tries some of Stimpy's inventions that work poorly, Stimpy invents a "Happy Helmet" to make Ren feel happier, at which Ren is forcefully happy. By the end, Ren destroys the Happy Helmet and is outraged at Stimpy until he realizes he loves to be angry.

Season 2 (1992–93)[edit]

This season's episodes were interspersed with the short segments "Sugar Frosted Milk", "Ace Reporter, Ren Höek", "Gritty Kitty Litter", two "Log" segments, "Powdered Toast Man: Vitamin F", "Secret Club: Susan Fout", "Sugar Sod Pops", a new "What'll We Do 'Till Then?" segment, "World Crisis with Mr. Horse", and short segments from previous seasons.

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14 1a "In the Army" Bob Camp Bob Camp August 15, 1992 (1992-08-15)
Ren and Stimpy register in the army, unaware of all the obstacles to overcome with a big, bossy sarge, though they end up passing and entering a war.
15 1b "Powdered Toast Man" John Kricfalusi Richard Pursel & John Kricfalusi August 15, 1992 (1992-08-15)
Powdered Toast Man saves a kitten from crashing into a truck, rescues the Pope (voiced by Frank Zappa) from Muddy Mudskipper, serves Ren and Stimpy breakfast, and helps the president with an embarrassing bathroom situation.
16 2a "Ren's Toothache" John Kricfalusi Bob Camp & John Kricfalusi August 22, 1992 (1992-08-22)
After Ren doesn't brush his teeth and all of his teeth fall out, Stimpy tells Ren to leave his nerve endings under his pillow, and a fairy will give him $100. During the night, the nerve ending fairy comes and is all out of $100 bills, and gives him a ball of lint. So the next day, Stimpy gives Ren one of his oversized teeth for a birthday present.
17 3a "Out West" Bob Camp Bob Camp & John Kricfalusi August 29, 1992 (1992-08-29)
Abner and Ewalt need someone to hang, so they hire Ren and Stimpy to steal Mr. Horse.
18 3b "Rubber Nipple Salesmen" Vincent Waller & John Kricfalusi Vincent Waller & John Kricfalusi August 29, 1992 (1992-08-29)
Ren and Stimpy try to sell rubber nipples to the Fire Chief, Mr. Horse and the Pipes.
19 4 "Svën Höek" John Kricfalusi Bob Camp & John Kricfalusi November 7, 1992 (1992-11-07)
When Ren hears that his cousin Svën is coming over, he remembers him being smart, but when Svën arrives, he acts more like Stimpy, which puts Ren at the highest anger level after they accidentally destroy his prized possessions.
20 5b "Haunted House" Ron Hughart John Kricfalusi, Bob Camp, Jim Smith & Richard Pursel November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)
A dull ghost tries to scare Ren and Stimpy when they enter a haunted house, but the ghost's plans to scare Ren and Stimpy seem to fail.
21 5a "Mad Dog Höek" Bob Camp Bob Camp November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)
Ren, as Mad Dog Höek, and Stimpy, as Killer Cadogen, wrestle the Lout Brothers, Lump and Loaf, thinking that they're just pretending to wrestle.
22 6a "Big Baby Scam" Vincent Waller Vincent Waller December 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)
Ren and Stimpy trade places with two babies to get the easy life, but they encounter many shenanigans.
23 6b "Dog Show" Chris Reccardi & John Kricfalusi Richard Pursel December 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)
