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"Stimpy's Invention" is the 12th episode of Season 1 from The Ren & Stimpy Show. It originally aired as the Season 1 finale on February 23, 1992.

CharactersEdit

Ask Dr. StupidEdit

SummaryEdit

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Stimpy decides to be an inventor and ends up inventing various devices and gadgets. He has a reluctant Ren try out his Cheese-O-Phone, which allows people to talk to cheese, regardless of their foreign tongues. Next he invents a shaver that allows people to get a close shave without even being there, which leads to him shaving off most of Ren's fur. Before Ren can strangle him, Stimpy presents him with a gift. The gift is Stimpy's latest invention, Stay-Put Socks (socks that never fall down). Ren is at first delighted, but then discovers that the socks are filled with glue. Stimpy departs to get the Stay-Put hat and raincoat, and Ren attempts to go after but can't get out of the socks. When Stimpy returns, he immediately notices that Ren is angry. Therefore, he decides to invent something that will make Ren happy all the time. After a long inventing session, he comes up with the Happy Helmet, a helmet to control Ren's happiness. Ren is thrust into a state of completely forced happiness. He begins doing nice things for Stimpy, such as cleaning out his cat box and ironing his underwear. Then Stimpy brings home a record of his favorite song ("Happy, Happy, Joy Joy" by Stinky Whizzleteats). The two of them begin dancing to the record. In the middle of the dancing, Ren runs into the kitchen and finds a hammer in one of the drawers. He uses the hammer to smash the helmet and then storms back into the living room and begins strangling Stimpy. It is then that he realizes how much he loves being angry and thanks Stimpy for making him enraged. The episode ends with a shot of Ren grinning into the camera while his maniacal laugh plays in the background.

The Happy Happy Joy Joy song
Destroyed Happy Helmet
Ren happy helmet

Ask Dr. StupidEdit

  • From: Jennifer
  • Location: Bent Armpit Wyoming
  • Question: What is that ugly white slab in my can of beans?
  • Answer: The Queen Bean, and all other beans are the worker beans that serve her.

Production musicEdit

  • New World Symphony - Movement 4 – Antonín Dvořák (title card)
  • Dance of the Hours – Amilcare Ponchielli
  • Pageantry Processional – Ronald Hanmer
  • Non Stop – John Malcolm
  • The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Terror By Night – Hubert Clifford
  • Bits and Pieces – Ronald Hanmer
  • Romantic – Alan Braden
  • Poetic Love Theme B – Mladen Franko
  • Stormy Passage – Cedric King-Palmer
  • Symphony No. 6 Pastorale: 4th Movement – Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Valse Diable – Alec Gould
  • Tomorrow the World – Cedric King-Palmer
  • Acts of Heroism (c) – Trevor Duncan
  • Heavy Affliction – Cedric King-Palmer
  • Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky
  • Flight of the Bumble Bee – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Lambs in Clover – Jack Strachey
  • The March of the Ants – Sidney Crooke
  • Delicate Gay – Alan Braden
  • Happy Outing – Marc Lanjean (Stimpy arriving home)
  • Shopping Spree – Laurie Johnson
  • Happy Happy Joy Joy – John Kricfalusi, Chris Reccardi, Charlie Brissette

Reception Edit

This episode has been considered one of the show's most famous, and also one of the best episodes the show has ever made. It was praised for the song, Happy Happy, Joy Joy!, which was a popular hit from the series since 1992, the year the episode finally came out.

Watch EpisodeEdit

The Ren and Stimpy Show S1 E13 - Stimpy's Invention

The Ren and Stimpy Show S1 E13 - Stimpy's Invention

Trivia/NotesEdit

  • This episode is the last for Season 1.
  • This episode, as well as it's sister episode, Black Hole, are the only two Season 1 episodes that aired in 1992. Every other episode from the first season aired in 1991.
  • This episode includes the original "Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy" song.
  • There are cute animals and smiley faces painted above Ren's bed in this episode, due to the influence of the Happy Helmet that forced Ren to be happy.
    • This is also one of the few episodes where Ren and Stimpy are shown sleeping in seperate beds instead of one.
  • If it weren't for Stimpy's Invention, the whole series of Ren and Stimpy would have just lasted for only one season. But since it became a huge hit among fans, the show was renewed for a second season. 
  • The current reruns shown on Nicktoons in the UK have cut out the scene where Stimpy displays the "Cheese-O-Phone". 
  • YOU SICK LITTLE MONKEY
    The line "You sick little monkey!" was also used in an episode of South Park.
  • Due to Ren's creepy smile, this episode was almost never created due to Nick's standards deeming it as an episode that will "terrify children".
  • The "Ask Dr. Stupid" segment is not available on Nick.
  • During the scene where Ren cleans out Stimpy's litter box, some of his crazy laughing was improvised by Billy West, the voice of Stimpy, who would later take over the role of Ren in the show's run.
  • In the original storyboard of "Stimpy's Invention", after Ren irons Stimpy's underwear, Stimpy would licked the underwear and stuck it on him.

ErrorsEdit

  • Ren's tail keep disappearing and reappearing.
  • At one point when Ren is on the couch, his right ear is transparent
    No tail

    Ren without his tail showing

  • In three scenes, Stimpy's nose is red instead of blue.
  • When Ren comes down the stairs to greet Stimpy, he is wearing a bathrobe. In the next scene, when he is coming toward Stimpy and reaching for his neck, the bathrobe is gone.
  • Stimpy tells Ren that the dial on the remote controls how happy he is, yet he presses the dial like a button.
  • During the scene with the stay-put socks, when Stimpy turns to Ren and says "They're full of glue!", his eyes do not move along with the rest of his body
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