The Ren & Stimpy Show: Season 2, Episode 11

A Visit to Anthony (8 May 1993)

TV Episode  -   -  Animation | Comedy | Thriller
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 43 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Ren and Stimpy visit a young fan at his home.

Directors:

(as John K.) ,

Writers:

(creator), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Visit to Anthony (08 May 1993)

A Visit to Anthony (08 May 1993) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Ren & Stimpy Show.
« Previous Episode | 17 of 53 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Stimpson J. Cat (voice)
John Kricfalusi ...
Ren Höek / Mr. Horse (voice)
Anthony Raspanti ...
Himself (voice)
...
Anthony's Dad (voice)
...
Victor (voice)
...
(voice)
Edit

Storyline

Ren and Stimpy visit a young fan at his home.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 May 1993 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While "A Visit to Anthony" was still in production at Spumco, John Kricfalusi intended to have his own father play Anthony's Dad. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Raspanti: [goes to the bathroom, only to discover Ren is on the toilet while Stimpy is taking a bath] WHAT? NO, What are you doing? Cartoon characters can't do that!
See more »

Soundtracks

Investiture
(uncredited)
Music by Bruce Campbell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
From Yugoslavia to Yourtown, USA.
21 May 2008 | by (Brisbane, Australia.) – See all my reviews

A brilliant installment in what I think captures John K.'s themes and style the best out of all the second season episodes. The self-referencing and parody is rich in this episode (which is a full twenty-two or so minutes), as is the demented and overtly disturbing nineteen-fifties undertones; there is a definite Lynchian feel to this one.

R & S leave Hollywood (in Yugoslavia, of course) to meet and stay with one of their human fans. Anthony, an only child, in sort of a "Leave It To Beaver" household, is ecstatic about the two visiting. His enthusiasm however, is what causes some problems. He's a weak, asthmatic boy who's prone to hyper-ventilating. This is a cause for total babying from his mom, and complete (pyschotic) defensiveness from his dad.

After a kind of pep-talk (rich with violent innuendo) from the dad on how to treat Anthony, the two cartoon characters now know their place among the human family. Of course, this causes problems when R & S come into conflict with Victor, the local bully. A scene in which Anthony is threatened by this guy, while his dad idles his ridiculously large fifties style saloon is hilarious.

Anthony's in trouble. So, who's to blame here? Why, the "Hollywood Big Shots" of course! This episode is expertly drawn, with literally hundreds of twisted facial expressions and mood changes on the part of the dad, as well as brilliant contrast between the heavyset top-heavy man with the frail and runt-like child. Once the dad removes his shirt, the masculine dominance and idea of the alpha male protecting his territory brings the cartoon down to an almost primitive and animalistic level; again, the Lynchian echoes ring true here. Further to this, the notion of the working man being victimised by rich Hollywood types is drawn clear in a bizarre comparison of each characters palm of the hand. It's paced really well, and the musical cues are brilliant too. Highly recommended.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How badly butchered was the UK version? TheFantasticGreenManESQ
Should I watch this show now? xYOUTAKETHEVEILx
WTF? they cut an episode Anonymos1
Ren and Stimpy now airing nightly on MTV2 SCarlos001
Song Help. From the Space Madness Ep. OK_Firecracker
Where is 'Man's Best Friend' on the UK DVD?? citizensmith82
Discuss A Visit to Anthony (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?