George Liquor has finished training and tries to make his dogs, Ren and Stimpy, win the all-breed dog show.
24 7 "Son of Stimpy" John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi, Vincent Waller & Richard Pursel January 14, 1993 (1993-01-14)
When Stimpy farts, he believes that he has given birth. He tells Ren about the incident, but Ren won't believe him. Soon, Stimpy relentlessly tries to find his fart, which he names "Stinky". Originally titled "Stimpy's First Fart"
25 8a "Monkey See, Monkey Don't!" Bob Camp Bob Camp & Vincent Waller February 13, 1993 (1993-02-13)
Ren and Stimpy, seeing how the animals at the zoo get free handouts from visitors, disguise themselves as primates and apply for positions in the monkey house. As the other monkey, "Filthy", gets good food, Stimpy ends up getting old nutshells and pre-chewed gum, while Ren only gets a rock. Then they decide to get a transfer as a bird and a hippo.
26 8b "Fake Dad" John Kricfalusi & Jim Smith John Kricfalusi & Bob Camp February 27, 1993 (1993-02-27)
Ren and Stimpy adopt an overgrown, seven-year-old convict named Kowalski. Stimpy is kind and understanding towards the needy "youngster", but Ren has a bit more trouble adjusting to parenthood.
27 9a "The Great Outdoors" Vincent Waller & Ken Bruce Vincent Waller & John Kricfalusi March 27, 1993 (1993-03-27)
Ren and Stimpy go camping, but Ren begins to hate it when he suffers a streak of bad luck.
28 9b "The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball" Ron Hughart Vincent Waller & Bob Camp April 3, 1993 (1993-04-03)
Ren finds out that the value of hairballs is higher than gold and forces Stimpy to produce hairballs on a production line, but can't produce anymore since his hairball gland turned into dust. When the worker working for them produces that it's over, they realize that the episode is over, and they all start dancing in celebration.
29 10 "Stimpy's Fan Club" Peter Avanzino Elinor Blake & John Kricfalusi April 24, 1993 (1993-04-24)
When Stimpy becomes the adoration of many fans, Ren becomes jealous. So, Stimpy makes him president of the Stimpy fan-club, leading to Ren getting even more jealous and thinking about killing Stimpy. Then Ren is sent a fan letter, of which he gloats about to Stimpy, but then cries out of shame when he learns the letter was from Stimpy himself.
30 11 "A Visit to Anthony" John Kricfalusi & Jim Smith John Kricfalusi & Richard Pursel May 8, 1993 (1993-05-08)
Anthony, a young fan of Ren and Stimpy, invites them to come to his house. They do, but they are confronted by Anthony's dad, apparently a cartoon hater, and the neighborhood bully Victor, but the father starts to like Ren and Stimpy as Stimpy wharfs hairballs onto Ren. Anthony is voiced by Anthony Raspanti, a young fan who sent in one of the first letters to the show.
31 12 "The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen" John Kricfalusi & Chris Reccardi John Kricfalusi, Bob Camp, Jim Gomez & Vincent Waller May 23, 1993 (1993-05-23)
Ren and Stimpy join the elite force of Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen, whose famous motto is: "We always get our... butts kicked!", the duo search around the country to make settings in what is now Canada.

