"Son of Stimpy", originally titled "Stimpy's First Fart", is the first of two Christmas-themed episodes of the Nickelodeon animated series The Ren & Stimpy Show. Ironically, its original airing came about three weeks after Christmas of 1992.
The episode was nominated for the 1993 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour). However, it lost to the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Robin's Reckoning - Part 1". In 2007, the episode was ranked #96 in the 100 Greatest Nicktoon Episodes countdown.
When Stimpy farts, he believes that he has given birth. He tells Ren about the incident and tries to fart in front of him to show him what happened, but it fails. When Ren refused to believe him, Stimpy relentlessly tries to find his fart, "Stinky." Stimpy first tries a Santa charity worker he sniffs his butt but he can't find him, then he tries posters but no one is interested, next he tries the police he tells them of his missing "son" Stinky and describes him to a sketch artist annoyed with this the artist throws outside, Stimpy thinks he he smells Stinky but it turns out to be manure Mr. Horse is selling, saddened by this he gives up and lies on the street where a car runs over his head. Stinky as it turns out is actually alive and is looking for Stimpy but he can't find him since he's lying unconscious under the car, Stinky takes refuge between Stimpy's buttocks because they smell as bad as he does but they notice the smell and try to kill him with matches so he hides in the sewer. Meanwhile Ren is celebrating Christmas but he is depressed since Stimpy isn't there and he sadly takes out a present he got Stimpy and sings Christmas carols to himself while tearing up, he hears the doorbell and sees Stimpy frozen in a block of ice, Ren is overjoyed and brings Stimpy inside to thaw him out, Ren tries to make him feel better but he's still upset that he can't find Stinky, after some time the doorbell rings and Ren is shocked that Stinky actually exists so he brings him inside, Ren informs Stimpy that he has a visitor. He tells him he doesn't care until Ren gets him to sniff his finger which has Stinky's scent on it, Stimpy and Stinky are happy to be reunited, Stimpy tells him that they can be together forever but Stinky says they can't because he's grown up and engaged to Cora a rottting fish head, Stimpy marries them and they live in Ren's nose which he is not happy about.
"Son of Stimpy" made its home video debut on the Have Yourself a Stinky Little Christmas VHS, released by Sony Wonder on September 21, 1993. The video also contained music videos of the songs "Fleck the Walls" and "Cat Hairballs" from the album Ren & Stimpy's Crock O' Christmas. Have Yourself a Stinky Little Christmas was notably the only Ren & Stimpy Show VHS to be re-released by Paramount Home Video after they obtained the video distribution rights to Nickelodeon's shows; their 1997 reissue added in a later episode of the series, "Big Flakes". Paramount later made the episode available on The Ren & Stimpy Show: The First and Second Seasons DVD set in 2004.
- Son of Stimpy on Wikipedia
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- "Son of Stimpy" at TV.com
- "Son of Stimpy" at the Big Cartoon DataBase