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As one reviewer for Uncle Grandpa mentioned, and I'd have to agree, it has a crazy 90s cartoon kind of vibe. Some of the strange, disconnected scenes remind me of just how bizarre and surreal "Rocko's Modern Life" and "Cow and Chicken" could get; the art style kind of reminds me of the bright, scraggly lines style of "Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?"; even the character designs have more linework, facial expressions, and body types more comparable to 90s toons than modern toons. 

Part of the show's appeal to older audiences might just be how much the art style could be considered a hallmark to the 90s, but that aside, I personally think it's a spectacular addition to Cartoon Network's line-up. Regular Show and Adventure Time started the trend for strange, surreal, and abstract elements to be popular staples of current animation trends, which is probably why Uncle Grandpa was given a chance at all. Though, the show stands very well by itself, a very unique and different diamond in the rough. A large part of that is the art style, but it's also different in story execution, tone, and audience. 

Nothing about the show takes itself seriously. The show takes cartoon logic to levels that would make Bugs Bunny's head spin, but places it in a genre comparable to Cow and Chicken; it's so mindless it takes suspension of disbelief to the most extreme threshold, getting the viewer to either delight in the absurdity or groan and grit their teeth as they try to make sense of something as nonsensical as an Alice in Wonderland un-birthday party. If you're the former, Uncle Grandpa is a fun stress-reliever! Personally, I love it. Uncle Grandpa is a fun and unpredictable character, one that you would classically associate with cartoons in the sense that a toon is wacky and unpredictable. Every episode is something different, playing out in such a way that you'll never predict what's going to happen next, or even how each 'plotline' will get resolved. 

One thing I really want to note about Uncle Grandpa is the tone and intended audience. The lighthearted and fun tone contrasts Adventure Time and Regular Show with their more developed, character-driven, and serious narratives. I'm not calling this a bad thing; I honestly invite the notion of a few mindless, crazy cartoons being stacked up in CN's current line-up. Not only that, but Uncle Grandpa really is a general audiences kind of show. It's innocuous, with the main focus being to present an imaginative narrative. Uncle Grandpa may very well be remembered by some as fondly as Cow and Chicken for 90s rugrats, if only for being one of the stranger and off-the-wall shows on Cartoon Network in this time. 
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FaeAnna Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've seen the show. It's both very interesting and very weird. XD
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Aeon-Borealis Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That it is! I love how unrestrained and outright bizarre it can get! :XD:
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FaeAnna Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm looking forward to "Steven Universe," speaking of bizarre cartoons. It's going to be the first Cartoon Network show created by a woman, and it's someone who storyboarded for Adventure Time as well. :D
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ZeoLightning Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats a strange title
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Aeon-Borealis Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That, it is....I try not to think about the crazy implications that come with the main character's origins too much. That alone beats out how bizarre and surreal the show can get at times! :XD:
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good morning
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Aeon-Borealis Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Good morning! :)

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josh6520 Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist
ya know, in the 7 years ive known you, i have to say i saw it coming... haha!!! i really wanna get you hooked on another show though, i REALLY wanna!!!! (and if you knew the show im talking about you would realize that i just made a funny =3 )
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Aeon-Borealis Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I'm predictable! :XD:

 

What show are you talking about?

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eltigre221 Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw a small little short for it while watching Shrek, and I have to say, it was pretty funny :) but I don't think I'll watch it, I'm into too many cartoons/fandoms as it is ^^;
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