Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This half-hour cartoon series was an expansion of a recurring segment originally seen on the weekly animated offering Grim and Evil. The original series was divided between the adventures of the Grim Reaper (hood, scythe, skeletal body, and all), who somewhat against his will became the best bud of "live" youngsters Billy (the innocent one) and Mandy (the cynical one), and the exploits of an evil disembodied brain named Hector Con Carne, who attached himself to a stupid circus bear named Boskov. On their own, the escapades of Grim, Billy, and Mandy -- which took place, logically enough, in the town of Endsville -- proved sufficiently enjoyable to forsake all vestiges of Hector and Boskov. The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy debuted June 13, 2003, on cable's Cartoon Network.