The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Season 2 Episode 3

Mandy the Merciless / Creating Chaos / The Really Odd Couple

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jun 27, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Mandy the Merciless / Creating Chaos / The Really Odd Couple
Mandy the Merciless: On one boring summer day, Billy, Mandy, Grim and Irwin decide to look into the future for fun. In the future, Mandy rules the earth as an immortal half-breed half-worm demon half-human dictator. Grim is still her best friend, and her idiotic Billy clones keep her company. Mandy's source of power is cinnamon, and lies to Billy about cinnamon's only weakness. Grim leads Billy into the team of rebellions against Mandy, and Billy tells them the fake weakness, leading them out and getting arrested by Mandy. Who told her they were coming? Well, let's say she has her sources. Creating Chaos: Eris hires Billy to help her create chaos. Unfortunately, Billy's idiotic antics lead her to go positively insane. The Really Odd Couple: Billy accidently releases his EXTREMELY POWERFUL new stinkbomb in Mandy's house, and now she has to stay with Billy until her house is clean. Unfortunately, Billy and Mandy can't be in the same room without there being utter disaster.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Mandy the brat!

    In Mandy the Merciless, Grim lets Billy, Irwin and Mandy see the future. The future is quite predictable. Mandy is the immortal ruler. It's not fair! How come she gets everything??! Anyway, in the end, she just lied to Billy because she had her sources, not that wasnt nice.... I would love to see Mandy destroyed for once as she is a brat. That is one reason why I gave the show a 4.6.

    Then, in Creating Chaos, Eris looks different and sounds different from her last appearance, "To Eris Human". The gross humor did really not amuse me here.

    The last cartoon was basically how Mandy and Billy can survive in Billy's room while Mandy's house gets fumigated after Billy's stink bomb.. This episode was the LAST STRAW for me when I saw that Mandy lied to Grim and took over Billy's room. I THOUGHT how could people watch this cartoon and like seeing a girl putting scotch tape on a boy's mouth and piling bricks in his store cupboard and stashing him there. That is why i hate this show. It's because the antagonist (Mandy) got away. You just cant help but feel sorry for Billy.moreless
  • Mandy shows off her evily style.

    So I'll start with the last part first. The last part Billy accidently destorys Mandy's house so she and her family must stay in his, and share a room. Things don't really work out then, because in the end Mandy ends up building a brick wall over a closet and locking Billy in it. Evil, but Mandy's good in that way. In the second part, Eris needs someone stupid to help her rule the world and chooses Billy. But he drives her crazy, leading to him throwing the apple at her and causing a huge explosion. In the first part Grim fortells the future and sees Mandy ruling the world. That's cool. Anyway, I liked this episode because it showed how Mandy is so evil(go Mandy!). But the production and the animation could've been better, but hey, the new episodes are the best and this was one of the best episodes for the first and second season.moreless
  • Absolutely boring

    Man, how boring was that, there wasn't that many good parts to it. I mean, Mandy the Merciless, Mandy ruler of the World or so, I could see that coming, and also see that coming really boringly. Creating Chaos was just out of the box. The Really Odd Couple, just simple, Billy and Mandy rivalry. I'll spell it for you, b-o-r-i-n-g.
  • "Creating Chaos" is a really funny episode!

    Eris make a plan to create chaos in the world with Billy's help, but it fails and she seems herself going insane with Billy's dumbness. I must to say that I liked the humor style of that episode, it was purely random and cute. It was pretty hilarious when Eris finally cracked up.

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Mandy comments on Billy's room and his bed as though it were her first time seeing it, but she has been in his room several times and has slept in his room at least once.

    • In "Mandy the Merciless", the first Billy-clone we see is #2187; after he gets eaten, the Mandy-bots roll out #2188 (naturally, the next in line). #2188 is also the one Mandy tells about the frogs. However, when Billy sees Grim going to the cave, the number on Billy's shirt says #2224. Looks like Mandy went through a few more Billys that day. When the rebels launch their attack, the Billy that goes with them is now #2300.

    • Mandy The Merciless
      - Grim's left eye hole totally disappeared when he blinked.

      Really Odd Couple
      - Mandy does not have a nose yet her "nostrils" opened up smelling the stink bomb.
      - Mandy also held her breathing by holding her "nose" with her fingers. (yet it looks like she's pinching a part of skin on her face)

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (5)


    • Mandy the Merciless
      The plot of Mandy the Merciless is a parody of the fourth novel in Frank Hebert's Dune series, God Emperor of Dune.

      Mandy plays the role of Leto from the book, a human who has learned the secret of immortality through the transformation into a worm figure. Mandy controls the world through hording the world's supply of cinnamon, which is equivalent to the novel's role of Spice. Mandy expresses a "weakness" of frogs, which is similar to Leto's weakness of water.

      Billy plays the role of Duncan Idaho, a man who keeps Leto company through the ages and is cloned when his current body expires. Like Duncan, Billy decides to help the rebels of the story.

      Grim plays the roles of both the assistant, the novel's Moneo, and a rebel, the novel's Siona.

      However, Mandy tricks the rebels, unlike Leto of the novel. Like Leto, Mandy is able to predict future happenings, such as Billy's betrayal and rebellion attack.

    • Episode Title: Mandy the Merciless

      The title is a parody of the Flash Gordon villain Ming the Merciless.

    • Episode Title: The Really Odd Couple

      It is a spoof of The Odd Couple.

    • Just before Mandy finishes bricking Billy into the wall, he mumbles "For the love of God, Montresor!" (the last words of the bricked-in Fortunato in Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado") through his gag.

    • Mandy's Immortality
      In Mandy the Merciless, Mandy turns in the imperishable form of a worm. The religion taoism believes that immortality exists and that the person can't be destroyed in whateverway, likewise the same thing for Mandy here.

    • Episode Title: The Really Odd Couple

      The Odd Couple is a 1968 movie.

    • Mandy the Merciless
      The story of the sketch is based on the fourth book in Frank Herbert's Dune series, called God Emperor of Dune.
      Mandy, like the character Leto, has taken on a large worm form that has granted her an extremely long life. Her cinnamon mines are similar to the idea of "spice" in thd Dune series.
      Through the ages, Mandy has been kept company by clones of her friend Billy, much like Leto did for his friend Duncan Idaho. Grim plays a role of both Mandy's attendant (like the character Moneo) and a rebel (like Moneo's daughter, Siona). Billy, like Duncan, joins the plot to destroy Mandy. Mandy's ability to look into the future is a lot like the concept of prescience included in all of the Dune novels.
      However, none of the characters in the sketch are even remotely similar to their Dune counterparts in personality.

    • Eris: (her looks)
      Eris looks and sounds different than in "To Eris Human"--her front teeth are gapped and she has a British accent. Some might think it's a goof, but I took it as a reference to Madonna, who reinvents herself every so often and currently is doing the Brit thing. Both ladies are also...shall we say, morally questionable and difficult to get along with.

    • The Cask of Amontillado

      Mandy trapping Billy in the wall is a reference to the end of Edgar Allen Poe's story The Cask of Amontillado.