I should have really brought up how I saw Sponge Bob the movie last night. It was pretty quality, the resolution being especially rockin' however I take offense at what they lifted quite clearly straight out of Ren and Stimpy cartoons. For instance, the bouncing on their emphasised bottoms to that theme song was sooooo happy happy joy joy, and the scraping of Plankton across the pavement screamed of the episode where Ren was forced to eat Stimpy.
I suppose some would call it a "shout out" or an homage.
give it up already. ren & stimpy are done. they're gone. Oh, and they were not the first cartoon ever made that adults liked, by the way.
You're trying to piss me off and it's working. I suppose you would tell someone to give up the Beatles, give up Led Zeppelin, give up Ella Fitzgerald, give up the Howlin' Wolf? Cause they are done. Any blatant rip offs of them should go unmentioned. You know you are wrong. Before Ren and Stimpy there was what... Tiny Toons? Looney Tunes? Inspector Gadget? Gem? Ren and Stimpy bridged the gap between old tame cartoons and what we have today. You'd never have ATHF, Sponge Bob, Sealab 2021, and the countless of Ren and Stimpy rip offs that didn't make it far enough to be mentioned here. People wouldn't have even known they wanted such a thing. Look at the style of Ren and Stimpy. Example: the painted stills they would interweve that you see in Sponge Bob today as well as several Cartoon Cartoon's. What about the themes, the post-modernism, the subtle anti-commercialism? The voice acting, the buldging veins? Put any non-anime cartoon next to Ren and Stimpy and tell me who's their daddy? You wanted a rant and you got one.
Ah ha ha haha ha ha ha! I didn't want a rant - we've had this conversation before. But thanks anyway; it made me chuckle.