The Taking Tree
The Taking Tree
Series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Season 5
Production code 519
Writer Brian Larsen

Maxwell Atoms

Broadcast information
Cartoon Network US Premiere August 12, 2005
Paired with Mommy Fiercest
Chronological information
Mommy Fiercest
Reap Walking
The Taking Tree is the 19th episode from season 5 of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.



When Billy, Mandy and Grim notice things have been disappearing in the house, they set out to investigate using a supernatural detector. They find the culprit is a talking "taking tree" in Billy's yard, who has been stealing objects since Billy's dad was a child. The Tree's real name was Elderich Johnson Liar. To make the tree happy, Mandy and Grim set out to trade the stolen belongings for a highly-valued Mickey Munchle baseball card, which is worth eleventy million dollars. Mandy and Grim return from the baseball shop with the real Mickey Munchle. The tree returns all of the stolen things, but keeps the player.


  • Story by: Maxwell Atoms, Brian Larsen
  • Storyboard by: Brian Larsen
  • Art direction: Rae McCarson
  • Directed by: Juli Hashiguchi, Eddy Houchins


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  • Nancy Drool It is an obvious parody of the female detective Nancy Drew.
  • Billy mentions that he found Carmen Sandiego and Waldo inside the tree.
  • Mickey Munclel is a parody of the baseball player Mickey Mantel