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"'Oy, you mad bro?' GODDAMN RIGHT I'M MAD! I'm always mad- get that camera off my face- I'm always mad at you!"

The Angry Grandpa was a series of YouTube videos featuring Charles "The Angry Grandpa" Green getting violently angry about minor annoyances. The videos often featured Grandpa destroying various items in his house for minor inconveniences (such as the time he destroyed his entire kitchen when he misplaced his candy), as well as his son Michael "Pickleboy" Green (who also acts as the cameraman) playing pranks on him. Sadly, Charles passed away on December 10, 2017.

This show provides examples of:

  • Agitated Item Stomping:
    • Ocasionally appears during his destruction videos.
    • This bites him back in the Hamburger pie meltdown, when he angrily stomps with his bare feet on a pile of Hamburger pie that has came out of the oven after cooking for an hour.
    • This also backfires when Grandpa tries to stomp on raw Barilla spaghetti noodles.
  • All for Nothing:
    • In FAMILY MELTDOWN, Angry Grandpa throws a tantrum when Bridgette refuses to pay his 350 dollar cable bill. A week later, in The Reconciliation, they attempt to reconcile and Michael pays his cable bill, only to discover that Angry Grandpa hadn't watched any TV because he was texting too much, and he had another bill coming up.
    • Michael bought a house (with a huge backyard and pool at that!) for Angry Grandpa as a means to not just get him out of the trailer park, but to make amends with him after all the things that happened between them. Come few episodes, Angry Grandpa wrecks the pool, decides to live in a tent, and destroys the deck in the backyard to make firewood despite the backyard being surrounded by trees.
  • An Aesop: The series of videos in which Grandpa deals with being evicted from his Trailwood trailer by Boeing (such as Angry Grandpa Says Goodbye... becomes a commentary on how low-income communities are powerless against large corporations who want to build on their land.
  • Angrish: Naturally. The more angry Grandpa gets, the more incomprehensible he becomes.
  • April Fools' Plot: Given the number of pranks that Angry Grandpa doles out / suffers through, this happens every year.
  • Ass Shove: Discussed.
    Pickleboy: [Retreating] See ya, pop! Hope you like your new table, shove it up your ass, 'cause it seems empty now!
  • Atomic F-Bomb:

  • Awful Wedded Life: Angry Grandpa and Tina Green before their divorce. Given Angry Grandpa's personality, it's impressive that they managed to stay married for 30 years.
  • Battle Strip: Angry Grandpa has done this multiple times, most notably in Diet Coke & Mentos Explosion!, after being sprayed with a Diet Coke + Mentos geyser.
  • Bee Afraid: Michael and Grandpa in GRANDPA'S SCARED OF BEES!
  • Berserk Button: Has many. Examples include hiding his food, showing admiration for Barack Obama and saying that his cooking sucks.
    • When he was asked about a cat he once owned (despite his hatred of cats), he destroyed a toaster, as shown in this video.
    • In POOR MAN'S LASAGNA MELTDOWN!, when Michael suggested using Barilla noodles to make the Poor Man's Lasagna, Angry Grandpa immediately grabbed the Barilla box and proceeded to smash its contents into flakes, having vowed never to eat any more Barilla products after reading about Barilla's anti-gay remarks.
  • Big "NO!": In The Buried Alive Prank, Grandpa lets off one of these when Michael asks him if he can come over to have turkey wings for dinner after pranking him.
  • Blatant Lies: Angry Grandpa is fond of this, though Michael and Bridgette pull these off during pranks.
    • In GRANDPA'S AFRAID TO FLY! (PRANK), Michael lets off a string of these to Grandpa, who has never flown in a plane before in his life, about post-9/11 TSA security checks.
  • Bilingual Bonus: One of Angry Grandpa's T-shirts says "Gubbdjävel," which roughly translates to "dirty old bastard" from Swedish.
  • Bond One-Liner: Angry Grandpa loves doing this after destroying something in his rages.
  • Bowdlerise: More recently in Michael's daily vlogs, he's had to mute swear words due to YouTube's increasingly-restrictive censorship policies that demonetize videos for having any swear words in them.
  • Bring My Brown Pants:
  • Callback: Pickleboy gives Charlie a brick inside of a PS4 box the same way that Angry Grandpa did to Michael. Unlike Michael, however, Charlie finds it Actually Pretty Funny.
