Uncle Tusky is a character in Zero Punctuation
that makes occasional appearances. His first appearance was in Yahtzee Croshaw
's review of The Orange Box
. Specifically, he was talking of Half-Life 2
's unexplained unveiling of a strange character that everyone knew already. He uses the similie that the event is "like coming home from school to find a walrus sitting at the family dinner table and you're the only one who seems to notice." The illustration depicts a walrus sitting at a table with another person offering "Uncle Tusky" some more potatoes. In Zero Puncutation's review of Super Mario Galaxy
, while Yahtzee Croshaw mentions Super Mario Galaxy's unintuitive camera controls. He shows Uncle Tusky with a camera atop his head and a faceless voice saying, "Put that down Uncle Tusky."
Uncle Tusky does not want potatoes. He wants a salad.