Synopsis by Hal Erickson
John Kricfalusi, who'd been the creative force behind the original Ren & Stimpy cartoon series until the property was taken away from him by the Nickelodeon network, was back in the driver's seat for this revival of the landmark series. Once again, Kricfalusi provided the voice of manic-depressive Chihauhua Ren Hoek, with Eric Bauza replacing Billy West as the voice of Ren's goonish, nose-picking feline sidekick, Stimpy. To alleviate any fears that the hilarious gross-out qualities which distinguished the original Ren & Stimpy had been diluted or toned down this time around, the first episode of the new version found our heroes moving out of the mouth of a homeless man and into a vacant spittoon. Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon premiered June 26, 2003, as part of "The Strip," a two-hour block of adult cartoon series seen on TNN after its conversion into a macho, male-oriented cable service, Spike TV.