Characters: Uncle Grandpa
Good mornin'! Let's meet the cast of Uncle Grandpa!You may also want to check out the character page for Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, Pete Browngardt's previous show.
Voiced by: Peter BrowngardtEveryone in the world's Uncle and Grandpa. A wacky, jovial fella who travels the world in his magic RV helping kids in need out. For all his good intentions however, he can be quite unhinged and not entirely reliable, yet always manages to come out on top when the chips are down.
- Ambiguously Human: He looks like a human, yet frequently does things that would be impossible for a normal human. One might assume that this is just Toon Physics, except that other characters who try to do these things will find it's impossible for them, unless he's around to help them. He's also claimed to be older than Mr. Gus, who predates the evolution of humans, and "Space Emperor" shows that there is at least one alien who looks identical to him apart from having a different-coloured moustache. "Christmas Special" confirms that he's as human as Santa Claus, which doesn't really answer the question.
- Another example is the Fake Crossover with Steven Universe ("Say Uncle"), where the Crystal Gems are completly freaked out by Uncle Grandpa's powers and Pearl even calls him "a reality warping entity". Yes, even magical, thousands-of-years old aliens have a hard time figuring out what exactly he is.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!
- Badass Moustache
- Beware the Silly Ones: Especially when he wakes up from the wrong side of the bed.
- Big Eater: Tends to get distracted a lot by food.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Comes up with crazy and convoluted ways to solve problems that always seem to work out by the episode's end.
- Catch Phrase/Verbal Tic: "GOOD MORNIN'!"
- Subverted if he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed- "BAD MORNIN'!"
- Cloudcuckoolander: Like you wouldn't believe...
- Companion Cube: In "Dog Day" he talks to a marshmallow with a stuck-on face named Gary that he keeps in his mustache.
- Cool Old Guy/Cool Uncle: The coolest.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: In "Body Trouble" he tries to bake a cake with candy, peanut butter and raw meat (peanut butter might go into a cake, but meat certainly does not).
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It's not known if there's actually a brain in that head, but he seems to have it in there somewhere.
- Drives Like Crazy: Most episodes begin with him crashing the RV into something.
- Drop the Hammer: Frequently employs a Laser Hammer to deal with trouble. Yes, a hammer that shoots laser beams.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Made an appearance on Pete Browngardt's previous series Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, which is regarded by many to be that show's best episode.
- Famed In-Story: Everyone knows him, since he's everyone's uncle & grandfather.
- Friend to All Children: When you're everybody in the world's uncle and grandpa, you kinda have to be.
- Fun Personified: Just looking at him screams fun.
- Great Gazoo: Not a trickster compared to other examples, but his personality & abilities still apply.
- The Hero
- His Name Really Is Barkeep: Even his own brother calls him "Uncle Grandpa".
- Idiot Hero/Obfuscating Stupidity: Word of God is that it's left intentionally ambiguous as to which one he is.
- Genius Ditz: He's apparently brilliant at math, as shown in "Aunt Grandma" where he's able to instantaneously solve a problem that even the actual AI Tiny Miracle struggles with.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero/Stop Helping Me!: Tends to cause as many problems as he solves.
- Keet: A very rare adult version.
- Lego Body Parts: He can pop off any parts of body when he wants.
- Man Child: Case in point: He sleeps in a race car bed and needs a babysitter.
- Me's a Crowd: One of his most used powers.
- OOC Is Serious Business: In "Bad Morning", it's revealed that he acts like a crabby old man if he ever wakes up on the wrong side of his bed.
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Psychopathic Manchild: At his kookiest.I do like it when the Earth explodes...
- Reality Warper: Reality is pretty much his bitch.
- Seen It All: He's such a Weirdness Magnet (when he's not the direct cause of all the weirdness) that not even the most bizarre of circumstances ever catch him off guard. When he finds two of his best friends falling off a cliff to their deaths, his reaction is to nonchalantly ask why they didn't just use a nearby trash can as a time machine and go back to prevent the whole thing from ever happening.
- Sibling Rivalry: He and his brother, Santa Claus, have a rather tenuous relationship.
- Simpleton Voice: Not as strong as other examples, but still very audible.
- Time Abyss: Once mentioned a security system he installed 2000 years ago, and in another claimed to be the oldest person in the RV which would make him almost 2 billion years old at least.
- Token Human: The only human on the RV, though the children he helps have so far been all human except for one. Then again, we've seen at least one alien who looks almost identical to him except with a different hair color, so who knows?
- Walking the Earth: Or rather driving it.
- White Gloves
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Always sees the best in things.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: His babysitter is another Uncle Grandpa in drag.
- The Wonka: Somehow also manages to be this; his zany schemes often happen to be the solution.
- Would Hit a Girl: When Aunt Grandma fights him, he has no problem fighting back. Though to be fair, he didn't resort to violence right away and only started doing so when she wouldn't back off.
