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30th Dec '15 2:50:15 PM eroock
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22nd Nov '15 12:42:25 PM FF32
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* Grunkle Stan in ''GravityFalls''.
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* Grunkle Stan in ''GravityFalls''.''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
20th Nov '15 11:58:56 AM StFan
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Better sorting.
[[folder: Abridged Series ]] %%* ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'' has the Third Hokage, Gladas the Village Elder and Bob the Other Village Elder (who still can't be Hokage). * Yugi's grandpa in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. He frequently fantasies about dying as he hates his life so much, is increasingly senile and seems to find nothing in life enjoyable. Except of course, for his rendezvous with the poster of the Black Luster Soldier [[/folder]] [[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
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[[folder: Abridged Series ]] %%* ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'' has the Third Hokage, Gladas the Village Elder and Bob the Other Village Elder (who still can't be Hokage). * Yugi's grandpa in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. He frequently fantasies about dying as he hates his life so much, is increasingly senile and seems to find nothing in life enjoyable. Except of course, for his rendezvous with the poster of the Black Luster Soldier [[/folder]] [[folder: Anime and Manga ]][[folder:Anime & Manga]]

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[[folder: Comic Books]]%%[[/folder]] %% [[folder:Comic Strips]] %%* Mr. Wilson from ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'', possibly the UrExample. * ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'': ** Funky himself seems to have (d)evolved into this, after TimeSkip #2. ** Ed Crankshaft, originally from ''Funky Winkerbean'' then later spun off into his own strip, ''ComicStrip/{{Crankshaft}}''. He's not only a Grumpy Old Man, he's a school-bus driver, who keeps a running tally of how many times he's destroyed his neighbor George Keesterman's mailbox with the bus, and how far he can make parents or the kids chase the bus before they give up. * In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, a scowling employee says that he had only plain zeros and ones to work with when ''he'' started programming, and sometimes not even ones.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]] * Mr. Nebbercracker in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' is shown at first to be the basic "Stay off my lawn" old man who took any toy that came near his house. However later it is revealed that this is a cover for his true intentions of [[spoiler:protecting kids from the wrath of Constance, his child-hating deceased wife who has possessed his house for 40-so years and eats anybody who comes too close to her. Basically anytime he yells "Stay off my lawn" it is not so much a threat as it is a warning. Ultimately the main characters set her spirit free by blowing up the house and he loses his crotchety behavior, happily giving back all the toys he confiscated to everyone in the neighborhood.]] * Carl Frederickson from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''. He's grumpy and crotchety because his beloved wife is dead, and because he feels overwhelming guilt from an unfulfilled promise he made to her. %%* [[FanNickname "Pope Doll"]] 1 from ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''. * Merlin describes himself as this in ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''. -->"There, you see? I'm an ugly, horrible, grouchy, old man!" * The self portrait of the Painter from ''WesternAnimation/ThePainting''. [[spoiler: He softens up some when he starts teaching the group how to paint]].
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]] [[folder:Comedy]] * Mr. Nebbercracker in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' Comedian and ventriloquist Creator/JeffDunham's "Walter" character ''is'' a Grumpy Old Man. * Comedian Godfrey's own father qualified. What makes this funnier is shown at first to be the basic "Stay off my lawn" old man who took any toy that came near his house. However later it father is revealed Nigerian, and is acted with an appropriate accent. When l'il Godfrey complained about missing the bus, he talked about how he had to walk one hundred miles to school every day. When Godfrey had managed to save up $195 towards $200 Air Jordans and asked for a loan, his father talked about how, in their day, he did not have feet. He had to borrow his feet. %%* LewisBlack, full stop. * BillyCrystal used to do routines based on his own grandfather, talking about the Bad Old Days ("Happiness? What happiness? We were miserable, and we loved it, goddammit!"). Listening to the routine, it's clear that he based Miracle Max off of this is a cover for his true intentions of [[spoiler:protecting kids from the wrath of Constance, his child-hating deceased wife who has possessed his house for 40-so years and eats anybody who comes too close to her. Basically anytime he yells "Stay off my lawn" it is not so much a threat as it is a warning. Ultimately the main characters set her spirit free by blowing up the house and he loses his crotchety behavior, happily giving back all the toys he confiscated to everyone in the neighborhood.]] * Carl Frederickson from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''. He's grumpy and crotchety because his beloved wife is dead, and because he feels overwhelming guilt from an unfulfilled promise he made to her. %%* [[FanNickname "Pope Doll"]] 1 from ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''. * Merlin describes himself as this in ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''. -->"There, you see? I'm an ugly, horrible, grouchy, old man!" * The self portrait of the Painter from ''WesternAnimation/ThePainting''. [[spoiler: He softens up some when he starts teaching the group how to paint]].character.

