Grandpa Hoover

Grandpa Hoover Picture

Grandpa Hoover has recently been kicked out of his retirement home for snorting heroin and had to move in with the Hoover family.  Since moving in he has become very close with his granddaughter Olive and has become her coach in the beauty pageants.  Grandpa joins the family on the road trip to the Little Miss Sunshine contest and becomes the source of entertainment.

Played By
Alan Arkin
Full Name
Grandpa Hoover

Grandpa Hoover Quotes

Grandpa: Again with the fucking chicken.
Richard: Dad.
Grandpa: It's always with the goddamn fucking chicken.

Olive: Grandpa, am I pretty?
Grandpa: You are the most beautiful girl in the world.
Olive: You're just saying that.
Grandpa: No! I'm madly in love with you and it's not because of your brains or your personality.

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Little Miss Sunshine Quotes

Listen to me. I got no reason to lie to you. Don't make the same mistakes I made when I was young. Fuck a lotta women, kid. Not just one woman, a lotta women.


Sheryl: He was snorting heroin.
Frank: You were snorting heroin?
Grandpa: [to Dwayne] Let me tell you, don't do that stuff. When you're young, you're crazy to do that shit.
Frank: Well what about you?
Grandpa: What about me? When you're old, you're crazy not to do it.