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Charles "Angry Grandpa" Green
An angry old man with bipolar disorder, which causes him to rage out of control and destroy everything in sight.

  • Affably Evil: When he isn't screaming and breaking everything in sight, Angry Grandpa comes across as a very nice guy and is more then willing to takes a few photos with fans.
  • Angrish: He speaks this as his second language.
  • Anti-Hero: A mix between this and a villain.
  • Asshole Victim: Of Michael's pranks.
  • Ax-Crazy: Bonus points for actually owning an ax.
  • Badass Beard: Has a beard.
  • Berserk Button: Pretty much moot considering he has a Hair-Trigger Temper, but things that really rile him up include:
    • Racism, especially from police.
    • Casey Anthony.
    • Being pranked.
    • The mere mention of Boeing.
    • The very sight of his divorced wife in his house.
    • His son not spending time with him.
  • Big Bad: The closest the series has to one at least.
  • Big Eater
  • Bumbling Dad
  • Butt-Monkey: In early videos, Angry Grandpa was the victim of various borderline-dangerous pranks.
  • Camera Abuse: Angry Grandpa will sometimes try to grab Michael or someone else's camera; a good example being when Grandpa played the Scary Maze game. When he does manage to get a hold of it, he will rip it apart with his bare hands.
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  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • Catch Phrase: Has several.
    • "Get out of my house!" / "Get out of here!"
    • [When injured] "Ow, goddamn!"
    • "I got your _________ right here!"
    • "I'll tell you one thing right now!"
    • "I'll be god-damned!"
    • "You need to shut up!"
    • [referring to Pickleboy's camera] "Turn that motherfucker off!". Oh, how often he says this...
  • Chainsaw Good: Angry Grandpa owned a chainsaw, which he used in at least one prank. Her name was Pearl. After Michael took it away when he cut his finger with it, he bought found another one in a subsequent video.
  • Chaotic Stupid: Sometimes accidentally injures himself in a fit of rage.
  • Consummate Liar: Grandpa seems to have no problem with lying to anyone. He manages to pull this off with a mixture of poker face and Obfuscating Insanity.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: In GRANDPA'S WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM, Angry Grandpa takes this approach to 'helping' Michael lose weight.
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  • Easily Forgiven: By Michael, no matter what possession of his he destroys.
  • Eek, a Mouse!!: Angry Grandpa is afraid of mice, despite having taunted Michael about his fear of them in the past.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Received one as a prank by Michael after his channel reached 1 million subscribers.
  • Enmity with an Object: Has several:
    • An Elvis portrait owned by Tina (his wife) when he was still married to Grandpa and they lived in a trailer park. Grandpa had a particular hate for this poster because Tina would insist upon hanging it in their bedroom, forcing him to see it whenever they had sex.
    • Michael's entertainment tech: Angry Grandpa often blames devices that Michael owns for entertainment for distracting him from spending quality time with his father, or forgetting / failing to perform some task. This has included Michael's television sets and Nintendo video game consoles.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Many videos open with him already on a rampage.
  • Evil Is Hammy
  • Evil Laugh: He has a pretty impressive one.
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Evil Smells Bad: Angry Grandpa's flatulence causes others to gag and retch in his presence. It apparently smells something like rotting corpses.
  • Fat Bastard: Played Straight earlier in his life, when he was overweight to the point of requiring a motorized wheelchair to move around, and was too heavy to walk or use a treadmill. In his later years, it's possibly a Subversion: it's been suggested that Grandpa's gut is actually due to complications from a botched gastric bypass surgery, as you can see in videos such as this one in which his shirt is off that his ribs are showing just above his stomach, and his skin is rather loose.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Even after Michael replaces a certain item he destroyed, he still will likely break it again in the future.