[[folder:Fan Works]] %%* ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'' has the Third Hokage, Gladas the Village Elder and Bob the Other Village Elder (who still can't be Hokage). * Yugi's grandpa in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. He frequently fantasies about dying as he hates his life so much, is increasingly senile and seems to find nothing in life enjoyable. Except of course, for his rendezvous with the poster of the Black Luster Soldier... * In the FanVerse ''Fanfic/HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost'', the Hatbox Ghost takes up this role, as a ghost that was one of the first one to be installed in the Haunted Mansion ride and is complaining about all the changes made since its opening, such as the Constance Hatchaway addition. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Animated]] Animation]] * Mr. Nebbercracker in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' is shown at first to be the basic "Stay off my lawn" old man who took any toy that came near his house. However later it is revealed that this is a cover for his true intentions of [[spoiler:protecting kids from the wrath of Constance, his child-hating deceased wife who has possessed his house for 40-so years and eats anybody who comes too close to her. Basically anytime he yells "Stay off my lawn" it is not so much a threat as it is a warning. Ultimately the main characters set her spirit free by blowing up the house and he loses his crotchety behavior, happily giving back all the toys he confiscated to everyone in the neighborhood.]] * Carl Frederickson from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''. He's grumpy and crotchety because his beloved wife is dead, and because he feels overwhelming guilt from an unfulfilled promise he made to her. %%* [[FanNickname "Pope Doll"]] 1 from ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''. * Merlin describes himself as this in ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''. -->"There, -->'''Merlin:''' There, you see? I'm an ugly, horrible, grouchy, old man!" man! * The self portrait of the Painter from ''WesternAnimation/ThePainting''. [[spoiler: He softens up some when he starts teaching the group how to paint]].paint]]. [[/folder]]

* Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) in ''Film/GranTorino''. (Never has the phrase "Get off my lawn" sounded so terrifying [[CoolOldGuy or awesome]].)
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* Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) in ''Film/GranTorino''. (Never has the phrase "Get off my lawn" sounded so terrifying terrifying... [[CoolOldGuy or awesome]].)



* Lazarus Long in RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'' is, at 2300 years old at the start of the novel, the oldest human ever and can be as grumpy as he wants to be.
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* Lazarus Long in RobertAHeinlein's Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'' is, at 2300 years old at the start of the novel, the oldest human ever and can be as grumpy as he wants to be.

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[[folder: New Media ]] %%* Pete from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se8EVtZeZRw Pete the Puppet]]'' * Lampshaded and subverted by the Youtube-based anime-reviewer, Grumpy Jii-san (lit., 'grumpy grandpa'). Very rarely does he ever make some sort of complaint against something new, despite his name, and he has adapted to modern times quite well, going so far as to review anime that is being streamed on the internet. Jii-san also has some editing prowess: in his review of ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'', Jii-san spliced images of himself into the intro of the anime. Every now and then, he brings out some Laserdiscs, or references some old movies or artifacts. --> '''Grumpy Jii-San *during his review of ''Baccano!''*''': "For that matter, does anyone even ''remember'' passenger trains?" %%* Grumpy Old Man Logan in this Marvel: What The?! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPqQvRrzqAw&feature=sub vid]]. %%* ''MeleesEnd'' portrays [[GameAndWatch Mr. Game & Watch]] as this. * WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is a young version, as nostalgia's his job. Likewise WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, a RareFemaleExample.
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[[folder: New Media ]] %%* Pete from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se8EVtZeZRw Pete the Puppet]]'' [[folder:Pinballs]] * Lampshaded and subverted by the Youtube-based anime-reviewer, Grumpy Jii-san (lit., 'grumpy grandpa'). Very rarely does he ever make some sort of complaint against something new, despite his name, and he has adapted to modern times quite well, going so far as to review anime that is being streamed on the internet. Jii-san also has some editing prowess: The Mummy in his review of ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'', Jii-san spliced images of himself into the intro of the anime. Every now and then, he brings out some Laserdiscs, or references some old movies or artifacts. --> '''Grumpy Jii-San *during his review of ''Baccano!''*''': "For that matter, does anyone even ''remember'' passenger trains?" %%* Grumpy Old Man Logan ''Pinball/MonsterBash''. -->'''Mummy:''' "Back in this Marvel: What The?! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPqQvRrzqAw&feature=sub vid]]. %%* ''MeleesEnd'' portrays [[GameAndWatch Mr. Game & Watch]] as this. * WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is a young version, as nostalgia's his job. Likewise WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, a RareFemaleExample.my day, we didn't have jackpots!"