"Man's Best Friend"[edit]

Title Directed by Story by Original air date
"Man's Best Friend" John Kricfalusi Vincent Waller & John Kricfalusi June 23, 2003 (2003-06-23) (Spike)

Ren and Stimpy learn the true meaning of obedience when George Liquor takes them home with him and swears to make them "champions";

Produced during the show's second season, the episode never aired on Nickelodeon. The episode originally aired on the Spike network as part of the 2003 Ren & Stimpy revival series, Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon". "Man's Best Friend" is included in the first & second season DVD set.

John Kricfalusi cites the violent imagery—Ren beating up George Liquor with an oar—as the primary reason for getting his production company and himself fired from The Ren & Stimpy Show.[2]

Season 3 (1993–94)[edit]

This season's episodes were interspersed with the short segments "Cheesefist", "Chicken in a Drawer", "Dog Water", "Flod", "You Are What You Eat", and short segments from previous seasons.

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32 1a "To Salve and Salve Not!" Bob Camp Bob Camp & Vincent Waller November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
"Hey, It's That Guy!" tries to sell Stimpy a new can of salve, but Ren will do anything to keep his friend from wasting his money.
33 2a "A Yard Too Far" Bob Camp Bob Camp November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
To get a delicious plate of Mr. and Mrs. Pipe's "hog jowls", Ren and Stimpy must make it past an angry baboon. Purposefully based on the first Yogi Bear cartoon.
34 2b "Circus Midgets" Bob Camp & Jim Gomez Peter Avanzino, Ron Hauge & Bob Camp November 26, 1993 (1993-11-26)
Ren and Stimpy learn why you should never hitchhike: psychotic circus midgets.
35 1b "No Pants Today" Bill Wray & Bob Camp Richard Pursel November 26, 1993 (1993-11-26)
When Stimpy is sent outside without any pants, he encounters Mr. and Mrs. Pipe, Victor the Bully and a pack of clothed wild animals.
36 3a "Ren's Pecs" Ron Hughart Richard Pursel December 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)
After Ren gets picked on by a fat guy with pecs, his dream of pectoral muscles comes true when Stimpy surgically gives his butt fat to Ren's chest after Charles Globe mentions how he got his pecs.
37 3b "An Abe Divided" Jim Gomez Jim Gomez & Ron Hauge December 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)
Ren and Stimpy are assigned to guard the Lincoln Memorial, then Ren breaks open the statue's head after hearing about a rumored treasure inside, only to find caramel corn (like Stimpy said). Now they must repair the head before Sergeant Big Butt finds out.
38 4 "Stimpy's Cartoon Show" Bob Camp Elinor Blake & John Kricfalusi January 8, 1994 (1994-01-08)
Talentless Ren becomes the obnoxious producer of Stimpy's cartoon, but Ren, in some cases, takes it a little too far. Guest voice of Jack Carter as Wilbur Cobb.
39 6a "Jimminy Lummox" Ron Hughart Bob Camp, Jim Gomez & Ron Hauge February 19, 1994 (1994-02-19)
After Ren does cruel things to the habitat (prank calls, infecting the tap water, yelling at baby birds, trying to prank Stimpy, and almost killing a fly by trying to rip one of its wings off), Stimpy then lends his conscience to Ren to set him right, but it seems to upset him more.
40 6b "Bass Masters" Bob Camp Bob Camp & Jim Gomez February 19, 1994 (1994-02-19)
Ren hosts a television series where he teaches viewers to catch fish while on the hunt for "the foul-mouthed bass", but Stimpy and escaped convict Wilbur Cobb are catching all the fish, when Ren himself doesn't get a single bite.
41 8b "Road Apples" Howard E. Baker Ron Hauge March 12, 1994 (1994-03-12)
While stuck in the desert, the duo finally come aboard Mr. and Mrs. Pipe's RV, with a butcher shop, skunk milk, their fourth encounter with Wilbur Cobb.
42 7 "Ren's Retirement" Bob Camp Jim Gomez, Ron Hauge & Bill Wray April 2, 1994 (1994-04-02)
Strong, energetic, Ren's tenth birthday comes around. However, when Stimpy reminds him he's 70 in dog years, Ren becomes a crazy old coot.
43 8a "Jerry the Bellybutton Elf" Ron Hughart Steve Mellor April 9, 1994 (1994-04-09)
When Stimpy ventures into the inside of his bellybutton, he meets Jerry, the Bellybutton Elf (voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) at which he dislikes "Lint Loaf", meanwhile Ren (not too upset that Stimpy is stuck in his bellybutton, since he's still alive) throws a party, inviting his old friends from Seasons 1-2, even his cousin Sven!
44 9 "Hard Times for Haggis" Chris Reccardi Jim Gomez & Chris Reccardi April 30, 1994 (1994-04-30)
TV star Haggis MacHaggis (voiced by Alan Young) is kicked out of his mansion and thrown out onto the streets after Ren and Stimpy's cartoon show becomes more popular than his. Just as he plans to end it all, Haggis enlists in the help of two thugs-for-hire who help him sabotage Ren and Stimpy's show. The episode's title is also written as "The Scotsman".
45 10a "Eat My Cookies" Ron Hughart Ron Hauge June 4, 1994 (1994-06-04)
Ren and Stimpy become Barrette Beret Girl Scouts, and when Ren makes Stimpy eat all the cookies, they need to find a replacement for them. Plus, when Stimpy earns the famed Snipe-Hunting Badge, Ren becomes desperate for one of his own. Rosie O'Donnell voices the head girl scout.
46 10b "Ren's Bitter Half" Michael Kim Michael Kim, Ron Hauge & Bob Camp June 4, 1994 (1994-06-04)
Stimpy's new genetic formula (Xg49) physically splits Ren into his two halves of his personality: "Evil Ren" and (surprisingly) "Indifferent Ren".
47 5 "Lair of the Lummox" Bob Camp Bob Camp & John Kricfalusi July 30, 1994 (1994-07-30)
Ren and Stimpy, once again nature show hosts, examine a certain species: the lummox.

Season 4 (1994–95)[edit]

This season's episodes were interspersed with short segments which included "Field Guide" and short segments from previous seasons.

