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18th May '16 9:39:20 PM TrendingToon1
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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 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''.

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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''.
16th May '16 3:43:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMeaningOfLife: Grim tests a talking computer's knowledge by asking it the meaning of life. It responds that, "Life has no meaning. Only machine intelligence is truly important on a cosmic scale." Grim's surprised that it got it right.
6th May '16 12:28:24 AM CaptainTedium
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** In "Trepanation of the Skull and You", the original short film starring Billy and Mandy that Maxwell Atoms made in college, the two characters are very different from how they ended up looking in the series. Billy doesn't seem to be as dim-witted, Mandy has a radically different design and is far more chipper than her final characterization as an intimidating jerk, and both of them are taller and lankier.

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** In "Trepanation of the Skull and You", the original short film starring Billy and Mandy that Maxwell Atoms made in college, the two characters are very different from how they ended up looking being in the series. Billy doesn't seem to be as dim-witted, Mandy has a radically different design and is far more chipper than her final characterization as an intimidating jerk, and both of them are taller and lankier.
6th May '16 12:25:47 AM CaptainTedium
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: A RunningGag in later seasons is that Mandy never smiles... except she has in early episodes as seen under PerpetualFrowner. Also, the ''Grim & Evil'' episodes were ''much'' darker in tone.

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A RunningGag in later seasons is that Mandy never smiles... except she has in early episodes as seen under PerpetualFrowner. Also, the ''Grim & Evil'' episodes were ''much'' darker in tone.
** In "Trepanation of the Skull and You", the original short film starring Billy and Mandy that Maxwell Atoms made in college, the two characters are very different from how they ended up looking in the series. Billy doesn't seem to be as dim-witted, Mandy has a radically different design and is far more chipper than her final characterization as an intimidating jerk, and both of them are taller and lankier.
28th Apr '16 2:16:56 PM Xiaolin12
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown : In the episode "Short TALL Tales" General Skar threatens to sue Mandy (who's interpreting Paul Bunyan) Mandy answers him by tattling her to her lawyer Beck (Who's a giant humanoid cow), said lawyer spends the entire night beating the crap out of Skar
17th Apr '16 12:41:49 PM morenohijazo
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* SeadogPegLeg: Also parodied with a Captain Ahab {{Expy}} who had replaced his ''entire body'' with wood.
10th Apr '16 7:02:25 PM BunnyStar
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* BalloonBelly: Billy sometimes does this when he binge-eats.

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* BalloonBelly: Billy sometimes does gets this when he binge-eats.
9th Apr '16 11:55:11 PM TimG5
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* EatingTheEnemy: * ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': You can play a DrinkingGame out of how often characters eat each other in this show. And in many cases, they come back later like [[UnexplainedRecovery nothing ever happened.]] Some notable instances:

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* EatingTheEnemy: * ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': You can play a DrinkingGame out of how often characters eat each other in this show. And in many cases, they come back later like [[UnexplainedRecovery nothing ever happened.]] Some notable instances:
9th Apr '16 11:54:23 PM TimG5
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* EatingTheEnemy: * ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': You can play a DrinkingGame out of how often characters eat each other in this show. And in many cases, they come back later like [[UnexplainedRecovery nothing ever happened.]] Some notable instances:
** In the early episode, ''It's Hokeymon'', Billy has Grim bring their {{Mon}} cards to life and they predictably cause utter chaos. To put an end to it, Mandy has Grim make a Hokeymon out of a card she made which fires {{Transformation Ray}}s that turn whatever they hit into toast. Once the all the monsters are turned into toast, they're then disposed of by pigeons.
** In the special episode, ''Wrath of the Spider Queen'', Velma Queen who was an old friend of Grim's from school, unleashed her spider army onto Endsville with the goal of world domination. And to top it off, she intended to devour Grim's head to take his title of reaper from him after he apparently cheated to get the title. However, at the climax of the movie, Grim reveals that it was [[{{Misblamed}} a big misunderstanding]], she drops her plan to eat him.
** In the movie ''Underfist'', Billy gives Hoss Del-Gado a weapon called the Candy Blaster that he states is able to OneHitKill any single piece of candy. Near the end of the movie, Irwin and Hoss find themselves locked in a combat with a massive monster comprised of all the mutated chocolate monsters from before. Seeing no better moment, Hoss decides to use the Candy Blaster on the monster...which turns out to be Billy...who then proceeds [[BigEater to devour the entire beast]] and winds up with a big BalloonBelly to boot.
29th Mar '16 4:48:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* HellHasNewManagement: There's an episode where the three main characters have nightmares. Billy and even Grim are both terrorized by their dreams, but in Mandy's dream she actually takes over Hell and becomes the Lord of Darkness.
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