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"Hideous Screams + Cackles" are a serious of maniacal laughs performed by Pierre De Celles for John Kricfalusi's Big House Blues, the pilot of The Ren & Stimpy Show. A second set of maniacal laughs was recorded by Billy West for the Season 1 episode "Stimpy's Invention"; Billy West would voice Ren and more of his evil laughs in Seasons 3-5.

Used In

TV Shows

  • Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon (Heard in "Big House Blues". The Billy West screams + cackles are in "Man's Best Friend".)
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show (Debuted in pilot "Big House Blues". The Billy West screams + cackles debuted in "Stimpy's Invention" and appeared in "In the Army", "Sven Hoek" (from Stimpy, off-screen), "Stimpy's Fan Club", "Man's Best Friend", "To Salve and Salve Not", "Ren's Pecs" and one other episode.)



  • Titan Games and Comics ad with Ren and Stimpy

YouTube Videos

  • The Outtakes They Didn't Want You to See 2 (2008 or 2009) (YouTube Videos) (Billy West screams + cackles)
  • SMG4 Videos
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: The First and Second Seasons (Uncut) Trailer (2004)

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Audio Samples

This is the most common "Hideous Screams + Cackles" used when Ren laughs manically.

Creators: Pierre De Celles and Billy West for John Kricfalusi