Original Production Number- RS03a
Original Air Date- August 25, 1991
Story- John K. and Jim Gomez
Art Direction- Jim Smith
Storyboards- Jim Smith and Chris Reccardi
Color Styling- Bill Wray
-John K. (as Ren)
-Billy West (as Stimpy and the Announcer)
Animation Services- Carbunkle Cartoons
Synopsis- Having switched to automatic pilot, our space-bound heros, Commander Hoek and Cadet Stimpy, have nohting
to do. Without any stimulation Commander Hoek succumbs to 'Space Madness'. As in all space adventures, Ren & Stimpy die
at the end. They realize their fate before it happens and can do nothing about it. The story ends with Stimpy pushing the
history eraser button; the results are life altering for everyone in the universe.
Behind the scenes Stuff- Robert Mitchum's opening monoloque from the movie "Night of the Hunter" inspired some
of Ren's crazy rants: "You're not like the others, Johnnie, you hate the same things I hate...perfume smelling things...lacy
things, things with curly hair." This was changed to "You're not like the others you like the same things I do...wax paper...boiled
football leather...dogs breathe..."
Stuff Cut by Nick- The history eraser button barely survived, in a note sent to Spumco on December 5, 1990, Nick
execs said "Drop the History Eraser Button. We'll need a new ending." John K. pleaded with them to keep it in, they gave in
and allowed it's existance in the end. A further element of the end sequence wasn't so lucky, where Ren & Stimpy go back
in time to fix the damage they've done to history was cut early on.