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. The show premiered on Nickelodeon on August 11, 1991 directly following the premieres of Doug and Rugrats, and it ran for five seasons until December 16, 1995, with the finale "A Scooter for Yaksmas". The series initially did not have a 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. "Man's Best Friend" aired on the Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon for Spike in 2003 alongside the uncut show's pilot, "Big House Blues". "Sammy and Me / The Last Temptation" aired on October 20, 1996 on MTV.

The first list is ordered according to the original television air date, and a second list provides the episode order according to 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 Originally aired DVD volume DVD release date
First aired Last aired
Pilot December 21, 1990 (1990-12-21) (in theaters)
September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15) (on Nickelodeon)
1 October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
1 6 August 11, 1991 (1991-08-11) February 23, 1992 (1992-02-23)
2 12 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) 2 June 28, 2005 (2005-06-28)
4 14 October 1, 1994 (1994-10-01) April 1, 1995 (1995-04-01)
3
5 10 June 3, 1995 (1995-06-03) December 16, 1995 (1995-12-16)

[b] The pilot episode, "Big House Blues", premiered in film festivals on December 21, 1990.

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

Episodes[edit]

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".

No.
overall [a]
No. in
season [a]
TitleDirected byStory byStoryboard byOriginal air date
11a"Stimpy's Big Day"John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi & Vincent WallerJim Smith, John Kricfalusi & Vincent WallerAugust 11, 1991 (1991-08-11)
After winning a Gritty Kitty poem contest, Stimpy goes to Hollywood, leaving Ren left out.
21b"The Big Shot!"John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi & Vincent WallerJim Smith, John Kricfalusi & Vincent WallerAugust 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 of the money and fame to see Ren again.
32a"Robin Höek"John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi & Bob CampJim Smith & Vincent Waller (uncredited)[2]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 of the other roles.
42b"Nurse Stimpy"John Kricfalusi (as Raymond Spum)John Kricfalusi & Bob CampChris ReccardiAugust 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.
53a"Space Madness"John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi & Jim GomezJim Smith & Chris ReccardiSeptember 8, 1991 (1991-09-08)
Commander Höek (Ren) and Cadet Stimpy are on a mission to explore the cosmos. Commander Höek 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. Close to the end of the episode, Höek asks Stimpy to guard the History Eraser button and never to touch it – otherwise, it will remove him from existence –, and, thanks to the narrator, Stimpy eventually does just that.
63b"The Boy Who Cried Rat!"John KricfalusiVincent Waller & John KricfalusiVincent WallerSeptember 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.
74b (season 2)"Big House Blues"John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi, Bob Camp, & Jim SmithJohn KricfalusiSeptember 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)
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.
84b"The Littlest Giant"John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi & Bob CampBob Camp & Vincent Waller (uncredited)[3]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".
94a"Fire Dogs"John KricfalusiJohn KricfalusiJim Smith & Chris ReccardiSeptember 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.
105a"Marooned"John KricfalusiJohn KricfalusiChris ReccardiOctober 6, 1991 (1991-10-06)
After Commander Höek (Ren) and Cadet Stimpy land on a strange planet, some peculiar (and painful) things happen to them.
115b"Untamed World"John KricfalusiJim Smith & John KricfalusiJim SmithNovember 10, 1991 (1991-11-10)
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, which adds to the strangeness.
126a"Black Hole"John KricfalusiBob Camp & Will McRobbBob CampFebruary 23, 1992 (1992-02-23)
Commander Höek (Ren) and Cadet Stimpy pass through a black hole to find a mountain of missing left socks.
136b"Stimpy's Invention"John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi & Bob CampBob Camp (uncredited) [4]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.

