Evil Con Carne

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Evil Con Carne
Evil Con Carne title.jpg
Created byMaxwell Atoms
Story by
Voices of
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes35
Executive producers
  • Maxwell Atoms
  • For Cartoon Network:
  • Linda Simensky
  • Jay Bastian
ProducerLouis J. Cuck
Running time
  • 7 minutes (season 1)
  • 11 minutes (season 2)
Production companyCartoon Network Studios
Original networkCartoon Network
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseAugust 24, 2001 (2001-08-24) –
October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22)
Preceded byGrim & Evil (2001–2003)
Related showsThe Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
External links

Evil Con Carne is an American animated television series/spin-off of Grim & Evil and sister show of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, created by Maxwell Atoms.[1] The series first appeared on Cartoon Network during the show Grim & Evil, along with The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Thirteen more half-hour episodes of Grim & Evil were produced, but the two series later became separate programs in 2003. While The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy ran for six seasons, Evil Con Carne only ran for fourteen episodes and ended on October 22, 2004.[2] It was also part of Cartoon Network's brand, Cartoon Cartoons, and is the 15th and final cartoon of the series (albeit when it was part of Grim & Evil, due to the Cartoon Cartoons brand being temporarily discontinued earlier in October 2003; the show itself is considered by some to be a Cartoon Cartoon regardless). An official series finale, titled "Company Halt" (which was also a crossover with The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, which main character General Skarr became into a recurring character), aired on March 16, 2007.


Once upon a time, there was a jillionaire playboy who was blown up in a tremendous explosion. His brain survived... (Hector Con Carne's stomach: Stomach, too!) ...and was attached to the body of a stupid circus bear. I am that brain. My name is Hector Con Carne, and I will one day rule the world! (He laughs maniacally.)

— Hector Con Carne's brain, in the opening title sequence

Hector Con Carne was a "jillionaire playboy" crime lord and evil genius bent on taking over the world and the League of Nations. Eventually, he was caught in an explosion initiated by his nemesis, Cod Commando, a soldier for the Secret Paramilitary Organized Response Kommand (S.P.O.R.K.). The explosion scattered most of his body across the world. He was rescued by a scientist, the curvaceous Major Dr. Ghastly, who placed his living remains into two containment units: one for his brain, and the other for his stomach. These two units were later installed into Boskov, a purple Russian circus bear, giving Con Carne's brain control over (almost) all of the bear's actions and movements.

Hector, Dr. Ghastly and his military leader, General Skarr, then created a secret laboratory on an island with a bunny-shaped mountain known as "Bunny Island" (a parody of Ernst Stavro Blofeld's lair in the James Bond movies). Gathering an army, Con Carne resumed his quest for world domination and made a new goal: to find his missing body parts.

The "Con Carne" of the title is Spanish/Italian for "with meat", as well as a pun on the expression "evil incarnate" and the dish "chili con carne".

Voice Cast[edit]


Additional voices[edit]

Development and production history[edit]

Evil Con Carne's original show, Grim & Evil, became the result of a viewer's poll in 2000.[3] The poll, titled Big Pick, was held on the internet from June 16 to August 25, 2000. The three choices for short films to become animated series were Grim & Evil (shown as Meet the Reaper), Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?, and Longhair and Doubledome. After the event, the Meet the Reaper short film won with 57% of the vote[4] and soon became Grim & Evil. While Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? became an animated series in 2002, Longhair and Doubledome appeared at another Big Pick event, but lost once again.

Grim & Evil premiered on August 24, 2001, and was put on hiatus on October 18, 2002.[5] In 2003, 13 more half-hour episodes of Grim & Evil were made, but aired when Cartoon Network separated the two series, and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Evil Con Carne earned their own full-length series. However during 2003 once Evil Con Carne became separate from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy the previous episodes of Evil Con Carne that first aired on Grim & Evil where shown only (meaning that this short-lived series was essentially re-runs). In 2004, the series returned with newly produced episodes (as well as the newer designs of the characters) only to be cancelled once again later that year.

After Evil Con Carne was cancelled, its characters appeared in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. The first cameo was in the episode "Chicken Ball Z" which ended with Mandy purchasing Hector's Bunny Island. General Skarr moved to Billy's neighborhood in the episode "Skarred for Life" after Bunny Island was bought out by an "entertainment corporation that didn't want competition in world domination". Since then General Skarr has been a recurring character in the Grim Adventures. In the episode "Company Halt", Con Carne and Ghastly appear in Endsville, in order to recruit Skarr and revive Evil Con Carne (the organization, not the show) in another attempt to take over the world; naturally, like most of their other schemes and misadventures, it ends in failure when Skarr turns against Hector once he tries to destroy his garden in an attempt to kill Billy, and crushes him with a giant catapult (which they were to use to destroy the neighborhood), causing Ghastly and the rest of the army run away. According to Tom Warburton, characters from Evil Con Carne were originally set to appear in the television special The Grim Adventures of the KND.[6] Hector, General Skarr, and Dr. Ghastly (strangely, they're "costumed" by Lazlo, Raj, and Clam) did briefly appear in the crossover's end credits in a crossover with Camp Lazlo titled "Evil Camp Carne".

On July 29, 2016, the series aired re-runs for a single day on Cartoon Network's sister channel, Boomerang, in the United States, despite the schedule for Boomerang saying that The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy was airing in its timeslot.[7] It is currently unknown whether or not the series will return to Boomerang's schedule in the future.


Most of the episodes did not air in production code order.

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
127August 24, 2001 (2001-08-24)August 22, 2003 (2003-08-22)
28October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01)October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22)
CrossoverMarch 16, 2007 (2007-03-16)

Season 1 (2001–03)[edit]

Note: The first season of Evil Con Carne consists of 27 segments. 26 of them were originally produced for Grim & Evil, while the only bonus non-Grim & Evil segment was "Ultimate Evil", which premiered in the same half-hour on October 22, 2004 as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy segment "Five-O-Clock Shadows", making it the 2004 Billy & Mandy/Evil Con Carne combo, believing that it could've been a new Grim & Evil half-hour.

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air dateProd.
11"Pilot"Maxwell AtomsMaxwell AtomsTBAAugust 24, 2001 (2001-08-24)01a
Hector orders Major Doctor Ghastly to make him a new body after Boskov messes up.
Note: This is the original short pilot produced in 2000, but unseen until the broadcasting in 2001.
22"Emotional Skarr"Brian HoganMaxwell AtomsBob Camp and
Joe Orrantia
August 31, 2001 (2001-08-31)01b
General Skarr tries to kill Hector with Major Doctor Ghastly's latest device: a giant robotic dog.
33"Evil Goes Wild"Dave BrainGord ZajacGreg MillerSeptember 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)01c
After Boskov is captured by park rangers, Evil Con Carne releases the other captured bears in hopes of world domination.
"The Smell of Vengeance"Dave BrainMaxwell AtomsGreg MillerOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)02b
Brian HoganMaxwell AtomsMaxwell AtomsOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)02c
Major Doctor Ghastly invents the Almighty Stink Ray, which Hector uses to threaten the world for a ransom. SPORK sends in their only noseless soldier, Cod Commando, to stop him.
Note 1: General Skarr was absent in Part 1, and had only three lines in Part 2.
Note 2: This episode is the first fourteen-minute episode to air.
"Devolver"Brian HoganMaxwell AtomsMike SternOctober 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)03b
Bob CampOctober 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)03c
General Skarr accidentally walks through Major Doctor Ghastly's devolving ray and begins to revert to primitive forms, including a giant ape that starts to terrorizes the Evil Con Carne base.
Note: This episode is the second fourteen-minute episode to air.
"Tiptoe Through the Tulips"Brian HoganVincent DavisBob CampOctober 19, 2001 (2001-10-19)04b
Dave BrainVincent DavisBob CampOctober 19, 2001 (2001-10-19)04c
Boskov goes into hibernation the day Hector plans to launch a large invasion.
Note: This episode is the third and last fourteen-minute episode to air.
1010"Bring Me the Face of Hector Con Carne"Dave BrainStory by: Gord ZajacMatt SullivanJuly 19, 2002 (2002-07-19)03a
Major Doctor Ghastly discovers that Hector's face may still be intact and sends out a search party to get it. This episode also reveals how Ghastly and Hector met, as well as how Hector was defeated by Cod Commando the Cod fish in the first place.
1111"Search and Estroy"Dave BrainStory by: Gord ZajacAlex AlmaguerJuly 26, 2002 (2002-07-26)06b
Hector and Major Doctor Ghastly create a disintegration gun. When Estroy creates a better version and invites Evil Con Carne to dinner, Hector plans to steal the upgraded version.
1212"Everyone Loves Uncle Bob"John McIntyre and Brian HoganStory by: Gord ZajacTrevor WallAugust 2, 2002 (2002-08-02)04a
Hector takes over a Mr. Rogers-type children's show in an attempt to rule the world by influencing children.
Note: Major Doctor Ghastly was present in the episode, but however she was silent in this episode, and General Skarr only had two lines in this episode.
1313"Evil on Trial"John McIntyre and Robert AlvarezStory by: Gord ZajacMucci FassettAugust 9, 2002 (2002-08-09)02a
After General Skarr turns Hector in to the FBI for money, Major Doctor Ghastly acts as Hector's lawyer in court.
1414"The Time Hole Incident"Dave BrainStory by: Gord ZajacNora JohnsonOctober 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)05b
Major Doctor Ghastly invents the Temporal Confabulationater Izationizer Unit – a time machine that works so well that Ghastly, Hector, and Skarr end up meeting their future selves and Destructicus Con Carne, son of Ghastly and Hector, as both an infant and an adult.
1515"Christmas Con Carne"John McIntyre and Robert AlvarezStory by: Gord ZajacAlex AlmaguerOctober 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)05c
Rupert the Green-Nosed Reindeer saves Christmas when Hector tries to ruin it.
1616"The Pie Who Loved Me"John McIntyreStory by: Gord ZajacAlex AlmaguerOctober 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)06c
In a musical episode full of different genres, Evil Con Carne makes pies for everyone on Earth, keeping them busy eating while Hector attempts to dominate it.
1717"Gutless!"Juli HashiguchiStory by: Gord ZajacMucci FassettJuly 11, 2003 (2003-07-11)07a
While planning to invade Buckingham Palace in Great Britain, Hector's stomach falls ill and makes him lose confidence in the plan.
1818"Day of the Dreadbot"Juli HashiguchiStory by: Gord ZajacBrian KindreganJuly 11, 2003 (2003-07-11)07b
Hector gets fed up with his army and replaces it with robots, which overthrow the Evil Con Carne island.
1919"League of Destruction"Pat ShinagawaStory by: Gord ZajacAlex AlmaguerJuly 11, 2003 (2003-07-11)07c
Hector believes that all of the evil geniuses in the world are keeping each other from conquering the Earth, so he unites them all to come up with an ultimate plan. All of the evil geniuses end up arguing, instead.
2020"Son of Evil"Juli HashiguchiStory by: Gord ZajacMucci FassettJuly 18, 2003 (2003-07-18)08a
Destructicus Con Carne, the son of Hector and Major Doctor Ghastly, comes back from the future to help his parents. Hector is disappointed in his son when he finds out Destructicus is a crime fighting super hero.
Note: In the beginning of the episode, it shows a parody of Samurai Jack.
2121"The Right to Bear Arms"Randy MyersStory by: Gord ZajacMike DiederichJuly 18, 2003 (2003-07-18)08b
Major Doctor Ghastly invents a new machine called the Cerebro-Ransmuter 2000, which is meant to transfer Hector from Boskov's head to General Skarr's. An error causes the two to switch arms, instead.
2222"The Trouble with Skarrina"John McIntyre and Robert AlvarezStory by: Gord ZajacMatt SullivanJuly 18, 2003 (2003-07-18)08c
Evil Con Carne's enemy, Estroy, builds a robotic woman for General Skarr in revenge after he and Ghastly ruined his chrome polisher. Skarr does not realize it is a trap and ignores all of the warnings he is given.
2323"Go Spork"John McIntyre and Robert AlvarezStory by: Gord ZajacTrevor WallAugust 1, 2003 (2003-08-01)09a
A response team called SPORK tries to stop Hector from brainwashing the world with a telemarketing scheme.
2424"Boskov's Day Out"Juli HashiguchiStory by: Gord ZajacAlex AlmaguerAugust 1, 2003 (2003-08-01)09b
Major Doctor Ghastly takes Boskov for a walk in the park while Vlad, Boskov's old trainer, tries to get Boskov back.
2525"Cod vs. Hector"John McIntyre and Randy MyersStory by: Gord ZajacAlex AlmaguerAugust 1, 2003 (2003-08-01)09c
Hector, Boskov, and Cod Commando realize they have got to work together to survive on a deserted island.
2626"Max Courage!"John McIntyre and Robert AlvarezStory by: Gord ZajacAlex AlmaguerAugust 15, 2003 (2003-08-15)05a
Major Doctor Ghastly captures an old friend and forces him to help her build a destructive machine.
3327"Ultimate Evil"Shaun CashmanStory by: Maxwell Atoms and
Alex Almaguer
Alex AlmaguerAugust 22, 2003 (2003-08-22)06a
Tired of consistently failing at his attempts to rule the world, Hector orders General Skarr to make Boskov into a vicious monster. Boskov in his new form manages to take down Cod Commando and the entire army of SPORK on his own, but when General Skarr pushes Boskov too far, Boskov starts attacking Hector and Skarr for mistreating him. Only Ghastly is able to stop Boskov.
Cameo appearance(s): The Powerpuff Girls

Season 2 (2004)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byStory byStoryboard byOriginal air dateProd.
271"No No Nanook"Juli Hashiguchi and
Phil Cummings
Mike DiederichMike DiederichOctober 1, 2004 (2004-10-01)10a
Hector tries to freeze the Earth, but accidentally disrupts the planet's gravity in the process.
282"Teenage Idol"Juli Hashiguchi and
Robert Hughes
Maxwell AtomsMaxwell Atoms and
Octavio Rodríguez
October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01)10b
Hector requires the aid of a legendary living stone idol to rule the world. However, the idol is immature and only agrees to help Hector if he can date Major Doctor Ghastly.
293"The Mother of All Evils"Juli Hashiguchi and
Robert Hughes
Maxwell Atoms and Alex AlmaguerAlex AlmaguerOctober 8, 2004 (2004-10-08)11a
Hector is nervous because his blind mother visits him and does not know that he is only a brain and a stomach.
304"The HCCBDD"Shaun Cashman and
Phil Cummings
Maxwell Atoms and Brett VaronBrett VaronOctober 8, 2004 (2004-10-08)11b
Hector is depressed that he has not been able to take over the world yet, and feels he is missing something. Then Major Doctor Ghastly creates the HCCBDD, which she intends to show Hector the following day. Even though he does not know what it is, Estroy tries to steal the HCCBDD, only to figure out it is Hector's surprise birthday party.
315"Gridlocked and Loaded"Juli Hashiguchi and
Steven Socki
C. H. GreenblattC. H. GreenblattOctober 15, 2004 (2004-10-15)12a
Evil Con Carne plans to steal gold from a ship, but ends up getting stuck in traffic for hours.
326"Fool's Paradise"Phil Cummings and
Juli Hashiguchi
C. H. GreenblattMary Hanley and
Maxwell Atoms
October 15, 2004 (2004-10-15)12b
Evil Con Carne goes on vacation, where Hector has a good time, Major Doctor Ghastly is bothered by Estroy, and General Skarr has a bad time.
347"Jealousy, Jealous Do"Robert Hughes and
Juli Hashiguchi
C. H. Greenblatt and Maxwell AtomsMike Bell and
Maxwell Atoms
October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22)13a
Hector gets a new secretary who turns out to be a Swedish spy that Major Doctor Ghastly is jealous of. The secretary flirts with Boskov, not knowing that only Hector knows the plans she is trying to obtain.
358"Hector, King of the Britons"Brian SheesleyMaxwell Atoms, Vincent Waller, Grey DeLisle, Phil
, Armin Shimerman, Rosalind Ayres, and Greg Ellis
Vincent WallerOctober 22, 2004 (2004-10-22)13b
Hector wants to rule Britain, so he goes to Great Britain to find Excalibur, but the Lady of the Lake may not give it to him even after he does things to prove himself worthy.

Crossover special (2007)[edit]

TitleDirected byStory byStoryboard byOriginal air dateProd.
"Company Halt"Kris SherwoodMaxwell Atoms and Alex AlmaguerAlex AlmaguerMarch 16, 2007 (2007-03-16)6-05
As General Skarr is once again annoyed by Billy, Hector Con Carne and Major Dr. Ghastly arrive in his house with the intention of luring him back to the recently relaunched Evil Con Carne world domination organization. Although initially refusing to rejoin, Skarr later accepts with the condition that Billy and the other neighbors be destroyed. After weeks of living together and preparations, Evil Con Carne's ultimate weapon is revealed to be an army of tanks that shoot giant rubber bands. In the end, their all-out attack over the neighborhood is foiled when Billy tricks Hector into shooting Skarr's garden and they get into a fight, causing Hector to get crushed by the one of the tanks.
Note: This episode aired as a segment of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.

Home media[edit]

The six season one episodes are included as bonus features in the Season 1 DVD set for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. On August 16, 2018, the entire series was added to the iTunes Store under a single volume.

American releases
Product Season(s) Episodes Format Release date
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Season 1 1 6 (1–5, 13) DVD September 18, 2007
Evil Con Carne: The Complete Series 1–2 32 Digital purchase August 16, 2018

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  4. ^ Dempsey, John (August 29, 2000). "'Billy & Mandy' beats out 'Robot,' 'Longhair' to get greenlight". Variety. Archived from the original on October 3, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
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  6. ^ Warburton, Mr (2010-03-29). "warburtonlabs: GRIM ADVENTURES OF THE KND!". warburtonlabs. Archived from the original on 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  7. ^ "Evil Con Carne on Boomerang". YouTube. July 29, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2018.

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