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Western Animation / Wild Grinders

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A animated series that started in 2012 on Nicktoons Network. This series describes the life and adventures of Lil' Rob and his group in skate boarding. The series was created by Rob Dyrdek, a professional skate boarder.

Tropes Describing Wild Grinders:

  • Abusive Parents: Mr. Hucksterball to his son Stubford. He makes no secret of the fact he can't even remember his son's name (or the word "son" for that matter). In one episode, he goes camping with his son "remotely" by giving him a laptop to connect with.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Li'l Rob's sister was mentioned in "Squatch Grinder" to have an obsession with unicorns.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Skateboards and other wheeled vehicles in "A Board Story".
  • Author Avatar: Lil' Rob, if it wasn't obvious.
  • Buffy Speak: How Chip Fliggington describes Lil' Rob's trick in the beginning of Close-Up.
  • Expy: Lil' Rob's sister is very similar to Candace.
    • Stubford is basically an (even more) unlikeable version of Bling-Bling Boy
    • Captain Grindstar is a superhero with a very Superman-esque backstory (though his home planet didn't end up exploding because of bad math).
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • Most of the characters, though this is averted with Lil' Rob — his parents refer to him by his real name.
    • Lackowski's is usually done in running gag, correcting Stubford it was Lackowski, not Lackey. (and Lil' Rob in "Shark Attack").
  • Punny Name: Emo Crys (pronounced like "Chris").
  • The Rival:
    • Stubford likes to think of himself as this.
    • Flips considers herself Lil' Rob's rival was well, though she's not much of a challenge for him.
  • Rule of Cool: Any and all of the stunts the main cast attempt.
  • Serious Business:
    • Skateboarding, for the Grinders.
    • Glass unicorns, apparently. Each one is handcrafted, has a backstory and is treated as if it were very much alive. Emo Crys is an expert on the subject.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Both Prince Xavier and Stubford.
  • Take That!: "Close-Up" was a pretty big jab at Reality TV.