No.
overall [a]
No. in
season [a]
TitleDirected byStory byStoryboard byOriginal air date
144a"In the Army"Bob CampBob CampBob CampAugust 15, 1992 (1992-08-15)
Ren and Stimpy register in the army, unaware of all of the obstacles to overcome with a big, bossy sarge, though they end up passing and entering a war.
156b"Powdered Toast Man"John KricfalusiRichard Pursel & John KricfalusiJim Smith & Bill WrayAugust 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.
161a"Ren's Toothache"John KricfalusiBob Camp & John KricfalusiChris ReccardiAugust 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, but is all out of $100 bills, and gives him a ball of lint. Fortunately, the next day, Stimpy gives Ren one of his oversized teeth for a birthday present.
177b"Out West"Bob CampBob Camp & John KricfalusiBob CampAugust 29, 1992 (1992-08-29)
Abner and Ewalt need someone to hang, so they hire Ren and Stimpy to steal Mr. Horse.
181b"Rubber Nipple Salesmen"Vincent Waller & John KricfalusiVincent Waller & John KricfalusiVincent WallerAugust 29, 1992 (1992-08-29)
Ren and Stimpy try to sell rubber nipples to the Fire Chief, Mr. Horse and the Pipes.
192"Svën Höek"John KricfalusiBob Camp & John KricfalusiJim Smith & Bill WrayNovember 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.
203a"Haunted House"Ron HughartJohn Kricfalusi, Bob Camp, Jim Smith & Richard PurselJim Smith, Richard Pursel & Bob CampNovember 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.
213b"Mad Dog Höek"Bob CampBob CampBob CampNovember 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.
225a"Big Baby Scam"Vincent WallerVincent WallerVincent WallerDecember 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)
Ren and Stimpy trade places with two babies to get the easy life, but they encounter many shenanigans.
235b"Dog Show"Chris Reccardi & John KricfalusiRichard PurselChris ReccardiDecember 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.
2412"Son of Stimpy"John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi, Vincent Waller & Richard PurselPeter AvanzinoJanuary 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"
256a"Monkey See, Monkey Don't!"Bob CampBob Camp & Vincent WallerBob CampFebruary 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.
267a"Fake Dad"John Kricfalusi & Jim SmithJohn Kricfalusi & Bob CampJim SmithFebruary 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.
279a"The Great Outdoors"Vincent Waller & Ken BruceVincent Waller & John KricfalusiPeter AvanzinoMarch 27, 1993 (1993-03-27)
Ren and Stimpy go camping, but Ren begins to hate it when he suffers a streak of bad luck.
289b"The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball"Ron HughartVincent Waller & Bob CampVincent WallerApril 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 eventually, he has trouble producing anymore. Ren and Bubba try to help him, such as licking Ren's fur and Bubba's hairy back, but nothing works, and a brief trip into Stimpy's body reveals that his hairball gland turned into dust. When the worker working for them tells them that their business is over, they realize that the episode is over, and they all start dancing in celebration.
298"Stimpy's Fan Club"Peter Avanzino Elinor Blake & John KricfalusiPeter AvanzinoApril 24, 1993 (1993-04-24)
When Stimpy becomes the adoration of many fans, Ren becomes jealous. To cheer him up, 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 becomes quickly disappointed when he learns the letter was from Stimpy himself.
3010"A Visit to Anthony"John Kricfalusi & Jim SmithJohn Kricfalusi & Richard PurselJim SmithMay 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.
3111"The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen"John Kricfalusi & Chris ReccardiJohn Kricfalusi, Bob Camp, Jim Gomez & Vincent WallerChris ReccardiMay 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]

Produced during the show's second season in 1992, the episode never aired on Nickelodeon due to violent content. 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.[5]

TitleDirected byStory byStoryboard byOriginal air date
"Man's Best Friend"John KricfalusiVincent Waller & John KricfalusiChris ReccardiJune 23, 2003 (2003-06-23) (on TNN)
Ren and Stimpy learn the true meaning of obedience when George Liquor takes them home with him and swears to make them "champions".

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.