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48 1 "Hermit Ren" Chris Reccardi Jim Gomez, Bob Camp, Chris Reccardi & Bill Wray October 1, 1994 (1994-10-01)
Fed up with Stimpy's weird behavior and the whole world, Ren moves away and becomes a hermit but starts to go mad from loneliness. Meanwhile Stimpy makes a replica of Ren from his earwax.
49 2a "House of Next Tuesday" Ron Hughart Ron Hauge & Peter Avanzino October 8, 1994 (1994-10-08)
Ren and Stimpy move into the "House of Next Tuesday".
50 2b "A Friend in Your Face!" Bob Camp Bob Camp October 8, 1994 (1994-10-08)
Stimpy has a friend in his face (like a tick), then Ren ends up with the friend's friend, which starts to annoy him to no end.
51 3a "Blazing Entrails" Bob Camp Bob Camp, Jim Gomez & Bill Wray October 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)
Ren takes Stimpy to Dr. Brainchild when he starts acting dumber than usual, so once Dr. Brainchild makes Stimpy's body 5 times his size, Ren has to go inside Stimpy to save him from an organ bully beating up his brain (But not before getting beaten up himself). Dr. Brainchild and his mother are voiced by Bill Mumy and June Lockhart, respectively.
52 3b "Lumber Jerks" Bob Camp & Bill Wray Jim Gomez, Ron Hauge, Bob Camp & Bill Wray October 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)
While working on newspaper duty, Ren and Stimpy learn about how lumberjacks make more money and benefits, the duo become lumberjacks.
53 4a "Prehistoric Stimpy" Bob Camp Bob Camp & Ron Hauge November 5, 1994 (1994-11-05)
We get a peek at Ren and Stimpy as dinosaurs and a fifth appearance of Wilbur Cobb.
54 4b "Farm Hands" Bob Camp Bob Camp, Jim Gomez & Ron Hauge November 5, 1994 (1994-11-05)
Abner and Ewalt hire Ren and Stimpy as farm children.
55 5a "Magical Golden Singing Cheeses" Michael Kim Jim Gomez & Bob Camp November 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)
Stimpleton tries to save him and Renwaldo from starvation by looking for food.
56 5b "A Hard Day's Luck" Chris Reccardi Chris Reccardi, Lynne Naylor & Vince Calandra November 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)
Haggis McHaggis (again voiced by Alan Young) must pass tests by a leprechaun to get his dream: a full head of hair.
57 6a "I Love Chicken" Ron Hughart Bob Camp & Jim Gomez November 19, 1994 (1994-11-19)
Stimpy falls in love with a store-bought chicken and this starts to irritate Ren as all he sees the chicken as is his dinner.
58 6b "Powdered Toast Man vs. Waffle Woman" Chris Reccardi Vince Calandra, Chris Reccardi & Bob Camp November 19, 1994 (1994-11-19)
Powdered Toast Man fights his nemesis, Waffle Woman.
59 7a "It's a Dog's Life" Ken Bruce Jim Gomez & Bob Camp December 3, 1994 (1994-12-03)
Ren and Stimpy are saved from the pound gas chamber when a normal seeming wealthy old lady buys them, but things start to go awry.
60 7b "Egg Yölkeo" Bob Camp Jim Gomez & Bill Wray December 3, 1994 (1994-12-03)
Renwaldo, the Egg Smithëe, makes his own son out of egg yolks and wishes that he were a real boy.
61 8a "Double Header" Michael Kim Jim Gomez & Bob Camp January 7, 1995 (1995-01-07)
After standing in the middle of the street waiting for the bus to take Stimpy as far away from Ren as possible (To URSA Minor), the duo are peculiarly sewn together due to them being sent to a discount hospital and have to work at a circus to get money.
