Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 28, 2011
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network

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Grimm

Det. Burkhardt thought he was ready for the grim reality of working homicide in Portland, Oregon. That is, until he started to see things he couldn't explain. He soon discovers that he's a descendant of an elite group of supernatural creature hunters known as 'Grimms'.

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  • Most, if not all, of the references and names are derived from German terms or real scientific terms. For instance, "Blutbad" means bloodbath, "Hexen" means witches, "Schaden" means misfortune or misery, and "mellifer" means honey-carrier. The terms are, however, not original German terms for mythological creatures. They've been made up for the series and most of them are "incorrect" German. Despite the NBC page translating "Schneetmacher" as a cold, evil person, for example, such a word does not exist in German. The queen of the mellifer is referred to as "Mellischwuler", which, translated, means "Melli-gay man" - a possible explanation for this might be that the word "queen" was mistyped "queer" when the word was looked up in a dictionary. Many "Wesen"-names are made up compound nouns, but often grammatically incorrect. Examples for this are the "Bauerschwein", "peasant pig", which -correctly composed- would be a "Bauernschwein" (in any case another creature name that does not exist in the German language of any time period). The same goes for "Spinnetod", which, correctly composed, would be "Spinnentod" (spider death). The right plural for Blutbad (blood bath) would be "Blutbäder". In the pilot episode, the Reaper Hulda carried a scythe that read "Erntemaschinen der Grimms", which translates as "Harvesting machines of the Grimms".
  • SPOILER: Wu is not referred to by his given name but rather by his surname. In the third season, Wu's first name Drew is first uttered. It was mistakenly believed that the same was the case with Monroe, his first name supposedly being Eddie. Some sources even reported Monroe being called Eddie in the pilot. However, this is not to be found in subsequent airings of the pilot. Whether it was edited out or 'retconned' by the producers remains unknown. The fact that Monroe is his first name is further supported by Monroe's parents calling him "Monroe", which they theoretically wouldn't do if they shared it as a last name. Silas Weir Mitchell has gone on the record to state that Monroe's name is "just Monroe", adding that the name Eddie mistakenly got published.
  • Each episode opens with a quote from various fairytales or folk stories, which relate to the episode in some way.
  • At the 2013 comic con panel, the producers stated that Volcanalis was not a wesen but "something else entirely different."
  • David Giuntoli (Nick Burkhardt) stated that he loves playing Nick because he gets "paid to brood".
  • According to Kelly Burkhardt, the Grimm trait is not strictly hereditary. Some offspring of Grimms have it and others don't. Girls also realize it earlier than boys.
  • Filmed on location. The cast stay in nearby apartments while filming.
  • It was revealed at Comic Con that actual descendants of the Brothers Grimm reside in Portland. The producers had no idea until a member in the audience told them.
  • Russell Hornsby and Sasha Roiz appeared on the ESPN TV series Playmakers before joining Grimm. Hornsby played Leon Taylor, the aging running back and Sasha Roiz played young offensive coach Stephen Lyles.
  • There is a stained glass image of a wolf on Monroe's door; fitting as Monroe is a "blutbad" or "big bad wolf".
  • Whenever the episode includes a room number (hotel room, hospital ward or bed) or address, the number is the combination of the number of the season and of the episode. For example, the hotel room of Adalind was shown first in episode 12 of season 2, and the room no. was 212.
  • The medical clinic in the episode Organ Grinder is called Folter Clinic. "Folter" is the German word for "torture".
  • SPOILER: Adalind's second pregnancy in Season 4 compliments Claire Coffee's real-life pregnancy. It could've been hidden easily, as her castmate Bree Turner's was. Claire has stated in several interviews that Adalind getting pregnant was a happy coincidence, that the storyline was decided prior to her becoming pregnant in reality. Claire said she was happy about it because Adalind's baby won't be born till Season 5, so she doesn't have to worry about losing her 'baby weight' as quickly.
  • The trailer that Nick uses is much smaller on the outside than it is in the interior shots: the interior of the trailer is a set for filming purposes
  • Elizabeth Tulloch and Majandra Delfino previously costarred on the show Quarterlife.
  • The exterior of the police station is the Custom House located in the Pearl District of Portland
  • "St. Joseph Hospital" is actually the old refurbished Montgomery Ward building. It was renamed Montgomery Park. There is no St. Joseph Hospital in Portland. St. Joseph's Hospital is actually located across the river in Vancouver WA, but is now called Southwest Washington Medical Center.
  • 90% of the time, when one character calls another on a cell phone, they never say "hello", they say the name of the person calling, they only say hello to unknown numbers.
  • David Giuntoli (Nick) and Elizabeth Tulloch (Juliette/Eve) announced their engagement at Comic-Con in San Diego.
  • Various victims and such on the show have been stated as being from St. Louis, MO. David Giuntoli was raised in St. Louis.
  • Silas Weir Mitchell and Reggie Lee both had roles on Prison Break.
  • After the premiere of the first season of the show in Germany the German magazine "Stern" interviewed the singer Markus Grimm, who was actually one of the descendants of the real Brothers Grimm. On the question of the adaptions of his family he said: "It is nice, that that the topic is always developed further and remains up-to-date." On the question, if it isn't strange to see a descendant of the Grimm brothers on TV who, he could be himself he said: "It isn't strange, I find it funny. And I don't have reserve. I never decorated myself on it. On my Facebook page fans keep on asking me about the Brothers Grimm".
  • In several episodes the exterior of the building where the Wesen council is seated is shown. The buildings used are both in The Hague, The Netherlands. One is the ' Vredespaleis' or Peace Palace. An international court is seated here in real life. The other one is ' Het Binnenhof ' this is where the Dutch Houses of Parlement are seated.
  • The basis for this episode and the origin of the opening quote comes from "Little Red Riding Hood."
  • Opens with the quote '"The wolf thought to himself, what tender young creature. What a nice plump mouthful..." The Brothers Grimm 1812'.
  • The word "wesen" is the German word for "being", though it is pronounced like "vehzen", so with a "v", rather than "w" sound and a soft "s".
  • The basis for this episode and the opening quote come from "The Story of the Three Bears."
  • SPOILER: Some elements of Goldilocks and the Three bears include.. A girl with blonde curly hear breaks into a house filled with bear imagery and there are three occupants of the house. The blonde and her boyfriend fall on two beds. One is clearly very soft and the other is clearly quite hard. One of the occupants claims that someone was sleeping in her bed.
  • Amy Gumenick, who plays Gilda and knows nothing about the monsters in life, played young Mary Winchester in Supernatural and is a monster hunter and mother of monster hunters Sam and Dean.
  • The basis for this episode and the opening quote come from "The Queen Bee."

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