Happy 30th, Ren & Stimpy!
30 years ago today, on August 11, 1991, The Ren & Stimpy Show premiered on Nickelodeon. It was one of the three original "Nicktoons," along with the shows Rugrats and Doug. I have been a fan of the show since I was in my tweens. My first exposure to the cartoon was the "Kilted Yaksmen Anthem," the lyrics to which I can still recite by heart nearly 30 years later.
John Kricfalusi, the show's creator -- along with his animation studio Spumco -- was fired from the show in 1992 among missed production deadlines and controversy about the show's content. The show was then taken over by Games Animation, Nickelodeon's in-house animation studio. To be honest, I prefer the Spumco episodes over the later ones. To me, there is just something that is lacking in the Games shows.
I do have some Ren & Stimpy collectibles in my room.