  • Camera Abuse: Angry Grandpa has on occasion attempted to grab the camera from Michael.
  • Candid Camera Prank: Several of Michael and Grandpa's pranks involve the use of strategically-placed hidden cameras, including SCARING GRANDPA, GRANDPA SEDUCES TINA THE PRANK, Angry Grandpa and the Hidden Camera!, Grandpa Makes Pickleboy His B*tch, and The Meanest Prank Ever.
    • Bridgette and Michael once convinced Grandpa that they had filmed him using the toilet by recording his empty bathroom and Bridgette waving from it.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "You can all kiss my fat ass!", which has become something of a tagline for the series.
    • "What's up, you guys? Kid Behind A Camera here!"
    • "Bridgette West heeeeeeeeerrreeeee!"
    • "That's almost it for today, you guys."
  • Chekhov's Armory: Both Played Straight and Averted
  • Chewing the Scenery: Grandpa's tantrums involve this from time to time.
  • Cigarette of Anxiety: Being both high strung and a chain smoker, Angry Grandpa is prone to this. A good example of this is Angry Grandpa's Still Married! PRANK!, in which he smokes in practically every scene he's in. This tendency is exploited in Angry Grandpa Lighter Fluid Prank Backfires. Jennifer makes Grandpa want to smoke a cigarette by blowing smoke in his face and telling him she lost her job.
  • The Commandments: unintentionally Parodied by Grandpa in the ANGRY GRANDPA'S 10 DEMANDMINTS!! as conditions for himself moving back into his own house:
    1. Thow Shallt respect me!! A.G.P. note 
    2. Kiss Nobudy Ass but Mine note 
    3. Don't sing arond me!!!note 
    4. Thaw shall treet me like an adult! note 
    5. You will take me out fur fun! note 
    6. Dont Cus yo DADDY note 
    7. Thow shall not steel my toys! note 
    8. You aunt my naybur! Dont come ovur all the time!! note 
    9. Tret me Adult! note 
    10. Thowe shal kiss my ass!! note 
  • Consummate Liar: Angry Grandpa and Pickleboy. This makes them surprisingly effective at pranking each other.
  • Content Warning: Averted with language, though played straight with vomit: videos with this will have a warning right on the title, probably to avoid being flagged by YouTube.
  • Comical Overreacting: Although Michael shows cases of this, Angry Grandpa excels at it when agitated. Case in point: Angry Grandpa Gets Robbed (Prank)
    Grandpa: You need to shut up.
  • Cutting the Knot:
    • In HAMBURGER PIE MELTDOWN!, Angry Grandpa cooks Hamburger Pie with his son Michael. AGP lays down for a nap, thinking Michael will take the pie out in twenty minutes. Michael wakes him up an hour later - 40 minutes too late - and they rush to save the pie, which is now burning. Michael can't find pot holders, so Grandpa tries to grab the aluminum foil container that has been sitting in an oven for an hour with his bare hands. It fails miserably.
    • Angry Grandpa's 'solution' to certain issues with appliances and technology is to break them and force his son Michael to replace them.
  • Cycle of Revenge: This shows up especially between Michael and Grandpa:
  • The Dog Bites Back: In PICKLEBOY BREAKS GRANDPA'S CHAIR! Grandpa needles Pickleboy about being overweight, getting to the point where he's literally tossing candy at Pickleboy to mock him. Pickleboy responds by purposefully tripping on one of Grandpa's chairs, then snapping off one of its legs as he tries to get up. This leaves Grandpa speechless for a full fifteen seconds.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The videos have a lot of this:
    • There was the time Grandpa destroyed the entire kitchen when his bag of candy was supposedly stolen. It turned out to be sitting on the counter, meaning that he caused thousands of dollars in damage over nothing.
    • He once destroyed Michael's Xbox 360 over a prank.
    • He threw a fit when he found out that his grandchildren opened their Christmas presents before he arrived to see them do it.
    • Grandpa smashes Pickleboy's PS4 and a glass coffee table with a wrench, simply because Pickleboy didn't come over to make Christmas cookies with him. In Pickleboy's defense, he thought Grandpa was planning to prank him.
    • He was also on the receiving end of this at least once. When he destroyed a piece of Tina's Elvis memorabilia, she responded by burning his face with a lighter while he was asleep.
