OverAnalyzers #4: Ernest

James / June 3rd, 2011

Watch at Cinevore.com.

Who is Vern? and is Ernest actually God?

For those unfamiliar with Ernest, check out my review of Ernest Scared Stupid.


  • Senter

    June 3, 2011 at 6:10 am

    That was entertaining to watch. Thank you!

  • MonkMovies

    June 3, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Ernest is like Bruce Willis in Unbreakable …. that or he is one of the immortals from Highlander


    June 3, 2011 at 6:17 am

    I proberly missed something… I have no idea who Ernest is. Must be a american thing.
    But after watching this i just have to find out :D

  • korahn

    June 3, 2011 at 6:29 am

    seriously, Murray? You have to go watch Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Goes to Jail and Ernest saves Christmas.

    I wouldn’t say Ernest is God – Ernest is the embodiment of all humanity’s childhood and, since no one’s inner child ever truly dies, Ernest is immortal. Vern is the “adult” counterpart to Ernest’s “child.” Basically, they’re 2 sides of the same coin. No matter how many times your “adult” tries to shut out your “kid” it’ll keep coming back. It’s like those old Mini Wheats commercials.

    It’s too bad Jim Varney wasn’t immortal, Slinky Dog just didn’t sound the same in Toy Story 3.

  • shawnstradamus

    June 3, 2011 at 7:34 am

    That girl on this show brings the quality down. Everyone is their own name… she’s not. Everyone speaks normally, she has an accent. We get it, you wanna be wacky and different. Sadly though you bring the caliber of comedy way down with your hack comedy.

  • peglakantatari

    June 3, 2011 at 7:58 am

    i LOVE the opening credits!

  • WatchmenFTW

    June 3, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Probably the best episode yet. I’m actually starting to like this series a bit more with each episode, except for the girl’s accent which I know is being cut out when Episode 9 comes around.
    I’m glad the other two guys talked more, they probably said the most this episode next to James.
    Anyway, for the next episode James, could you why vampires and werewolves always hate each other in films.

  • Vandal01

    June 3, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I almost forgot about the Mello Yello commercials. This show is definitely funny and worth watching. I just think it should go on a little longer and have more of a casual conversational feel.

  • Mister Buckethead

    June 3, 2011 at 8:06 am

    That was fun ! But i wonder about one point : if Ernest is god, why does he accept to go through all this shit ? Does he like being electrocuted or being thrown down a ladder ? I guess this is one more thing that reminds us that, if god exists, he sure has a weird sense of humour !

  • June 3, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Ok that was by far the best episode i have seen so far, particularly because i like ernest and grew up on him, and for once the other 2 guys actually contributed! ok so maybe this show is improving per episode guess will find out.

  • June 3, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Great episode! My favorite thing about the show is that the episodes are not more than 7 minutes long and therefore not overstaying their welcome. The accent isn’t too bad but it was a wise decision to leave it out for the next season.

    Here’s something I’ve pondered for a while: Who are the jerks that keep on placing manure in front of the two Tannen’s for them to crash into so conveniently every time they have a brawl with Marty in Back to the Future? Has a future version of Marty or Doc come back to 1950 and payed off several manure delivery companies to stand in certain places?

  • June 3, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I understand Murray because in some country (like mine: France) Ernest is really not famous. He is unknow because only two or three movies were translated.

    Murray, if you want to learn more on Ernest, I suggest you to see the review of “Ernest saves Christmas” and “Ernest scared stupid” by the Nostalgia Critic.

    Anyway, all hail for Ernest!

  • Paulo_P

    June 3, 2011 at 8:34 am

    The girl is too annoying.
    James – what were you thinking?!?!

  • itscmillertime

    June 3, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I was hoping you’d do earnest ever since i noticed his picture on the wall in the back of the last episode!

  • Destro

    June 3, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I like all of James work but you know what???I hate overanalysers probably cause the characters are boring, their discussions are boring or maybe… THE NEW CHARACTERS DOESN’T ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING.We reached episode 4 and i still can’t understand why James and Mike need 3 more people.Are they promoting them???Are these their relatives or fans that want to appear in episodes???Usually they don’t talk and they just stand or they say 1 or 2 lines and then its over.Today for example the blond guy said something but again he was useless for 3 episodes so i just skip his speech.Ok i get it overanalysers are suppose to talk about stupid things but with a sophisticated style but i don;t understand why can;t you guys do it like always.A couch and James+Mike.I still hope that you will use the other 3 for something later or will the AVGN come and kill them.OR AT LEAST GIVE THEM LINES THAT ACTUALLY ARE IMPORTANT.It’s like putting me in an episode and for 5 minutes i say”blah blah blah”.People will say wtf but after that they will just ignore me.

  • June 3, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Ernest is Zeus because he shoots lightning.

    Also, Destro who cares just enjoy the video. Maybe he wanted to try something different.

  • June 3, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Ahaha, yes! Easily my fav OA so far :D I loved the Ernest movies when I was a kid.

