Tiger Trails
Season 1, Episode 2
Premiered: September 2, 2013
Short: "Fishing with Uncle Grandpa"
Written and Storyboarded by:
  Audie Harrison
Casey Alexander
Story by:
  Dave Tennant
Pete Browngardt
Audie Harrison
Casey Alexander
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Tiger Trails is the 2nd episode of Uncle Grandpa Season 1, and the 2nd overall episode of the series.


When Giant Realistic Flying Tiger fails to show up during a wizard battle, Uncle Grandpa and his friends follow her trail in order to find out where she went.

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While Uncle Grandpa is in the middle of giving a boy named Caleb a time he'll never forget by taking him into outer space to have a wizard battle with Evil Wizard to show him that reading is fun, Uncle Grandpa realizes that Giant Realistic Flying Tiger has gone missing. He dismisses himself from the Wizard Battle to go back to the RV and look for her like Belly Bag suggested. After looking all over, he does not find her. He assumes she ran away because he forgot to tell her "Good Morning". After weeping over losing Giant Realistic Flying Tiger, Mr. Gus and Pizza Steve offer to help him find her. First they follow a trail of tiger paw prints only to realize it was left behind by Mr. Gus who was wearing Giant Realistic Flying Tiger Slippers. Belly Bag suggests they follow the rainbow trail she leaves behind wherever she goes if they want to find her, so they ride her rainbow all the way to the tanning salon. The Tanning Salon Lady tells them that they just missed Tiger, who finished her mystic brown special.

Uncle Grandpa is distressed upon hearing this information, but Pizza Steve suggests they do things Tiger would normally do to find her. So they get tans, get manicures and pedicures, go shopping, and buy jewelry before winding up in a pet cemetery. After winding up in the cemetery, the gang assumes she is dead and begin to mourn her death. Uncle Grandpa can't accept the death of a friend, so he gets Frankenstein Juice from Frankenstein and carelessly pours it on the ground in hopes of reviving Tiger from the dead. The zombie pets rise from the ground and are ready to attack the gang. Uncle Grandpa asks them if they had seen Tiger, but just then Tiger let out a roar and revealed herself to be stuck in a tree because she is afraid of heights.

Uncle Grandpa reassures her that they will get her a ladder back in the RV, but he is confronted by the Zombie Pets. Pizza Steve suggests he can take care of it because he is a "Black Belt" in "Italian Karate", but Uncle Grandpa points out that the Zombie Pets are too. The Zombie Pets begin to beat up the gang as Tiger watches. Tiger is afraid of heights, but she also doesn't wanna see her friends get mauled. She decides to face her fear and jump out of the tree to single-handedly beat up all the Zombie Pets. After fighting them off, she takes her now beaten up friends, drapes them over her back, and flies back to the RV. Uncle Grandpa apologizes to Tiger for not saying good morning to her, but Tiger reveals that she left the RV because Uncle Grandpa left the door open and she was curious to go out and explore. Uncle Grandpa felt like he was forgetting Caleb but ignored the feeling. Instead, Giant Realistic Flying Tiger and Uncle Grandpa went off while Caleb was engaged in the wizard battle by himself.


