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DVD Reviews:  Ripping Friends

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Reviewed by Andrew B
Distributed by:
The AV Channel
Running Time: 279 Minutes

Episode Listing

 1. The Indigestible Wad
 2. The Infernal Wedding
 3. Flathead's Revenge
 4. Frictor
 5. Rip's Shorts
 6. Stinky Butt
 7. A Man from Next Thursday
    (Part One)
A Man from Next Thursday
    (Part Two)
 9. The Ovulator
10. Man Man & Boy Boy
11. The Muscle Magician
12. Jimmy's Kidnapped
13. The Ripping Friends Meet
     Jean Poole


The Ripping Friends is the latest cartoon series from the acclaimed creator of Ren & Stimpy, John Krichalusi who once again releases his own unique humour into the world of man. The Ripping Friends is about a bunch of misguided superheroes who wish to make the world a better place and if anything gets in their way, whether an indestructible wad of chewing gum or a kitty cat, you better watch out.

The quartet of super heroes include the most manliest and testosterone filled bunch of males alive called Rip, Slab, Chunk and Crag who attempt to make the world a better place. John Krichalusi uses every super hero cliché in the book and leaves nothing sacred in this entertaining cartoon series. Although not as risqué as Ren & Stimpy, John Krichalusi's humour is still thoroughly embedded into this cartoon series from the way the announcers head spins around and around to Rip's underwear become an evil sentient being that possess the wearer, the humour of the series is not only priceless but will never date.

The DVD collection contains two discs that features all thirteen episodes of this entertaining cartoon. Probably two of my most memorable episodes would have to be the first episode that features an indestructible wad of chewing gum and episode six that features one of the most stinkiest bottoms on television. The majority of gags of the Ripping friends are visual skits but there is quite a bit of innuendo and adult orientated humour that makes this series great for both kids and adults alike.


The picture quality of Ripping friends is excellent and features extremely clear video with sharp bright colours that help enhance the viewing experience. There were no picture defects spotted throughout the entire series. The series is presented in its original television format of 1.33:1 and although not benchmark animation DVD, it still looks quite acceptable.


Ripping Friends only features Dolby Digital 2.0 with exceptional clear audio and sound. The musical score of the series is written by Steven London who does an amazing job at recreating a silver age super hero "theme" to this excellent cartoon.


Unfortunately Ripping Friends features no extras at all and it would of been nice for some commentary by John Krichalusi to explain his motives behind all the characters. Animated menus are also not considered "extras" by impulsegamer.

In conclusion, Ripping Friends is an excellent cartoon series that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Although the series isn't as "out there" as Ren Stimpy, it does feature some extremely entertaining moments without going to the extreme.

Andrew B


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