  • The Food Poisoning Incident: Angry Grandpa once poisoned most of the fire department that he worked at by cooking for them.
  • For the Evulz: Why did he make Michael go on a scavenger hunt all across Charleston only for his missing PS4 only to have it be in Micheal's car the whole time? Kicks.
  • Gasshole: Grandpa breaks wind almost as often as he breaks appliances.
  • Get Out!: Grandpa often orders others to leave his house when angry.
  • Going Commando: Angry Grandpa did this when seducing his neighbor Tina. In an Elvis suit.
  • Goshdang It To Heck: "Payday is a mother chicken." In early videos, Angry Grandpa toned down his swearing when he wasn't livid. In later videos, he seems to give up this tactic.
  • The Grinch: Angry Grandpa hates Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Thanksgiving, for a reason: his mother died on Christmas Morning, his father went into a coma for the rest of his life just before Thanksgiving, and following his divorce with Tina he's been alone on Valentine's Day. Naturally, he spreads the misery around.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Up to Eleven.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Being called the Angry Grandpa should mean something.
  • Hot-Blooded: Angry Grandpa will get very animated when discussing whatever upsets him.
  • Jerkass: He is rude, angry, and destructive.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's shown to genuinely care for his son and his girlfriend and even gave his ex-wife the best regards to her in her new life. He also got emotional over the Sandy Hook and Charleston church shootings, as well as the death of Jon Hensley and Roddy Piper, and was pissed at Casey Anthony's acquittal, the lack of justice for Eric Garner, and people forgiving Dylann Roof. He also donates to Toys for Tots at Christmastime, and is very friendly towards his fans, which he calls "Youngins".
    • Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: Although he can sometimes be this, most notably in the Christmas PS4 prank video.
  • Karma Houdini: Usually gets away with breaking things.
  • Kick the Dog: After having destroyed his son's beloved PS4, Angry Grandpa decided to rub some dirt in the wound by acting like he bought his son a new PS4 for Christmas. Turns out there was a brick inside the box.
  • Lack of Empathy: Zig-Zagged: Grandpa shows little remorse following his outbursts, but is supportive and gentle when his son is hospitalized or sick.
  • Lethal Chef: Zig-Zagged. Although Michael claims that he likes Grandpa's cooking for the most part, there are times in which Grandpa's cooking is less than stellar. SWEET POTATO PIE THROWDOWN! has Grandpa serving Michael a sweet potato pie with copious amounts of salt.
  • Laughably Evil: Not evil per se, but an asshole and it's all played for laughs.
  • Manchild: Usually whines if he doesn't get what he wants.
  • May–December Romance: When Grandpa was 67 years old in 2017, Lauren, his girlfriend (and later fiance), was about 32.
  • Mr. Exposition: In pranks against Michael.
  • Must Have Nicotine: Being a chain smoker with bipolar disorder, this is a recurring theme.
  • Mood-Swinger: Sometimes he goes from being angry to being calm in a short amount of time. Justified as he does have bipolar disorder.
  • Never My Fault: He never misses the chance to blame anyone around him for his outbursts.
  • Never Say "Die": Defied; apparently, Grandpa didn't sugar-coat the fact that he would die one day, as Michael noted in his vlog and at Grandpa's funeral service. Apparently one day, Michael realized while listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers that his father was going to die one day, and when Michael told his father that he didn't want him to die, Grandpa replied rather bluntly, "Well, I'm gonna! And so are you!"
  • No Indoor Voice: Sometimes even when he's not yelling.
  • Papa Wolf: Following an incident in which Chris Price, his neighbor, physically assaulted his daughter Jennifer (discussed in this video. Warning: her black eye isn't pretty), Angry Grandpa apparently reacted in such a way that forced his neighbor to lock himself in his trailer and threaten him with a gun. One of the few moments where Angry Grandpa's rage is arguably justified.
