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DVD Review: Uncle Grandpa: Good Mornin'

Uncle Grandpa is one of three relatively new Cartoon Network shows I remember seeing commercials for (the others being Steven Universe and Clarence) but never got around to watching. I watched and reviewed Steven Universe and Clarence not too long ago, and just the other day I finished watching my review copy of Uncle Grandpa: Good Mornin'. It was funny but I didn't find it quite as good as Steven Universe or Clarence. I felt the other two shows had more heart while Uncle Grandpa feels more like random wackiness. And yes it's wacky, even more so than Adventure Time.

Uncle Grandpa is the main character of the show and he goes around to kids' houses to help them with their problems. His "help" always involves some weird outrageous adventure. For instance, one episode finds Uncle Grandpa trying to get mustache cream from a Walmart-like store in order to save the world from a kid's killer mustache and by the time he does the store is in shambles, while another episode has him inside the brain of a kid controlling him like a videogame character to help him become better at videogames excpet he actually puts him in real danger. And yet another episode finds Uncle Grandpa taking a kid through an adventure with random challenges in order to get him a nickname. So yeah, it's totally bizarre.

Along with Uncle Grandpa are some of his friends, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, Belly Bag, and Giant Realistic Flying Tiger. Pizza Steve is a walking talking slice of pizza voice by Adam DeVine from Workaholics. Mr. Gus is a green fire-breathing dinosaur who is usually relaxed and a voice of reason within all the chaos. He is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson who has done many deep-voiced animated characters. Belly Bag is a sentient red fannypack that Uncle Granpa wheres and can cough up whatever Uncle Grandpa happens to need, kind of like Jerry Steiner's trench coat on Parker Lewis Can't Lose. Finally, Giant Realistic Flying Tiger is really just like a picture of a tiger that can fly by farting rainbows.

Each episode is about 12 minutes long, and at the end of each episode is a short random skit or two that has nothing to do the actual episode. Those are usually pretty funny as well, and just as zany as the rest of the show. I would have really liked a special feature about how they came up with this show, but unfortunately there aren't any special features included. I did enjoy the show, just not quite as much as the other two shows.

This DVD contains 12 episodes:

  1. Brain Game
  2. Moustache Cream
  3. Nickname
  4. Locked Out
  5. Mystery Noise
  6. Bad Morning
  7. Bezt Frends
  8. Hide and Seek
  9. The History of Wrestling
  10. Vacation
  11. Aunt Grandma
  12. Grounded

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Aunt Grandma

Hide and Seek

Mystery Noise

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