    • As part of The Meanest Prank Ever!, Grandpa off-handedly claims he killed a girl who came to his door asking for drugs.
    • Michael has been prone to this on occasion. For example, Michael flipped a table full of food (this ruining Grandpa’s party)... all because he was serving seafood and not burgers.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: In Angry Grandpa Destroys Bathroom, AGP destroys the bathtub and the sink over Bridgette's firecracker prank in the bathroom, when he told them not to put firecrackers in the bathroom. In hindsight, AGP was in the right for forbidding those lethal firecrackers.
      Angry Grandpa: I told you: No firecrackers in the tub! But no, y'all wouldn't listen, you and your princess!
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Invoked by Angry Grandpa in ANGRY GRANDPA - MAIL BAG MONDAY #10 with a giant gummy worm.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Angry Grandpa has had such a strained relationship with his wife and immediate children that most of them have moved far away from his reach. He maintains a love-hate relationship with the one son who regularly visits him, Michael.
  • Elvis Impersonator: Angry Grandpa is forced to do this as part of a prank in ELVIS AND THE CLOWN! (150,000 Subscribers!), despite his hate for Elvis.
  • Emphasize EVERYTHING: The title of Angry Grandpa videos are often ALL CAPS.
  • Epic Fail: Angry Grandpa freezes when a transformer blows and he forgets to flip his breaker back on. What's worse is that his heater wasn't even turned on in the first place.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Given the amount of videos generated on the AngryGrandpaShow and KidBehindACamera, this is bound to happen.
  • Eye Take: In ANGRY GRANDPA FLIES TO PHILADELPHIA!, Pickleboy drops one of these when Angry Grandpa, panicking on the first plane ride of his life, grabs and shakes him from the adjacent seat.
  • Face Palm: A rare first-person variant occurs in BRIDGETTE THOUGHT SHE WAS DYING!!
  • Failed a Spot Check: In the Caramel Onion prank, Pickleboy gives Grandpa an unusually large caramel apple (really an onion). When Grandpa can't bite into it, he slices into the "apple" with a knife, revealing that it has layers inside. But right as Pickleboy complains that his prank didn't work, Grandpa sticks the slice into his mouth and reacts with disgust, revealing that he hadn't noticed the onion at all.
  • Faking the Dead: Played for laughs in GRANDPA DIES! (PRANK)
  • False Teeth Tomfoolery:
    • AGP pranks Charlie by putting his teeth in Charlie's iced tea.
    • In an AGP hate comments video, Grandpa stores his false teeth in a glass cup. When he tries to put them in, he gags, apparently because his teeth won't fit in his mouth anymore. When Pickleboy tells him he'll give him five dollars to put his teeth in his mouth for three seconds, Grandpa does so, but has to clean the denture glue that is still in his mouth afterward.
    • In the caramel onion prank, Grandpa tried to bite into a caramel onion with his false teeth, but only managed to pull them out of his mouth.
    • Grandpa attempted a do-it-yourself repair on his false teeth once but only managed in ruining a 200 dollar set of teeth.
  • Fartillery: In an old Q and A with Grandpa, Grandpa claimed that if he got in a fight with Chuck Norris, Grandpa would just fart and Norris would pass out.
  • Foreshadowing: In ONE MILLION SUBSCRIBERS!!, Pickleboy accidentally reveals his exercise bike before owning up to it and telling the audience to "Click 'Like' if you want Bridgette to secretly record me on that thing!". Guess what Bridgette does in PICKLEBOY'S MUSICAL WORKOUT!!?
  • Film the Hand: Pickleboy uses this as a transition in his vlogs.
  • Flaw Exploitation: Many of Pickleboy's pranks play upon Angry Grandpa's selfish or greedy knee-jerk reactions to events.
  • Flipping the Table: A signature move of his tantrum-throwing, until he tries it with a table made of marble.
  • Gaslighting:
    • In BRIDGETTE'S UNO FREAKOUT!!, Bridgette gets upset when Michael keeps beating her at Uno. In a subsequent vlog, Michael reveals that he pocketed the good Uno cards (such as skip and draw four wild cards) and filled the deck with regular number cards so that Bridgette would never get any good cards when playing him.
    • In Angry Grandpa - The Hit & Run PRANK!, Angry Grandpa gets drunk and Bridgette's dad has to drive him home. The next morning, he calls Michael and tells him he doesn't remember getting home. So what does Michael do? He decides to "teach [his] father the dangers of drinking and driving" by making it look like he hit someone while he was drunk.
