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The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (season 4)

The fourth season of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy consists of 14 regular episodes, including the one-hour Christmas special, in which Billy and Mandy try to save Santa Claus, who has been turned into a vampire.

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (season 4)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes14 (25 segments)
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseJune 17 –
December 2, 2005
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List of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy episodes

Characters that feature include Nigel Planter, trying to win the affections of a young witch; Principal Goodvibes, having a disastrous dinner with Billy, Hoss Delgado and Eris; Principal Goodvibes, the friendly but boring principal at Billy and Mandy's school; a supernatural ghostly duck that makes farting noises; Daisy, a chupacabra that steps out from the TV while watching a videotape; and Dracula, the senile king of the vampires, now living in a retirement home. Billy's parents, Harold and Gladys, becoming children again; Nergal, being a sore loser; the ghost of British poet Lord Byron, teaching Billy to be cool; the blue Schlubs (a parody of The Smurfs); and the ancient tentacled demon Cthulhu.

This season includes "My Fair Mandy", the only episode in which Mandy willingly smiles, which causes unforeseen and disastrous consequences.

EpisodesEdit

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy season 4 episodes
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46a1a"Dream Mutt"Shaun CashmanBrett VaronBrett VaronJune 17, 2005 (2005-06-17)
When Billy gets the opportunity to adopt one of four dogs, he says he wants them all. Grim uses his scythe to magically combine the dogs and create Billy's dream dog, who calls himself Wiggy Jiggy Jed. Although initially Billy and Jed are best friends, their relationship falls apart when Billy tells Jed to sleep outside. Jed uses the powers of Grim's trunk to build a giant machine to capture the beds of all people. Billy throws Jed a dish of primordial ooze and he dissolves.
46b1b"Scythe for Sale"Robert AlvarezHarriet KimAlex AlmaguerJune 17, 2005 (2005-06-17)
To raise money to buy Sea-Critters (similar to Sea-Monkeys), Billy has a garage sale where he sells Grim's scythe to Irwin for less than two cents. With the great mystical strength and power of the scythe, Irwin hypnotizes Mandy and takes her on a romantic date. Billy and Grim try to recover the scythe, and when they do Mandy gets out of the trance. Irwin is punished by being transformed into a tiny sea-critter and placed in Billy's fish bowl.
47a2a"Duck!"Randy Myers and Juli HashiguchiMaxwell Atoms and
C.H. Greenblatt
C.H. GreenblattJune 24, 2005 (2005-06-24)
After Grim has a nice dream, a nightmare escapes the back of his head in the shape of a supernatural, invisible duck that makes farting noises. The duck follows Grim everywhere, causing him embarrassment with the non-existent farts and to end up in jail. The duck repeats the strategy, following other citizens, including Irwin and Billy's dad, resulting in all of them going to jail too. The duck tries to annoy Mandy, but she remains imperturbable by its presence. The duck disappears and Principal Goodvibes is really angry, and he gives Mandy 75 days of detention.
47b2b"Aren't You Chupacabra to See Me?"Shaun CashmanJeremy Bargiel and
Ian Wasseluk
Ian WasselukJune 24, 2005 (2005-06-24)
After being utterly bored of watching the same movie 60 times in a row, Grim takes Billy and Mandy to "Underworld Video" where they rent "The Legend of Chupacabra". While Billy watches the tape, a small, pink chupacabra emerges from his television and Billy decides to keep it as a pet, naming it Daisy. Mandy and Grim convince Billy that he is inept in taking good care of pets, and they return the blood-sucking chupacabra to the videotape.
48a3a"Jeffy's Web"Robert Alvarez and Eddy HouchinsMaxwell Atoms and
Louie del Carmen
