Release: Dec 26, 2013 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Sebbe - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the shortened version of "House of Next Tuesday / A Friend in Your Face!" on the US DVD by Paramount and the uncut version on the German DVD by Turbine Classics.
2 cuts = 50 seconds
The Ren & Stimpy Show is one of the most over the edge cartoon shows ever. So it's no surprise that Nickelodeon US - similar to Disney - reacted to the feedback of the audience and made a few cuts. On top of that, later broadcasts on Spike TV contained further alterations. More cuts were made and, if required, some scenes had a higher frames per second rate in order to reach the regular length for syndication. These versions are the available ones on the so-called "uncut" US DVDs by Paramount.
Surprisingly enough, the German broadcasts back in the 90s were almost uncut, only a few scenes with too explicit footage were removed.
For the uncut box the comparisons have been made with, Turbine Germany used the cut (but restored) US masters and the original German versions in order to put the longest versions possible on the German DVD set. Missing scenes in the US Versions have been filled with the German version (including the German dub), missing scenes in the German versions have been filled with the US Version (and they got subtitled in German, if necessary). The result is the longest version available of every single episode.
House of Next Tuesday
Ren and Stimpy walk towards the machine. A woman's voice is coming out of it and bids them welcome to the future of food preparation. She also asks them how she can be of service. Then Ren says to Stimpy that he could go for a good meal now and immediately asks him what kind of delicious food this machine has to offer. Stimpy says that it has tasty seafood and also tells him that all food is cultivated on the ground of the sea on next Tuesday. Ren is excited about that and Stimpy pushes a button on the machine. A huge whale comes halfway out of the machine and pukes on Ren and Stimpy. They are completely covered in vomit now, except for their faces. Stimpy jokingly says that this mash will go down easily and the best thing about this is that the food is already predigested.
A Friend in Your Face!
An additional shot of the excited crowd in front of the new upmarket apartment.