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Evil Con Carne
Evil Con Carne.png
Genre Animation
Comic science fiction
Slapstick
Created by Maxwell Atoms
Written by
Directed by
Voices of
Composer(s) Gregory Hinde
Drew Neumann
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 32 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Maxwell Atoms
Producer(s) Louis J. Cuck
Running time 7–11 minutes
Production company(s) Cartoon Network Studios
Distributor Cartoon Network
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release
  • Grim & Evil era:
  • August 24, 2001 (2001-08-24) – October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)
  • Original series:
  • July 11, 2003 (2003-07-11)
 – October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22)
Chronology
Preceded by Grim & Evil (2001–2002)
Related shows The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
External links
Website

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.[1] 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.

On April 13, 2012, the series returned to Cartoon Network in reruns on the revived block, Cartoon Planet.[2] On October 7, 2017, the series was added to Cartoon Network On Demand.

Overview[edit]

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".

History[edit]

Evil Con Carne's original show, Grim & Evil, became the result of a viewer's poll in 2000.[3] 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[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] Hector, General Skarr, and Dr. Ghastly did briefly appear in the end credits in a crossover with Camp Lazlo titled "Evil Camp Carne".

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Home media[edit]

The five season one episodes are included as bonus features in the Season 1 DVD set for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy,.[7]

DVD name Release date Episodes include
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Season 1 September 18, 2007 1x01 "Evil Con Carne"
1x02 "Emotional Skarr"
1x03 "Evil Goes Wild"
1x10 "Evil on Trial"
1x04 "The Smell of Vengeance"

Episodes[edit]

  • Most of the episodes did not air in production code order.
Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 24 August 24, 2001 (2001-08-24) October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22)
2 8 October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01) October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22)
Special March 16, 2007 (2007-03-16)

Season 1 (2001–04)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original air date Prod.
code
1 1 "Evil Con Carne" Maxwell Atoms Maxwell Atoms Bob Camp August 24, 2001 (2001-08-24) (Grim & Evil) 01a
Hector orders Major Doctor Ghastly to make him a new body after Boskov messes up.
Note: That was the original short pilot produced in 2000, as well as part of the original show Grim & Evil.
2 2 "Emotional Skarr" Brian Hogan Maxwell Atoms Bob Camp and
Joe Orrantia
August 31, 2001 (2001-08-31) (Grim & Evil) 01b
General Skarr tries to kill Hector with Major Doctor Ghastly's latest device: a giant robotic dog.
3 3 "Evil Goes Wild" Dave Brain Gord Zajac Greg Miller September 7, 2001 (2001-09-07) (Grim & Evil) 01c
After Boskov is captured by park rangers, Evil Con Carne releases the other captured bears in hopes of world domination.
4 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 (2001-10-05) (Grim & Evil) 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 5 "Devolver" Brian Hogan Maxwell Atoms Mike Stern (Part 1)
Bob Camp (Part 2)
October 12, 2001 (2001-10-12) (Grim & Evil) 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 6 "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" Brian Hogan (Part 1)
Dave Brain (Part 2)
Vincent Davis Bob Camp October 19, 2001 (2001-10-19) (Grim & Evil) 04b/c
Boskov goes into hibernation the day Hector plans to launch a large invasion.
7 7 "Bring Me the Face of Hector
Con Carne"
Dave Brain Gord Zajac Matt Sullivan July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19) (Grim & Evil) 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 8 "Search and Estroy" Dave Brain Gord Zajac Alex Almaguer July 26, 2002 (2002-07-26) (Grim & Evil) 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 9 "Everyone Loves Uncle Bob" John McIntyre and Brian Hogan Gord Zajack Trevor Wall August 2, 2002 (2002-08-02) (Grim & Evil) 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 10 "Evil on Trial" John McIntyre and Robert Alvarez Gord Zajac Mucci Fassett August 9, 2002 (2002-08-09) (Grim & Evil) 02a
After General Skarr turns Hector in to the FBI for money, Major Doctor Ghastly acts as Hector's lawyer in court.
11 11 "The Time Hole Incident" Dave Brain Gord Zajac Nora Johnson October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04) (Grim & Evil) 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 12 "Christmas Con Carne" John McIntyre and Robert Alvarez Gord Zajac Alex Almaguer October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11) (Grim & Evil) 05c
Rupert the Green-Nosed Reindeer saves Christmas when Hector tries to ruin it.
13 13 "The Pie Who Loved Me" John McIntyre Gord Zajac Alex Almaguer October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18) (Grim & Evil) 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.
14 14 "Gutless!" Juli Hashiguchi Gord Zajac Mucci Fassett July 11, 2003 (2003-07-11) 07a
While planning to invade Buckingham Palace in Great Britain, Hector's stomach falls ill and makes him lose confidence in the plan.
15 15 "Day of the Dreadbot" Juli Hashiguchi Gord Zajac Brian Kindregan July 11, 2003 (2003-07-11) 07b
Hector gets fed up with his army and replaces it with robots, which overthrow the Evil Con Carne island.
16 16 "League of Destruction" Pat Shinagawa Gord Zajac Alex Almaguer July 11, 2003 (2003-07-11) 07c
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.
17 17 "Son of Evil" Juli Hashiguchi Gord Zajac Mucci Fassett July 18, 2003 (2003-07-18) 08a
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.
18 18 "The Right to Bear Arms" Randy Myers Gord Zajac Mike Diederich July 18, 2003 (2003-07-18) 08b
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.
19 19 "The Trouble with Skarrina" John McIntyre and Robert Alvarez Gord Zajac Matt Sullivan July 18, 2003 (2003-07-18) 08c
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.
20 20 "Go Spork" John McIntyre and Robert Alvarez Gord Zajack Trevor Wall August 1, 2003 (2003-08-01) 09a
A response team called SPORK tries to stop Hector from brainwashing the world with a telemarketing scheme.
21 21 "Boskov's Day Out" Juli Hashiguchi Gord Zajack Alex Almaguer August 1, 2003 (2003-08-01) 09b
Major Doctor Ghastly takes Boskov for a walk in the park while Vlad, Boskov's old trainer, tries to get Boskov back.
22 22 "Cod vs. Hector" John McIntyre and Randy Myers Gord Zajack Alex Almaguer August 1, 2003 (2003-08-01) 09c
Hector, Boskov, and Cod Commando realize they have got to work together to survive on a deserted island.
23 23 "Max Courage!" John McIntyre and Robert Alvarez Gord Zajac Alex Almaguer August 15, 2003 (2003-08-15) 05a
Major Doctor Ghastly captures an old friend and forces him to help her build a destructive machine.
24 24 "Ultimate Evil" Shaun Cashman Maxwell Atoms and
Alex Almaguer
Alex Almaguer October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22) 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.

