The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Season 6 Episode 2

Keeper of the Reaper

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 13, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • When Billy calls Irwin to the court as a witness, he says that he was in the shower and he is naked. But almost right after, that he takes his glasses out and puts them on. How did he do that if he was in the shower and holding a bar of soap?

    • How could Lil' Porkchop be Billy's pet for eleven minutes if Billy had him overnight?

      (Response: I beleive Mandy ment by the time of that episode, as a gag)

    • How could Lil' Porkchop be Billy's pet for eleven minutes if Billy had him overnight?

      (Response, this could mean how long Lil' Porkchop was big)

    • In the episode, Mandy sings. But unlike Billy and Mandy Save Christmas, she does it at a normal pace and doesn't have to smile.

    • Before Fred Fredburger interrupts " Hey who's that Lady?!" Billy said "Grim conjured this-". But In the second time he said "Grim conjured us this".

    • Sperg was credited, but he never appeared in this episode.

  • Quotes

    • Fred Fredburger: Judge, yes, Judge, I need to go pee-pee! I need to go pee-pee, yes!
      Judge Roy Spleen: Can't it wait?
      Blue Juror: Apparently not.

    • Blue Juror: (to Fred FredBurger) How many times do I have to tell you, this is MY house!
      Fred: Yes.

    • Billy: I love sappy endings!
      Fred: Yes.

    • Judge Roy Spleen: Now listen to me, I need you to - (Fred reaches for his gavel) Don't touch that! I need you to think about everything you learned today and tell me: Who should get Grim? Billy, or Mandy?
      Fred Fredburger: (pause) Yes.
      Judge Roy Spleen: Yes to Billy, or yes to Mandy?
      Fred Fredburger: Yes!
      Judge Roy Spleen: Yes.
      Fred Fredburger: Yes.
      Judge Roy Spleen: Yes, I see. You're saying Grim shouldn't be seperated from either Billy or Mandy because that would destroy their friendship.
      Fred Fredburger: Yes.
      Judge Roy Spleen: And friendship is our most personal treasure to share. (starts to cry, everyone else starts crying) Even more personal than toothbrush.
      Fred Fredburger: Yes.
      Judge Roy Spleen: Fred Fredburger, your words have moved my crusty heart. Therefore, I hereby declare Billy's family to be placed under house arrest and never be allowed to move! Court adjourned! (bangs his gavel)

    • Billy: So, Mandy? You think you can make me look bad?! Well, guess what, Mr. Missymiss. I don't need you to make me look bad! I can do that all on my own. And now, you force me to play dirty. (Billy starts playing in mud, laughing) I'm a dirty boy! I'm a dirty, I'm a dirty boy!!!
      Mandy: Billy, you've just evolved a notch up the idiot ladder.
      Billy: Such biting comments, Mandy. But now, they'll bite you - in the butt!

    • Billy: Please vote me
      the keeper of the Reaper.
      I want to be
      the keeper of the Reaper
      His skinny white bones
      are mine to own,
      to do with as I see fit.
      Give him to me and I promise
      my love won't quit.

      Mandy: I disagree
      about the keeper of the Reaper.
      It should be me
      who's the keeper of the Reaper.
      Grim's not a toy
      for an idiot boy
      who can't even tie his shoes.
      If Billy wins then we all surely lose.

      Grim: Do I get a say
      in the keeper of the Reaper?
      I'll make you all pay
      for the keeper of the Reaper.
      All my rage
      is bottled up in this cage,
      held back with these iron bars.
      I'll never get rid
      of the mental scars.

      Judge Roy Spleen: I don't care
      who's the keeper of the Reaper.
      I'm losing my hair
      over keeper of the Reaper.
      And all this stress
      is crushing my chest.
      I'm going blind in one eye.
      And it's all because of that stupid guy! (points at Fred)

      Fred Fredburger: (not singing) Mmm! Don't worry, I found some nachos! Yes. (Judge Roy Spleen hits Fred with his gavel and takes away the nachos) Ow!

      Billy: (rapping) Time to break it down, old school style!

