Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spooktober: The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2003)

Cartoonist Maxwell Atoms came up with a pair of bizarre series in 2001, which Cartoon Network merged together as a half-hour series, Grim & Evil. 2 years later, the two components were split into separate series. Evil Con Carne didn't last very long, but viewers took to The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, though I honestly cannot see how.

Mandy (Grey DeLisle) is a spoiled, arrogant brat who intimidates even her own parents. She and her friend (and that's being kind), Billy, managed to win the friendship for life of the Grim Reaper. What blows my mind is how the Reaper was given a Jamaican accent in the first place. Well, that goes right up there with Dexter having a Russian accent and American parents as an unsolved mystery......!

Anyway, Billy's about as sharp as a broken toothpick, but, then again, it seems to be hereditary. His father is shown to also be dumber than a bag of hammers.

Here's the intro:

We'll soon review Evil Con Carne and try to figure out how that could've possibly bombed. Meanwhile, Atoms hasn't been heard from since the two series ceased production.

Rating: C.

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