No.
overall [a]
No. in
season [a]
TitleDirected byStory byStoryboard byOriginal air date
321a"To Salve and Salve Not!"Bob CampBob Camp & Vincent WallerJim GomezNovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
"There's That Man Again!" tries to sell Stimpy a new can of salve, but Ren will do anything to keep his friend from wasting his money.
332a"A Yard Too Far"Bob CampBob CampBob Camp & Joe SibilskiNovember 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 Yogi Bear cartoon "Pie Pirates".
342b"Circus Midgets"Bob Camp & Jim GomezPeter Avanzino, Ron Hauge & Bob CampStephen DeStefanoNovember 26, 1993 (1993-11-26)
Ren and Stimpy learn why you should never hitchhike: you may run into psychotic circus midgets.
351b"No Pants Today"Bill Wray & Bob CampRichard PurselBill WrayNovember 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.
363a"Ren's Pecs"Ron HughartRichard PurselPeter AvanzinoDecember 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.
373b"An Abe Divided"Jim GomezJim Gomez & Ron HaugeStephen DeStefanoDecember 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.
384"Stimpy's Cartoon Show"Bob CampElinor Blake & John KricfalusiMichael Kim & Chris ReccardiJanuary 8, 1994 (1994-01-08)
Talentless Ren becomes the obnoxious producer of hardworking Stimpy's cartoon, and takes it too far. Guest voice of Jack Carter as Wilbur Cobb.
395a"Jimminy Lummox"Ron HughartBob Camp, Jim Gomez & Ron HaugePeter AvanzinoFebruary 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. Stan Freberg voices Jimminy Lummox.
405b"Bass Masters"Bob CampBob Camp & Jim GomezPeter AvanzinoFebruary 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 of the fish, when Ren himself doesn't get a single bite.
417b"Road Apples"Howard E. BakerRon HaugeHoward E. Baker & Stephen DeStefanoMarch 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, and their fourth encounter with Wilbur Cobb.
426"Ren's Retirement"Bob CampJim Gomez, Ron Hauge & Bill WrayBill Wray & Bob CampApril 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. Haggis MacHaggis makes his first appearance in a cameo role.
437a"Jerry the Bellybutton Elf"Ron HughartSteve MellorStephen DeStefanoApril 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, including his cousin Sven, who only appeared in one past episode.
448"Hard Times for Haggis"Chris ReccardiJim Gomez & Chris ReccardiChris ReccardiApril 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".
459a"Eat My Cookies"Ron HughartRon HaugeVictoria JensonJune 4, 1994 (1994-06-04)
Ren and Stimpy become Barrette Beret Girl Scouts, and when Ren makes Stimpy eat all of the cookies, they need to find a replacement for them. Also, when Stimpy earns the famed Snipe-Hunting Badge, Ren becomes desperate for one of his own. Rosie O'Donnell voices the head girl scout.
469b"Ren's Bitter Half"Michael KimMichael Kim, Ron Hauge & Bob CampPeter AvanzinoJune 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".
4710"Lair of the Lummox"Bob CampBob Camp & John KricfalusiJim SmithJuly 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.

