View Full Version : why is the game titled "Grim Fandango"??

09-10-2002, 09:30 AM
Ive got a question:
Who or what is Grim Fandango as its not mentioned throughout the game?

Tall Guy
09-10-2002, 09:42 AM
First off, the Fandango is a dance

the fact that souls are trapped in the 8th underworld untill they pay their dept means that they are 'forced to dance this grim fandango...' as olivia would say

get to the blue casket and make olivia do a poem...eventually she will say something along the lines off..

Grim Fandango

With bony hands I hold my partner,
on soulless feet we cross the floor.
The music stops as if to answer,
an empty knocking at the door.
It seems his skin was sweet as mango,
when last I held him to my breast.
But now we dance this grim fandango,
and will four years before we rest.

Olivia Ofrenda

so grim fandango basically means sad dance/journey

go here --> http://mausoleum.grimfandango2.com/poetry/ for info on the poetry in GF

09-10-2002, 10:48 AM
What he said.

Darth Eggplant
09-10-2002, 04:10 PM
(can not remember
song or performer)
there is an old tune
swing jazz, big band,
film noir era singing
of tripping the Light Fandango
which really echoes into
Gendo's dito
and Tall Guy's explanation
and Olivia does wax poetically
as such.
plus it just sounds
so good doesn't it?
Grim Fandango.

Darth Eggplant
09-10-2002, 04:18 PM
oh yes rush,
we forget ourselves
greetings and welcome to
the GF forums,
I am the round purple one
and Tall Guy is the coolest Brit
in the UK and one of the
Mod's of our forum,
and Gendo;
well words fall short
of describing his greatness.

these two souls
you have just encountered
are two of the great supreme deities
of the Underworld.
myself I am just court vegetable
but Hey! it's a start.

anyhow welcome aboard,
mayhaps you will stay a while
and dance a grim fandango
with the rest of us here
in the 8th Underworld.

09-11-2002, 04:42 AM
I thought the Grim was something to do
with either the game's take on the fact
everyone apart from the Collages in the game
are dead, or something to do with the early
'50s environment.

Tall Guy
09-11-2002, 06:32 AM
well yeah, it probably does have something to do with the fact that everyone is dead...it works on so many levels :)

09-11-2002, 08:37 AM
well thanks for the thorough answer!
btw, is GF2 expected?

Darth Eggplant
09-11-2002, 10:02 AM
most soul's here want one
but Lucasarts most likely
will not make one.
so it has been said
and spoken and thought

09-11-2002, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by DarthEggplant
of tripping the Light Fandango

'Tripping the light fantastic' is the phrase.

Tall Guy
09-12-2002, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by rush
well thanks for the thorough answer!
btw, is GF2 expected? There's hope yet, LEC are remaking a few of the originals so I think theres a good chance yet :D:D:D

09-15-2002, 02:23 PM
...the hell? You mean I'm not the best Brit? :(

Darth Eggplant
09-15-2002, 06:02 PM
I said Tall Guy was
the coolest Brit.
You Thrik can be
the Best Brit.

(your little island is big enough
for the two of you I think.)

09-16-2002, 11:31 AM

Tall Guy
09-16-2002, 01:46 PM
:rolleyes: :( :snear: :swear:

09-16-2002, 05:13 PM
I always thought Fandango meant Destiny.

Can't remember where I read or heard that, though.


Darth Eggplant
09-17-2002, 12:44 AM

Tall Guy and Thrik
in a grudge match
to see Who Will
Rule Britannia.

11-26-2002, 12:37 PM
can anyone think of a new title for the game?
ie. the 9th underworld
but yours has to be better

Darth Eggplant
11-26-2002, 04:52 PM
GF stands for Grim Fandango
the name is cool so,
why name it something else?

*okay a new name with theme song*

La LA La
La La LA
Metallus World

01-14-2003, 04:49 PM
because Manny looks like the Grim Reaper?

01-19-2003, 09:26 AM
The name is so awesome! Don't change it! I bought the game on the basis of it's name, and I loved it. Isn't Grim Fandango an oxy-moron? Since fandango is like a celebratory dance I think. It contradicts itself which makes it have all the more meanings.

09-22-2003, 11:10 AM
Fandango is spanish dance. Grim means something sad, unlucky etc.

09-23-2003, 04:44 PM
Grim Fandango's such a cool name! I knew what it meant first time I saw it :D and it turned out to be the best adventure game!

09-23-2003, 09:07 PM
Dawidos, I appreciate your efforts to contribute to the discussion and all, but please don't bump age-old posts. This one for example originates from over a year ago - just start a new discussion. It's downright confusing to read what people (including me) said so long ago. :p

09-24-2003, 02:18 PM
I'm sorry. I won't do this again.I promise. I am new at the forum, so I wanted to read old topics -some of them are very interesting for me. But you are moderator, so you decide.


09-24-2003, 10:27 PM
Bumping old posts shouldn't matter much with such a slow forum. Heck. I think any extra activity here is a plus.