It follows two children: Billy—a slow-witted happy-go-lucky boy, and Mandy—his dark and cynical best friend—who, after winning a limbo game to save Billy's pet hamster, gain the mighty Grim Reaper as their best friend in eternal servitude and slavery. The show ran as a separate series from June 13, , to November 9, Underfist: Halloween Bash , a made-for-TV movie intended to serve as a pilot for a new spin-off series, aired on October 12, In addition to the episodes, three movies, two special episodes, and nineteen shorts were made. The series is centered around the exploits of Grim voiced by Greg Eagles , a Jamaican accented Reaper and Billy voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz , a completely idiotic and happy-go-lucky boy. They are constantly assisted by Mandy Grey DeLisle , a cynical and merciless girl.
Ah, Milly-Molly-Mandy! Traduced and reduced over the years to little more than a byword for tweeness and sentimentality, let us see if I cannot make some small contribution to restoring you to your rightful place in the pantheon of childhood splendours. Joyce Lankester Brisley's s collections of stories about the little girl in the nice white cottage with the thatched roof were among the first books I read independently, and from the beginning they were the source of my greatest joy and my greatest torment. Joy because each story is a miniature masterpiece, as clear, warm and precise as the illustrations by the author that accompanied them, crafted by a mind that understood the importance of comfort reading.
The two main characters, Billy and Mandy, have obliged the Grim Reaper to be their best friend forever after having won a bet over a sick hamster. At the end of the Season 1 theme song if you play it in reverse it says, "No, no this is the end of the show. You're watching it backwards. For details about characters see the character list.
This season introduces the three title characters, boy-wizard Nigel Planter and supporting characters such as Dean Toadblatt, which constitutes a parody of the Harry Potter franchise. Other characters that make major appearances include Mandy's nemesis, the popular and snobby Mindy; Nergal Junior, the son of Nergal, and Billy's aunt Sis; and Jeff the Spider, who is hatched from an egg by Billy. Other characters that return are Hoss Delgado, who battles zombie brownies alongside Billy; and Eris , who keeps scheming to create chaos.