NRAMA: How did you get Tom Warburton to agree to let you use #3 from Kids Next Door?
MA: Well, originally, where #3 shows up it was originally supposed to be Pamela Anderson, but we didn’t wind up getting her. Then I thought #2 would have been good being he’s so sweet and innocent. It was actually his suggestion that we use #3.
We’d known each other for a long time. We had both done our first pilots at the same time. He was doing Kenny and the Chimp back when we were both at Warner Bros. with Seth MacFarlane, Genndy and all those other people. There’s actually a full-on Kids Next Door crossover we’re working on. In fact, I’m flying out to New York to check that out later this week. In fact, the appearance of #3 in this episode is sort of a preview.
NRAMA: I find it really interesting that #3 really savors her part in all of this.
MA: Yeah. Well, if you look at the Kids, she really has the most psychotic episodes.
NRAMA: So you guys are working on a Grim/KND crossover?
MA: Actually, working on it isn’t quite right. It’s almost done. Right now it’s called The Grim Adventures of the Kids Next Door. It’s going to air in the Summer sometime. Basically, Mandy takes over the Kids Next Door for her own sinister purposes. Like he usually does, Billy starts it all when he gets trapped in his dad’s pants and using Grim’s scythe to cut himself loose