Voiced by: Eric BauzaUncle Grandpa's sentient fanny pack.
- A Day in the Limelight: He receives a Sick Episode storyline in "Sick Bag".
- Bag of Holding: And he holds a lot.
- Bigger on the Inside: He almost outdoes the UG RV in that regard.
- Living Clothes: So alive, he can even get sick.
- Only Sane Man: When Mr. Gus isn't there.
- The Smart Guy: When you're stuck to Uncle Grandpa, it pays to be smart.
- Satellite Character: Justified as he's strapped to Uncle Grandpa most of the time.
Giant Realistic Flying Tiger
A Giant Realistic Flying Tiger.
- A Day in the Limelight: The "Tiger Talk" skit and possibly "Tiger Trails".
- Acrophobic Bird: Replace bird with flying tiger, and this is pretty much what you get.
- Action Girl: She is a tiger after all.
- All Animals Are Domesticated: A giant tiger, who acts like a housecat most of the time.
- Ascended Extra: Was a one-off joke in the original pilot. Became part of the cast in the main series.
- Badass: Once single-handedly killed a cemetery full of zombie animals.
- The Big Guy: Er..girl.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: She leaves a rainbow colored trail whether she goes.
- Gentle Giant: Don't test her though.
- Insistent Terminology: Is pretty much always referred to by 'Giant Realistic Flying Tiger', no matter how frequently she's referred to.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Communicates only by roaring (and occasional mewing), yet has her own talk show.
- Ironic Fear: She's afraid of heights! Cause you know, she's technically a cat.
- Medium Blending: She's literally an animated photograph of a real tiger. That flies.
- Panthera Awesome
- Suddenly Voiced: In one of the guest directed shorts, she actually did speak. Likely though it was just part of the joke.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only girl in the main cast.
Voiced by: Adam DevineA self-obsessed piece of talking pizza.
- A Day in the Limelight: The "Slice of Life with Pizza Steve" skits, "Future Pizza", and along with Mr. Gus in "Prank Wars".
- Anthropomorphic Food: He's a walking, talking slice of pizza.
- Is apparently eaten by Ric Flair at the end of "The History of Wrestling."
- Believing Their Own Lies: While most of his brags are deliberate lies, he really does believe he is that awesome as demonstrated in "Future Pizza" where he's genuinely worried that he'll hurt Uncle Grandpa simply through the sheer force of his awesomeness.
- "Bad Morning" and "Pizza Steve's Diary" seem to imply, however, that this is some sort of a coping method in order to mask his insecurities.
- Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Several episodes demonstrate that he thinks very little of himself despite his bragging attitude.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: One of his favorite ice cream flavors is gorgonzola. He's also shown eating an ice cream cone with a knife, fork and hot sauce.
- Characterization Marches On: For the first four episodes or so he was actually a nice guy despite his narcissism. Later episodes make him into a Heroic Comedic Sociopath.
- Cool Shades: Rarely seen without them. They're prescription according to Steve. Subverted as he only thinks he's cool.
- Blind Without 'Em: Turns out to be the case when his shades drop during the chase scene in "Bad Morning".
- Expy: Just envision Johnny Bravo as a pizza slice and you're pretty damn close to his personality.
- Or better still, Adam Devine's character in Workaholics in the form of a talking pizza.
- Flanderization: Becomes much more selfish and antagonistic towards Mr. Gus as the series goes on. Compare his reaction to thinking Mr. Gus is no longer his friend in "Funny Face" where he's so sad that the titular entity has no effect on him, to his reaction in "Big in Japan" when he thinks Mr. Gus is dead but is more upset about not being able to get triple-scoop ice cream.
- I Know Kung-Faux: Claims to be a black-belt in "Italian Karate".
- Except it's a real martial art style in the Uncle Grandpa universe, and was invented by Christopher Columbus.
- It's All About Me: His eulogy at Mister Gus' "funeral" during "Big In Japan" is all about him having to get double-chocolate instead of triple-chocolate ice cream.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's an egotistical braggart most of the time, but is always willing to help out his friends when in peril.
- Narcissist: Pizza Steve is all about Pizza Steve.
- Odd Couple: The bragging, self-absorbed counterpart to Mister Gus.
- Rule of Cool: The reason he exists.
- Screams Like a Little Girl
- Small Name, Big Ego: He's a piece of talking pizza living in an RV. But he thinks he's God's gift to the world.
- Third-Person Person: "Pizza Steve!"
- Time Abyss: One episode showed him still alive and well 5000 years into the future.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Belly Bag doesn't call him a "Mister Gus agitator" for nothing.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Has been seen wearing drag in both "Tiger Trails" and "Moustache Cream".
Voiced by: Kevin Michael RichardsonA sardonic, mostly humorless lizard man, and Uncle Grandpa's bodyguard.
