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Something Stupid This Way Comes
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Series Grim & Evil
Season 1
Production code 108
Writer Craig Lewis
Broadcast information
Broadcast number 8C
Cartoon Network US Premiere July 26, 2002
Paired with Grim or Gregory? and Search and Estroy
Chronological information
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Something Stupid This Way Comes is the third segment of the eighth episode of Grim and Evil.

Plot

Billy and Mandy are playing in the yard as a mysterious carnival shoots right up from the ground. The manager is the lonely Nergal, who founded this carnival in hope of finding friends. Unfortunately, the memory of his last visit lingers, and he receives a cold welcome. Billy takes pity on him and teaches him how to make friends without having to resort to unpleasantness. To do this, Billy teaches him the "The 5 'C's of Friendship"; Cleanliness, Consideration, Compliments, Conversation, and, uh, Sharing.

"People like you better when you dont stink!"

Nergal does well in Cleanliness by scraping all the mushrooms out of his armpits. The other goals are a bit more challenging. He insults a little girl by complimenting how awful she looks in a fun-house mirror, when in fact the mirror is out of order and the girl is awful in reality. His idea of conversation makes Pud'n vomit as all his topics revolve around horrible diseases he's had and offensive odors he has produced. In the end, while trying out Sharing, he wins a stuffed animal and offers half of it to a girl, scaring her away. All out of ideas, he asks Grim how he made friends with Billy and Mandy. Grim answers that he was forced, and this gives the demon an idea. Nergal uses his tentacles to zap people into nergalings and takes them all home. Finally, he breaks from rejoicing to induct the viewer into his newfound friendly legion. 

Credits

  • Story by: Craig Lewis
  • Storyboard by: Maxwell Atoms
  • Directed by: John McIntyre, Robert Alvarez

Errors

  1. The Five C's Of Freindship actually has four Cs since C #5 is a S instead of a C.

Quotes

  • Nergal: Would you like to share? Very well. Here's your half.
  • Girl: (Cries)
  • Nergal: Grim, how do you do it? You lack anything to charm or social grace. And yet you have two friends. You must tell me your secret.
  • Grim: Hey, man. I never wanted any stupid friend. They force me to do it.
  • Nergal: They forced to?
  • Grim: Yeah. The little monsters.
  • Billy: It's true.
  • Mandy: He is our friend slave.
  • Nergal: Of course. All the good things in life must be taking by force. Now, I know what to do.
  • Billy: What?
  • Nergal: I'll make people be my friends. (Laughs) We so much friendly fun. You're my friend. And you're my friend.
  • Nergaling Billy: (Laughs)
  • Nergal: And you. And you. And you. And you. Friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends, friends. And you. You will be closest most bestest friend of all. (Laughs)

Trivia

  • This is the last episode where Nergal is voiced by David Warner.
  • The title of this episode is spoofed from the movie Something Wicked This Way Comes based on the novel by Ray Bradbury.

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