  • sdesros

    June 3, 2011 at 9:39 am

    If I remember correctly, Ernest is supposed to be a live-action version of a cartoon character… more like Bugs Bunny.

  • DoX513

    June 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Much better…. Short Sweet and Simple…. Love the intro but please dont over do the over-analyzing =)

  • EliteDeath

    June 3, 2011 at 10:15 am

    You have to do an OverAnalyzers episode about the comments on these videos.

  • NeiFirst

    June 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

    James, this is the only OA episode that I have really enjoyed. Good work.

    It seems like you all were getting more comfortable in this episode. The two guys opposite you and Mike don’t seem as stiff as they do in other episodes.

    Like everyone else says, the accent on the girl is absolutely awful; it makes me a bit embarrassed every time she talks. . . She would be a fine character without the accent.

  • viJilance

    June 3, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Honestly James you carry this show. It’s only good when you talk which is 1/5th of the time. Your friends aren’t very entertaining, and you really had a good AVGN set going.

    101 episodes are a lot, but why would you waste 1 day filming 8 of these overanalyzer episodes, when you could have made 1/10th of an AVGN playthrough?

    Good luck with the movie.

  • Cinemassacre

    June 3, 2011 at 10:36 am

    O Ernest (god), why is that girl still there??

  • June 3, 2011 at 10:39 am


    Just the other day, I rented a double feature disc that has both Ernest Goes to Camp and Ernest Goes to Jail. Surprisingly, these films hold up well and like what korahn was saying, Ernest helps us find the “inner child” in all of us. Now I have to go out and find all the movies!

  • June 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

    This was really short and really weird, but it was fantastic. I’ve never seen any Ernest movies and I still thought this was funny.
    Keep up the good work when you have time to. Good luck with the movie and forget about the haters/trolls.
    “They’re eating her…and then they’re going to eat me…OH MY GAAAAAAHD!!!”

  • Nightmare19

    June 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I like OverAanalyzers, but I have one complaint. When Matt and Lee speak, they sound so bored, like they are reading a script in a monotone voice. If this whole thing really is improvised, give what you say some heart! Its not that difficult! When you do that, it sounds like your interested in the topic being discussed. When its that boring monotone voice, it sounds like they just wanna get it over with. So James, Mike, and Susie get a thumbs up from me, but Matt and Lee need some work. Other then that, this episode was good.

  • honkytonk

    June 3, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Since this show isn’t edited by James but one of the two guys (if I’m correct) we can accept to see them talk more in the future. This was the first episode where they had a major part and I think that’s good.

    Why will we see more of them in the future and why did we see much of Mike and James in prior episodes? James and Mike are (correct me if I am wrong) the “celebrities” in this show so to get people excited and interested in the show you obviously have to give them bigger parts and more screen time, at least in the beginning so people give the show a chance. And later on you can establish the other characters, as soon as the people are “hooked”.
    And Jules Verne is a french name so you called him wrong, you don’t speak the “s” in Jules. If you call him “Jewel” than I’m ok with it, not perfect, but better than this ; ) If you know what an Ü is and how you speak it, use that instead of the U and you’re spot on.

    All in all a nice episode. I would like longer discussions to get in to the mood, with not even 4 minutes you don’t get much across and there can’t be any development.
    I also have the feeling those two guys aren’t really comfortable in these situations or at least nervous, especially the one with his Jules ; )
    And he’s always smiling like it’s all a joke, don’t get me wrong, I understand that but you are making serious discussions and he doesn’t take it seriously so he’s kind of out of character, if you know what I mean.
    I don’t think that the show would be better without the three “add ons” and I hope you don’t kick them out just because there are negative comments.
    You could post some Introduction videos of them, I don’t know like what they do and where you all met or something like that so me and others (I’m simply too lazy to actually look them up myself, hell I’m no spy or investigator ; ) ) could get to know them a little better and develop sympathy or even antipathy in regards of them.
    But now it’s just “bashing” without a reason in some of the comments. I don’t know them the least so why should I say something bad about them . I think it’s the case for a good part of the posting members of your site.

    Keep it up and get the most fun possible out of you pre production.
    I hope you understand the post in the way it was meant: constructive criticism, if not: me german, english no good.
    By the way: if you have some german lines in your movie, I’ll gladly do the proof reading, so we don’t get another South Park and Family Guy german massacre.

  • JailB8

    June 3, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Been a fan of yours for a while dude. Just rented Robogeishas and Inframan on Tsutaya. It was awesome they had it. Rentals delivered to your door within 48 hours Yeeeehaaaa!!!!!!

  • JailB8

    June 3, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Do movie soundtracks from Japan. Happy to throw you one or two once in a while partner.

  • browncoat

    June 3, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Lee creeps me out.

