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|Evil Con Carne|
Comic science fiction
|Created by||Chuck Hartman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||14 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Maxwell Atoms|
|Producer(s)||Louis J. Cuck|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Cartoon Network Studios|
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
|Original network||Cartoon Network|
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)|
|Original release||July 11, 2003– October 22, 2004|
|Preceded by||Grim & Evil (2001–2002)|
|Related shows||The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy|
Evil Con Carne is an American animated series/spin-off of Grim & Evil and sister show of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, created by Maxwell Atoms. The series first appeared on Cartoon Network during the show Grim & Evil, along with The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. The two series later became separate programs in 2003. While The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy runs for six seasons, Evil Con Carne only runs fourteen episodes and ended on October 22, 2004. It was also part of Cartoon Network's series, Cartoon Cartoons, and is the 15th and final cartoon of the series (albeit on when it was part of Grim & Evil, due to the Cartoon Cartoons brand was temporary discontinued earlier in June 2003; the show itself is considered by some to be a Cartoon Cartoon regardless). An official series finale, titled Company Halt, aired on March 16, 2007.
Hector Con Carne was a "jillionaire playboy" crime lord and evil genius bent on taking over the world and the League of Nations. Eventually, he was caught in an explosion initiated by his nemesis, Cod Commando, a soldier for the Secret Paramilitary Organized Response Kommand (S.P.O.R.K.). The explosion scattered most of his body across the world. He was rescued by a scientist, the curvaceous Major Dr. Ghastly, who placed his living remains into two containment units: one for his brain, and the other for his stomach. These two units were later installed into Boskov, a purple Russian circus bear, giving Con Carne's brain control over (almost) all of the bear's actions and movements.
Hector, Dr. Ghastly and his military leader, General Skarr, then created a secret laboratory on an island with a bunny-shaped mountain known as "Bunny Island" (a parody of Blofeld's lair in the James Bond movies). Gathering an army, Con Carne resumed his quest for world domination and made a new goal: to find his missing body parts.
The "Con Carne" of the title is Spanish/Italian for "with meat", as well as a pun on the expression "evil incarnate" and the dish "chili con carne".
Evil Con Carne's original show, Grim & Evil, became the result of a viewer's poll in 2000. The poll, titled Big Pick was held on the internet from June 16 to August 25, 2000. The three choices for short films to become animated series were Grim & Evil (shown as Meet the Reaper), Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?, and Longhair and Doubledome. After the event, the Meet the Reaper short film won with 57% of the vote and soon became Grim & Evil. While Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? became an animated series in 2002, Longhair and Doubledome appeared at another Big Pick event, but lost once again.
Grim & Evil premiered on August 24, 2001, and was cancelled on October 18, 2002. In 2003, Cartoon Network separated the two series and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Evil Con Carne earned their own full-length series. However during 2003 once Evil Con Carne became separate from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy the previous episodes of Evil Con Carne that first aired on Grim & Evil where shown only (meaning that this short-lived series was essentially re-runs). In 2004, the series returned with newly produced episodes only to be cancelled once again once later that year.
After Evil Con Carne was cancelled its characters appeared in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. The first cameo was in the episode "Chicken Ball Z" which ended with Mandy purchasing Hector's Bunny Island. General Skarr moved to Billy's neighborhood in the episode "Skarred for Life" after Bunny Island was bought out by an "entertainment corporation that didn't want competition in world domination". Since then General Skarr has been a recurring character in the Grim Adventures. In the episode "Company Halt", Con Carne and Ghastly appear in Endsville, in order to recruit Skarr and revive Evil Con Carne (the organization, not the show) in another attempt to take over the world; naturally, like most of their other schemes and misadventures, it ends in failure. According to Tom Warburton, characters from Evil Con Carne (as well as Sheep in the Big City were originally set to appear in the television special The Grim Adventures of the KND. Hector, General Skarr, and Dr. Ghastly did briefly appear in the end credits in a crossover with Camp Lazlo titled "Evil Camp Carne".
Two episodes are included as bonus features in the Season 1 DVD set for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy,.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||9||August 24, 2001||October 22, 2004|
|2||4||October 1, 2004||October 22, 2004|
|Special||March 16, 2007|
Most of the episodes did not air in production code order.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboarded by||Original air date||Prod.
