Stimpy is a good-natured, dimwitted cat. He is one of the title characters of The Ren & Stimpy Show, an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon. The series follows the adventures of Stimpy and his pal Ren, an emotionally unstable chihuahua. Ren & Stimpy premiered in 1991 as one of the “original three” Nicktoons, along with Rugrats and Doug. Throughout its run, the TV show was controversial for its off-color humor, sexual innuendo and violence. Ren & Stimpy received critical acclaim, and has developed a cult following. It is often credited, along with The Simpsons, for paving the way for satirical animated shows like Beavis and Butt-head, South Park and Family Guy, and for helping revive television animation in the 1990s.
Last night our oldest cat, The King, passed away. I’ll miss that scruffy guy. With his orange and white fur, in cartoon form he’d actually look a bit like Stimpy. The King is dead, long live The King.