- Oct 23, 2014
I used to hate Uncle Grandpa, mainly going by the promos. I thought it was just yet another cartoon trying to copy Adventure Time without understanding what made it successful. But the more I watched it, the more it actually grew on me. Now, it still isn't a show that I'll follow or marathon, but it's simply ment to be mindless harmless fun, in that aspect, it's a good filler cartoon, and it can get a laugh or two out of you. But I also think this is why it, and Clarence are so hated. In this day and age, people think every new cartoon needs some huge worldbuilding or sprawling plot, even very wacky shows like Star Vs. the Forces of Evil seem to have one. Those shows have their place, but I always believed in diversity. For every Gumball, there needs to be a Steven Universe, it works vice versa. In this day and age, it seems a very wacky show like Uncle Grandpa, or a very grounded-in-reality show like Clarence are looked down upon because they don't meet the standards of the supposed "right way" to make a cartoon. What people fall to realize is that there is NO right way to make a cartoon. Cartoon creators typically make what they want to see and what they think is funny. If you don't like it fine, but don't act like every cartoon needs to follow some abitrary checklist of your desires. Anyway, had Uncle Grandpa came out during CN's golden age, it probably wouldn't be as looked down upon as it is right now. And like I said, the show is harmless. Yes it's stupid and nonsensical, but in an amusing way. This isn't like Teen Titans Go! or Johnny Test with mean-spirited characters, lazy flash animation, repetitive plots, and terrible morals.