History WesternAnimation / TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndmandy

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.
9th Aug '17 8:08:27 PM Vir
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** The rabbit from the wishing skull episode.

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** The rabbit from the wishing skull episode."Wishbones".
30th Jul '17 11:42:29 AM gizmo123473
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** In "My Peeps", Billy ruins his eyesight by staring at the sun for far longer than anyone in real life can before going blind. His eyes actually turn into frying eggs, then dissipate leaving behind holes in his head. When Grim fixes Billy's sight, he ends up getting visions of people getting injured that are destined to come true, then when Grim tries to fix it again at the end of the episode Billy's eyes are replaced with [[MediumBlending live-action eyes]].

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** In "My Peeps", Billy ruins his eyesight by staring at the sun for far longer than anyone in real life can before going blind. His eyes actually turn into frying eggs, then dissipate dissipate, leaving behind holes in his head. When Grim fixes Billy's sight, he ends up getting visions of people getting injured that are destined to come true, then when true. When Grim tries to fix it again at the end of the episode episode, Billy's eyes are replaced with [[MediumBlending live-action eyes]].
30th Jul '17 11:34:51 AM gizmo123473
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** 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.

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** In the special episode, ''Wrath of the Spider Queen'', Velma Queen 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, after Grim reveals that it was [[{{Misblamed}} a big misunderstanding]], she drops her plan to eat him.
30th Jul '17 10:17:48 AM gizmo123473
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* DontFearTheReaper: Grim tries his darndest to be scary, but at his most badass, the guy's still an incompetent wuss. The way he became the Grim Reaper involved a pretty awesome display as revenge for [[spoiler:ruining his friendship with his best friend.]] So he's somewhat weak-willed..[[BewareTheNiceOnes Unless you manage to REALLY piss him off.]]

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* DontFearTheReaper: Grim tries his darndest to be scary, but at his most badass, the guy's still an incompetent wuss. The way he became the Grim Reaper involved a pretty awesome display as revenge for [[spoiler:ruining his friendship with his best friend.]] So he's somewhat weak-willed..weak-willed... [[BewareTheNiceOnes Unless unless you manage to REALLY piss him off.]]
28th Jul '17 9:40:19 PM AnonBiblophile
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* MarkOfTheBeast: Parodied in "Tricycle of Terror" where it turns out that an underworld company actually uses the mark of the beast as it's ''trademark'' for a catalogue of cursed products.
28th Jul '17 4:54:32 PM gizmo123473
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** Perhaps the biggest example in from the KND crossover, with the Bone of Barnacles, which was supposed to be a torture device used on Numbuh 1 to get information out of him, but was later used to give Numbuh 1 a giant mecha sized suit of Bone Armor to fight the Delightful Reaper.

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** Perhaps the biggest example in is from the KND crossover, crossover; with the Bone of Barnacles, which was supposed to be a torture device used on Numbuh 1 to get information out of him, but was later used to give Numbuh 1 a giant mecha sized suit of Bone Armor to fight the Delightful Reaper.
28th Jul '17 4:54:32 PM gizmo123473
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