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

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Summary

Ren and Stimpy attempt to steal some hog jowls.

Plot

Ren and Stimpy are starving when they discover an enchanting stench leading them to a plate of hog jowls, Ren's favorite dish, sitting on a windowsill. However, Ren is reluctant to cross the house's 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 proceeds to viciously maul Ren.

Later on, the duo is given an opening, with the baboon having gone to sleep. Therefore, Ren sends Stimpy's fur under the fence to steal the jowls. While Stimpy's fur sneaks past most of the house, it is unfortunately caught right before getting to the windowsill. Mistaken for a hog jowl, it is thrown to the baboon. Now skinless, Stimpy has no choice but to watch in horror as his fur gets ripped to shreds. Ren and Stimpy then disguise themselves as Mr. Pipe's wife. The baboon starts to growl, but the disguised Ren is able to calm it. Just as Ren and Stimpy reach the windowsill, Mr. Pipe unexpectedly declares that it's his wife's turn to get mauled by the baboon, resulting in yet another failed plan.

Finally, Ren uses a puppet of a female baboon to distract the baboon in the yard, a trick he learned from a "Sylvester the Chicken" cartoon. Within moments, the baboon is instantly drawn to the puppet. Meanwhile, Stimpy sneaks past the fence off-screen. Everything Ren does only makes it more smitten, and as per baboon tradition, Ren is even gifted a box of live maggots. It gets to the point where Stimpy's stealth is thrown off by an unexpected marriage between the baboon and the puppet. In the end, Stimpy successfully brings Ren his hog jowls at the cost of Ren having his other hand constantly used by the baboon; Ren doesn't seem to mind too much, though, and the duo happily gnaws on the 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

Trivia

  • 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.
  • The episode was originally written by John K. at Spümcø before he was fired as it was switched to Games Animations, although, despite him writing the episode, he was left uncredited.
  • Ren claims he saw the puppet gag in a "Sylvester The Chicken" cartoon, an obvious parody of Sylvester the Cat, and furthermore, his usage of a finger puppet to attract Tweety Bird in the 1949 short, Bad Ol' Putty Tat.
  • The Yogi Bear cartoon Pie Pirates served as inspiration for this episode's story.
  • This is the first season 3 episode released on VHS.

Goofs

  • Ren's five o'clock shadow disappears when they are whisked away by the scent of the hog jowls.
Episode List
Pilot
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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