  • TheSpirit1985

    June 3, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Well i usually love all James Rolfe work but this is not my fav of his work i dont find it that funny or interesting its pointless and sure i think its suppose to be but still its just kinda dull and i agree with everyone the girl should go she is boring and horrible accent speak english i know she can and sometimes she just makes really dumb faces like in this episode and overall it could be better but its really just not funny like his other work i hope they dont keep this going too long maybe if it gets better sure but for now im a big fan of this id rather see some new avgn videos which are way more funny and enjyoable but this is just kinda dull sadly thats just what i have to say :)

  • TheSpirit1985

    June 3, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I meant not a big fan of this for sure until it gets better if that happens (still say ditch the girl,shes so dam annoying)

  • JailB8

    June 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

    When I was at college we used to call this crofting.
    Like leading a listener astray.
    Peter Cook was the master of crofting. But I do love Chris Morris.
    You guys croft (or yoghurt weave like we used to call it) really well.

    Damn, I live in Japan and I think I look at our site nearly every night.
    You crofted me perhaps..

    Your movies are good. I make soundtracks

  • JailB8

    June 3, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I meant ‘your’ ha ha , fuckin freaky, apologies

  • dickmosby

    June 3, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Hey guys CHECK OUT MY REVIEW OF SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD http://youtu.be/od138TRJowA thanks :)

  • PoliteYoungMan

    June 3, 2011 at 11:46 am

    They didn’t over analyze this in the least. This concept is good but the episodes and topics are going down hill

  • Jake9315

    June 3, 2011 at 11:48 am


  • TehJedicake

    June 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm


  • krazyzark

    June 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    my favorite Over Analyzers so far. I love how the chick is eating Miak the whole time. Great reference. I love the 4 movies refrenced here (Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Saves Christmas, Ernest Scared Stupid and Ernest Goes To Jail). These, to me, are the classic Ernest films that are always great fun.

  • zebulon

    June 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    hmm, why didn’t you guys go for a highlander parody?

    also requires references to fly shit…. i love that shit…

  • billpardy

    June 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    nice video, i like the Over analyzers. and will everyone stop hating…he’s not making you watch these videos your doing so by your own choice. and also will everyone quit complaining about susies accent because if you read on his earlier posting that they got rid of the accent but these are all pre recorded so for the next few videos she’s still going to have the accent. YA KNOW WHATS BULLSHIT….internet haters and trolls.

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    June 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm


    THIS is Verne http://www.youtube.com/embed/zq5-6PkVGCg and he’s following around Ernest BECAUSE he’s God.

    This explains Verne’s age and how he knows about this mysterious Ernest.

    C’mon guys…geesh.

  • handsome pete

    June 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Basically Ernest is the same thing as Freddie Krueger, except he doesn’t kill people in their dreams, just annoys them. He’s also sort of like that ghost thing from that Star Trek episode “And The Children Shall Lead.”

  • hajpermegaman

    June 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    dat trollface

  • Murray Ass

    June 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Dude! This is by far the worst episode yet. This show was bad to begin with and is getting worse. Love all the other stuff on this site, but this show just sucks. It’s so painfully unfunny. And why does the intro say “Matt as Matt” “Lee as Lee” and then “Stephanie as Susie” it’s like you can’t even make up your mind if your supposed to be characters or not. Did any thought go into this? It’s Bad. Just bad. Sorry, ghuys.

  • steelattack

    June 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I am a fan, enjoy all your stuff but…THIS IS CRAP MAN STOP UPLOADING THIS SHOW. DUDE READ THE DAMN FEEDBACK !!!!

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    June 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm


    I like the show…anyone else?

  • georgelescay

    June 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I’m a huge Ernest Fan James i think this is by far my favorite episode
    i think you did a great job :)

  • Shinoda

    June 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    @Karate Kid Icarus

    I like it too… you’re not alone! lol

  • Rob

    June 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    The reason the names are changed like that is because their trying to make them sound posh or fancy. The idea of the Overanalyzers is they overthink something that seems pointless, Like the Game Overthinker only not just games. I’ve been loving the series so far, and sure it has some flaws but thats all gonna get better. Geez you’d think his fans would GET this kind of humor.

  • June 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Is the broad a stroke victim? This is awful and truly the minority likes it because the vast majority of AVGN fans and fans of James in general know that he can do better. Mike is awesome as always, as is James but i CANNOT F***ING STAND that woman! Shes awful! its like she took her plus sized panties down and made diarrhea allover these OA vids. The concept could work and i understand what you are trying to do and i know that since your content is free i really shouldn’t complain but jesus this blows! If i was a new fan or someone who just discovered your site i’d completely get the wrong impression of your work as a whole based upon these lousy videos. This criticism comes from a friendly place though since i love all your work outside of this.

  • DeadCrescendo

    June 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I love Ernest. And I kinda like this show.

    Why’s everyone hating on the woman? She’s actually very attractive, if sometimes a bit overdramatic.

