My appearance in banned SuperBowl commercial

James / December 31st, 2010

I was an extra in a commercial that was made as part of the Crash the SuperBowl competition. I don’t give a shit about the SuperBowl, but it was a nice chance to be part of a potential televised commercial. I appear very briefly. It was well-made and produced, but it took a controversial approach which inevitably got some negative feedback. If you are offended, I apologize for posting this. If you’d like to see the commercial and give them any kind of feedback, negative or positive, please Follow this link.

UPDATE: The commercial seems to have gotten some Fox News airtime! See that here. AND on the O’Reilly Factor.

Also, see the Behind the scenes footage

ANOTHER UPDATE: It was on the Colbert Report! at 2:20 mark.

Comments

  • December 31, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I’m religious and I can see the humor in it. It’s unfortunate people can’t take it more lightheartedly. Pretty funny to see the angry AVGN face in a commercial like that haha.

  • RyanThunder

    December 31, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Haha, that was pretty random, man.

    I bet it was a little refreshing for you to do something different like this, though.

  • MYCRAZYPRODUCTIONS

    December 31, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I didn’t see it as offensive I saw it as a joke but you know I liked it and it makes me want to but it and nice cameo

  • Detrian

    December 31, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I think it’s damn terrible. Pretty funny cameo though.

  • sserschens

    December 31, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    that’s awesome! congrats on participating! how’d you get that spot? it’s too bad it’s not airing because you should be more of a household name than you are. Here’s to 2011! Thanks for entertaining me and my friends again this year!

  • December 31, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    What was so offensive over that? I thought it was funny and a nice idea. James, you look so damn weird with a goatee, lol! I hope you shave that thing off before you do the next nerd episode, lol! Too bad you didn’t have any lines, though I am glad you got to be in a big time commercial. Happy New Year, James. I hope 2011 soars your career to new heights. Take care! : )

  • strint519

    December 31, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Heh go figure the black woman was doing the rubber neck thing. Even in a church based Doritos commercial stereotypes live up to thier names.

    • May 29, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      so, what was so offensive about the commercial, anyway? I can’t seem to watch the video on the link he provided.

  • December 31, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    That is Great!!!
    Happy New Year!
    Matt

  • Butch Bitch

    December 31, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Haha, I saw that commercial months before on the Feed Your

  • Butch Bitch

    December 31, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    *Feed Your Flock page on Facebook.

  • headcase

    December 31, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I think we can safely say James can pull of the goatee better than Jon Stewart.

    Thanks for posting the ad, since I probably wouldn’t have seen it otherwise, and it’s mildly funny.

  • RetroGamerK91

    December 31, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I saw nothing offensive about that, although it was a bit stupid, but that’s what makes a commercial great sometimes. Like a little cheesiness doesn’t hurt anything. Why would anybody wanna watch a serious toned commercial? About half the reason reason why I watch the Superbowl is for the commercials. But it was awesome seeing you in the commercial, sucks that it ain’t getting played, man. It wouldn’t gotten ya some cred on national tv. It was cool seeing ya with a tee, different yes, but it’s all in good fun. I liked the commercial for three things: Doritos, Pepsi Max, and AVGN! I’m looking forward to whatever you dish out for us in 2011! Happy New Yea, everybody! Cheers! (holds up pretend bottle of Rolling Rock)

  • Lozzo

    December 31, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I….. Don’t see the offense…. He’s feeding his flock……. Maybe it’s because I’m of a different religion that has nothing to do with Catholicism (assuming that’s what they are portraying.)

    Oh and as far as you appearing in this commercial, just look at how many known Hollywood actors and actresses where discovered in commercials. You have a huge leg up since you already have a huge following as it is.

    May the year 2011 bring you that much closer to you realizing your dreams.

  • spearhead360

    December 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I can see both side on why it was banned,
    and why people think it’s shouldn’t be,

    Funny Cameo though.

    P.S. Most of the commercial’s comments were about you,
    Rather then the controversy itself

  • GabeTheGameGuy

    December 31, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I love how u give one of ur pissed off expressions like u cant wait to get ur pepsi, just imagine if the line was for rolling rock!

  • December 31, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Bearded James!

    I miss Board James…

    and YKWB-James…

  • Solitary

    December 31, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Damn :) you are one hell of a physical comedian… always throwing some faces ;)

  • Bronson

    December 31, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    There’s nothing offensive in that, but it’s dumb and funny. Just like most of the commercials. Well, actually most of the commercials are just annyoing.

  • YuL

    December 31, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    LMFAO!
    I laughed so hard when you popped your head out. I was expecting to see you, looking fo you, and yet you surprised me lol!!!!

  • scronan

    December 31, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    The only thing offensive about that commercial is that James didn’t yell “aaaaaASS!”. ^_^

  • Martin88

    December 31, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    pff… why is this offensive? I work at a church and am Christian… we once had to use cookies for communion because our bread went bad, for that reason I found this commercial to be hilarious. It would have been awesome to see James in a Superbowl Commercial!

  • December 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    It was nice to see the nerd in a commercial, but i have a question.
    When was this filmed, when did James have a beard, and why’d they ban it?

  • fuddwupper

    December 31, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    thats a pretty crappy commercial

  • Reputator

    January 1, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Ha, that’s awesome.

  • AikoujOi

    January 1, 2011 at 12:47 am

    I didn’t see anything offensive about that. It was a good commercial and you look great in your cameo

  • Tate

    January 1, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Loved the face hahah good job as well

  • sgfreak37

    January 1, 2011 at 1:10 am

    I don’t know. If they were giving away some Funions and R/C cola then I might go to church.

  • January 1, 2011 at 1:21 am

    HA! Cool man. Happy New Year nerd.

  • StandingCow

    January 1, 2011 at 1:22 am

    LOL!!! James I cracked up laughing at your angry face popping out from the line. awesome :D

  • January 1, 2011 at 1:24 am

    happy new year james!!!
    hope ur havving a great time, stay cool, keep the good work!!

  • MGN001

    January 1, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Nice! Also, I noticed you were in the background for a while too. (?)

  • AbareKiller

    January 1, 2011 at 2:54 am

    That was great. So silly that it got banned though… this country worries about the most inane stuff sometimes.

  • January 1, 2011 at 3:39 am

    When did you grow a beard?

  • jasonw131

    January 1, 2011 at 3:41 am

    When you said you were an extra, i figured you would be tucked way in the background and i would have to watch VERY closely to try to find you. Then about 35 seconds in, you lean out while in line, and i thought to myself, “Well, he’s right there. Clear as day. And here i am treating this video like a fuckin’ Where’s Waldo book!” Yeah, I tend to overanalyze things sometimes.

  • January 1, 2011 at 4:06 am

    I am a devote Roman Catholic that tried my best to watch this commercial without feeling any ounce of offense… I hate to admit it but I was actually a little offended by it. I love jokes about how Catholics can’t keep parishioners but what really irked me was when they showed the pepsi and chips as The Holy Eucharist. The body and blood of Christ, that is The Holy Eucharist, is the most sacred sacrament we practice! It is everything to us. It is Jesus’ parting gift of forgiveness and love.
    To see it replaced with pepsi and doritos, is just simply… WRONG!

    Everything else is fine, loved the classic nerd face James gave!

  • Pogiforce

    January 1, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Ha, that was awesome! Hooray for classic nerdrage face! Great bit James. For a moment there I was worried that when you said ‘small part’, it would mean being one of those extras in the crowd you’d only see if you froze it on a certain frame amongst a dozen other faces, glad you got at least 2 seconds of just your awesomeness.

    I can see why the commercial would be viewed as controversial given the ‘blasphemous’ nature of it, but come on. I may not be catholic, but I am christian, and even I say christians need to learn to laugh at themselves sometimes. America is all about being equal, don’t see why every other religion can get made fun of and christianity can’t.

  • January 1, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Wow… I just read all the previous comments and almost everyone doesn’t think it’s offensive? I guess I’m James’ only Catholic fan! :’(

  • Goblin Jim

    January 1, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Like most everyone else who responded, I really liked the commercial. It was well-produced, kind of clever, and the nerd delivered a good frowny-face.

