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Angry Video Game Nerd

Season 1 2006

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  • 2006-04-08T18:00:00Z on Amazon
  • 20 mins
  • 5 hours, 40 mins (17 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Documentary
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Recorded at James Rolfe's parents' house, after coming home from graduating college. These two episodes were made because he was bored. He had no idea that he would be making more.

The year of YouTube, when the video-sharing site first became popular, and so did the Nerd. The Karate Kid episode was made as a one-off to close out the "trilogy", but unexpectedly got a cult following which grew. Rolfe kept making more episodes, and saw the series progress. Its title changed late in the season from "Nintendo" Nerd to "Video Game" Nerd. During this year, he was living in an apartment. His full-time job was editing corporate videos.

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17 episodes

1x01 Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

  • Series Premiere

    2006-04-08T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

Why is Castlevania 1 and 3 a bloody good time and Castlevania 2 worthy of a stake to the heart? The Angry Nintendo Nerd reveals why.

1x02 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • 2006-04-08T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

The Nerd talks about the worst game ever for the NES.

1x03 The Karate Kid

  • 2006-04-08T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

Episode #3 Originally meant to cap the "trilogy". Made nearly 2 years after the first two Nerd videos (May 2004). First time, all 3 videos appeared on the internet, with the advent of YouTube.

1x04 Roger Rabbit

  • 2006-04-24T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

This is when the Angry "Nintendo" Nerd officially became a series. At this point, I was getting so much positive feedback, I decided to make more, and from there, it kept snowballing as the fan base accelerating.

1x05 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • 2006-06-21T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

First episode to appear on ScrewAttack.com a week prior to being released on YouTube. This is still one of my most popular episodes.

1x06 Back to the Future

  • 2006-07-21T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

First review to feature more than one game. First time saying "I'd rather eat the rotten asshole of a roadkill skunk"

1x07 McKids

  • 2006-08-25T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

This is the first AVGN episode to use the theme song written and performed by Kyle Justin.

I have to say, McKids wasn't that bad of a game, but I was exploring my boundaries with this one. I chose this game mostly because of the novetly of McDonald's. But anyway, watch the Angry Nintendo Nerd tear it up.

1x08 Wally Bear and the No Gang

  • 2006-09-01T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

Hey Kids! Say NO to awful games! This is the first episode to review an unlicensed NES game.

1x09 Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu

  • 2006-09-08T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

This episode featured a guest appearance by Shit Pickle from my Wizard of Oz spoof, "Wizard of Oz 3"

This episode was also part of a string of 6 episodes, each released on the Friday of each week on ScrewAttack.com. Therefore, the ScrewAttack/YouTube release dates got jumbled together and kind of confusing.

1x10 Top Gun

  • 2006-09-15T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

This is another one of my most popular episodes and has been referenced in many future episodes.
Relive the anger and frustration of trying to land that damn plane. Watch the Angry Video Game Nerd tear this game a new asshole!

1x11 Double Dragon III

  • 2006-09-22T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

Yeah, Double Dragon was the shit, but see why the Angry Nintendo Nerd HATES the third one.

1x12 Friday the 13th

  • 2006-10-13T18:00:00Z — 20 mins

The Halloween 2006 special!

First episode to have a cliffhanger.

Released on October, Friday the 13th, 2006 on Screwattack.com, this is the Nerd's 13th video release, if you count "The Anger Begins". It's also runs nearly 13 minutes long. How many 13's can we fit in?

1x13 A Nightmare on Elm Street

  • 2006-10-31T19:00:00Z — 20 mins

The follow up to the Angry Nintendo Nerd's Friday the 13th review, featuring Freddy Krueger. Another classic episode!

1x14 The Power Glove

  • 2006-11-15T19:00:00Z — 20 mins

Thanksgiving 2006 special.
First episode to review a game peripheral
The Angry Video Game Nerd will tell you why the power glove is so bad.

The Angry Video Game Nerd complains about the titles of sequels in Movies and Games.

First time "The Angry VIDEO GAME Nerd" name was officially used as I began branching to other games besides Nintendo.

1x16 Rocky

  • 2006-12-14T19:00:00Z — 20 mins

Released to coincide with the new Rocky movie, ROCKY BALBOA, December 2006.

First review of a NON-NES game. First time "The Angry VIDEO GAME Nerd" was used in the theme song, instead of "Nintendo Nerd".

1x17 Bible Games

  • 2006-12-20T19:00:00Z — 20 mins


One of the longest episodes to date. ScrewAttack had to release it in two parts, because of their video player. But it was always meant to be one.

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