Season 2 (2004)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original air date Prod.
code
25 1 "No No Nanook" Juli Hashiguchi and
Phil Cummings
Mike Diederich Mike Diederich October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01) 10a
Hector tries to freeze the Earth, but accidentally disrupts the planet's gravity in the process.
26 2 "Teenage Idol" Juli Hashiguchi and
Robert Hughes
Maxwell Atoms Maxwell Atoms and
Octavio Rodríguez
October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01) 10b
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.
27 3 "The Mother of All Evils" Juli Hashiguchi and
Robert Hughes
Maxwell Atoms and Alex Almaguer Alex Almaguer October 8, 2004 (2004-10-08) 11a
Hector is nervous because his blind mother visits him and does not know that he is only a brain and a stomach.
28 4 "The HCCBDD" Shaun Cashman and
Phil Cummings
Maxwell Atoms and Brett Varon Brett Varon October 8, 2004 (2004-10-08) 11b
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.
29 5 "Gridlocked and Loaded" Juli Hashiguchi and
Steven Socki
C.H. Greenblatt C.H. Greenblatt October 15, 2004 (2004-10-15) 12a
Evil Con Carne plans to steal gold from a ship, but ends up getting stuck in traffic for hours.
30 6 "Fool's Paradise" Phil Cummings and
Juli Hashiguchi
C.H. Greenblatt Mary Hanley and
Maxwell Atoms
October 15, 2004 (2004-10-15) 12b
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.
31 7 "Jealousy, Jealous Do" Robert Hughes and
Juli Hashiguchi
C.H. Greenblatt and Maxwell Atoms Mike Bell and
Maxwell Atoms
October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22) 13a
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.
32 8 "Hector, King of the Britons" Brian Sheesley Maxwell Atoms, Vincent Waller, Grey DeLisle, Phil
LaMarr
, Armin Shimerman, Rosalind Ayres, and Greg Ellis
Vincent Waller October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22) 13b
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.

Crossover special (2007)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original air date Prod.
code
"Company Halt" Kris Sherwood Maxwell Atoms And Alex Almaguer Alex Almaguer March 16, 2007 (2007-03-16) 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New 'toons for Network". The Robesonian. February 25, 2001. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Walton, Zach (March 29, 2012). "Cartoon Network Brings Back The Classics With Cartoon Planet". WebProNews. iEntry Network. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Forkan, Jim (February 25, 2001). "Cartoon Network Shows Off Four New Series". Multichannel News. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ Dempsey, John (August 29, 2000). "'Billy & Mandy' beats out 'Robot,' 'Longhair' to get greenlight". Variety. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ Macmillan, Alissa (February 22, 2001). "'toon Net Sets 2 New Series". NY Daily News. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://warburtonlabs.blogspot.com/2010/03/grim-adventures-of-knd.html
  7. ^ "The Grim Adventure of Billy and Mandy: Season One Trailer". Totaleclips.com. Retrieved 2008-12-21. [permanent dead link]

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