  • useame

    January 1, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Why are you referring to this as “Banned”? The voting to decide which entries are used doesn’t start for another two days, and the thirty second version is still in the competition.

  • useame

    January 1, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Actually, two 30 second versions can still be voted for on the Crash The Superbowl website, “Feed Your Flock” and “Pastor Solves His Problem”.

  • spearhead360

    January 1, 2011 at 4:28 am

    I’m A Catholic, but I didn’t find the Commercial that offensive.
    To a Mr. SEABASS, your not “Jams’ only Caltholic fan”

  • St_Cerberus_Engel

    January 1, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Well, that was odd…and completely ineffective as a commercial unless it was meant to just draw unnecessary attention to itself. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen worse, and as far as being offensive, no not really. But maybe in poor taste. Still it’s great to see you getting some roles here and there in more mainstream media, James, even if they are rather short, bit parts. Oh well, you go, man!

    As for Pepsi and Doritos….WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THAT!?!? Seriously, was that supposed to make me want chips and soda?

    FAIL!

  • Ghodea Dehel

    January 1, 2011 at 4:57 am

    My philosophy has always been this: You are not secure in your beliefs if you cannot laugh about it. And I found this a nice parody of christian faith.

  • bo

    January 1, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Maybe it’s because I’m from Western Europe, but can someone tell me what’s so controversial about it?

  • pcgamer176

    January 1, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Positively astounding that anyone cares about offending Christians while in this day and age one cannot call a Christmas tree by it’s proper name without being considered unpolite.

  • syntheticsw

    January 1, 2011 at 6:19 am

    The Nerd face says, fuck this line, where is the free stuff :-)

  • JumpShouldNotBeUP

    January 1, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Yeah, I can see why this would be offensive in the United States of Fail.

    Good commercial though, funny stuff.

  • maul7685

    January 1, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Loved the face!!!! That should not even have been panned, I’d go to church if they gave out free pepsi and doritos!!!!!

  • Gustaf

    January 1, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Hahaha awesome expression

  • January 1, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Don’t know why it’s considered so tasteless. I would join that church if they give out free snacks.

    Hey James, do you still get free Pepsi Max?

    If you want to see a better Pepsi Max ad, this is an all time classic:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX0fmBHiZy4

  • Chris

    January 1, 2011 at 8:50 am

    People need to chill out. This was probably one of the better commercials I have seen in some time.

  • Mr. Arkadin

    January 1, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Best lampoon of Catholics since Father Ted.

  • January 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Hahaha! Nice one! :D

  • January 1, 2011 at 10:18 am

    You give the stink-face so damn well James. A shame the Superbowl watchers will never see it.

  • culwin

    January 1, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Catholics should consider making the bread with “cool ranch” flavor…

  • BaKtUs

    January 1, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Awesome :)

  • Schloss Ritter

    January 1, 2011 at 10:53 am

    lol

    Not just an extra, but you’re featured in the center of a clip. Nice.

  • SirLinzelot

    January 1, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Epic Face… the Nerd in the church

  • Nightmare19

    January 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Don’t tell me that people found this commercial offensive because it’s shot in a church. I mean come on! Religion and those preachers should shut the fuck up. They find this offensive but yet they don’t think millions of people being killed in the name of god is a bad thing? Yikes!

    On a positive note, James, you look like you REALLY wanted those Doritos and Pepsi max! Hilarious expression as always. Also, I don’t feel like you have to apologize for anything! If people don’t like it, fuck em!

  • kane117

    January 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    That commercial, especially your brief appearance in it, was absolutely awesome. I don’t give a shit about the Superbowl either, and if anyone was offended by this commercial, they need to take a chill pill. The problem isn’t the commercial, it’s insecurity about personal faith.

  • January 1, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Ha!

  • marktheshark

    January 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    The part with James in it made me laugh really hard. I’m really sorry to hear that they banned it.

    I understand how some people may have found it offensive, but it’s a little hypocritical that this particular commercial is considered “deviant”, I personally believe there are many worst things on the telly.

    If this commercial insults people’s faith, what about the plethora of commercials that insult people’s intelligence? Surely that’s much worst.

    Anyway, for what it’s worth, I liked it. Good job mate!

  • ObSoLeTe

    January 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    hahaha funny stuff, looking snazzy with the goatie james : ) >

  • anonymouse

    January 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    The reason why it’s offensive to Catholics is not that it’s shot in a church, but that it’s replacing the “Holy Eucharist” with Doritos and Pepsi Max. They believe that the bread and wine consumed during this ritual is literally the body and blood of Christ. Doritos and Pepsi Max must be Buddy Christ… It all makes sense now.

    That being said, lighten up, Catholics. Jesus Christ. If you’ve been watching the Nerd and enjoying his comedy, then you can’t possibly be that devout. Learn to take your lumps and stop bitching.

    As for the commercial being banned, it doesn’t surprise me. 90% of the world is religious. You either give in to that 90%, or you tell them to fuck off and lose some ratings.

  • azhole8

    January 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    the commercials ok, but the best part is undoubtedly james. even if i didnt know about AVGN, I would still laugh as hard as I do now. Its almost out of place, like he REALLY WANTS those doritos and pepsi max, which would bring anybody to church, not just the nerd

  • azhole8

    January 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    and did nyone else notice how the guy in front of him looks DIRECTLY at the camera. haha nice

  • January 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Well the commercial was… well “really american” I mean it’s american style there :|
    Anyway I don’t think that’s really “offensive”, I might say it’s just… “stupid”!
    Like it has been made by someone who knows nothing about all that stuff (I’m an atheist, but before “realizing that” I’ve been reading some religious books trying to understand all the points of view).
    It’s a pity that it has been banned, I would have it banned, but thinking it as a commercial… well they would have known that.
    There’s 2 things you should never show/tell when you want to be appreciated by everyone: Politics and Religion.
    Commercial is made by “be appreciated by most of the people”, this commercial will surely not be like by religious people (catholics for sure and even other Christians would be disappointed… and I won’t be that surprised that even people from other beliefs might not like it).

    BTW Thumbs up for James! Waiting for “plan 9 from outer space”!

  • nickNESnerd

    January 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    everybody that found this offensive fuck off

  • Shanky

    January 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    The Church does need to modernize and become more accessible.

    Also, goatee. Always.

  • rsaotome

    January 1, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Is it wrong the only part I laughed at, was James’s cameo expression?

    Nice work dude! I hope the commercial makes the Super Bowl!

  • BunchProductions.com

    January 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    James! It was amazing!
    0:37 – Angry VideoGame Nerd! ha-ha, James!

  • flames121777

    January 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Were super mecha death christ ? haha that would have been great to see him right behind james !

  • January 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    What an opportunity to be on a commercial that would have aired on the most watched TV event of the year. Too bad people take life so seriously that they to offense to that. I mean seriously people, get a life.

    Your face was GREAT James. Good job. I hope to see you in a commercial that airs soon.

  • Monstermash

    January 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I guess this would upset people that go to church but they got to lighten up.With that commerical you can start an IMDb. TWO THUMBS UP, JAMES!!
    ; )

  • Gonzalo_vm

    January 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    u are awesome james!!!!!!!!!! I would love to see you get angry at the church LOL

  • Dr. DM

    January 1, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Still don’t understand why people would consume disgusting flavored diet sodas for their lack of calorie content, all the while eating high calorie cheese flavored corn tortilla chips! Those would be offended religious potential viewers of this ad need to lighten up, for nothing is sacred anymore under the scrutiny of humor. The idea of Jesus turning water into Pepsi Max, or his body being represented by cheese and corn, is only a modern parody of what a two thousand year old culture ate at the time for snack food, and the religious metaphors used based on those facts. Anyone who would find this offensive is fearful of their religion and possibly mankind’s most impressive creation which is comedy.

  • Ty Hope

    January 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Very cool James!

    I was in a commercial once where Daisuke Matsuzaka (pitcher on the Red Sox) pitches, and I am the batter to strike out to him. It aired for about 2 months which was really cool to be a part of.

    Hope to see you in more stuff soon!

  • Irving Janis

    January 1, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Short answer is I liked it, figured best to put that out there before rambling on.

