Angry Grandpa (partially found removed videos from YouTuber; 2008-2017)

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Charles Green, AKA Angry Grandpa, in the thumbnail of the infamous bomb prank video

Status: Partially Lost

Charles Marvin Green, Jr., better known as the Angry Grandpa, was a YouTuber from South Carolina active from 2007 until his death in 2017 who became famous for his destructive rampages, pranks, rants, stories, and vlogs. The video series starred Charles himself, his youngest son and cameraman Michael Green, and Michael's girlfriend Bridgette West. Recurring characters include Charles's ex-wife Tina Sharp, their grandchildren, their oldest son "Charlie Chill", their daughters Jennifer and Kim, his neighbor Tina Dandridge, Bridgette's father Doug West, and Charles's new girlfriend/fianceé Lauren Davi.

Despite being a very popular YouTuber who gained over 3 million subscribers in his lifetime, dozens of Angry Grandpa videos have been deleted over the years, some being reuploaded, others only surviving in partial clips, and several having no mirror uploads whatsoever.

Removed videos[edit | edit source]

xlxcigaroxlx ( videos[edit | edit source]

Thumbnail of The exploding cigarette[1]

Angry Grandpa videos were originally uploaded to the now-defunct before he moved to YouTube permanently. Michael's profile, xlxcigaroxlx, was deleted in the early 2010s and several videos were lost in the process. The only one known to feature the Angry Grandpa, The exploding cigarette, was a prank video uploaded in August 2008[2] in which Michael planted a firecracker in AGP's box of cigarettes. Several non-AGP videos, including Michael terrorizing his baby nephew with a Freddy Krueger mask and him showing a shock video titled "2 girls 1 finger" to his mother, remain lost as well.[3] Given that these videos have been missing for over a decade and their existence was only rediscovered in March 2021, they're probably the least likely of the possibly-extant videos listed in this article to be recovered.

TheAngryGrandpaShow videos[edit | edit source]

The only known screenshot of Grandpa Arrested[4]

The earliest known deleted video from TheAngryGrandpaShow YouTube channel, Grandpa Arrested, was recorded and uploaded shortly after Angry Grandpa destroys kitchen! in January 2011. AGP is seen talking to police officers while Michael and Bridgette record from her car and laugh. He was detained and taken to the local police station, albeit he was released a few hours later with no charges being pressed. This incident caused TheAngryGrandpaShow to go on a brief hiatus. Only a single screenshot of the video has been found.

Later in 2011, Michael ran a Facebook poll on whether Angry Grandpa, who despises cats, should have to kiss a cat. The final result was overwhelmingly in favor of it and the deed was done at AGP's niece Jessica's home. Angry Grandpa Kisses a cat was uploaded on 23 July, 2011[5] but was later removed. The reason for this is unknown, although it's speculated that it was due to AGP's own embarrassment over the video. Unfortunately for him, it has been reuploaded to YouTube several times and remains publicly available.

Angry Grandpa Gets Kicked Out of Cici's Pizza was uploaded some other time in 2011 and shows AGP becoming enraged after waiting two hours for a deep dish pizza. He yells at the employees, eats off the buffet with his bare hands without paying, smashes plates on the floor, and throws pizza boxes at the window before being kicked out of the pizzeria. The video was removed when Cici's Pizza threatened legal action against the Greens but was preserved through unofficial reuploads, although extra footage which allegedly features AGP slipping on a puddle and injuring his knee after re-entering Cici's Pizza has never been released. The manager, who originally orchestrated the video as a prank on AGP, was fired, but in a twist of fate reunited with the old man at a flea market years later, thanking him for inadvertently getting him out of a job he loathed.

Angry Grandpa Hates Chris Price was uploaded during or prior to November 2011. In the video, AGP rants about his daughter Jennifer's ex-boyfriend, who had pistol-whipped her and thrown her out of a moving car, while Jennifer herself sits next to him with a black eye. Michael apparently uploaded this video against Jennifer's wishes and she presumably had him take it down.

The Fake Bomb Prank is arguably the most notable and controversial lost AGP video and was uploaded on 3 April, 2012.[6] It was removed a few days later due to violations of YouTube's terms of service and potential legal issues. Two screenshots have surfaced, one being the thumbnail and the other provided by Lost Media Wiki forums user Summertime.