No.
overall [a]
No. in
season [a]
TitleDirected byStory byStoryboard byOriginal air date
481"Hermit Ren"Chris ReccardiJim Gomez, Bob Camp, Chris Reccardi & Bill WrayChris ReccardiOctober 1, 1994 (1994-10-01)
Fed up with Stimpy's weird behavior and the entire world in general, Ren moves away and becomes a hermit, but starts to go mad from loneliness. Meanwhile, a lonely Stimpy makes a replica of Ren from his earwax.
492a"House of Next Tuesday"Ron HughartRon Hauge & Peter AvanzinoPeter Avanzino & Stephen DeStefanoOctober 8, 1994 (1994-10-08)
Ren and Stimpy move into the "House of Next Tuesday".
502b"A Friend in Your Face!"Bob CampBob CampStephen DeStefanoOctober 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 endlessly.
513a"Blazing Entrails"Bob CampBob Camp, Jim Gomez & Bill WrayStephen DeStephano & Bob CampOctober 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)
Ren takes Stimpy to Dr. Brainchild when he starts acting dumber than usual, but when Dr. Brainchild transforms Stimpy's body five times larger than his normal size, Ren has to go inside Stimpy to save him from an organ bully that is 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.
523b"Lumber Jerks"Bob Camp & Bill WrayJim Gomez, Ron Hauge, Bob Camp & Bill WrayBill Wray & Bob CampOctober 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)
While working on newspaper duty, Ren and Stimpy learn about how lumberjacks make more money and benefits. As a result, the duo become lumberjacks.
534a"Prehistoric Stimpy"Bob CampBob Camp & Ron HaugePeter Avanzino & Stephen DeStephanoNovember 5, 1994 (1994-11-05)
We get a peek at Ren and Stimpy as dinosaurs and a fifth appearance of Wilbur Cobb.
544b"Farm Hands"Bob CampBob Camp, Jim Gomez & Ron HaugeStephen DeStephanoNovember 5, 1994 (1994-11-05)
Abner and Ewalt hire Ren and Stimpy as farm children.
555a"Magical Golden Singing Cheeses"Michael KimJim Gomez & Bob CampCraig Kellman, Michael Kim & Tom McGrathNovember 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)
Stimpleton tries to save himself and Renwaldo from starvation by looking for food.
565b"A Hard Day's Luck"Chris ReccardiChris Reccardi, Lynne Naylor & Vince CalandraLynne Naylor & Chris ReccardiNovember 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.
576a"I Love Chicken"Ron HughartBob Camp & Jim GomezPeter AvanzinoNovember 19, 1994 (1994-11-19)
Stimpy falls in love with a store-bought chicken and this starts to irritate Ren as all that he sees the chicken as is his dinner.
586b"Powdered Toast Man vs. Waffle Woman"Chris ReccardiVince Calandra, Chris Reccardi & Bob CampLynne NaylorNovember 19, 1994 (1994-11-19)
Powdered Toast Man fights his nemesis, Waffle Woman (voiced by Gail Matthius).
597a"It's a Dog's Life"Ken BruceJim Gomez & Bob CampTom McGrathDecember 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.
607b"Egg Yölkeo"Bob CampJim Gomez & Bill WrayStephen DeStefanoDecember 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.
618a"Double Header"Michael KimJim Gomez & Bob CampTom McGrathJanuary 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.
628b"The Scotsman in Space"Bob CampBob Camp, Jim Gomez & Bill WrayStephen DeStefanoJanuary 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).
639a"Pixie King"Ron HughartRon Hauge, Jim Gomez, Bill Wray & Bob CampStephen DeStefanoJanuary 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.
649b"Aloha Höek"Bill WrayJim Gomez, Bill Wray & Bob CampBill Wray & Chris MitchellJanuary 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 (voiced by Dom DeLuise) tropical paradise.
6510a"Insomniac Ren"Steve LoterBob Camp, Jim Gomez & Vince CalandraTom McGrathJanuary 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
Ren has a 6:00 AM tee-off in the morning, but can't get any sleep. Stimpy attempts to help him, including reading him a story from Edgar Allan Poe's collection, but fails. Eventually, the next morning, Ren's golfing friends (and Stimpy) decide to knock him out for five dollars.
6610b"My Shiny Friend"Bill WrayRon Hauge, Jim Gomez, Bill Wray & Bob CampBill Wray & Bob CampJanuary 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
Stimpy starts to have a severe addiction to watching television and Ren, on numerous occasions, tries to stop him (Including destroying the TV with a shovel at one point).
6711a"Cheese Rush Days"Mark Marren (as Kirk Field)Vince CalandraMark Marren (as Kirk Field)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.
6811b"Wiener Barons"Bob CampRon Hauge, Jim Gomez & Bob CampPeter AvanzinoFebruary 11, 1995 (1995-02-11)
Ren and Stimpy want to become Wiener Barons of Canada.
6912a"Galoot Wranglers"Craig BartlettRon Hauge & Jim GomezJim KammerudMarch 4, 1995 (1995-03-04)
Wilbur Cobb tells Ren and Stimpy a Western story about galoots.
7012b"Ren Needs Help!"Bob CampJim Gomez & Bob CampChris ReccardiMarch 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 handle the asylum.
7113a"Ol' Blue Nose"Steve LoterRon Hauge, Bob Camp & Billy WestMark O'HareMarch 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.
7213b"Stupid Sidekick Union"Tom McGrathBob Camp & Jim GomezTom McGrathMarch 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.
7314a"Superstitious Stimpy"Bob CampRon Hauge, Jim Gomez & Bob CampPeter AvanzinoApril 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.
7414b"Travelogue"Arthur FilloyJim GomezArthur FilloyApril 1, 1995 (1995-04-01)
Ren and Stimpy decide to travel to a strange new island called Acromeglia.