      Billy: Grim is the corner in my square.

      Mandy: Grim's the chocolate in my eclair.

      Billy: Grim is the freshener in my air.

      Mandy: Grim's the conditioner in my hair.

      Billy: Grim's the picnic in my bear.

      Mandy: Grim is the cushion in my chair.

      Billy: Grim is the Renaissance in my fair.

      Mandy: Grim is the anger in my stare.

      Billy: Grim is the stain in my underwear.

      Mandy: Somehow I knew you were gonna go there.

      Courtroom: Please vote me the keeper of the Reaper.
      I wanna see the Keeper of the Reaper.

      Grim: All this singing is driving me nuts!

      Courtroom: Why not just cut Grim in half?

      Fred Fredburger: (at the same time as them, slowly) I just want some nachos...

      Judge Roy Spleen: An ulcer's eating away at my guts.

      Courtroom: That would be a real good laugh!

      Fred Fredburger: (at the same time as them, slowly) How is my nachos...

      Mandy: I totally hate
      that we have to debate.

      Billy: 'Bout whether it's me or you

      Everyone: It's obvious to everyone here,
      it's obvious to everyone here,
      it's obvious to everyone that-

      Fred: (interrupts song) I have to make poo-poo! (everybody else stops singing and stares at Fred, confused)
      Judge Roy Spleen: ...What?
      Fred: I, uh...I have to go make a poo-poo.

    • Mindy: She walks around being gross, and ugly, and everything, and doesn't even apologize for it!

    • Fred: Judge! Yes, uh, where are the nachos?
      Judge Roy Spleen: There aren't any nachos.
      Fred: Well then, where are the hot dogs?
      Judge Roy Spleen: There are no hot dogs.
      Fred: Pizza?
      Judge Roy Spleen: NO!!
      Billy: Tacos?
      Fred: I like tacos!
      Judge Roy Spleen: (hits Billy and Mandy together) Don't encourage him!
      Walrus Creature: Why not? This trial is an absolute joke anyway! It's obvious Grim should go to Billy.
      Three-Eyed Creature: Oh, please, are you infected with the bonkers? Mandy is the only sensible decision!
      Billy Fans: Billy!
      Mandy Fans: Mandy!
      Billy Fans: Billy!
      Mandy Fans: Mandy!

    • Billy: What harsh words would you use to describe Mandy?
      Eris: She's uppity.
      Man #1: Cruel!
      Boy #1: Unforgiving.
      Major Dr. Ghastly: Cynical.
      Man #2: Whack.
      Boy #2: Batchy!
      Girl #1: Stinky.
      Girl #2: Bumble-ridden.
      Man #3: Cranky!
      Baby: Poopee doopee teepee chacha poopoo cheechee weewee!
      Judge Roy Spleen: Who let this baby up here?

    • Mandy: Billy, in light of our history together, I'm going to offer you a settlement deal. As you can see, the terms are fair and equitable. You give me Grim, and I'll give you this. (brings out monkey heads)
      Billy: Hmm. Grim or monkey heads! Grim or monkey heads!
      Billy: Under one hand, I get the power of the Underworld. On the other hand, I get monkey heads! (imagines Grim and the monkey heads saying 'Give me a banana'!)
      Monkey Head: Give me banana!
      Grim: Give me a banana!
      Monkey Head: "Give me banana!
      Grim: Give me a banana!
      Billy No, Mandy! I will not be distracted by your offerings of tasty snacks.

    • Fred Fredburger: I feel much better now, yes, thank you.
      Judge Roy Spleen: Let the trial custody continue!

    • Irwin: And, I wanna go home, please.
      Billy: Not until you read the part about my warehouse of compassion.
      Mandy: Objection. He's leading the witness.
      Billy: I'm not leading him. I'm just trying to make him say exactly what I want him to say.

    • Irwin: I believe that Billy is the best person in all the universe to take care of Grim, to keep him fed and clothed, and, and, and without Grim, Billy would whither for he would have no one to unleash his deep resevoir of love upon!
      Grim: Resevoir of love? Sick.