62 8b "The Scotsman in Space" Bob Camp Bob Camp, Jim Gomez & Bill Wray January 7, 1995 (1995-01-07)
Commander Höek (Ren) and Cadet Stimpy discover a Bizarre Scotsman (Haggis McHaggis, voiced by Alan Young) outside their spaceship and find a wallet attached to his hinder (literally).
63 9a "Pixie King" Ron Hughart Ron Hauge, Jim Gomez, Bill Wray & Bob Camp January 14, 1995 (1995-01-14)
While the duo, as pixies, strive to earn their wings, Ren wants to be "King of the Pixies". Wilbur Cobb (again voiced by Jack Carter) makes an appearance as a pixie.
64 9b "Aloha Höek" Bill Wray Jim Gomez, Bill Wray & Bob Camp January 14, 1995 (1995-01-14)
While Ren would rather be in a stinky whale head on a deserted island, Stimpy is at The Big Kahuna's tropical paradise.
65 10a "Insomniac Ren" Steve Loter Bob Camp, Jim Gomez & Vince Calandra January 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
Ren can't get any sleep, and so Stimpy attempts to help him, including reading him a story from Edgar Allan Poe's collection but fails.
66 10b "My Shiny Friend" Bill Wray Ron Hauge, Jim Gomez, Bill Wray & Bob Camp January 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
Stimpy stars to have a severe addiction watching television and Ren on numerous occasions tries to stop him (Including destroying the tv with an axe at one point).
67 11a "Cheese Rush Days" Kirk Field Vince Calandra February 11, 1995 (1995-02-11)
Ren and Stimpy are pioneers in search of high-country blue cheese. Then, Ren traps Stimpy and co. inside a blue-cheese filled mine because of his own tiny nugget.
68 11b "Wiener Barons" Bob Camp Ron Hauge, Jim Gomez & Bob Camp February 11, 1995 (1995-02-11)
Ren and Stimpy want to become Wiener Barons of Canada.
69 12a "Galoot Wranglers" Craig Bartlett Ron Hauge & Jim Gomez March 4, 1995 (1995-03-04)
Wilbur Cobb tells Ren and Stimpy a Western story about galoots.
70 12b "Ren Needs Help!" Bob Camp Jim Gomez & Bob Camp March 4, 1995 (1995-03-04)
Stimpy has to put Ren into an insane asylum after he tries to kill himself by jumping into a garbage disposal (Though this is after Stimpy unintentionally destroyed all of his stuff) and he can't stand the asylum.
71 1a (season 5) "Ol' Blue Nose" Steve Loter Ron Hauge, Bob Camp & Billy West March 18, 1995 (1995-03-18)
Stimpy becomes a successful singer. After having enough of getting hit by Ren, Stimpy's nose decides to leave Stimpy and embark on his own singing career, rendering Stimpy unable to sing well. Ren and Stimpy return to their home, and eventually Stimpy's nose returns to him after his career falters.
72 1b (season 5) "Stupid Sidekick Union" Tom McGrath Bob Camp & Jim Gomez March 18, 1995 (1995-03-18)
Stimpy demands better working conditions on the show and goes on strike. Ren tries out a few replacements, with dire results. Stimpy sneaks into the show's studio in disguise and gets Ren to sign in his autograph book, which actually contains a new labor contract. Stimpy returns to the show and Ren needs to ask his permission and pay him in order to hit him.
73 13a "Superstitious Stimpy" Bob Camp Ron Hauge, Jim Gomez & Bob Camp April 1, 1995 (1995-04-01)
Stimpy becomes superstitious when Tuesday the 17th arrives and Ren denies all of this until it's revealed that he was born on that day, so Stimpy has to help him with his bad luck.
74 13b "Travelogue" Arthur Filloy Jim Gomez April 1, 1995 (1995-04-01)
Ren and Stimpy decide to travel to a strange new island called Acromeglia.

