"I'm catcher, you're the pitcher!" A new Ren and Stimpy Question...

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  1. Travis Hedger

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    Hi all....with the new Ren & Stimpy coming back tomorrow night I decided to see what the website had in regards to video clips.

    I stumbled across this

    http://www.thenewtnn.com/shows/anima...ideo1_hi.jhtml

    It uses Real player as far as I know.

    Can anyone tell me what it is that is "actually" going on? I know now that Nick is not at the controls and therefore isn't censoring anything that they would have, but 10 years ago when I watched this show, I never got the impression that these 2 were so, uh, intimately involved so to speak.
     
  2. Brian Kidd

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    From all indications, this ain't your kids' REN AND STIMPY. John K. was continually censored by Nick during the original run. Not so anymore. It could be interesting.
     
  3. Wayne W

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    Is this channel on DirectTV?
     
  4. Joel Mack

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    It was the last time I looked...
     
  5. Juan Castillo

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    What the??? too weird.. I'll try to keep my memories of the original intact.
     
  6. Scott Ware

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    They were "involved" in the original, too. Didn't you notice that the two were always living together? Or that the Ren assumed the role of husband and Stimpy assumed the role of wife? They were always involved, it was just never referenced so graphically before. And I'm sure that a few sexual references probably slipped by Nick (hell, "Rocko's Modern Life" had plenty. Chokey Chicken, anyone?).
     
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    You're surprised? Two words:

    Bert & Ernie
     
  8. Travis Hedger

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    Yes.

    I never EVER got the connotation that is implied about Bert & Ernie.
     
  9. Trenton McNeil

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    And this is on the channel for men...

    ALL men. [​IMG]
     
  10. Josh Lowe

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    I thought Bert and Ernie were a homage to the Odd Couple, not a gay couple.
     
  11. Paul_Medenwaldt

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    WTF was that?

    Paul
     
  12. WillG

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    I dunno, I found the blatant homosexual connotations to be a bit dishearting. I know I was much younger when this show was in it's prime, but I never thought of them as gay for some reason. After all, there were some scenes where Ren was attracted to female characters, "Marooned" would be an example. I guess that the old ones may have had the "Roles" of Ren as a husband and Stimpy as a wife, but obviously it was never as blatantly shown that they were gay. I did find the gross out humor to be pretty much on par. Also, Stimpy's new voice is going to take some getting used to.
     
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    Yeah, this clip was played on the ramp-up for the channel's party @ the Playboy Mansion. It kinda blindsided me too; I wasn't aware that they were a couple either. I'm thinking the same lines as Mr. Lowe - because they lived together meant they were gay? A butch chihuahua and feminine cat. Wow, that puts a whole new spin on the series.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I can't find it right now, but I recently read an interview with JohnK that addressed this issue.

    Basically, Ren and Stimpy are lifelong partners due to circumstance. Stimpy is completely in love with Ren, and it shows, even in the original episodes to a certain extent.

    Ren isn't gay, but can't really do any better than Stimpy so he'll simply take what he can get. If a hot female Chihuahua (or female anything for that matter) came knocking, he'd be gone in a heartbeat.
     
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    I didn't think this was that great. Subtext just isn't as funny when it becomes text.
     
  18. WillG

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    I agree, It was better when it was implied. But I never actually thought of them as gay. It always seemed to me that Ren was the Adult and Stimpy was the child.
     
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    As a big fan of the original, words can barely express how disappointed I am with the direction this has suddenly taken. I knew they would push the envelope a bit, but I was expecting ambiguity, at worst. I respect everyone who likes this, but I for one do not wish to follow homosexuality into the bedroom. I suppose it's only fitting this airs the same day as the U.S. Supreme Court decision.

    Thank God for Star Trek--otherwise I might have to give up TNN/Spike altogether.
     
  20. Trenton McNeil

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    Nothing left to the imagination, nothing funny, too gross, too dumb, too blah. One more try...
     

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