Previous to his firing, John Ok. voiced Ren Höek, an asthma-hound chihuahua, and Billy West voiced Stimpson J. Cat, a.okay.a. Stimpy. Ren was a violent sociopath and Stimpy was a buffoon. After John Ok.’s firing on the finish of the present’s first season, West took over each roles.
In a 2020 video interview with Vanity Fair, West talked about engaged on “The Ren & Stimpy Present” and revealed that he did not fairly know what Ren and Stimpy had been initially. “Have been they microbes? Have been they mosquitos?” He elected to go along with a famed “dimwit” character voice he may already do fairly properly: Larry High-quality from the Three Stooges, however “I amped him up into the cartoon universe.” West additionally mentioned that he was requested to learn for Ren, and West mentioned he “did not give a fats frog’s behind who did what. I’ve a job! I used to be grateful.” John Ok. determined to do Ren as an alternative. John Ok.’s vocal template for Ren, by the way, was “M” and “The Maltese Falcon” star Peter Lorre.
Peter Lorre and Larry High-quality, the final word comedy pair.
West continued to play each Ren and Stimpy for the rest of the present’s run after John Ok. was fired. He additionally voiced a number of supporting characters, together with Mr. Pipe, Mr. Horse, Mr. Buttloaves, The Shaven Yak, Billy the Beef Tallow Boy, Colonel Scrambolio, Louie Lungbubble, Magic Nostril Goblins, Polly the Polyp, the Mummified Bathroom Man, and the Man-Consuming Village Fool. On prime of all that, West portrayed Ren and Stimpy within the present’s three spinoff data: “A Crock of Christmas,” “Radio Daze,” and “You Eediot!” West, because it occurs, is sort of the singer.