OverAnalyzers #3: Transformers

James / May 27th, 2011

Watch at Cinevore.com.

Where does Optimus Prime’s trailer go when he transforms?


  • ProphetOfCheeses

    May 27, 2011 at 3:25 am

    WOOOO, BEEN FOREVER!!! Love these dont ever stop.

  • May 27, 2011 at 3:29 am

    That illustration looks like the flight pattern of The Giant Claw!

  • ProphetOfCheeses

    May 27, 2011 at 3:31 am

    also, i believe the trailer is a command center.

  • May 27, 2011 at 3:53 am

    You bring up a very interesting point

  • SomeCuriousGuy

    May 27, 2011 at 3:59 am

    How did James came up with the idea about the fly shit?!

  • May 27, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Ummmmm, I think I know the answer: it’s a cartoon. But seriously, these episodes are really a fascinating study in how not to make a comedy vlog-series. They’re overly dominated by Mike’s oversplification and James’s seeming descent into unreality and the other’s barely leave a remark or two before it’s turned back to James/Mike. It was an interesting idea, and I think, honestly, with stronger writing and a more focus plot/cast, it could be really funny and entertaining. At this point however, it’s embarrassing.

  • NightPhoenix

    May 27, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I do enjoy these, but please tell Stephanie to stop doing that accent for her character it brings the whole show down several notches. The humor is in a group of friends talking about classic nerdy things, not stupid characters trying to be like TMZ or something.

  • Snejku

    May 27, 2011 at 4:07 am

    This is clever, I’ve watched your review of Transformers: The Movie a dozen times and you made a good point of bringing up this mysterium in it.

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    May 27, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Anyone else catch the references…lol.

    Best one was the whiteboard.

  • korahn

    May 27, 2011 at 4:48 am

    @NightPhoenix – read the previous post from James. Due to negative reaction about the accent, it will be gone starting on Episode 9. The rest (4-8) have already been made.

    Fly shit was pretty random. I think the trailer is sent by Teletran-1 through a space bridge anytime Optimus transforms into vehicle mode. Or maybe it’s the force… or maybe a wizard did it.

  • Xen11

    May 27, 2011 at 5:06 am

    I like the accent on the chick a lot. Its fucking bullshit that you’re getting rid of it because of whiney bitchfucks who have no intelligence.

    What the fuck was that fly shit? It made absolutely no sense. If you get rid of anything it should be James’s too off topic ramblings.

  • teflondon666

    May 27, 2011 at 5:11 am

    i love that theme music

  • May 27, 2011 at 5:29 am

    that girl that talks british is SOOO bad! like just take her off….please. mike and james know how to make this show entertaining but shes just a fucking annoying bitch

  • May 27, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Hey james im a big fan but i had to post and let you know you left out something major in this episode. You guys failed to mention / remember that Roller was living in optimus primes trailer. Soooo maybe when he transforms roller pulls the trailer around or something. and since the trailer is rollers home no one would ask optimus to use it to help them move either so no fly shit would be needed. 🙂

  • skitchman

    May 27, 2011 at 5:46 am

    What a brilliant concept! You’re all hilarious in your discussions! Thank you very much James & co.

  • May 27, 2011 at 5:52 am

    are you going to do an OverAnalyzers for TMNT?

  • May 27, 2011 at 6:07 am

    The trailer can open it’s roof and the sides open up. Inside there is a weapons platform and a little car thing that can’t transform. It was only used occasionally in very early episodes. Even then it was pointless as Prime was vulernable to any damage done to his trailer components.

    I got a more f**ked example for you though.. Omega Supreme
    His arms are form a rocket his head is a tank that cruses around a track when the rocket is preparing to launch. The track is stored on his back in robot form. The bulk of his torso is the rocket launch tower.

    When Omega launches he leaves the rest of his body behind, but he other components will fucking teleport across space when he wants to transform.

  • Anthonymm

    May 27, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Anyone who doesn’t understand the fly shit part definitely doesn’t watch much AVGN

  • Anthonymm

    May 27, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Watch the Silver Surfer episode to understand, by the way.

  • May 27, 2011 at 6:09 am

    And why didn’t Starscream just snap Megatron when he would transform into a puny gun for him to fire?

  • goldeneye007man

    May 27, 2011 at 6:19 am

    nice flyshit pepper avgn quote…gotta love cinemassacre

  • Strazdas

    May 27, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I can believe you forgot the human drinking robot juice thing in transformers. in the cartoon series like every time they were “back at the base” the kids drank energy juice just like the robots did. how do you feel drinking battery acid?

  • May 27, 2011 at 6:55 am

    itsallgood5423 – any reason to be such a jerk about someone’s friends? Also, how in the hell can you think that’s supposed to be a British accent? Have you never heard an English person?

  • _Marty_

    May 27, 2011 at 7:22 am

    I’ll tell ya what is in there, Huge frigg’n guns!
    it unfolds one episode to reveal big cannons (like the toy) that fire at the decepticons…untill megatron blows it up

    also the smallest autobot lives in there Roller ! he’s awesome

    I like the doughnuts idea though, somehow it makes sense to me

  • May 27, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Damn itsallgood5423 thats pretty hash thing to say about some ones friend. Also I think her accent is more of a germen one. Any way james good stuff as all ways. Keep it up oh and please don’t get rid of Stephanie hell I think she is hot.

  • May 27, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I feel this was the best episode yet. James and Mike are the stars (as they should be), yet the others all contributed equally among themselves, too. Also, great to hear the news about the accent, though I hope it was taken well.

  • Jerminator

    May 27, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Could you little fanboy fucks quit whining about her accent, it’s perfectly fine and not meant to be taken seriously. It’s not a British accent obviously… fucking troll idiot bastards.

    Nice show James and Co. keep up the good work!


  • May 27, 2011 at 8:14 am

    And here I thought the trailer goes into a dimensional rift or portal of some kind, where it waits. Kinda like how the Protoss teleport buildings in StarCraft.

  • dadirtypoostick

    May 27, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I actually thought her accent was pretty good. Not perfect but good enough to have people guessing whether it was real or not. I wonder if people are going to miss it by episode 9 since they will be used to hearing it after 8 episodes. Oh well, shes cute and I am glad to see her on the show. It keeps it from being a total sausage fest

  • Dur

    May 27, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I’m going to spend the rest of my life at a Dunkin Donuts now… I’ve ALWAYS wanted to meet Optimus Prime!

  • Seshido

    May 27, 2011 at 8:42 am

    But Optimus Prime wasn’t always a truck. The transformers adapted into Earth vehicles after crashing here, so how would he already have trailers all over the universe if he only became a truck after he came to Earth? Guess he works pretty damn fast.

    And what exactly is everyone’s problem with Stephanie’s accent?

  • Sullinator

    May 27, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Know whats sad? I am 75% sure that is James’ wife everyone, so you should all shove a buffalo turd covered sock in it and leave your comments to yourself. He already said newer episodes are dropping it.

  • Lewghis

    May 27, 2011 at 9:07 am

    the trailer seems to be taking the same route as the giant claw

  • May 27, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I can’t believe people are still talking about the accent.

    Doesn’t anyone around here READ James’ posts? Maybe James has too many 14 year old fans..

  • Dolly Dagger

    May 27, 2011 at 9:21 am

    When Mike said that Optimus Prime could bust through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man, I nearly spat coffee on my monitor (not Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, however).

  • May 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Maybe episode 9 should overanalyze the accent. Where does it go when she’s not using it? Maybe Dunkin Donuts.

    I liked this episode but I have to admit I was surprised no one mentioned roller. It was only in a couple TV episodes, but anyone that had an Optimus Prime toy growing up would know about it.

  • Big A2

    May 27, 2011 at 9:34 am

    @Sullinator: Nah, it can’t be his wife, she doesn’t have any rings on her fingers!

  • May 27, 2011 at 10:02 am

    itsallgood5423 you stupid retard, you sound like sarah palin. I’m English and I can tell you, that accent in no shape or form sounds anything like a British accent no matter what part of the UK you are from.

    It’s not that i’m insulted by the comment it’s just plain dumb. I mean are you that reclusive that you have no concept of how people sound from different countries, I mean even the cliche of a british accent is the Queens English when people are imitating us, that’s normally what they do.

    I mean it’s like someone doing a French accent and saying they sound American, that’s how different Russian and English sound which is what I think she was trying to do, Russian.

    Last but not least, lighten up, it’s just for fun and it’s free entertainment so stop complaining.

  • GermanDude

    May 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

    @ undertow9x:
    lol, i think you have never heard a german person speaking english! I’m German and i would ran into a chainsaw, if my spoken english sounds like this!:-D She definately has a russian accent.

    BTW: I really like the concept of the show! Thank you for entertaining the shit out of us, James! 🙂

  • kaltblut1

    May 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

    This series is still not funny and the other people on this show are still bland.

    Like I stated before, this show would need more interesting characters who actually have something to say and have a good chemistry.

    A fake russian (who the hell thought it would be british or german?) accent is not the way to go.

    Anyway, it is still not funny nor entertaining, I love the AVGN and James Documentaries, but this ist just boring and not entertaining.

  • May 27, 2011 at 10:18 am

    You’re all wrong! Optimus Prime’s trailer is a mobile power distribution source for the Autobots. During battle, Optimus detaches the trailer and transforms, which activates a short-range radio transmitter in the trailer, that in conjunction with a cache of energon cubes also stored in the trailer, can power remotely power the transformers for the duration of their battle or whatever it is they need to do in robot form. They don’t need this functionality while at their base because the ships power source handles these duties. The Decepticons, on the other hand, have power beamed to them by Shockwave in Cybertron through the use of trans-dimensional portals….which is one of the many benefits of ruling over Cybertron.

  • KenRy1988

    May 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

    To the Angry Video Game Nerd, the clip that you and your friends talking about Transformers. I am a big fan of the Transformers no matter the year or how bad the shows are, but talking about one of the great characters in the transformers universe, Optimus Prime is the icon of all that is good and justices. the trailer that comes with him is a commander centre, from the trailer Optimus Prime can send cart-shaped device called Roller to go behind enemy lines to get information from the Decepticons.

    i don’t mind if it was somethink else, but not Transformer please.

    like all your clips on the games that you own, keep up the good work.

  • shakyjake

    May 27, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Just to clear this up, the accent is not real it is fake – she is acting or playing a character. You would know this if you watched the release party video for this show or seen her is some of Jame’s other work like the pizza taste test…

  • QqqqQ

    May 27, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I honestly don’t get why people reacted so negatively to the accent.