[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] %%* Mr. Wilson from ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS Dennis the Menace]]'', possibly the UrExample. * Ed Crankshaft, originally from ''FunkyWinkerbean'' then later spun off into his own strip, ''{{Crankshaft}}''. He's not only a Grumpy Old Man, he's a school-bus driver, who keeps a running tally of how many times he's destroyed his neighbor George Keesterman's mailbox with the bus, and how far he can make parents or the kids chase the bus before they give up. ** Funky himself seems to have (d)evolved into this, after TimeSkip #2. * In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, a scowling employee says that he had only plain zeros and ones to work with when ''he'' started programming, and sometimes not even ones.
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] %%* Mr. Wilson from ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS Dennis the Menace]]'', possibly the UrExample. [[folder:Tabletop Games]] * Ed Crankshaft, originally from ''FunkyWinkerbean'' then later spun off into his own strip, ''{{Crankshaft}}''. He's not only Long Beards in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''. Their special ability allows units to reroll a Grumpy Old Man, he's a school-bus driver, who keeps a running tally of how many times he's destroyed his neighbor George Keesterman's mailbox with the bus, morale test to prevent their grumpy leers and how far he can make parents or the kids chase the bus before they give up. ** Funky himself seems to have (d)evolved into this, after TimeSkip #2. * In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, a scowling employee says that he had only plain zeros and ones to work with when ''he'' started programming, and sometimes not even ones.words of "told you so".

[[folder:Pinball]] * The Mummy in ''Pinball/MonsterBash''. -->'''Mummy:''' "Back in my day, we didn't have jackpots!" [[/folder]] [[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]] * Comedian and ventriloquist Creator/JeffDunham's "Walter" character ''is'' a Grumpy Old Man. * Comedian Godfrey's own father qualified. What makes this funnier is that his father is Nigerian, and is acted with an appropriate accent. When l'il Godfrey complained about missing the bus, he talked about how he had to walk one hundred miles to school every day. When Godfrey had managed to save up $195 towards $200 Air Jordans and asked for a loan, his father talked about how, in their day, he did not have feet. He had to borrow his feet. %%* LewisBlack, full stop. * BillyCrystal used to do routines based on his own grandfather, talking about the Bad Old Days ("Happiness? What happiness? We were miserable, and we loved it, goddammit!"). Listening to the routine, it's clear that he based Miracle Max off of this character. [[/folder]] [[folder: Tabletop Games ]] * Long Beards in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''. Their special ability allows units to reroll a morale test to prevent their grumpy leers and words of "told you so". [[/folder]]

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[[folder:Fan Fictions]] * In the FanVerse " HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost ", the Hatbox Ghost takes up this role, as a ghost that was one of the first one to be installed in the Haunted Mansion ride and is complaining about all the changes made since its opening, such as the Constance Hatchaway addition. [[/folder]] [[folder:Webcomics]]
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[[folder:Fan Fictions]] * In the FanVerse " HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost ", the Hatbox Ghost takes up this role, as a ghost that was one of the first one to be installed in the Haunted Mansion ride and is complaining about all the changes made since its opening, such as the Constance Hatchaway addition. [[/folder]] [[folder:Webcomics]] [[folder:Web Comics]]


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[[folder: Western Animation ]] [[folder:Web Original]] %%* Pete from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se8EVtZeZRw Pete the Puppet]]'' * Lampshaded and subverted by the Youtube-based anime-reviewer, Grumpy Jii-san (lit., 'grumpy grandpa'). Very rarely does he ever make some sort of complaint against something new, despite his name, and he has adapted to modern times quite well, going so far as to review anime that is being streamed on the internet. Jii-san also has some editing prowess: in his review of ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'', Jii-san spliced images of himself into the intro of the anime. Every now and then, he brings out some Laserdiscs, or references some old movies or artifacts. --> '''Grumpy Jii-San *during his review of ''Baccano!''*''': "For that matter, does anyone even ''remember'' passenger trains?" %%* Grumpy Old Man Logan in this Marvel: What The?! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPqQvRrzqAw&feature=sub vid]]. %%* ''MeleesEnd'' portrays [[GameAndWatch Mr. Game & Watch]] as this. * WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is a young version, as nostalgia's his job. Likewise WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, a RareFemaleExample. [[/folder]] [[folder:Western Animation]]


