The Ren & Stimpy Show

Season 2 Episode 9

The Great Outdoors / The Cat That Laid The Golden Hairball

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Mar 04, 1993 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • When the mosquitos drank Ren's blood, they sounded like men, but in true science, male mosquitos drink pollen water neater and females drink blood.

    • In the tsetse mosquito scene, there are 2 other goofs: A)Ren and Stimpy have never lived in the forest. B)Ren didn't die from the mosquitoes sucking his blood, which would actually happened.

  • Quotes

    • Ren: This outdoor stuff sure makes you thirsty. (scoops up some lake water) Ah cool, fresh virgin spring water.
      (goes to take a sip and Stimpy bats it away)
      Stimpy: Sweet lord no! You can't drink that water, Ren. Beavers do their business in that water! If you drink it you could get beaver fever!
      Ren: (scowls at Stimpy) Beaver fever! Would you mind telling me what I am supposed to drink then?
      Stimpy: Don't worry Ren I always bring a supply of clean, pure, unpolluted water.
      Ren: (takes the water from Stimpy) Ahh thanks Stimpy. You saved my...AHHHHHH (Looks at the water tank to see a beaver floating in it)

    • Mosquito #1: Oh man what a feast!
      Mosquito #2: Ohhh I'll never do that again!
      Mosquito #3: Oh I'm stuffed. (Burp.)
      Mosquito #1: I don't know about you guys but I'm gonna lay me some eggs
      Mosquito #2: I hear ya man.
      Stimpy: Man did I sleep good. How'd you sleep Ren?
      Ren: (Covered in mosquito bites.) Uhhh, I slept all right.

    • (After the skinny-dipping scene, Stimpy decides to forage for food.)
      Stimpy: I'm off to pick berries, Ren!
      Ren: (sitting with his back against a log, upset)Yeah, yeah.
      Stimpy: Will you light the fire while I'm gone?
      Ren: WHAT!? Do I have to do everything around here?
      Stimpy: You know I'm lost without you!
      (Stimpy leaves and Ren walks to the fire pit)
      Ren: How am I supposed to light this thing?
      Stimpy: (off-screen) Just rub two twigs topgether!
      Ren: (confused)Twigs? What are twigs?
      (He finds two squirrels and rubs them together in the hopes of making a fire.)

    • Old Man Hunger : Teehehehehe! Skinny-dipping? I just love skinny-dipping!
      (Old Man Hunger runs out from behind the bush. The next scene shows him naked with a tree's leaves covering up his private part)
      Old Man Hunger : Hey fellers!
      (Ren and Stimpy turn to see Old Man Hunger. The scene shows Old Man's behind with a band-aid sticking to the cheeks. He, than, runs over and jumps into the lake. He hits the lake with flat splash.)
      Old Man Hunger : How ya fellers doing? Beautiful day, isn't it? Boy, it sure is nice to find other guys who are comfortable with their nakedity like me! Say, ya know who'd like this? Ma! Hey Ma!
      (Scene switches over to Mrs. Buttloaves in the bush, naked. But it only shows from the very top of her breast to her head. The wolf howl sound effect from Firedogs returns)
      Mrs. Buttloaves (Ma) : Hello men!
      (Ren and Stimpy's eyes go big with fear)

    • (Ren is swimming in a pile of hairballs after learning thier value.)
      Ren: They're wet! They're vile! They're stinky! But I love them!

  • Notes

    • Video Cassette Availability: "The Ren and Stimpy Show Volume 3: The Stinkiest Stories" (The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball)

    • The Great Outdoors has a scene involving tsetse flies that was originally planned for the never-made episode "Wilderness Adventure".

  • Allusions

    • Title: The Cat That Laid The Golden Hairballs.
      Similar to the fairy tale "The Duck That Laid The Golden Eggs."