Season 5 (1995–96)[edit]

This season's episodes were interspersed with the short segments "Varicose Veins", "Dog Water", and "Kraftwork Corner", and short segments from previous seasons.

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75 2a "Space Dogged" Steve Loter Jim Gomez & Bob Camp June 3, 1995 (1995-06-03)
Ren and Stimpy are the first dog and cat sent up to space in the Russian space program.
76 2b "Feud for Sale" Ron Hughart Bob Camp, Jim Gomez, Vince Calandra & Ron Hauge June 3, 1995 (1995-06-03)
"There's That Man Again!" plays a salesman who outwits Abner Dimwit and Ewalt Nitwit, the morons from out west.
77 3a "Hair of the Cat" Ken Bruce Ron Hauge July 1, 1995 (1995-07-01)
Ren recently starts to suffer from terrible allergies and Stimpy tries to help, but both don't realize until later that Stimpys hair is the cause of everything.
78 3b "City Hicks" Ken Bruce Vince Calandra July 1, 1995 (1995-07-01)
Ren and Stimpy leave the country when it rains and their dust fields are ruined with "useless" fruits and vegetables, but don't have much luck in the city at first.
79 4a "Stimpy's Pet" Steve Loter Vince Calandra, Jim Gomez & Bob Camp October 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)
Stimpy takes care of an abandoned circus clown (voiced by Phil Hartman).
80 4b "Ren's Brain" Chris Reccardi John Kricfalusi & Richard Pursel October 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)
Stimpy re-enters the world of science as a "freelance brain surgeon". He soon runs out of good brains to conduct experiments on, so, (a la "Stimpy's Invention") Stimpy removes Ren's brain and the brain (Not realizing that he's out of the body) goes on with his life until he notices Stimpy with a new dog i.e Him.
81 5a "Bellhops" Ken Bruce Jim Gomez, Vince Calandra & Ron Hauge October 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
Ren and Stimpy get jobs as bellhops and must make sure that no one finds out who is living in the top two floors of the hotel, but their curiosity gets the best of them.
82 5b "Dog Tags" Ken Bruce Ron Hauge October 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
Ren is getting ready for the annual Dog Lodge meeting and Stimpy begs to come along.
83 6a "I Was a Teenage Stimpy" Tom McGrath Bob Camp, Vince Calandra & Jim Gomez November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
Right before Ren is about to enjoy his new "Corn" magazines, he find out that Stimpy is starting his journey into adolescence, complete with all of its trials and tribulations which at first Ren is fine with (since he knows that it's just the journey to adolescence), but starts to get irritated and the last straw is when Stimpy steals his "Corn" magazines.
84 6b "Who's Stupid Now?" Michael Kim Michael Kim November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
When Ren and Stimpy find out they are about to be canceled (Thus breaking the fourth wall again), Ren comments that they'll do anything to keep the show ongoing, so the producer makes "a twist in chemistry" by making Stimpy the skinny jerk cat and Ren as the fat idiot dog, but Ren starts to realize that this might not be a good idea.
85 7a "School Mates" Kirk Field Jim Gomez November 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
An old obedience school friend of Ren's comes over for a surprise visit and is appalled that Ren is living a middle class lifestyle with a house cat.
86 7b "Dinner Party" Steve Loter Vince Calandra November 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
Ren Hoek narrates the proper etiquette for throwing a dinner party, which includes sweaty palms, burping loudly, etc. They invite Muddy Mudskipper, Powdered Toast Man, Haggis McHaggis and more.
87 8b "Big Flakes" Ken Bruce Ron Hauge, Jim Gomez & Bob Camp November 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)
Ren and Stimpy are going on vacation in the winter. They arrive at the cabin, but they get snowed in and unfairly remain snowed in during the Spring meltdown.
88 8a "Pen Pals" Tom Owens & Craig Bartlett Ron Hauge November 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)
Ren and Stimpy are watching TV when they see the grand opening of a new jail where the prisoners are treated like kings.
89 9a "Terminal Stimpy" Arthur Filloy Jim Gomez, Bob Camp & Vince Calandra December 9, 1995 (1995-12-09)
After going through seven of his lives, Stimpy becomes extremely cautious before enduring the steps towards accepting death.
90 9b "Reverend Jack" Craig Bartlett Bob Camp & Jim Gomez December 9, 1995 (1995-12-09)
Ren and Stimpy work for a "reverend" (voiced by Frank Gorshin) who preaches about cheese and meat, but the duo starts to see that the reverend is a bit wacko.
91 10 "A Scooter for Yaksmas" Bob Camp Bob Camp, Jim Gomez & Vince Calandra December 16, 1995 (1995-12-16)
When Stimpy doesn't get the present he wanted, he steals the titular bike and goes on a quest to meet Stinky Whizzleteats. The episode is the last to air in the original Nickelodeon run.
92 11a "Sammy and Me" Bill Wray Jim Gomez & Bill Wray October 20, 1996 (1996-10-20) (MTV)
Stimpy's Sammy Mantis Jr. fan club kit arrives in the mail and Stimpy is overjoyed. Ren is sick of Stimpy's crazy obsession with Sammy Mantis, and soon, Stimpy begins stalking the Mantid Man.
93 11b "The Last Temptation" Bob Camp Jim Gomez, Vince Calandra & Bob Camp October 20, 1996 (1996-10-20) (MTV)
After Ren has a near-death experience, he tries to be nicer to Stimpy (with the help of Wilbur Cobb). After he repays Stimpy money he had stolen from his piggy bank over the years (up to $1 million), he ends up rich.

