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‘Ren & Stimpy’ Creator John Kricfalusi Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 2 Women (Report)

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‘Ren & Stimpy’ Creator John Kricfalusi Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 2 Women (Report)
John Kricfalusi, the creator of Nickelodeon’s “The Ren & Stimpy Show,” has been accused of sexual misconduct, statutory rape and child pornography in a new report by BuzzFeed News. In the report, Katie Rice and Robyn Byrd say that Kricfalusi pursued them sexually when they were teenagers. Byrd even became a live-in girlfriend. An attorney for Kricfalusi told BuzzFeed: “For a brief time, 25 years ago, he had a 16-year-old girlfriend.” Tony Mora — an art director at Warner Bros. at the time — and Warner Bros. producer Gabe Swarr, also told BuzzFeed that Kricfalusi had a reputation for harassing female...
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‘Ren & Stimpy’ Creator John Kricfalusi Accused of Preying on and Sexually Harassing Teenage Girls

Animatior John Kricfalusi, best known as the creator of Nickelodeon’s “The Ren & Stimpy Show,” has been accused of sexual misconduct by former aspiring animators Robyn Byrd and Katie Rice. The two women shared their stories about Kricfalusi’s alleged behavior in an interview with BuzzFeed News. Both Byrd and Rice were fans of “Ren & Stimpy” as young girls and hoped to have a career in animation, and they accuse Kricfalusi of preying on them starting when they were 13 and 14 years old, respectively.

Byrd sent a video to the “Ren & Stimpy” creator in 1994 when she was 13 years old hoping her love of animation would get the attention of Nickelodeon and Kricfalusi. The creator ended up sending her a letter acknowledging the video and her talent, and he soon followed by sending boxes to her of toys and art supplies. Kricfalusi was 39 years old at the time. He helped Byrd set up a AOL account,
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The 9 Best Holiday Episodes of '90s TV Shows

The 9 Best Holiday Episodes of '90s TV Shows
If you were a child of the 1990s, the holiday season meant buying glittery, lotion-based gifts at Bath & Body Works and Limited Too. It also meant actually enjoying candy canes, eggnog not giving you indigestion and – best of all – watching holiday episodes of your favorite shows, some age-appropriate and some, well, not.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit nine of the most quintessential holiday television episodes of the 1990s:

1. Rugrats, ‘The Santa Experience’

Nothing screams “The Holidays Are Here And Everything Is Joyous” louder than a Rugrats episode. The cartoon’s take on Christmas is particularly
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Par adds titles to growing UMD list

Par adds titles to growing UMD list
Paramount is planning to announce Monday an ambitious slate of 11 titles for Sony's PlayStation Portable entertainment device, including Sahara, arriving Aug. 30, the same day as its home video release. Paramount titles also draw heavily from fellow Viacom divisions Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV, making Paramount the first studio to bring TV shows to the PSP's Universal Media Disc format. The first wave of titles, due Aug. 9, consists of Team America: World Police, Coach Carter and Without a Paddle. The second wave, arriving in stores Aug. 30, includes The Italian Job and, MTV's Viva La Bam: Vol. 1. Other titles coming this the year include The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and compilation UMDs of Chappelle's Show, The Ren & Stimpy Show, South Park and SpongeBob SquarePants episodes.

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