The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)
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In the Army/Powdered Toastman 

Ren and Stimpy join the Army, where they begin basic training under a very demanding Drill Sargent. We then follow the unusual and bizarre adventures of "Powdered Toast Man" as he is called on for various rescue missions.

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Bob Camp ...
Sarge (voice)
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John Kricfalusi ...
Ren Höek (as John K.)
Jim Smith ...
Mr. President (voice)
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Stimpson J. Cat (voice)
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Ren and Stimpy join the Army, where they begin basic training under a very demanding Drill Sargent. We then follow the unusual and bizarre adventures of "Powdered Toast Man" as he is called on for various rescue missions.

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15 August 1992 (USA)  »

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Ren: [to Stimpy after many nights of not getting any sleep] Pss, hey Guido. Its all so clear to me now. I'm the keeper of the cheese... and you're the lemon merchant, you get it? And he KNOWS it. That's why he's gonna KILL US. So we got to beat it... ya... before he lets loose the marmosets on us! Don't worry little missy... I'LL SAVE YOU!
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Spoofs Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Catfish Row
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Composed by Benny Carter (ASCAP)
Published by KPM APM (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
By Arrangement with EMI Production Music UK
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Great Final "Draft"...
25 November 2007 | by (Brisbane, Australia.) – See all my reviews

"In the Army" sees the two, well, joining the army. After a brief induction ceremony (with reference to the head-shaving in "Full Metal Jacket"), the two find themselves on barracks dealing with a hard-ass Drill-Sargent who is barely understandable due to his heavy (Texan?) accent.

Of course, the two make terrible soldiers, and Stimpy (although unquestioningly follows commands), manages to wind-up in trouble with Ren, who is constantly looking for short-cuts in the training. Their punishments are always some form of peeling something (potatoes, watermelons, and some even stranger "supplies").

This episode is a pretty good take on the old misfits-join-the-army routine, and Ren & Stimpy certainly add their trademark to the situation. Pretty good laughs here.

"Powdered Toastman" is a irreverent take on the Superman character. Comprised of a hulk-like body, and some slices of (powdered?) toast for a head, he flies backwards towards various incidents that get radioed to him via his various receivers (one of which is his tongue!).

His methods are hilarious, (just how he saves a kitten from oncoming traffic is very disturbing), and the addition of Frank Zappa for the pope seems oddly appropriate. Oh, and Ren & Stimpy only have a brief cameo, who require the breakfast-"seasoning" services of PTM. Great laughs here in this episode.


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