    There are a couple other reasons why people would be upset over this aside just that they’ve replaced communion with snack time. It shows the church in financial crisis because no one is coming, which right out of the gate implies followers are just a source of money. He’s not troubled people don’t believe, he’s troubled that he can’t pay the bills. There’s also, if you like to read into things, a very “this is your new God” feel to it. Kinda like in They Live when old Roddy Piper puts the glasses on and looks at some money.

    As one or two other people have said this is a mistake as far as marketing goes. If you know going in that you’re definitely going to be turning some people away you’re doing it wrong. Imagine a Doritos commercial where they imply evolution is bullshit and the devil sprinkled dinosaur bones about to confuse us, without being satirical if that’s even possible, how would that go over?

    Don’t get me wrong though I’m not saying that religion and what have you should be off limits. It just doesn’t make sense to stir shit up when you’re just trying to peddle chips. People will over react to it. It’s not a question of if it’s warranted or not, though I personally don’t think it is worth getting worked up over.

    As aside to someone who made the comment about no one batting an eye about people being killed in the name of religion. In fairness who bats an eye when any war or genocide happens for any reason, eh? Not to mention it’s a bit naive to imply it’s the only reason motivating these things. If religion suddenly vanished I’m pretty sure we’d still be petty.

  • Danimaltl

    January 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    nice beard xD and nice commercial but I guess it wasn’t PC enough for today’s society. Still damn good though!

  • killteck

    January 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    WOW, that’s such a fucking gay piece of shit commercial! You’re cool James, but goddamn it, that is a stupid, steaming, pile of diarrhea! Lets get as far away from real food as we can by eating artificially flavored chips and drinking nasty soda, And as far away from reality like believing in church. Fuck all that bullshit you fuckers, HAPPY NEW YEAR, but same old shit!

  • January 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I like this! I don’t find anything controversial but maybe it’s because I’m French.

  • Zelda_Boy

    January 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    That was funny, but, um, what exactly were you doing? I mean, I don’t want to belittle you or anything, but, what was the point of that clip that you were in? To show that people were impatient? ah, well I guess it doesn’t really matter. It was cool to see James’ signature grumpy face in a commercial, even though I’m not sure why it was there in the first place.

  • nivekgreece

    January 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    oooo come on james you know why it wasnt aired….

    you was dressed like someone – beardy whatever…

    if you was the real you…avgn !!! the commercial not only it would have been aired,you could have take an oscar…haha..

    greetings from greece and a happy new angry year!!

    nivek , greek fan ;)

  • nickNESnerd

    January 1, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    killtech you don’t like the commercial because you have no sense of humor

  • killteck

    January 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR. DIDN’T YOU READY THE WHOLE COMMENT? I SAID HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  • clayfrd

    January 1, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Wow, this is hilarious. Good job, man. That look of disapproval never gets old, Mr. Rolfe. Keep up the good work.

  • pcgamer176

    January 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Not really offended by this.. and seeing the classic angry nerd face was awsome, but, what kind of idea is this for a doritos and pepsi commercial?

  • Malev

    January 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I rather hear how you were picked to appear in this commerical.

  • SgtShrapnel

    January 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    This is obviously revenge for that whole “Bible Games” thing.

  • January 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Quick! Somebody give him a bag of chips before he decapitates a snowman!

  • BouncekDeLemos

    January 2, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I’m not offended. :3 This is a sweet commercial.
    If people get offended by this, then they should take away “snack time” from the kid’s sunday school… it’s the same thing. =\

  • vrs3010

    January 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    AWESOME!!!! BEST FACE EXPRESSION EVER!!!

  • DaRokker

    January 2, 2011 at 1:39 am

    looks like someones growin some scruff

  • pcgamer176

    January 2, 2011 at 2:14 am

    When i first took a glance at this post I thought it said “My appearence banned in superbowl commercial”. And I thought “What?”

  • jbullock8

    January 2, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Fantastic James! Too bad that didn’t air.

  • jbullock8

    January 2, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Also, I don’t think you should apologize for this, even if some people do get offended. It isn’t like the commercial said, “Fuck religion, it’s for stupid people!” Even if it did, that isn’t what you said, you were just a hired actor who made a quick face. It is a great expression though that we all recognize from your videos. It was also interesting to see you with facial hair.

  • Matat

    January 2, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Why on earth was that banned?

    I don’t get it. I’m fairly certain that it would have been aired over here without anyone being offended.

  • Furydeath

    January 2, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I like how 95% of the comments are not even about the clip it’s self.

  • Angrius

    January 2, 2011 at 6:26 am

    That was awesome, way to go man!

  • bencollierUK

    January 2, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Personnaly I’m not religous so this didn’t offend me. I can see how it’s a bit risque. James’ bit was by far the best part of the commercial.

  • January 2, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Very funny! You’re the best part of the clip. Diggin the goatee!

  • Senarus

    January 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Great video, i laughed hard when i seen u w/ your pissed off face.

  • Jel-K

    January 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    quite offending i guess, but it’s cool to see you on screen so clearly !

  • drev

    January 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I am offended that it will never append

  • EndlessEight

    January 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Why is this so offensive? I am Roman Catholic… just not too deep into it. Anyway I don’t see this offensive. You need to be very overly (almost in mental level) sensitive to see this offensive.
    Anyway, It’s great to see you there James lol. Your nerdiness shows as we all like it.

  • Crowbar

    January 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I love that fucking beard.

  • Apanblod

    January 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    It’s laughable the way you have to tiptoe all the time not to offence religious people. In Sweden this mainly concerns Islam, but I guess in the US the same thing goes for different Christian factions as well. If people are naive enough to believe in 2000-year old fictitious crap, then you’d better be prepared to receive some ridicule and criticism (as everyone else who succumbs to a likewise manipulative ideology). The ban doesn’t surprise me the least, but makes me dejected when it comes to the future of the sane world..

  • January 2, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Yeah, well, some people get mad at stuff like that.

    But it didn’t make a difference to me! Best expression ever, James!

  • shikyosword

    January 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    not offensive at all. its acually funny as all hell combined. if my church did that….i’d go to church.
    btw james made the best face ever.

  • avgnfan3

    January 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    im religious but it wasn’t too bad, and i loved seeing you there with a beard and the same old avgn mad expression as if you were playing a bad video game!! wish you had some lines though, but still cool!!

  • Jigglysaint

    January 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    That commerical was awesome, though I have to disagree with the premise of the commercial. God prefers Coke over Pepsi. Still awesome though, and I find it funny to see James doing the AVGN look while in church. Must have gotten himself hungry after playing too much Bible Buffet.

  • tkrzysko

    January 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    That was funny as hell! Did they cast you knowing they wanted to use ur AVGN pissed off face?

  • itscmillertime

    January 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    @Apanblod How is it naive to believe is something? And what makes you say fictitious? Kind of a dick move to say that anyone who believes in God is “naive” and calling their believes ridiculous. nice going..

    Also, i just think the commercial is kind of dumb. I like James’ videos, but this commercial isn’t very good or entertaining. Pretty could that James was casted, but unfortunately the commercial wasn’t very funny.

  • AikoujOi

    January 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I do fine it amusing also that about 90% or 95% of the viewers saw that just to see James Rolfe, its why I watch it lol, it was to see his cameo.

  • Sigurd

    January 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Wow, actually a good commercial. Funny how religions can’t take the smallest amount of humor, huh?
    I mean, no one takes this seriously.

  • Murphy2112

    January 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    This isn’t nearly as offensive as Black Eyed Peas playing this year’s halftime show.

  • dexjester

    January 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I think it was done in bad taste. Good idea though. The representation of replacing the body and blood of Christ with pepsi and deriots is quite offensive.

    My 2 cents; Keep the concept, pack the church for anticipation of Pepsi and chips, but as an after service party. With the priest saying something fancy like, ” we really got to them”.

    -Jester

  • January 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    It really says a lot when your 2 second cameo has better acting then the rest of the cast. Great job!

  • Undertaker

    January 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    meh i dont care about religion so i thought it was awesome!

  • Anemptybox

    January 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Nice James! :D and buuuhuu everyone who think its offensive. Stop treate religion like its above everything else in the world. Religion is just a tool for not using your brain. “Science is the poetry of reality” (Richard Dawkins).

