"Hermit Ren" is the first episode of Season 4.


Untamed World segment


Fed up with Stimpy's weird behavior and the whole world, Ren moves away and becomes a hermit, but starts to go insane from the isolation. Meanwhile, Stimpy makes a replica of Ren from his earwax.


  • Although uncredited, this is the first episode to feature Craig Bartlett in the voice cast.
  • This is the only 22-minute episode in Season 4. Season 5 would also have only one 22-minute episode, as a 1995 Christmas special entitled, A Scooter for Yaksmas.
  • In this episode, Ren and Stimpy's house is an upside down cow.
  • The snake on the tree from the Untamed World segment is watching the Muddy Mudskipper Show.
  • Ren has been gone for 10 years as he says in the end.
  • In the Untamed World segment, when Stimpy flips the page to The grey tufted Old Fogey, He has a human hand and his white glove isn't showing.
  • Ren yelling his "Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!" scream was reused from Sven Hoek, an episode that John Kricfalusi wrote for the series before his firing from Nickelodeon. Ren's yell was voiced by John Kricfalusi, even though, that episode (not Sven Hoek) was not an episode drafted from Spümcø.


  • Craig Bartlett is not credited in the voice cast at the end credits for voicing Oldman Father Hoek.

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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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