  • Food Fight: Grandpa has a short one with Pickleboy in POOR MAN'S LASAGNA MELTDOWN!.
  • Get Out!:
  • Girls Have Cooties: A truly bizarre example: Angry Grandpa claims that loose women have "vagina spiders" which crawl out at night from unmentionable places. In Ask Grandpa - Q&A W/ Angry Grandpa, Grandpa claims that if he could get rid of one thing, he would get rid of them.
  • Going Commando: Grandpa does this to seduce Neighbor Tina in his Elvis costume in GRANDPA SEDUCES TINA THE PRANK. This reveal leaves Michael in stitches.
  • Good Parents: "I may be a fucking asshole piece of shit, but I love my kids! I'd never hurt 'em!" He's repeatedly expressed a desire to see Casey Anthony die due to this philosophy, and is also furious about the Newtown Elementary School shooting because that meant that, for the parents of the victims, "Christmas won't ever be right again."
  • Groin Attack: In Angry Grandpa gets kicked in the nuts, Tina performs one of these after being taunted by Grandpa..
  • Grumpy Old Man: Obviously.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: As mentioned elsewhere on this page, a common theme of the videos is Grandpa destroying things over minor inconveniences.
  • Happy Ending Override:
    • Watch the videos where Grandpa is happy and teary eyed about getting a home, hugging Michael and telling him he loves him with all of his heart. Then realize that in the next few months, he and Pickleboy will have several more major disputes, including one in which he refused to live in said house just to spite Michael for freaking out about Grandpa backing into the back yard pool.
    • Grandpa's triumph over cancer in early 2017 was quickly rendered moot after he was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and passed away later in the same year.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen:
    • In the earlier videos, Michael rarely appeared on camera.
    • Angry Grandpa also had a pet bird in his original trailer that would often chirp in the background of his videos at random intervals, affectionately called "That annoying bird".
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • Angry Grandpa pretends to hit on his neighbor in GRANDPA SEDUCES TINA THE PRANK, only for his neighbor to pull the prank right back on him by pretending that she wants him.
    • In GRANDPA'S NEW DAUGHTER (PRANK BACKFIRE), Michael dresses up as a woman and claims that he is transgender to troll Grandpa. Grandpa takes it surprisingly well and proceeds to drive him to a gas station... where he forces him to get out of the car and drives off, leaving an embarrassed Michael to hide by the dumpster in the back of the gas station for hours.
    • In The Buried Alive Prank, Pickleboy traps a sleeping Grandpa underneath a vacuum box, only for Grandpa to trap him, who is claustrophobic, underneath the same box.
  • Hollywood Heart Attack: Justified: Angry Grandpa will occasionally pretend to have one of these as revenge against Michael for pranking him, complete with complaints of shoulder pain and collapsing. This trick has worked several times, as Grandpa dying is a concern of Michael.
  • I Call It "Vera": Angry Grandpa calls his chainsaw "Pearl" in GRANDPA CHAINSAWED HIS FINGER!!!!.
    • Also nicknamed his infamous yellow wrench "Mr. Avenger" in "Angry Grandpa Destroys PS4".
  • Improvised Weapon: In Angry Grandpa - Salty Coffee, Angry Grandpa uses a used plunger to threaten Michael.
  • Insane Troll Logic: In ANGRY GRANDPA FREAKS OUT OVER SOLAR ECLIPSE!, Grandpa believes that the world is going to end during the 2017 solar eclipse because once the moon crosses in front of the sun, the sun will disintegrate the moon and because of this, there will never be nighttime again. And somehow, leaving Charleston will help him stay alive.
  • In-Universe Camera: Every Angry Grandpa Show and KidBehindACamera vlog is filmed from one or several of these.
  • Interquel: The Grandpa's Got Ebola prank takes place before and after the Caramel Onion Prank.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Angry Grandpa may have a Hair-Trigger Temper and swears too much, but he still loves his kids and grandkids. Seeing news reports of children getting hurt or killed (such as with Casey Anthony or the Sandy Hook shooting) sends him into a particular rage at the perpetrators.
    "Merry Christmas, kids. And gunman, burn in hell."
