Review: Uncle Grandpa “Tiger Trails”

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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.

@Capo_Sandwich

John Capo