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2.02 Ren's Toothache


  • US DVD
  • German DVD
Release: Dec 16, 2013 - Author: brutaldeluxe - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the shortened version of "Ren's toothache" on the US DVD by Paramount and the uncut version on the German DVD by Turbine Classics.

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.

Please note: The episode "Ren's toothache" is an exception because the German Nickelodeon version wasn't available anymore. That's why Turbine Germany used VHS recordings provided by fans and restored them in order to release this episode uncut as well.
German show title instead of the English one.
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German episode title instead of the English one.
no difference

Ren & Stimpy say good night to each other. The US Version immediately cuts to the establishing shot of Ren sleeping.
14.5 sec

Stimpy brushes his teeth precisely and very noisy. He collects the water he uses to do so in spit jars in the shelf.
36.9 sec

Ren grinds his teeth in the sleep. He does it five times in the German Version but only twice in the US Version.
approx. 10 sec (hard to define due to a transition)