087: Ren and Stimpy

Ren and Stimpy


According to cartoonist Bill Wray, John Kricfalusi created the characters Ren and Stimpy around 1978 for personal amusement. He was inspired to create Ren by a photograph showing a sweatered chihuahua at a woman’s feet. Stimpy’s design was inspired by a Tweety Bird cartoon called A Gruesome Twosome where the cats in the animation had big noses. Mike Judge places MTV’s willingness to commission Beavis and Butthead on the success of Ren & Stimpy. Other shows that credit Ren and Stimpy’s influence are South Park and SpongeBob Squarepants. TV Guides has rated Ren & Stimpy as one of the top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time.

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