A couple of decades ago, Ren and Stimpy, of the Ren and Stimpy Show, took the air waves by storm. Soon enough though, they were dumped from television, after all they were on a children's cable network. They were just too inappropriate.
Ren is a chihuahua who is abusive and somewhat kinky. He is also extremely emphatic, as I mentioned, in everything he says and does. Much like our frienemy the exclamation point, he prefers shouting to speaking. He gets particularly edgy when he is referring to his dopey kitty pal, Stimpson J. Cat, a manx otherwise known as Stimpy. Poor Stimpy is almost constantly being called an idiot by the Idiot-in-Chief. Ultimately, Stimpy's antics backfire and Stimpy isn't too badly effected.
In 1993, when I watched this show, I was traveling through Australia with my family. However topsy-turvy our days were, we could depend on Ren and Stimpy for pure escapism in the evening. Ren, with his exclamation point touting self, is my complete opposite. There's always something to be learned from these cartoons, however different they may seem. Love 'em or hate, cartoons reflect our fears, anxieties, joys and wonder in a humorous and light way.
So, I leave you with one of their classics, Don't Whiz on the Electric Fence! featuring Ren, Stimpy and Stimpy's cousin Sven.