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5.08 Pen Pals/Big Flakes


  • US DVD
  • German DVD
Release: Jan 07, 2014 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the shortened version of "Pen Pals/Big Flakes", taken from the US DVD by Paramount, and the uncut version, taken from the German DVD by Turbine Classics.

The differences:

2 cuts = 42 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 amlmost uncut, only a few scenes with too explicite 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.
Pen Pals

9 min
Ren and Stimpy walk towards the destroyed prison and ask the officer, whether he gives up. He then waves a white flag and Rend and Stimpy are very happy.
6 sec

Big Flakes

5 min
Several calender sheets are disappearing one after another. Then Ren can be seen sitting hungrily at the table. Stimpy approaches with a platter and puts it in front of Ren. When he lifts the cover off, only a calender sheet can be seen on the platter. Stimpy says that it is monday and that he charred the edges just like Ren likes it. Ren answers that he hates mondays and Stimpy explains that the sundays are out. Lastly, Ren asks for some whipped cream, which Stimpy puts on top of the piece of paper, and then starts eating with a spoon.
38 sec