  • oxyking

    January 2, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    it was a lil offensive but pretty funny

  • Crymsonblaze

    January 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    People need to calm down, I don’t see how anybody could find this offensive, religious or otherwise. It’s just funny.

    That said, great cameo and I’m glad the trademark frown was implemented. Good stuff!

  • Ceres Hayabusa

    January 2, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Wow that was AWESOME!!! You look so bad-ass with that beard!!! We need more of YOU on TV James!!!

    JAMES 4 PRESIDENT!

  • gattz

    January 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Hahaha wow that cameo was hilarious. If I saw that on TV and wasn’t expecting you to appear like that, I’d have laughed my ass off.

  • Prosercunus

    January 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I am not really religious anymore (raise Christian) and ya that is pretty damned offensive. The producer of the commercial clearly has no religious background or is a total jerk. I find a lot of stuff funny, don’t get me wrong but that is a bit far to be nationally televised. Funny as an internet video though.

  • Rocky from Canada

    January 2, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Anyone who offhandedly remarks that they can’t see how this can be offensive is being non-serious on purpose. I’m Catholic and can still appreciate that this likely had no malice intended, but they would think twice about free pork rinds in the mosque or cheeseburgers in the synagogue. It’s getting this commercial “banned” that will make more people want to see it. It’s right up there with the Lane Bryant lingerie commercial.

    I still enjoy James’s videos and am happy that it might get him a little notoriety.

  • funkboy

    January 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Hey great job James!

    I’m an actor based out of Vancouver and know a bit about how the industry works regarding pay etc.

    You mentioned you were an “extra”. You were prominent on-screen for a significant period of time. You even did some silent acting with your facial expression.

    I really hope that you were paid more than an “extra” wage. You were at the very least, a featured extra, and are entitled to a bump to the next pay level.

    However, I’d argue that you were an “actor” in this piece and should have been paid an actor’s wage. Which obviously would have been a considerable amount more. For example, a single day on a union commercial here in Vancouver would net you probably about $1500 including buy out. If the commercial airs longer than the buy out period, then you would also be entitled to residuals.

    Sooo without knowing any more info, I have no idea if you had this discussion with your agent (if you have one), with the union, or even the production company. You should have contacted someone if you only got paid the basic rate. You still may be able to do so. (unsure)

    The production company will only pay you what they HAVE to. They usually will not upgrade you unless they know that there is no grey area. You would have probably had to fight for this yourself.

    Not sure if you’ll ever read this, and your note about your email address says you never check it. So if any of your friends happen to see this, please pass it on.

    Keep up the great work James! I just finished watching the AVGN series again for the 3rd time. I need a marathon about once a year :)

    Matt

  • January 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I’m catholic and Im not offened about it. I thought it was pretty funny and clever. People need to lighten up. James presence was just too funny. He was there for a few seconds and he hype up the commercial just by looking at him.

  • January 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    very funny and honestly i dont see anything really wrong with it im used to them pulling guilt trips on partisioners so this is acutally refreshing

  • videogamehunter

    January 2, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I can see why it could be offensive and those who are can go and fuck them self. This America right so you they better show it in the super bowl.

  • Crymsonblaze

    January 2, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Agreed, anyone who gets offended by something so trivial needs to lighten the hell up.

  • briansabeans

    January 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Hilarious. Not offensive at all. I’m a Catholic and I would have love some tasty Doritos and Pepsi instead of old nasty bread and third rate wine.

  • Treleus

    January 2, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I could see how I might have been offended had I been a deeply self-righteous and uptight Catholic parishioner, but fortunately I’m not. It’s all in good fun, and I’m glad I don’t have a religious stick up my ass anymore.

    Good job being angry, James. Best part of the whole commercial.

  • Iceman300c

    January 2, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    oh dont be a baby, it wasnt replacing the blood and body of christ, it cleary says free doritos and pepsi, saying that pepsi and doritos are so good that they can convert people(which is obviously not true) when people overeact to commercials that are just supposed to be in the spirit of fun, it irritates me

  • hayabusazero

    January 3, 2011 at 12:35 am

    I thought it was a funny commercial. not offender one bit

  • January 3, 2011 at 1:30 am

    James made the face when he found out the line wasn’t for Rolling Rock…

  • January 3, 2011 at 1:39 am

    awesome!!!!! I love it. it’s not offensive at all. People offended by this really have a stick up their ass, and nothing better to do than find things to be offended about.

  • rrrichard

    January 3, 2011 at 1:54 am

    people getting offended by this is the same kind of people who fly planes into buildings. Narrowminded people stuck in the middle ages.

  • a7634

    January 3, 2011 at 2:29 am

    this was totally offensive
    why would i want to see a commercial with a bunch of religious nuts eating doritos?
    why couldn’t this have been a commercial about a bunch of single mothers waiting in line for free abortions and doritos?
    fucking communists.
    you were great thought james.

  • January 3, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Freaking Awesome!!!! I bet if the invoices vs new people inbox was not there then it would have ran. Well hopefully this is the start of you appearing in more commercials.

  • January 3, 2011 at 4:57 am

    I’m not a religious man but I’m quite sure christianity does not disapprove of a sense of humor. I don’t think this was done in bad taste at all.

  • Garok

    January 3, 2011 at 6:27 am

    ahahah! Nice Work James. I don’t think it is offensive. Remind me The Simpson, when Homer owns for a short time the Springfield’s Church! I hope to see you in a movie (Plan 9 ?) very soon!

  • redmonth123

    January 3, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Whether people are offended by it or not, I think it’s pretty cool you’re getting noticed and people are asking you to do these kind of things, but I really wish I could’ve seen this on T.V. Even though it’s banned it’s one step closer to an awsome opportunity for you!

  • Fanatica

    January 3, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Religious people are always offended by shit, but I really enjoyed seeing you in a real ad :)

  • tonio_maccheroni

    January 3, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Ahahah that’s fantastic! I love your angry face. it would be better if you were dressed like AVGN. but it’s ok.

  • Cumslut

    January 3, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Seeing the Nerd always gives me a boner, seeing him in church made me jizz my pants.

  • Bandaka

    January 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

    That was fucking awesome.

  • Boneychuck

    January 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    lolol, I was just waiting for you to say “FUUUUUCK” when I saw your face.

  • tommyg2583

    January 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I get it, clever commercial. I also see how religious people would find it offensive. The body and blood of christ is being replaced by pepsi and doritos? This will never make it on air. Sorry, James.

  • newgroundsguru

    January 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    ahhhhahahaha!! damn man that shits funny! suck that someone has a stick up their dick about it..

  • January 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This should’ve totally been used as a Super Bowl ad. Congrats on getting into a Doritos commercial.

  • January 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    XD that was awesome. Good job, James! Now I’m gonna go buy some Pepsi… and some Doritos :D

  • frostare

    January 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    @Fanatica: Hahahahaha ironic, your comment clashes with your username, but don’t speak for everyone.
    Really funny appearance, James! Even if they were to show it, it would only have been in the U.S. I guess, thank God the internet exists!

  • Fatal-X

    January 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Sorry James, but I think that’s pretty low…

  • January 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I don’t see how that’s offensive, at all. It’s not like they replaced the blood and body of Christ with pepsi and doritos, or said anything bad about any religion or any God in the commercial, they just convinced people to come to the church with pepsi and doritos. No harm done to anyone in any way.

  • Jenifer

    January 3, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    hahahahaha thats pure blasfemy!!! im catholic but that just made me laugh… i thik im a bad catholic…. and you look soo…. hairy… but very hot! loved it!

  • January 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    People are too sensitive in 2011.

  • Gonzalo_vm

    January 4, 2011 at 12:22 am

    they should serve coke and not pepsi at church LOL

  • BlueGemini

    January 4, 2011 at 12:35 am

    I could understand why most people (especially the very religious ones) would be offended by this commercial because of the religious reference… but as for me, its okay. Its just a commercial so I guess there’s no need to be so angry and sensitive about it.

    Anyway, very glad you are able to be shown in a commercial despite of that. Nice one there, James. We still love ya, man ;)

  • January 4, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Religious people exist to get offended. I’ll take doritos and cokes over deity cannibalism any day.

  • January 4, 2011 at 12:49 am

    That was awesome.

