Ren & Stimpy - The Lost Episodes
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- 6 episodes on 2 discs, featuring footage unseen on TV
- Introduction from Weird Al
- Hello from John K.
- Introduction by John K. and video interview with the creatives for each episode
- Storyboards, animatics, pencil tests and color models and cells for the episode Naked Beach Frenzy
- Rough cut of Ren Seeks Help
Top Customer Reviews
The animation quality was kind of hit and miss. Yes, there are crazy, skewed facial expressions, but... it's just not the same. The original show just had a particular charm and feel to it which this one didn't have at all. It seemed like John K. was just trying to make the most disgusting possible cartoon with this collection, and while I certainly wasn't offended, there was no room for genuine humor because every other second was something stupid and/or gross. Don't get me wrong - when I think of tasteless toilet humor, I immediately think of the dog and cat duo from the 90s screaming, slapping, burping and farting their way through episodes. But the original show also had actual plots, clever jokes and segways, and little touches that were always in the perfect place to ensure maximum hilarity. Characters had depth, and while there was no chronology, everything managed to make sense while, at the same time, making no sense at all... and that's what made it so awesome. These lost episodes are devoid of all those things, and what you'll see are a completely different Ren and Stimpy that just aren't that funny anymore. Though I will give it credit for the episode "Onward & Upward" which is quite possibly the only cartoon to ever make me truly nauseous.Read more ›
Here’s the longer review: I’m a fan of the original Ren and Stimpy, particularly the episodes where creator John Kricfalusi was involved. I bought this DVD set thinking that these episodes would be something like the once great Ren and Stimpy in its early days. I was proven wrong. It was an absolute chore to actually sit and watch these episodes. So what’s wrong with it all? Lots of things. (A few spoilers below.)
First, my one positive for the show: The animation is beautiful. It is unbelievable how good the animation is on a TV budget. It’s fantastic, and those crazy facial expressions are back. Now, onto the negative.
Why do we need to get into Ren and Stimpy’s sexuality? They are gay here. This would appear to have been done for humor. The problem is, it’s not funny. It’s actually disturbing. Who wants to see sexuality coming from cartoon animals? When Ren and Stimpy are gay, it’s uncomfortable to watch. And in “Naked Beach Frenzy,” when we get to see Ren getting excited by the hot girls at the beach, it’s just as uncomfortable to watch. Stimpy getting pregnant and developing female breasts? Stimpy French Kissing a duck? This stuff doesn’t provide humor. It’s rather a bunch of lame jokes designed to make this show more adult, and yet more stupid.
Why is this series so mean-spirited? Sure, Ren was always a jerk. But it was funny in the old series. Here, it’s taken to a whole new level. Ren is not likeable at all here. In “Ren Seeks Help,” those flashbacks to Ren’s childhood are not funny. They’re just psychotic and painful to watch. Mean comedy can be funny, but it’s all about balance. Here’s it’s all mean. How can you root for someone you don’t like?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the best uncensored Ren and Stimpy episodes yet! This DVD includes episode introductions for each episode! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dylan
the question has been answered. funny stuff. pitcher catcher its all good.Published 5 months ago by Richard
There may be a reason these weren't originally aired. The filler (intro stuff) could have been left out and the actual relevent content would have filled a single disc.Published 6 months ago by MJ