Ren & Stimpy – The Lost Episodes
July 25, 2006
Rated: NR Runtime: 198 min Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
I was never that big of a Ren and Stimpy fan when it came on in the 90’s, but being a guy I’m a sucker for the phrase “uncensored” when it’s attached to a cartoon. Remembering that Ren & Stimpy were known for gross out humor and such, I figured that taking that over the edge might be amusing. Well… it was, but some of it just ain’t right.
The collection starts off in a very unusual way. Instead of getting a menu you see an introduction from Weird Al Yankovic, and not that funny of one either. Next you’re gonna sit through what amounts to a classroom lecture from John K. regarding the state of animation in the early 90’s and why Ren & Stimpy were so groundbreaking. After you sit through what had to be 15 minutes of talk, you finally get a menu to see the actual cartoons. I’m guessing you could skip all of that, but being the stand-up reviewer that I am I wanted to experience the collection in the way it was designed.
I choose the first ‘toon in the collection, “Naked Beach Frenzy” and instead of getting some boobs, I get another intro from John K. and the girl who drew the “sexy girls”. This intro was shorter though and the menus did make it clear that I could skip it if I wanted to. Again, I watched it all.. and was bored.
Finally the show started and right off the bat.. boobs! Well, at least I knew at this point it was uncensored as the box stated. Ren and Stimpy are at the beach, Stimpy to get some exercise and Ren to get a load of the sights. While Stimpy is going on about how fresh the air is Ren is watching a buxom young girl play with a beach ball.. bouncing.. bending.. and giggling. Eventually she decides to take her top off to Ren’s great excitement, but Stimpy has other plans to get Ren’s attention.
He goes and buys himself a thong. So one second you’re seeing well drawn topless babes and the next.. Stimpy’s ass in a thong. It just ain’t right! Later in this episode Ren and Stimpy are shower attendants taking care of the needs of the young lasses.. bathing their boobs, and eventually.. shaving their.. oh my.
Did I mention the massively hairy lifeguard that gets naked and chases Ren around the beach? Ren getting caught in the lifeguards butt and Stimpy using a plunger to get him out? Do I need to say it?
I’m not going to detail all the episodes, but Naked Beach Frenzy isn’t as gross as it gets. At one point Stimpy plays a woman.. who is pregnant with Ren’s child. Stimpy with boobs.. and we see them! And in another scene, prolapsed rectum! It just ain’t right!
Each episode has an introduction and an interview at the end, all of which you can skip. They were obviously unrehearsed and look like they were shot using a DV cam in someones basement. There’s a couple bit of interest buried in all of this but it’s not nearly enough to make it worth watching. Get this set for the ‘toons, they are all you’d expect them to be and that much more.
I’m not gonna say it again, but you know what I’m thinking.
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