  • January 4, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Oops, meant Pepsi.

  • a7634

    January 4, 2011 at 12:59 am

    oh i just got it
    the pepsi represents the liquid diarrhea shit of the pope
    and the doritos are his flock of molestation victims…
    that is clever

    does james prefer coke or pepsi btw?

  • likalaruku

    January 4, 2011 at 1:13 am

    If you hadn’t told me you were in it, I wouldn’t have recognized you at all with that goatee.

    If this commercial is what people deem as offensive these days, then I fear for the virility of this country.

  • mastamuzz

    January 4, 2011 at 4:52 am

    since when a church gives something for free? this just proves the point that is all pure fiction! so why ban the commercial? the reality is way more offensive than fiction!! irrefutable.

    and I also thought you were going to say fuck or something like that!

    I also think this is more web oriented because people is morbid and tend to seek what is prohibited! mission accomplished Doritos and pepsi! I saw it and a lot of people is going to see it, that is the viral-video-norm or V.V.N. that Doritos is been seeking for a long time now!

  • mastamuzz

    January 4, 2011 at 4:54 am

    101,757 person by now so wait and see how many more will show up and tell me if this isn’t what they were looking for!

  • Dgamer21

    January 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Nice cameo James! Looking forward to your new video this week!

  • lauri

    January 4, 2011 at 9:09 am

    hahaha your face expression is great!!! :DD

  • dajinn

    January 4, 2011 at 9:45 am

    i chuckled pretty loudly when you pooped out, its like heeeeeeres JAMES!

    nicely done!

  • TyroneAlfonso

    January 4, 2011 at 11:50 am

    i agree, that face is classic.

    they have aired way more offensive things in the past. church is probly just getting sensitive because its true…

  • SpeedyEric

    January 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I’m a catholic, and I don’t find this commercial offensive. It’s just a commercial. I would only be offended if the commercial had something like a Nazi flag in the background or someone from the KKK in the crowd. Also, I’m a Pepsi fan, and I know they were bringing pure comedy in this ad.

    Also, nice cameo, James.

  • SweBerra

    January 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Awesome! My friend was like “WTF!”
    Keep up the good work dude :)

  • Loban

    January 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Where the fuck is new AVGN video? I wanna i wannaaaaaa:D

  • DarthNicky

    January 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Cool, they ran a special of this commercial on Fox News, James wasn’t in it though. :(

  • January 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Cool commercial, actually it was very good. Nice cameo James.

  • muk546

    January 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    im not christian but i didn’t find it offensive. But i always knew people just ate junk food and drink at church because people who go to church in my town are all fatass’s

  • Undertaker

    January 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    @Loban im sure ur just kidding but calm down! if you dont want 2 wait for the new vid, then watch something else

  • Pharoahfreak

    January 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    OMG! So kuel!

  • PedroLanza

    January 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    haha, i liked it, too bad didn’t make to the TV

  • Rodimus Primal

    January 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I’m a Christian who goes to church regularly and I DO NOT find this offensive at all. It was done in good humor and James appearance was hilarious. I find it stupid that it got banned.

  • SaintTanner

    January 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    haha nice beard but other than that it was a good commercial that had a lot of work put into it. I can see where there was a huge Religous controversey over it which got it banned good work though.

  • January 4, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I must have missed it cuz it is saying the video is private, sorry. :(

  • DallasFan2Death

    January 4, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    why is the video Private now?!? I was looking forward to see it

  • Mihoshi20

    January 4, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Its a pity that the commercial was banned and didn’t have a more successful run as it would have been funny to see the over-thinkers analyze your character James. I could just see the discussion posts now. Why was that one guy so angry because the line wasn’t moving? No, you see, that guy was the devil he was angry because like “Just look at how many people this scheme got into church.” … nah, that guy wasn’t the devil, he was Jesus or god going. “How dare they use chips and soda as an offering this is blasphemy.”

  • Gonzalo_vm

    January 4, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    fucking video is private now!! who was the fucker???????

  • January 4, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Here is a working link to the video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-c7jj7x6BY

  • maarten

    January 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Isn’t this why devil world on the nes has been banned in the USA at that time and not in Europe? America holds stronger to their religion than europeans do I believe.

  • Unluckiest7

    January 4, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    That must have gotten a hell of a lot of negative feedback. Still, interesting commercial but too bad that it got banned. I would’ve loved to see you appear during the SuperBowl! I would’ve been laughing my ass off! Oh well, but I do hope that you get a second shot at being in a SuperBowl commercial James. I guess we’ll have to see what the new year brings. Happy New Year, by the way.

  • January 5, 2011 at 12:59 am

    haha, gonna have to agree with mastamuzz.

    churches are better at taking than giving!

  • January 5, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I am very sensitive to things like religious persecution. I’m an atheist, but you’ll usually find me jumping to the defense of people of faith being hounded or insulted for whatever reason.

    That said, I found nothing offensive about this commerical, and Rolfe, your part was HILARIOUS. It was a serious Where’s Waldo. “Is that Rolfe? No.. how about that guy… no.. AHHH THERE HE IS AHAHA”

    Wow, I hope you get more commercials. That was really funny.

  • adenton7

    January 5, 2011 at 3:14 am

    I love your facial expressions they always make me laugh. I am a Christian I do not know who could ever find that offensive. The godaddy ones are more offensive to women, but i like the godaddy comercials. but i am a man. It is nice to see you are having fun. keep up the great work cannot wait to see any new movies you are going to make. : )

  • Eathanskies

    January 5, 2011 at 3:43 am

    funny as hell. i pissed my pants laughing when you showed up

  • SilverShadow333

    January 5, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Hey James! Apparently your controversial Doritos ad got some Fox News Airtime. (Unsurprisingly) I got the link from Comcast.
    Apparently a guy named “Lars Larson” is on the defense for the ‘Offended’ Catholics. xD What a great name. Here’s the link if anyone’s interested:

    http://www.comcast.net/video/doritos-in-hot-water-/1721126444/Comcast/1720724775/

    I’m a Christian, but I’m not Catholic. I don’t see how this is that controversial. It’s a joke. It’s not made to make fun of anyone or anything, it’s just meant to be FUNNY. Many people in the states are Christian/Catholic, and they, (myself included) take communion, so the fact that they elude to Doritos being the flesh of Christ, and Diet Pepsi being the blood, is just another metaphor of saying to us: They’re good. This commercial was used to reach a majority; in this case, the majority was Christians instead of something different. It’s a demographic. I thought it was witty. I’m very laid back, and as long as Doritos doesn’t depict Jesus being crucified while the Romans eat Doritos under the cross, I’m not gonna be offended by something that’s just supposed to be silly and funny.

    James, they cut the commercial RIGHT before Fox showed your awesome angry face. I was disappointed. V__V

  • Strazdas

    January 5, 2011 at 7:49 am

    People who found this “offensive” shoudl be locked i mental hospital.

  • SilverShadow333

    January 5, 2011 at 8:00 am

    It’s a TV ad. If we want to say something is ‘offensive’, then look at South Park, or something else that is actually MEANT to have shock value. Saying that the commercial is ‘sacrilegious’ is just going about things far too seriously.

  • SilverShadow333

    January 5, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Honestly, if you’re gonna say something is sacrilegious, look at that Super Noah’s Ark game where you shoot the goats with slingshots.

    THAT has more sacrilege in it than a Doritos ad. :p
    And it’s not even meant to be taken seriously!

    (ok rant over lol)

  • January 5, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Im religious as well, and I found nothing to be offensive. A joke is a joke, thats all there is to it. I also want to give Kudo’s to Richard Filyaw, where most atheists Ive met are gung-ho anti-anything-religious, he melds himself with his community, and they with him, despite belief. Perfect example of how people should be, religious or otherwise.

  • vsg1980

    January 5, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Silvershadow333 said the following…”I’m very laid back, and as long as Doritos doesn’t depict Jesus being crucified while the Romans eat Doritos under the cross, I’m not gonna be offended by something that’s just supposed to be silly and funny.”

