The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Season 2 Episode 8

Terror of the Black Night / Battle of the Bands / The Halls of Time

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Aug 01, 2003 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • We've seen Grim be on the bus many times. But in the episode, "Halls of Time", the bus driver was afraid of him.

    • This is the first time Mandy cared when Irwin disappeared.

    • How did Mandy talk when she became a baby? Although they physically become younger, does it mean that their minds stay mentally strong?

    • Mandy must be older than Billy and Irwin as they disappeared before she did.

    • The closeup of Irwin's hourglass shows "IRWN" written on the card, whereas all the background shots show "IRWIN".

    • When Grim was trying to turn over his hourglass, his name was right side up (readable). But if the hourglass was put upside down, then his name should have been at the top of the hourglass and urpside down also.

    • Grim's hourglass was never picked up so it should have not been placed upside down. Why was he getting younger then?

    • The song that Grim sings in The Battle Of The Bands is "Darkness" by SPF1000.

    • Why did Grim's aging take the same amount as time as Mandy, Billy, and Irwin's? He's over a thousand years old, so wouldn't it take alot longer!

    • At the end when grim is trying to push the hourglass right side up again, first they show him on the right side, then show a close up of grim, then when it goes back to the view it was at before the close up, you see grim waving, but he is on the LEFT side of the hourglass.

    • Grim's hourglass shrinks after Mandy steps up to the podium with Billy and Irwin.

    • Billy, Mandy, Grim and Irwin supposedly die in this episode.

    • Yeah but why did it only take a couple minutes for them to become babies? They weren't babies a couple minutes ago? Don't get me wrong I'm a strong fan of this show...

    • Response to Grim having an hourglass: Well he does age, but his hourglass is big and the sand falls really slowly so the sand in his hourglass wouldn't run out until there were no more humans I guess.

    • Yeah he is they just wanted people to see what he used to look like before he got older and became inmortel.

    • Immortality is relative. That, or Grim's hourglass was set to run out just after the Apocalypse.

    • Why does Grim have an hourglass? Isn't he immortal?

    • Irwin was a baby when he disappeared, while Billy and Mandy had to turn into embryos before they disappeared.

    • Why would they disappear? They should just have to get older all over again!

      --their hour glass was turn upside down. So their age would be getting younger.

  • Quotes

    • (After Billy disappears)
      Mandy: It's just you and me now, Grim.
      (Grim sees her hourglass just about to run out)
      Mandy: Hurry Grim!
      (Grim does nothing)
      Mandy: Grim, what do you think your doing?
      (Grim starts waving goodbye to her)
      Mandy: Why you no good pile a- (disappears)

    • Irwin: Good morning, Lady Mandy and... (snickers) Lady Grim.
      Grim: You better be quiet before I go "midevil" on your-
      Irwin: As I was saying...

    • Grim: (singing) Clock strikes 12,
      A cool wind blows,
      But I got no fear cause we're not alone!
      I have no weakness, I am the strong,
      And this is how I feel I'm most at home!

    • Billy's Dad: He, uh, doin' that hide and seek thing again?
      Mandy: Yep.
      Billy's Dad: What that boy needs is focus.
      Mandy: So what do you propose to do about it?
      Billy's Dad: About what?
      Mandy: The focus problem.
      Billy's Dad: What focus problem?

    • Billy: Ooh, ooh, ooh! Grim! Grim, get it off! Get it off! I need to go! I need to go!!
      Grim: Oops. I forgot to mention one little thing about the suit. The armor can't be removed unless you defeat an opponent in a challenge. (laughing evilly) Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!
      Mandy: I suggest you find somebody challenge before things get rusty.
      Billy: Ooh, ooh, ooh! I gotta find somebody to challenge!

    • Mandy: (to Grim) Why do they call it the "cursed suit"?
      Billy: (singsongy) I got a magical suit of armor!
      Grim: Well, uh-
      Billy: (still singsongy) Now I got punch! (drinks his punch and belches) Now I'm gonna use the bathroom! (whistling and struggling) Hey, hey, hey! What's going on?! I can't get the suit off!
      Mandy: Oh, that's why.

    • Sperg: (as a rock star, quietly, then loudly) Purple...FILTH!!!!!!!!!!

    • Billy's Dad: Anyone can be a rock star, Billy.

    • Billy's Dad: My name's not Dad, its MO-GARR!!

    • (Mandy comes in holding up her finger)
      Mandy: Do what thou wilt, shall be the hold of the law!
      (She disappears in a brief blaze of flames)

    • The Cartoon Creator: Holy crud! This is my best idea yet! (poof)

    • Billy: I wanna be a rock staaaarrrr!!!!

    • Baby Mandy: We got to put them back right-side up before we disappear completely. (starts sucking on thumb)

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Father Time: Like sands in an hourglass, these are the days of our...

      Soap Opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES starts out and continues from each commercial break with the same words.

    • Harold (Billy's Dad): Join me, and we can rule the rock as father and son!

      This dialog is based in the Star Wars movie, "The Empire Strikes Back", when Darth Vader confesses to be Luke's father, and ask the Jedi to join him to the Dark Side : "Join me, and we can rule the galaxy as father and son"