The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Season 7 Episode 1

Everything Breaks / The Show that Dare Not Speak Its Name

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 06, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • As the episode starts and you see Billy watching television listen carefully. You will hear Hector talking from the Evil Con Carne episode "Gridlocked and Loaded".

    • When Billy is recounting his childhood to the therapist, during the flashback scene Billy's dad is shown reading a newspaper named "Endville Gazette". The town is called Endsville, not Endville.

    • Near the end of Wishbones, Grim uses the last wish to wish that Billy and Mandy never found the wish-granting skull, but in The Show that Dare Not Speaks Its Name, Billy mentions the skull which he should have no memory of.

  • Quotes

    • (Lord Pain is showing Billy what is happening at his house, where neighbors are complaining about Billy)
      Man: Bring us the boy! Hand him over!
      Skarr: He broke my garden!
      Woman: He broke my bus!
      Lord Pain: Your father refused to give you up.
      Gladys: (as Harold prepares to throw her into the angry mob) No, Harold! (angry mob starts beating up Gladys) Sorry, angry mob! Harold always gets like this during football season!

    • Billy: Bend over and let me ride your humps!
      Grim: I can't. I have to meet someone on the Internet who paid big bucks for this embarrassing photo I took of your dad. (holds up a picture of Harold) So you're just gonna have to play by yourself till I get back.
      Billy: Can I--
      Grim: (interrupting) No! You can't go digging in my magical trunk for something to play with.
      Billy: Then can I--
      Grim: Hold on.
      (Grim creates a door)
      Grim: I told you to keep your hands off of the junk in my trunk!

    • Billy: Mandy, what happened to Grim?
      Mandy: I don't know, Billy. But I know he's in a better place.
      (Grim is then seen with Pinface's sister in the Netherworld)
      Grim: (to Pinface's sister) Will you let go of me, woman? I'm not going antiquing with you people!

    • Billy: (Looks at bowl of oatmeal) This isn't pancakes! (throws bowl out window, bowl explodes)
      Billy's Dad: (shouting) Billy! Are you nuts or just crazy?!
      Billy: Is that a trick question?

    • Lord Pain: (to Billy) What do you say we wreck the place!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Character: Pinface

      He is a reference to Hellraiser, who has white skin and acupuncture pins sticking out of his head.

    • Pinface: Can you hear me now? (later) How about now? Good.

      This is a reference to the old Verizon commericals where a man went around saying "Can you hear me now? Good."

    • Grim: I told you to keep your hands off the junk in my trunk!

      This, and a line Billy said prior to it ("Let me ride your humps!"), might be a reference to the popular Black Eyed Peas song "My Humps."

    • The Sprint Commercials

      When Pinface popped up in places with a cell phone saying "Can you hear me, now?" almost like the Sprint commercials on TV.

    • Princess Peach

      When looking in the mirror, Billy's princess outfit is similar to the Princess Peach's from "Super Mario" games.

    • Pinface: Great Googly Moogly!

      This is the catchphrase used by The Ferocious Beast on the imaginative children's series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast.

    • Character: Pinface

      He is a reference to the cenobite Pinhead from the Hellraiser horror movies based upon Clive Barker's novels, and the rubix cube puzzle cube is a parody of the Puzzle Box which opens the gateway to the Netherworld.

    • Look Hard:

      You can see three monsters slam cans against their heads. This was done in the movie "Animal House".

    • Goodvibes: Sweet Mother-of-Pearl!

      This is Mr. Krabs' favorite catchphrase from Spongebob Squarepants.