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The Ren & Stimpy Show: The First and Second Season (Uncut) (1991)

John Kricfalusi , Billy West , John Kricfalusi , Bob Camp  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Cheryl Chase, Edan Gross, Sharon Mack
  • Directors: John Kricfalusi, Bob Camp, Bong Hee Han, Chris Reccardi, Gregg Vanzo
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Collector's Edition, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Nickelodeon
  • DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
  • Run Time: 418 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002NY8XA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,106 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Ren & Stimpy Show: The First and Second Season (Uncut)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 32 episodes from the 1991-93 seasons in their uncut versions (4 were aired edited)
  • The banned episode "Man's Best Friend"
  • "In the Beginning" featurette
  • Storyboards
  • Image gallery and penci tests

Editorial Reviews

The delirious animated series Ren and Stimpy makes its DVD debut in a three-disc set that features seasons 1 and 2, as well as a handful of extras to please its devoted fan base. The surreal adventures of short-tempered Chihuahua Ren and good-natured but simple cat Stimpson J. Cat caught on like a house afire with teen and college audiences during its 1991-96 run on Nickelodeon, despite regular battles between the network and creator John Kricfalusi (who also voiced Ren and several other characters) over allegedly objectionable content in certain episodes. The conflict eventually led to several episodes suffering edits, much to the chagrin of the show's creators and audience alike; the unedited versions of these episodes have become much sought-after and traded items among collectors. And while this set attempts to rectify that situation by presenting the show in its uncut form, die-hard fans should know that several episodes retain minor cuts; however, many others, most notably the pilot, "Big House Blues," and "Powdered Toastman" are presented in their original, uncut versions. Extras include commentaries on seven episodes by Kricfalusi and the show's creators, storyboard galleries, a featurette, and the "banned" episode "Man's Best Friend." --Paul Gaita

Product Description

Join Ren and Stimpy in their bizarre and gross world that features the oddly lovable duo in some outlandish situations coupled with hilarious jokes. Ren and Stimpy features the guest voice of music star Frank Zappa and consist of amusing episodes combined with the gross-out humor that became popular when the show first premiered on Nickelodeon in 1991.

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558 of 564 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time to set things straight November 4, 2004
It's hard to believe that after 100 reviews, none contain a comprehensive list of the edits that were made to this set. As a result, there is a lot of misinformation in many of these reviews. Some reviewers are complaining about edits that do not even exist on this DVD set. Below is a COMPLETE list of footage missing from this set and the approximate length of the missing footage:

Ren's Toothache:

Ren and Stimpy saying goodnight to each other (13 s)

Stimpy spitting into a jar and flossing (38 s)

Some of Ren grinding his teeth (10 s)

Haunted House:

The entire bloody head fairy scene (1:55)

Big Baby Scam:

Closeup of Ren's face being rubbed against stubble (7 s)

Grandpa whistling in the bath (9 s)

The Cat that Laid the Golden Hairball:

Stimpy licking most of the hair off his body (45 s)

Son of Stimpy:

Ren giving a Christmas present to Stimpy's picture (20 s)

So out of 32 cartoons, there are five that contain missing footage, which amounts to a little over four minutes total. NOTHING ELSE THAT ORIGINALLY AIRED IN THE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS OF REN & STIMPY IS MISSING FROM THIS SET. All five goodbye scenes and all commercials are here, Powdered Toast Man is the uncut version, etc. Plus, a few scenes that never aired in the first place have been added to some cartoons. Sven Hoek has two (Additional dialogue in the closet, Ren saying "I'm going to gouge your eyes out"), Big House Blues pilot version has two (Dog-catcher saying "see if I care", the Ren talking in his sleep scene), and Dog Show contains the image of George Liquor with his bobbed tail.
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126 of 141 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Straight from Mr. Horse's mouth... October 6, 2004
Now I am upset about the blatant false advertising concerning the "Uncut" episodes as much as the rest of you are. I recently sold my Time Life DVD's on eBay thinking that I was FINALLY getting the original "Uncut" versions. Now before we all go filling a class-action lawsuit against Paramount, Nickelodeon or Spike, take into consideration that we ARE at least getting the unaired episode of Man's Best Friend (at last I can throw away my crappy Nth generation VHS copy) so technically it is somewhat "Uncut." As for episodes like "Powdered Toastman" and the censoring of PTM's burning of the U.S. Constitution and the removal of the cross on Frank Zappa's hat... well, you can blame Nick for that.

