The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

TV review by
Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Scary, cynical, gross, and not meant for kids.
Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 34 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 87 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Anything goes when the Grim Reaper is your best friend.

Violence

Some ghoulish images, especially of the Grim Reaper himself, are visually scary. His body is a skeleton that goes to pieces at times and then reconstructs. Also, he carries a scythe and threatens to put people to rest.

Sex
Language

Lots of potty humor.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this show isn't really appropriate for younger kids, even though it might be popular with the 7 and up set. Some moments are truly scary and disgusting -- and too much for a young child to handle. Some ghoulish images, especially of the Grim Reaper himself, are visually scary. His body is a skeleton that goes to pieces at times and then reconstructs. Also, he carries a scythe and threatens to put people to rest. On the other hand, those old enough to have a good sense of self might enjoy this program. It's clever, bizarre, and funny. It has the appeal that Ren and Stimpy held for college kids, paired with a dark element that tweens and teens might enjoy.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7 year old Written byellmardo February 27, 2011

Yes, this is not for younger kids, but older tweens or teens will like it.

I don't know what the writers were thinking when they produced this show... Occasionally there are glimmers of entertainment, but for me, it's highly... Continue reading
Adult Written byYip May 4, 2011
My opinion is that if you don't like the show dont watch it. Dont let your kids watch it. I for one love the show and actually get the humour. So what if c... Continue reading
Kid, 0 years old December 5, 2009

Overly-Sensitve

I think that many of the adults on this site are being positivley ridiculous.You grew up with thinks like Loony Tunes and all that crap yet you slam Billy and M... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byThe Fooshster January 1, 2011

Best show on CN

I love this show. Sure, Mandy and Grim aren't the nicest characters, and Billy IS a total idiot. But that's what gives this show its character. The i... Continue reading

What's the story?

It's you and me against the world," says Mandy the anti-heroine of THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY AND MANDY. "We attack at dawn." Mandy (Grey DeLisle) is a character who never smiles, is ridiculed by the popular kids in her class, and who plays poker with the Grim Reaper (Greg Eagles), her best friend. She's unwittingly paired with her dimwit brother Billy (Richard Steven Horvitz), who thinks that shampoo and dog poo are the same thing.

Is it any good?

Goofy punchlines, obscure cultural references, and weird plotlines are what make this show tick. Parents will want to watch an episode or two to be certain that this program is OK for their kids. This brand of absurd humor certainly isn't for everyone, so double-check to make sure it's on target with your family's viewing parameters.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether the show is meant to be scary or not. Why would a show aimed at kids include the Grim Reaper as a character? Does he scare you, or do you find him funny? Why?

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