  • Kansas City Shuffle: In BRIDGETTE'S UNO FREAKOUT!!, Pickleboy leans the camera over to Bridgette's cards, and Bridgette admonishes him, thinking he's cheating by looking at her cards. It later turns out that he was cheating, but was actually pocketing the good cards instead of peeking at Bridgette's cards.
  • Leitmotif:
    • From Russia With Love by Huma Huma often serves as the theme for prank videos.
    • At least one video instead uses the instrumental version of Habanera (also known as L'amour est un oiseau rebelle), an aria from Georges Bizet's 1875 opera Carmen in the background as they set up the prank.
  • Left It In: Michael's KidBehindACamera vlogs often have scenes in which he asks Bridgette to cut out parts of the vlog.
  • Man Bites Man: Angry Grandpa attempts this to get Michael to let go of his hammer in TINA MOVES IN - THE PRANK!
  • Made of Incendium: Both Pickleboy's iPad Pro and Grandpa's Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge began smoking dramatically shortly after being abused by Angry Grandpa.
  • May–December Romance: Lauren seemed to be several decades younger than Grandpa when the two of them dated and later got engaged before his passing.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Fans who have met him have stated that when he's not angry, he's really nice.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: Angry Grandpa is particularly fond of this when extremely angry.
  • Mistaken for Dying: A few examples:
    • Michael pranks Angry Grandpa into believing that he was bitten by the Gaboon Viper and proceeds to 'die' in a painful way.
    • Michael pranks Grandpa into thinking that he poisoned his own son with laxative-filled brownies, and that he wanted his last moments to be documented.
    • Neighbor Tina managed to convince Grandpa she was deathly allergic to eggs after eating some of Grandpa's fluffy biscuits in one prank.
    • Grandpa has done this to Michael several times by pretending to have a heart attack following an outburst, with mixed results.
  • Mood Whiplash: Grandpa sometimes goes from violently throwing things around and screaming to completely happy. Justified, seeing as how he suffers from bipolar disorder in real life.
  • Must Have Nicotine: Angry Grandpa is often seen with a cigarette in hand, and a few of his tantrums occur due to a shortage of cigarettes in his house.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Grandpa has a few of these moments, mostly when the outcome of one of his tantrums breaks something that he can't replace.
  • Never My Fault: Grandpa is terrible at admitting blame to the point that he will ask others why they made a mess mere moments after he did this himself. When Pickleboy rewatched the hamburger pie meltdown video in 2019, he noted that Grandpa would try to avoid responsibility for his actions by pretending to be senile.
  • Not Himself: Occasionally, AGP is unexpectedly generous or forgiving, implying an upcoming prank.
  • Oh, Crap!: Occasionally an after effect of his tantrums. Frequently the reaction of bystanders and victims of his rage.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted with Tina Green/Sharp (Grandpa's ex-wife) and Tina Dandridge (Grandpa's neighbor).
  • Payment Plan Pitch: Grandpa in Angry Grandpa - Lights Out - Part 1 parodies this when calling out his wife for not paying the light bill.
  • Playing Sick: Grandpa in several pranks, including Grandpa Makes Pickleboy His B*tch, Grandpa's got Ebola!, and GRANDPA DIES! (PRANK).
  • Please Subscribe to Our Channel: While Michael and Bridgette often ask viewers to do this to wrap up a vlog, Angry Grandpa notably does not; while he thanks people for watching him, he doesn't go out of his way to promote himself, though he does provide certain memorabilia to his "young'uns" in Grandpa's Army every once in a while.
  • Potty Failure: Angry Grandpa has soiled himself several times, either while trying to fart or hurrying to the bathroom.
  • Precision F-Strike: Bridgette swears considerably less than AGP and Michael do, so when she does it counts as this.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Grandpa displays shades of this at times, destroying household items while throwing childlike tantrums. This is arguably aggravated by his Bipolar Disorder.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Although Grandpa is irritated at various points during POOR MAN'S LASAGNA MELTDOWN!, the last straw comes when Michael refuses to eat his Poor Man's Lasagna after Grandpa refuses to pick moldy cheese out of it. Grandpa loses all semblance of composure, tosses the lasagna onto the floor, starts cussing out Michael, and then crawls on the floor screaming and crying in rage like a spoiled child.
  • Rage Quit: Double Subverted: In the first Christmas video, Angry Grandpa storms out when he finds out he showed up too late to see his grandkids open presents. It turns out that he was just standing outside of the door, and when he comes back in he proceeds to rage more until deciding to leave again.