  • ChristopherBee

    June 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    you know what? this episode was moving in the right direction… less time for an annoying accent plus the other two guys got their chance in the sun. The whole Jules Verne thing was actually really funny aswell

  • Shcha

    June 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I think i know what has happened with James…

    What happened to Bela Lugosi and Irvin Kershner has also happened with James…

    He has been TYPECASTED


    June 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I like this show and that’s probably because I also overanalyze things quite often. I find the humor to be sometimes random but entertaining most of the time. It’s funny how many complaints in the comments you see about discontinuing the show but it also says that they’re watching the show. There’s no reason to stop doing something you enjoy, that doesn’t take long and if it pisses some people off, even better :)

  • Jel-K

    June 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    This is a crazy show! very absurd, that’s why i love it !!

  • gfsstap

    June 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    O. M. E.

  • Mr. Arkadin

    June 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Can you do Spuds McKenzie next?

  • dannydesktop

    June 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Wow a lot of people leaving asshole comments. Over analyzers is great, if you grew up when these things aired maybe you would get the jokes. Must be a lot of kids who like AVGN but don’t understand late 80s early 90s pop culture.

  • jonnya245

    June 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I like OA, this one was ok and the woman is annoying! The best bits the theme tune.

  • xdeathknightx

    June 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Have to say that the show is hitting it’s stride. First one I found to be a bit all over the place and people were looking for their spot but you can see people get more into it now and getting more relaxed. I am certain it will only get better

  • RX_79

    June 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I guess its a love it or hate it type of show. I myself have to lean more toward the hate it side but it does have a few moments far and few between. Like I like how James just popped out of no where.

    Also not AVGN related who is ticked off that V was canned?

  • Zentu

    June 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Hmmmm I think the problem with Ernest (or the series of movies featuring him) is that I think he is supose to be a cartoon character that turend out to be Semi-real. If we looked at Judge Dooms true form we can see a very semi-human aphearence to him. Earnest however Id say is maybe 1/8 th or 1/16th a Cartoon which would explain his immunitiy to Electricity or getting shot as mentioned in this OA episode.

    - IDK lol :P anyway, guys I know we love James for the AVGN and stuff but remember hes not what some might call a one trick Pony, Hes actually done many other things WAY before AVGN came along. Look at Ashton Kucher. Hes clearly capable of being in several roles. so Stop being haters and just enjoy the episodes.Why not be more constructive and idk, suggest Topics for episodes?

  • June 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I think the reason Ernest always survives electrocution, bombs, and being crushed is because he is a cartoon character disguised as a human (like Judge Doom)!

  • MailManRx

    June 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Can we skip to episode 9? I can’t watch any more of these with that God-awful accent. I think if Susie would just be herself, she would be likable. But as it stands, she is dry, the accent is horrid, and she has that pouty-pissy-face expression much of the time that is a real turn off. Tell her to smile and have fun with it. Let her personality shine through. Appeals to humanity more and would make her more endearing.

    On another note… I really like Matt… he’s funny. I don’t know why people are criticizing him. I would like to see more one-liners from him. He can have a really funny sarcastic streak in him. It would really work.

    I don’t see how Lee really fits in yet. He is like dry toast. He needs a niche to make him work.. like random outbursts of rage at something. Yeah, now that would be funny. Quiet guy gets angry!

    Otherwise, the show has a lot of potential… and James and Mike are always great and fun to watch. I enjoy ALL your work… so the criticisms are from admiration and respect… not hate.

    Good luck on pre-production!!! You have quite an incredible journey ahead…

  • ajgenard

    June 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    This was BY FAR the best episode. It was quick, fast paced, interspersed with many clips, Lee & Matt had more screen time and most importantly, I chuckled pretty good at the bowing to Ernest. Hope the episodes are going to be in this format from now on.

  • itscmillertime

    June 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks the intro music sounds like the intro from Doogie Howser M.D.? or who notices that Doogie Howser M.D. minus Doogie Minus W Plus U equals House M.D.?

    Doctor Gregory house is Dougie Howser when he’s all grown up! It all makes sense now. Why he’s so brilliant and yet so broken! Man, I should be an overanalyzer.

  • June 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Nice :) But next time you could make longer episodes, like the ones before, with WAY more obscure/funny ideas! :D

  • Oropher

    June 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    the show is okay.
    B<ut h i so LOOOOOOOOVE stephen hawking voice computer jokes, just like the youtube vid of stephen hawking telling a joke xDDD

  • xxtensaxx

    June 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I am starting to like this show a little bit but I feel it will never live up to its full potential having that stupid fat chick on the team, she is just so annoying and that accent doesn’t sound real it has to be fake, why the hell is she using that accent to begin with is beyond me.

    But if you want my personal opinion just get her out of there FAST!

  • BigBoss

    June 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    There’s a problem with Jim Varney being god, and that’s because he is dead, and gods cannot die… can they? R.I.P Jim Varney.

  • ZeronXenix05

    June 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Well it appears James has listened a little to the viewers, by giving the other actors more chances to speak. Unfortunately, they are still not funny.
    I do get some of the jokes, but with every punch line they made, I found myself shaking my head at their stupidity.
    I honestly do not know what could make this show more watchable. I think a script could make things better, as the actors could see which jokes should be used and which should be thrown out.
    But not to sound completely cynical, at least this episode was way better. Maybe because it was shorter?

