Episode 96: John Kricfalusi


John Kricfalusi

John K – Professional Screwball

Joy! It’s the John K episode! John K was the groundbreaking animator who brought us Ren & Stimpy, The Adult Party Cartoon Show, The Ripping Friends, and two new Ranger Smith cartoons.

Tonight, we’re joined by internet animator Spazkid! Please check out his YouTube channel.

We talk about:
Creator-driving cartoons! What a concept!
Working on some of the worst cartoons of all-time
The astonishingly short list of Spümcø programming
“A Day In The Life Of Ranger Smith”
“Boo Boo Runs Wild”
GEORGE LIQUOR! AMERICAN!!!
Eating a girl’s face off
Ripping Friends
Powered Toast Man!
Jimmy The Retarded Boy
The Three Stooges
Games Studio
Bob Jaques
Bob Clampett
Ed Benedict

Ren and Stimpy

The cartoon that changed everything.


Eddie's clean hand

Eddie’s clean hand


Taken from "Stimpy's Invention"

Actual production note from Nickelodeon: “Change duck to woodpecker.”
John K’s response: “No.”


Disciplinary action!

John K pays homage to classic H-B cartoons with the help of Ed Benedict!


Ripping Friends

Weird show, but still animated better than most cartoons on at the time.


Hot Dog and Bun

John K tried to get this obviously dirty joke onto Fox Kids. And he kind of succeeded.




One thought on “Episode 96: John Kricfalusi

  1. Cans without labels was a great kickstarter project it’s just a shame he did’nt get more backers in the end to add a little more to the final product , he even had some great rewards for backers.

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