|1||"Evil Con Carne" (Pilot)||Maxwell Atoms||Maxwell Atoms||Bob Camp||August 24, 2001||01a|
Hector orders Major Doctor Ghastly to make him a new body after Boskov messes up.Note: That was the original pilot short that aired on August 24, 2001, as well as part of the original show, Grim & Evil
|2||"Emotional Skarr"||Brian Hogan||Maxwell Atoms||Bob Camp and Joe Orrantia||August 31, 2001||01b|
|General Skarr tries to kill Hector with Major Doctor Ghastly's latest device: a giant robotic dog.|
|3||"Evil Goes Wild"||Dave Brain||Gord Zajac||Greg Miller||September 7, 2001||01c|
|After Boskov is captured by park rangers, Evil Con Carne releases the other captured bears in hopes of world domination.|
|4||"The Smell of Vengeance"||Dave Brain (Part 1)
Brian Hogan (Part 2)
|Maxwell Atoms||Greg Miller (Part 1)
Maxwell Atoms (Part 2)
|October 5, 2001||02b/c|
Major Doctor Ghastly invents the Almighty Stink Ray, which Hector uses to threaten the world for a ransom. SPORK sends in their only noseless soldier, Cod Commando, to stop him.Note: General Skarr was absent in Part 1, and had only 3 lines in Part 2.
|5||"Devolver"||Brian Hogan||Maxwell Atoms||Mike Stern (Part 1)
Bob Camp (Part 2)
|October 12, 2001||03b/c|
|General Skarr accidentally walks through Major Doctor Ghastly's devolving ray and begins to revert to primitive forms, including a giant ape that starts to terrorizes the Evil Con Carne base.|
|6||"Tiptoe Through the Tulips"||Brian Hogan (Part 1)
Dave Brain (Part 2)
|Vincent Davis||Bob Camp||October 19, 2001||04b/c|
|Boskov goes into hibernation the day Hector plans to launch a large invasion.|
|7||"Bring Me the Face of Hector Con Carne"||Dave Brain||Gord Zajac||Matt Sullivan||July 19, 2002||03a|
|Major Doctor Ghastly discovers that Hector's face may still be intact and sends out a search party to get it. This episode also reveals how Ghastly and Hector met, as well as how Hector was defeated by Cod Commando in the first place.|
|8||"Search and Estroy"||Dave Brain||Gord Zajac||Alex Almaguer||July 26, 2002||06b|
|Hector and Major Doctor Ghastly create a disintegration gun. When Estroy creates a better version and invites Evil Con Carne to dinner, Hector plans to steal the upgraded version.|
|9||"Everyone Loves Uncle Bob"||John McIntyre and Brian Hogan||Gord Zajack||Trevor Wall||August 2, 2002||04a|
Hector takes over a Mr. Rogers-type children's show in an attempt to rule the world by influencing children.Note: Major Doctor Ghastly was present in the episode, but however she had no lines in this episode, and General Skarr only had 2 lines in this episode.
|10||"Evil on Trial"||John McIntyre and Robert Alvarez||Gord Zajac||Mucci Fassett||August 9, 2002||02a|
|After General Skarr turns Hector in to the FBI for money, Major Doctor Ghastly acts as Hector's lawyer in court.|
|11||"The Time Hole Incident"||Dave Brain||Gord Zajac||Nora Johnson||October 4, 2002||05b|
|Major Doctor Ghastly invents the Temporal Confabulationater Izationizer Unit – a time machine that works so well that Ghastly, Hector, and Skarr end up meeting their future selves and Destructicus Con Carne, son of Ghastly and Hector, as both an infant and an adult.|
|12||"Christmas Con Carne"||John McIntyre and Robert Alvarez||Gord Zajac||TBA||October 11, 2002||05c|
|Rupert the Green-Nosed Reindeer saves Christmas when Hector tries to ruin it.|
|13||"The Pie Who Loved Me"||John McIntyre||Gord Zajac||Alex Almaguer||October 18, 2002||06c|
|In a musical episode full of different genres, Evil Con Carne makes pies for everyone on Earth, keeping them busy eating while Hector attempts to dominate it.|
Day of the Dreadbot
League of Destruction"
|Juli Hashiguchi (a/b)
Pat Shinagawa (c)
|Gord Zajac||Mucci Fassett
|July 11, 2003||07|
While planning to invade Buckingham Palace in Great Britain, Hector's stomach falls ill and makes him lose confidence in the plan.
Hector gets fed up with his army and replaces it with robots, which overthrow the Evil Con Carne island.
Hector believes that all of the evil geniuses in the world are keeping each other from conquering the Earth, so he unites them all to come up with an ultimate plan. All of the evil geniuses end up arguing, instead.
|15||"Son of Evil
The Right to Bear Arms
The Trouble with Skarrina"
John McIntyre and Robert Alvarez
|Gord Zajac||Mucci Fassett
|July 18, 2003||08|
Destructicus Con Carne, the son of Hector and Major Doctor Ghastly, comes back from the future to help his parents. Hector is disappointed in his son when he finds out Destructicus is a crime fighting super hero.
Note: In the beginning of the episode, it shows a parody of Samurai Jack.
Major Doctor Ghastly invents a new machine called the Cerebro-Ransmuter 2000, which is meant to transfer Hector from Boskov's head to General Skarr's. An error causes the two to switch arms, instead.
