"A Yard Too Far" is the second episode of the third season of The Ren & Stimpy Show, and aired on November 20, 1993.



Ren and Stimpy are starving when they discover a plate of hog jowls cooling on a window sill. However, Ren is reluctant to go over the fence because he is convinced that there is a vicious dog guarding the yard. Stimpy peers over the fence to check and informs him that there is no dog. Unfortunately, upon rushing over the fence, Ren discovers that while Stimpy was right about there being no dog, there is a baboon (which began attacking and ripping Ren apart offscreen). Therefore, he sends Stimpy's fur under the fence to steal the jowls. Unfortunately, he is caught. Mistaken for a hog jowl, he is thrown to the baboon. Then Ren and Stimpy disguise themselves as a woman, but end up getting mauled by the baboon. Finally, Ren uses a puppet of a female baboon to distract the baboon in the yard. It works and the puppet and the baboon are married. The episode ends with Ren and Stimpy happily gnawing on hog jowls.

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The Ren and Stimpy Show S3 E02 - A Yard Too Far

The Ren and Stimpy Show S3 E02 - A Yard Too Far


  • This episode was one of the episodes written at Spümcø, but was finished at Games Animation, as the company was fired from the show before it could be produced.
  • There is a bone in the baboon's food bowl.
  • A Japanese version of the episode can be found anywhere online, including YouTube. It might be from a Nickelodeon Japan airing of the episode is what was brought from YouTube.
  • Ren claims he saw the puppet gag in a "Sylvester The Chicken" cartoon, an obvious parody of Sylvester the Cat where he used a finger puppet to attract Tweety Bird in Bad Ol' Putty Tat (1949). The premise of this episodes is based off two shorts with Sylvester shorts, Ain't She Tweet (1952) and Dog Pounded (1954) where Sylvester tries numerous ways to get across a fence filled with huge dogs to catch Tweety Bird. Ren states earlier in the episode that he's seen cartoons like this.

Goofs Edit

  • Ren's five o'clock shadow disappears when they are whisked away by the scent of the hog jowls.
  • Real life hog jowls do not look like pigs' faces with the eyes removed.
Episode List
Big House Blues (Pilot)
Season 1
Stimpy's Big DayThe Big ShotRobin HöekNurse StimpySpace MadnessThe Boy Who Cried RatFire DogsThe Littlest GiantMaroonedUntamed WorldBlack HoleStimpy's Invention
Season 2
Ren's ToothacheRubber Nipple SalesmenSven HoekHaunted HouseMad Dog HoekIn The ArmyMan's Best FriendBig Baby ScamDog ShowMonkey See, Monkey Don'tPowdered Toast ManFake DadOut WestStimpy's Fan ClubThe Great OutdoorsThe Cat That Laid the Golden HairballSon of StimpyA Visit To AnthonyThe Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen
Season 3
To Salve And Salve NotA Yard Too FarCircus MidgetsNo Pants TodayRen's PecsAn Abe DividedStimpy's Cartoon ShowLair Of The LummoxJimminy LummoxBassmastersRen's RetirementJerry the Bellybutton ElfRoad ApplesHard Times for HaggisEat My CookiesRen's Bitter Half
Season 4
Hermit RenThe House of Next TuesdayA Friend in Your Face!Blazing EntrailsLumber JerksPrehistoric StimpyFarm HandsMagical Golden Singing CheesesA Hard Day's LuckI Love ChickenPowdered Toast Man vs. Waffle WomanIt's a Dog's LifeEgg YölkeoDouble HeaderThe Scotsman in SpacePixie KingAloha HöekInsomniac RenMy Shiny FriendCheese Rush DaysWiener BaronsGaloot WranglersSuperstitious StimpyTravelogue
Season 5
Ol' Blue NoseStupid Sidekick UnionSpace DoggedFued For SaleHair of the CatCity HicksStimpy's PetRen's BrainBell HopsDog TagsI Was a Teenage StimpyWho's Stupid Now?School MatesDinner PartySammy and MeBig FlakesTerminal StimpyPen PalsThe Last TemptationReverend JackA Scooter for Yaksmas
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