History WesternAnimation / TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy

18th Oct '17 5:06:24 AM CaptainTedium
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* BalloonBelly: Billy sometimes gets this when he binge-eats.

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* BalloonBelly: Billy sometimes gets this a big belly when he binge-eats.



* DeadpanSnarker: Mandy, definitely. Grim has his moments, too.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Mandy, definitely.Mandy definitely makes a lot of sarcastic comments throughout the series. Grim has his moments, too.



* DevilInPlainSight: Guess...
* {{Dhampyr}}: Irwin, although he's more 1/4 vampire, 1/2 mummy, and 22/7 nerd.

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* DevilInPlainSight: Guess...
Mandy is quite blatantly evil, but no one ever suspects a thing.
* {{Dhampyr}}: Irwin, Irwin is Dracula's grandson, although he's more 1/4 vampire, 1/2 mummy, and 22/7 nerd.



** The Halloween episode where he was bitten by a werewolf.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Seen in "The Prank Call of Cthulhu."

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:
** The Halloween episode where he was bitten by a werewolf.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:
Seen in "The Prank Call of Cthulhu."



* TheDitz: Billy, ''and how!''

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* DisproportionateRetribution: In "Super Zero", Captain Heifer from the Heifer Farms Yogurt commercial vaporizes villains with his laser vision just for interrupting him and also threatens to use his laser vision on the audience if they don't buy the yogurt he is advertising.
* TheDitz: Billy, ''and how!''Billy is incredibly stupid. For instance, when shown flash cards of basic addition in "Smarten Up", he somehow thought that "President Lincoln" and "a butterfly" are acceptable answers.
17th Oct '17 8:12:34 AM CaptainTedium
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* TheFunInFuneral: One of the flashbacks in Grim's narration of Jack O'Lantern's past in "Billy and Mandy's Jacked-Up Halloween" shows Jack O'Lantern putting a whoopie cushion into an open grave just before the coffin is lowered in, resulting in the mourners barely restraining themselves from laughing after the subsequent flatulent noise.
16th Oct '17 9:56:57 AM CaptainTedium
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* LimitedWardrobe: As is the case with many other cartoons, everyone wheres the same clothes all the time.

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* LimitedWardrobe: As is the case with many other cartoons, everyone wheres wears the same clothes all the time.
16th Oct '17 9:55:39 AM CaptainTedium
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* TheGrimReaper: Obviously.

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* TheGrimReaper: Obviously.The personification of death happens to be one of the show's main characters. He is called Grim.



* {{Jerkass}}: Mandy.
** Also a JerkSue on many occasions.
** Strangely, this makes her beast transformation in the "Sickly Sweet" episode oddly appropriate. Just listen to the animal sounds she makes whenever she isn't spazzing out. Sound familiar?

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* {{Jerkass}}: Mandy.
** Also
Mandy is a JerkSue on many occasions.
** Strangely, this makes
very cruel and spiteful girl who often bullies and intimidates Billy, Grim, and anyone else who gets her beast transformation cross. One of her meanest actions would be in "Grim or Gregory?", where she takes a child's Halloween candy for no good reason and twists the "Sickly Sweet" episode oddly appropriate. Just listen knife by claiming not to care when Billy admonishes her for making the animal sounds she makes whenever she isn't spazzing out. Sound familiar?kid cry.



* LimitedWardrobe

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* LimitedWardrobeLimitedWardrobe: As is the case with many other cartoons, everyone wheres the same clothes all the time.



* MisterSeahorse: Jeff.

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* MisterSeahorse: Jeff.Jeff ends up laying eggs even though he is a male spider.
* {{Mooning}}: In "Billy and Mandy's Jacked-Up Halloween", Billy is asked by Mandy to distract Jack while she prepares to take on Jack's pumpkin army with an arsenal of pranks. Billy distracts Jack by mooning him.



* NegativeContinuity: Although it tends to recall certain events of various episodes.

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* NegativeContinuity: Although Many episodes end with characters being killed, given permanent transformations, or even straight up erased from existence, although it tends to recall certain events of various episodes.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Principal Goodvibes is most likely an {{Expy}} of Creator/PaulLynde.
* NoFourthWall: And how!
* NonindicativeName: "The Incredible Shrinking Mandy" is actually about Billy attempting to shrink Mandy but accidentally making her giant.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Principal Goodvibes is most likely an {{Expy}} of based on Creator/PaulLynde.
* NoFourthWall: And how!
The show quite frequently breaks the fourth wall and has characters indicate that they're aware they are in a television show.
* NonindicativeName: NonindicativeName:
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"The Incredible Shrinking Mandy" is actually about Billy attempting to shrink Mandy but accidentally making her giant.



