"Circus Midgets" is the third episode of the third season of The Ren & Stimpy Show, and aired on November 26, 1993.




Ren and Stimpy learn why you should never hitchhike with psychotic circus midgets. In the end of the episode, Ren and Stimpy are saved by another driver... until they learn that the driver hates circus midgets.

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The Ren and Stimpy Show S3 E03 - Circus Midgets

The Ren and Stimpy Show S3 E03 - Circus Midgets


  • This is the first official Games Animation episode to be made rather than a leftover idea from Spümcø.
    • This is also the first episode without any involvement with John K. after being fired from Nickelodeon on September 25, 1992.
  • This is Jim Gomez's directorial debut.
  • The singing whale from "The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen" makes a cameo appearance in this episode.
  • A DVD commentary is included on the Seasons Three and a Half-ish boxset, featuring in-character comments by John Kricfalusi as Ren and Eric Bauza as Stimpy.

Cultural references

  • Show-Mo is a caricature of Joe Pesci; the scene where he confronts Stimpy about laughing at him and Momo is a reference to Tommy DeVito's "clown" speech in the 1990 movie Goodfellas, which Pesci had played the role of.


  • Reruns in 2000 on Nickelodeon had muted the sounds of Ren & Stimpy getting beaten up by the chief at the end, leaving just the music.
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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