Louie del CarmenJune 24, 2005 (2005-06-24)
When Billy gets under his house's foundation, he encounters again his "son", Jeff the Spider, who has just laid eggs. Jeff tries to make things right with Billy so he can take care of the baby spiders, as he is going to die after the eggs hatch. Naturally terrified of seeing Jeff, Billy runs away and a wild car chase ensues. The eggs hatch, and Grim decides to refill Jeff's hourglass that represents his lifetime so he does not die and can continue to scare Billy.
48b3b"Irwin Gets a Clue"Sue PerrottoZena Wyss and
Jim Schumann
Jim SchumannJune 24, 2005 (2005-06-24)
After seeing Billy, Mandy and Grim battling a strange creature, Irwin again feels rejected by Mandy. Hoss Delgado, spectral exterminator, appears to help Mandy destroy the monster. Delgado decides to have Irwin as his sidekick and train him to be "cool" to win Mandy's love. Irwin gets an attire like Delgado's, and attaches an egg beater to his right hand. Delgado releases a monster so Irwin can fight it and impress Mandy, but he is humiliated anyway. Mandy tells Irwin he is just a nerd, and Billy tries to assure him that being a nerd is not such a bad thing after all.
49a4a"Zip Your Fly!"Phil Cummings and Juli HashiguchiMaxwell Atoms and
Louie del Carmen
Louie del CarmenJune 27, 2005 (2005-06-27)
Billy and Mandy find a supernatural zipper from Grim's robe, and while Billy uses it to create mischief, Mandy gets herself in a sticky situation.
49b4b"Puddle Jumping"Sue PerrottoMike DiederichMike DiederichJune 27, 2005 (2005-06-27)
When Billy jumps into a supernatural puddle (a Cosmic Sinkhole, according to Grim), it takes him to the home of Granny Applecheeks, who wants to bake him into a pie. It is up to Mandy and Grim to save him if the puddle can take them to the right place.
50a5a"Runaway Pants"Sue PerrottoMaxwell Atoms and
Alex Almaguer
Alex AlmaguerJune 30, 2005 (2005-06-30)
At school it is time for the "Presidents Fitness Test", but Billy is absolutely unfit for exercise. On the other hand, Nergal Junior uses his shape-shifting powers to become fit at will and excel in every test. Billy asks Junior to transform into a pair of pants that he can wear, so he can run fast and win the 50-meter race. Since Junior has never attempted to transform into inanimate objects he cannot stop running and cannot revert to his human form. Billy keeps running forever while he becomes a national sensation known as the "Fitness Lad". It is revealed that the story was just all a fabrication created by the narrator, who parodies The Twilight Zone.
50b5b"Scythe 2.0"Phil CummingsMike DiederichMike DiederichJune 30, 2005 (2005-06-30)
After Grim's scythe fails to open a portal, he decides to sharpen it, but the blade breaks. Billy, Mandy, and Grim go to the Underworld to meet F (a parody of James Bond's "Q"), who is in charge of the Underworld secret gadgets. F unveils Scythe 2.0, which is a new-and-improved sentient, autonomous, thinking and feeling computerized scythe, that Grim uses while his classic scythe is being repaired. When Mandy tells Grim to do his usual, humiliating chores, Grim delegates the work to Scythe 2.0, which rebels and decides to reap by itself, starting with Billy and Mandy. Grim saves the kids, takes Scythe 2.0 back to the Underworld, and returns with his old scythe.
51a6a"The Firebird Sweet"Shaun CashmanDrew Neumann and
Aaron Springer
Aaron SpringerJuly 3, 2005 (2005-07-03)
When Billy buys a new cereal, a phoenix emerges from the box and attaches to his head, annoying everybody. Since the phoenix cannot be removed because it revives every time it is destroyed, Billy, Mandy, and Grim seek help by going to the factory where the cereal is produced, which is run by Eris, the goddess of chaos. Mandy tricks the phoenix into leaving Billy and attacking Eris instead. It is revealed that all the events were really an episode-within-an-episode.
51b6b"The Bubble with Billy"Russell Calabrese and Juli HashiguchiBrett VaronBrett VaronJuly 3, 2005 (2005-07-03)
