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"Space Madness" is the 5th episode of Season 1.


Sugar Frosted Milk SegmentEdit

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Stimpy sits in front of the television, being prepared to watch his favorite live action drama, Commander Hoek and Cadet Stimpy, showing an annoyed Ren much of his merchandise from the show.

In the episode, Ren and Stimpy take the role of Commander Hoek, a space captain, and loyal Cadet Stimpy. Ren is writing in his diary and Stimpy is operating the ship. Ren says in his diary that he and Stimpy are on a 36-year mission to the Crab Nebula, but they made the trip dozens of times. Ren tells the viewer that he heard how sometimes, people go insane from long trips and end up getting 'space madness' but Ren scoffs at it. Ren tells Stimpy to commence relaxation period and the two get on break, not having to be on duty for another six years. They sit in a break room. When Stimpy asks what they want to do, Ren suggests quality time together. However, Ren begins to go crazy, as he hears Stimpy tapping on the table with his finger, and yells at him. Ren apologizes, as he thinks he might've gone crazy from being cooped up and Stimpy suggests that they eat a hot meal. Stimpy goes off to get the three course meal, which turns out to be freeze dried. He bangs his head on the table, as Stimpy comforts him.

Ren brushed his teeth

Commander Hoek (Ren)is 'forced to use' a toothbrush.

Next, Stimpy suggests that Ren take a bath to relieve his stress. To help him relax further, Stimpy turns off the gravity in the ship. Stimpy goes off to do his duty and Ren sits alone. He tries to concentrate on pleasant thoughts, thinking of actual food. He begins to go crazy, thinking that he isn't crazy, but rather mad. He starts talking to his soap, Stimpy ignoring him. Ren begins to eat the soap, thinking of it as a chocolate ice cream bar. Stimpy realizes that something is up when Ren tells the soap that they like the same things and Stimpy tries to stop him. However, Ren feels as though Stimpy is trying to take his 'ice cream bar.' He cries, as people have always tried to take his ice cream bar since he was a child. He screams and splashes the water everywhere, hiding in the corner. Ren tells Stimpy that if he comes closer, he'll use a toothbrush. However, Ren is forced to use it, using it to brush his teeth. The two fight, Ren being pinned down, and Stimpy hugging him.

After the incident, Ren writes in his diary that he's tired, and that he thinks that Stimpy tried to attack him. However, Ren thinks that Stimpy has caught space madness and decides to give him more duties to keep him from going crazy. Some time later, Ren takes Stimpy to a red button and tells Stimpy not to touch it, since it is the 'History Eraser Button.' He says that they don't know what'd happen if they were to touch it and Ren says that they'll never know, since Stimpy is going to guard it. Ren walks away, still mad. Stimpy begins to do his job, as an announcer asks if he can hold out and constantly tempting him to touch the button. After some prompting, Stimpy says that he can't hold out and he pushes the button. The three characters disappear and we cut to the Ren and Stimpy logo, with both of the main characters being erased.

Production MusicEdit

  • Turkey Trot – John Longmire 
  • Maniac Pursuit -Trevor Duncan 
  • Bits and Pieces – Ronald Hanmer 
  • Saw Theme – William Trytel 
  • New World Symphony- 1st Movement – Antonín Dvořák 
  • War Lords – Robert Cornford 
  • Drama Link (m) – Hubert Clifford 
  • Dramatic Impact (3) – Ivor Slaney 
  • Roses and Moonlight – Alan Moorhouse
  • Mists of Illusion – Gilbert Vinter 
  • Drama Link (b) – Hubert Clifford 
  • Thieving Magpie Overture – Gioacchino Rossini 
  • Smouldering Fury (a) – Trevor Duncan
  • Drama Link (j) – Hubert Clifford 
  • Drama Link (o) – Hubert Clifford
  • Savage Episode – Len Stevens 
  • Inferno – Frederic Bayco 
  • Death in the City – Jack Beaver
  • Heavy Affliction – Cedric King-Palmer 
  • Drama Link (m) – Hubert Clifford
  • Dramatic Impact (3) – Ivor Slaney 
  • Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky 
  • Drama – Van Phillips
  • Bits and Pieces – Ronald Hanmer


To view the transcript, click here.


  • This is the first "Commander Höek and Cadet Stimpy" episode.
  • This is one of the many times we see Ren lose his mind.
  • If the gravity was off, why didn't the entire tub float? One explanation to this is that the tub was bolted down.
  • "We're not hitchhiking any more, we're riding!" is a quote from the movie Champion.
  • When Ren first shows Stimpy the button, there is writing above it that says "History Eraser Button". Afterward, the writing disappears.
  • Ren doesn't take off his fur to bathe in this episode.
  • During the fake commercial for Sugar Frosted Milk, the box clearly has a picture of a girl with her mouth open at first. Then suddenly the picture changes to a girl with sugar frosted milk in her open mouth. Also, the cereal box's position shifts slightly when the boy comes into the kitchen.
  • When the boy comes into the kitchen, the table is square. But when the boy picks up the box and says, "Oh boy, sugar frosted lumps!" the table is suddenly round.
  • The "Don't touch it!" sound clip is used as one of the many comedy replacement sounds in the fan-made Doom WADfile Ultimate Simpsons Doom.
  • This is the first episode aired on Nickelodeon animated by Carbunkle Cartoons. The first episode animated by the studio was Big House Blues, which would not air on Nickelodeon until September 15, 1991 (a week after this episode premiered).
  • This is the only Commander Hoek and Cadet Stimpy episode animated by Carbunkle Cartoons.


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