The Grabowskis
GenreDark humor, Absurdist humor
Created byMike Stoklasa
StarringMike Stoklasa
Dixie Jacobs
Lauren Burke (2007)
Opening theme"The Grabowskis Theme" by Mike Stoklasa
(Season 1 to 2)
"Sideman Strut" by Apple, Inc.
(Season 3)
"The Grabowskis Theme (2008)" by Mike Stoklasa
(Season 4)
"Ripple" by The Grateful Dead
(Season 5)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes38 (and 5 specials)
(List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Mike Stoklasa
Producer(s)Jay Bauman
Jesse Sorgatz (2007)
Running time1 to 9 minutes
Production company(s)RedLetterMedia
Original channelMyspace
Funny or Die
Picture format4:3 480p (EDTV)
Original runJune 11, 2007 – December 22, 2008
Related showsThe Dude Bros

The Grabowskis is sitcom web series created by Mike Stoklasa featuring a dysfunctional blue-collar family living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The show ran for five seasons and episodes were released on Myspace, Funny or Die, and YouTube.

The show began as minute-long skits centered around the Grabowskis' kitchen counter, performed in one continuous shot. As the series progressed, locations beyond the Grabowskis' apartment were used and episode length also increased. After the first season, actress Lauren Burke was replaced by Dixie Jacobs as Honey Grabowski.


Main article: List of The Grabowskis episodes

Cliff and Honey Grabowski are two 30-somethings raising their son Sammy while living on welfare. They are not the perfect, happy family in most television shows—Cliff is a lazy bum, Honey is a slattern, and Sammy has a deadly growth on his head—but the Grabowskis know what it means to be a family.


Main article: List of The Grabowskis characters
  • Cliff Grabowski (Mike Stoklasa)
  • Honey Grabowski (Lauren Burke, season 1 and Dixie Jacobs, season 2)
  • Sammy Grabowski

Supporting CharactersEdit

  • Mike
  • Phil Miassup (Josh Davis)
  • Frank Hammer (Jack Packard)
  • Fragnon (Rich Evans)
  • Chad Vader (Chad Vader)
  • The Crow (Dan Benavente)
  • Mr. Learning Time (Mike Stoklasa)
  • Redneck Rapist (Jay Bauman)
  • Wings n' Things Corporate Officials (??? and Jack Packard) and Cameraman (Jay Bauman)
  • Officer Perkins
  • Hardware Store Clerk
  • Samson Shaunsonson


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