‘Ren and Stimpy’ Premiered 26 Years Ago Today

On August 11, 1991, the pilot episode of Ren and Stimpy aired on Nickelodeon for the first time.

Created by John Kricfalusi, the show revolved around Ren, a Chihuaha, and Stimpy, a cat. The two characters were near opposites of each other, with Ren being an emotional wreck and Stimpy bringing lack of intelligence to the show.

Ren and Stimpy was aired for five seasons, providing fans with 52 episodes in total.

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To this day, the programming is looked at as one of the better cartoons from the 1990s. Although it was up against shows like Rugrats and Rocko’s Modern Life, it’s still remembered with glaring nostalgia, and for good reason. Cartoons in 2017 rarely push the envelope and tinker with different types of humor, and that’s something that Ren and Stimpy did with spectacular execution.

Do you have any fond memories of watching the show? What’s your favorite episode? Sound off in the comments below!

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
Monkeys Fighting Robots Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Along with my work here, I'm a staff writer for Enthusiast Gaming. I have a passion for entertainment media. Follow me on Twitter to talk all things pop culture!