- A Day in the Limelight: In "Jorts", and in "Prank Wars" along with Pizza Steve.
- Badass: Particularly in "The History of Wrestling", in which he wins a fight against 10,000 wrestling fans at once.
- Badass Baritone
- The Big Guy: Class 2, bordering on Class 5 during Uncle Grandpa's more wacky moments.
- Butt Monkey: When you're the sensible guy to a Reality Warper Man Child and a narcissistic slice of pizza, you wind up as this.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: The frayed tether to reality for Uncle Grandpa.
- The Comically Serious: His constant seriousness is even a plot point in "Funny Face".
- Grumpy Bear: A mild example, but he's by far the least cheery person (err... life form) on the RV.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Though he used to wear Jean Shorts back in the day.
- Lizard Folk: Naturally.
- Not Zilla: Though human sized, he often works out by crushing miniature buildings and vehicles. He also plays this role when working with Uncle Grandpa to help a child make a movie.
- Odd Couple: The deadpan, cynical counterpoint to Pizza Steve.
- Only Sane Man: Relatively.
- Perpetual Frowner: It's a wonder he even remembers how to smile.
- Time Abyss: He's existed since (and outlived) the dinosaurs.
- Specifically, in "Jorts", a one-off joke reveals that he's at least 1.993 billion years old. Ouch. No wonder nothing in the RV surprises him...
- When He Smiles: During Pizza Night With Pizza Steve.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Pizza Steve.
- Your Size May Vary: Most of the time, he's one head taller than Uncle Grandpa. However, every now and then for the sake of a gag he'll suddenly become big enough to crush towers under his feet.
Beary Nice and Hotdog Person
- Voiced by: Audie Harrison (Beary Nice) and Eric Bauza (Hotdog Person)
- Ambiguously Evil: The Nightmare Face Beary Nice makes in "Pal.0" seems to suggest he might be torturing Hotdog Person on purpose.
- Anthropomorphic Food: Hotdog Person. Though he lacks legs and arms like Pizza Steve.
- Butt Monkey: Hotdog Person never escapes a new experience unscathed.
- Catchphrase: "[Random activity] is Beary Nice. Wait, that's me!"
- Perpetual Smiler: Beary Nice.
- Pie-Eyed: Beary Nice has these eyes, he's a rare example this that isn't a throwback to old cartoons.
- The Eeyore: Hotdog Person lives in fear majority of the time. A fear that is completely rational considering how every new experience ends with him suffering horrific physical harm.
Tiny Miracle The Robot Boy
- Voiced by: Tom Kenny
- Do-Anything Robot: Subverted, as even though he proves to be quite helpful, all he ever seems to do is wiggle and jolt his parts about.
- Phrase Catcher: "Did somebody say Tiny Miracle?"
- Sixth Ranger: Is this sometimes, prominently in season 2.
- Shout-Out: His name is a reference to Small Wonder, an 80's sitcom about a human looking robot.
Xarna, She-Warrior of the Apocalypse
- Voiced by: Eric Bauza
- Amazonian Beauty: Parodied. She's got the body of a dude, and an obvious guys voice.
- Cool Helmet: With a full biker beard attached to it.
- Crossdressing Voices
- Tomato Surprise: It turns out she's really a kid and all those adventures were in her imagination.
Aunt Grandma/Priscilla Jones
- Voiced by: Lena Headey
- Big Bad: At the end of her debut episode, it was implied she will be this.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Puts on a nice act in front of kids, but openly malicious towards Uncle Grandpa.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Seriously, second place in a science fair isn't that bad. Yet apparently, it was enough to spur her into getting revenge.
- Distaff Counterpart: Well, duh.
- Empowered Badass Normal: When she steals and puts on Uncle Grandpa's mustache, she claims to have gained his powers, though this likely isn't the case as she was clearly suffering from Sanity Slippage at that point.
- Evil Brit: Well, maybe not evil, but certainly a jerk.
- Evil Is Petty: Again wanting revenge on Uncle Grandpa just for getting second place in a science fair. Geez lady, really?
- Ignored Epiphany: Uncle Grandpa tries to teach her that you've got to have at least some fun in your life or you'll snap. However, she does snap right then and there.
- Offscreen Teleportation: She somehow manages to follow the UG crew around the world despite not having any magic powers.
- The Perfectionist: Implied, given she considers getting second place in a science fair because of a tiny amount of damage that Uncle Grandpa caused it on accident as grounds for trying to ruin his job and hating him for her entire life. No wonder Uncle Grandpa thought she needed to lighten up...
- Second Place Is for Losers: She got second place in a grade-school science fair. It's her odd motivation to ruin Uncle Grandpa's reputation.
- Vapor Wear: Her right shoulder becomes exposed in her fight with Uncle Grandpa, and there's not a bra-strap to be seen.