An infamous cartoon has outdone itself. Ren & Stimpy - The Lost Episodes is, for the most part, a knee-slapping triumph. These adult-oriented installments of the dog and cat duo's exploits were written — and rejected — in 1991. Creator John Kricfalusi is back in control and once again performing as the voice of Ren. The six episodes are rife with slapstick humor of 'roid-rage intensity, profanity, borderline pornography, and chain-smoking characters.
Essentially, this is the same show you may have watched 15 years ago — in extreme form. Stimpson J. Cat is still a slow-witted goon and Ren Hoek still bashes him upside the head. During the introduction, Kricfalusi said that these episodes were crafted per fans' mailed requests.
The first episode, which aired on Spike TV in 2003, is aptly titled "Naked Beach Frenzy." Inordinately voluptuous bimbos drawn by a female cartoonist are the centerpiece. The crackhead-looking chihuahua is quickly hopped up on testosterone with Stimpy soon to follow. In an apparent appeal to men with a cartoon fetish, Z-cup breasts bounce ad nauseum. Puerile fixations aren't limited to the female anatomy; testicles, hairy man ass and pierced Jim jugs are prominently featured. Recommendation: watch while drinking, not eating.
"Stimpy's Pregnant," on the other hand, was a product of brilliance. A characteristically abusive, narcissistic Ren is cast as subservient Stimpy's husband. Ren is selfishness incarnate regarding his wife's pregnancy. The characters' interaction is a wild social commentary on egoistic pigs and the doormats who are drawn to them. Stereotypes make for great comedy.
Just when you thought the sickly dog couldn't be more vicious and deranged, "Ren Seeks Help" shows you his savage side. Ren victimizes Stimpy in some unspeakable way, cries in remorse, and seeks psychotherapy. This episode reveals the the roots of his violent nature and ends with a twist that is among the greatest moments in cartoon history.