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The Ren & Stimpy Show

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The Ren & Stimpy Show
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TV Show Information
Genre: Cartoon series
Country of Origin: USA
First Appearance: "Brother from the Same Planet"

The Ren & Stimpy Show was an American animated TV series, created by John Kricfalusi between 1991 and 1996, starring an aggressive chihuahua named Ren and a dim-witted cat named Stimpy having surreal cartoony adventures.

References to Ren and Stimpy in The Simpsons[edit]


Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
The Ren & Stimpy Show.png 4 73 "Brother from the Same Planet" Bart and Tom watch an episode where Ren receives a meal from Stimpy, who thought it was delicious meatball soup. Stimpy then reveals that it is a collection of his fur balls in stomach acid. A shocked Ren gets angry and accuses Stimpy of trying to kill him, after which Ren's eyes come out of his sockets and explode, much to Bart and Tom's amusement.

To make this parody work The Simpsons staff actually made real animators from Ren and Stimpy animate the segment

4 78 "The Front" The Ren & Stimpy Show is one of several animated shorts nominated for an award, competing against The Itchy & Scratchy Show. The viewing at the awards ceremony simply read "Clip not done yet", a comment on the slow production time of the show, and was also a counter-attack against John Kricfalusi who had made derogatory remarks regarding The Simpsons writers..
6 106 "Another Simpsons Clip Show" While referencing The Itchy & Scratchy Show's habit of recycling animation to make new episodes, Lisa said that Ren & Stimpy also did that. Marge then replied "When was the last time you heard anyone talk about Ren & Stimpy?".
John K couch gag.png 23 488 "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts" The couch gag was animated by John Kricfalusi in his trademark style. See also the article John K. couch gag for more information.
27 579 "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" The couch gag is animated by John Kricfalusi in his trademark style.

References to Ren and Stimpy on Simpsons albums[edit]

On the cover of The Yellow Album (1998) a Krusty doll can be seen with the text The Simpsons salute "Ren and Stimpy", in parody of the doll on The Beatles' Sgt. Peppers album which salutes The Rolling Stones.

Common cast members[edit]

Picture Name Role in Ren & Stimpy Role on The Simpsons
John Kricfalusi.jpg John Kricfalusi Creator of "The Ren and Stimpy" Show and original voice of Ren in "The Ren and Stimpy Show". Animated the couch gags for the Season 23 episode Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts and the Season 27 episode Treehouse of Horror XVI.
Billy West.jpg Billy West Original voice of Stimpy in "The Ren and Stimpy Show" Voiced Philip J. Fry, Zoidberg and Professor Farnsworth in the Season 26 crossover episode Simpsorama.

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