Stimpy's Pregnant (Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon")

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Stimpy's Pregnant
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"DON'T YOU DARE PUT THAT NASTY INSTRUMENT IN ME!"
Series: Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon"
Part of Season: 1
Episode Number: 6
Air Date: July 18, 2006 (DVD)
Writer: John Kricfalusi
Jeff Amey
Richard Pursel
Mike Roach
Steve Stefanelli
Warren Leonhardt (story)
Butch Hartman (writer/uncredited)
Director: John Kricfalusi
Previous episode: Altruists

"Stimpy's Pregnant" is the sixth and final episode of Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon". It was one of three episodes that did not air on television in North America along with "Naked Beach Frenzy" and "Altruists".

Plot

Stimpy becomes pregnant with Ren's baby, causing Ren first to abuse and then respect Stimpy as a partner. Ren is at first disgusted with Stimpy's pregnancy, as he is forced to deal with his incessant loving moments with his child, such as attempting to eat for two explicitly. When Stimpy goes into labor, Ren is forced to start a drive-by with other people on the highway. With help from the police, Ren and Stimpy successfully get to the hospital, where their child is delivered by Dr. Horse, only to learn that Stimpy was just constipated, although Mr. Horse does not have the heart to tell the anticipated "parents" this and so the waste is made to behave like an infant male and is named "Little Ricky".

Why Stimpy Shouldn't Be Pregnant

  1. First off, the concept of how Ren bragging about how he impregnated Stimpy in this episode, alludes to John impregnating Robyn Byrd when they had sex back in the Nickelodeon era.
    • The tasteless coat hanger abortion joke is also reference to Robyn Byrd getting an abortion after John Kricfalusi impregnated her.
  2. Misleading title: Stimpy didn't really get pregnant; instead, he was just constipated.
  3. The episode starts with a very long wall of text read by Mr. Horse, stating how it is dedicated to mothers entering labor/pregnancy. Because of the episode's plot, which ensues after this text is read, it would instead come off as offensive to women who are or plan on getting pregnant.
  4. Even for classic Nickelodeon, this episode is just unrealistic, illogical, and makes absolutely zero sense. Stimpy is male, and men can't get pregnant in real life due to them not having the needed body parts unless they are transgender. Plus, Stimpy isn't pregnant; he's constipated, which means a person or an animal is affected by infrequent or hard-to-pass bowel movements. Not to mention, cats can't change gender on a whim. He's only three years old, at least in human years.
    • Furthermore, despite the text at the start of the episode claiming that Stimpy is playing the role of a woman, most characters still refer to Stimpy as male.
    • Because of Stimpy's sex change from male to female, just like the previous episode, "Altruists", this episode gives out the unfortunate implication that Stimpy is transgender, which could be offensive and insensitive to transgender people and their identity struggles in real life.
    • Stimpy has BREASTS! Male animals do not have breasts.
  5. The plot is incredibly disturbing.
  6. This feels like a more disgusting rip-off of the episode Son of Stimpy from the original show.
  7. At the start of this episode, when Stimpy barfs his guts out into a hole on the floor and later eats his own vomit, an out-of-place sitcom-style laugh track could be heard in the background for no apparent reason than a desperate attempt to convince audiences that this scene is funny, when actually, it's not funny, but rather nauseating.
  8. When Stimpy is revealed to be "pregnant", Ren treats Stimpy very poorly throughout the entire episode, such as treating Stimpy like a slave by making him do all the housework while brags to his mother about his manhood on the phone.
  9. The "man thinks he's pregnant, but he's actually constipated" plot twist is a rip-off of the Beavis and Butt-Head episode "Pregnant Pause", which had a similar premise to this episode, but was executed way better.
  10. The poop baby at the end of the episode, "Little Ricky". He also has an ambiguous form, and his crying is just downright obnoxious to hear.
    • Everybody smoke in front of him, which is not only disturbing, but also illegal since smoking inside hospitals is prohibited in many countries.
  11. Like "Onward and Upward", this takes gross-out jokes way too far.
  12. This episode even contains a tasteless coat hanger abortion joke!
  13. In one scene, Ren tells Stimpy not to show his "woman's private parts" because this show is on a "family network", which would've made sense if this was in the original show (as this was one of the episode ideas rejected by Nickelodeon) and the boobs were censored much sooner, but this comes off as very hypocritical, as it isn't family-friendly!
  14. There is a disturbing scene where Ren and the pig cop start shooting at cars in order to take Stimpy to the hospital.
  15. Also, there is a dreadful and thankfully shown for a brief moment scene where a bullet literally shoots out of Ren's anus.
  16. There was a scene with Stimpy getting attacked by Native Americans while trying to retrieve beer for Ren, which is incredibly racist to Native Americans.
  17. Ren has an erection when he's dreaming about beautiful women.
  18. Overall, it is a terrible way to end not just this awful show, but the entire Ren & Stimpy franchise in general.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Dr. Horse appears in the episode, having somehow survived Ren's assault upon him in "Ren Seeks Help" as that survival can pretend his death never happened at all.
  2. The voice acting was decent as usual.
  3. The animation is still very detailed and fluid-like as to be expected.
  4. Stinky, Stimpy's fart son from the episode "Son of Stimpy" of the original series, briefly reappears in this episode in one scene.
  5. The aforementioned coat hanger abortion joke, while obviously completely unfunny and tasteless, is actually one of the tamer jokes in the episode since it only lasts for a few seconds and does not drag on like most jokes in this episode do.
  6. It shows that Stimpy is good at steering with his toes, which looks rather cute, though he does not usually have any.

Reception

Both critics and audiences panned "Stimpy's Pregnant" and scored a 4.2/10 on IMDb. Well-known cartoon devotee Thad Komorowski gave this episode three out of five stars on his ''Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story'' book. He said in regard to it: "Has its moments and potential, but reeks of "missed chance."". This episode is considered by many to be the worst cartoon series finale and one of the worst TV finales of all time.

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Trivia

  • This episode was based on a combination of an early story for a Ren and Stimpy episode was written by Bob Camp on the very first day of pitching stories of the original show, which was rejected by Nickelodeon and the real-life pregnancy of Spümcø artist Annmarie Ashkar Mccarty.
  • The license plate on Ren's car reads CLMPTT, a reference to Bob Clampett.
    • One of the cars driving in front of him has a license plate named C. JONES, a reference to Chuck Jones. Also, the truck's license plate is AMID, a reference to Amid Amidi, owner of the controversial animation news website Cartoon Brew.
  • Jessica Borutski, who would later become the supervising producer of the fifth season of The Loud House, worked on this episode as an animator.
  • This is the only episode of Adult Party Cartoon that Carbunkle Cartoons didn't work on because they were waiting for their payments from Spümcø for their work on Adult Party Cartoon; only Big Star and PiP Animation worked on this episode.
  • According to Anne Marie, there was going to be a scene in Stimpy's pregnancy where Stimpy would coerce Ren into BDSM sex; ultimately, such a scene never ended up in production. [1]

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