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4.07 It's a Dog's Life / Egg Yölkeo


  • US DVD
  • German DVD
Release: Jan 01, 2014 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the shortened version of "It's a Dog's Life / Egg Yölkeo" on the US DVD by Paramount and the uncut version on the German DVD by Turbine Classics.

The differences:

5 cuts = 51.5 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.
It's a Dog's Life

1 Min
Ren and Stimpy are walking the hallway at the animal shelter, still being chained to each other. They look sad. Meanwhile, the priest behind them keeps reading out from the bible.
8 sec

Egg Yölkeo

0 Min
The camera pans to the village and stops at the smithery at which point the versions are back in sync.
16 sec

1 Min
Additional exterior shot of Stimpy.
2.5 sec

5 Min
An entire sequence is missing here. A strip of bacon and a toast are in the back of the car while a piece of butter is behind the wheel. The bacon looks at the toast and wants to know what he thought about it. The toast says it was really cool. Then, the bacon explains they were on their way to the island of lost meals now. The toast comments on that with "lost eggs" and starts laughing. Then a transition to the following scene: tracking shot from the fridge down to Ren who's crying on the floor, holding his puppet made out of fruits and veggies in his hand.
16 sec

9 Min
Missing shot of Ren holding the huge fridge in his hands while sitting in his rocker.
9 sec