  • May 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Like “GermanDude” said. I’m from Germany too and she has definitely a more polish or russian like accent. 🙂

  • May 27, 2011 at 10:38 am

    You guys should definitely solve the mystery of the Hulks purple pants and why they seem to fit both bruce and the hulk

  • Ty Hope

    May 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

    The more episodes of this I watch (and I do like them) the more I feel it should just be Mike and James.

  • May 27, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I made it 1:35 seconds in. I think I’m done. The character the girl’s doing is too bad to keep sticking with. Look forward to the other videos at Cinemassacre.

  • DrZaius

    May 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Wh…what? Fly shit? BOXERS? Way to derail the discussion, JAMES.

  • RX_79

    May 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

    This group just does not have the right chemistry, The topic seemed interesting but something isn’t right. The show feels forced and isnt entertaining.

  • killteck

    May 27, 2011 at 11:00 am

    The conversation seems awkward.

  • inspectornills

    May 27, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I do like how you guys are over analyzing the mystery of Prime’s trailer because it clearly is hiding somewhere when he needs it, and later incarnation of prime don’t have the trailer anymore so they didn’t have to explain where it goes, however I do think you guys didn’t look into what is inside the trailer. Inside the trailer is a mini-command center that he can use like a small portable base and also contains his very own little robot buddy, Rover, which he sends into hostile territory to spy on the decepticons. In a later incarnation of Prime, he becomes Super Optimus Prime, and the trailer actually transforms into his body, while the ordinary prime body just becomes the entire chest area to form into Super Optimus Prime, which is exactly the case for Ultra Magnus. Ultra Magnus actually looks just like regular Optimus Prime only white colored, and just like Prime, he transforms into a truck with a trailer, but everytime you see him, he will always transform into his super version, where he merges with his trailer, and never in his regular white version.

  • scoreagain

    May 27, 2011 at 11:07 am

    The show might take a different spin with Mike in the lead as a change of pace. James, I hope you don’t feel pressured to keep pumping out material for an audience you owe nothing to. Just do what you love and don’t give a shit about what people say.

    True fans would be happy just t hear updates on the feature film project, knowing that’s where your concentrating most of your efforts. Anything else is gravy.

    Thank you for all the free entertainment over the years.

  • katakis1

    May 27, 2011 at 11:11 am

    And maybe let the long haired guy say more, he was a little 5thwheelesque this time

  • IZheet MeDrawrz

    May 27, 2011 at 11:14 am

    You lost me at fly shit.

  • Bick Benedict

    May 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

    1st Criticism (this has to do with the fucking commercial, not James): Why does it say “Skip this Ad” in… “x” number of seconds while the counter for the commercial is the same as the counter for the skip message. I appreciate when sometimes you actually CAN skip the message after a few seconds of watching the shit commercial, but you shouldn’t say Skip the commercial if you can’t really skip it.

    2nd Criticism:
    Can this show please be cancelled?

  • jdpman

    May 27, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Hey guys, before criticizing the same things over and over (the accent and their chemistry), try reading this: http://cinemassacre.com/2011/05/26/a-note-about-overanalyzers/

    These first 8 episodes were filmed together so they will all be the same in terms of characters’ accents and chemistry. But if you read that post by James, you’ll find out they heard our criticism and are doing away with the accent. As for the chemistry, maybe the other guys will be more comfortable after the first day of shooting and this series will improve drastically once the original 8 episodes are up.

    So if you don’t like them, come back once the next batch starts at episode 9. Hold your criticisms and just be appreciative of the fact that they listened to us and are doing away with “the accent.” I think thats pretty cool and thats why we all love Cinemassacre.

  • rockymou

    May 27, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I love commenters that tell you to hold your criticism. Isn’t that the whole point of comments? To discuss what worked for you and what didn’t?

    I tend to agree with the commentary about the task being too big. There are definitely three strong cast members and two weak ones. I don’t need to name names.

    This is a premise which seems like a good idea, but I think it’s turning out to be really hard to pull off. Not saying I don’t appreciate the attempt and the extra content, it’s growing on me a bit, just being honest.

  • rockymou

    May 27, 2011 at 11:45 am

    *cast not “task”

  • Legato32x

    May 27, 2011 at 11:48 am

    The first half of the episode was good, the rest was weird. I liked the topic but when you mentioned fly shit James it killed my interest. It was a really stupid idea and it went on for so long it made it difficult to keep my attention. Then it started to get better again and then Dunkin’ Donuts has to be involved.

    The conversation gets so weird sometimes that it’s not entertaining anymore.

  • bobrod15

    May 27, 2011 at 11:52 am

    This episode was much better! I was ROLLIN when I heard Kool-Aid Man bustin through the wall! Nicely done! Much funnier than the last! Throughout the whole episode, I kept thinking about that damn trailer. How stupid!? Once again, great job!

    I like how there was some footage from the transformers to accompany the conversation. It added to the episode. Nice addition!

    Someone else added a possible topic: Bruce Banner’s pants! That’s funny! I want to see an OA episode on grooming Yosemite Sam’s Mustache! Doesn’t he trip over that thing?

  • May 27, 2011 at 11:52 am

    FLY SHIT????? WTF????? that made no sense, it doesnt matter if she quits the accent, if you were actually listening to everyones comments, then you would cancel this show because it sucks ass. I’m sorry, but anytime i see that there is a new episode of this show up it makes me just want to leave the site but i dont want to do that because everything else on this site is great, hell I’d rather watch Old AVGN’s a 100 times before i ever watch this crap again.

  • May 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

    It’s magnetic.

  • stonga0099

    May 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    the only thing wrong with the show is the girl. maybe if she didnt use that fake accent it would be better… who knows
    all i know is she is not funny and it would be better without her

  • superca.in

    May 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Wow, before i see the episode i just wanna say this is exactly the first thing that came to my mind you could analyze right after i saw the first episode. A lot better topic than the last one. So now im going to see the episode and i expect it to be good.

  • Godzilla4Ever

    May 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I can’t believe some of the things I read on here. It’s honestly depressing that alot of people say they hate it or don’t like it. No that’s fine, but when someone says cancel this show or it’s a weak performance that’s what gets to me. Some even say how you should do it. James has been dumping a truckload of entertainment for everyone for years and hasn’t asked a penny to be viewing any of his material on here. His life revolves around videos that he loves to do, and shares with his “fans” and they snap at him. Cancel this show? Why? Just don’t watch it. Simple. People are making a mockery, criticizing etc at James, Mike and others mostly because he doesn’t scrape out an AVGN all the time. If you’re gonna try and “kill” what his true fans love (and not to mention James) then I say go get a real life. Because this is James’ life. To make movies, entertain, and make people happy by his videos. Stop bashing at the man for experimenting with videos (which perhaps this is what this might be). James if you read this all I can say, you’ve really helped molded me into the person I am today and I haven’t even met you. That’s a powerful effect that you give to your fans. I hope that you can easily dodge these bullets and never stop doing what you wanna do. I’ll be more than happy to donate financially into your movie to help you achieve your feature film dream. Of course this goes to Mike as well, another great person that spends hours doing title cards. I’m just glad he loves what he’s doing, any amateur would just give up on their dream. So James and Mike, thanks for everything you have done for me (indirectly) and I hope to see more of your talent in the future.

  • May 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Bad arguement…the first Transformers movie took place in downtown LA….no dunkin donuts in LA or anywhere near LA…I would say Starbucks.

    Also the fly shit tangent made no sense…..maybe its the coffee talking!

  • Ellivennecq

    May 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Get rid of the girl. She has 0 charisma.

  • lebutzki

    May 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I have always wondered where the web is in Spiderman. I mean, where does his body make it or store it, is it kind of in the blood stream or apart of his skin? Wouldn’t his wrist be bulging or something because of the amount of web that hs shoots out has to be stored somewhere.

  • johnmorisi

    May 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I CANNOT stand that girl. everything about her is annoying, and she is utterly stupid. The other 2 guys are alright, but this would seriously be better if it was just james and mike, and I’m not just saying that cause im a fan of them, but there is like wasted minutes because of the girl, and the other guys don’t contribute much, they just confirm whatever james or mike say.

  • superca.in

    May 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Well, i just finished watching it now and im sorry to say i didnt find it funny or entertaining at all. Its just bad, it was a very good topic but not developed the right way. Im sorry, but i think nobody is gonna miss this show when it gets canceled. Some other guys have said it, the group just dosnt have the chemistry, Mike and James have perfect chemistry, but the other 3 guys are just out of place, they cant keep up so my first advice would be to replace them. The girl fake accent is annoying, her devil blood red nail polish make me wanna puke and she doesnt say anything interesting at all. As for the other 2 guys, sorry, they lack personality.

    Im glad to read the girl is gonna lose her accent from episode 9, i just hope i can stand that long because another 5 episodes with that accent will feel like eternal …

  • swtsiamese

    May 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    TO THOSE WHO EITHER WERE CONFUSED BY OR DISLIKED THE “FLY SHIT” PART: I think James was referencing one of my favorite AVGN episodes ever and that is the Silver Surfer episode. In the episode, the nerd is trying to describe to the audience just how difficult the game is. He said something like, “This game is so hard, it will actually be easier to go outside in a thunderstorm and try to dodge rain. It’ll be easier to walk barefoot without your toes or heels touching the floor. It’ll be easier to pick Fly Shit at peppers, while wearing Boxing Gloves!” Maybe it’s because I’m such a huge fan of his that I immediately knew what he was referencing as soon as I heard it, but all you guys just hating, don’t just automatically assume that James is saying something incredibly stupid or random or senseless. He’s not stupid. He says things for a reason. From watching and listening to his videos and interviews, he didn’t seem like someone who just says random things to try to be funny. He puts some thought into what he says before he says them and just doesn’t blurt them out, I think. LIke, there were videos where he quoted “American Movie”, and when I heard these lines, of course, I didn’t find them funny or I wasn’t able to make any sense of them, but it’s not like I disliked what he said and thouight it was a stupid line. I just assumed, “oh\, he must be referencing something that I hadn’t watched. I guess I have to watch it to get the joke or the line.” I think James assumed that he could believe us when we tell him what huge fans we are and how much we love his AVGN videos. He probably thought we knew his videos so well that we would get the Fly shit reference right away, but I guess that wasn’t the case this time.

  • andycastaneda

    May 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Do you have a picture of a Tsukasa figure from Lucky Star, wearing a cape, on your wall?

  • DarkS1de

    May 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    that girl is so so so so annoying… why she has to be in it?

