Friday, November 18, 2005
Nostalgia for Ren and Stimpy
The Ren & Stimpy Show" (1991) [TV-Series 1991-1996]
Do you remember??? Recently, I've been revisiting a fun time in my life by rewatching my videos of Ren and Stimpy...a frenetic Chihuahua and a stupid but loveable cat. Right now everyone LOVES Spongebob Squarepants. I admit to watching it myself. I believe the first venture that embraced true stardom with innocent but tasteless juvenile humor was Ren and Stimpy. I don't watch the Simpsons. Never have. If you can believe it. There's nothing innocent about Bart Simpson. He was born with a lemon in his mouth...hence his yellow ocher color.
RE: R& S:
I enjoyed the cast of characters.... I re-introduce:
I even remember his theme song!
Speaking of theme songs... I loved the Happy Happy Joy Joy song.
For my anniversary in the 90's, on of my family members gave me this same little figurine as a gift. I was THRILLED!! Aren't they cute? I still have it!!
You can never have enough Happy or JOY, right?
Then there is my favorite ...Powdered Toast Man with Vitamin F!!!! I wanted to post a pic of him, but Blogger went into coniptions every time I tried. In fact, it's gone 'down!" oh well,
maybe another day. Anyway:
I love his line"It may be filled with vitamin F, but no one said it makes you smart!"
Do you remember what the "F" Stood for???......LOL... it was better hearing Vitamin F versus Vitamin Fart!!.. *giggle*..it still gets me chuckling. I recollect that he flew by inflating his "buttocks" and when he had to land..he....well.".let it out" Thats why Vitamin F was so useful.
My favorite line is Ren, mad at Stimpy..for who knows what and he calls him a
"Sick Little Monkey!"
A scene from a typical R & S moment:
Quotes: [Ren is trying out Stimpy's Stay-Put Socks]
Ren: Say, these are great. How do they work?
Stimpy: They're filled with glue. [glue oozes out of the top of the socks]
Stimpy: Stay right there. I'll get the Stay-Put hat and raincoat.
Ren: [shouts] You filthy swine. I will kill you!
Ladies and Gentlemen...what you've just read is from the beginning of the birth of the Happy Happy Joy Joy song!!!!!!
I found the most Excellent Site that actually has the dialog of the entire episode. I couldn't believe my good luck!! I was SO tempted to copy the whole darn thing here, but I'd probably throw blogger out of whack..so, I give you a link....
BIRTH OF HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!!!
Please share in my warped playfulness.
I've now passed the legacy off onto another generation in my family. We can quote verbatim during the show, all the dialog. Oh, to share such wealth!!
Speaking of which,, if you've ever had the fortune of watching this in the early 90's, I would be most pleased if you could share what you liked, loved or even Hated about the show.
Let's face it.... R & S wasn't and isnt' for everyone.
The best use of having my kids watch Ren and Stimpy was the episode where Ren refused to brush his teeth. I have made my kids watch it so they understand the worst case scenario of neglecting their oral hygiene. In that episode, Ren was the stupid one and Stimpy the cat was smart..he brushed Every Day! And you know what? We ALL went to the dentist today and we ALL got a clean bill of health. NO CAVITIES!!
Is that Awesome or What???
Remember to brush and floss folks! Its a good thing.
My wish for you today is that all your tests, whether they be school, MD appointments or relationships, also pass with flying colors!!
Have a great weekend!
Posted by Michele at Friday, November 18, 2005