"To Salve And Salve Not" is the first episode of the third season.


Ren is irritated at Stimpy for buying so many useless things from door-to-door salesmen. So when a salesman comes by and tries to get them to buy a new product called salve, Ren prevents Stimpy from buying it. Unfortunately, the salesman keeps popping up in all sorts of places trying to get Stimpy to buy salve, offering it for a wide range of different uses. Finally, Ren is in the bathroom and discovers he is out of toilet paper. The salesman pops up and claims that salve can be used as toilet paper. Ren gives in and agrees to buy some, only to discover that the salesman already sold all his salve to Stimpy.

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The Ren and Stimpy Show S3 E01 - To Salve and Not to Salve

The Ren and Stimpy Show S3 E01 - To Salve and Not to Salve


  • This is the first episode of Season 3.
  • This is the first official Games Animation episode and the first episode without any involvement with John K. after being fired from Nickelodeon on September 25, 1992.
  • The beginning of the episode where Stimpy is watching TV with his eyes bulging in and out is a callback to Stimpy's Big Day from Season 1.
  • This is the only episode Vincent Waller contributed to the show after the series completely switched from Spumco to Games.
  • This is the last episode where the "Created by John Kricfalusi" animation screen is shown prior to the episode's opening credits.