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->''"[[TitleThemeTune Here comes the Grump!]]''
->''[[TitleDrop Here comes the Grump!]]''
->''[[RuleOfThree Here comes the Grump!]]"''
-->--''The ThemeSong''

''Here Comes the Grump'' is a Creator/DePatieFrelengEnterprises SaturdayMorningCartoon that ran in 1969-1970 on Creator/{{NBC}}. [[PrincessClassic Princess Dawn]], her NonHumanSidekick Bip, and ordinary Earth teenager [[TheEveryman Terry Dexter]] are being [[SternChase chased]] by the villainous Grump and his [[TheKlutz klutzy]] [[TheAllegedSteed Dragon]]. Each episode takes them to a new locale, where the heroes [[MagneticHero enlist the aid of the locals]] to try and get The Grump off their trail and maybe learn where to find the magical [[MacGuffin crystal key]] that will lift the Grump's spell of gloom from Princess Dawn's kingdom.

The series has NoEnding, though see the note below as to how rumor has it it was supposed to end.
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!!Tropes:

* AdventureTowns
* TheAllegedSteed: Grump's dragon, [[RuleOfFunny but only when it's funny]].
* AmusingInjuries: The Grump is a frequent victim.
* AshFace: Happens to Grump in just about every episode. Typically caused by the dragon's [[SneezeOfDoom Sneezes of Doom]].
* BizarreAlienBiology: Bip turns around by pulling in his head and tail, then popping them out again on the opposite sides. He can also detach his nose like a remote probe; occasionally it even goes walkabout on its own!
* BottomlessMagazines: Grump's bow appears to have a bottomless quiver.
* ButtMonkey: The Grump, and how! Fitting, since he's an {{Expy}} of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Yosemite Sam]].
* CoolAirship: The heroes travel around in a very unusual hot air balloon, reminiscent of the B-Liner from ''In Search of the Most Amazing Thing'', or any one of a number of Jules Verne {{Balloonac|y}}ies. Given as a reward by the Bloonies for winning "The Bloonywoonie Battle" against the Grump.
* CurbStompBattle: "The Bloonywoonie Battle". The Bloonies attack the Grump with toy popguns. He responds with ''arrows''. Needless to say, even with Terry and Daphne constantly patching and re-inflating the soldiers, it's no contest until the protagonists get the bright idea to steal the Grump's quiver.
* DamselInDistress: Princess Dawn, when captured.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: OncePerEpisode.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* ExpositoryThemeTune:
--> In a magic place
--> There's a princess caught in a chase
--> But no matter how fast she goes, right on her heels and toes
--> Here comes the Grump! Here comes the Grump! Here comes the Grump!
* {{Expy}}: The Grump is heavily based on [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Yosemite Sam]], another Creator/FrizFreleng character. The dragon is based on Sam's dragon from "Knighty Knight Bugs".
** The Shushers are quite obviously a LawyerFriendlyCameo of WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs, especially if you're familiar with their pre-television incarnations (e.g. pointed hats); indeed, the entire episode "The Grump Meets the Grouch-Grooch" is based on an old Peyo Smurf comic arc.
* HereWeGoAgain: An atypical case in that the Grump usually catches up with our heroes again at the ''beginning'' of the episode, rather than the end.
* IronicEchoCut: From "The Lemonade Sea":
--> '''Princess Dawn:''' Do you suppose we've given Grump the slip?
--> ''(cut to Grump)''
--> '''Grump:''' You will ''never'' give Grump the slip!
* {{Kick the D|og}}ragon: The Grump literally can't go five minutes without cussing out his poor dragon, usually over something he has no control over.
* MagneticHero: The protagonists often seek aid and shelter from the new characters they meet in each episode, and almost never fail to get anything but an open-armed welcome.
* {{Motormouth}}: The Blabbermouth from "The Blabbermouth of Echo Island".
* NoEnding: Sadly, our heroes never do reach the Cave of the Whispering Orchids, or recover the Crystal Key.[[note]]There was a rumor that a finale had been storyboarded; the Whispering Orchids informed Dawn that the Grump was a projection of her own worst side; once she acknowledged this, the Crystal Key performed a FusionDance, re-uniting the two halves and freeing her kingdom. Since she now had the Grump's magic ability, she could send Terry back, and then did so, with her, Bip, and poor beleaguered Dragon living HappilyEverAfter![[/note]]
* NonHumanSidekick: Bip.
* ParodyEpisode: [[Literature/AliceInWonderland "With Malice In Blunderland"]]
* PepperSneeze: Used to provoke the dragon's [[SneezeOfDoom explosive allergies]]. One episode even has a forest of pepper trees that grow pepper-shakers which sprinkle pepper on the dragon.
* PlanetOfHats: There's a town where everyone sleeps all day, a town where everyone has wheels, and many more.
* RumpRoast: The Grump gets this treatment a couple times; for example, in the beginning of "The Bloonywoonie Battle".
* RunningGag: The dragon sneezing on the Grump.
* SharkPool: In "The Eenie Meenie Miners," Grump tries to trick the heroes into falling into a pit of crocodiles. Naturally, he ends up falling in the pit himself.
* SneezeOfDoom: The dragon's sneezes are a frequent source of AmusingInjuries for the Grump.
* StatusQuoIsGod
* SternChase
* SugarBowl
* TeamPet: Bip.
* TitleDrop
* TitleThemeTune
* VoiceChangeling: The Blabbermouth of Echo Island uses this trick to play distracting pranks on the Grump and his dragon.
* [[WalkingTheEarth Walking Princess Dawn's Kingdom]]
* WraparoundBackground

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