Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen Flag - from Ren and Stimpy

 The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen Flag was featured in Ren & Stimpy.  The background is the popular green tartan.  In the center is red hockypuck like device with the yellow letters C, K, and Y.  Superimposed is a green letter R.  The letters stand for Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen.

Ren & Stimpy like the Pet Detective are from Canada.  The original artist, John Kricfalusi, who thought up these two loveable and refreshingly original characters is from Quebec. 

Here a close up of the flag.  Notice is has yellow English cross and the red hockey puck thing is crested with yak horns.  Along the bottom are two cross olive like branches of a lighter shade of green.

In this episode John K. shows struts his Canadian heritage, and many of the jokes in this episode are for Canadians rather than Americans. 

This cartoon was for children and adults.  The adult humour is not so obvious, yet the cartoony humour is on the spot.  Instead of repeating all the gags of yesteryear, John K. was able to effectively create something new that would influence the next generation of cartoon to some subsequently.

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