  • Parental Favoritism: Angry Grandpa has always had a soft spot for Michael, despite their love-hate relationship. Partially justified by the fact that Michael is the only person to have stayed with Grandpa (albeit with a tendency for mischief), and continued visiting Grandpa when he did move into his own apartment.
  • Persona Non Grata: Angry Grandpa has been banned from several establishments for his outbursts, including Walmart, Shoney's, and Sunoco.
  • Pet the Dog: Although much of Angry Grandpa's screen time is during moments in which he is ill-tempered or vengeful, he has had various moments in which he was gentle and kind to strangers.
  • Potty Failure: Grandpa was prone to this in early videos, mostly when trying to pass gas.
  • Racist Grandpa: In early episodes, Grandpa would stop by the houses of Mexicans living in his neighborhood and ask them if they had green cards.
  • Sadist: Can sometimes come across as this.
  • Screaming Warrior: When throwing certain tantrums, Grandpa will devolve into this.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Zig-Zagged. While Grandpa is unbelievably crude and downright mean to those he knows well, he's very polite to children, fans, and strangers.
    • Inverted with Jesse when he literally tossed soup at him in his first visit.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: According to Kim (Angry Grandpa's daughter and Pickleboy's sister) in SWIM LESSONS WITH ANGRY GRANDPA and Pickleboy in GRANDPA HATES ME AGAIN.., Angry Grandpa threw his children into water to teach them how to swim.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Seemingly with no qualms even around his grandchildren.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Angry Grandpa tends to do this whenever he sits down.
  • Smug Snake
  • Stupid Evil
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Whenever he begins to lose it.
  • Sweet Tooth: Grandpa will go at great lengths to ensure that his candy is not messed with.
  • Turn Off the Camera: One of his common catchphrases. One of Angry Grandpa's peeves early on was being filmed during his rages, which would make him even angrier.
    • Inverted in some videos, such as GRANDPA WIPES OUT, where Grandpa demands that Michael keep filming him.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Especially from 2014-2016.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
  • Uncleanliness Is Next to Ungodliness:
    • Played Straight in the past; Grandpa has historically been a slob for at least a 30-year time-frame, living up to the trailer-park trash moniker.
      • During Michael's childhood, Grandpa and his family would live in trailers on a temporary basis, quietly moving out when they became filthy. Rats and cockroaches were rampant.
      • Grandpa's first trailer (seen in 2007-2012, the setting of the first Angry Grandpa videos) was often a filthy mess. Trash was left out, a clowder of cats lived under Grandpa's bedroom, and furniture and utilities fell in varying states of disrepair due to Grandpa's tantrums or lack of maintenance. Not surprisingly, this would fuel Angry Grandpa's irritation in early videos, though he would deflect the blame to others, such as his daughter Jennifer or his wife Tina.
      • Grandpa's second trailer (seen in 2012-2015) was less poorly maintained, although Grandpa would often have things strewn in his yard or trash shoved under furniture, which invited mice. Grandpa made a token effort to sweep the floors after his tantrums at this point, but didn't bother to do so for his room. Fans have even noted that the lazy-boy in his room that he sat on when watching television had a suspicious stain on the seat.
    • Averted (from 2015 up to his death in 2017) with Grandpa's new house. This may or may not be a Defied Trope given that said house was a gift from his son Michael.
  • Villain Protagonist
  • Vocal Evolution: Having been in videos since 2007, the nature of Angry Grandpa's intonation has changed, likely due to his chain smoking and the loss of his teeth.
  • Wall of Weapons: Angry Grandpa has an impressive arsenal of weapons sent from fans which he kept on his wall until it was pointed out that they were in reach of his grandchildren.

