The Ren & Stimpy Show

Season 5 Episode 9

Terminal Stimpy / Pen Pals

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Oct 31, 1996 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Terminal Stimpy / Pen Pals
Pen Pals:
Ren and Stimpy get the idea that prisoners have a great lifeafter seeing a TV advert.

Terminal Stimpy:
Stimpy starts to worry as he's now used up 7 out of his 9 lives.

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  • Terminal Stimpy- Stimpy realizes he only has 2 lifes left. Pen Pals- Ren and Stimpy sees that a live in prison is better than theirs,so they try to get in jail.moreless

    Terminal Stimpy is a verry funny.One part shows how Stimpy lost his 7 lives, ranging from getting shot by mexican exacutioners to getting hit by a bus. The funniest part of the episode is when Stimpy goes through the Five Stages of

    Acceptance. He finally accepts death and then Ren lights a cupcake to celebrate but the gas pipes are leaking. When Ren lights the match, they both die in an explosion.

    Pen Pals is an alright episode.There wasn't really any rememberable parts.It is often repetitive with Ren and Stimpy try to break into the prison.In the end Ren and Stimpy get arrested for destroying the prison, but they have to share a cell with a really fat guy.moreless
  • Terminal Stimpy: Stimpy can't bear to accept the fact that he is dying.

    This episode really does a good job of painting Ren how I think he was intended to be, a selfish friend to Stimpy. This leads to funnier interactions with Stimpy and keeps with the character Ren should always be. Examples include his disregard for Stimpy being on his last life and sending him to light the furnace which could only lead to danger. This episode really does a good job of setting really psycotic scenes that have a dark comedy to them such as when Stimpy arrives home after being out all night and responds to Ren's interrogation of him with telling Ren he went on a journey down the treacherous carcass strewn avenue of dispair. Thats funny in a sick sort of way... that's why i watch this show!!!moreless
  • Terminal Stimpy: Stimpy losses 8 of his 9 lives. Pen Pals: Ren and Stimpy tries to get in prison.

    These episodes were horrible, read my review and you might agree with me.

    Terminal Stimpy: Almost everything in this episode was terrible, and this was also boring. Some mistakes I think I found, it's a case of death, Ren was out of character, the jokes were bad, and also I actually hate it when Ren says nonsence stuff. The plot seemed to take a vacation because after Ren says accept it {POW!} the episode gets off-topic and almost like your about to enter a episode of HHPAY until you relize, you've been straight off the episode. The ending tried to get the main plot back but fails.


    Pen Pals: This is NOT about pen pals! It's about jail! It was boring! Few months later, I saw this episode and turned out to be the bottom of the barrel. It was a very bad idea to let the police not let Ren and Stimpy get in jail and blow them up, it was really bad, at least I like HHPAY than this piece of garbage (I mean the episode).


    I'm not sure if these episode goes together because it's a bad parring

    FINAL GRADE: Dmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Causes of Stimpy's deaths in 'Terminal Stimpy': he is ground to pieces, shot, drowned, struck by lightning, swallowed by a boa constrictor, hit by a bus (twice), flattened by waste dropped from a jet plane, and blown to bits (with Ren).

    • Stimpy's obituary reads 'Stimpleton Cadogen Hit by bus!!! Remains missing! Police Baffled, Born in 1927, Stimpleton "Stimpy" J. Cat had risen the corporate ladder to heights previously unabtainable by filthy street vermin.'

    • Stimpy's obituary gets his name wrong--it's written "Stimpleton Cadoogan". It should be "Stimpson J. Cat" or perhaps "Stimpson Kadugan", right?

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Stimpy comes through the door after being out all night)
      Stimpy: Oh Ren, I'm home.
      Ren: And just where have you been? I was up all night sleeping like a baby worrying about you!
      Stimpy: Oh I've just been on a perilous journey down the treacherous carcass strewn avenue of dispair.

    • (Ren and Stimpy go over Stimpy's possesions for the last will)
      Stimpy: Hmmmm, um hmm.
      Ren: C'mon man what do I get what do I get?
      Stimpy: Well Ren you get the Armoir, Ottoman, Hassic, Curial Cabinet, the Duvee, the Divan, the Davenport, and the Hepawhite.
      Ren: Wait a minute, what about the Chiffarobe?
      Stimpy: Well if you want the Chffarobe you have to trade me the Hasic and the Ottoman for it.
      Ren: Whattya mean, man? I called dibs on the Chiffarobe!
      Stimpy: Hmmm, tell ya what, you give me the Armoir, the Hepawhite, and 12 bucks.
      Ren: 12 bucks? How 'bout I give you the Armoir, the Hepawhite and a shot in the mouth!
      Stimpy: Deal!

    • (Stimpy walks on tissues he laid as he enters the kitchen to see Ren eating a sandwich)
      Stimpy: Ren! Whattya trying to do? You can't eat out of the trash! There's germs everywhere! I could get a disease!
      Ren: What are you talking about? This sandwich is fresh. I just made it last week. (cut to a close up of the sandwich as bugs crawl out of it)

    • (Stimpy walks aimlessly through the city as he contemplates his situation)
      Stimpy: Only one life to live. What do I've got left? 80, 90 years? I gotta be careful. Sudden instant death lurks around every corner. Germs, bacteria, buses, pink chickens, ex-girlfriends!

    • Ren: I've got news for ya pal, you've only got two lives left and if you buy the farm that means I've got to do all the chores. We don't want that now do we?
      (Stimpy gives a blank stare)
      Ren: Now be an imbecile and go light the furnace so I can take my bath.

    • (Stimpy loses his 8th life and Ren tries to warn him)
      Ren: You know you oughta be more careful, all this dying might be bad for your health!

    • (Stimpy crawls towards Ren who is reading the newspaper)
      Stimpy: What a night... I feel like I got hit by a bus.
      Ren: Funny you should say that, according to the obituaries, you were!

  • NOTES (1)


    • Stimpy mentioning that looking at death (actually a dying Muddy Mudskipper) right in the eye and saying it "smelled like cheap cigars" could possibly be a reference to an old animated segment from Sesame Street entitled 'The Alligator King', featuring a scene with a young gator giving seven perfume bottles to the Alligator King, but they smell like cheap cigars, grossing out the King. This skit debuted in 1971 and is still sometimes rerun today.