TV Tuesday: The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 2001

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Twenty years ago, today, the animated series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy or just Billy & Mandy premiered on the Cartoon Network. Created by Maxwell Atoms, the story line follows a ditzy, kind-hearted boy and, a sinister, cynical girl, that have the Grim Reaper as a personal slave after he lost a wager in a limbo match. They use the Reaper’s supernatural powers to visit the underworld and other weird locations for twisted adventures. They encounter creatures such as Dracula, the Wolfman and the Bogeyman.

Voice Credits:
Billy (Richard Steven Horvitz)
Mandy (Grey DeLisle Griffin)
Grim Reaper (Greg Eagles)
Irwin (Vanessa Marshall)
Harold (Richard Steven Horvitz)
Gladys (Jennifer Hale)
Dick (Phil LaMarr)
Grandmama (Phil LaMarr)
Mindy (Rachael MacFarlane)
Sperg (Greg Eagles)
Phil (Dee Bradley Baker)
Claire (Vanessa Marshall)
General Skarr (Armin Shimerman)
Pud’n (Jane Carr)
Hoss Delgado (Diedrich Bader)
Jeff the Spider (Maxwell Atoms)
Nergal (David Warner)
Nergal, Jr. (Debi Derryberry)
Bogeyman (Fred Willard)

Trivia Bits:
♦ The spooky droning gibberish played in the end credits in a creepy voice is Maxwell Atoms talking backwards, saying: “No, no. This is the end of the show. You’re watching it backwards!”
♦ Originally, Maxwell Atoms wanted Grim to speak in a “British” accent and had Jonathan Harris in mind to voice him. When Greg Eagles auditioned, and spoke in a Jamaican accent, he was impressed and had him retooled.
Tom Kenny was originally considered to voice Billy in the show, but he declined.

15 thoughts on “TV Tuesday: The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 2001

    Kenneth T. said:
    August 24, 2021 at 9:49 AM

    I don’t recall ever watching that show – still… it looks interesting the older I get (now) .
    20 years is much too recent for my cartoon day entertainment
    I miss the even older Saturday morning anination

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 24, 2021 at 1:29 PM

      It’s not my cup of tea.

      I grew up on Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo and Superfriends/Justice League.

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        Kenneth T. said:
        August 24, 2021 at 5:32 PM

        Yes exactly – me too!
        I recently acquired (from Amazon) the scooby doo series (the original).
        I want to get superfriends next.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          August 24, 2021 at 1:42 PM

          Scooby from his debut in 1969 is the best & the first year of Superfriends, before the stupid Wonder Twins, is the best. Go Wonder Dog!

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            Kenneth T. said:
            August 24, 2021 at 1:53 PM

            Quite right – the superfriends started going downhill after the wonder twins were activated (ha). I guess the creators need to appeal to the younger crowd

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              August 24, 2021 at 1:59 PM

              Some people just can’t leave a good thing be. Everything is based on ratings instead of actual quality. It’s like the focus is on statistics & not product. Boggled my mind. 🤔🤨

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    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    September 14, 2021 at 9:38 PM

    I may have seen this but I don’t think so….you want Scooby Doo and Superfriends?

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 15, 2021 at 12:09 AM

      You got those?

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        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        September 15, 2021 at 12:13 AM

        Duh…you think?

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 15, 2021 at 12:22 AM

          LOL! Max…my dealer. Hook a girl up…

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            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            September 15, 2021 at 12:23 AM

            LOL…consider it done! Just call me the French Connection.

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              September 15, 2021 at 12:31 AM

              Shall I nickname you “Popeye” or “Doyle?”

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                badfinger20 (Max) said:
                September 15, 2021 at 12:31 AM

                I’ll take Doyle!

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        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        September 15, 2021 at 12:13 AM

        Of course I do young lady!

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