    Even if Doritos did the above I wouldn’t be offended…it’s a freakin commercial who cares. I don’t go to church as much as I used to, or as much as my religion says I should anyway. I’m a catholic, and I’m confirmed. The commercial was funny, and James’s cameo was brilliant! To a devout catholic, yes it would be sacrilege, but what do they know? All I know is that the duckbilled platypuss EXISTS….that’s pretty much proof that the Lord has a sense of humor.

  • St_Cerberus_Engel

    January 5, 2011 at 9:35 am

    the whole thing should have been about a huge group of people waiting in line. think about it, a long ass line of waiting people, getting anxious, annoyed, fights starting, cops intervening…and of course James with that “this is bullshit!” face on….only to have it revealed that what they’re waiting for is free chips and cola.

    at least that sells the product rather than making a stupid joke.

    and as for people who say they would go to church for chips and soda…you do realize that they were distributing them as communion right? that’s one chip and about enough soda to fill a half a shot glass. really? you’d go to church for that? aren’t you easy to please…

    i love that james was in it and he did make up the only funny part in it, but this was just dumb. and as a christian, myself, i didn’t find it offensive…

    well, ok, maybe to my intelligence as a consumer…hah!

  • Ralphrius

    January 5, 2011 at 9:58 am

    … That’s considered offensive? Huh.

    My dad has a nice story about a newspaper ad. It featured a picture of Christ on the cross, and had a text that basically implied “He’s using our nails, so he’s been hanging for centuries.”

    Wonder what they’d think of that.

  • St_Cerberus_Engel

    January 5, 2011 at 10:08 am

    @ Ralphrius

    Wow, that’s in really poor taste…not just because of religious implications, but think about it…that’s like telling someone that their dead relatives were shot with “our bullets so they’re really dead”.

    that’s just a disgusting way to make a point.

  • St_Cerberus_Engel

    January 5, 2011 at 10:10 am

    oh shit and i just made a really bad pun.

  • January 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Apparently the video is set to private. I can’t seem to find it anywhere either.

  • scopevanilla

    January 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Youtube tells me that this video is private

  • scopevanilla

    January 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    ah just saw the new link above

  • Loseirdo

    January 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Clearly this isn’t the place for it, but let me explain why this commercial can be offensive to Catholics, since I myself am Catholic.

    Communion in the Catholic Church is not the same as in the Protestant churches. While the Protestants have moved away from Church teaching and now (for the most part) hold that communion is merely symbolic of Christ’s body and blood, the Church has always believed that the bread and wine become the literal body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ through Transubstantiation — that is, the substance changes while the accidents of bread and wine remain unchanged (not counting Eucharistic miracles). The suggestion of using Doritos and Pepsi in the place of bread and wine for the consecration is a ludicrous sacrilege. It is both demeaning to God — who is truly present in the Eucharist and the reason for receiving communion in the first place — and the Church; basically, the writers of the commercial demonstrated that they did not understand the significance of the Eucharist at all. The suggestion that a Priest would ever be on board with something so ridiculous is just insulting.

    That said, I didn’t find the commercial particularly offensive, just remarkably unfunny. If they were trying to appeal to Catholics, they should have picked something that wasn’t as important as a Sacrament. They were either intentionally trying to get a rise out of Catholics or they were just being clueless. Either way, they were probably better off not having this air during the SuperBowl.

  • Hiryu

    January 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    For those of you who can’t watch the youtube video since the guy who put it up set it to private, it’s on game trailers. Here’s the link:

    http://www.gametrailers.com/user-movie/avgn-in-a-banned-superbowl/353903

  • browncoat

    January 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    thanks for posting the link

    the cameo was well worth it

  • tygerfox

    January 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    i cant watch the whole video. now i cry. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE!!!

  • St_Cerberus_Engel

    January 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    @tygerfox

    you really want to cry out for justice? god, the green lantern and green arrow have gotten to you.

    XD

    (if you don’t get the joke, go watch linkara’s latest video on http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/ )

  • January 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I have a few words for those who found this commercial “offensive”:

    Lighten up, Francis.

  • UpsideDownFace

    January 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    They’re assholes for finding this offensive.

    Maybe God loves Doritos and Pepsi. Now they’re gonna get smited for fucking up his true plan.

  • KO Stradivarius

    January 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I am Catholic, and frankly, I’m more offended by some of these comments than by the commercial. I was kind of offended by the commercial’s disrespect. I’m not crazy. I’m not stupid. The ad not only mocks the Eucharist, but mocks the Church. Saying that people would only go to Church for the Doritos, the ad may have just said

    Doritos: More Popular Than Jesus.

    To Cinemassacre: Love the videos.
    To certain commenters: Stop the Hate.

  • OogieeBoogiee

    January 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    hey im having a problem that says your video was set to private on youtube, am i the only person having that problem? I want to watch the commercial so bad from the comments im reading it sounds pretty funny

  • megamelius45

    January 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Yea i’m getting the same thing

  • January 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    It seems they changed the permissions on it recently. I watched it the other day. It’s really good.

    You can still watch the behind the scenes video though if you want to see James.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi-qp_HQsIw

  • Wesley26508

    January 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Yes, Im having the same problem. Its set to private.

  • January 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Same here!

    Oh James…

    :)

  • sobekflakmonkey

    January 5, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    That was pretty cool james, i checked out the behind the scenes, that one dude in front of you was trying to steel the show, but nobody beats your Epic Frown.

    Also, it seems like they knew who you were, like they knew that you were the AVGN and such, AVGN was one of the tags for the video.

    Overall cool stuff! I just wish I was able to watch the actual commercial.

  • Sun-Wukong

    January 5, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Is it just me, or does he look kind of like the Nostalgia Critic in it?

  • poisontongue

    January 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Oh god, because some religious nincompoops would have got all up in it?

    But they let Tim Teabagger have his meaningless little piece of trash mug up there.

    Yeah, some freedom of speech we’ve got going here. Screw this fraudulent little country and all the pissants of humanity.

  • January 6, 2011 at 12:02 am

    holy fucken shit the nerds commercial was on the Oreilly factor i recorded this bitch and cant stop watching it

  • Gee

    January 6, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Wow I most say people have to loosen up a bit… I’m glad to almost see James actually make it to the big screen. But everyone flips out the second they something unusual going on in a church. I’m just hoping this doesn’t effect James.

  • January 6, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Wish I could have seen the commercial. I enjoyed seeing you in the behind the scenes video though. I enjoyed the director reaming the guy in front of you who couldn’t follow directions.

  • January 6, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Sorry for the double post, but a quick google search helped me find a copy of the video on a news site. Not super high quality, and the tv station put their logo over it, but you can actually watch it. http://www.wtsp.com/news/mostpop/story.aspx?storyid=166523 the video is on that page. Glad I went, that was pretty good.

  • January 6, 2011 at 9:18 am

    OK – someone downloaded this using KeepVid or something – can we get a link to a torrent or something? Cheers.

  • michael77

    January 6, 2011 at 10:45 am

    “I don’t give a shit about the Super bowl”??? Man, you really were a nerd, and one of those who still harbors resentment towards the cool kids I see…lol

  • yak

    January 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Decent quality non-removed video here:
    http://palpular.com/video.php?videoid=4215

  • January 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    This is all pretty sad, I think its all as the NERD would say BOOM! super bowl is BOOM as is everything not related to gaming! James you should be ashamed, want your babies now! Please!

    http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retro/Index.php?ref=65348

  • January 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    jajajaj Epic… :D

  • January 6, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    How exactly was that controversial?

  • Heart

    January 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    You just reminded me of a good Russian TV show with that face. You deserve to have a game!

    You know what? That’s a great idea. A game about AVGN. I call dibs on creating. Me and Neon Gaming!

  • January 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Hahahaha I cannot believe that people found that offensive!
    Jesus would love to have some Pepsi and Doritos back then haha

    Oh My…
    James, that shorty fat guy in front of you made me laugh! He made everything he could to appear.. hahaha..

    And boy… I LOVE your smile… Thanks for that!
    Here in Brazil girls say…. LINDO !!! You are definitely Lindo! :D :D :D

    I don´t see many girls around here…. Great! Hahahaha

  • January 7, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I suggest another one be made where the Walls of Jericho are knocked down with a bag of Bugles.

  • Trista1986

    January 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    You should make a You know whats Bullshit about the fact that it was banned.

