John Kricfalusi’s twisted dog-and-cat duo is coming to cable network TV Land for a one-night, two-hour marathon on Friday, June 17. Kicking off at 12 a.m. (ET/PT), the event is intended to help promote the June 28 release of Ren & Stimpy: Seasons Three and a Halfish, a three-disc DVD boxed set featuring classic episodes.
Highlighted by subversive humor and no shortage of gross-out gags, The Ren & Stimpy Show pushed the envelope for children’s cartoons and became an instant hit with kids and adults alike following its launch on Nickelodeon in 1991. Kricfalusi eventually left the Emmy-nominated show due to creative differences and, in 2003, re-launched it as Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon, an even racier series that ran for a season on Spike TV.
The TV Land mini-marathon will kick off with the episodes "Space Madness" and "The Boy who Cried Rat," followed by "In the Army," "Powdered Toast Man," "Stimpy’s Cartoon Show," "Flod," "Jiminy Lummox," and "Bass Masters."
The Ren & Stimpy: Seasons Three and a Halfish DVD will include all episodes from the third season and half of the fourth. In addition to 17 cartoons, the release will feature audio commentary from Kricfalusi and the Spumco Animation team. There will also be in-character commentary from Ren and Stimpy themselves, as Stimpson J. Cat and Ren Hoek provide their own unique insight into their wacky adventures.