  • Reaction Shot: Several early videos on the Angry Grandpa Show are of Angry Grandpa reacting to Internet shock videos, showcasing his shock and disgust.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: In GRANDPA QUITS SMOKING??! (THE BET), Grandpa tries to get Michael to pay his light bill in cash so he can get lottery tickets. Michael tells Grandpa he will give him a thousand dollars if he can avoid smoking for two days. Michael tells his brother, Charlie, that he will give him a thousand dollars if he sends him a picture or lets him know otherwise that he has been smoking. The next day, in GRANDPA'S BUSTED! (CAUGHT IN THE ACT), Charlie rats out Grandpa and invites him over to film him smoking (proving that he had lost the bet on-camera). Michael decides not to give Charlie the thousand dollars because he told on his own father.
  • Rewatch Bonus: If you look closely in POOR MAN'S LASAGNA MELTDOWN!, you might notice that the car alarm goes off right when Michael leans on the counter, since Grandpa's keys were hidden under lasagna debris.
  • Running Gag:
    • In Michael's KidBehindACamera vlogs, Michael pleading with Bridgette to keep something embarrassing he was filmed doing from going on the vlog.
    • Bridgette attempting to convince the audience that Pickleboy wears diapers.
    • Michael editing out Bridgette's use of 'F--k Friday'.
  • The Scapegoat: To cover up the fact that Clyde (one of Bridgette's dogs) had chewed on Pickleboy's glasses, Grandpa starts gleefully hitting Pickleboy's glasses with a hammer in PICKLEBOY'S BROKEN GLASSES! to make him believe that he had ruined them.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here:
    • In the 2012 Doomsday prank, Grandpa elects to leave without getting any of his things upon learning (falsely) that an asteroid is heading for Earth.
    • When Grandpa reads an article about Lindsey Graham warning people that Charleston could be nuked if the US doesn't intervene in Syria, he leaps into his truck and skips town, dumping Michael off at a gas station.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Both AGP and Michael.
  • Sleep Paralysis Creature: Grandpa claims to have been attacked in his sleep multiple times by a being known as "The Hag," describing the experience as where "ya can't move, ya can't breathe, ya can't shit." He also explains that the only way to get rid of her is by cussing her out.
  • Soda-Candy 'Splosion: Diet Coke & Mentos Explosion! has Grandpa being challenged to hold his face over a bottle of Diet Coke while dropping a handful of Mentos in. He only lasts a single second and goes into one of his typical rages afterward. He later gets sprayed with the same while he's distracted.
  • Spin-Off: The Angry Grandpa Show (itself being a relaunch of a banned YouTube account), which deals with Angry Grandpa's outbursts, has launched several spin-off channels, including but not limited to:
    • KidBehindACamera, a daily vlog series by Michael, son of Angry Grandpa.
    • Grandpa's Corner, a channel where Angry Grandpa talks about his experiences and hosts videos of his more poignant moments.
    • Bridgette West's Channel, hosted by Bridgette, Michael's girlfriend, which includes extras from TheAngryGrandpaShow and videos of Michael from her perspective.
  • Stalker without a Crush:
  • Stress Vomit: Michael, in The Meanest Prank Ever. Effectively a Vomit Discretion Shot as it happens from a distance rather than up close.
  • Suck Out the Poison: When Michael gets 'bitten' by the Gaboon Viper in ATTACK OF THE GABOON VIPER - THE SNAKE BITE PRANK!, Grandpa invokes this by asking the 'snake handler' to suck the venom out. The handler tells Grandpa that it won't work.
  • Suddenly Shouting:
    • Angry Grandpa will do this from time to time. A notable example is in Ask Grandpa - Q&A W/ Angry Grandpa, when he reveals the one thing he would get rid of in the world if he could.
    • Inverted in POOR MAN'S LASAGNA MELTDOWN!, when Grandpa realizes that he was the one who opened the package of cheese which grew mold on it, and thus instigated his meltdown when Michael wouldn't eat his lasagna.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Bridgette West in BRIDGETTE'S LAST VLOG?! jokingly pulls one off when Michael catches her talking with Grandpa on the phone.
  • Take That!: Done Four times so far during the "McJuggernuggets" saga.
    • First is when Angry Grandpa tossed soup right at Jesse.
