In The Army
Original Production Number- RS5-2b
Original Air Date- August 15, 1992
Director- Bob Camp
Story- Bob Camp
Storyboard- Bob Camp
-John K. (as Ren)
-Billy West (as Stimpy)
-Bob Camp (as Sarge)
Ren & Stimpy join the army, go into boot camp and endure basic
training. An overbearing Sergeant bellows indecipherable orders that only Stimpy seems to understand. Stimpy is a born soldier
and always does what he's told, but Ren tries to skate through the training without exerting any effort. Ren constantly gets
caught slacking off and is punished. By the end, Ren can take no more and goes insane.
Behind The Scenes Stuff-
This episode was designed as a 'generic' cartoon
which Bob Camp could work on to free up John K. to work on the more complex cartoons in production at the time, "Powdered
Toast Man", "Stimpy's First Fart" and "Sven Hoek."
Ren's wild double-take when he was
confronted by the sarge emerging from the swamp was originally sketched out by John K.
When Ren goes insane at the end, the chanting is by Aborigine women.