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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.

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    Uncle Grandpa
Good Mornin!
Voiced by: Peter Browngardt

Everyone 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.
    • An example is the Fake Crossover with Steven Universe ("Say Uncle"), where the Crystal Gems are completely 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!: He's not the most focused of characters...
  • Badass Moustache: Sports a brown one. He can even take it off at will.
  • Berserk Button: "The Lepre-Con" shows that he really, REALLY does not like leprechauns.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: You don't wanna be around him when he wakes up on the wrong side of his bed...
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Especially when he wakes up from the wrong side of the bed. Or if you're a leprechaun.
  • 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.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "GOOD MORNIN'!"
    • If he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed- "BAD MORNIN'!"
  • Characterization Marches On: In the pilot, the kid of the week has to be told who Uncle Grandpa is, and his mother clearly doesn't believe him at the end when he tells her about him. In all later episodes, Uncle Grandpa's existence and powers are common knowledge.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Uncle Grandpa is very odd and goofy.
  • 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: The coolest. Not only can he do all sorts of awesome things, he is an affable guy.
  • Cool Uncle: Not just a Cool Uncle, he's a Cool Grandpa too!
  • 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).
  • The Ditz: He is very silly and dumb. He has his moments of insight, though.
  • 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.
  • Fat Idiot: Not so much "idiot" as "strange", but he does have his moments.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great Gazoo: Not a trickster compared to other examples, but his personality & abilities still apply.
  • Hidden Depths: It's not known if there's actually a brain in that head, but he seems to have it in there somewhere.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: It is shown in "Nacho Cheese" that his own father's narcissistic drive to upstage everybody around him (especially his own son) is what made Pizza Steve the attention-seeking, Inferiority Superiority Complex-having slice of pie that he is today.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Even his own brother calls him "Uncle Grandpa".
  • Idiot Hero: Word of God is that it's left intentionally ambiguous as to whether he's this, or merely Obfuscating Stupidity.
  • Keet: Uncle Grandpa is always excited about everything. Even the most mundane of tasks he gets energetic about.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Downplayed, he's not exactly stupid but he is immature, but he is a helpful person either way.
  • Large Ham: There is usually no scenery left when he gets enthusiastic. Which is very often.
  • LEGO Body Parts: He can pop off any parts of body when he wants.
  • Manchild: Case in point: He sleeps in a race car bed and needs a babysitter.
  • Me's a Crowd: One of his most used powers.
  • Mind Screw: Just the very notion that he's somehow everyone's uncle AND grandpa. And that's to say nothing of his powers.
  • Nice Guy: He likes to help kids out for free.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Tends to cause as many problems as he solves.
  • No Indoor Voice: He tends to shout when he's particularly happy.
  • O.O.C. 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: Energentic and cheerful? Check. Funny? Check!
  • Psychopathic Manchild: At his kookiest.
    I do like it when the Earth explodes...
  • Reality Warper: Reality is pretty much his bitch. Being able to do almost anything, there's no telling just how he'll solve a problem. Sometimes it seems like he doesn't alter reality so much as reality conforms to his desires.
  • 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?
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Later episodes/skits (starting somewhere around the short "Cutting the Wire") have him either further detached from reality.
  • Unwanted Assistance: He can and does solve problems...but he can and does cause them, as well.
  • Verbal Tic: His Catchphrase doubles as this.
  • Walking the Earth: Or rather driving it.
  • White Gloves: These are part of his character design.
  • 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.

    Belly Bag
Voiced by: Eric Bauza

Uncle Grandpa's sentient fanny pack.

    Giant Realistic Flying Tiger
A Giant Realistic Flying Tiger.

    Pizza Steve
Voiced by: Adam Devine

A 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 whose father is a nacho chip, make of that what you will. 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. Then there's the fact that he (a sentient slice of pizza) seems to have no qualms about eating pizza.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Turns out to be the case when his shades drop during the chase scene in "Bad Morning".
  • Butt-Monkey: When bad things are not happening to Mister Gus, he is on the receiving end.
  • 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.
  • Expy:
    • Just envision Johnny Bravo as a pizza slice and you're pretty damn close to his personality.
    • 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.
  • Epic Flail: He's surprisingly competent in using this weapon if fighting a Aunt Grandma droid is anything to go by.
  • 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.
  • Large Ham: Most of his lines are him hamming it up about how cool he is.
  • Narcissist: Pizza Steve is all about Pizza Steve.
  • Odd Couple: The bragging, self-absorbed counterpart to Mister Gus.