    • Billy: Irwin, if you would. Please tell the court in your own prewritten words why I, Billy, not Mandy!, am the best person to get custody of said Grim.
      (Grim sighs)

    • Mosquito Guy: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

    • Prosecuting Attorney: Today's trial, is a custody battle, make it ugly, really ugly. Ugly, like that guy. (points to one-eyed juror) So I'll need you, to be objective based your decisions on the facts, listen to all, the evidence...
      Fred Fredburger: (singing, to self) Fred Fredburger, Fred Fredburger, Fred Fredburger, Fred Fredburger, Fred Fredburger, Fred Fredburger, Fred Fredburger, Fred Fredburger, Fred Fredburger!

    • Grim: (reffering about Fred Fredburger) My life is in the hands of this guy? It's like I'm in some bad cartoon.

    • Fred: (About Wiggy Jiggy Jed's hat) Hey! Can I try on that hat? It's important for me to try on the hat because...
      Judge Roy Spleen: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!
      Fred: Judge?
      Judge Roy Spleen: No, shut up.
      Fred: Judge?
      Judge Roy Spleen: Shut up.
      Fred: Judge?
      Judge Roy Spleen: I order you to shut up!
      Fred: Judge?
      Judge Roy Spleen: AHHHHH! WHY DON'T YOU SHUT UP?!
      Fred: ...Judge?
      Judge Roy Spleen: (sighs)
      (Wiggy Jiggy Jed's hat appears on top of Fred Fredburger's head)
      Fred: Yes.

    • Billy: Shut your dirty piehole! He should belong to me!
      Judge Roy Spleen: Both of you shut your dirty pieholes! You will follow the rules of the Underworld court, or so be it, I'll make you sit in the chocolate pudding chair, the stains will never come off of your clothes! (both Billy and Mandy gulp) Got it?

    • Billy: Mine!
      Mandy: Mine!
      Billy: Mine!
      Mandy: Mine!
      Billy: Mine!
      Mandy: Mine! (offscreen displaying an ocean mine)
      Grim: Stop it! Just stop it! You're behaving like spoiled children! I suggest you behave like spoiled adults, and settle this in court.
      Billy: Fine! I'll see you in court! (appears in a tennis court)
      Grim: Wrong court, dummy.

    • Billy: Goodbye, Mr. Doorknob. You've let me in and out through good times and bad. (licks the doorknob) Goodbye Mr. Itchyanna Quarter Molding. You've framed the room ever so nicely. (licks the quarter molding) Goodbye Mr. Electrical Outlet! You've supplied precious power when I needed it most. (starts to lick it)
      Grim: Billy, no! Trust me, you won't want to do that.
      Billy: And most of all, goodbye my dear, sweet Mandy. (hugs Mandy) I'll miss your hands on approach to life.
      Mandy: Lick me, and I'll rip your lips off.

    • Gladys: Heads up, boys! (wrecks the house)
      Harold: See, your mom's got the right attitude. That's my girl! Looks like your mom's ready to go, you better say your good-byes. (Billy starts to cry)
      Fred: Hey, hey! Are you gonna cry?
      Billy: Sh-shut up!

    • Harold: Honey, remember what I promised you it'd happen some day?
      Gladys: You got the surgery?
      Harold: Even better, I got transfered in work! We're finally leaving this garbage dump!

    • Billy: Your royal highneeness, it all began five, long hours ago...
      Fred: Hey! Hey, who's house is that? Hey, who's house was that?
      Billy: It's my house.
      Fred: Oh, that's a nice house.
      Billy: Uhh, thanks. As I was saying, it was five, long hours ago.

    • Fred: What are we supposed to be doing?
      Blue Juror: We have to listen.
      Fred: To music? Oh, I like music!
      Blue Juror: No! To the...
      Fred: I like, I like music, that goes like this: FA-LA-LA LA-LA-LA-LA LA-LA-LA! But sometimes, I like, I like music, that goes like this: BA-LA-LA-LA-AAH!
      Judge Roy Spleen: (banging his gavel) Do I need to remind the jury that they are supposed to stay quiet?!
      Fred: Yes.
      Judge Roy Spleen: Be quiet!

