“Circus Midgets” is the third episode of the third season of The Ren & Stimpy Show, and aired on November 26, 1993.
- Ren Höek
- Fire Chief
- Storyboard: Stephen DeStefano
Ren and Stimpy learn why you should never hitchhike with psychotic circus midgets. In the end of the episode, Ren and Stimpy are saved by another driver… until they learn that the driver hates circus midgets.
- This is the first wholly-Games episode to not be based on a leftover idea from Spümcø.
- This is Jim Gomez’s directorial debut.
- The singing whale from “The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen” makes a cameo appearance in this episode.
- A DVD commentary is included on the Seasons Three and a Half-ish boxset, featuring in-character comments by John Kricfalusi as Ren and Eric Bauza as Stimpy.
- This is the first out of three episodes to feature commentary by Ren & Stimpy. The other two are Big Flakes and Stupid Sidekick Union.
- Show-Mo is a caricature of Joe Pesci; the scene where he confronts Stimpy about laughing at him and Momo is a reference to Tommy DeVito’s “clown” speech in the 1990 movie Goodfellas, which Pesci had played the role of.
- Reruns in 2000 on Nickelodeon had muted the sounds of Ren & Stimpy getting beaten up by the chief at the end, leaving just the music.