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No, Sir, I Don't Like It: The Misfire That Was 'Ren and Stimpy's Adult Party Cartoon'

Sometimes TV shows drag their funny, interesting, and highly-rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Thank god this happened!” we cry in glee. Other times, the powers that be cancel those shows and then resurrect them to diminishing returns. That’s where “Brilliantly Canceled” comes in, looking at the shows that had a healthy, original run only to come back in a new, inferior form.

When The Ren & Stimpy Show first aired in 1991, it was a revelation, a revolting, occasionally terrifying revelation. Being one of the few shows on children’s television to reflect the actual humor of a child, Ren & Stimpy acted as a softened Garbage [...]

20 Years Later, Looking Back at the Twisted Genius of Ren and Stimpy

Ren and Stimpy turns 20 years old this summer, and I kicked off celebrations by watching one of my favorite episodes, Space Madness.

It opens in Ren and Stimpy’s trailer, where the duo is getting ready to watch Stimpy’s “favorite live action drama,” Commander Höek and Stimpy. Stimpy grabs his anti-gravity chewing gum and his “genuine super elastic time shorts,” and we get a unique shot from behind as the pair tunes in to the beginning of the show. From the outset, the episode toys with our sense of the real and the fictional, conflating our world with the cartoon world. It’s a hallmark trick of creator John Kricfalusi, [...]

It's That Episode 39: Dan Klein and Kelly Hudson Get Weird With 'Ren & Stimpy'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Dan Klein and Kelly Hudson (Above Average's Rejected Pitches) stop by to watch an episode of Ren & Stimpy. Dan, Kelly and Craig talk about the brain dead, blunt, and hilarious world of Ren and Stimpy, and discuss why it's easier to draw inspiration from TV and movies than real life.

Download now (MP3), listen on iTunes here, or stream the full episode below.

Ren and Stimpy's John K Has No Respect For Script-Written Cartoons

John Kricfalusi, creator of the wonderfully twisted Ren and Stimpy, wrote a letter to a fan where he lays you his argument for writing cartoons via storyboard and agains "script-written" cartoons. It's interesting to think of in terms of today's prime-time cartoons, which are assuredly all script-written: "Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Simpsons, Roger Ramjet and Beavis and Butthead are the most successful 'written' cartoons, and they're minute exceptions. The vast majority of script-written cartoons are horrible"

A Manic Remembrance of The Ren & Stimpy Show

Today was certainly peculiar.

We all have weird, wacky lives these days. But, this morning I was talking to the set designer of Double Dare — yes, the man responsible for the physical challenges and obstacle courses — while scanning through a series of possible photographs to employ as centerpiece for my forthcoming erotica novel. So there I was with this extremely graphic and at times disturbing machination that aspires to be Salò that I have to pay attention to (contractually)… while hearing about “huge wedges of cheese we had to keep making” from the set designer on speaker phone (more on him and the rest of the [...]