  • johnmorisi

    May 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    and dunkin donuts seriously? I get this is all joking, but that just sounded so stupid, and her deliveries sound like they’re coming from a 5 year old kid who hasn’t developed a sense of humor yet. At least write her lines or something, if she’s a friend and you can’t get rid of her. Acting lessons? I don’t know, this show would be so funny if I didn’t have to anticipate her opening her mouth.

  • May 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I give up on this show and will come back for episode 9 (the new season without the accent). It’s pretty risky filming eight shows back to back without ever having tested the premise of the series.

    When people stop lending advice it doesn’t mean that they accept you, it means that they’ve given up. Peace out.

  • May 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Alright. I watched it again an even I agree with the others.
    The woman is annoying and the guy in the turquoise suit doesn’t even look that serious. He really tries to not laugh about the stuff you guys are talking about… always grinning… that scares me.
    James and Mike only would be awesome. Because we all know and love them. To me they’re the only ones who make actual jokes.

  • grayhome

    May 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    If James really believes his fans have a point when they say she should lose the accent, why doesn’t he just skip the rest of the episodes until episode 9? And if he doesn’t agree with his fans, why the heck did he change it in the first place?

  • Shinoda

    May 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I think this would have been better without the fly shit stuff.. it just appeared to have come out of nowhere. The Dunkin’ Donut was fine since the conversation leading up to it made sense.

  • grandmaster

    May 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I think the problem that stems from the girl’s accent is that we all know it’s fake. In at least two other videos James has posted we hear her talking normally. This creates a distraction and makes the whole conversation seem forced and phony. Also the two guys that sit across from Mike appear uncomfortable and is hard to watch. This series I believe was a good idea but needs to be retooled.

    I did laugh though the way James’ mentioned fly sh*t and pepper, lol

  • rmfgotenks

    May 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    What if Optimus’s trailer is a charger. He has the Matrix after all. Maybe being in battle mode uses a lot of energy and the trailer charges him back up when he’s in semi mode. That’s why Hot Rod gets his own trailer in the movie when he becomes the leader after Optimus dies.

  • _JRPGNerd_

    May 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    There are super strong magnets on the trailer who only react to the hidden magnets on Prime, which he can turn on/off. It travels faster than the speed of light and only materialize when it’s in a close range of Prime. Ella from Monkey Shines are kept in it.

  • krazyzark

    May 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    still not really digging the 5-person format. I think Mike and James really do have the only good chemistry going. The other 2 guys seem to barely be involved, and the chick just seems to be trying way too hard… though I must admit, the only thing that made me laugh in this episode was that very last line.

    Just to jump in on the topic, I think the trailer is a ridiculous idea. He might as well not have it. The trailer would be better if Optimus actually used it for something in robot mode. It wouldn’t even have to transform. He could just swing it around like a 2×4, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan style. Screw that sword. There’s more fun in the brutality of just beating another robot to screaming pieces with a big hunk of truck.

  • May 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    It’s ok, but not great replacement for AVGN.

  • Donut

    May 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    yea i didnt find that funny or even insightful in comparison to the Batman and Robin poles episode.

    a bit irked that no one brought up how the trailer is actually used for things. theres a little robot inside the trailer that helps Optimus. kinda like an RC car that he sends in to get into certain places.

  • May 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm


    So just because it was something stupid he said in AVGN makes it relevant in this this case? No. It is a total derailing of an otherwise quirky and enjoyable discussion.

    A subtle reference would have worked, but the 2 minutes spent discussing something 90% of the people wont understand right away totally ruined it for me.

  • worm

    May 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I skipped the entire flyshit part.

  • bigsmead

    May 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    i think the new episodes are pretty good, its very low production just friends sitting around a table bullshitting, but they filmed it made i a little “show” and gave it to you guys to watch, please dont complain, if you dont like it then just say that, but theres no need to declare the other 3 members of the show are “horrible” or “wasted space”, just enjoy it….anyway, great job guys! keep up he good work! =)

  • worm

    May 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    He has things on his wrists that take little like ink cartridge type things of web. It was different in the movie, in the movie his body produces it.

  • polarbearted

    May 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    666 on the peg board behind james at 2:57

  • polarbearted

    May 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    lame, good try though

  • handsome pete

    May 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I think James was pissed off at the constant sass he was getting from people about how he makes videos, so he filled one of his videos with fly shit and made us all eat it. Or there isn’t much to talk about with the trailer, it just kind of appears and goes away, so he decided to crack some jokes for awhile to fill the dead air, and the others ran with it for some insane reason.

  • TomM

    May 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Personally, I liked the Fly shit reference from the AVGN Silver Surfer episode. What’s the big deal that he said it? In my opinion, the fly shit was just a nice reference to AVGN. Since it’s not supposed to be serious, he put it in there to give everyone a little piece of AVGN nostalgia. Anyway, I liked the episode. Peace.

  • thoughtless

    May 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Seriously….what the hell is Susie even there for? If that isn’t her real accent….have her drop it, I find it highly annoying. Then she goes on this random tangent about the ‘rockets’ in Optimus Primes’ trailer needing gasoline….and then even goes as far as saying that Optimus needs it too? Ok, so when is the last time you saw a Transformer making a pit stop at a gas station… they don’t need fuel. Like what the hell are these other people thinking in these episodes? Mike and James please keep doing what you are doing(minus the boxing glove and fly shit comment…it really made no sense right then), but get these other bozos in there out of the picture. It’d be better off with just the two of you film critic style than this round-a-bout in the office thing you have going on now.

  • LordPindar

    May 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    lebutzki made a comment erlier asking where spiderman stores his web inside the body. I may have an answer to that. I think it’s kinda obvious that he stores it in his testicles, which are somehow directly conected to his wrists, and the spider sense is actually a sense of arousal

  • headcase

    May 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Dammit James! You derailed a coherent discussion with an obscure AVGN reference! It did get back on track though. Even though this was recorded the same day as the others, it feels like the show’s coming together and is getting better each episode. Were they recorded in the order they’re released?

  • startrekalien

    May 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Jim messed this up with fly shit. I liked the (was it dunkin) donuts part LOL. Anyway, we all know what happens with the trailer, what’s inside, and what’s its purpose. So screw all of yourses ideas.

  • TectonicImprov

    May 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Personally, I could go either way with the accent, It doesn’t bother me at all.

  • May 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I think a scared family is inside the trailer. They signed for it and moved in, and later that day optimus came to earth and attached it to his truck ass and drove them around unknowingly, and when he transforms the family comes out of their frightened huddle and peeks outside just in time for optimus to attach them to his truck ass again and drive off. hopefully they have enough food…who knows…might be a dead family after a season or two of the show.

  • ben 10 guy

    May 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    now how the fuck can his trailer be a dunkin donuts

  • Bick Benedict

    May 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm


  • browncoat

    May 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I haven’t been able to warm up to this series yet. James and Mike continue to stand out and the other characters are just pointless. Matt is really quiet most of the time and when he does speak, he just isn’t that funny. Lee creeps me the fuck out, I don’t know why, he just does. Susie’s character is just baffling to me. I agree with a lot of other users about Susie’s voice. If she didn’t have a Russian accent, her character would be fine. The accent just annoys the shit out of me and serves no purpose.

    I have mixed feelings about the Silver Surfer reference. In my opinion, the Silver Surfer episode of AVGN is by far the best episode. However, James’s reference to it was so random that you either thought it was funny, stupid, or just plain strange. I thought it was a funny and stupid which I’m sure was the point.

    I do have a couple of questions about the series for either Mike or James:

    1) Is this scripted? If so, who writes the script?
    2) Why, in the name of fuck, does Susie have an accent?
    3) Is Lee a serial killer because he creeps me the fuck out? He just has that weird look on his face the whole time and it just looks like he’s up to something.

  • Tuxy79

    May 27, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    LOL, great topic!

  • browncoat

    May 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    So the accent question and script question were answered on this link: http://cinemassacre.com/2011/05/26/a-note-about-overanalyzers/

    I had not seen this yet when I wrote my last comment.

    I would still like to know what is wrong with Lee…

  • GeekWithAGuitarDOTcom

    May 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Excuse me, Mr. Rolfe,

    You have provided nothing but free entertainment for me for the last five years. I have done nothing to support you as an individual or person other than watching your videos and commenting on occasion. However, as a fan, I am entitled to tell you what to do and chew you out when you don’t do it.

    You are and will always be the Angry Video Game Nerd, so you’d better get back to making more episodes of that tired, one-dimensional show and not ever try to take anything in a different direction creatively or I WILL bitch you out for it.

    I’m sick of people thinking they can possibly provide more than one form of entertainment. No. You made your name on the AVGN, so that’s who you will be for all of time, and damn you if you ever try to do, think, or say anything different.

    I am your “fan”. You did not please me, therefore, fuck you and get rid of this content.

    (This comment was both dripping with and oozing from sarcasm if you didn’t pick up on that.)

    I for one, love the idea behind this show, and while certain aspects need work, I’ll be damned if I’m gonna think I have the right to tell James what he does or doesn’t need to do.

    It’s not as though a series like this would “lose” me as a fan. I just wouldn’t watch it anymore if I didn’t like it.

  • browncoat

    May 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    While I agree with SOME of the things you’ve said, you are not entirely correct.

    James depends on fans for views and popularity. This is directly proportional to the income James makes from companies wanting to advertise on such a popular website. This in turn affects marketing and influences who sees James’s work. The more people that see it, the more popular it gets, the more companies take notice, etc… So if the fans don’t watch, everything changes. I would be shocked if James didn’t want people to give their honest opinions about whether they like a show or not. I certainly wouldn’t want people kissing my ass all the time and telling me that everything I do is great. That’s not an excuse for people to go apeshit on James when he does something other than AVGN but it should allow for them to voice their opinions. There are way too many people on here that do both.

  • Chris-R.

    May 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    @ Darkquest Deathunter: Mike’s “oversplification”? I don’t care if he is stoned, because there’s nothing wrong with that.
    My 2p.

  • buckfutter

    May 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    thoughtless, if you took the time to read james’s posts you’d have read
    “We filmed the first 9 episodes in one sitting” Meaning susies accent is here to stay for THE REMAINING SIX EPISODES!
    He said when they start filming the second batch they’ll remove her accent since there is more complains than compliments over it.

  • Jerminator

    May 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Seriously guys, there’s some major tools posting here. This is not meant to be taken seriously obviously, if you can’t pick up on that, then your hopeless. Quit your fucking whining and go sit on a cactus. Your annoying.