    Mister Gus

A 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 Baritone: He's particularly badass in "The History of Wrestling", in which he wins a fight against 10,000 wrestling fans at once.
  • Lizard Folk: He's an anthropomorphic lizard.
  • 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.
  • Oh, Crap!: "Oh, pickle juice!"
  • Only Sane Man: Uncle Grandpa is weird, Pizza Steve is an impulsive egotist, and Mr. Gus is pretty calm compared to them.
  • 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...
  • The Stoic: Mr. Gus is very calm and serious most of the time.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Pizza Steve. Pizza Steve annoys him a lot, but they do care for each other.
  • 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 Hot Dog Person
Voiced by: Audie Harrison (Beary Nice) and Eric Bauza (Hot Dog Person)

Stars of the "New Experiences with Beary Nice and Hot Dog Person" side-segments. An eternally optimistic (and ambiguously sadistic) teddy bear with a bow-tie, and a supremely unlucky talking hot dog.

  • Ambiguously Evil: The Nightmare Face Beary Nice makes in "Pal.0" seems to suggest he might be torturing Hot Dog Person on purpose.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Hot Dog Person. Though he lacks legs and arms like Pizza Steve.
  • Beary Friendly: Beary Nice. It's even in his name!
  • Butt-Monkey: Hot Dog Person never escapes a new experience unscathed.
  • Catchphrase: "[Random activity] is Beary Nice. Wait, that's me!"
  • The Eeyore: Hot Dog 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.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Beary Nice is always smiling no matter what happens.
  • Pie-Eyed: Beary Nice has these eyes, he's a rare example this that isn't a throwback to old cartoons.
  • Those Two Guys: The two of them are always seen doing all sorts of "new experiences".

    Tiny Miracle the Robot Boy
Voiced by: Tom Kenny

A robot who performs tiny miracles.

  • Adorkable: Tiny Miracle is an adorable robot who is nerdy.
  • Cute Machines: A robot, and a rather cute one at that.
  • 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.
  • Keet: He is extremely enthusiastic.
  • Nice Guy: Tiny Miracle is a kind-hearted and helpful robot.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Did somebody say Tiny Miracle?"
  • Robot Buddy: The robot friend of the main cast.
  • 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

An overly-buff chick in a post-apocalyptic world, who's just looking for some gas for her motorcycle.

    Aunt Grandma/Priscilla Jones
Voiced by: Lena Headey

Uncle Grandpa's polar opposite. An attractive woman, who helps kids in mundane ways.

  • Actually a Doombot: Aunt Grandma's second appearance "The Return of Aunt Grandma", ends with Uncle Grandpa claiming that he sent Aunt Grandpa to a mental asylum, only for the viewer to find that he merely incarcerated one of her android duplicates, meaning that the REAL Aunt Grandma is still out there, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike again.
  • 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.
  • British Stuffiness: She's British and is highly uptight.
  • 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: A female Uncle Grandpa, obviously.
  • 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. However, she does give an underlying reason this one: she wants revenge because in her eyes, Uncle Grandpa failed her when she needed his help. She may be right in a different sense; see Go Mad from the Revelation below.
  • Framing the Guilty Party: Does this to Uncle Grandpa to get his friends working for her.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Learning that he was trying to teach how to have fun all those years ago causes her to snap. It's possible it's because she realizes that she was correct in that he did fail to help her, just not in the way she realized. Not only did she not win the science fair, she failed to grasp the point of his lesson.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass: A sore loser, uptight, you name it.
  • Me's a Crowd: Unleash a group of android duplicates of herself when the jig was up.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has an attractive design.
  • 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 on accident 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.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Her M.O.; instead of the wild, out-there adventures that Uncle Grandpa employs to help kids, she instead just goes straight for the most simple solution to the problem (A kid wants to play ice hockey? Give her a hockey stick. A kid wants a fish? Buy him a goldfish).
  • Vapor Wear: Her right shoulder becomes exposed in her fight with Uncle Grandpa, and there's not a bra-strap to be seen.


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