In 1995 Jesse created Rudy – a funny cat like character who has no arms but is just plain lovable. After a series of serendipitous events he ended up showing Rudy to the animation team at Nickelodeon Studios where Ren and Stimpy were produced just a few years earlier. They offered him an entry level animator position but he declined it as it would have required a move to Burbank. Jesse has no regrets about the decision since much of the animation work eventually went overseas. Maybe Rudy would have been the next big hit!