  • ctu

    June 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I thought Ernest was really Gordan Froman and died when he disable the buddha cheat

  • DBZMagus

    June 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    OverAnalyzers sucks. But I will pay it one compliment: I think some of the topics, such as the batpole, Optimus Prime’s trailer, and who is Verne have been great ideas for conversation. Unfortunately the execution just isn’t there. Good concept, good topics, poor casting, abysmal humor. At least this one didn’t have 60% of the video talking about fly shit trying to be “lol so random!!!1″

  • June 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Flying spagettie monster? why

  • Koga

    June 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Even though the series is mediocre overall, this has definitely been the best epsidoe yet.

  • JayRam

    June 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    your offering of MIAK with the tribal music was fuckin hilarious

  • June 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    This is pretty cool, I’m actually related to Jim Varney, he was my uncle. It’s awesome to see him brought up again, not many people I know remember this character and it brought back a lot of fond memories with him.

    I’ll show it to the family, pretty damn funny.

  • Qu3s0

    June 3, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    i like this Show, i don’t know why other “fans” don’t like it maybe they are not real fans but next time over analyze back to the future or doc brown

  • Jman37X

    June 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    God damn I love that intro song, you should post a download to it at some point, or something like that, cause it is absolutely amazing

  • greedo

    June 3, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    @Brandon Ashur

    Really? Well, just let your family know that your uncle Jim had a lot of fans who loved him. (Including me). He’ll always have a special place in our hearts. He is missed. Ya know what I mean, Vern?

    Speaking of which, I’ve been trying to post this comment, but the glitch gremlin is getting at it. Is there some sort of character limit or something? Anyway, I’ll give the short version. During the 80′s, Jim Varney was some sort of pop culture sensation. He appeared in every type of commercial, from cars to beer. (Yes it’s true)! Anyway, he once appeared a Canadian beer commercial. (Kokanee beer). I still remember that ad fondly. (He was standing near the bed of an old pick-up truck, with a bunch of puppies, and at one point, he picks up the beer can and smiles at the camera).

    Well, I remember going down to Arizona on a trip with my mother when this ad was running. I was seven years old. One day, I’m watching TV when. It’s the same ad. Same background, with the old pick up truck and everything! I get excited, and tell my grandmother than this is the beer ad(I didn’t know they sold Kokanee in the states)! I kept watching and waiting for him to pull the beer out, but he didn’t do it. I’m thinking, c’mon what’s happening. Then, he picks up a whole litter of puppies, looks down, stops talking, smiles at the camera. Then a caption comes up. It was a freaking NATURAL GAS ad!

    Turns out that the advertising company that made the beer commercial made this one. Apparently, in their haste to get the ad out, they recycled the previous concept, tweak a little and pass it off as an entirely new ad. Cheapskates!. Anyway, thought I’d share it with you.

  • June 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Why are the colours so inconsistent between shots? The wide angle shot of the group is dull, the close ups are really bright and the low angle shots are somewhere inbetween.

  • windowlicker808

    June 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    @ DeadCrescendo
    i’m right there with you man, she’s cute as hell. the funny thing too is that if anyone has seen her blog for project twenty1 she has talked about not being able to speak english at all in school when she was younger. so that “bullshit” accent isn’t bullshit. unfortunately james just has some of the shittiest fans in the world.

    just wow. hopefully natural selection will take care of people like you one of these days.

  • June 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    This show is bad, but I’m watching every episode, so I guess it’s working. Funny thing.

  • June 3, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Hmmmm, maybe not God, but I’m thinking a mutant, like an X-Man or something, he has super absorbing powers.

  • June 3, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Actually gods can die, they simply create a moral body and when it dies they will return being a god. Otherwise it would get way too boring.

  • Nadine

    June 3, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    This is what is funny about the hate comments whenever there’s a new episode of this show. People dislike it but they feel the need to watch it every single time and then come here and bitch about it.

    No need to comment and spread so much hate on this particular show if you people are still praising the others. This show is simply not for you. But good thing all the shows you do enjoy are still here. It seems most people complaining just want more AVGN, but haven’t you guys heard James when he said he’s gonna continue making episodes just for you, even though he needs to work on the movie? Love more, hate less.

    Anyway, nice episode, guys! I don’t know why, but Matt’s face while he’s coming up with theories always kills me.

  • June 3, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    James, you should touch on the subject of what happens to superman if he were to fly into outer space and into the earth’s shadow while there’s an eclipse. Would he lose his powers and die?

  • ToothGuy

    June 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    My name is Ernest.

  • EliteDeath

    June 3, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Its really getting old hearing people bitch about her accent. We get it, you think its going to cause the end of humanity as we know it, ok shut up and move on!

  • Analbag Thats Me

    June 4, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Best line yet: “basically what we’re saying is that Ernest is a deranged lunatic who comes home to his best friend: the corpse of long dead sci-fi author Jules Verne” hahahah! Classic man!

