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The Ripping Friends 

The misadventures of a quartet of muscleheaded superheroes.


John Kricfalusi




2002   2001  
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Series cast summary:
Mike MacDonald Mike MacDonald ...  Rip 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Michael Kerr Michael Kerr ...  Chunk 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Merwin Mondesir ...  Slab / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Mark Dailey Mark Dailey ...  Crag 9 episodes, 2001-2002
Kevin Michael Richardson ...  Fox's Ripping Friends Announcer 8 episodes, 2001


The misadventures of a quartet of muscleheaded superheroes.

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Animation | Comedy


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Edited, toned-down episodes are broadcast on Fox; the original, raunchy episodes, complete with lewd jokes and sex scenes, are aired on Cartoon Network. See more »


Spun-off from The Goddamn George Liquor Program (1997) See more »

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The creator of the mega-hit "Ren and Stimpy" 10 years later
10 May 2002 | by Betelgeuse-19See all my reviews

If you are a teenager, you probabley grew into a pre-teen with Ren and Stimpy. I was a pre-schooler at the time Ren and Stimpy was popular, and to this day I watch the Spumco episodes of it religiously. Fast foward ten years. The original creators of Ren and Stimpy, John Kricfalusi and Spumco, have decided to come back on TV with a sucessful show after the diasater relationship they had with Nickeldeon a decade ago. Now they are with Fox Kids, with The Ripping Friends. I saw most of the first season, and is it as good as any Spumco product they made from R&S to present? Close. The animation: Now this is my least favorite part of the show. It really feels flat and two dimentional, almost like a 60s Hanna Barbera show, but slightly cleaner. There are still some good drawings, and based on the budget and the fact that it's a Saturday Morning Cartoon (which normal have limited animation), it's still OK. But check out the designs and the storyboards by Jim Smith, they look excellent, as always. I just wish they'd hire some close-up animators from Ren and Stimpy. ***/***** The plot: Intresting. According to Kricfalusi, it's supposed to be a spoof on manly men, any type of men before political correctness or the 70s. Their mission: to rip, or destroy anyone or thing that stands in the way of justice. ****/*****

The humor: Hilarious. A couple jokes are a little flat, but you'll forgive those jokes instantly when other jokes come in the line. Ren and Stimpy-ish, and politically satire-ish most of the time. I won't spoil any here. See for yourself. ****1/2/*****.

Bottom line: It's no Ren and Stimpy, and the animation needs a bit of clean-up, but watch it for the humor, and how unusual it is. ****/*****.

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