The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Season 4 Episode 13

Billy Idiot / Home of the Ancients

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jun 30, 2005 on Cartoon Network

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • Give me a moment to laugh hysterically.

    Billy Idiot features another one of Billy\'s dream occupations. This time, he wants to be a ballet dancer. I can\'t believe that his dad had to jump off stairs, just to do the Chicken Dance. And Billy\'s grandpa is surprisingly in better form. It was disturbing to see Harold in a tutu. But after all that, this episode was pretty good.

    Home of the Ancients was my favorite of the two. I couldn\'t stop laughing at Dracula\'s random remarks. They portrayed the three monsters in a funny way. Sure, the dance party at the end was random, but it made me laugh when it closed up on Sperg dancing. It was kind of creepy though. The credit scene was hilarious. But through that, this has to be one of the most well written episodes in the series. So I give in a 9/10.
  • These episodes are by far some of the best in this show!

    Billy Idiot is my favorite episode next to "Tickle Me Mandy", Trycicle of Terror and Who Killed Who! I also love the Episode Home of Ancients as well!

    Billy Idiot
    Billy has been accepted into a prestigious dance school but Billy's dad doesn't want him to go because he thinks its girly. He explains so because Billy's dad's dad was manly and tough and didn't like that Billy's dad liked to dance. But Billy's dad drives him to the school anyway. But when they get there, Mandy and Grim are suspicious of the place. After they meet the headmistress, Miss Pollywinkle, they find out that the school is really a front to steal the souls of dance students! As she tries to suck out Billy's soul, Billy's dad confronts the evil Miss Pollywinkle and challenges her to a danceoff! Billy's dad wins and they escape the dreaded dance school!

    Home of the Ancients
    When Grim has to do community service by helping old people, Dracula, Bride of Frankenstine and the Wolfman, he tries to give them the courage to be scary again! But ends up messing it up everytime!

    I really liked these episodes because of all the refences to stuff like old horror movies, Scooby Doo and everything else that makes these episodes awesome!
  • There was an 8.5 and a 9.5, now a 9 will fit right in there.

    Yeah, as the other reviewers, this episode was just great, and they just were really funny. I mean, Billy getting enrolled into ballet class, and his father, Harold, who was also, "Lord of the Dance." So, that was just a pretty funny episode. In House of Ancients, Grim tries to prove that some "scary" monsters are "scary", but things go from scary... to dumber.
  • Like The_Huntsman, these two episodes were clearly a fine example of the series and I couldnt find myself not laughing at any scene. One of the best Season 5 episodes.

    Billy Idiot was quite a good episode, but not as great as Home of the Ancients. But, was quite entertaining. We were revealed to billy's fantasy to dance and that Harold used to dance before. Anyway, Billy, Harold, Grim, Mrs Polywinkle and Mandy's potrayals in this episode were quite well shown. It was quite hard to believe Mandy couldnt save the day like she usually does. But the ending was quite obvious in a funny way.

    Home of the Ancients was also quite good. This was a brilliant Grim episode. And, we got to see more underworld scarers. No doubt, I was quite shocked Mandy was trapped inside the can machine was a long time, but it was good. And the ending when Grim was dancing was great, but the best part of the segment would have to be the credits when the sissy-voiced guy was being forced to choose which was scarier.

    Overall, two great flawless episodes that you should see because indeed, many fans would say its one of Season 5's best work.