When Billy desperately wants chewing gum at school, Grim gives him a bottomless gumball machine, but warns him not to swallow the gum. Billy ignores Grim's warning and starts swallowing the gum, causing him to constantly burp bubbles that fill the entire city. Mandy and Grim try to get Billy to cough the remaining gum that he has in his stomach, but instead Billy swallows the entire gumball machine. Billy coughs huge amounts of gum all over the city and ends up with a supernatural rash from another interdimensional world.
52a7a"Billy Idiot"Sue PerrottoIan Wasseluk and
Alex Almaguer
Alex AlmaguerJuly 6, 2005 (2005-07-06)
When Billy is accepted to Mrs. Pollywinkle's dancing academy, his father tries to persuade him to forget about dancing because of his own bad experience as a child during a recital. At the academy it is revealed that Mrs. Pollywinkle is actually a powerful, dark witch set on stealing Billy's soul. Billy's dad unexpectedly comes to rescue, challenging Mrs. Pollywinkle to a dance competition, which he wins using a powerful dance move. Billy's dad tells Billy to follow his dream of becoming a dancer if he so wishes, but Billy changes his mind saying that dancing is for girls.
Note: This episode was inspired by the movies Suspiria and Billy Elliot.
52b7b"Home of the Ancients"Robert Alvarez and Sue PerrottoC.H. GreenblattC.H. GreenblattJuly 6, 2005 (2005-07-06)
When Grim misuses his powers to play bowling with asteroids, he is taken to the Underworld court and sentenced to 50 hours of community service. At a retirement home, Billy, Mandy, and Grim go to the supernatural wing, which is the Home of the Ancients, a place for retired, geriatric monsters. Grim meets his childhood idols, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolf Man. Despite Billy's comments that the old monsters are finished, Grim sets out to prove that they are still scary. Grim tries to scare a bunch of kids in the woods, but the old monsters ruin his attempt and he walks out on them.
Note: The hair of the bride of Frankenstein is identical to Marge Simpson from The Simpsons.
538"My Fair Mandy"Shaun Cashman and Juli HashiguchiC.H. GreenblattC.H. GreenblattJuly 29, 2005 (2005-07-29)
When it's scurvy-prevention day at school, Mindy parades in her float in anticipation for the Little Miss Scurvy beauty pageant, and she insults Mandy, telling her she is ugly. To prove her otherwise, and with Principal Goodvibes' encouragement, Mandy considers entering the pageant. Naturally, Billy and Grim cannot believe Mandy when she tells them about the idea, but finally they decide to help her. Grim calls for Crabina, the Underworld's greatest makeup artist, to give Mandy a complete makeover. Crabina is shocked by Mandy's sour attitude, so she sets up principally to make her smile. At the pageant, Mandy has a real chance at winning the contest, but she still refuses to smile during her heart-warming musical number. Ultimately she smiles, but this event is so powerful that it alters the laws of the universe, and The Grim Adventures universe transforms into The Powerpuff Girls universe, with Billy, Mandy, and Grim turning into the Powerpuff Girls, Irwin turning into Mojo Jojo, and Professor Utonium guest starring as himself in a brief speaking cameo.
Note: The title refers to the famous musical and movie My Fair Lady.
54a9a"One Crazy Summoner"Juli HashiguchiMaxwell Atoms and
Michael Diederich
Michael DiederichAugust 5, 2005 (2005-08-05)
When Billy's parents are attacked by an anaconda, Billy suggest visiting boy wizard Nigel Planter, because he can talk to snakes. Planter in fact does not speak to snakes, but to snacks, and instead he asks for Billy, Mandy, and Grim's help to win the affections of Huffefnie Pfefferpfeffer, a beautiful witch in the School of Sorcery (and having a striking resemblance to Gladys). Planter tries using a romantic love potion and enchanted chocolates, but they do not work. The guys end up completely forgetting about Billy's parents.
54b9b"Guess What's Coming to Dinner?"Shaun Cashman and Phil CummingsMaxwell Atoms and
Jim Schumann
Jim SchumannAugust 5, 2005 (2005-08-05)
