The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Season 4 Episode 6

Wishbones

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jun 10, 2005 on Cartoon Network

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  • Trivia

    • Just before Sperg makes his wish and is holding the skull, Thromnabular constantly switches between his left hand and his right

    • If Irwin got eaten by a pterodactyl, then why is he alive later in this episode?
      (Edit: Probably for the same reason Billy's dad was back to his old self immediatly after Billy's segment ended. Anyway, Thromnabular might make new realities to fit a wish)

    • Pud'n throws a slice of cake at the truck the evil bunny was driving, then wipes the cake off. But when Pud'n grabs the chocolate eclairs, the slice of cake reappears.

    • You'd think that Grim would be glad he'd switched with Thromnambular. Now Thromnambular had to serve Billy & Mandy for eternity, and he only had to grant nine wishes. Plus, since Grim hates mortals, he should be glad that the wishes would have negative effects.

    • When Pud'n is running from the evil bunny, the bunny hops in a truck and chases Pud'n, who is rolling away on a lunch cart with donuts on it. Pud'n first throws cake at the truck's window, but the bunny wipes it off. Then Pud'n takes some eclairs and squirts custard at the truck, making it explode. However, the truck the bunny was driving was holding the world's largest pillow, and the custard hit the pillow.

      In exactly which dimension do pillows explode when they are squirted with custard?

    • The credits misspell Thromnambular's name as "Thrombumbular."

  • Quotes

    • Evil Bunny: (hopping over to Pud'n to destroy him) Sometimes love hurts, Pud'n, and I love you to death.
      Pud'n: AAAHH!

    • Irwin: It's a turban! It's what I wear! I'm from the mystical East! I'm the character, yo. So why don't you just get off me?!

    • Mandy: Billy, do you want to be a TV star?
      Billy: I wish!
      (Mandy tosses Billy in the washing machine)
      Mandy: Wish granted.

    • Grim: Okay, Thromnambular. I guess we're both trapped in situations we don't like. So let's help each other out. I wish I was free from Billy and Mandy forever, and that you were free from your prison of wishes so that you'll never make another wish.
      Thronambular: I heard your proposal let's broker a deal, I'll grant you your wish and we'll see how you feel!
      Grim: (as the wishing skull) N-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O!!!
      Thromnambular: (as the grim reaper and laughing evilly)

    • Mandy: Don't sell yourself short. You're worth more than free.

    • Mandy: And what show are we watching?
      Billy: My favorite, Laundry Day.

    • Billy: (to Thromnabular) You have pretty eyes...

    • Mandy: Evil, pure and simple, from the 8th Dimension.

    • Evil Bunny: (menacingly approaching Pud'n with a large stick) Sometimes love hurts, Pud'n... and I love you a lot.

    • Mandy: What's the number on it 's head for?
      Billy: Ooh! I bet it's a football helmet!
      Grim: WHAT?

    • Irwin: Sittin' in pool,
      Chillin' with my honey.
      'Feelin like a dork, cause' it's just an Easter Bunny.

  • Notes

    • Second full length episode.

    • Running Gags:
      1) Billy mispronounces Thromnabular's name.
      2) When Harold wishes he could relive his high school years, he gets thrown into the trash can whenever he tries to talk to someone.

    • Problems with the wishes:

      1) Billy - He didn't enjoy the adventure along with Irwin, his dad, and Saliva.
      2) Billy's Dad - He tries to fit in with the others, but he gets thrown in the trash can everytime.
      3) Skarr - The statue got bigger as he reachs into outer space and explodes.
      4) Irwin - Even though Mandy appeared in his hip-hop video, she inflates him and blows him away.
      5) Pud'n - The rabbit continuously attempts to kill him no mattter what damage it suffers.
      6) Nergal Junior - He wasted his wish for nothing (like Billy did in A Dumb Wish).
      7) Sperg - After he morphs into a girl, the others ridicule him/her.
      8) Mindy - She gets tied to a Genesis device rocket launched into space to explode into a star.
      9) Mandy - She was trying to sell Thromnambular to the auction customers, but Grim stole her wish away by wishing that she and Billy never found the skull.
      10) Grim - He and Thromnabular switch positions with each other.

    • Third appearances of Nergal Junior and Skarr

    • Credits: Grim pulls out Thromnambular and wishes to be free from Billy and Mandy forever, and the skull to be free from making wishes again. Thromnambular agrees to that deal, however he switches positions with Grim. Now Grim is the new wishing skull, and Thromnambular is the new Grim Reaper. Grim screams "NO!" in horror, and then Thromnambular laughs evilly.

  • Allusions

    • Pud'n's bunny sounds and looks like (at least by the end of the segment) the rabbit Frank from Donnie Darko.

    • Appearing only briefly during Pud'n's chase you can see the side of the truck which is emblazoned with a logo intentionally similar to the Autobots logo from Transformers. The truck itself is colored in a similar fashion as Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots in the franchise.

    • The storyline is very similar to the classic horror story "The Monkey's Paw," in which a mummified monkey's paw containing a limited number of wishes is used despite the warnings of its former owner. As with Thromnambular, the monkey paw's wishes backfire in increasingly horrible ways, until the last wish is used to undo it.

    • To fulfill her wish, Thromnambular has Mindy tied to a "Genesis device" that is launched into space and explodes to create a new star. At the climax of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, a device called the "Genesis probe" explodes in space to create a new planet.

    • Billy's Adventure Wish:

      When Billy wishes for an adventure, he, his dad, and Irwin are in a tomb. The characters they're impersonating are from the show Jonny Quest, and the scenario they're in is a parody of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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