Michael "Pickleboy" Green

Angry Grandpa’s son and cameraman. He and his girlfriend Bridgette film everything Angry Grandpa does and post the videos on YouTube. Angry Grandpa calls him Pickleboy due to a prank that failed and got him back with pickle juice all over him. Michael is also a rapper known as Lyricold.

Bridgette "Princess" West

Michael’s girlfriend. She often helps him film the videos and prank Grandpa.
  • Bad Liar: Zigzagged. Bridgette is reasonably competent at telling lies in situations in which the lie is rehearsed (for pranks and such), but she struggles at times to come up with a reasonable lie on the spot or when flustered. The latter situation prompts her to ask Angry Grandpa to lie for her in PICKLEBOY'S BROKEN GLASSES!. On the other hand, her usual awkwardness seems to play in her favor in this case.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • [After Michael introduces himself] "Bridgette West heeere!"
    • [After Michael tells the audience to like and subscribe to his channel] "Follow me on everything!"
    • [When Michael is caught doing something embarrassing] "You're so cute!"
  • Double Agent: In GRANDPA'S GOT EBOLA (PRANK), Bridgette aids in maintaining the illusion that Grandpa has contracted Ebola. This doesn't stop her from joining Michael in a prank against Grandpa in THE CARAMEL ONION PRANK, set in the middle of the Ebola prank. Grandpa lampshades this.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: Bridgette is, like, fond of this.
  • Miss Exposition: In pranks against Michael.
  • Potty Failure: Discussed in Bridgette Pooped her Pants.
  • Shameless Self-Promotion: "Follow me on everything!"
  • Turncoat: Bridgette will often join Michael in a prank against Grandpa, only to sabotage the prank to get a reaction out of Michael.
  • Troll: Bridgette will often take measures to further embarrass Michael, such as hiding his clippers when he he cut a swath of his hair off unevenly, feeding Pickleboy's face mask to dogs when his eyebrows are missing, or waking him up with various pranks.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Bridgette has been demonstrated as such based on her differing accounts of her first date with Pickleboy.
  • Womanchild: She is shown to be just as childish as Michael and Charles Green Jr.

Tina Green

Angry Grandpa’s wife. They got married when she was pregnant with Michael's older brother, and is the mother of Michael. Tina works as a housekeeping maid at a motel, and she is obsessed with Elvis Presley. Since Tina’s not that smart, she always spends her money on Elvis stuff instead of groceries and bills, making Angry Grandpa extremely angry. On January 9th, 2012, Tina had enough of Angry Grandpa’s abuse and decided to pack her stuff and end her longtime marriage.
  • Bad Liar: Tina struggles to come up with these, such as when she had "No idea" what she spent 350 dollars on instead of paying the utility bill in the "Lights Out" series.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: A variant. When living in the Trailwood trailer park, Tina would feed a large family of cats living underneath the trailer, which Angry Grandpa would hear at night under the floor. She apparently had a habit of feeding leftover turkey to said cats, fueling a few of his outbursts.
  • Put on a Bus: Once her marriage to Angry Grandpa ended.
    • Commuting on a Bus: She has shown up in a few videos, but following her divorce with Grandpa, her appearances have become very rare.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Grandpa tended to treat her as this during and after their marriage. Their disagreements fuel the plot of many early episodes.

Tina the Neighbor

Angry Grandpa's (former) neighbor. She's appeared as an archnemesis of sorts for Angry Grandpa after a volatile Fourth of July confrontation. Just as loud and abrasive as Angry Grandpa, she is considered a Worthy Opponent in putting him in his place and getting the biggest rise out of him so far.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Sometimes she pretends to be this to disgust and piss off Angry Grandpa. Most notably in GRANDPA SEDUCES TINA, she flips the script on his advances and immediately demands that she have his babies, prompting him to lock himself in his car in fear.
  • Cranky Neighbor: Her initial appearances had her confronting Grandpa about territorial disputes.
  • Enemy Mine: She has joined forces with Pickleboy in pranking Angry Grandpa in a few videos.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: One video had her visiting and kicking back on the porch with Angry Grandpa without so much as a blowout.
    • Michael's blogs have also revealed that they hang out together when Tina's son plays with one of Grandpa's grandkids.
  • Irony: Has the same first name as his ex-wife who also caused Angry Grandpa grief before they divorced.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: In ANGRY GRANDPA MOVES IN, Tina criticizes Michael for filming the moving crew rather than helping move Angry Grandpa's things, as if he's "Jon Letterman". When Michael calls her out on this, she simply responds that they're all the same to her.
  • Put on a Bus: When Angry Grandpa moved into a different neighborhood, she pretty much dropped off the grid.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Regularly argues with Grandpa.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Despite seemingly being on reasonably good terms with the Green Family (to the point where Michael claims that he loaned respectable sums of money to her when she needed it), Tina had a sudden and abrupt falling out with the Greens in March of 2017. In response, Michael removed videos guest-starring Tina from the Angry Grandpa Show and Michael has vowed never to invite Tina to do another video, declaring their friendship to be over.

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