Sign up for Ren and Stimpy in their atypical and gross world that features the oddly lovable duo in some outlandish situations coupled with hilarious jokes. Ren and Stimpy features the guest voice of music star Frank Zappa and consist of amusing episodes combined with the gross-out humor that became popular when the show first premiered on Nickelodeon in 1991.
The delirious animated series Ren and Stimpy makes its DVD debut in a three-disc set that features seasons 1 and 2, in addition to a handful of extras to please its devoted fan base. The surreal adventures of short-tempered Chihuahua Ren and good-natured but simple cat Stimpson J. Cat caught on like a house afire with teen and college audiences all through its 1991-96 run on Nickelodeon, regardless of regular battles between the network and writer John Kricfalusi (who also voiced Ren and several other characters) over allegedly objectionable content in certain episodes. The conflict eventually led to several episodes suffering edits, much to the chagrin of the show’s creators and audience alike; the unedited versions of these episodes have change into much sought-after and traded items among collectors. And whilst this set attempts to rectify that situation by presenting the show in its uncut form, die-hard fans will have to know that several episodes retain minor cuts; then again, many others, most notably the pilot, “Big House Blues,” and “Powdered Toastman” are presented in their original, uncut versions. Extras include commentaries on seven episodes by Kricfalusi and the show’s creators, storyboard galleries, a featurette, and the “banned” episode “Man’s Best Friend.” –Paul Gaita