    • The second time is when both Pickleboy and Angry Grandpa took turns destroying Jesse's drone and sent it back to him along with a picture with Angry Grandpa with a "colorful" message to say the least.
    • The third time is getting Boogie2988 involved in Michael's prank against Jesse by acting as an obsessive fan
    • The forth is Pickleboy composing "The MCJUGGERNUGGETS DISS TRACK!!", which is a whole Take That against Jesse and his Psycho Series and him blaming him for using his life as humor.
  • Tantrum Throwing: Anything not bolted down is at risk of this when Grandpa is upset.
  • Tastes Like Chicken: Inverted in ANGRY GRANDPA - MAIL BAG MONDAY #11:
    Pickleboy: [Reeling from Grandpa's flatulence] Words can't describe that smell.
    Grandpa: I thought it smelled pretty good myself! Smelled like last night's chicken!
    Pickleboy: Your chicken smelled like shit!
    Grandpa: It tasted like shit.
    Pickleboy: Hey look, Bridgette, he's gonna stab me, I think!
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: From ANGRY GRANDPA BEGS FOR MONEY
    Grandpa: I'm just GODDAMNED MAD AS HELL!
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Grandpa was fond of adding "bitch" to the end of his sentences.
  • Time Skip: In GRANDPA'S TABLE FAIL! (Goes to the hospital!), about a month passes between Angry Grandpa initially hurting his arm and his going to the hospital.
  • Toilet Humor: In Angry Grandpa and the Hidden Camera!, Angry Grandpa hurries to the bathroom and shuts the door. A moment later, we hear a few short bursts of an agonizing dump he proceeds to take.
  • Trash of the Titans: AGP's second trailer was this from time to time, as well as Michael's Apartment.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Nothing within Grandpa's reach is safe when he throws a temper tantrum.
  • Urine Trouble: In PICKLEBOY BREAKS GRANDPA'S CHAIR!, Grandpa tosses a cup of liquid into Michael's face. Michael initially doesn't react, but then touches his face and asks what it is. Grandpa reveals that it is his own piss, prompting a Squicked Spit Take.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Most of the time Grandpa or Michael has to throw up, they do it over a sink, covering their mouth with something, or something otherwise out of sight. These videos will come with a disclaimer most of the time.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot:
  • Wardrobe Malfunction:
    • In GRANDPA LOVES PICKLEBOY?!, Angry Grandpa tries to show off his Embarrassing Tattoo, only for his pants to fall off, with his bare ass and... other parts uncomfortably close to Pickleboy's face. This happens off camera, but Grandpa and Pickleboy's reactions tell the whole story.
    • In Post Rage Cleanup!, Grandpa's pants fall off while he's carrying a rug outside (off-camera).
    • Pickleboy has done this on at least two separate occasions. On one, his pants dropped while he was pushing a shopping cart, and in another his boxers underwear ripped while bending over.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: According to Michael, Grandpa wouldn't intentionally hurt his children even when he was furious. At least, not physically: he would often break their things instead.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In Angry Grandpa's New Puppy, Bridgette and Michael adopt a puppy and pretend to give it to Angry Grandpa. This puppy is never seen again in any other videos.
  • Wham Episode: A few, some heartwarming and others saddening, but the biggest is "ANGRY GRANDPA HAS CANCER", where during an argument, Grandpa reveals he has cancer. Michael responds shocked, upset, and heartbroken, especially when he asks his father why he didn't tell him.
  • When Elders Attack
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Whenever Grandpa gets revenge on Michael for a prank.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Invoked by Michael as a prank on Angry Grandpa, in Angry Grandpa - Snake in bed, SNAKE PRANK ON ANGRY GRANDPA!, HUNT FOR THE GABOON VIPER!, SNAKE PRANK ON ANGRY GRANDPA!, and ATTACK OF THE GABOON VIPER - THE SNAKE BITE PRANK!
  • Why Did You Make Me Hit You?: Angry Grandpa, following a tantrum, will ask why Michael made a mess, or claim that Michael broke something that Grandpa clearly destroyed moments ago. He uses the justification that since Michael angered him, he caused it to happen. Michael, after a few days of reflection, will inevitably replace what Grandpa broke.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Grandpa pretends to have severe testicular pain to troll Michael in GRANDPA MAKES PICKLEBOY HIS B*TCH!!!