The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)
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Fire Dogs/Stimpy's Storybook Land: The Littlest Giant 

On the brink of starvation, and disguised as Dalmatians, the pair find employment at a fire station. Can these two handle an inferno at a towering skyscraper, with all of its exotic ... See full summary »

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Stimpson J. Cat (voice)
John Kricfalusi ...
Ren Höek (voice)
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Baby (voice)
Edan Gross ...
(voice) (as Edon Gross)
Sharon Mack ...
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Harris Peet ...
Fire Captain (voice)
Darrin Sargent ...
(voice) (as Darrin J. Sargent)
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On the brink of starvation, and disguised as Dalmatians, the pair find employment at a fire station. Can these two handle an inferno at a towering skyscraper, with all of its exotic residents in need of rescue? Next, Stimpy, a little giant, and the brunt of the big giants' jokes, leaves home to find a happier life. What partnership will unfold when he meets Ren, a simple dairy farmer? Written by Guardia

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1 September 1991 (USA)  »

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The giants who boss Stimpy around are loosely based on Curly Howard and 'Larry Fine' of "The Three Stooges". See more »

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When Ren tells Stimpy to take a look in the mirror, he refers to Stimpy as "Ren". See more »

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Fire Captain: I've had it up to here with the likes o'you people! Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you were circus midgets.
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The Barber of Seville
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
[Plays in the Ask Dr. Stupid bumper]
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A "Spot-on" Episode.
28 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Homeless, purposeless and desperate (yet again!), Ren and Stimpy notice an ad for the local fire-station - a vacancy for Fire Dogs! So, what's the catch? Well, as Ren states so brilliantly in his heavy accent: "Oh, dalmatians only..." But, in true Looney Tunes style, a bucket of "Dalmation paint" soon fixes this! This episode, like many from season one, has such a great mood about it, and the attention to detail (although the drawings are a little sketchy at times) is second to none. The accentuated facial expressions synced wonderfully with the comical sound-effects are a great touch, and something that people may take for granted. (These were something that were sadly lost in the future episodes when it was moved from Spumco to Games Animation.) Of course, Ren and Stimpy in their typical goofy manner, fight an inferno inside a massive, looming skyscraper. Using the fire-fighters standard equipment proves difficult, dangerous and pretty hilarious too. The act of saving a huge housewife and her "housepets" is a great gag, and has the wonderful slapstick appeal that these early episodes really nailed.

However, the next half fails to uphold this great standard, most probably because of the questionable premise. Stimpy as a giant (well, a small giant) might sound promising on paper, but doesn't really pull great laughs in execution. An out-casted giant Stimpy wonders the countryside looking for purpose and a new life - the "real" giants have disowned him, you see.

Ren, a simple dairy farmer (and of regular Ren size, by the way) finds a symbiotic relationship with the lost and lonely beast. Sure, it's a happy ending and all, but the trademark sickening humour is sadly absent here.


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