    • Judge Roy Spleen: Alright, let's get this over with. Do you, Billy, take Mandy to be your lawful wedded wife?
      Billy: I do!
      Judge Roy Spleen: And do you, Mandy, take...
      Mosquito Guy: (whispers something in his ear)
      Judge Roy Spleen: It's not a wedding? Oh well, you're the judge.
      Mosquito Guy: (whispers something in his ear)
      Judge Roy Spleen: (shocked) What do you mean I'm the judge?!

    • Billy: (to Mandy) You... goin' down.

    • Fred: Hey. Hey. Who's that man?
      Billy: That's my dad.
      Fred: You look like him.
      Billy's Dad: (to Billy's mom) He better look like me. Cause if he looked like you, he'd be pretty!

    • Mandy: Lil' Porkchop, how long were you Billy's pet?
      Lil' Porkchop: Eleven minutes.
      Mandy: And what did he do to you in those eleven minutes?
      Lil' Porkchop: H-h-horrible...horrible things. I don't want to talk about it! (starts to freak out) I still wake up...everynight, screaming! Screaming! Screaming...
      Mandy: No further questions.

    • Mandy: (to Jeff) How would you rate Billy as a caregiver?
      Jeff: Uh, pretty good, I guess. Except that he's never remembered my birthday, or payed child support. In fact, he usually just jabs me with a big stick. (Billy jabs him with a big stick) Ow!
      Billy: I'll jab you good, you filthy bug!
      Jeff: Why don't you love me dad? I'll be anything you want me to be!
      Billy: I want you to be dead!!

    • Fred: Gosh! I love paperwork, especially the part were I get to write my name. (starts writing his name) F...R...E...D! F...R...E...D...B...U...R...G...E...R! Fred Fredburger! Yes!

    • Mandy: Push the button, pull the chain, here comes the chocolate choo-choo train.

    • Fred: Psst. Psssst! Pssssssst!
      Billy: (offscreen while Fred pssts) Help me! Somebody help me!
      Judge Roy Spleen: (offscreen while Fred pssts) No fighting in this courtroom!
      Billy: (offscreen while Fred pssts) AAAAHH! MY SPLEEN!!
      Blue Juror: What?! What do you want from me?!
      Fred: I'm really hungry.
      Blue Juror: What do you want me to do about it?
      Fred: Go get me some nachos.
      Blue Juror: No!
      Fred: Please?
      Blue Juror: Get them yourself.
      Fred: Where are they?
      Blue Juror: How the heck should I know?

    • Fred: Judge! Hey, judge! Yes, when do we get hammer thingys? Because I can maybe make some nice stuff, like a table, or some chairs.
      Judge Roy Spleen: This is called a gavel, and no, you don't get one!
      Fred: Hey, can I borrow your's for a minute, oh thank you! (starts hammering the wall) Fred Fredburger! Fred Fredburger! Fred Fredburger! Fred Fredburger!
      Judge Roy Spleen: Give me that! (takes hammer away from Fred) And sit back down!
      Fred: But, I wasn't finished!

    • Gladys: Oh, my stars and garters! What happened in here?
      Billy: Grim conjured up this-
      Fred: Hey, who's that lady?
      Billy: That's my momma.
      Fred: Does she make cookies?
      Gladys: Sometimes.
      Fred: Well, sometimes, my mom makes me cookies...with chocolate chips, and sometimes, she makes me peanut butter bars, and sometimes, she doesn't make me anything...chocolate chip is my favorite. Yes.
      Billy: Oooooookaaay.

    • Billy: Destroying stuff makes me feel so alive!
      Mandy: I second that emotion.
      Grim: Ditto!

    • Scooby-Doo: (about Mandy) Hey, she make fun of the way I walk. I-I mean, look at me, I'm a stinkin' dog.