Season 5 (1995)[edit]

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

No.
overall [a]
No. in
season [a]
TitleDirected byStory byStoryboard byOriginal air date
751a"Space Dogged"Steve LoterJim Gomez & Bob CampTom McGrathJune 3, 1995 (1995-06-03)
Ren and Stimpy are the first dog and cat sent up to space in the Russian space program. The Russian space program film narrator is voiced by Phil Hartman.
761b"Feud for Sale"Ron HughartBob Camp, Jim Gomez, Vince Calandra & Ron HaugeChris ReccardiJune 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.
772a"Hair of the Cat"Ken BruceRon HaugeMark Marren (as Kirk Field)July 1, 1995 (1995-07-01)
Ren starts to sneeze frequently, suffering from terrible allergies. Stimpy tries to help, but Ren doesn't realize until later that Stimpy's hair is the cause of everything.
782b"City Hicks"Ken BruceVince CalandraJim Kammerud & Arthur FilloyJuly 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.
793a"Stimpy's Pet"Steve LoterVince Calandra, Jim Gomez & Bob CampBrian Smith, Dan Root & Steve LoterOctober 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)
Stimpy takes care of Sid the abandoned Circus Clown (voiced by Phil Hartman).
803b"Ren's Brain"Chris ReccardiJohn Kricfalusi & Richard PurselChris ReccardiOctober 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: Him.
814a"Bellhops"Ken BruceJim Gomez, Vince Calandra & Ron HaugeJim KammerudOctober 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. Mark Hamill voices Mr. Noggin.
824b"Dog Tags"Ken BruceRon HaugeJim KammerudOctober 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
Ren is getting ready for the annual Dog Lodge meeting and Stimpy begs to come along (due to the fact that the lodge is for dogs only since he's a cat) in which Ren agrees to bring him to the Dog Lodge. However, this turns out to be a mistake by letting his feline friend to Dog Lodge and the two dogs refusing Ren to join in the lodge by thinking that he is some type of a different animal such as a mosquito. And so, the two dogs are having Ren to do a traditional dog test to prove to them that he is a canine.
835a"I Was a Teenage Stimpy"Tom McGrathBob Camp, Vince Calandra & Jim GomezTom McGrath & Stephen DeStefanoNovember 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.
845b"Who's Stupid Now?"Michael KimMichael KimMichael KimNovember 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
When the producer told Ren and Stimpy that their show is 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.
856a"School Mates"Mark Marren (as Kirk Field)Jim GomezBrian SmithNovember 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.
866b"Dinner Party"Steve LoterVince CalandraRob Koo & Armen MelkonianNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
Dinner etiquette, Ren & Stimpy style.
877b"Big Flakes"Ken BruceRon Hauge, Jim Gomez & Bob CampTom McGrathNovember 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.
887a"Pen Pals"Tom Owens & Craig BartlettRon HaugeMichael KimNovember 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. Now they attempt to get in jail, only to find out that the commercial was a complete lie.
898a"Terminal Stimpy"Arthur FilloyJim Gomez, Bob Camp & Vince CalandraMark Marren (as Kirk Field) & Bob CampDecember 9, 1995 (1995-12-09)
After going through seven of his lives, Stimpy becomes extremely cautious before enduring the steps towards accepting death.
908b"Reverend Jack"Craig BartlettBob Camp & Jim GomezStephen DeStefanoDecember 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 weird.
919"A Scooter for Yaksmas"Bob CampBob Camp, Jim Gomez & Vince CalandraBob Camp, Tom McGrath & Stephen DeStefanoDecember 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.
9210a"Sammy and Me"Bill WrayJim Gomez & Bill WrayStephen DeStefano & Bill WrayOctober 20, 1996 (1996-10-20) (on 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 (voiced by Tommy Davidson), and soon, Stimpy begins stalking the Mantid Man. The final two episodes aired on MTV.
9310b"The Last Temptation"Bob CampJim Gomez, Vince Calandra & Bob CampBob CampOctober 20, 1996 (1996-10-20) (on 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. The final two episodes aired on MTV.

DVD releases[edit]

Episode order[edit]

The 2004/2005 DVD releases order the Ren & Stimpy cartoons into the following episodes:[6][7][8]