    The show is perfectly fine. The accent is fine, the other guys are just fine too. If you took the other 3 characters away then you would lose the whole point of the fucking show. A bunch of people overanalyzing shit! These whiny bitches need to shutup and stick to Twilight for their entertainment.

    Dont change the Russian accent in Ep. 9, that would ruin the show!


  • browncoat

    May 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    @buckfutter hahahaha your screen name is awesome

    Trebek – Let’s see your answer…. I guess that’s your wager….. a buck…

    Trebek – Fine…

    Trebek – And your answer is?

    Trebek – Futter…. Buck Futter…….

    Trebek – I don’t get it.

    Connery – Oh I think ya do Trebek. I think ya do indeed.

    Trebek – Thanks for joining us….

    Connery – BUCK FUTTER!!!

  • gattz

    May 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I just… can’t get into it. I’ve tried to get into every episode so far, but I just can’t. The other three characters just aren’t funny at all. I actually like feel embarrassed when I watch one of these episodes for some reason.

    I don’t care for this series, but that doesn’t make me a “tool”. Many of the comments here are on the silly side, but just because I have a differing opinion than you doesn’t mean I need to “quit fucking whining and sit on a cactus”.

    I realize taking away the other three characters would take away the point of the show, but the other characters are very dry (to me), and really put a damper on what otherwise might be a funny web-series. The accent girl is very chessy, and the other 2 guy characters act like cardboard cut-outs reciting dialogue. If the show featured 3 other characters with some acting experience and personality instead of what I assume are just 3 random friends of James/Mike, it would probably be much funnier.

  • browncoat

    May 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm


    well said

  • Jerminator

    May 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    @gattz- it’s funny you just assumed I was speaking about you and your comments. Get over yourself, If you don’t like it thats fine…. it is a free country. Your thoughts were well thought out and I can almost understand where your coming from. It’s pretty obvious that you and some others were not where my comments we’re directed.

  • May 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm


    First off, I agree with you on “Suzy”. She’s american – and, I’m just wildly guessing here, James’ wife (please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong) – and she’s not russian in any way or at least she doesn’t have a russian accent. It’s just a character.

    The only ones that contribute anything at all to this is James and Mike. Everyone else either don’t have ANYTHING to say or EVERYTHING they say is BORING and contributes nothing at all.

    Now on to the rest of your comment:

    So you call yourself a fan and you still have no idea why James isn’t doing any more episodes of AVGN at this time?

    Sure, there’s a difference between a fan and a fanboy. A fan should criticize their idols because it shows that you care. A fanboy just loves everything no matter how bad it is.

    The problem with your comment is that you seem to think that it’s actually James’ obligation to change just because you’re a whiney little bitch.

    Here’s a hypthetical scenario for you: Let’s say that James only did AVGN episodes. If he would only do AVGN episodes he wouldn’t have time to make the AVGN movie. If he still were to make the movie anyways, he wouldn’t have time to make AVGN episodes and the site would grind to a halt for months. Add to that, the episodes would probably get boring really fast seeing as how you can only do so much comedy and original jokes with a character as the AVGN who’s built in such a specific way.

    It’s free entertainment. If you don’t like the way it’s handeled, piss off. And I don’t think James would care one bit about a trolling so called “fan” even if you did stop watching his videos. Face it dude, you’re not really that important to the survival of James Rolfe’s work or the AVGN. Not one bit.

    You’re just a whiney little bitch.

  • Linearmode

    May 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I liked the episode, but if I may add my suggestions.
    1) The accent is really unneccessary; what purpose does it play in the episode? Also, there are videos on youtube of American films with people doing (bad) foreign accents and vice versa…
    2) The fly shit reference, personally of course, was not funny. Again, not sure what the purpose of that was, but I think you were trying too hard to be funny.

    To add light, I still like these episodes are cool and imaginative.

  • May 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Flying Spaghetti Monster!!!!!!!!

  • May 27, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    really cool…. 🙂

  • May 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    @Andreas Persson Fondell

    James’ wife’s name is April

  • ClassicGamer

    May 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    LOL Susan scored some points at the end of the video. xD

    “Or fly shit.”


  • rug269

    May 27, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    this was so horrible i didnt even finish it, complete garbage, even mike knew it, you can see it in his face when James goes completely off his fucking rocker talks about fly shit. and from that point on its just a spiral of the others trying somehow to justify that off the wall statement till the episode dwindles to complete crap.
    as a whole i dont like this idea, its overly convoluted with so many people and the Russian accent just makes the girls comments seem forced, i wanted to give it some time to see if it would get better, and i thought the easter bunny one was all right, and showed leaps and bounds improvement over the first episode, but this one actually sucked worse than the first and i thought that one was a piece of shit!

    if this was uploaded by anyone else aside from the man credited for the AVGN then no one would give a shit, and thats really what it deserves, to rot in the bowls of the internet, ignored, and irrelivant

  • May 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    LOL these are great 😀

  • the_hitman86

    May 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    One word: Why?

  • GamingandMetal

    May 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    this was ok, but i rather just see james and mike talking about this subject and it would be much funnier. No scripts just on any normal day. dont know if they use scripts but it seems like it

  • Parry Hotter

    May 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I love it! No matter how obsurd a theory is every analyzer MUST pretend it’s very deep and methodical.

    Rule #1 in improv: You can’t say NO or reject your partner’s ideas in the middle of a performance. Keeping a straight face will be hard… But I’ll laugh my butt off!

  • niQboy

    May 27, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    @rug269: I completely agree. I just couldn’t bring myself to watch it to the end.

    Look, I’ve been a fan of James and all the stuff he does since ’06, but I’m not such a fanboy that I cannot acknowledge when something isn’t working.

    When James came up with the ‘fly shit’ comment, I couldn’t believe he actually said it at first. You can see from James’ facial expressions and his attitude that he’s kind of locked in the ‘AVGN’ mode. I think this series would benefit alot more if he was just himself. This is not James. He’s trying to play somekind of forced-funny character and it really isn’t working. If Mike is himself in this series, why cannot James be?

    The random debates which James and Mike while they’re not filming anything are the most funny because they’re not trying to act anything.

    Also, whats with the stupid Russian accent? I mean, come on.

    This just isn’t funny guys, at all.

  • Shadd

    May 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I enjoyed the episode, but I think the problem that so many people have is that you guys are TRYING to be funny and TRYING to setup jokes.

    Just overanalyze it naturally, no scripts, (except keeping ideas in your head before filming). The jokes will come, just look at what happens when you and Mike improv. The jokes come naturally.

    Still nevertheless, I enjoyed this episode and look forward to more

  • alexvh84

    May 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    It was alright. I really feel everything else you guys present on this website is so much better. I mean if you compare board james or avgn to overanalyzers, well its like comparing a terd to a beer.

  • Undertaker91

    May 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    this is too scripted, just let it come naturally. if u just think about it, ur bound to overthink it and come up with some funny stuff

  • May 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    While I enjoyed it, I completely disagree with all of the presented guesses.

    I think it goes into a pocket dimension. The trailer has its own little dimension that Optimus can access anytime he transforms. The only downside is that it always comes back with fly shit in it.

  • angel85

    May 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    The trailer goes into a personal storage dimension when not in use, though it DOES contain tools that Optimus uses, such as a rover named carrier and other equipment. In Transformers Armada Optimus even had a super mode where his trailer turned into a legs that made him bigger and more powerful.

  • May 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    That’s some weak fucking sauce. Couldn’t watch all of it, it makes me cringe!

  • Chopin10

    May 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Did you people complaining about this show be scripted not read James’ last post? He said the show is unscripted…

  • common passerby

    May 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I gear actually answered this question, and you hit the nail on the head CLOAKING DEVICE!

  • ZeronXenix05

    May 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I have been fan since the very first AVGN episode, and have generally been pleased with most his work, ranging from AVGN, to Board James and YKWB? (You Know What’s Bullshit?) However, in my opinion, his recent works have diminished greatly in amusement. AVGN lacks any anger, and feels more like “History Channel” for games (with random battle scenes). And while his work is still good, he no longer lives up to my expectations, and this new attempt at something humorous seems to fail.
    Now I am not going to talk trash about these three episodes, as they are a great attempt at trying something new. But as a fan, I have the right to criticize on what is being wrong.
    With OverAnalyzers, Mike is the only decent “actor”, because he is playing his own self. But no one else brings any character. The two men (I can’t even remember the names) have so few lines, that those they do have are unimportant and boring. The woman sounds like she is bored to be there and, while I have nothing against Russians, her voice is very annoying, and sounds somewhat forced (I might be wrong). Even James himself lacks in any personality, He forces every joke and they just fall flat.
    If he is going to continue with new projects for us fans to view, I have a suggestion. Why not add a like or dislike button to his videos, like on youtube? That way the fans have more of an input, and it can be like the ratings systems that normal tv shows have. He seems like the person who listens to his fans, so if he had hard numerical proof in front of him, it might help out in what direction to take with any future projects.
    Still, this is just my opinion.
    And as a closing note, you cant OverAnalyze something that is already spelled out in many of the cartoon adaptations. The trailer is called The Combat Deck, and has three uses. One being a weapon, another as a communications device and the final one releases a scout buggy. Also, The Combat Deck shares any pain Optimus recieves, as they are on the same “system” if you will. So it hides in cover until Optimus needs it, so it does not become a liability.
    Wow I said enough. Sorry. But I wonder if anyone agree’s?

  • austincoon

    May 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    amazing! i dont know why so many people dont like this series?
    it is really funny and intertaining!

  • NKW160

    May 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I agree with alot of the comments on here that suggest the show would be funnier if it was just James and Mike discussing the topic. I am a huge fan of every series James and Mike does except this one. I kinda liked episode #2 about the easter bunny but this one just didn’t make any sense and wasn’t very funny. I know everyone has their own opinion and you can’t please everyone but I also agree with Susie losing the accent. I LOVE Board James, AVGN & You Know Whats Bullshit though…I actually look forward to new episodes of AVGN more than i do new theatrical films.

  • May 27, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I liked the start of the episode, but it got kinda weird in the end. When you started to ask, why he needs a trailer I was actually a little curious, but then when you started with the fly shit, it got kinda lame, since you tried to keep true to the series, and there is clearly states that, the trailer both contains a little radio controlled robot, and a turret and one thing more, if I remember correctly 🙂 I wished that you’d looked more into this instead.

