The Ren & Stimpy Show

Season 3 Episode 4

Stimpy's Cartoon Show

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Jan 08, 1994 on Nickelodeon

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  • A bad moon looms on the horizon for "Ren and Stimpy" at this point in their careers.

    One thing I don't get about the people who decided it was a great idea to take "Ren and Stimpy" away from the guy who created it and turn into a 5 ton piece of garbage thought it would also be a great idea to make a brand new character with which absolutely nobody could possibly have any empathy for and try to make a star out of him. I think it's very hypocritical for Nickelodeon to scream at the top of their lungs when John K. had Ren merely threaten Stimpy and Sven Hoek with words, then turn around and have Ren and Stimpy hanging out with a creepy corpse, repeatedly saying the C word, and being way more gross than any children's cartoon should be. At least this show showed Nickelodeon for what it was for turning "Ren and Stimpy" from 24 gold carat comedy to a 16 carat piece of dog poop! Stimpy was a hard cartoon worker just like John K., when Stimpy went to Ren at Nickelodeon, they had no talent and no fans, and yet wanted absolute control over every little thing John K. and Stimpy said and did. And why did John K. and Stimpy put up with this? To emulate the old masters, great animators who took risks like Tex Avery and Chuck Jones among so many others. Yet even though John K. and Stimpy tried to behave, it didn't matter. Nickelodeon still fired John K. and set "Ren and Stimpy" on a gradual but declining course of abysmal declining standards from which they would never recover. Maybe Nickelodeon was jealous of John K., jealous of the fact that John K. thought up of something really great and the Nickelodeon bigwigs hadn't. So when they got rid of John K., they thought it would be easy to replicate John K's sense of style, but they never got why "Ren and Stimpy" was popular, and it was because of John K. It just goes to prove the old saying of "Pride goes before the fall," is true, and it was especially true for "Ren and Stimpy." :O
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