* NoodleIncident: Several of the people stated by Boogie to have stolen Grim's scythe (including a girl scout troop, the Sleestaks from ''Series/LandOfTheLost'', and a turkey salad sandwich) were not shown stealing it in the show, leading one to speculate what may have happened during these incidents.

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* NoodleIncident: Several of the people stated by Boogie to have stolen Grim's scythe in ''Billy and Mandy's Big Boogie Adventure'' (including a girl scout troop, the Sleestaks from ''Series/LandOfTheLost'', and a turkey salad sandwich) were not shown stealing it in the show, leading one to speculate what may have happened during these incidents.
14th Oct '17 7:40:18 AM Shadowgazer
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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Parodied at the end of "Circus of Fear," where it's revealed that Dr. Fear was actually an earthworm in disguise. There's absolutely no build-up to this moment, but Grim and Mandy act as though it was somehow obvious.

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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Parodied at the end of "Circus of Fear," where it's revealed that Dr. Fear was actually an earthworm in disguise. There's absolutely no build-up to this moment, but Grim and Mandy act as though it was somehow obvious. And treat Billy (and the viewers by extension) as a moron for admitting he didn't see it coming.



* EvilVersusEvil: Most conflicts in the show are between bad and worse characters, seeing as most monsters have to deal with [[VillainProtagonist Mandy's cruelty, if not Grim and Billy's]] as well. The most frequent example is the enmity between Mandy and Mindy and even in the game there is a mode named liked this, which features four of the characters fighting each other ([[EnfantTerrible Mandy]] and [[AntiVillain Junior]] with [[JerkassGods Eris]] and [[SmugSnake Boogey]]).

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* EvilVersusEvil: Most conflicts in the show are between bad and worse characters, seeing as most monsters have to deal with [[VillainProtagonist Mandy's cruelty, cruelty]], [[TemporarilyAVillain if not Grim and Billy's]] as well. The most frequent example is the enmity between Mandy and Mindy and even in the game there is a mode named liked this, which features four of the characters fighting each other ([[EnfantTerrible Mandy]] and [[AntiVillain Junior]] with [[JerkassGods Eris]] and [[SmugSnake Boogey]]).
11th Oct '17 3:03:28 PM CaptainTedium
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* ConjoinedTwins: Hoss Delgado and Billy at one point encounter a pair of conjoined twin zombies in the episode "Brown Evil". Hoss slices them into ribbons as soon as he sees them.
25th Sep '17 1:14:57 PM SeptimusHeap
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This show was actually the winner of a contest held by Cartoon Network to determine what cartoon would be [[CartoonCartoons their next new show]]. On an interesting note, ''Billy and Mandy'' ended up lasting longer than every other series CN greenlit without fan input; ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the winner of the contest the following year, did likewise. (Think about this: Those two shows, voted to greenlight status by the viewers, ended up having more episodes than any other series greenlit by the network until ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'''s sixth season in 2014.) ''Billy and Mandy'' was originally a much darker ThreeShorts show that included another cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' (and known then as ''Grim & Evil''), but became the more comedic (but still pretty dark) ''Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy'' when ''Con Carne'' was dropped after the first season in an unsuccessful SpinOff attempt.