Evil Con Carne's enemy, Estroy, builds a robotic woman for General Skarr in revenge after he and Ghastly ruined his chrome polisher. Skarr does not realize it is a trap and ignores all of the warnings he is given.
Boskov's Day Out
Cod vs. Hector"
|John McIntyre and Robert Alvarez
John McIntyre and Randy Myers
|Gord Zajack||Trevor Wall (a)
Alex Almaguer (b/c)
|August 1, 2003||09|
A response team called SPORK tries to stop Hector from brainwashing the world with a telemarketing scheme.
Major Doctor Ghastly takes Boskov for a walk in the park while Vlad, Boskov's old trainer, tries to get Boskov back.
Hector, Boskov, and Cod Commando realize they have got to work together to survive on a deserted island.
|17||"Max Courage!"||John McIntyre and Robert Alvarez||Gord Zajac||Alex Almaguer||August 15, 2003||05a|
|Major Doctor Ghastly captures an old friend and forces him to help her build a destructive machine.|
|18||"Ultimate Evil"||Shaun Cashman||Maxwell Atoms and Alex Almaguer||Alex Almaguer||October 22, 2004||06a|
Tired of consistently failing at his attempts to rule the world, Hector orders General Skarr to make Boskov into a vicious monster. Boskov in his new form manages to take down Cod Commando and the entire army of SPORK on his own, but when General Skarr pushes Boskov too far, Boskov starts attacking Hector and Skarr for mistreating him. Only Ghastly is able to stop Boskov.Note: The Powerpuff Girls made a cameo appearance in this episode.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboarded by||Original air date||Prod.
|19||"No No Nanook
|Juli Hashiguchi and Phil Cummings
Juli Hashiguchi andRob Hughes
Maxwell Atoms and Octavio Rodríguez
|October 1, 2004||10|
Hector tries to freeze the Earth, but accidentally disrupts the planet's gravity in the process.
Hector requires the aid of a legendary living stone idol to rule the world. However, the idol is immature and only agrees to help Hector if he can date Major Doctor Ghastly.
|20||"The Mother of All Evils
|Juli Hashiguchi and Rob Hughes
Shaun Cashman and Phil Cummings
|Maxwell Atoms and Alex Almaguer
Maxwell Atoms and Brett Varon
|October 8, 2004||11|
Hector is nervous because his blind mother visits him and does not know that he is only a brain and a stomach.
Hector is depressed that he has not been able to take over the world yet, and feels he is missing something. Then Major Doctor Ghastly creates the HCCBDD, which she intends to show Hector the following day. Even though he does not know what it is, Estroy tries to steal the HCCBDD, only to figure out it is Hector's surprise birthday party.
|21||"Gridlocked and Loaded
|Juli Hashiguchi and Steven Socki
Phil Cummings and Juli Hashiguchi
|C.H. Greenblatt||C.H. Greenblatt
Mary Hanley and Maxwell Atoms
|October 15, 2004||12|
Evil Con Carne plans to steal gold from a ship, but ends up getting stuck in traffic for hours.
Evil Con Carne goes on vacation, where Hector has a good time, Major Doctor Ghastly is bothered by Estroy, and General Skarr has a bad time.
|22||"Jealousy, Jealous Do
Hector, King of the Britons"
|Rob Hughes and Juli Hashiguchi
|C.H. Greenblatt and Maxwell Atoms
Maxwell Atoms, Vincent Waller, Grey DeLisle, Phil LaMarr, Armin Shimerman, Rosalind Ayres, and Greg Ellis
|Vincent Waller||October 22, 2004||13|
Hector gets a new secretary who turns out to be a Swedish spy that Major Doctor Ghastly is jealous of. The secretary flirts with Boskov, not knowing that only Hector knows the plans she is trying to obtain.
Hector wants to rule Britain, so he goes to Great Britain to find Excalibur, but the Lady of the Lake may not give it to him even after he does things to prove himself worthy.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboarded by||Original air date||Prod.
|"Company Halt"||Kris Sherwood||Maxwell Atoms And Alex Almaguer||Alex Almaguer||March 16, 2007||6-05|
|As General Skarr is once again annoyed by Billy, Hector Con Carne and Major Dr. Ghastly arrive in his house with the intention of luring him back to the recently relaunched Evil Con Carne world domination organization. Although initially refusing to rejoin, Skarr later accepts with the condition that Billy and the other neighbors be destroyed. After weeks of living together and preparations, Evil Con Carne's ultimate weapon is revealed to be an army of tanks that shoot giant rubber bands. In the end, Skarr's all-out attack over the neighborhood is foiled when Billy tricks Hector into shooting Skarr's garden and they get into a fight.
Note: This episode aired as a segment of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
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