  • This is the first episode to have Uncle Grandpa crying, thus being followed by Funny Face.
  • This is the first episode where Uncle Grandpa did'nt help a kid.
  • This episode is a sneak peek to help promote the series.
  • Before it aired on TV, it was shown on Xfinty on Demand and the Cartoon Network app.
  • The wizard battle was supposed to help Caleb with reading.
  • This episode is the first mention of Italian Karate.
  • This episode shows the first Arial view of the inside of the RV.
  • The Rollerblade Dimension is a possible reference to a Secret Mountain Fort Awesome episode called "Teleport-a-potty", where the Disgustoids travel to the same dimension.
  • Uncle Grandpa believes that he didn't say good morning to Tiger and that's why she left.
  • Although Pizza Steve's joke about finding Tiger in 30 minutes or less is a reference to how pizza delivery drivers are to give pizza for free if it's been over 30 minutes, it could also be breaking the 4th wall as this episode along with Belly Bros aired together making it a whole half-hour.
  • Mr. Gus was shown to have a human hand in this episode.
  • Uncle Grandpa bringing back the dead in a pet cemetery is a clear reference to the movie "Pet Sematary", instead of bringing the dead animals to a Indian burial ground, Uncle Grandpa pours Frankenstein juice on the ground.
    • Frisky the cat could actually reference the cat, Church from Pet Sematary.
  • Frankenstein's appearance is different in this episode only.
  • Ironically Tiger states she's afraid of heights".
  • Uncle Grandpa's first offical DVD was titled after this episode.
  • Running Gags:
    • Evil Wizard saying "WIZARD BATTLE".
    • Uncle Grandpa calling out for Tiger.
    • Uncle Grandpa thinking about all the good times him and Tiger had together.
    • Someone saying that they enjoy Tiger's gentle kitty licks.
    • Uncle Grandpa kissing someone.
    • The guys following Tiger's path and doing everything she's been doing.
    • Pizza Steve putting a blindfold on to do Italian Karate.
  • Errors:
    • The portal to the Rollerblade Dimension is projecting itself in front of the booth Uncle Grandpa is sitting, when it should be behind the booth, making it look like the portal is right next to him.
    • When the guys enter the pet cemetery, there's a transparent headstone just below the sign of the cemetery.
    • When Tiger imagines Uncle Grandpa leaving the RV door open, the inside of the RV is orange and pink.




v - e - d Episode List

Secret Mountain Fort Awesome Precursor
Uncle Grandpa (Pilot)Secret Mountain Uncle Grandpa
Season 1
Belly BrosTiger TrailsSpace EmperorFunny FaceMoustache CreamNicknameDriver's TestUncle Grandpa SitterUncle Grandpa Ate My Homework!Uncle Grandpa for a DayAfraid of the DarkTreasure MapLocked OutJortsBrain GameMystery NoiseCharlie BurgersUncle Grandpa ShortsPerfect KidBig in JapanLeg WrestleFuture PizzaMore Uncle Grandpa ShortsViewer SpecialBad MorningPrank Wars1992 CalledBezt FrendsFood TruckHide and SeekThe History of WrestlingSick BagVacationAunt GrandmaGroundedHaunted RVInternet TrollNot FunnyPrison BreakEscalatorChristmas SpecialDog DayTiger and MousePizza Steve's DiaryBallin'Big Trouble for Tiny MiracleNew KidUncle ZombieUncle CavemanMisfortune CookieWasteland
Season 2
Duck LipsNumbskullBody TroubleShower PartyUncle Grandpa LandTaco CometThe FanThe PackageAre You Talking to Tree?OlderGuest Directed ShortsHundred Dollar GusWeird BadgeThe Great Spaghetti WesternPal.0Uncle Grandpa at the MoviesBottom BagWatermelon GagBirdmanUncle Grandpa RetiresFool MoonSecret SantaNacho CheeseMustache Tree
Season 3
The Little Mer-TigerBall RoomBack to the LibraryUncle EasterKing GusUncle Grandpa MovieLamestationSpace OddityRelaxation LandThe Land of the Lost ShadowsPizza EveThe Return of Aunt GrandmaMessy BessyMemory FoamEven More ShortsFleas Help MeWicked ShadesExcept for CooperIn the CloudsThe Lepre-ConFear of FlyingG'day Mornin'Uncle FashionInventor Mentor
Season 4
Jerky JasperDinosaur DayRV OlympicsUncle MelvinsUncle BaseballCostume CrisisUncle Grandpa Runs for PresidentChill OutThe Bike RideMr. Gus Moves OutHiccup HavokMacGuffinGone to His HeadPony TaleYou Can't Handle the Tooth!A Gift for GusRobo-UGLil' MacDisappearing ActTongue TiedUncle DummyFace FixThe Phone CallUncle CupidDoctor VisitCake Mistake
Season 5
Sheep DeprivationTrash CatUncle Grandpa's Odd-ysseySurprise PartyLate Night Good Morning with Uncle GrandpaNew DirectionAnger ManagementPizza Steve's PastDiggin' a HoleBroken BoogieUncle Grandpa's Uncle GrandpaTransitional PhaseCartoon FactoryDate with GusWhat's the Big Idea?Full Grown PizzaMore Director ShortsHigh DiveChess Master SteveTiny Miracle's Tiny MiracleUncle GreedpaExquisite GrandpaUncle Grandpa: The High School Years
Say UncleUncle Grandpa Babies

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