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This show was actually the winner of a contest held by Cartoon Network to determine what cartoon would be [[CartoonCartoons [[Creator/CartoonCartoons their next new show]]. On an interesting note, ''Billy and Mandy'' ended up lasting longer than every other series CN greenlit without fan input; ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the winner of the contest the following year, did likewise. (Think about this: Those two shows, voted to greenlight status by the viewers, ended up having more episodes than any other series greenlit by the network until ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'''s sixth season in 2014.) ''Billy and Mandy'' was originally a much darker ThreeShorts show that included another cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' (and known then as ''Grim & Evil''), but became the more comedic (but still pretty dark) ''Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy'' when ''Con Carne'' was dropped after the first season in an unsuccessful SpinOff attempt.
12th Sep '17 6:01:43 PM nombretomado
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TheGrimReaper has come for a soul -- specifically, a hamster in his dying days -- but he's stopped from taking the hamster to the afterlife by two polar-opposite children: The [[DumbIsGood blissfully idiotic Billy]] (the hamster's owner) and [[CreepyChild the cynical, amoral Mandy]] (Billy's best friend.) [[ChessWithDeath The pair challenge "Grim" to a limbo contest to save the hamster]]; when Grim loses, he becomes Billy and Mandy's newest friend -- and by "friend," we mean that he's contractually bound to cater to their every whim. Grim begrudgingly serves as something of an underworld version of Film/MaryPoppins, thanklessly placating Billy's demands for cheap entertainment and Mandy's schemes for self-profit with his magical scythe while desperately trying to find a way to be rid of the duo for good. Thus go ''The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy'', a popular CartoonNetwork series created by Maxwell Atoms.

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TheGrimReaper has come for a soul -- specifically, a hamster in his dying days -- but he's stopped from taking the hamster to the afterlife by two polar-opposite children: The [[DumbIsGood blissfully idiotic Billy]] (the hamster's owner) and [[CreepyChild the cynical, amoral Mandy]] (Billy's best friend.) [[ChessWithDeath The pair challenge "Grim" to a limbo contest to save the hamster]]; when Grim loses, he becomes Billy and Mandy's newest friend -- and by "friend," we mean that he's contractually bound to cater to their every whim. Grim begrudgingly serves as something of an underworld version of Film/MaryPoppins, thanklessly placating Billy's demands for cheap entertainment and Mandy's schemes for self-profit with his magical scythe while desperately trying to find a way to be rid of the duo for good. Thus go ''The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy'', a popular CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork series created by Maxwell Atoms.



This show was actually the winner of a contest held by Creator/CartoonNetwork to determine what cartoon would be [[CartoonCartoons their next new show]]. On an interesting note, ''Billy and Mandy'' ended up lasting longer than every other series CN greenlit without fan input; ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the winner of the contest the following year, did likewise. (Think about this: Those two shows, voted to greenlight status by the viewers, ended up having more episodes than any other series greenlit by the network until ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'''s sixth season in 2014.) ''Billy and Mandy'' was originally a much darker ThreeShorts show that included another cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' (and known then as ''Grim & Evil''), but became the more comedic (but still pretty dark) ''Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy'' when ''Con Carne'' was dropped after the first season in an unsuccessful SpinOff attempt.

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This show was actually the winner of a contest held by Creator/CartoonNetwork Cartoon Network to determine what cartoon would be [[CartoonCartoons their next new show]]. On an interesting note, ''Billy and Mandy'' ended up lasting longer than every other series CN greenlit without fan input; ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the winner of the contest the following year, did likewise. (Think about this: Those two shows, voted to greenlight status by the viewers, ended up having more episodes than any other series greenlit by the network until ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'''s sixth season in 2014.) ''Billy and Mandy'' was originally a much darker ThreeShorts show that included another cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' (and known then as ''Grim & Evil''), but became the more comedic (but still pretty dark) ''Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy'' when ''Con Carne'' was dropped after the first season in an unsuccessful SpinOff attempt.
25th Aug '17 4:38:48 PM NightShade96
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* ADayInTheLimelight: The [[TheMovie finale movie]] starring the side characters, ''Underfist''. Billy, Mandy, and Grim only made some cameos while Fred Fredburger, Irwin, and Hoss are the actual heroes.
** Mindy gets one in The Wrongest Yard.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: ADayInTheLimelight:
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The [[TheMovie finale movie]] starring the side characters, ''Underfist''. Billy, Mandy, and Grim only made some cameos while Fred Fredburger, Irwin, and Hoss are the actual heroes.
** Mindy gets one in The "The Wrongest Yard.Yard".


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* DeadlyBook: In "Big Trouble in Billy's Basement", Billy reads Grim's copy of ''The Bad Book'' against his warnings and becomes a demonic servant of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Yog]] [[ShoutOut Sawhaw]].
12th Aug '17 11:45:03 AM MarshalGrover
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: In "Opposite Day," Grim spends the entire episode being sucked by Billy and Mandy into doing chores by not understanding the basic concept of the holiday. When he finally uses it against them, they point out that because they said it was Opposite Day, that means it's not, so he did all the work for nothing. Cue Grim babbling his lips and bashing his head with a mallet.
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