    Except from that, try to bring more characters to all of your characters, or cut some off. The guy in the purple suite didn’t seem to have a single line, where the guy in the besides him seems a little rookie, but surely will become good after a few more episodes when he gets clear on his role.

    Keep up the work James. I hope you’ll be able to keep improving yourself as you’ve done up till now 🙂

  • Ellivennecq

    May 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I think the two others guys have potential. But come on, the fat girl is just god awful.

  • Adontimasu

    May 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Here’s a tip, Ellivennecq:

    If you’re going to give someone advice or tips about how to improve the show, it’s a good idea not to insult people because then he’s more incline to ignore you.

  • TehJedicake

    May 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Remind me to never go to a dunkin donuts ever again. Hahahaha

  • May 27, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Prime kept lazer cannons in his truck didnt he? ..um yea drop russian act thing some more intresting things other than…his cargo is flyshit? stop that, its silly.

  • May 27, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    You serious Ellivennecq? She’s my favorite! “Or fly shit.” Best line in the episode, haha.

  • May 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I’m trying SO hard to give this a chance, but I can’t finish an episode. It’s so boring and unfunny. Maybe if it was just James and Mike it could work.

    I realize these are probably all pre-recorded and edited so he’s not going to stop posting what he’s already made. But if you plan on making more in the future James, don’t. Just focus on the movie.

  • th1s1guysays

    May 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Everyone is funny but that girl with the fake russian accent..like she seriously needs to GTFO. lol, not trying to be mean or anything but she served no purpose in any of the skits. If anything, she actually drags the kills the sketch. One moment i’ll be laughing and right when she opens her mouth to voice her opinion I’m immediately silent. Awesome sketch minus her though. Re-name her “BUZZ-KILLINGTON”

  • Jigglysaint

    May 27, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    What is funny about this series is that there’s always a reasonable explanation, and you instantly come to that conclusion while watching the show, but they never get to that part they are just so busy with the stupidest zany ideas, and then they go off on a tangent on them.

    If anything, this show makes fun of all the nerds out there who argue back and forth about which theory is the correct one for a show that is fictional and not based in reality. You could compare it to people who overanalyze Star Wars or Star Trek.

    But you know, not everybody gets something out of shows like this.

  • May 27, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I think James is full of fly shit, with his crack pot theories, haha.

    It was great. I look forward to the next episode.

  • Detroit Dawg

    May 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    It wouldn’t be a cinemassacre video without a DAMN COMMERCIAL!

  • Inferno505

    May 27, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Definitely fun with the crazy exploitations, but I think it would be better to peruse the insanity further down ideas, than just adding a random explanation for laughs. Such as the fly shit, instead of having a random and silly idea thrown in, use all the things you actually know about this idea to come up over the top ridiculous conclusions that are actual supported. To me at least, this extra level makes it much more hilarious to see what can be though up of instead of just having silly throw-ins. The whole part about the trailers being every where and thus being dunkin-doughnuts was great, for it was a ridiculous, hilarious, and fun logical path. But this was instantly killed when it was realized that the fly shit part had to be thrown back in to the idea. Thus in general, it diffidently seems to work so much better when the ideas are followed with keen, over-analyzing, observations, just like the “trucks are everywhere” idea, than having stupid and silly ideas thrown in for a joke, that can even slow down the other more creative ideas, like the fly shit.. I even noticed that one that idea was brought in, everyone else’s flow was noticeably and immediately broken, not only stopping their creativity and input, but caused James to continue on a weak joke for way too long, effectively ruining the fun of the episode. Try to continue the over analyzing and working to make keen observations to bring the topic down a fun, interesting, connected, and hopefully hilarious trail and help keep everyone’s flow together so they can supply their creativity to the mix. And eventually make them all come across as naturals who work together. Once that is done, this show will really hit its stride.

  • Haristo

    May 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    It doesn’t work… in Canada Dunkin Donuts sucks…

    you meant Dunkin, Tim Hortons AND Krispy Kreme…

  • Belleraphone

    May 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    This is terrible unfunny. Mike and James are the only decent ones, the two other guys don’t really contribute or take away. The girl is just awful. Please kick her out.

    I really don’t understand what it it is with nerds and their obsession with Russian accents. Are they trying to be edgy because “omg communist so rebel XD” or do they think talking like an autistic person is funny? I am a native Russian speaker, this is not what Russians sound like and whenever you guys do the Russian accents you are just trying too hard.

  • swtsiamese

    May 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I posted this earlier:

    TO THOSE WHO EITHER WERE CONFUSED BY OR DISLIKED THE “FLY SHIT” PART: I think James was referencing one of my favorite AVGN episodes ever and that is the Silver Surfer episode. In the episode, the nerd is trying to describe to the audience just how difficult the game is. He said something like, “This game is so hard, it will actually be easier to go outside in a thunderstorm and try to dodge rain. It’ll be easier to walk barefoot without your toes or heels touching the floor. It’ll be easier to pick Fly Shit at peppers, while wearing Boxing Gloves!” Maybe it’s because I’m such a huge fan of his that I immediately knew what he was referencing as soon as I heard it, but all you guys just hating, don’t just automatically assume that James is saying something incredibly stupid or random or senseless. He’s not stupid. He says things for a reason. From watching and listening to his videos and interviews, he didn’t seem like someone who just says random things to try to be funny. He puts some thought into what he says before he says them and just doesn’t blurt them out, I think. LIke, there were videos where he quoted “American Movie”, and when I heard these lines, of course, I didn’t find them funny or I wasn’t able to make any sense of them, but it’s not like I disliked what he said and thouight it was a stupid line. I just assumed, “oh\, he must be referencing something that I hadn’t watched. I guess I have to watch it to get the joke or the line.” I think James assumed that he could believe us when we tell him what huge fans we are and how much we love his AVGN videos. He probably thought we knew his videos so well that we would get the Fly shit reference right away, but I guess that wasn’t the case this time.

    Whie that line in that AVGN was hilarious, it didn’t really make sense to me when I heard it on this show.

    I think the main problem with this show is that it seems too forced. When I first heard about this show, I was really excited because I’ve actually heard James in a group with 3 other guys over analyzing a topic. It was back in maybe 2008 on Cinemassacre Radio with James, Mike, his friend Matthew, and that guy Danny from Wow radio. I loved that radio show. They were just being themselves, speaking their minds, analyzing Back to the Future, villans in movies, and some bull shits that people go through. So it doesn’t have to be just James and MIke. I agree with most people that the girl doesn’t bring much to the table. Whenever it’s her turn to talk, I just put my laugh on hold and just wait for her to stop talking. Anyway the radio show was awesome because James wasn’t acting at all, he was just completely being himself and comfortably expressing his opinions and raising interesting quesitons to the rest of the group. In this show, I understand it isn’t scripted and it’s improvisation, but I just can’t see or feel James’ presence. I know he’s “Jim” in this show and he’s probably intentionally trying to act like someone else, but maybe that’s a problem. He needs to be himself so you can take what he’s saying seriously and really care about what he’s saying. He probably thought if he’s just himself and saying his honest opinions and comments, it wouldn’t be funny, but most likely I’d think I’d like that more if he were to be himself. I just know that what he’s doing is now in this show isn’t really funny. I’m sorry James. I love you and I love your other videos, both funny and serious ones, but I don’t really feel this show really represents you. I prefer listening/analyzing things when you’re just you, and even Mike.

  • Dore

    May 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Lots of asshurt crying and whining in the comments, as usual.


    Christ crackers, you children need to either grow the fuck up or stick to posting on 4chan. The intelligence level there is perfect for you.

  • officialjab

    May 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    “Random” humor like the fly shit/pepper has a better place in AVGN. Don’t make your OA character too much like the nerd, it doesn’t fit as well and won’t help this feel like a unique show.

  • Jman37X

    May 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Dore, I mean

  • Xen11

    May 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Fuck all you haters of the russian accent. I actually think she’s the best component in this series WITH THE ACCENT. She’s funny. She actually outshines James in this.

  • Daniel

    May 28, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I just didn’t laugh. Again. This is the only thing done by James I don’t like at all. I know it’s not entirely his show, but Overanalyzers just doesn’t work. It just doesn’t. It needs to be changed.

    1) Way too many people. Some people talk a lot and some don’t. Some are funny and some aren’t. Obviously some people should go. I know this is not going to happen because people would be hurt and they’re James friends. This could hurt their friendship.

    2) The so called “theories” are not funny, just silly. They should be clever. It should sound like something that could be true while obviously being crazy talk. People should stop laughing and behave like serious people who are really intrigued by those “dilemmas”. People who can’t improv should not improv. Period.

    3) I’m glad the accent will go too. This is a good start. Unfortunately that will take 6 more episodes. I guess we can endure it.

    Stick with things that work. This doesn’t.

  • Eligor

    May 28, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Like a few have said James bringing the nerd into OverAnalyzers doesn’t really fit and just seemed like forced fanservice. However I am really enjoying OA, and I think that it’s unfair that people are shooting it down just cause it doesn’t have the same crass humor as AVGN. Looking forward to seeing more.

  • szimm

    May 28, 2011 at 12:52 am

    There is nothing wrong with providing constructive criticism – I’m sure James and the rest of the group appreciates the feedback. And it strikes me as odd, that you would mention the word childish in relation to the critiques being made. To defend something blindly without allowing yourself to see any potential flaws, and not realizing that criticism is an essential way to improve any content (which any content creator worth his salt will know) – now THAT is truly childish.
    That said, yes, it is possible to be more eloquent when delivering your feedback, and there is no reason to be impolite. Suffice to say, I also don’t like the russian accent – I feel that she is hiding behind it, and she feels that she needs to stay in character, while the others are free to discuss.
    I also get the feeling that you purposefully write a nonsensical part for James to deliver in every episode (yes, I know this one was a reference to older Nerd episodes, doesn’t matter in the context)… It’s like purposefully bringing your script to a halt. It might be a smart way to end the episode in a funnily awkward way, but you are doing it way too soon.
    Keep perfecting the formula! I really like the concept behind this show – and the free discussions are REALLY funny – laughed my ass off at the “Optimus spare time delivery job”-part. Maybe this show would be better as a longer format, podcast-type deal? I would love to hear you guys talking at length about these things, maybe you could take suggestions from viewers etc. Seems to me, the discussion is where the real meat is.

  • button

    May 28, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Dear Yuhas haters,

    If you did even a drooling idiot’s worth of googling, you realize the accent isn’t Russian, it’s Hungarian. Then again, if most of you traveled the world (sorry, Epcot doesn’t count) then this would also be pretty obvious.

