1992 Called
Season 1, Episode 27
1992 Called Title Card
Premiered: August 21, 2014
Short: "Shave Time"
Written and Storyboarded by:
  Andy Gonsalves
Nick Edwards
Story by:
  Dave Tennant
Peter Browngardt
Audie Harrison
Casey Alexander
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1992 Called is the 27th episode of Uncle Grandpa season 1, and the 27th overall episode of the series.


Uncle Grandpa travels back in time to the year 1492 to retrieve a pair of pants from 1992.

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Uncle Grandpa walks into the living room with a pair of pink pants with purple zig zag stripes on them. As he goes to eat cereal and lounge around, Pizza Steve informs him that 1992 called and wants the pants he's wearing back. Uncle Grandpa sadly puts is pants through a time portal before going back to lounging around. After a few seconds, the phone rings and Pizza Steve answers it. The person calling was 1992 again complaining that he didn't get his pants back and demanded to talk to Uncle Grandpa. 1992 threatens to call the time police on Uncle Grandpa if he does not get his pants back.

Mr. Gus checks the time machine and points out that Uncle Grandpa accidentally sent the pants to 1492 rather than 1992. After some thought, Uncle Grandpa decides to take Pizza Steve with him to go retrieve the pants. They both jump through the portal and end up on a ship. They hide in barrels and witness Christopher Columbus wearing the pants and demandingly bossing his crew around. Uncle Grandpa and Pizza Steve decide to set up a trick to trick Christopher Columbus into surrendering his pants. Uncle Grandpa puts Pizza Steve in a pizza box and delivers it to Columbus. When Columbus opens the box, Pizza Steve comes out and sprays him with pepper spray. He grabs hold of the pants and runs as fast as he can, but to no avail. Columbus catches him and throws him overboard.

Uncle Grandpa and Pizza Steve wait until dark before sneaking into Columbus's room to try and take the pants. Unfortunately for them, Columbus out smarted them and ended up having them tied up. Uncle Grandpa cuts himself and Pizza Steve loose and has Pizza Steve challenge Christopher Columbus to an Italian Karate match.

Christopher Columbus claims himself the creator of Italian Karate and ends up beating up Pizza Steve and Uncle Grandpa. After their beating, Uncle Grandpa decides to call the time police on Columbus to get the pants back. The time police come and arrest Christopher Columbus and force him to give up the pants. Uncle Grandpa retrieves these pants, accidentally discovers America, returns the pants to 1992, then returns home to the current time.

At a school, Mrs. Numty teaches the class about how Uncle Grandpa discovered America and had them pledge allegiance to the same pair of pants that Uncle Grandpa returned to 1992.


  • The single playing at the beginning of the episode could be a parody version of "Move Your Body" by E.C.2 released in 1992.
  • The joke presented at the beginning of the episode is a common joke saying how when someone where's a piece of clothing out of time, the year called and wants it back.
  • It turns out 1992 actually did call to get his pants back.
  • It's unknown how 1992 has a phone that can call through time.
  • Pizza Steve states that time travel takes time.
  • Uncle Grandpa eats a cereal called "Beary O's" that features Beary Nice on the box.
  • The time police could be a reference to "Superjail!", where that show had a two part episode that dealt with time police.
  • The time portal is only able to allow two people to go back in time at once.
  • The time portal's design looks similar to the time portal used in Future Pizza.
  • Cristopher Columbus says Uncle Grandpa's quote, "Flippin' frog legs".
  • Cristopher Columbus is historically depicted in this episode when he said he'll get no respect if he doesn't find land, in actual history Cristopher wasn't as the star of Europe when he made his proposal to discover a new way to India.
  • Christopher Columbus claims to be the creator and founder of the martial art Italian Karate.
  • A common misconception that is spread around people is that Cristopher Columbus discovered America, he actually discovered islands in the Caribbean and didn't actually step foot on the main continent of America. This episode portrays that misconception at the end when a Mrs. Numpty asks her class who discovered America in 1492.
  • Running Gags:
    • Cristopher Columbus beating the captain of the ship with his map.
    • Cristopher Columbus disrespecting his crew.
  • Errors:
    • When Uncle Grandpa went to input 1992 on the time machine, he only pressed three buttons.
    • One of the crew members on the far left is missing legs.
    • When Pizza Steve is punched into the canon in the net, he is then launched out of it and the net disappears.
    • Uncle Grandpa created a time paradox, if Christopher Columbus is arrested and put away in time jail, then there wouldn't be anyone to invent Italian Karate,
      • Although he may have had spread the teachings of it before his journey.
        • If the 90's pants are the new American flag, then 1992 would've known that he's wearing an American symbol.




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