My female cat birthed a litter about 4 weeks ago and to my surprise, my male cat (not the father - but the litter's uncle) has climbed in the box with the kittens! He cleans them, plays with them, and sleeps with them!

Mother cat is walking around wondering what the hell happened too!

Should I stop this?!? He's taking over the show here...

This aint' right.
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My female cat birthed a litter about 4 weeks ago and to my surprise, mymale cat (not the father - ... around wondering what the hell happened too! Should I stop this?!? He's taking over the show here... This aint' right.

It is not unusual for another male cat to seemingly adopt a family of kittens; and I have witnessed male cats picking them up and moving them from place to place for safety's sake.
And neither is it unusual for other female cats to also take part in grooming and looking after a litter of kittens. Cats are not pack animals as are dogs, but often when a lactating female is moving her kittens from place to place one at a time, another female may watch over them until they are all located together in one place.
I suggest you not get involved unless he actually starts nursing them. Then get a camera, quick.
Catcatcher
My female cat birthed a litter about 4 weeks ago and to my surprise, mymale cat (not the father - ... around wondering what the hell happened too! Should I stop this?!? He's taking over the show here... This aint' right.

I'm sure mom's loving it. As long as the uncle isn't hurting the kittens let him give mom a break. You are going to get mom spayed after the kittens are weaned - right?
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And the kittens fixed too, I hope. And while you're at it, get Papa and Uncle Tom done as well. It will cut way down on the littering.

Catcatcher
My female cat birthed a litter about 4 weeks ago and to my surprise, mymale cat (not the father - ... around wondering what the hell happened too! Should I stop this?!? He's taking over the show here... This aint' right.

Oh, yes, it is right. I have observed the same thing several times, and it is only natural.
The prescence of a male cat is, in fact, important to the kittens. It helps them getting socialized better, and the male cat tends to play with the kittens a little bit rougher than the mother. And, I assure you, they love it. In a few weeks you will see him throwing them around on the floor, and they keep coming back for more.
The mother needs some rest from the kittens from time to time, and she is happy that another cat that she trusts, is taking care of the kittens. And she will tell him off if he is doing anything she doesn't like!

You are lucky having him there, and I wish all the best for you and your cats. What you are describing is a cat home in peace and harmony.

Hans
My female cat birthed a litter about 4 weeks ago and to my surprise, my male cat (not the father ... around wondering what the hell happened too! Should I stop this?!? He's taking over the show here... This aint' right.

It is right: from the point of view of his genes, a sister's kittens are the next best thing to direct descendents - helping the kittens survive is helping some of his own genes survive. Completely unreleated kittens would be another matter, but the behavior pattern that favors relatives may not be that restrictive.
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Maybe he could get a discount for having the bunch of them done.
Hee hee! Now that WOULD be weird!
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Well, I'm glad to hear that it's normal. He has implemented his own type of "Shock and Awe" in our home. Thank you.
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