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.