The First and Second Seasons [UNCUT]
  1. Stimpy's Big Day / The Big Shot
  2. Robin Höek / Nurse Stimpy
  3. Space Madness / The Boy Who Cried Rat
  4. Fire Dogs / The Littlest Giant
  5. Marooned / Untamed World
  6. Black Hole / Stimpy's Invention
  7. Ren's Toothache / Rubber Nipple Salesmen
  8. Svën Höek
  9. Haunted House / Mad Dog Höek
  10. In the Army / Big House Blues
  11. Big Baby Scam / Dog Show
  12. Monkey See, Monkey Don't! / Powdered Toast Man
  13. Fake Dad / Out West
  14. Stimpy's Fan Club
  15. The Great Outdoors / The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball
  16. A Visit to Anthony
  17. The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen
  18. Son of Stimpy
Man's Best Friend
Seasons Three and a Half-ish
  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. Jiminy Lummox / Bass Masters
  6. Ren's Retirement
  7. Jerry the Bellybutton Elf / Road Apples
  8. Hard Times for Haggis
  9. Eat My Cookies / Ren's Bitter Half
  10. Lair of the Lummox
  11. Hermit Ren
  12. House of Next Tuesday / A Friend in Your Face!
  13. Blazing Entrails / Lumber Jerks
  14. Prehistoric Stimpy / Farm Hands
  15. Magical Golden Singing Cheeses / Hard Day's Luck
  16. I Love Chicken / Powdered Toast Man vs. Waffle Woman
  17. It's a Dog's Life / Egg Yölkeo
Season Five and Some More of Four
  1. Double Header / The Scotsman in Space
  2. Pixie King / Aloha Hoek
  3. Insomaniac Ren / My Shiny Friend
  4. Cheese Rush Days / Wiener Barons
  5. Galoot Wranglers / Ren Needs Help
  6. Ol' Blue Nose / Stupid Sidekick Union
  7. Superstitious Stimpy / Travelogue
  8. Space Dogged / Feud for Sale
  9. Hair of the Cat / City Hicks
  10. Stimpy's Pet / Ren's Brain
  11. Bellhops / Dog Tags
  12. I Was a Teenage Stimpy / Who's Stupid Now?
  13. School Mates / Dinner Party
  14. Pen Pals / Big Flakes
  15. Terminal Stimpy / Reverend Jack
  16. A Scooter for Yaksmas
  17. Sammy and Me / The Last Temptation

Differences from aired episodes[edit]

The First and Second Seasons [UNCUT]: "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).

Seasons Three and a Half-ish: "Stimpy's Cartoon Show" (the scenes when Stimpy punches out, and it turns day super fast, Ren on the phone montage, and Ren cutting the film are missing), "Jimminy 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 Toast Man vs. Waffle Woman" (a portion of the scene when Waffle Woman challenges Powdered Toast Man via TV is missing), "It's a Dog's Life" (a portion of the priest reading from Thessalonians is missing), and "Egg Yölkeo" (a camera panning right to Renwaldo's home, a scene of Egg Yölkeo driving a car, and Renwaldo rocking the fridge are all missing). One bumper, "Chicken in a Drawer", was excised entirely.

Season Five and Some More of Four: "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).

Special features[edit]

The Ren & Stimpy Show: The First and Second Seasons:

  • In the Beginning featurette
  • The banned "Man's Best Friend" episode
  • Spumco Storyboards and Art Gallery
  • Svën Höek Pencil Tests
  • Un-edited versions of: Big House Blues, Dog Show, Svën Höek & Powdered Toast Man
  • Audio commentary with John K. and the Spumco crew on 6 episodes

The Ren & Stimpy Show: Seasons Three and a Half-ish:

  • Audio commentary with John K. and the Spumco crew on 11 episodes
  • Ren & Stimpy commentate "Circus Midgets"

The Ren & Stimpy Show: Season Five and Some More of Four:

  • Audio commentary from both the Spumco and Games crews on 13 episodes
  • Ren & Stimpy commentate on "Big Flakes"

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. ^ Komorowski, Thad (2013). Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593932343.
  2. ^ Vincent Waller [@VincentWaller72] (26 November 2016). "@TheJasbre202 In my recollection it was mostly Jim Smith and myself storyboarding on Robin Hoek" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947463/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_wr#writers
  4. ^ http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2009/10/stimpys-invention.html?m=1
  5. ^ Goodman, Martin (September 1, 2004). "Dr. Toon interviews John Kricfalusi". Animation World Magazine. Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  6. ^ Ren & Stimpy Show: Complete Seasons 1 & 2. Nickelodeon. 2005.
  7. ^ Ren & Stimpy Show: Season 3 and a Halfish. Nickelodeon. 2005.
  8. ^ Ren & Stimpy Show: Season 5 & Some More of 4. Nickelodeon. 2005.