  • June 4, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I have always wondered who Vern is. We never see him! I wish the episode had been a bit longer though. The MIAC offering was hilarious, though.

  • Bernardnjones

    June 4, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Actually, I enjoy how on the little OA picture, they all have on different colored lab coats, but they kinda look like rain-coats. My point being is that it can’t be mere coincidence that James Rolfe looks to be wearing a Banana-Raincoat haha.

  • Calavera

    June 4, 2011 at 12:51 am

    The only good episode and it was too short. I mean all the bad episodes were 5-8 minutes long. You finally make a decent one (well the batman one was ok) and it’s less than 4 minutes? Seems like you just can’t get it right with OA.

  • trapazoid

    June 4, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Ernest could be Loki….

  • Aarmed

    June 4, 2011 at 1:25 am

    FSM bitches

  • June 4, 2011 at 1:58 am

    This show is good and has potential to be even better. I just caught up on them all and there was a ton of stuff in these episodes that made me crack up. I love the awkward humor and non-sequiturs. Reminds me of Family Guy. Some of the facial reactions to the things that are said are golden.

    Please don’t listen to the loud minority whose only criticisms are personal attacks and caps-lock generalizations.

  • June 4, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Earnest is not god. He’s just too ignorant of consequences to really get hurt. Think of it like an Ignorance shield.

  • eyeofodin

    June 4, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Authentic Bulgarian Miak!!
    cant wait till next “MONSTER MADNESS!!!!!!!!

  • June 4, 2011 at 3:55 am

    The first episode wasn’t bad, and I understood, new show, still working out kinks in the formula. This one here, I feel you are finally finding that formula that works best with what you want, James. Nice work.

  • Matthew_Of_Wales

    June 4, 2011 at 4:36 am

    That Miak scene is like the ‘Pleh’ scene from ‘Men in White’

  • June 4, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Wait… Why is there a tsukasa toy picture? :P

  • magnushaavikko

    June 4, 2011 at 5:12 am

    This one wasn’t remotely funny but I managed to watch the entire thing (unlike all of the previous ones). So…technically an improvement?

  • darkcylander

    June 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

    you aren’t really one of those extremist people that depict God as a spaghetti monster in order to make fun of the concept of people being religious, are you? I think they made a website or something, I don’t know the whole story.

  • Quarternog

    June 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I’m am pretty sure that James is an atheist after that close of the Flying Spaghetti Monster drawing on the board. Can’t say I’m surprised!

  • magnushaavikko

    June 4, 2011 at 10:08 am

    What kind of god would allow something as awful as the OverAnalyzers to exist? It’s proof in and of itself that there’s no god. No kind and loving god, at least.

  • BobJohnson

    June 4, 2011 at 10:53 am

    All I learned from this episode is that Mike is the f*****g Joker irl.

  • June 4, 2011 at 11:10 am

    All hail Ernest!

  • honkytonk

    June 4, 2011 at 11:16 am

    @darkcylander: nice… you should take a look of the concept behind the spaghetti monster before you light the torch and get your pitchfork.

    ” I don’t know the whole story.” seems to me you don’t know enough about that topic to render judgment.

  • PatrickMD

    June 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

    The Miak was a nice touch to the video. Was it authentic Bulgarian?

  • June 4, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I really enjoyed this episode, there was not much of a lull to be found anywhere in this episode. The past three have been rife with awkward pauses (not much of a comedic impact), but I think that this episode shows that you guys are honing in on the purpose and intent of this web series. Keep up the good work OA!

  • June 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Ernest is God??? OMG Ernest IS GOD! That’s the only thing that makes sense!

  • bigsmead

    June 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Where else are you going to find miak besides authentica, bulgaria

  • inspectornills

    June 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I get it, he is the son of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, who ‘refused to die’ for our sins.

  • June 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I like the overanalyzers…but I think it could be done without stephanie (sorry honey, but just because you’re James girl…doesn’t mean you have to be in his work. I’m sorry if that sounds cruel, I don’t mean to be a wet blanket, but yeah. not everything needs a girl’s touch….like Jackass).

  • RosH

    June 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Ernest is a Highlander… There can be only one.

  • jewboy778

    June 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    READ james / mo fo mike;
    Popeye the sailor man there was a charater named Wimpy all he does is eat HAMBURGERS !! whats his deal mby you can look into it be a pretty funny vid. btw he was born in a hamburger joint apparently lol


  • Hate Those Fucking Shitty Games

    June 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Again, Why is Hiiragi Tsugumi-chan on your wall????

  • greedo

    June 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm


    Umm… Hate to break it to you, but Stephanie isn’t James’s girl. They’re just friends. If you want to find out who James’s real girl is, watch the TMNT Michaelangelo test kitchen video. Just so ya know :)

  • Endless Mike

    June 5, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Ernest is a common terrorist, who should be captured or killed! Like anyone would capture a terrorist, right? Three words: point-blank intheface..