Here is the FINAL word regarding the edits to the alleged (UNCUT) DVD versions directly from creator John Kricfalusi that was posted on

"Hey folks

I'm as surprised as you are that there are still some edits in the cartoons. Blame Nickelodeon years ago! Don't blame the producers of the DVD.

We put back every scene that I was aware was missing. Nick must have cut more scenes out long after I stopped watching the show.

But, we put a lot of cool stuff back in that no one ever saw-scenes from Sven Hoek that never aired-George Liquor's bobbed tail in Dog Show-hey all of Man's Best Friend!

We also did lots of commentaries over the cartoons and there are interviews with me and Eddie Fitzgerald, there is original artwork.

Buy this damn thing. I put in as much cool stuff as I could for you. Buy it and maybe Spike will order new episodes!

Maybe I will consult with you to restore the episodes you found that still has cuts and we'll put the missing scenes on a website for you, or run them ouncut on Spkie.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John K. Presents Ren & Stimpy's 1st & 2nd Seasons! July 27, 2004
While I personally will always cite creator John Kricfalusi (John K.) more for his classic remake of Mighty Mouse (1987), his 1991 series The Ren & Stimpy Show featuring high-strung chihuahua Ren Hoek and naive Stimpson J. Cat was just as cool. Ren & Stimpy was Nickelodeon's "signature toon" as much as Beavis & Butthead was for MTV - and rightfully so. The Ren & Stimpy Show featured a near-perfect blend of zany wit, retro visuals and over-the-top sight gags that scored with kids and adults. This set arguably represents the best of the series as they include all of original creator John K. episodes. Originally, the voices of Ren & Stimpy were supplied by John K. and Billy West, respectively. West went on to voice both characters for the remainder of the series run following John Kricfalusi's termination from the show due to conflicts with Nickelodeon in 1992. Last year, short-lived sets of edited Ren & Stimpy shorts were released directly through Time Life. With Time Life's rights expired, Paramount will finally release Ren and Stimpy - The (presumably)Complete 1st & 2nd Seasons on October 12th! Over 30 episodes will be present on this release:

"Stimpy's Big Day", "The Big Shot", "Stimpy's Storybook Land: Robin Hoek", "Nurse Stimpy", "Space Madness", "The Boy Who Cried 'Rat!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 16 days ago by david laselva
4.0 out of 5 stars Cut- but not butchered!
Has a few funny scenes cut out which is disappointing, but is still worth getting if you're looking for a nostalgic kick as an old fan! Read more
Published 17 days ago by Jeffrey A.
5.0 out of 5 stars "Stimpy, you idiot!"
Great value for an awesome first season compilation. I have not seen the show in 20+ years, but these DVD's brought back great memories, also serving to remind me of how far ahead... Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. H. Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars Review for The Ren & Stimpy Show: The First and Second Seasons DVD set
This box set includes all the episodes from the first two seasons of the classic TV show Ren & Stimpy. It also includes a wide variety of bonus features to top it all off, as well. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Daniel Files
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Missed them on tv, now we can watch again.
Published 1 month ago by Gerard Boyle
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I now have the complete season of the tv show that i grew up watching all them year ago. just love them
Published 2 months ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love it. I've been a ren and stimpy fan since it came out. Will buy this again if possible
Published 4 months ago by Jo
4.0 out of 5 stars You sick little monkey
If you love Ren & Stimpy you have to get this set. It will bring you back to the first time you watched it.
Published 4 months ago by Kylene May Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Memory
I purchased this for a friend who was a big fan of the show. We ended up watching several episodes together and had some good laughs! Read more
Published 5 months ago by S. Surber
5.0 out of 5 stars classic nicktoon
one of the best nicktoons god i wish ren and stimpy was still on the air nick isnt what it used to be thank you spongebob for killing nick
Published 5 months ago by Philip Marquis
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