DVD releases[edit]

The Complete First and Second Seasons October 12, 2004 18 Includes all episodes from seasons one and two, "Ren and Stimpy: In the Beginning" featurette, "Svën Höek" pencil test, Spümcø sketch book, the banned episode "Man's Best Friend", the theatrical version of "Big House Blues", audio commentary on six episodes and uncut versions of four episodes. The following episodes are edited on this set: "Ren's Toothache" (Ren and Stimpy saying goodnight to each other, some of Stimpy brushing his teeth, Stimpy spitting into a jar to add to his collection and flossing afterwards, and part of Ren grinding his teeth while sleeping are all missing) "Haunted House" (bloody head fairy scene is missing), "Big Baby Scam" (a closeup of Ren getting scratched on Mr Pipe's stubble is missing; Old Man Hunger whistling to Ren and Stimpy is missing), "Out West" (The line "Ya'll bring the kids down, ya hear?" is missing), "The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball" (Stimpy licking the hair off his stomach and some hairball production is missing), and "Son of Stimpy" (Footage of Stimpy staring at the ceiling in bed and the scene when Ren places a Christmas present next to Stimpy's portrait is missing).[3]
Seasons Three and a Half-ish June 28, 2005 17 Includes all episodes from season three and the first half of season four, audio commentary on twelve episodes, including commentary by Ren and Stimpy themselves on "Circus Midgets". The following episodes are edited on this set: "Jiminy Lummox" (the scenes when Ren pranks Stimpy while watching TV and in the bath are missing), "Bass Masters" (The scene with Ren and Stimpy putting their belongings in the boat and the scene where fish slurp chum with straws is missing), "Ren's Retirement"(A short scene with Stimpy telling Ren they have 17 holes to go is missing), "Road Apples" (The scene with Ren getting eaten by a vulture, Ren and Mr. Pipe screaming in agony in the shower, the story about the phantom, and the entire scene with Wilbur Cobb are all missing), the "Flod" bumper (a boy stealing Flod from a girl is missing), "Eat My Cookies" (The scene where Ren and Stimpy fall on jagged rocks is missing), "Ren's Bitter Half" (A short scene of Stimpy asking indifferent Ren if he would be mean is missing), "House of Next Tuesday" (The scene where a whale vomits up plankton is missing), "A Friend in Your Face" (2 seconds of the grand opening of a hotel in Ren's head is missing), "Magical Golden Singing Cheeses" (a few scenes from the idiot contest are missing), "A Hard Day's Luck" (Haggis McHaggis's test of generosity is missing), "Prehistoric Stimpy" (The scene with Stimpy picking apart Wilbur Cobb's facial features and mocking him along with swimming dinosaurs is missing), "Farm Hands" (A scene of Ren asking Abner and Ewalt how to eat without teeth is missing), "I Love Chicken" (Stimpy feeding Ren corned stuffing and giblets is missing; Stimpy's dialogue with the football is missing), "Powdered Toastman vs. Waffle Woman"(A portion of the scene when Waffle Woman challenges Powdered Toastman via TV is missing), "It's a Dog's Life" (A portion of the priest reading from Thessalonians is missing), and "Egg Yolkeo" (A camera panning right to Renwaldo's home, A scene of Egg Yolkeo driving a car, and Renwaldo rocking the fridge are all missing). One bumper, "Chicken in a Drawer", was excised entirely.[3]
Season Five and Some More of Four September 20, 2005 17 Includes the second half of season four and all 11 episodes from season five, audio commentaries on thirteen episodes, including commentary by Ren and Stimpy themselves on "Big Flakes". The following episodes are edited on this set: "Galoot Wranglers" (a brief scene of the galoots reacting to Stimpy's cattle call is missing), "Ren Needs Help!" (footage of Ren jumping into the garbage disposal, the hospital staff taking the Moose chair and Stimpy correcting them, the scene when Ren asks the yak where the doctor is and Dr. Sloth climbing out of a hole, "Ahem.", Ren's disappointed face in getting creamed corn, and the scene when Stimpy visits Ren with the baby are all missing), "Travelogue" (The Ol' Facefull scene is missing), "Feud for Sale" (The scene with Ewalt stealing his grandfather's retirement funds, the scene with the elephant squeezing Abner off of its butt, a portion of the salesman describing Ewalt during Abner's rage, and the pan out of Abner and Ewalt shaking hands are all missing), "Bellhops" (The scene where Ren and Stimpy make a mess of a hotel room is missing), "Who's Stupid Now?" (the milkshake scene is not only shortened, but the Reservoir Dogs reference is missing too; Ren's prologue before the title credits is also missing), "Pen Pals" (Ren asking the security guard if he gives up and a white flag is given is missing), "Big Flakes" (The scene where Ren eats a piece of a calendar is missing), "Reverend Jack Cheese" (The ceremony in the van is missing), "Sammy and Me" (A short scene before Ren reads Stimpy's story is missing), and "The Last Temptation of Ren" (A portion of Stimpy making Ren's oatmeal, footage of Ren mowing his lawn, and the pool party scene are missing.).[4]