A screenshot of The Fake Bomb Prank, courtesy of Summertime

The Fake Bomb Prank plot according to Summertime:

“The video was about [G]randpa receiving a package in the mail. He opened the box to find a bomb inside, and Michael pretends to contact the police on his cell phone (secretly contacting a friend of his who was in on the prank). From there, they are given instructions on how to deactivate the bomb. Michael tells Grandpa to cut one of the wires, so he gets a pair of scissors and cuts the wire as told. Michael immediately yells, saying he cut the wrong wire and that the bomb would explode. Grandpa grabs the bomb and throws it out the window, before running to another room in his house with Michael.”[7]

Two clips of the video were later released by Michael, who claims that AGP's house was raided by the FBI in response to the video, albeit this story has been met with scepticism from fans. Despite the mysterious and elusive nature of the missing video, a subsequent video titled Angry Grandpa's Fake Heart Attack 2 was recovered after being taken down due to negative reception from fans. Michael has pledged to release the long-lost prank video on his StoryFire channel once it reaches 200,000 subscribers. Attempts to manually retrieve the video via the Wayback Machine proved to be unsuccessful.

Thumbnail of The Salt and Ice Challenge

The Salt and Ice Challenge was uploaded on 6 November, 2013[8] and features AGP and Michael partaking in a viral internet trend by pouring salt and ice on their arms to induce a burning sensation to see who can withstand the pain longer. It was struck down by YouTube for showing the two's bloody forearms. Only the thumbnail has been found, however, AGP and Michael later discuss the challenge and display their scars in GRANDPA'S FLAT TIRE.

One of the miscellaneous lost videos

In addition to these, a handful of other videos have also been removed for various reasons, including the suspension of the first Angry Grandpa YouTube channel in June 2010, clearly visible vomit, references to graphic violence, fan backlash, and controversy over Tina Dandridge allegedly not receiving payment for her appearances.[9]

GrandpasCorner videos[edit | edit source]

At least four videos uploaded to AGP's personal vlogging channel, GrandpasCorner, were removed in light of the Tina Dandridge situation; How Angry Grandpa Met Tina, GRANDPA ASKS OUT TINA?!, OPERATION: GET GRANDPA A MILLION!!, and Q&A WITH ANGRY GRANDPA AND TINA!. Thankfully, all but one of these listed have been recovered.

TheAngryGrandpaLive videos[edit | edit source]

In 2017, AGP hosted a Twitch livestream titled TheAngryGrandpaLive. VODs of AGP livestreams and highlights were archived on a YouTube channel of the same name. For whatever reason, several of these have been privated or removed, but fortunately all of the missing livestreams except two have been found reuploaded.

Unreleased[edit | edit source]

Logo of Angry Grandpa: The True Trailer Park Story shown in the preview

Angry Grandpa: The True Trailer Park Story was a documentary film being developed by Michael Green and scheduled for a summer 2012 release with an approximate runtime of 01:30:00. It was cancelled when Michael sold the laptop containing all the video recorded for the documentary, which wasn't backed up, and didn't realize his mistake until it was too late. No footage from the film still exists aside from what was shown in a two-minute preview and it is considered irrecoverable. it is currently unknown if Michael Green was actually sold his laptop or not.

Update and current situation[edit | edit source]

On December 17th, 2017, one week following Angry Grandpa's death, Michael uploaded a video discussing the future of TheAngryGrandpaShow channel where clips of The Fake Bomb Prank are shown. He also planned to upload deleted and unreleased videos in the future, albeit barely any of these have actually materialized, much to the agitation of fans who accuse Michael of hoarding the videos. It's unclear exactly how much unseen AGP content exists with Michael stating that he has multiple hard drives full of videos, but it's believed that most footage prior to mid-2012 is permanently lost due to the aforementioned missing laptop.

List[edit | edit source]

Video Status
The exploding cigarette Lost
Grandpa Arrested Lost
Angry Grandpa Kisses a cat Found
Angry Grandpa Gets Kicked Out of Cici's Pizza Found
Angry Grandpa Hates Chris Price Found
The Fake Bomb Prank Partially Found
Angry Grandpa's Fake Heart Attack 2 Found
I made partner!! Found
Angry Grandpa HATES Bridgette & Pickleboy Found
Angry Grandpa: The True Trailer Park Story Lost
The Salt and Ice Challenge Lost
THE CAT FOOD BURRITO! (Vomit Alert!) Found
How Angry Grandpa Met Tina Lost
Angry Grandpa LIVE on Twitch! (official broadcast 9) TIME TO CELEBRATE!! Found
AGP and Doug Friday on Twitch Found
AGPL on Twitch! 16 Grandpa tries to play matchmaker Found
AGPL on Twitch! 17 Grandpa and Doug take over the phone Found
AGPL on Twitch! 24 (actual title and airdate unknown) Lost
Unknown misc. livestream (actual title and airdate unknown) Lost

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