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The Ren & Stimpy Show

Season 5 Episode 1

O' Blue Nose / Stupid Sidekick Union

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Sep 05, 1996 on Nickelodeon
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Ol' Blue Nose:
When Ren hits Stimpy in the nose he soon realizes he has a great singing voice. After becoming famous his nose parts ways in protest of being hit too much.

Stupid Sidekick Union:
Stimpy hears that the sidekick union is going to go on strike so he wants to help out.moreless

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  • Ol' Blue Nose: Ren hits Stimpy in the nose and he starts to sing with a Frank-Sinatra-voice like. Stupid Sidekick Union: The sidekick union is going on a massive strike & Stimpy is alerted.moreless

    This is an example of an episode that gets terrible at first but gets okay at the end.

    Ol' Blue Nose: Too irritating, and boring! Ren was a big jerk because he slapped Stimpy on the nose, because Stimpy used up all their money for a TV?! What the heck is with him?! He was very annoying in this episode. Hitting Stimpy on the nose was very very bad idea! Fortulay Stimpy starts singning from his nose that was hit. Also, this episode had too much Stimpy singning. Ren hitted Stimpy on the nose again, and the leaves Stimpy?! At the end, the nose learns a lesson but his performance was too lame. Why would Ren hit Stimpy on the nose again because of that bad thing Stimpy said. "That's my money you know". Didn't like that episode (and sorry Mark O'Hare, I think you made the episode less adequite).


    Stupid Sidekick Union: This episode got good until the autograph part! This episode is very special to stupid sidekicks but the ending became stupid. Stimpy finally works with Ren agian but Ren hast to pay Stimpy money for hitting him. HUH?! The last scene was weird too. At least the episode itself had good culture for stupid sidekicks, but it really explains how bad it is to quit for no reason, bad idea! Curse that strike! This episode had no happy ending!


    I'm know speechless here. Games never can make classics.

    FINAL GRADE: D+moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Stimpy first leaves the studio for the strike, Ren pulls off Stimpy's nose ("studio property," he says) to reveal a human-like nose underneath. All other shots of Stimpy afterward when picketing, he has his blue nose back on.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Stimpy: (after each time he throws a brick at a sidekick replacements head) SCAAAAAAAAAAAAB!!!!

    • Stimpy: (to strike rioters) And then if he doesn't sign it, we'll ask him really SUPER nicely.

    • Ren: Boy, I sure am thirsty.
      Shakespeare Actor: (arrives with milk) Duuuuuhhhh, here is your spoiled, curdled milk, Master Hoek.
      Ren: (smacks cup away) NO YOU EDDIOT!!!! You don't tell me what it is. I'm suppose to drink it and HWARF! You blew the gag, moron!
      Shakespeare Actor: I AM AN ACTOR!!!
      Ren: Well there's no place for actors in television. So beat it, Shakespeare.
      Shakespeare Actor: Philistine Dog! (the actor removes the Stimpy nose, slams it to the ground and walks away)

    • Stimpy: (after Ren reads the contract out loud) That's right. And stop crying. You'll smear the crayon.
      Ren: The next thing you know, you'll wanna be PAID?!!!!

    • Ren: (to Stimpy as he exits the studio) Don't let the door hit your butt! (slams the door, creating a dent in the shape of Stimpy's butt)

    • Ren: (Stimpy is on strike, so Ren calls for replacements) Hello, Scab Union? I need another replacement. No, send them all over. I'll pick my own scabs from now on.

    • Stimpy: That was the union, Local 6-7/8s, and we're on a walkout.
      (takes out his sidekicks union card)
      Ren: Organized ignorance, eh?

  • NOTES (0)


    • Ren: What are you gonna do, go work for Handle-Barbarian?

      "Handle-Barbarian" is a parody of the famous TV animation studio Hanna-Barbera Productions, which was founded by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and was in business from 1957 to 1998. Several cartoon staff members working for theatrical studios would often leave to go work for H-B. John Kricfalusi (the original creator of Ren and Stimpy) used to work for Hanna-Barbera in the early-to-mid 1980s.

    • Stimpy singing at a jail is a reference to Johnny Cash singing at the Folsom Prison.

    • The songs are parodies of Frank Sinatra's.

      An example of this is 'Come Fry With Me' by Stimpy which is a parody of Sinatra's 'Come Fly With Me'.