    Secondly, the woman is damn funny and her blog’s a riot for anyone from a transplanted North American non-Anglo family.

    Third, she ain’t fat by a long stretch, but who am I to argue with the “internet standards” of you knuckle shufflers?

    Finally, and I’ll try to be as subtle as possible on this point…this is why you aren’t getting laid.

    –Button, out.

  • May 28, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I’m sorry love rest of your work, but this is god awful with that fake accent chick

    I was hoping she’d get right and talk normal, like she does in your other videos, the first teaser to this show and the pizza party vid, but unfortunately she thinks it’s funny when it’s just sad and becoming a mockery. 🙁

    Love everything else though, but yea, there’s always a critic

  • Jack Noir

    May 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

    oh man this is crazy

    but it’d be better with just jim and mike

  • KilgoreTrout

    May 28, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I think this show would make a better Podcast.

  • akumapunk

    May 28, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Like some have said:

    – There’s too many people.
    The other two guys and the girl are forgettable and don’t add anything to the conversations. Only you and Mike seem to make the conversations actually flow.

    – With the more ‘serious’ tone of the show and the fact that you are Jim and not James, including AVGN stuff just feels out of place.

    I hope this helps as feedback so that this show get better. Unfortunately some people just insult instead of giving a respectful opinion to improve the show.


    May 28, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I think Roller control the trailer when Optimus is not around. Allways driving around in it close by… The big question is. Is roller his son?

    Anyways. I found it rather funny.

  • May 28, 2011 at 2:15 am

    It’s just not funny. I don’t know how else to say it. Stop doing these. Nerd stuff is funny, this isn’t. Nerd is funny because of the absurdity of the games, the material really lends itself to comedy. But this “WHERE DOES HIS TRAILER GO” stuff just doesn’t make for good comedy. And that chick needs to work on her accent. But, in the first, why does she have it? Is there a reason? Am I missing something? To quote one of your videos “It’s like, if I took the name Stephen Spielberg, and made it Steven Jielberg, that’s not funny”. Take your own advice, sir. Truth is, with a lot of your videos lately, you’ve been getting away from the stuff that made you funny. I don’t honestly see WHY their has to be a movie, just review the game and leave it at that. I’m going to end up skipping past all the live-action stuff, to be honest. I’m just going to watch the game. Please, I appreciate the effort and the work ethic that you obviously put into this material, but that doesn’t mean I have to enjoy it. Just go back to plain and simple nerd stuff, no one was ever asking for this.

  • Calavera

    May 28, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I know you are trying but honestly I don’t think the overanaylzers is a good show. I would recommend showing any episodes you already have made and then giving it the ax. From the looks of the comments it seems I’m not the only one who says this. With some of your videos sure there are a few negative comments, but with overanalyzers it seems that most of the comments are negative. Sorry to say it, I know you are really trying to make it good and funny but it is neither. Please cancel overanalyzer and shift your focus to something the fans will actually enjoy. Thanks.

  • NychHaggard

    May 28, 2011 at 2:48 am

    There were some funny moments but I have to be honest and say that I drifted a couple of times during the conversation. James and Mike seem to be the life of the entire discussion, Stephanie does bring quite a few interesting and witty thoughts into it but the other two guys are a bit superfluous and add next to nothing to what’s being said. It also doesn’t help that you recycled a joke from AVGN. But then again you did shoot all of these in like a day so maybe we’re all being a tad harsh.

  • fcabanski

    May 28, 2011 at 3:20 am

    His trailer goes to an alternate universe where it is part of the Go Bots. Others have crossed from one universe to the other – Road Ranger for example.

  • Zentu

    May 28, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Personaly I think the OA videos are alright. Sure, theres some absurd explinations thrown in there, But I think what the videos “REALLY” do is get people who watch them to think of more legitimate reasons Why things are. Like the part about there being more than one trailer… Its a legitimate thought.

    – Over all, OverAnalizers is an ok show to watch. Can’t wait to see the next one.

  • May 28, 2011 at 3:56 am

    pepper and fly shit??!?!?!!?

    they actually show whats in the trailer in one of the episodes…it’s a lil car thing…from wiki: The truck’s trailer disconnects and transforms into the Combat Deck, a mobile battle-station/command headquarters with an “Auto-Launcher” robot armed with assorted artillery and beam weapons. It can also serve as a radio antenna for battlefield communications between the Autobots. The Combat Deck can launch Prime’s third component, Roller, a mobile scout buggy that can easily slip behind enemy lines. Optimus’ senses are tied into Roller’s, and can perceive what Roller does.[4] Injury to one component is felt by each of the others, and while Prime could survive the destruction of either, despite the slight degree of autonomy they possess, the Combat Deck and Roller would not be able to survive without him.

  • May 28, 2011 at 5:11 am

    I cant believe all the negative comments this is getting, I was in tears of laughter by the end. Everything from Fly shit onwards was just hilarious man. It reminds me of many conversations I’ve had with friends on stupid subjects.

  • May 28, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Hmm… I’ll have to stick with the same criticism as usual: drop the accent, have more subjects per episode, and there’s either too many people or those other two guys need to speak up a lot more.

    Still a fun show. Just needs some work.

  • kult38

    May 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

    why all the hate for this. i like the show. it’s talking about stuff that my mates often discuss that people overlook. i love how random it is… to be honest, it could be just James and Mike, they are so natural. the others don’t really contribute and when the girl talks it seems scripted. i don’t know where the flies, shit and boxing glove part came from, that was weird.

  • Bryal

    May 28, 2011 at 7:48 am

    When I think of overanalyzing I think of naming facts that knowone else would think off and going too far. There were plenty of things to pick at this topic like “Why does Optimus sometimes fly without the truck and how does he get it back?” Or, in one episode he had to leave it behind after being injured against megatron. (It was the episode where megatron stole the other decepticon’s powers.)

    First two episodes of OA had some laughs but this just didn’t make it for me. I think a few topics about older movies where you and mike know tons of random facts would be a little better. You had a good thing going on the first episode and it got me thinking. This one seemed a bit forced.

  • Kafei

    May 28, 2011 at 9:07 am

    In my opninion you guys should try to change seat like this:
    Matt —— Stephanie
    Mike —– Lee

  • SilentSamurai

    May 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I’m guessing you decided it would be funnier if you decided to ignore the fact that the little recon bot Roller lives inside the trailer?

    Haha! “It’s kinda like Gamera!” Awesome!

  • May 28, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Im usually a huge fan of everything James does and I feel bad for saying this…..but this show is not funny in any way. Script is bad, the chemestry feels wierd, its just bad..

  • May 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

    James had mentioned in a different article that they had recorded a whole bunch of episodes in just one day. Just my two cents, but I think if you really want this show to take off or just dodge a lot of the criticism, you should take your time with these videos like you do your nerd videos and create a quality product. This is a great premise for an internet show. It’s just not being executed well. just my opinion.

  • SomeFinnishDude

    May 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Wow, so many people either don’t like the people other than Mike and James or just don’t like the show altogether.

    Personally I thought all of the episodes were funny while also bringing up good points and the extra people worked fine. While they talk less than James and Mike it’s not like they’re somehow magically making it worse.

  • McFweeFwee

    May 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

    These videos remind me of all the odd things me and my friends talk about, though we can’t seem to stay on one topic for very long

  • viJilance

    May 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    man i hate this series.

  • kaltblut1

    May 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    @ Godzilla4Ever

    You did not think your comment (May 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm) through.

    You say people who don’t like the show should not watch it and it would be as simple as that.

    As you can see a lot of people don’t like the show (no one is actually bashing James though) but to earn money, James needs people to watch the show. And if a lot of people don’t like it and therefore do not watch it, James makes no money. That’s how it works.

    So if people complain about the show, it’s a legitimate thing to to, because James puts a lot of effort and money into it. And if a show costs more than it earns (be it money or time), it needs to be canceled. For James’ own sake, too.

    He needs the feedback also, to improve and to know what his audience wants. He does not have to do it as his audience pleases but in the end he profits if he does.

    It’s also wrong to accuse people who don’t like OA as not being “true fans”. A true fan likes what is to be liked and dislikes what is to be disliked. What you mean is a fanboy, that’s someone who likes everything his idol does, not matter what.

    And it’s also not true that we (as his audience, be it fan or fanboy) don’t have the right to speak our minds or criticize, since it’s us who got him to be where he is now. It only works vice versa. Also James is a critic himself, so he knows how to deal with it.

    No matter how much effort was put into something, if it’s not good, it’s not good and should therefor not be continued or needs to be majorly improved.

    Telling people to get a life for criticizing this show but in the same text mentioning that his shows made you the person you are today it also weird and makes me think who really should get a life.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents again.

  • Squall85

    May 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I don’t like the concept that you tell your guessing like it was a fact. Only Mike and James would be enough to discuss stuff…

    Maybe optimus prime is a snail…

  • PoliteYoungMan

    May 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Amusing but the worst so far… They got too stuck on the fly shit. It made it so no one really explored any other ideas after that. It all just came back to the fly shit which I didn’t find funny.

  • Billy2600

    May 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Yeah… Not a big fan of this. The fake Russian accent is extremely annoying (probably because I know actual Russians). The first two were… okay. But this one is nonsense. I stopped watching when Jim started talking about fly shit. It would be interesting if they were coming up with realistic ideas for why Optimus needs a trailer or whatever, but this is just… fly shit.

  • kaltblut1

    May 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    @ karakreep

    Yeah this is hilarious if you are the kind of person who finds someone sitting down on a whoopee cushion is funny.

  • rogrog12

    May 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I agree with the others who aren’t so hot on this series as it stands.

    James and Mike really dominate the discussion, the other two males don’t have much lines (so they don’t have much distinct personalities or apparent reasons for being in the room), and the woman with the weird accent is mostly just annoying as a character.

  • MessiahRp

    May 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Not sure why James went onto the rant about flyshit/pepper but… I think Mike was sort of onto something with his idea. What really is inside Prime’s trailer is a turret gun, roller and a mini command center. That mini command center probably has link up to Teletran-1 which if you remember from the episodes, Teletran could tell if there was an intruder in the vicinity and would alert other Autobots so that probably would foil the bomb plan.

    I’ve read it argued that the trailer would be able to transport to another physical dimension but that seems a tad illogical to me. Of course we’re talking about robots as sentient beings and that some have the ability to defy the rules of matter by changing size dramatically (Soundwave, Reflector, Blaster, the cassette tapes) so who knows.