When Billy's parents leave for their second honeymoon, Billy is left alone at the worst possible moment, since he has invited Principal Goodvibes over to dinner so he can recommend him into Rollington Academy for the Gifted. Billy's dad suggest Billy to use Eris, the goddess of chaos, and Hoss Delgado, spectral exterminator, as his substitute parents during the dinner. The dinner is a disaster with Delgado terrorizing Goodvibes and Eris unleashing giant alien zombie lobsters. Goodvibes forcefully recommends Billy into Rollington Academy, which, as it turns out, is actually a military school.
55a10a"Mommy Fiercest"Russell Calabrese and Sue PerrottoBrett VaronBrett VaronAugust 12, 2005 (2005-08-12)
When Billy's mom discovers "crow's feet" on her face, she panics and does not want to leave the bathroom. As Grim needs to use the bathroom, he uses his scythe to make Gladys a young girl again. Gladys goes to see Billy, but neither he nor Mandy nor Irwin recognize her and instead, Billy calls her "Corn", because of the white bread she gave him. When Corn tells Billy to do his homework, Mandy tells him to go to the movie theater instead. Corn and Mandy struggle over who gets to control Billy. Billy's father plays with Grim's scythe and also becomes a child; he then goes to the movies and gets together with Gladys (Corn) again.
55b10b"The Taking Tree"Juli Hashiguchi and Eddy HouchinsBrian Larsen and
Maxwell Atoms
Brian LarsenAugust 12, 2005 (2005-08-12)
When Billy, Mandy, and Grim notice things have been disappearing in the house, they set out to investigate using a supernatural detector. They find the culprit is a talking "taking tree" in Billy's yard, who has been stealing objects since Billy's dad was a child. To make the tree happy, Mandy and Grim set out to trade the stolen belongings for a highly-valued Mickey Munchle baseball card, which is worth eleventy million dollars. Mandy and Grim return from the baseball shop with the real Mickey Munchle. The tree returns all of the stolen things, but keeps the player.
56a11a"Reap Walking"Robert AlvarezJames Silverman and
Louie del Carmen
Louie del CarmenOctober 7, 2005 (2005-10-07)
When the mall's surveillance cameras capture Grim's silhouette attacking endangered owls, an Australian naturalist named Corey Nebraska blames Grim for the attacks, while Mandy suspects Grim is sleepwalking again. Billy, Mandy, and Nebraska follow Grim while he sleepwalks, but they realize it turns out to be Billy's mom, the one attacking the owls. When discovered, Gladys reveals her hatred toward the owls as she recounts the story on how an owl ate her pet rat, Sniffles, years ago. Billy's dad reveals that he was in fact the one who ate Sniffles merely to survive until lunch time.
56b11b"The Loser from the Earth's Core"Shaun Cashman and Phil CummingsMaxwell Atoms and
Aaron Springer
Aaron SpringerOctober 7, 2005 (2005-10-07)
When Nergal goes to visit Billy's family (his in-laws) for the weekend, he ends up staying with them over a year. When Billy finally asks his uncle to leave, Nergal says he cannot return home because he is a complete failure, having lost at a board game 599 times in a row against his own family, and experiencing constant disappointment elsewhere. Billy and Grim tell him to not worry about being a failure, but to embrace it. After training with Billy and Grim, Nergal returns home and he finally wins at the board game, but he also makes a crack in the ceiling and his home starts filling with lava.
57a12a"Ecto Cooler"Russell Calabrese and Sue PerrottoMaxwell AtomsMaxwell AtomsOctober 14, 2005 (2005-10-14)
As Billy desires to be "cool" like Sperg, he has an ectoplasmic manifestation coming out of his mouth. The ectoplasm grows full size and turns out to be the ghost of nineteenth-century British poet Lord Byron, who tries to teach Billy to be cool, using elaborate poetry instead of bare muscles. Billy uses a poem to insult Sperg's mother, and Sperg challenges Billy to a duel. Billy and Lord Byron fight Sperg and his gang, but are badly beaten. Byron tells Billy he has been trained in the arts of coolness, and disappears.
57b12b"The Schlubs"Eddy HouchinsMaxwell AtomsJohn HolmquistOctober 14, 2005 (2005-10-14)
