The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
What parents need to know
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.
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.
Families can talk 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?