  • Tito

    January 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I looked for a while and all the links didn’t work for me except for this site:

    http://www.adweek.com/aw/creative/ad-of-the-day/article_display.jsp?creativeId=274213

  • Sigma0283

    January 8, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Bill O’Reilly played this on the Factor on Jan 6. you had a cameo on the Factor.

  • January 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Jaja You look great It’s a shame the comercial was banned .. but It was pretty obvius why it was banned. >//< jajaja

  • Phryj

    January 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    So, wait, this was supposed to offend me? I’m a Christian, and I thought it was funny. They shouldn’t have banned it.

  • misfit_ex

    January 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    why james, why!!!???
    why you put you´re appearance in that satan´s shit?
    nice mustache ;)
    fucking commercial ;( …….

  • misfit_ex

    January 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    im not offended, but i hate that shity commercials!!

  • black_lodge

    January 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    lmao James flashed the nerd-face!

  • January 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I too am a Christian and think this add is hilarious. damn people need to lighten up and stop being offended by things like this.

    Rock on James!

  • rmk04003

    January 9, 2011 at 1:39 am

    hahahahhaahaah nerdface! love it! the nerd was angry because it wasnt the line for rolling rock

  • January 9, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I thought that was a very clever commercial. Well produced, and I found it funny. Congrats on the appearance in the commercial.

  • coopsplat

    January 9, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    first of all to the people saying “I’m Christian and this doesn’t bother me!” well it wouldn’t if you are not a a Catholic. In Catholicism. The Eucharist (the act being portrayed in the commercial) is the moment when Jesus is present before us. The Eucharist is the very center of Catholicism, not any other denominations. It’s like if they had a commercial mocking Jewish people by a family eating McDonalds at the Passover meal. It’s just in bad taste.

  • Faun

    January 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I thought it was really well done and funny, but I can see how it can be offensive. Love the nerd face. :P

  • January 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Can’t people let anything just be funny? You know, IN GOOD FUN? That’s all it is. It’s just stupid chips and soda. Nobody beat up Jesus with a bat. Nobody deflowered the Mary. Nobody put a mustache on Muhammad. Just giggle. That’s all that’s required of you.

  • Atokada

    January 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I’m honestly offended by anyone who finds the commercial offensive. Also, the guy on the news coverage just annoys me because he thinks he has to restate his ridiculous opinion.
    It’s a commercial, plain and simple. I’ve seen worse commercials make air time with no complaint in Europe.

  • tekkaman

    January 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    lol @ the nerdface XD
    you should make more cameos like that in other commercials and tv shows!

  • AikoujOi

    January 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    That would be awesome to see James guest star on a TV show!

  • TheLegendaryJames

    January 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I saw the behind-the-scenes footage along with the commercial. It sucks that is was banned because it was really funny.

  • January 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I saw this randomly via a friend. I laughed so hard when I saw James pop out. James has the best looking angry face I’ve ever seen. I think that’s just one of the hundreds of reasons it works out so well for him

  • jaquio_ylze

    January 10, 2011 at 3:13 am

    some churches use grape juice instead of wine for the blood of Christ. so what’s the difference if it’s pepsi… or kool-aid, or whatever? there’s a few groups of people that really need a sense of humor about themselves…

  • Arouth

    January 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

    A shame, it didn’t work. And people here don’t understand what living for art and entertainement, and how hard we must work to get any achievement.

    And for people who are actually offended, here. God is inside you, not inside churchs. Churchs are exactly like totems or golden ideolic statues. Same for the cross. So everyone is sorry, and that’s fine. Now cut the crap and breath slowly, please.

  • LifeIsMotion

    January 10, 2011 at 11:31 am

    THIS offended people? What the hell?

    And that jackass in the Fox News segment is truly retarded. “Why are THEY allowed to get offended but we aren’t? QQ” Such childlike thinking. Yes, the Muslims get offended by any depiction of the prophet Muhammed. That’s because it’s part of the RELIGION. It’s not in the Qur’an explicitly, but it’s in supplemental teachings, the same way the immaculate conception is not actually in the Bible.

    And even if it weren’t, does that mean all the other religions then have to tighten their collective sphincters and also get offended by depictions of their respective delusi- I’m sorry, gods? Seems kinda backward, doesn’t it? Makes more sense for the Muslims to relax a bit.

  • January 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    super bowl or super BOOM!
    stick to what you are good at James and lay off the boom!

    http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retro/Index.php?ref=65348

  • January 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    As a Roman Catholic I find this hilarious. Pretty well done :D

  • January 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    You know what’s buuuullllllshit? Religion.

  • x8McLovin8x

    January 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I am a Christian actually i am a Catholic and in no way, shape, or form is that offending to me. I thought personally that is was fucking hilarious!

  • catoblepa

    January 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Well, here in Italy this commercial wouldn’t stand a chance, it’s way too offensive for catholic religion: I understand it’s not mean spirited, but in the end it’s makin’ fun of the eucharist with a silly parallelism that’s just unacceptable (Doritos = the body of Christ, Pepsi = the blood of Christ). There’s a line between satire and blasphemy, and by the way… the commercial isn’t even all that funny, they’re really tryin’ too hard.

  • Joshm0n117

    January 10, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    This ad should’ve made the cut. Why? James’ nerd face. That’s why.

  • TheMindZombie

    January 11, 2011 at 5:39 am

    That was awesome! And if uppidy people get offended by it oh well, their loss for not getting the comedy of it. I loved it man!

  • Hammerpants

    January 11, 2011 at 7:22 am

    I’m Catholic and I really don’t find this offensive. Technically speaking, there is nothing in the commercial that can be deemed mean spirited or cruel. So I don’t see the issue.

  • disco steve

    January 11, 2011 at 7:31 am

    LOL that was classic.

    A shame that it didn’t air. If this comment sections is any indication, the majority of religious people are cool with it and thought it was funny.

  • Batsy

    January 11, 2011 at 7:45 am

    If this doesn’t air during super bowl time Fox is gonne be receiving some angry letter from me. Also that bastard in front of James during the making of was trying to steal all the spot light. He had to be checked by the director with his stupid looking face. AVGN BEARD FTW!

  • MichelleV

    January 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I don’t see this as offensive at all! I see it as God wanted this pastor’s church to succeed and he showed him the way by providing church goers with pepsi and doritos! (: Haha. Lame it was banned it would’ve been awesome… >_>

    Ps: I laughed obnoxiously loud when I saw you, James. x)

  • CK WOLF ACE

    January 11, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    James…. ive been a fan of AVGN since i was in the 5th grade and that was when i was 11 now im 16 and i still like your videos but for the comercial i dont see any problems with it…. i mean take a look at WORLD WRESTLEING ENTERTAINMENT now sure the top face of the compony sucks (John Cena) but they make alot of stuff for there shows including PPV’s and back then during (The Attitude Era) they even had jokes about stuff like in the commercial….. so you can make fun of some things but not all things (like the death of Abraham Lincoln

  • January 12, 2011 at 1:59 am

    I’m Catholic and I love this commercial! It’s hilarious!

  • ssjup81

    January 12, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Man, I haven’t had Doritos in so long! When I finally go back to the US, I’m so getting some Cool Ranch Doritos. lol

    That aside, I thought this was a fun commercial. Would suck if it isn’t shown at all. There are stupider commercials that get shown for the Superbowl. This isn’t stupid, it’s fun.

  • ZeroToTheX

    January 13, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Hey nerd congrats on the commercial. I’ve been watching you online for years and it just keeps getting better! cant wait for the movie!

  • JRSnake

    January 13, 2011 at 4:24 am

    i laughed my ass off when james randomly appears from behind those people looking all pissed off hahahaha. nice beard!

  • Granter

    January 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    aahahaha was totaly not preper for you to come out and look so fucking pissed.

    You instantly got the reaciton that “he” was thinking like “why isnt this fucking line moving, want that fucking pepsi already” or something like that >:P

  • metadragon142

    January 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    ROLF

    What a great ad. The classic AVGN angry stare :P

    Great job Mr. Rolfe

    Love how the camera goes into focus just for you =]

    P.S.

