"A Yard Too Far" is the second episode of the third season.



Ren and Stimpy are starving when they discover a plate of hog jowls cooling on a window sill. However, Ren is reluctant to go over the fence because he is convinced that there is a vicious dog guarding the yard. Stimpy peers over the fence to check and informs him that there is no dog. Unfortunately, upon rushing over the fence, Ren discovers that while Stimpy was right about there being no dog, there is a baboon. Therefore, he sends Stimpy's fur under the fence to steal the jowls. Unfortunately, he is caught. Mistaken for a hog jowl, he is thrown to the baboon. Then Ren and Stimpy disguise themselves as a woman, but end up getting mauled by the baboon. Finally, Ren uses a puppet of a female baboon to distract the baboon in the yard. It works and the puppet and the baboon are married. The episode ends with Ren and Stimpy happily gnawing on hog jowls.

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The Ren and Stimpy Show S3 E02 - A Yard Too Far

The Ren and Stimpy Show S3 E02 - A Yard Too Far


  • This episode was one of the episodes written at Spümcø, but was finished at Games Animation, as the company was fired from the show before it could be produced.
  • There is a bone in the baboon's food bowl.
  • A Japanese version of the episode can be found anywhere online, including YouTube. It might be from a Nickelodeon Japan airing of the episode is what was brought from YouTube.
  • Ren claims he saw the puppet gag in a "Sylvester The Chicken" cartoon, an obvious parody of Sylvester the Cat where he used a finger puppet to attract Tweety Bird in Bad Ol' Putty Tat (1949). The premise of this episodes is based off two shorts with Sylvester shorts, Ain't She Tweet (1952) and Dog Pounded (1954) where Sylvester tries numerous ways to get across a fence filled with huge dogs to catch Tweety Bird. Ren states earlier in the episode that he's seen cartoons like this.

Goofs Edit

  • Ren's five o'clock shadow disappears when they are whisked away by the scent of the hog jowls.
  • Real life hog jowls do not look like pigs' faces with the eyes removed.