As Grim watches the entire season of "My Troubled Pony" (parodying My Little Pony), he learns from Mandy that the show was cancelled and does not have an ending. Grim decides to reap the "Schlubs" (a parody of The Smurfs), 100 creatures that live in Billy's yard, to melt them into gold so he can finance the creation of the series finale. Grim must get past Billy and the aggressive Schlubs themselves, including the single, large female (a parody of Smurfette). After Grim thinks he got the creatures with his scythe, Mandy appears to have used all the gold herself to become rich.
5813"Prank Call of Cthulhu"Russell Calabrese, Juli Hashiguchi,
Eddy Houchins, Robert Hughes,
and Sue Perrotto
Maxwell Atoms,
Alex Almaguer,
and Mike Diederich
Alex Almaguer and Mike DiederichOctober 21, 2005 (2005-10-21)
When Billy and Irwin start making prank calls, everybody knows that Billy is behind the calls because every telephone has a caller ID. While Billy searches in Grim's trunk in the basement for something to defeat the caller ID, he finds a skull-shaped phone with no caller ID. Grim warns him to not use the phone, because it is used to call the ancient demon Cthulhu, whose sole appearance makes people go mad, and if awakened will cause the destruction of the world. Despite Grim's warning, Billy and Irwin use the phone anyway, and they are sucked into it by tentacles. After the commotion, Mandy and Grim go search for Billy, and they find themselves in a strange place with other tentacled creatures. In this place, Billy and Irwin have been hired as official prank callers and steadily turn into tentacled monsters. Their pranks actually make the people answering the phone become monsters, and Mandy decides to confront Cthulhu himself to put an end to this. Mandy tricks Cthulhu into answering her cell phone, and when he is sucked into it, Mandy disconnects the call, trapping Cthulhu in the telephone lines forever. Just as Billy, Mandy, and Irwin are about to leave, Grim destroys the phone at the basement, and they are unable to return.
5914"Billy and Mandy Save Christmas"Juli Hashiguchi, Shaun Cashman,
Sue Perrotto, Robert Hughes,
and Russell Calabrese
Maxwell AtomsC.H. Greenblatt, Shaun Cashman,
Debbie Cone, Brett Varon,
and Maxwell Atoms
December 16, 2005 (2005-12-16)
The day before Christmas, Billy, Mandy, and Grim go to the shopping mall, where Mandy complains that Santa Claus is just an invention from corporations. Grim assures Mandy that Santa is real, and they even went to college together. They decide to travel to the North Pole and meet Santa, but when they arrive Mrs. Claus (Carol Kane) tells them that Santa Claus (Gilbert Gottfried) has been transformed into a vicious vampire. To save Christmas, Mandy and Grim go to stake the Head Vampire, Baron Von Ghoulish (Malcolm McDowell), while Billy remains with Mrs. Claus to look after her. It turns out that the cleaning-obsessed Von Ghoulish is not the vampire they are looking for, so they set out to find the Head Head Vampire. Mandy, Grim, and Von Ghoulish go back to Santa's workshop where it is revealed that Mrs. Claus is in fact the Head Head Vampire, and it was she who transformed Santa, which she did so she could take a break from all her work. Billy finds holographic instructions to bake cookies, which he gives to the vampire Santa Claus, restoring him to normal. Finally, Mrs. Claus and Mandy prepare for a final confrontation, but Santa arrives on time to reconcile with his wife. Santa acknowledges he married his wife even though she was a vampire long before they met, and that she has turned him into a vampire before, but he always manages to recover.

DVD releasesEdit

  • "The Bubble with Billy" – Cartoon Network Halloween 3: Sweet Sweet Fear (September 12, 2006[1])
  • "Billy and Mandy Save Christmas" – Cartoon Network Christmas 3 (October 3, 2006[2])

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cartoon Network Halloween 3 — Sweet Sweet Fear". Amazon.com. ASIN B000FUTVM8. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ "Cartoon Network Christmas 3". Amazon.com. ASIN B000GB5M5Q. Missing or empty |url= (help)