  • Dolly Dagger

    June 5, 2011 at 1:52 am

    [incoming rant]

    Jesus Christ in a fucking sidecar, you basement-dwelling fanboy losers need to stop calling Stephanie fat! She’s maybe a size twelve at the absolute largest, and I think that’s probably an over-estimation (the average American woman is a size fourteen). What the hell is wrong with you that you can’t come up with an actually valid complaint about her or the character rather than just making fucking fat jokes like you’re in the seventh fucking grade?

    Don’t like her character? Fine. Think the accent is stupid? Cool. Think she can’t act? Super. But come up with something other than junior high cafeteria taunts, especially ones that have no basis in fact whatso-fucking-ever.


    As far as the episode goes, it didn’t really make me laugh as much as the other ones, quite possibly because of the subject material. Even watching Ernest as an eight or nine-year-old, I thought he was pretty freaking ridiculous.

  • Salculd

    June 5, 2011 at 2:05 am

    I’ll admit that I haven’t gone through all the comments on previous videos, so this might have already been said, but even if it had I think it deserves being reiterated.

    It might seem like a compliment for something nonstandard, but I really like the intro animation for this. Good job, Jeremy Doe!

  • jessejace

    June 5, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I remember when I saw Ernest Goes to Camp as a kid, and the dude is about to shoot him near the end, I was thinking, “He’s gonna shoot him? This is some hardcore shit.”

  • June 5, 2011 at 4:04 am

    LMMFGDAO!!!! right immediately before you started saying all hal earnest, my mom walked in and saw nothing in the video except you bowing down to earnest. you had to be their XD

  • June 5, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Dolly Dagger, I feel your pain and I think you are funny and cute despite what these other idiots are saying. :-)

  • Zlata

    June 5, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I would never think it was Russian accent, lol.

    To be honest, I would rather watch Big Bang Theory for such detailed analysis of random stuff.

    Anyhow, there are too many people on the show- James and Mike would be more appealing for the audience than the unknown folk. And the girl… Nobody likes her!

    I should compliment on video quality and camera work- I do like it;

  • felixier

    June 5, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Well, first of all, since 8 episodes have already been made, pretty much all of your constructive criticism is not going to be used for a bit, but I definitely hope james and mike are listening.

    Stephanie is obviously very irritating. I understand what they are trying to do with her character by making her act like a foreign influence. However, one, she can’t act it very well, and two, its completely unnecessary for a character like hers to be in the show. She doesn’t add much, and seems to simply slow the flow down trying to get short opinions out.

    Matt & Lee can both of their interesting snips here and there, so maybe if they are more utilized they might be more interesting.

    I think in general it is hard to give the new faces a chance since we are so used to James and Mike, and they always have a lead role, so others seem to simply detract from what they are trying to do.

    It might be worthwhile to MAYBE try one episode where james and mike are mysteriously absent and let the three of them try something on their own to get their characters to shine more.

    I really am trying to like this series, so I’ll keep trying.

  • Fazer

    June 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

    when you put Ernest on the god part of the wall, i couldn’t help but notice that you have a flying spaghetti monster drawing with the word god?–> next to him. Being atheist, i find this funny.

  • Fazer

    June 5, 2011 at 9:50 am

    when you put Ernest on the god part of the wall, i couldn’t help but notice that you have a flying spaghetti monster drawing with the word “god?–>” next to him. Being atheist, i find this funny.

  • June 5, 2011 at 10:28 am

    This one seems a little like a cop out. The other OA episodes found weird crazy explanations and disputed each others ideas. This one kinda shoots straight to god and ends it. What if Ernest is just Taffy from Clayfighters in a man suit? He’d survive that stuff.

  • LJW_Red_Dragons

    June 5, 2011 at 10:36 am

    When the guy that played Ernest (Jim Varney) died Adam Carolla said they should make an “Ernest goes to Hell” movie.

    Sounds like a sweet idea to me.

  • Exiro

    June 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

    @ Calavera:
    Or perhaps there is a relation between the length and the quality of the episode. Yes, that’s it, James: the longer the episode, the more you’re overdoing it, trying too hard. The idea is nice, but it’s kind of meant for shorts. You did get it right this time.

  • xanatos

    June 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I’m sorry but for this series to take off the girl has to go. I like seeing it develop, but every time you guys are getting into the thick of dialogue, and my funny bones is just about to be tickled. BAM unfunny, poorly acted Russian accent that makes me scowl. Terrible character, maybe it would have worked without that STUPID FUCKING ACCENT SHE CAN’T DO.

  • June 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I really liked it :) Best episode so far ^^

  • Venkman

    June 5, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    love the clips in the ernest OA , keep using footage of the topic here and there , makes a good thing even better………….brother! and dont u dare lose the girl! shes the funniest one! no offense.

