Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Help me out here, guys

So I'm diligently working my way through all these 90's Marvel comics (and it's not easy, believe me), and  I come across this:

What the f##k kind of Ren and Stimpy rip-off is this?  This actually aired?   On television?

If you have any memory whatsoever of this show, tell me about it in the comments or shoot me an email.  I can't believe that this is an actual thing.


  1. I remember seeing this show growing up in the 90s and thinking it was a lame Ren & Stimpy rip-off too. Other than that no memories stick out.

  2. This came out at the same time as Gargoyles and I think aired on Mondays on the Disney Afternoon. The series was created by Bill Kopp of Eek! the Cat fame and Schnookums and Meat were one third of the actual show with a superhero parody and a western cartoon filling out the other two thirds.

    It was, to say the least, not funny what-so-ever, but it was Disney's attempt to make a Ren and Stimpy clone since R&S were at their height of popularity. There are some eps on Youtube, but I really wouldn't bother.

  3. I absolutely recall this. The cat Shnookums was the surrogate Ren, and the dog Meat was far, FAR too much like Stimpy. Each show was divided into three parts.

    The second portion was Pith Possum, a superhero who took himself far too seriously. This one actually made me laugh. For instance, his superior in the police department once said "We can do anything we want! We're the police! We have guns!"

    The show ended with the Western parody Tex Tinstar, and told an ongoing story of the title character chasing after bankrobbers. There was a pretty funny rattlesnake in that one who had the voice and mannerisms of Paul Rugg's Jerry Lewis (so, not just R&S, but also trying to imitate Animaniacs).

  4. I don't remember the show, but I clearly remember Shnookums & Meat themed Spaghetti-O's. We bought up like a case of them when they went on some kind of super-sale at our local grocery store, so we were eating them forever. I always assumed that it was the word "Meat" that appealed to the Spaghetti-O's company.

  5. Wow, thanks for all the info! This show sounds truly awful.

  6. I remember seeing commercials for it, but I never watched it.

  7. Tex Tinstar was the best part of the whole show. It was reminiscent of those old-school serials where each episode would end on a cliffhanger that would be resolved next week. The first episode is A Fistful of Foodstamps, and things only get crazier from there. Even with the few episodes available on Youtube, it's still worth watching.