->'''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Grandpa]]:''' and your Blu-Ray Discs and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick your pierced scrotums]] and your bull frogs and your telekinesis and your MarvelComics and your Website/YouTube.com and your nuclear physics and your ingrowing toenails and your GearsOfWar and your Creator/QuentinTarantino and your power steering and your elevators and your six-person space capsules and your illegitimate offspring and your hey, why did it fade to black? Am I dead?\\
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\n->'''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Grandpa]]:''' Grandpa]]:''' ... and your Blu-Ray Discs and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick your pierced scrotums]] and your bull frogs and your telekinesis and your MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics and your Website/YouTube.com and your nuclear physics and your ingrowing toenails and your GearsOfWar and your Creator/QuentinTarantino and your power steering and your elevators and your six-person space capsules and your illegitimate offspring and your -- hey, why did it fade to black? Am I dead?\\

15th Nov '15 6:44:36 PM nombretomado
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* Heffer's Grandpa & Ed Bighead from ''RockosModernLife''. * Lou Pickles in ''{{Rugrats}}''. Also Boris to a lesser extent.
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* Heffer's Grandpa & Ed Bighead from ''RockosModernLife''. ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. * Lou Pickles in ''{{Rugrats}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. Also Boris to a lesser extent.
5th Nov '15 7:25:50 PM paul723
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%%* Eustace Bagge from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''.
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%%* * Eustace Bagge from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''.

%%* Cotton Hill from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. %%* Heffer's Grandpa & Ed Bighead from ''RockosModernLife''. %%* Lou Pickles in ''{{Rugrats}}''. Also Boris to a lesser extent.
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%%* * Cotton Hill from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. %%* * Heffer's Grandpa & Ed Bighead from ''RockosModernLife''. %%* * Lou Pickles in ''{{Rugrats}}''. Also Boris to a lesser extent.

%%* Grunkle Stan in ''GravityFalls''.
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%%* * Grunkle Stan in ''GravityFalls''.
12th Oct '15 4:08:02 AM WillBGood
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* Ratchet the ShellShockedSenior from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. He's older, he's grumpy, and he complains a lot about other ensemble members. People who have fun tend to annoy the slag out of him.
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* Ratchet the ShellShockedSenior ShellShockedVeteran from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. He's older, he's grumpy, and he complains a lot about other ensemble members. People who have fun tend to annoy the slag out of him.
3rd Sep '15 1:07:05 PM eroock
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->''They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past,\\ but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!''
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->''They ->''"They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past,\\ but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!''fast!"''
22nd Jul '15 5:08:09 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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[[folder:Fan Fictions]] *In the FanVerse " HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost ", the Hatbox Ghost takes up this role, as a ghost that was one of the first one to be installed in the Haunted Mansion ride and is complaining about all the changes made since its opening, such as the Constance Hatchaway addition. [[/folder]]
3rd Jul '15 7:31:43 PM somebob
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* Gender inverted with Millie Bellows in ''Literature/RabbleStarkey''. She is an old woman (thrice widowed) who lives alone and yelled to make sure Gunther wasn't walking on her grass. She also had a hard time showing appreciation when Rabble and Veronica started to help around her house.
29th Jun '15 12:50:54 PM HeroicJay
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Why is this commented out? It's not exactly "zero context" if that was the concern. I'll expand it, I guess.
%%* SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', of course. "His day" being the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' game.

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* SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' is far too happy to criticize [[BreakingTheFourthWall newfangled video games]] with their fancy graphics and scrolling screens and controllers with way too many (in his opinion) buttons. Manuals for the first couple of ''Donkey Kong Country'' games explain that he refuses to go adventuring, despite his experience and wisdom (instead giving hints or selling useful items to the playable Kongs -- while insulting them every step of the way), because of his grumpy old ape-ness, but after getting kicked out of his home in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' he apparently gets over it.
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