    I’m sure it’s been said before; but it would have been really funny if it was you in the line, and Nostalgic Critic In front of you. LOL

  • January 13, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Tonight, on the Colbert Report, Steven Colbert mentioned this commercial and showed a clip. Unfortunately, the clip was did not contain the few seconds with the Nerd.

  • samuraichikx

    January 14, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Well if Fox doesn’t air this it wouldn’t be the first time they royally pissed me off…

  • MelancholyRose

    January 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    There was a poll next to the video that asked yes or no if you found the commercial offensive.
    80 percent of people (including myself) said no.

    There’s nothing offensive about the commercial and I was happy to see the nerd in there making his signature angry face.

  • January 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    oh man that’s funny. you didn’t get any lines but you got a nice “hey the angry nerds here” moment.

  • tsburesh

    January 15, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I’m ok with it. Us Christians can take a joke vs other religions which will cut your head off for making fun of their beliefs.

  • the thinker

    January 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Ain’t that a bitch? How much were your royalties going to be for that commercial, James?

  • the thinker

    January 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Gotta say something else: You ever thought about being a spokesman for Rolling Rock?

    You already give free product placement for their beer in your vids, so why not skip the formalities and actually become a company spokesnerd?

    And don’t give me that “Selling out” bullcrap. Ain’t nothing wrong with getting paid, slappy.

  • Potalot

    January 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    0:38 in case some1 misses it :) and actually the only 1 that actually did something in the video that was funny :=

  • Vyncent

    January 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I find it kind of interesting, though not that surprising that people found this offensive. I actually have a priest in my family, a relative of my father’s, and he’s performed mass in our home from time to time. Now we still used bread and wine, but that doesn’t change the fact that my relative blessed regular white bread and some random wine. Even for devout Catholics who believe, the bread and wine don’t become divine until blessed. And at that point, who really cares what product is used. It’s supposed to be the blessing that’s important.

    I thought it was interesting that my point was driven home by the fact that the chick on Fox News’ little comment at the end that she dated the guy who’s grandfather invented the communion wafer press. Now doesn’t the fact that some guy, religious or not, invented a device to pop out those wafers kind of show that the wafers themselves are not special just because you buy them from a Christian supply store.

    But yeah. The commercial was kind of funny. I can see why it didn’t win because it wasn’t the funniest commercial I’ve ever seen or anything. But it was nice to see James in the full length video, which I hadn’t seen til now.

  • Hammerpants

    January 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Just to play off of something “the thinker” said, James:

    Why don’t you become a spokesman for Rolling Rock? You have the proven ability to draw attention, the fan base to prove it and you are already a frequent customer of the product.

    Just a thought.

  • January 17, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I think the real “BIG” thing that could be offensive is using communion glasses (the little plastic cups) for the Pepsi Max. If they used paper cups or even keg cups, then it might’ve slipped by even…

  • Zinc20

    January 17, 2011 at 11:09 am

    i’m ecc (ecumenical catholic) and i thought it was pretty funny.
    but i was never a fan of doritos and pepsi. pringles? that’s more my speed.

  • apogue

    January 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I remember people going to church JUST to get something to eat and just leave after they were done. The church didn’t mind though, they were happy just to feed people in good faith.

  • January 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    hahaha that was fucking funny

  • walkingstickman

    January 22, 2011 at 12:10 am

    AVGN should grow a beard.

    Also I’m a christian I somewhat dont find this offensive.

  • Griff

    January 22, 2011 at 12:56 am

    actually it IS pretty blasphemous, but not something to get too worked up over

  • windwakeroftime

    January 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I watched the fox news report on it and I only got halfway through the debate before I started shaking and stopped watching. Thats not even worth arguing over and I think they are making a big deal out of nothing. Its like, fine ban the commercial if you think there might be some trouble but don’t go treating it like the biggest deal ever. I don’t even think I’m annoyed at the deal there making I think is that they think the intention of the commercial was to mock christianity. Oh yea totally a person who is christian is totally going to make a commercial just to mock his own people. No the point was to make people laugh and to make money by making people want to go buy their food. Nuff said. I thought the commercial itself was pretty funny XD.

  • VelveetaCheetah

    January 23, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    its hysterical when you poke your head out angrily wondering how long till you get your chips. :p

  • GuyFromTheNetherlands

    January 24, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Beard’s looking good!
    Great commercial!

  • madthedj

    January 27, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Awesome!

    As a Catholic, I have no problem whatsoever with this ad. It’s not mocking religion, faith, the Church or those with faith. It’s satire and irreverent, but so what? God has a sense of humour, too, folks!

    (And don’t get me wrong, I can laugh at my own religion’s foibles as much as the next person).

    Sadly, the narrow-minded will infer some serious blasphemy or heresy, despite the ad neither demonstrating this distribution of Doritos and Pepsi Max *instead* of the Eucharist and wine, nor the pastor attempting to qualify transubstantiation of either. We might well be seeing the post-celebratory snacking of the congregation, done with a little tongue in cheek.

    This ad lands squarely in Life Of Brian and Dogma territory, saying something serious (there are churches losing parishioners) in an amusing way. And like LOB and Dogma, people miss the point.

  • nammm3

    January 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    the blood and body of Christ replaced w/ a bag of doritos and pepsi? I could see it being super offensive to Catholics, but there’s so much other stuff out there that can offend anyone>_<

    great commercial and cameo james!

  • D-Tron

    January 28, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I’m not religious whatsoever so I actually didn’t mind it at all. I’m glad you were apart of it and I wish it had aired. As a side note, isn’t this somewhat promoting the Catholic church? I’m not sure why they should be offended. Doritos are fantastic and I think religious individuals think God is fantastic .. why not put them together. Enjoy life and laugh, from your atheist fan .. I’m sorry it didn’t make it James. Should we expect a new AVGN video soon?

  • Hammerpants

    January 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I got a crazy idea. Mr. Rolfe, how much do you charge for your appearances in a commercial?

    Here is my idea: I got a cousin in Philly who is opening up a comic shop and he might be interested in hiring your services to give some nerd cred to his first batch of commercials.

  • themightySNORE

    January 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I don’t get it. What was so offensive about it? I am a devoted Catholic. I converted to Catholicism when I was 23 and I am now 37. I know my catechism, my papal law, my history and yes, my scriptural studies and philosophical literature (Ancient Near Eastern, Hellenic, Medieval, Renaissance AND Contemporary) .

    Hence, I can say with some measure of authority, that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, in this commercial that is even remotely close to being considered blasphemous by even the most relentless of naysayers . I think madthedj in the comments before said it best.

    We are most likely seeing people who came to the church just to eat. That’s not insulting, that’s a proud tradition of the Church since it’s earliest days: feeding the community, especially those who would otherwise not eat at all (the homeless) after Mass.

    I go to a small Catholic church and we always offer baked goods, snacks, sandwiches and drink for everybody after the services, including, yes, doritos and soda.

    This is PC gone horribly wrong (and PC is already wrong enough).

    As St. Simeon once said, “I am not upset when people raise their hands at me, nor do I tremble when the mighty point their fingers at me. But when I am silenced or am prevented from speaking at all, I weep. Not for my sake. But for the sake of those I could fill with joy but was unable to and the sake of those I could fill with hope but was unable to. For in such a strange time, the most terrifying thing to a just and righteous man, is the threat of silence.”

  • January 29, 2011 at 4:04 am

    soo awesome , that sucks though

  • kaijufan43

    January 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Dont poke fun at religion, but lets poke fun at Democrats.. I want to find that guy and shove my size 11 up his ass.

  • January 31, 2011 at 12:13 am

    People get worked up over anything, but wow that was good comedic timing!

  • mokki321

    January 31, 2011 at 9:24 am

    James it was a good commercial, so why did they ban it?

  • oxyking

    February 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    you were on tv james!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Furypants

    April 9, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I don’t get it. I’m Christian and I wasn’t offended.

    So what’s the problem? Like other people noted, this is people eating after a Church service. My church does the same thing (in fact I’ve yet to find one that doesn’t). Where’s the insult? What’s the problem?

    This PC crap is driving me batty!

  • Zero202020

    October 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I can see why some people can be a little offended, but banning the commercial is really pushing it, since they can just NOT WATCH IT. Either way nice cameo James especially with “the frown”.

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