In 2002, John K. received a phone call from a cable channel called TNN (now Spike TV). TNN was struggling against other channels and decided to give the creator a new chance. In June of 2003, Ren and Stimpy returned with 3 all-new episodes (which used plots developed for the original Nick show), plus the classic episodes the way they were meant to be seen. The show continues the adventures of the duo from the cult classic cartoon series, placing them in a completely No-Nickelodeon-Censorship universe. Originally 6 episodes were due to appear during the summer of 2003 but were delayed for a year along with the rest of Spike's "Strip" (mainly because of the extremely risque "Naked Beach Frenzy" episode). Spike TV planned to bring the show back with the final remaining episodes on August 20th, 2004, but instead delayed the series once again and canceled the series in early December.
Man's Best Friend: Ren and Stimpy learn the true meaning of obedience when George Liquor takes them home with him and swears to make them "champions".
*Note: This banned episode is actually from the second season of The Ren & Stimpy Show, though it left unaired due to a scene involving Ren beating George Liquor with an oar.
Big House Blues: In the eight-minute pilot, Ren Hoek, a short-tempered chihuahua and Stimpy, a tailless dim-witted cat get caught by the dogcatcher and are sent to the pound where they meet Jasper and briefly Phil until he has to take "The Big Sleep". Ren initially doesn't understand, but after Jasper explains this to Ren, their lives seem to be on a thin thread until a sweet girl adopts them both.
The uncut version of episode where Ren has a love dream and accidentally kisses Stimpy was put on Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" along with the banned episode, "Man's Best Friend".
The pilot screened in film festivals several months before the show debuted on television. "Big House Blues" is included in the first & second season DVD set.
This episode picks up where the first part left off as Ren and Stimpy make it to the hospital to give birth to their "love child". Dr.Horse is to deliver the birth when he discovers a twist in Stimpy's X-rays...