    Ultimately I think the trailer hangs back a few hundred feet and when Optimus goes to transform a GPS style tracker is in place that takes Optimus’ transforming signal and uses the trailer’s computer system to drive it to Optimus’ hitch automatically. Then when he turns back into robot form it knows to detach and roll back a few hundred feet to be out of the immediate action area so that Prime doesn’t have to worry about it during combat.

    The trailer, though connected to Prime is more of an accessory with some autonomy to it. Roller can be ordered by Prime to search for things in caves but ultimately it works off of it’s own internal computer chips not unlike that of another Autobot which sometimes takes orders from Optimus despite their own thoughts/beliefs as well.

    And now that I’ve sunk to 100th level of nerd-dom with that response, that my friends is an overanalysis. 🙂

  • jamesf

    May 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I think some of the comments being left on here are getting ridiculous and way too harshly critical… for example (@Josh Zigmond), I think plenty of the people who visit Cinemassacre.com are here for more than just AVGN stuff. I’m not sure I’m not alone in thinking that it’s a good thing that an AVGN is happening because it will give some more backstory to the character and that it’s giving James time to work on some other non-AVGN projects like Board James, Turtle Tuesdays, You Know What’s Bullshit, etc.

    Sure, OverAnalyzers isn’t the same type of humor as AVGN, and it shouldn’t be. It’s about over-analyzing non-video game-related stuff. I’m sure once this initial batch of episodes that has already been shot has been posted, the format of the show might change (for example, James mentioned that the accent is going to be lost, which I always wondered why it was there too). It’s not worth it to just keep bitching about the same issues you’ve had with the previous episodes and expect them to change before these 1st 8 or 9 episodes are posted.

    Overall, this one was pretty funny, and I’ve always wondered the same thing about the trailer. Maybe it goes into another dimension or something? It always made making the original G1 figure weird to play with as a kid because I had no idea where the trailer should go once Optimus transformed to his robot form.

  • jtmoore

    May 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I like WILD tangents and coming back to it and referencing it, maybe a little over done but fun. Still not fond of the accent, I’m pretty sure I have seen her in other videos and I don’t think she really needs one to separate herself. Other than that just fun… even with the accent.

  • walkingstickman

    May 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    to be honest, they were close to funny with the spaceship thing.

    Maybe optimus contacted the spaceship by saying “Roll out” so that the ship would target him and would have a cannon that launches out trailers for him so when he transforms, the trailer crashes to earth and speeds towards him like shit. Sadly though they decided to stick to the fly shit which leaves to other issues.

    The show is trying but it’ll take a long time to improve its material and the structure along with the characters since there seems to be a huge hole coming from the other 2 male characters and leaves them literally invisible.

  • Holober69

    May 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Man, don’t any of you understand that the fly shit is a reference to AVGN James keep making these their hilarious.

  • May 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    well i hate to chime with the others but, i dont like these at all. i watch them to the end just to watch them but theres nothing holding me to it. the comedy is lacking, its kinda done like TMZ and i hate that show, and the thought process in thier anilyzing is really bad. sorry guys stick with what works 🙁

    on a side note why do all the guys use there names but steph is called susie? that seems a little sexist lol. and the russian accent is real i thought cus didnt she have it in the pizza testing video?

  • Grey_Ghost

    May 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Lol, I just registered so I could post about this. That was awful, wtf was all that crap about pepper and fly shit all about? Why the hell did you linger on that so long and add even further ridiculous details like boxers sorting through it with their gloves on, terrible just terrible.

    Here is what is in his fucking trailer.

    BTW, I’m not trying to be overtly offensive here. I just assume it ok to curse like a sailor here since you seemingly do it in the majority of your videos.

  • Grey_Ghost

    May 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Fly shit is an AVGN reference? I’ve seen every AVGN episode and I don’t recall anything having to do with pepper and fly shit at all, so I guess it’s quite the obscure reference. More importantly in relation to this video specifically, it was not funny. Just some random nonsensical crap treated like it was fact.

  • swtsiamese

    May 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    @ Grey_Ghost

    Yes, watch Silver Surfer. I’ve seen every AVGN epsisodes as well, but I’m not going to say that I know ever single line ever said in that series. How can you be so sure that there weren’t any lines about fly shit when there really was? Yeah, it was sort of a ballsy move of James to use the fly shit reference in relation to this episode. Initially I sort of laughed because I knew what he was referencing right away, but then when it went on and on and it didn’t make sense, it was awkward.

  • Paulo_P

    May 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    NOT Funny. Please stop this series and focus on better stuff before it gets too painful.

  • May 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I’m afraid I’ve gotta agree with the majority. A few laughs, but the nonsense was just too forced to be funny. Mike, Matt and sometimes Stephanie/Susan are the funniest. I love the Nerd, the bullshit rants, the top tens, reviews, etc. But this is the weakest “James” series. I enjoy a little random humor at times. The Easter Bunny one had me rolling, especially Mike and Matt. But this one. . . eh.

    The series has potential. I personally get the sense that everyone’s a little awkward, given the lack of proper scripting/acting. Maybe once the atmosphere lightens from doing more episodes, there will be a better chemistry and more room for the obvious struggles at improv.

  • May 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Another wonderful idea for a video series. Fantastic.

  • Momatottotiasos

    May 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Yeah a very few laughs from this. This is the first one of these I’ve seen and I expected something a little more serious but still weird and funny.
    Not a big fan of the fake Russian accent, that really felt forced.
    It should be serious, but still kinda funny, like when it was about if Optimus was out of reach how would it get to him, with rockets of course, like Gamera!

  • Grey_Ghost

    May 28, 2011 at 8:18 pm


    I wasn’t saying I was sure he never said it. I just meant it must be a one time reference, or something obscure that he hasn’t done repeatedly for it not to have had a lasting effect on my memory.

  • Horsedick

    May 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm


    that fat chick gotta go

  • MessiahRp

    May 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    As someone that booked pro wrestling shows for awhile and wrote a lot of scripts I can say my fear with this series is that James will suffer from overexposure. Usually when you have a really dynamic character, you try to spread them out and see what they can all do. It’s a natural organic reaction to anything: if something is going well keep doing it and increase the doses. The problem is, it thins out their ability to really hit all cylinders on A level material that is more suited for them and it exposes inevitably chinks in their armor of greatness.

    For example, prior to the last few months James was doing AVGN, Movie Reviews and Board James (on occasion). The Movie Reviews and Board James (with the exception of the terrific and elaborate Mr. Bucket sketch) rely on far less scripting and post editing work than AVGN does where he has to play through the games and tape clips of the games and work out different bits to keep the focus of what AVGN is talking about relevant and funny. But now trying to pull off the intensive process of doing a movie, doing OA, doing the TMNT Tuesdays which have been pretty darn good as well as tossing in a Bullshit and Board James in there, I think James is stretched too thin and his character, undoubtedly an exaggerated version of himself, comes off as less funny and somewhat uninteresting in other situations.

    The OA series relies far too heavily on James trying to be a bit more of the centerpiece of it than he needs to be and the other characters just sort of exist. With the exception of Mike whom I thought in all three episodes has shined in this series. In fact, Mike with the glitch videos, his bit parts in the Board James series and even other videos in the TMNT series or showing old cartoons proves to be a funny, refreshing and underutilized part of Cinemassacre. I realize that the Cinemassacre site is mostly James and Mike’s vision, but Mike being upfront and doing his own series would be a great development for the site in that it will bring refreshing content on a regular basis and keep James fresh for his other characters. The recent Bullshit video was not nearly as good as others because it seemed to recycle the same theme as two other BS videos without the same sort of direction, focus and anger that those previous videos displayed. With James more freed up to do his material and not have to worry about being a key piece in other conceptual ideas (OA) who knows how much more creatively available he might be for that.

    I’m not knocking anyone’s work, I just think OA seems forced and most of the best work on Cinemassacre is the natural conversationalist style that James and other have minus the scripting or forced attempts at humor.

    I think Cinemassacre would flourish if James wanted to expand it out to have several of his friends doing more of their own conceptually focused ideas as series on the site. Mike Matei is someone who can thrive not just as the buddy but as the headliner and ultimately that should take some pressure off of James to carry the load all by himself acting wise.

    Which is a win-win for everyone because James at his best is some of the most entertaining material ever produced for the Web.

  • Belleraphone

    May 28, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    @MessiahRP, you are retarded. Most of his friends are unfunny and uninteresting, with the exception of Mike. Please stop over analyzing this episode of overanalyzers, your opinion is not valued. Everyone knows that everything on cinemassacre is decent except for the Overanalyzers, please stop over complicating things. You aren’t smart.

  • Lord Cohliani

    May 28, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I kinda have to agree with the others here. This series as a whole is disappointing. James and the girl are the only actors with any real character development. The girl is using a terrible Russian accent (I go to an Orthodox church with a bunch of Russians, I would know) and James’ monologues don’t seem to portray him as crazy very well, they just seem forced. Whenever he starts one of the monologues, I always sit there thinking “wtf is this shit?” before I realize that he’s supposed to be like Steve Carell from The Office, and a little weird. It just doesn’t work out right, and the character just isn’t there. Besides, it’s far too similar to The Office and you’ll never be able to play that character like Carrell did, so you should attempt something new and original.

    The other episodes were okay, but this one was just bad. There wasn’t any satisfying solution to the problem, and you guys got too stuck up on the fly shit idea. It would’ve been okay if you simply dismissed the idea as crazy and moved on to explore better and more realistic possibilities, but you didn’t.

    In general, I’m not a huge fan of this series. I know you’re all about doing what you love, but this is the first work I don’t like on this site, so I figure some criticisms will help.

  • mosaic.wav

    May 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Another good topic, but not as well executed. The reference to one of your earlier videos felt forced, and most of the discussion was expanding upon that reference, so it all felt just a little awkward.Also, Lee talks so little…sometimes I even forget he’s there.

  • May 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I didnt understand the fly shit joke at all…

  • MessiahRp

    May 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm


    Wow. When your arguments are: “You are retarded.” and “You are not smart”, it’s clear that you probably are a one trick insult pony who considers intelligence elitist and hates anyone who makes you look intellectually inferior (ie everyone else on planet Earth). Sorry you don’t like what I have to say. I think that my opinion is as valid as anyone’s but your opinion only lasts a sentence or two because articulating anything must be a struggle for you. (Ironic taste of your own medicine is somewhat bitter, no?)

    I don’t know the full potential of his friends yet. This may not be the proper forum/venue for their talents. OA might not work for what they are best at. Look at James. He’s an incredibly talented dude but this format makes him seem a bit off and his humor comes up flat.

