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October 5, 2009 8:15 PM   Subscribe

Uncle Grandpa!
posted by BuddhaInABucket (49 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
And good morning to you sir.
posted by nola at 8:24 PM on October 5, 2009


I made it 44 seconds. Do I win something?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 8:27 PM on October 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


When I was young cartoons did not have lactating nerd boy nipples.
Or perhaps I did not notice.
posted by Iron Rat at 8:30 PM on October 5, 2009 [6 favorites]


Eh. This is trippier and isn't that horrible neo-grotesque style.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:34 PM on October 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


So is this (mild seizure warning).
posted by Burhanistan at 8:35 PM on October 5, 2009


Kupperman? What have they done?
posted by The Whelk at 8:43 PM on October 5, 2009


that... I dunno.
posted by xbonesgt at 8:47 PM on October 5, 2009


I LIKE IT

C'mon guys anything that gets Cartoon Network back to actual cartoons amirite
posted by fungible at 8:50 PM on October 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


Awful.
posted by mrnutty at 8:52 PM on October 5, 2009


It's no Adventure Time but I liked it.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 8:54 PM on October 5, 2009 [6 favorites]


i just had a terrible flashback to Rocko's Modern Life.
posted by Jon_Evil at 9:04 PM on October 5, 2009


THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BAD FLASHBACK TO ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE YOU TAKE BACK!
posted by The Whelk at 9:08 PM on October 5, 2009 [15 favorites]


october 5's last feeds october 6's first
posted by es_de_bah at 9:12 PM on October 5, 2009


YSSTOG: That was awesome, thank you.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 9:14 PM on October 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Good morning!
posted by Joey Michaels at 9:14 PM on October 5, 2009


There is a giant realistic flying tiger!

I hate grotesque humor, but by the time the show got to the giant realistic flying tiger I was sold.
posted by winna at 9:23 PM on October 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Uncle Grandfather?
posted by Avenger at 9:29 PM on October 5, 2009


The mutants won me over, because they made me think of this.
posted by Monsters at 9:32 PM on October 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


Awesome. Forget the haters.
posted by silby at 9:38 PM on October 5, 2009


Algebraic!
posted by HumuloneRanger at 9:40 PM on October 5, 2009


.... I'm really mad I enjoyed that.
posted by webmutant at 9:50 PM on October 5, 2009


Low hanging smelly goat balls, this has to be the worst thing I've ever seen.
posted by nj_subgenius at 9:57 PM on October 5, 2009


horrible neo-grotesque style.

This.
posted by anazgnos at 10:13 PM on October 5, 2009


Nonsense! This is fantastic! It has all the hallmarks of being a Ren and Stimpy knock-off, but for the fact that at its heart, it's actually kind of sweet. I want a series!
posted by bicyclefish at 10:43 PM on October 5, 2009


(stunned silence)




(for a really long time)







That.






Was.







AWESOME.
posted by hifiparasol at 10:49 PM on October 5, 2009


Eponywhut?
Faaascinating. I want more.
posted by drhydro at 10:49 PM on October 5, 2009


If only Cartoon Network would show these kinds of things again. The Cartoon Cartoons may have been hit or miss overall, but I'd take a grossout Patrick Ventura cartoon over Yet Another Lame Anime any day.
posted by JHarris at 1:10 AM on October 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I usually strongly dislike that grotesque animation style; I could rarely sit through a whole episode of Ren and Stimpy as a kid, because it squicked me out too much. For some reason, though, I really enjoyed this.

Also, HELL YES Adventure Time. That cartoon is made of pure awesome. And they're making a series out of it. Again, awesome.
posted by maqsarian at 1:57 AM on October 6, 2009


Boy did that ever suck.
posted by Daddy-O at 2:23 AM on October 6, 2009


Hmm. Is it OK for me to note that Uncle Grandpa appears in a guy's bedroom wearing rainbow suspenders and a Village People mustache and hides in a closet with the boy (to whom he shows a photo of a shirtless Tony Danza), and that the two of them then mount a tiger that has a large rainbow in its bum? Or would that be considered a spoiler?
posted by pracowity at 2:38 AM on October 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Reminds me of the crazier stuff that showed up on What A Cartoon. Good mornin' indeed!
posted by giraffe at 3:38 AM on October 6, 2009


I just tried that Adventure Time link -- it's approximately three thousand times better.
posted by pracowity at 4:26 AM on October 6, 2009


This is different, this is good, this is up there. But I only had to spend seven minutes with it. How about the guys who made it? They spent thousands of hours with these concepts, these characters, these voices. Day after day, they had to get up in the morning thinking, "I'm going to spend the next twelve or so hours in the company of vile characters, with the most annoying voices, thinking of how to visualize giant farts, and hideous mutants and other deeply unpleasant concepts. I'm going to wallow in the ugliest most perverse concepts I can imagine and share them with strangers on the internet and TV. This is how I'm spending my one, God-given life and talent." How do they do it? I mean, I liked it a lot, but I can now turn off my computer and go to work and have my day. They have to live with this stuff in their heads.
posted by Faze at 4:44 AM on October 6, 2009


I approve.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 4:49 AM on October 6, 2009


There's something so deeply satisfying about the shape of Uncle Grandpa's chin in profile as he crawls through the tunnel at 5'20". Like a bulldozer by way of a Mayan codex. Good morning, indeed.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:00 AM on October 6, 2009


I honestly don’t know.
posted by stilist at 6:15 AM on October 6, 2009


I pretty much hate cartoons.
posted by LakesideOrion at 6:28 AM on October 6, 2009


Apparently new cartoons pose an inordinate threat to lawns.
posted by cmoj at 8:27 AM on October 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Just the bad ones.
posted by pracowity at 9:29 AM on October 6, 2009


A little uneven, but still amusing, for me.
posted by shino-boy at 10:13 AM on October 6, 2009


I feel like Adventure Time is probably the more enjoyable product in general, but I think Uncle Grandpa is less harmful to children's developing minds. However, I still consider Spongebob the gold standard of recent bizarre western cartoons, but that could be nostalgia speaking, as I am a child of the late nineties. I don't include Ren and Stimpy in the running, as that show kind of freaked me out as a kid and it was a bit before my time (I didn't get cable until I was about 11).
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:22 AM on October 6, 2009


Strangely enough, I think this article from today's New York Times explains why Uncle Grandpa is so compelling.
posted by Faze at 10:28 AM on October 6, 2009


Someone seems to be super-nostalgic for the sort of thing that Peter Bagge had in his old comic, Neat Stuff, before he figured out what a narrative was.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:15 PM on October 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


not that that was the worst thing in the world, but definitely something best appreciated in small doses.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:21 PM on October 6, 2009


How do I remove other people's favorites?
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism at 1:24 PM on October 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I liked it, but mainly because the nerdy kid reminded me of the stock nerdy kid from "The Far Side"
posted by deliquescent at 2:11 PM on October 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


It was pretty ok, but it's got nothing on Superjail* in the weird, trippy cartoons contest.

*Warning, videos contain ridiculous violence.
posted by learn to read at 4:54 PM on October 6, 2009


Superjail is the best argument that if you're up watching cartoons at 2am, you are legally required to be off your nut on something. For me it was a combination of severe jetlag and fast food and half a bottle of wild turkey. I could not. stop. watching.
posted by The Whelk at 6:16 PM on October 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


My brother gets enraged when his small son calls him Uncle Daddy.

In other news, holy crap. This gave me eye rabies.
posted by Sallyfur at 9:35 PM on October 6, 2009


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