[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Brothers_Grunt_3888.jpg]]

Did you know that animator Danny Antonucci (the same creator of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' and the character Lupo the Butcher) made a show for Creator/{{MTV}}? If not, here's the background of it.

During TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, animation was enjoying new life as being entertainment for kids (with shows like ''Animaniacs'' and ''TinyToonAdventures'') and teens/adults (''The Simpsons'' and ''RenAndStimpy'', as well as CartoonNetwork airing classic theatrical cartoon shorts and 30-minute animated shows from the Golden Age of television). However, MTV's ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' was coming under fire for being a bad influence on children after a mom who lived in a trailer accused the show of driving her son to burn down their home (even though the mom didn't have cable TV) and another kid got in trouble for crushing an infant with a bowling ball he dropped off a bridge. MTV decided to temporarily cancel ''Beavis and Butthead'' to make necessary changes to the content. While that was happening, MTV went scrambling for a replacement show. This was that show, much to the horror and embarrassment of MTV and its fans.

'''''The Brothers Grunt''''' (1994-1995) was about the leader of the grunts, Perry, who had escaped. His five brothers (Frank, Dean, Bing, Sammy and Bernie) have to find him or else the brotherhood of the grunts will fall. It's a CultClassic to fans of Danny Antonucci. After this show ended, Danny would later be famous for Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. As of 2012, the show has not appeared on VHS or DVD. However, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuswZYAsIAI there is a fan movement]] to help support the idea of releasing the show onto DVD.
----
!!''The Brothers Grunt'' provides these tropes:

* BigEater: The episode "Scrub me Sammy" features a big fat lady that fits this trope.
* TheCameo: Beavis and Butt-Head.
* EarlyBirdCameo: The grunts appeared in an ad for MTV before the show was made; that ad can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrXbZMNVb8k here]].
* DerangedAnimation: This is an understatement.
* FantasticRacism: The leader of the Grunts tells the audience that in ancient times, the Grunts were persecuted by those who did not understand their ways.
* FolkHero: Kevin, a legendary Grunt who grew to manhood on the back of the Primus Gruntus Maximus.
* GrossoutShow
* TheGrotesque: Every Grunt without exception.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: Always.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The person who is singing the song's intro is impersonating Music/TomJones. Danny originally wanted Tom Jones to sing the song's intro, but that didn't happen.
* OneGenderRace: The Grunts appear to be all male. They are born from a single parent called ''Primus Gruntus Maximus''.
* RogerRabbitEffect: In the middle of certain episodes this will happen. A random music video will play that fits with the episode, and the grunts would appear either doing random things or walking by the singers (who cannot see them).
* RefusalOfTheCall: Perry
* ShoutOut: The main characters' names are nods to famous singers from the 1960s: [[Music/FrankSinatra Frank]], [[TonyBennett Tony]], [[Music/BingCrosby Bing]], [[Music/DeanMartin Dean]], [[Creator/SammyDavisJr Sammy]] and [[PerryComo Perry]].
* SpeakingSimlish: The grunts follow this by making grunt sounds, although at times they only said a few words only once.
* TrulySingleParent: The Primus Gruntus Maximus, the progenitor of the Grunt race. It's a colossal being that floats in the sky and pops baby Grunts out of its back.
----