Review: Uncle Grandpa “Tiger Trails”


Spoilers Below

Unbeknownst to me, this series previously existed before its 2nd of  September 2013 air date.  Originally created in 2008, it was aired only online in 2009.  Being green-lit for television, it only lasted from 2011-2012.  After attempting to get myself acquainted with the old series, I can tell you I was not looking forward to watching the 2013 promo and writing a review.  It seemed too out there and the quips and puns were not intelligent.  At first glance, the new series looked like the old series mashed together with Adventure Time graphics.  Then, I watched it…

Holy crap, I laughed.

The pure nostalgic feel of watching this brought me back to a childhood of Spongebob Squarepants.  That off-the-cuff, what just happened, how did the show just do that, feel.  It’s like the writers got together after writing all different story lines, but with one major theme; then mashed it all together and somehow made it work.  Imagine if Patrick Star were to get his own show – this is THAT show.

Here’s an example of what to expect;

This episode begins with a wizard screaming “WIZARD BATTLE!”  Uncle Grandpa and his nephew/grandson begin to shoot lightning out of their hands to battle an evil wizard and 4-headed dragon.  (Note: Uncle Grandpa is every kid’s Uncle and Grandpa (Side note: that’s why you wear protection)  Uncle Grandpa calls upon Giant Realistic Flying Tiger only to have a giant realistic flying dolphin come out to space.  He then realizes that Giant Realistic Flying Tiger (yes, that’s her name and she is a cutout of a real tiger that shoots a rainbow from her ass when she moves) is nowhere to be found, so he goes out in search of her.  After remembering she leaves a giant rainbow trail wherever she goes, Uncle Grandpa, Belly Bag (a talking fanny pack), Pizza Steve (you guessed it, a talking pizza slice with sunglasses), and Mr. Gus (a talking dinosaur) all hop on the rainbow and ride it to a tanning salon.

Now, I’m not going to tell you all of what happens and spoil it.  However, I can tell you that this was only the first 5 minutes of the entire episode and the controlled chaos doesn’t stop there.  Ok, ok, one more thing; Uncle Grandpa goes on to raise zombie pets from the dead who just so happen to be black belts in karate.

As I said, it just gets nuttier and nuttier, like a squirrel’s shit after switching from a Twix to a Snickers.  Go watch the damn show.  You’ll be tweeting “LMAO” and “UNCLE GRANDPA #YOLO”.

9 out of 10

I enjoy the zany, unforeseeable antics of Uncle Grandpa.


John Capo