7b. What is the meaning behind or origin of...

[ Much of the items that seem like obscure or trivial humor are in fact non sequiturs. There's no meaning. They're just there for the hell of it. ]

... Hwarfing?

The action of Stimpy coughing up a hairball (usually on Ren). (This should end the debate on its spelling.)

... Vitamin "F" in "Powdered Toast With Vitamin 'F'"?

"F" is for "Fart." (No big surprise:)

... "Raymond Spum" or "Spum"?

Raymond Spum is a joke and a made-up alias for John Kricfalusi. Anytime he didn't like a cartoon he worked on or was in protest about it, he used this fictitious name. John K. also used it in the first season credits. All the stories about him are fiction; what do you think R&S is? :)

Blaine Erickson (erickson@uhunix.uhcc.hawii.edu) has posted to the group adding that "spum" is not a real Danish word, and that the Danish word for quality is "kvalitet".

John K. has claimed that "spum" is a brand name of a product in Denmark.

... "George Liquor"?

In Film Threat magazine, John K. said that he saw a sign in the late seventies with the words "George Liquor". He was so crazy over the name (and the fact that someone forgot to put in the possessive) that he went and drew the picture. (The sign was for a business selling alcohol, obviously.) By the way, his cousin's name is Corn Liquor and was going to appear in a future episode called "Hillbilly Höek" (Cinfantastique magazine). (This episode will probably not be produced unfortunately.)

See the George Liquor section for more details.

... "Stinky Wizzleteats"?

According to Cinfantastique magazine, it came from "The Littlest Giant" when Bob Camp talked about Ren's Cow's "Wizzled Teats". John K. loved it so much, he used it as a name.

... The Crocostimpy Bus? [ "Untamed World" ]

Non sequitur. For the original joke according to Cinfantastique magazine, the Crocostimpy was going to say "What's The Big Sleep, Ren?" (a reference to Big House Blues quote by Stimpy) and hop onto the bus. A bunch of lady Crocostimpies were going to follow the bus on foot and yell "He's dead, you idoit! Don't you know what dead is?" Now you know the rest of the story.

... "We're not hitchhiking anymore! We're riding!" [ "Space Madness" ]

From jeffy@athena.mit.edu:

This is apparently from the movie "Centurion." The line was delivered by Kirk Douglas (see below).

From Jon Bondurant (gowan@sugar.NeoSoft.COM):

This is actually wrong. I've seen the movie several times and it's actually Champion. Kirk Douglas plays a loner who boxes one night to get out of debt and later decides to take it up as a profession. At one point, he goes off the deep end and becomes very self-serving and full of himself. He tries to convince his brother, Connie, that it's all for the best. (paraphrased) "C'mon, Connie..we're in the big time, we've made it. We're not hitchhiking any more, we're riding!" It's actually a pretty good movie.

... The face that rises and sets over Hollywood during "Stimpy's Big Day?"

From ebh@mink.att.com:

The face is apparently Kirk Douglas. According to John K., Kirk Douglas was the [partial?] inspiration for Ren.

... The various narrations in the "Happy Happy Joy Joy" song?

"I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs"
This apparently paraphrases an old saying. There are many film and TV uses of this phrase. It means (roughly) to teach someone what they already know. Furthermore, "to suck eggs" is apparently a euphemism for nosing into other people's business.

From zeus@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu:
"The little critters of nature -- They don't know that they're ugly."
This is a line from the film "Summer Magic" starring Berl Ives and Hayley Mills.

... Ren's various insane ravings?

So far Ren has been portrayed as being outright insane in at least two cartoons (his general level of sanity is as questionable as any cartoon character's, of course, but we're talking serious psychosis here): "In The Army" after he's done peeling H-bombs, and in "Space Madness". During both of these intervals Ren gives speeches that are as nutty as a fruitcake. Talking about running from marmosets, boiled football leather, things like that. As far as the net knows (at the moment), these are simply things that the writer(s) thought were silly enough for a raving looney to think sensible.

... the man playing the accordian in "Svën Höek" ?

This is the first live action character on the show. From the many pictures I have seen in the different pictures, it looks like Bob Camp. It appears to be a "throw together" opening; according to Cinfantastique, it was put together at the last second.

... Husband and Wife from "The Boy Who Cried Rat!" and several others?

John Kricfalusi is said to be a big fan of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs and Connie of the SubGenius culture. They are an incarnation of a married couple of the 1950s and the like. Otherwise known as "Mr. and Mrs. Pipe" or the '50s suburbanites.

(If you want any other quotes or segments explained or included with explanations, please e-mail me.)