Episode order[edit]

The DVD releases ordered the Ren & Stimpy cartoons into the following episodes:

Season 1
  1. Stimpy's Big Day/The Big Shot
  2. Robin Hoek/Nurse Stimpy
  3. Space Madness/The Boy Who Cried Rat!
  4. Fire Dogs/Stimpy's Storybook Land: The Littlest Giant
  5. Marooned/Untamed World
  6. Black Hole/Stimpy's Invention
Season 2
  1. In the Army/Powdered Toast Man
  2. Ren's Toothache/Big House Blues
  3. Out West/Rubber Nipple Salesmen
  4. Sven Hoek
  5. Mad Dog Höek/Haunted House
  6. Big Baby Scam/Dog Show
  7. Son of Stimpy
  8. Monkey See, Monkey Don't!/Fake Dad
  9. The Great Outdoors/The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball
  10. Stimpy's Fan Club
  11. A Visit to Anthony
  12. The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen
Season 3
  1. To Salve and Salve Not!/No Pants Today
  2. A Yard Too Far/Circus Midgets
  3. Ren's Pecs/An Abe Divided
  4. Stimpy's Cartoon Show
  5. Lair of the Lummox
  6. Jiminy Lummox/Bass Masters
  7. Ren's Retirement
  8. Jerry the Bellybutton Elf/Road Apples
  9. Hard Times for Haggis
  10. Eat My Cookies/Ren's Bitter Half
Season 4
  1. Hermit Ren
  2. House of Next Tuesday/A Friend in Your Face
  3. Blazing Entrails/Lumber Jerks
  4. Prehistoric Stimpy/Farm Hands
  5. Magical Singing Golden Cheeses/Hard Day's Luck
  6. I Love Chicken/Powdered Toast Man vs. Waffle Woman
  7. It's a Dog's Life/Egg Yolkeo
  8. Double Header/The Scotsman in Space
  9. Pixie King/Aloha Hoek
  10. Insomaniac Ren/My Shiny Friend
  11. Cheese Rush Days/Wiener Barons
  12. Galoot Wranglers/Ren Needs Help
  13. Superstitious Stimpy/Travelogue
Season 5
  1. Ol' Blue Nose/Stupid Sidekick Union
  2. Space Dogged/Feud for Sale
  3. Hair of the Cat/City Hicks
  4. Stimpy's Pet/Ren's Brain
  5. Bellhops/Dog Tags
  6. I Was a Teenage Stimpy/Who's Stupid Now?
  7. School Mates/Dinner Party
  8. Pen Pals/Big Flakes
  9. Terminal Stimpy/Reverend Jack
  10. A Scooter for Yaksmas
  11. Sammy and Me/The Last Temptation

Notes[edit]

a The "No. in series" column numbers the cartoons by air date, and the "No. in season" column numbers them by their order on the DVD set.
b Episodes according to the DVD releases.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thad Komorowski (2013). Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593932343. 
  2. ^ Martin Goodman (September 1, 2004). "Dr. Toon interviews John Kricfalusi". Animation World Magazine. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  3. ^ a b Lyris-Lite.net
  4. ^ Lyris-Lite.net