I watched Ren & Stimpy religously as a teenager, and was delighted to see that they have been released on DVD. My 7 year old daughter had recently seen me watching some old episodes on the internet, and soon she became increasingly delighted by the hilarious antics of the goofy duo and the wonderful animation. I ordered the first and second seasons on DVD for her to watch. When it arrived, I was a little worried that the box set was stamped in the front with big, bold letters that read, "UNCUT", and there is a warning on the back of the box that gives a parental advisory for adult language and situations. I was a little confused by that because I've seen about every episode of Ren & Stimpy, and couldn't recall anything really inappropriate for kids. I know that an adult version of Ren & Stimpy exists that is for mature audiences only, but this DVD set is not part of the adult collection. Anyway, I thoroughly watched the episodes myself, and there isn't one instance where there is adult language in any of the scenes of the episodes. These episodes are as I remembered them when they aired on t.v. However, there are some bonus features on the DVD's that contain some commentary from the producers and artists of the show. In some of this dialogue, there are some minor cuss words being tossed about as the artists are talking amongst themselves. I just don't let my daughter watch this part of the DVD. There is one episode that I would say could be considered an "adult situation". On disc three there is an episode called "The Great Outdoors". Ren & Stimpy go skinny dipping and remove their fur. There is a screen capture of Stimpy without his fur and of course, there is a small tree branch blocking out the supposed inappropriate "parts" of Stimpy that can't be shown on t.v. There are some other areas of this episode that do contain what some might consider to be mild adult humor, but that type of thing is well above my daughter's understanding anyway, and nothing is shown or said that is actually offensive. Think of the movie "Shrek", in which children and adults enjoyed the film for various reasons. Yeah, Shrek contained some adult humor, but it was under the radar for underaged viewers, and the kids enjoyed all the goofy parts. Overall, I highly recommend this DVD set, and I believe it to be appropriate for all ages. If you're not sure, then make sure to watch it yourself before giving it to the kids.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes