Grim & Evil

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Grim & Evil
Grim & Evil Logo.jpg
Created byMaxwell Atoms
Written by
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composerGregory Hinde
Drew Neumann
Opening theme"Grim & Evil"
Ending theme"Grim & Evil" (Full song)
Composer(s)
  • Guy Moon (Billy & Mandy's episodes)
  • Gregory Hinde and Drew Neumann (Evil Con Carne's episodes)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes13 (whole)
39 (segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Maxwell Atoms
  • For Cartoon Network: Linda Simensky and Jay Bastian
Producer(s)Vincent Davis
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorCartoon Network
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseAugust 24, 2001 (2001-08-24) – October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)
Chronology
Followed by

Grim & Evil is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and the 11th of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It consisted of two segments[1] which were eventually spun off into their own series, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Evil Con Carne.

History[edit]

The series' existence is largely the result of a viewer poll. An Internet and call-in event called the Big Pick was held from June 16 to August 25, 2000. The three final choices were Grim & Evil, Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?, Longhair and Doubledome. Out of the three, Grim & Evil won the poll with 57% of the vote[2] and became its own series.[3] The first season appeared on Cartoon Network to kick off the "Cartoon Cartoon Fridays Big Pick Weekend" on August 24, 2001.[4] Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? would later be made into a full (though short-lived) series despite losing; Longhair and Doubledome would reappear with another pilot episode in another Big Pick-style show in 2002, only to fall short once again.

In 2003, the network separated the series into The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Evil Con Carne, effectively giving both a full-length series. The short-lived Evil Con Carne series was cancelled once all the already-made episodes previously seen on Grim & Evil were aired. In 2004, Evil Con Carne was given another short-lived run with the newly created intro and end credits, only to be canceled again. Grim & Evil, in its original form, has not been seen on TV since 2003 (although the theme song has been seen on The Cartoon Cartoon Show and reruns appear on Cartoon Planet). Some characters from Evil Con Carne, usually Skarr, occasionally appeared on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Skarr was a co-star in Underfist, the TV film set in the shared universe of the programs.

The series aired again in October 29, 2010, for the first time in seven years, but the title sequence did not play at all and all of the cartoons were three Billy & Mandy cartoons from the Grim & Evil era. On October 20th 2017, all 13 episodes were released on Cartoon Network On Demand, as well as 13 other episodes made up of segments from the separated series put together in the Grim & Evil format (two Billy & Mandy segments surrounding one Evil Con Carne, only this time, there are three cases where it is entirely Billy & Mandy). Strangely, these additional episodes are listed on some websites as having aired in January-April 2005.[5] They were also listed on the website of The Detour on Teletoon in Canada.[6] When they were created is unknown, but each episode's credits sequences contain correct cast and crew lists for each segment in the style of the original Grim & Evil run, and have copyright dates listed as either 2002 or 2003 depending on the episode.

Segments[edit]

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy[edit]

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is a series about two neighborhood kids, moronic yet enthusiastic Billy and emotionless Mandy who force the Grim Reaper to be their best friend forever after defeating the Messenger of Death in a game of Limbo. This is the main segment, as two The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy episodes are wrapped around an episode of Evil Con Carne (or, on rare episodes, vice versa).

Evil Con Carne[edit]

Evil Con Carne is a series about an aspiring dictator obsessed with taking over the world, whose disembodied brain is transplanted onto the head of a slow-witted circus bear. This is usually the backup to The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy as Evil Con Carne is put between two The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy cartoons. On occasion, the format is reversed, with a two-part Evil Con Carne cartoon sandwiching one The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy cartoon.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16August 24, 2001 (2001-08-24)October 19, 2001 (2001-10-19)
27July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19)October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)

NOTE: All of these episodes originally aired from 2001 to 2002. They were re-aired in 2003, when they were divided into both shows.

Season 1 (2001)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal air date
1a1a"Meet the Reaper"Maxwell AtomsMaxwell AtomsMaxwell AtomsJune 9, 2000 (2000-06-09)[7] (pilot on The
Cartoon Cartoon Show
)

August 24, 2001 (2001-08-24)
Billy's pet hamster, Mr. Snuggles, celebrates his 10th birthday, so the Grim Reaper comes for him. However, Mandy, Billy's friend, is reluctant in allowing it, so she proposes a deal to the Grim Reaper: if he beats the kids in a game, he can take the hamster, but if he loses, he will spare the hamster's life and become their "best friend forever". The Grim Reaper transports the kids to limbo, where he challenges them to a game of limbo. Despite his best effort, Grim ends up losing because he is attacked by Mr. Snuggles at Mandy's own command.
Note: Based on the theatrical pilot film, Billy & Mandy, this is the only episode not produced by Cartoon Network Studios, having been produced in 1999 by Warner Bros. Animation's subsidiary Hanna-Barbera.
1b1b"Evil Con Carne"Maxwell AtomsMaxwell AtomsBob CampAugust 24, 2001 (2001-08-24)
Hector Con Carne orders his staff mad scientist, Major Doctor Ghastly, to build him a new body after Boskov the Bear messes up Con Carne's latest plan for world domination by heading for food instead of battle.
Note: The segment was actually produced in 2000.
1c1c"Skeletons in the Water Closet"Dave BrainGreg MillerGreg MillerAugust 24, 2001 (2001-08-24)
Billy's mother, Gladys, first notices Grim in Billy's bed, then in the shower and subsequently starts to get panic surges thinking that Billy is in danger. Meanwhile, Harold, Billy's dad, just thinks that Gladys is imagining things. In the end, Gladys ends up going living with Billy's aunt, Sis to try and calm herself down.
2a2a"Opposite Day"Dave BrainMaxwell AtomsMike SternAugust 31, 2001 (2001-08-31)
Billy and Mandy tell Grim it is "Opposite Day" and that, when they say something, they really mean the opposite. Due to his difficulty understanding the concept of Opposite Day, Grim has to do Mandy's chores. Finally, Grim thinks he understands when Billy and Mandy say they "want" pie, meaning they "do not want" pie. However, Mandy then says that when she said it was Opposite Day, it really was not.
Note: This is the first appearance of Mandy's house and Mandy's pet dog, Saliva.
2b2b"Emotional Skarr"Brian HoganMaxwell AtomsBob Camp and Joe OrrantiaAugust 31, 2001 (2001-08-31)
Major Doctor Ghastly makes her latest world-domination device, but General Skarr, Con Carne's Chief of Staff, uses the giant robot dog (modeled after Con Carne's tiny little chihuahua, Enrique Jr.) to attempt to kill Boskov and Con Carne instead of trying to take over the world with it.
2c2c"Look Alive!"Brian HoganMaxwell AtomsPaul McEvoyAugust 31, 2001 (2001-08-31)
Grim is bored of being left alone while Billy and Mandy are not with him. Grim decides to fulfill his dream by working as a swimsuit model, but, as he is a corpse, he is not hired. Subsequently, Billy and Mandy give him a makeover to look more human. In the end, Grim gets the job in a TV ad, but he is only in the commercial for a few seconds and is portrayed as an ugly person.
3a3a"Mortal Dilemma"Brian HoganAmy RogersMichael DiederichSeptember 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)
Grim misses his life as the reaper of souls and, due to his bet, he cannot return to the Underworld, much to the hilarity of his Underworld co-workers. Having a sudden epiphany, Grim decides to be good and help people rather than try to take their souls. However, Grim's attempts at being good are faced with resistance from people, who are scared off by his appearance.
3b3b"Evil Goes Wild"Dave BrainGord ZajacGreg MillerSeptember 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)
Boskov is captured by park rangers and put in the zoo, where (true to form) Con Carne mobilizes the other captive bears to take over the world.
3c3c"Get Out of My Head!"Dave BrainMaxwell AtomsMaxwell AtomsSeptember 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)
After watching a movie, Grim teaches Billy to possess people by jumping into their heads. Billy possesses Mandy and makes her do assorted things like flirting with Irwin, kissing Mandy's mother, going into both men's and women's restrooms and eating earthworms. In the end, Billy leaves Mandy's head, but later that night, Mandy possesses Billy's cat, Milkshakes, to maul him as a form of revenge.
Note: This is the first appearance of Mandy's parents, Claire and Phillip, as well as Irwin and Milkshakes, Billy's pet cat.
4a4a"The Smell of Vengeance: Part 1"Dave BrainMaxwell AtomsGreg MillerOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)
Major Doctor Ghastly's latest version of a world-domination device is The Almighty Stink Ray, with which Con Carne threatens to stink up the entire world unless he is given a huge ransom and small piece of land in Montana. Cod Commando, the only soldier without a nose, is sent to destroy the Almighty Stink Ray.
4b4b"Fiend Is Like Friend Without the 'R'"Brian HoganCraig LewisPaul McEvoyOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)
Billy wanders into a junkyard, where a massive hole in the earth opens up and pulls him down in. Later, Mandy and Grim get pulled in as well. They land at the center of the Earth, which is home of Nergal, a devilish creature. The lonely Nergal, who has been watching Billy and Mandy for some time, wants Grim to hand over the kids to him so they can be his friends forever. Grim happily leaves the kids behind as he returns to the surface; however, he later goes back for them because he can't handle the guilt of abandoning his friends. In the end, Grim is defeated by Nergal's electrified tentacles, but Mandy defeats Nergal merely by kicking him in the shin.
Note: This is the first appearance of Nergal.
4c4c"The Smell of Vengeance: Part 2"Brian HoganMaxwell AtomsMaxwell AtomsOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)
5a5a"Devolver: Part 1"Brian HoganMaxwell AtomsMike SternOctober 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)
General Skarr accidentally walks through Major Doctor Ghastly's devolving ray and begins to revert to his primitive forms, including a giant ape and starts to terrorize the Con Carne base.
5b5b"Recipe for Disaster"Dave BrainMaxwell AtomsMike DiederichOctober 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)
Billy, Mandy, Grim and Pud'n are part of the "Person Scouts" (a Boy Scouts-esque organization) and need to sell cookies in order to win a badge. However, as Billy eats all of the cookies, Grim proposes to bake their own cookies using his aunt Kali's secret recipe. The cookies are a success and the troupe wins the contest. In the end, at the Person Scouts awards ceremony, aunt Kali reveals that the secret recipe contains insects, but everyone continues eating the cookies anyway.
Note: This is the first appearance of Pud'n and Aunt Kali.
5c5c"Devolver: Part 2"Brian HoganMaxwell AtomsBob CampOctober 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)
6a6a"Tiptoe Through the Tulips: Part 1"Brian HoganVincent DavisBob CampOctober 19, 2001 (2001-10-19)
Boskov goes into hibernation on the very day Con Carne has set for the invasion of the world. Con Carne gets away from the hibernating Boskov by breaking the container that houses him on the bear's head, then finds himself stuck in a pickle jar for the next six months, waiting for Boskov to come out of his winter sleep.
6b6b"A Dumb Wish"Brian HoganPaul McEvoyPaul McEvoyOctober 19, 2001 (2001-10-19)
While Spring cleaning in the middle of November, Billy takes an old, cursed lamp from Grim's trunk. When he gives it a rub, he releases the curse Grim had warned them about: his own mother. Having three wishes to make, Billy wastes his wish by wishing to know what to wish for. Mandy wishes Billy and Grim would "shut up", which causes both of them to zip their lips, so Grim never gets to make his wish. Then, Mandy decides to make the last wish to whoever makes her the happiest. In the end, Mandy wishes everyone in the world would go away, causing them, except Mandy, to disappear, which she is glad about.
6c6c"Tiptoe Through the Tulips: Part 2"Dave BrainVincent DavisBob CampOctober 19, 2001 (2001-10-19)

Season 2 (2002)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal air date
7a1a"Grim vs. Mom"Brian HoganGord ZajacAlex AlmaguerJuly 19, 2002 (2002-07-19)
After having a nervous breakdown and leaving the house in the first episode, Billy's mother, Gladys, returns. She meets Grim again and, this time, she plans to destroy him once and for all. When Grim goes to the kitchen for a glass of water, Gladys attacks him and shatters his skeleton. In the end, Grim assures the kids that Gladys has won the battle but not the war.
7b1b"Bring Me the Face of Hector Con Carne"Dave BrainGord ZajacMatt SullivanJuly 19, 2002 (2002-07-19)
Dr. Ghastly discovers that Hector's face may still be intact and sends out a search party to get it. This episode also reveals how Dr. Ghastly and Hector met, as well as how Hector was defeated by Cod Commando in the first place.
7c1c"Tastes Like Chicken"Brian Hogan and John McIntyreGord ZajacMike DiederichJuly 19, 2002 (2002-07-19)
With Irwin not answering the phone, Billy's parents missing and Mandy saying she wants "Billy for dinner", Billy and Grim assume Mandy is a cannibal who ate Billy's parents and friends. Looking for proof, Billy and Grim find tiki figures and arrangements for a celebration in Mandy's backyard. Ultimately, it is revealed that they are just celebrating Billy's birthday. Still, Mandy burps out Irwin's glasses, revealing that Mandy ate Irwin as Billy screams in terror.
8a2a"Grim or Gregory?"Brian HoganGord ZajacShellie KvilvangJuly 26, 2002 (2002-07-26)
It's Halloween, Billy, Mandy and Grim go trick-or-treating. Grim mistakes a woman for Atrocia, the host of the all-night Halloween marathon on TV and goes to talk to her. Upon looking at her face, Grim realizes his mistake; however, the woman mistakes Grim for her son, Gregory, and takes him home Gregory is now Grim, and does not have a stomach. At the same time, Billy mistakes Gregory for Grim and he and Mandy take him with them. In the end, Billy and Mandy take Gregory back to his mother and Grim goes back with them.
8b2b"Search & Estroy"Dave BrainGord ZajacAlex AlmaguerJuly 26, 2002 (2002-07-26)
Skarr is evesdropping on Hector and Dr. Ghastly about their new secret weapon—a disenigration gun. To their dismay Estroy comes up with a better version of the gun. He also surprises them by inviting them to dinner. Hector accepts as a way to steal some of his ideas. Hector and Ghastly arrive at Estroy's neighboring island while Skarr slips around the back. Of course he falls while scaling the wall and lands in a pond of electric eels. At dinner, Estroy tries to recruit Dr. Ghastly. In the meantime, Skarr has gotten into the building and he reaches the secret plans. Estroy reveals that his intentions were to make Dr. Ghastly his new assistant. She's reluctant to the idea and they leave in a huff. Back at home, Skarr reveals the plans to them and they immediately begin construction.
8c2c"Something Stupid This Way Comes"John McIntyre and Robert AlvarezCraig LewisMaxwell AtomsJuly 26, 2002 (2002-07-26)
Nergal, the fiend from the center of the Earth, returns to the surface, emerging a carnival with him, trying once more to make friends with the surface dwellers. In the following, Billy tries to help Nergal make friends by being considerate, but Nergal fails to apply correctly his advice. When Nergal is told that Grim was forced to be Billy and Mandy's friend-slave, Nergal then decides to force the world to be his friends by turning them into dark beings similar to him. In the end, Nergal turns Billy, Mandy, Grim and even the viewer (thus breaking the fourth wall) into one before the episode ends.
9a3a"A Grim Surprise"John McIntyre and Robert AlvarezRob DeSalesJohn McIntyreAugust 2, 2002 (2002-08-02)
Billy tells Grim to help him throw a surprise birthday party for Mandy. Then, a reluctant Grim helps Billy prepare a cake while keeping it a secret from Mandy. In the end, a somewhat surprised Mandy reveals that her birthday isn't here for the next five months, something that Billy already knew about, stating that makes it "a real surprise party."
9b3b"Everyone Loves Uncle Bob"John McIntyre and Brian HoganGord ZajacTrevor WallAugust 2, 2002 (2002-08-02)
Con Carne takes over a Mister Rogers-type children's show in an attempt to rule the world by first winning over the children.
9c3c"Beasts & Barbarians"Dave BrainGord ZajacMichael DiederichAugust 2, 2002 (2002-08-02)
Billy and Irwin have been playing their favorite video game, Beasts and Barbarians, for three days non-stop. In an attempt to stop their video game addiction, Grim transports them all to a real-life version of the game. Seeing as Billy and Irwin are still doing good in their quest, Grim increases the difficulty by manipulating the traps himself. In the end, Billy, Mandy, and Grim return home escaping from a giant cyclops, while Irwin remains trapped.
10a4a"Hoss Delgado: Spectral Exterminator"Brian HoganGord ZajacBrian KindreganAugust 9, 2002 (2002-08-09)
Billy, Mandy, and Grim go to the museum on a school trip. There, they meet Hoss Delgado, self-appointed hunter of the paranormal, who upon spotting Grim, tries to eliminate him. Subsequently, Grim and Delgado engage in a fight. Finally, Delgado quits hunting Grim when he realizes Billy and Mandy control him. In the end, Delgado continues his own adventures and is seen fighting a werewolf.
Note: This is the first appearance of Hoss Delgado.
10b4b"Evil on Trial"John McIntyre and Robert AlvarezGord ZajacMucci FassettAugust 9, 2002 (2002-08-09)
General Skarr turns Con Carne in to the FBI when he finds out that Con Carne is "the World's 23rd Most Wanted" criminal with a large cash bounty on his head. When it turns out no lawyer on earth will defend Con Carne, he finds himself in court defended by Major Doctor Ghastly – and prosecuted by the Cod Commando.
10c4c"To Eris Human"Dave BrainGord ZajacChris SavinoAugust 9, 2002 (2002-08-09)

While going to the shopping mall with Billy and Mandy, Grim spots the seductive Eris, the cunning Goddess of Chaos and Discord, and tries to ask her out. However, Eris is not interested in the skinless Grim, but in the muscular Adonis. Then, Eris invites Mandy to join her in creating chaos using the Apple of Discord. Although initially they get along, Eris pulls a prank on Mandy, who subsequently tries to get revenge. In the end, Mandy fools Eris into thinking that Adonis is in the movie theater and Eris accidentally kisses Grim, who says that he will never wash his left cheek again.

Note: This is the very first appearance of Eris.
11a5a"Billy's Growth Spurt"Brian HoganGord ZajacMichael DiederichOctober 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)
Billy eats too much junk food that makes him feel sick. Grim prepares him a remedy using his granny's recipe, but this medicine makes a parasite to start growing in Billy's back, which Billy names Yap-yap. In the following, Billy and Yap-yap continue eating junk food, so Mandy suggest to use the antidote to the original remedy. Eventually, Yap-yap, now looking like a smaller version of Billy, detaches himself from Billy (which would have technically cured Billy without the need of him drinking the anitdote), and tries to escape from the antidote. In the end, Yap-yap drinks the antidote and is destroyed.
11b5b"The Time Hole Incident"Dave BrainGord ZajacNora JohnsonOctober 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)
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.
11c5c"Billy & the Bully"John McIntyre and Robert AlvarezGord ZajacBrett VaronOctober 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)
Billy is constantly provoked by a bully named Sperg and runs over to Grim for help.
Note: This is the first appearance of Sperg.
12a6a"Big Trouble in Billy's Basement"Robert Alvarez and John McIntyreGord ZajacChris McCullochOctober 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)
After taking the Underworld's "Bad Book" from Grim, Billy becomes possessed by an evil presence. Then, Billy steals Grim's scythe, and uses it to open a portal to summon Yog-Sothoth. In consequence, Mandy calls for Hoss Delgado to battle Billy. It is revealed that the portal can only be sealed by throwing the book into it. As Billy eats the book, Mandy throws Billy himself into the portal, restoring everything to normal. Instants later, a portal opens up and Billy comes out and says they didn't want him there.
12b6b"Christmas Con Carne"John McIntyre and Robert AlvarezGord ZajacAlex AlmaguerOctober 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)
Rupert the Green-Nosed Reindeer saves Christmas when Hector Con Carne tries to ruin it.
12c6c"Tickle Me Mandy"Brian HoganGord ZajacMucci FassettOctober 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)
Mandy and her parents leave the city for a day, which makes Billy feel lonely. Then, Grim uses his supernatural powers to create a fake Mandy with pieces of dolls and toys for Billy to play with. However, the "new" Mandy is too aggressive with Billy, and he starts fearing her. The next day, the real Mandy returns home, and promptly destroys the new Mandy while in the see-saw.
13a7a"Little Rock of Horrors"Robert AlvarezGord ZajacMaxwell AtomsOctober 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)
In this musical episode, which pays homage to Little Shop of Horrors, Billy befriends a singing brain-eating meteor (voiced by Voltaire) that falls from the sky after when everyone doesn't want to play with him because they are busy. With Billy's help, the creature grows bigger and eventually eats the brains of all people in Endsville (turning them into zombies with glowing green eyes). The last brain he eats is Mandy's, which results in the creature transforming into a pink, brain-eating Mandy meteor.
Note: The song featured is "BRAINS!", composed by goth artist Voltaire specifically for this episode.
13b7b"The Pie Who Loved Me"John McIntyreGord ZajacAlex AlmaguerOctober 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)
This is a mini musical. At first, Hector is singing about some of the things he adores. This leads into why he should take over the world (classical). This goes into Dr. Ghastly singing about her scientific work, leading into her baking pies for science (rock opera). The pies are sent to all the people who are singing about the temptation of pies in the sky. Skarr breaks in with a solo about hitting people with pies. Even Boskov gets a solo (rock opera). Meanwhile, the organization that's here to stop Evil is out of commission from too much pie; as are all the citizens. This leads back into Hector rejoicing in song about his success with the pie scheme until Cod Commando infiltrates the "pie in the sky" with a patriotic tune. In the end, no one could fight any one any more because they have had "too much pie".
13c7c"Dream a Little Dream"Dave BrainGord ZajacMichael DiederichOctober 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)
Billy, Mandy and Grim eat moldy pizza leftovers and after falling asleep, they have nightmares. Billy dreams of cute bunnies which turn into horrific and deadly monsters; Grim dreams of an endless number of bossy Mandys; Mandy dreams of being pulled into a volcano and then commanding demons at the rhythm of music. In the end, Mandy reveals that her dream was actually very pleasant and she eats the last slice of the rotten pizza.

Characters[edit]

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy[edit]

  • The Grim Reaper (voiced by Greg Eagles): He is over 137,000 years old (as his early childhood took place during the Stone Age) and speaks with a Jamaican accent. The continuity of how Grim got his reaper status and powers jumps around quite a few times and it is unknown which way he really got his powers (for example, in The Spider Queen, he was elected to his position as the Grim Reaper while he was in middle school; however, in "A Grim Prophecy", it is shown that he was the Grim Reaper since his childhood with his parents forcing him to be the Reaper, which is revealed to be all a dream and further contradicted in a later episode where he is seen stumbling over his scythe to become Grim Reaper). His scythe is the source of his powers and possesses many magical qualities; although he is still capable of using magic without it, these instances are quite rare.
  • Billy (voiced by Richard Horvitz): He is an 8-year-old happy-go-lucky child with an extremely low IQ of −5. He was outperformed by a shovel and a candy necklace on an IQ test. He has an extremely large, pink nose, wears a blue and white striped shirt, and covers his orange hair with a red hat. His main affiliations are Grim and Mandy. Mandy is Billy's best friend, though she treats him more like a servant than a friend. It has been hinted several times that Billy may have underlying feelings for Mandy that even he (in his stupidity) may not fully realize. Billy is definitely kinder to Grim than Mandy is, and while he may go against the Reaper's advice and use him as a plaything, he appears to genuinely like him. Of the two children, Billy is the one who most often tells Grim that he's his "best friend".
  • Mandy (voiced by Grey DeLisle): a girl about Billy's age who has (mostly) a morbid, cynical and merciless attitude. However, unlike Billy, she is more stable, sane and intelligent. She hates everything, especially unicorns. She'll punch or otherwise injure (physically, emotionally, mentally or any combination of the three) anyone who gets in her way. She is Billy's "best friend" regardless of the awful way she treats him. She is known for rarely smiling; the one occasion on which this happens[citation needed], it causes reality to fall apart. She orders Grim and Billy to do chores for her, among a slew of other grunt work. She is naturally hostile and cynical and is shown in one episode to have physical difficulty saying the word "please". She never smiles, except in "Meet the Reaper", "Opposite Day", "Look Alive!", "A Dumb Wish", "Something Stupid This Way Comes" and "Dream A Little Dream" where she does crack a smile.

Evil Con Carne[edit]

  • Hector Con Carne (voiced by Phil LaMarr): He is a dynamic, evil playboy type, reduced to an anthropomorphic brain and a stomach after a gigantic explosion. Somehow, the stomach has taken on a life of its own. He is often frustrated by the difficulty of taking over the world in its current state.
  • Major Dr. Ghastly (voiced by Grey DeLisle): A mad scientist, Ghastly is the brains behind all Hector's plans. Ghastly does not really seem to be intent on taking over the world; she is more interested in inventing things and getting closer to Hector.
  • General Skarr (voiced by Armin Shimerman): Con Carne's paramilitary leader. He is a cold-hearted, hateful and harsh man, with a scar on his face, and one eye. He tends to be more evil than Con Carne himself, many times trying to overthrow his leader. He has made several appearances on Maxwell Atoms' other show, "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy", as Billy's next door neighbor. He has also starred in the Billy & Mandy spin-off, Underfist. Skarr seems to resemble Fearless Leader, Herr Starr and General Armin Skull. It has been stated that he quit working for Hector Con Carne after they were "bought out" by the cartoon industry because they didn't want the competition in world domination.
  • Boskov (voiced by Frank Welker): A former Russian circus bear, Boskov carries Con Carne's brain and stomach on his body, via metal plates on said spots. He is usually controlled by Con Carne and seems to care for everyone around him. He is sometimes difficult to control due to his animal instincts and lack of intelligence.
  • Stomach (voiced by Armin Shimerman): This former stomach of Hector Con Carne will only talk if it's about food.

Broadcast history[edit]

Country Network Premiere Date
 United States Cartoon Network August 24, 2001
 Canada The Detour on Teletoon September 7, 2002[8]
 United Kingdom
 Ireland
Cartoon Network September 7, 2002
 Spain Cartoon Network September 14, 2002
 Italy Cartoon Network October 8, 2002
 Poland Cartoon Network October 5, 2002
 Hungary Cartoon Network November 2, 2002
 India
 Pakistan
 Bangladesh
 Afghanistan
Cartoon Network August 2, 2004

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Forkan, Jim (February 25, 2001). "Cartoon Network Shows Off Four New Series". Multichannel News. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
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