Ren & Stimpy's controversial comeback sparks massive Twitter debate

Ren & Stimpy
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Cult animated TV show The Ren & Stimpy Show is set to return as a series directed at adults. We first met Ren and Stimpy back in the '90s, when the show was released alongside Rugrats and Doug (remember those guys?). The reboot comes as part of a push towards adult animated content on Comedy Central, with old shows being dug out and reimagined for audiences who enjoyed them first time around. 

Ren & Stimpy has been repackaged for adults before, in the form of the Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon in 2002. The show ran for just three episodes, received terrible reviews and was pulled immediately. Not the best precedent, but maybe creators thought a 10-year spell would be long enough for people have forgotten how bad it was. However, the show now comes with problems way beyond the quality of the cartoon. 

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