  • May 28, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I liked the idea, but I thought the “fly shit out of pepper” line seemed sort of forced. The line was funny in AVGN, but just seemed out of place here. Don’t get me wrong it’s not that it was horrible or anything, just very awkward.

  • Cinemassacre

    May 28, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    That accent has got to go…

  • zombiemedic

    May 29, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Cinemasacre… now with commercials.

    on a side not, and this is something I’ve been thinking a while now, stop having your wife be an overannalyzer….. she looks either one of two things; confused or annoyed. and what’s with that horrible accent?….. I’m sorry, but that whole “i am Russian spy with broken English” thing was a pop culture phenomenon of the 60’s, not since Sean Connery has it been cool to do. if she were actually educated in the topics you discuss that would be one thing. OK, so you guys met in college, your degree and major is being applied to your life. no idea what your wife majored in, but I’m guessing something to do with cinema or writing, either way you “plugging” her is not enough to pull a vail over the utter lack of knowledge. I’m sorry, this is something that has bothered me enormously since OA ep. 1: Batman……. NO MORE FAKE/BAD RUSSIAN ACCENT, NOT FUNNY!!!!!!!!

  • kaltblut1

    May 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    His wife? She’s not in this.

  • May 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I thought it was good except for the fly shit part.

  • magnushaavikko

    May 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    You know what’s bullshit? The OverANALyzers.

  • Belleraphone

    May 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm


    God you people have awful taste. Kill this series now.

  • Paulus

    May 29, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Please stop the Russian accent.

    It’s pissing me off.

    If I hear it again I’m going to have to stop watching these vids which will be a shame.

  • Furypants

    May 29, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Still not at the level of your other work. However, in your blog you did say that EP 9 will feature some changes based on comments you’ve received. I will be looking forward to see how you’ve improved and tweaked the show. I know you guys can knock this one out of the park, it’ll just take some experimentation.

  • ruzan

    May 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    James, I love your movie reviews, I love the avgn, and I *love* monster madness every year, but this…. 🙁 I didn’t care for it at all. The camera shakes too much and the jokes were terrible.
    Dont hate me man.

  • drak

    May 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Cracked: After Hours, anyone?

  • MDWallstreet

    May 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Hey James, I like the Site, I’m a fan, but honestly, and without trying to offend or put anyone down, That accent that the lady uses in Overanalyzers makes me cringe… soo much so that I cant even watch these videos. Again, I apologize for putting her down, and I’m sure she’s a nice lady and a cool person with legit observations, but I dont seem to be alone in thinking that she needs to drop the accent. It’s fake, and it dosnt work, it’s almost rascist even.

  • kungfu jew

    May 30, 2011 at 1:00 am

    The trailer had a missile in it. done and done.

  • Belleraphone

    May 30, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Just get rid of the girl, accent or no accent. She’s not nice to look at, the fat fuck.

  • steelattack

    May 30, 2011 at 3:05 am

    This just plain sucks…not entertaining at all, chubby girl with accent needs to go! Can’t watch this. And the thing is no AVGN this month because he’s wasting his time on this crap. Sorry I really like his videos, but this show is a hands down failure.

  • txcforever

    May 30, 2011 at 4:18 am

    This episode was ruined almost before it even started because of one little detail: It’s no secret what’s in the trailer of Optimus Prime, it was revealed in an episode of the series (one other dude mentioned it below) . Up until they were questioning the “Where does the trailer go” it was fine, but when they started talking about what it contains the episode fell apart.

    I love references to other Jame’s shows, but the one with the pepper and fly sh*t was really forced and out of place.

  • steelattack

    May 30, 2011 at 4:35 am

    WillWill go suck off a goat ..what a moron. Most of us think this show is a downfall for James…I am a fan, I really like his work but this just show is just crap and needs to go.

  • lalo2099

    May 30, 2011 at 10:31 am

    This show sucks ass!! perhaps only James and Mike are the talented.

  • ChristopherBee

    May 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

    yeah, as much as I really wanna like this show I just feel that its too similar to what they’re doing at cracked… but sadly not as good.

    And yeah I know everyone makes this comment but seriously, the accent just ruins it, it really does seem like there is utterly no reason for it.

  • DBZMagus

    May 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

    My god. These things just keep getting worse and worse! James, just stop uploading everything you’d done already. They’re bad. Really bad. AVGN, Board James, and Bullshit are all hilarious and entertaining, but just accept that OverAnalyzers was a rare miss for you and move on to better things.

    It’s not even an original concept, I’ve seen something exactly like this on Cracked.com only done much better. If you insist on continuing this series, I would recommend you at last scrap all of the ones you had done previously, read and digest the fan feedback, and start making new episodes one at a time.

  • Decoy

    May 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Sadly this whole flyshit thing was not funny…

  • Doomberg

    May 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    James and Mike only please.

    Transformers is so up your guy’s ally

  • wallabywallop

    May 30, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Guys, her last name is “Yuhas.” That doesn’t sound Eastern European to you? Sheesh.

  • zombievac

    May 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    James, love AVGN and most videos on the site. However, this one is a failure, I’m sorry it just doesn’t work at all so far. Of course, like any sane person I agree the fake russian accent (and the annoying woman doing it) need to go.

    Also, can we all please band together and kick this idiot “WillWill” off of the internet? He’s clearly a “Feeder” (look it up), but worse…

  • Belleraphone

    May 30, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    This is terribly unfunny. Please remove all the overanalyzer episodes. The fat girl just ruins them.

  • kaltblut1

    May 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    One phrase: What was James thinking?!

  • marlowe

    May 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    If this show came to be as a replacement for the AVGN, then it’s clearly a massive failure. The AVGN episodes had a lot of production values and a lot of time dedicated for the making of each episode. The overanalyzers, instead, are just a bunch of people talking some nonesense over a table, with no script, no connection, no idea. And since James himself admitted they shot like 8 chapters in a single afternoon, it’s clear this show has very little dedication put into it.

    I think the main reason why most of us are so disappointed is because we were all used to expect such great quality material here, and we’re suddenly treated with this lame show, it’s just such a damn shame, really

  • batman tas

    May 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I just don’t like this show. And I hate the fat lady… and her russian accent, too. Guys, stop this stupid bullshit and concentrate your enrgy to something else. It’s everybody’s opinion. James, I love you work, but the OA shouldn’t continue for much long. Do one final goodbye episode and that’s it.

  • Belleraphone

    May 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Kick that stupid fat pig of a woman out. And her fake accent.

  • Belleraphone

    May 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm


    First, there’s your profile picture. It’s a silhouette of some “dark and edgy” anime character or some stupid childish shit. Please grow the fuck up. First sign of autism: immaturity

    “I’ve seen two of the episodes so far, this being the better of the two.”

    You haven’t even watched the whole series, and you’re already passing judgment? Autistic people observe something for a few seconds and then make a conclusion, then expect it to go unchallenged. Wake up and small the coffee, boltfox20.

    “but the drastic addition of her personality does add a nice touch to it as well.”
    The “drastic addition” of her personality? How can you “drastically add” a personality? You mean her personality just changes in a drastic manner?
    It never does that, she’s the same fat, stupid bitch in all three episodes. Oh yeah, she’s been in all there episodes, so she’s not drastically added. Maybe if you watched the others, you would know that. Autistic people cannot make logical conclusions.

    “Each person could have a specialization that they bring forth, which would also flesh out the characters a little more.”

    Haha, wow. So really the only way you have of fleshing out characters is just having them stand up at the end of the table and say “ALL RIGHT TEAM TIME TO DISCUSS X!” This isn’t fucking Les Miserables, you don’t need FLESHED OUT CHARACTERS TO SPECIALIZE IN STUFF! I know why you think this is a good idea, you want fleshed out characters so you can “connect” with them more. HUR DUR LEE SPECIALIZES IN ANIME AND SUSIE IN REAL LIFE MYTHOLOGY LIKE THE BOOGIE MAN, I CAN TOTALLY RELATE TO LEE!! Autistic kids love harboring false relations.

    “A few more camera angles might work as well. Constantly viewing it from the one side makes it feel like a set, not a room.”

    I counted, there were about 10-13 angles, and a few time the camera guy was actually moving the camera, meaning there were an infinite number of camera angles mathematically speaking, so that’s more than enough. Also, on all the “close ups”, none of them are ever zoomed in enough so that you can’t see the entire side of the face. Autistic kids loving giving excuses for letting themselves talk.

    “The joke at the end of this episode was particularly funny.”
    No it wasn’t, fly shit wasn’t funny, even for those of us that got it. She is trying WAY too hard.

    “Having the russian be the bringer of common sense was a nice touch as well.”
    How so? Are Russians the master race of intelligence? Autistic kids love drawing false connections.

    Also, this girl is really REALLY fat. And she’s obviously trying to be “Hot.”
    Pause at 1:37, 2:25 and again at 1:51, she’s obviously trying to show off her tits. But she’s just fat, so really you’re looking at fat. Disgusting. She’s also double chinning at 1:47 and 3:50. She is FAT.

  • Bick Benedict

    May 30, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    “Kick that stupid fat pig of a woman out. And her fake accent. Only your autistic fan base finds her funny.”

    You’re right; she is a fat pig. Good call.

  • Koga

    May 31, 2011 at 1:33 am

    The only thing I didn’t like was that you used a Silver Surfer line in this series, regarding picking fly shit out of pepper with boxing gloves, now the line almost feels tainted =[.

  • smd

    June 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    This was disappointing, and it had so much potential.
    That fly crap thing wasn’t funny at all, and neither was the Dunkin’ Donuts thing or that girl’s fake accent. Why doesn’t she just speak normally?

    And like the others, I wish they had touched on or at least acknowledged what was in the based on the cartoon or the toy. They still could have talked about where it went even if they mentioned those things.

  • themastertrevor

    September 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I can understand why people don’t like these videos. This is definitely more out there than anything else James does. It’s taken me a while to understand this show, but i’m glad i do. it’s not horrible, it doesn’t suck, in fact i quite like it. That said, it’s different and very stupid. The first time watching all these episodes I was unhappy. Shutting your brain off and taking it for what i is helps. In my case anyways. To those involved in the making/acting of this: kudos for going out on a limb and doing what you like. Who gives a shit what we all think? I don’t, and i’m expressing my feelings regardless. Get stoned, shut up, and enjoy this content. It’s still better than whats on TV these days. Good job James, keep up the good work!

  • Joe Confrey

    February 17, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    The trailer has a stash of special magazines

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