  • Kenlaboss

    June 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    ythanks james you are the best :D

  • Pooterman

    June 5, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I love what you do. I’m a huge fan and have followed you since back when you were just the Angry Nintendo Nerd. Having said this, I gotta admit, your OA videos aren’t that great. Nothing personal but the fake Russian Accented chick totally kills it. In all honesty the whole thing really isn’t worth my time to watch. I try and it just hurts. You and Mike are great but no one else says anything funny and I feel like these videos are just trying too hard to be funny. Just my personal opinion.

  • Dalek6450

    June 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    You should do a review of the Blair Witch Project

  • johnmorisi

    June 6, 2011 at 1:12 am

    I cannot stand that girl. She is so mindless, and always ruins it. Why does she have to try to speak with that accent? Russian accents aren’t even funny, they’re horrible and sometimes intolerable. She is also a terrible actress. I mean, no one is a professional here… but neither was Jerry Seinfeld, but he’s still hilarious and easy to watch. She just ruins the show however. James, you’re great, and hilarious. Same for you Mike, you’re funny too. The other guys say some funny things here or there that keep the conversation moving at a good pace, so they’re good to keep around. But with her even around, i watch in constant fear of her making a comment. Make an episode where Super Mecha Death Christ kills her or something.

  • June 6, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I grew up watching the Ernest videos on VHS with my dad…and went through HS with the AVGN shorts on youtube…for this vid to combine the two practically….is priceless to me. I have met too many people who dont like Ernest…or think he is stupid. All I can say is “Is he right for everyone…NO! But he/the movies have there moments and as a kid…and even today me being 23…still make me laugh! The MIAK part is priceless, and the bit were he destroys the house with the tree and so on…LAWLS! Thanks James…keep it up!

  • danny

    June 6, 2011 at 4:57 am

    @ johnmorisi: James has already said that they have dropped the Russian accent in future episodes.

    I have never actually watched an Ernest movie. I did get a copy of “Ernest Scared Stupid” after it was reviewed during one of the Monster Madness marathons. It’s somewhere in my pile of “DVD’s to watch” but it’ll still be a while before I get to it.

  • June 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I would like to see the different characters forming different opinions, and then stick to them. Having them discussion why there opinion is the best, while trying to convince the rest of the group to follow up behind them

  • lebutzki

    June 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I say his next door neighbor is Wrestling Promotor Verne Gagne

  • godhatesthestupid

    June 6, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I was never a big fan of Ernest, but I was a kid when the movies and his tv show came out so I did enjoy him. I don’t think we got any of his commercials in my area since they were mostly regional affairs. But I remember when he died my brother and I thought it was sad but didn’t think too much about it. That evening we wound up at a video store to rent some bad horror films. From the other side of the store I hear my brother burst out laughing. When I walk over all he said was, “IT’S THE KILLR COBBS!” He was holding the little known first Ernest film, Knowutimean? Hey Vern, it’s my family album. Between the two of us we rented every Ernest film they had and had an Ernest marathon that weekend.

  • Furypants

    June 7, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Still doing nothing for me. Sorry guys. I know you’re trying but this isn’t really rowing my boat.

  • June 8, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Is Suzie eating Vegemite with her fingers? If so, that is meta-disgusting.

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    June 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Matt seem so unsincere. Always smiling, always on the verge of laughing. Insecure and quite juvenile, by the looks of it. Definitely the nerdiest of the bunch. Perhaps the only one who’s physically nerdy, really.

    No point, just saying.

  • kustomkure

    July 19, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I for one like the girl

  • adouglass

    July 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    the show sucks! it isnt funny, susie is annoying, and the only chance this show has is just with mike and james on the couch like in the past videos and shit canning the other characters!

  • Mimadalaer

    October 2, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    The Russian Girl is the funniest one! She says the most random stuff, with such an authority! She is very much the straight man,…and while most of us love the random fast talking,…you have to have the straight man to ground everything. And as for the Russian accent,…its suppose to be funny,…and it is! Russian Accents are killer!!!!! Sure, it may be fake,…but thats the fun of it! Really great stuff,…pure entertainment. And it’s free. So if you don’t like it,…SUCK A BIG ONE!!!! Hahaha,…no. Just enjoy it freaks and fraggles!


  • Firewall_Philip_Hanan

    October 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    When I first started watching this vid, I was like “Vern has to be a mute paralyzed guy”, so you nailed the head on that. But God? No. Notice how Ernest has the same powers as Cole from Infamous 1 & 2. Yes. There’s your explanation. The same thing that happened to Cole happend to Ernest.

    • Xanadu16

      December 17, 2011 at 3:27 am

      Or that metaphorically, they are the same.. being. The same soul.

      Whoa now I gotta get off that crazy train.

  • LicaWolf

    December 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    “All hail Ernest! Miak!” I wouldn’t have gotten the joke if it wasn’t because I remember Miak from the Monster Madness’s Ernest video :)

  • Prizm4

    January 1, 2012 at 7:29 am

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster! Someone in that room has some common sense.

  • October 12, 2013 at 2:25 am

    How dare they blaspheme the flying spaghetti monster.

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