    • Judge Roy Spleen: (while Fred's going pee-pee) I hereby sentence all of you to take a pee break! But come back, or else. (he flushes himself down the toilet)

    • Judge Roy Spleen: Let's get this party started. Do you, Billy, take Mandy to be your lawfully wedded wife?
      Billy: I DO!
      Judge Roy Spleen: And do you, Mandy, take Billy t...
      Mosquito Guy: (whispers something into his ear)
      Judge Roy Spleen: Not a wedding?

    • Fred: (alarm clock wakes him up) Yes! (cleans his face) Yes! (eats a hanger) Yes! (doorbell rings)
      Mosquito Guy: Fred Fredburger?
      Fred: Yes.
      Mosquito Guy: Here. (hands him sheet of paper) You've been summoned for jury duty.
      Fred: Yes!

    • Fred Fredburger: (singing to himself) Fred Fredburger, Fred Fredburger, Fred Fredburger!

    • Judge Roy Spleen: Quick! How many of you vote for Billy! (five people raise their hands) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5! Ok, and how many vote for Mandy? (six people raise their hands) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6! There! It looks like we have - (one eats somebody with their hand raised) a tie. Oh, that's just dandy! Because that guy is now our tiebreaker!
      Fred Fredburger: Judge? The nachos made my poopoo really stinky!

    • Mandy: Ladies and gentlemen, Billy is a doofus. Just look at him. If you give Grim to Billy, he'll abuse Grim, abuse him in all the wrong ways.
      Billy: It's true.
      Mandy: But, if you give Grim to me, I'll abuse him in all the right ways. I'll use his power to crush all-
      Judge Roy Spleen: Next!
      Billy: I only have this to say: I want Grim, and I should get whatever I want, and if I don't, I'll you a big punch in the eye! (shakes fist at multi-eyed creature)

    • Mandy's Dad: It's not that we don't love Mandy.
      Mandy's Mom: We love Mandy very much!
      Mandy's Dad: It's just that we're kinda scared of her.
      Mandy's Mom: I'm afraid to even make eye contact with her.
      Mandy's Dad: When she was born, wolves came to the hospital to try to raise her as one of their own. Sometimes we wonder if we were wrong to stop them.

    • Irwin: Billy, I'm wet and I'm naked, and there are monsters everywhere!
      Billy: Don't worry, Irwin, the monsters won't hurt you... unless they decide to hurt you.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • During the "Keeper of the Reaper" song, when the line "why not just cut Grim in half" was sung, this could be a reference to the old fable in which two women went to the king to settle a dispute as to who the real mother was, the kings solution was to cut the baby in half because the real mother would gladly give up the child if it meant it wouldn't be harmed.

    • The way Billy and Mandy fight over custody of Grim, it is similar to that of divorced couples, fighting over the custody of their children.

    • When the monsters are crying, you can see a yellow monster. That yellow monster looks like Cheese, a character from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

    • Character Name: Fred Fredburger

      He is named after one of the producers of Star Trek: The Original Series, Fred Freiberger.

    • Billy's Mom: Oh, my stars and garters!

      It was a catchphrase said by the Beast from X-Men.

    • Name: Judge Roy Spleen

      His name probably comes from Judge Roy Bean from the 1972 movie The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.

    • The creature who is the prosecuting attorney talks a lot like Christopher Walken, who is famous for his broken speaking pattern when delivering a monologue.

    • Billy's Dad: (pointing to Milkshakes hanging from part of the destroyed house) Hang in there, baby.

      When Harold sees Billy's cat Milkshakes dangling from a part of the destroyed house, he says, "Hang in there, baby". This comes from an old poster depicting a kitten hanging from a tree limb captioned with this same saying.

    • Character: Fred Fredburger

      Fred Fredburger talks like Kathy Griffin, the comedian who doesn't shut up, ever.

    • Eye Monster: Thousand Eyes Idol

      The monster that BIlly said he'd poke his eye out looked just like a Thousand Eyes Idol from Yu-Gi-Oh!.

    • Mandy: I second that emotion.

      This is a referrence to the song "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, from 1967. More Info

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