James / July 15th, 2011
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Outtakes from Episodes 1-8 of OverAnalyzers
Also, check out this cool interview with Matt Conant on Geekadelphia.
July 15, 2011 at 8:02 am
Nice. Keep up these side project… you don’t only want to be known as AVGN right?
July 15, 2011 at 8:05 am
I wouldn’t mind this series if it wasn’t such a rip off of After Hours by cracked.com. But to each their own – maybe I’ll come back after a few seasons if it’s still going to see how it does.
July 15, 2011 at 8:32 am
I want 10 Seasons.
July 15, 2011 at 8:46 am
This is a damn good series. It reminds me of random conversations I have with my friends, but with less girls…
July 15, 2011 at 8:49 am
You hit the nail on the head buddman
July 15, 2011 at 8:59 am
This made me lol. Especially James “lack of evidence face.”
Is it just me or did Lee speak more in this than he has the entire show?
July 15, 2011 at 9:11 am
What buddman said.
July 15, 2011 at 9:21 am
After the first few episodes I really started to enjoy this series. I am glad that in season 2 the russian accent will go, though. That should only make things better!
Someone said they didn’t like this because it was too much like a series on cracked, but I say so what? Most shows on TV borrow from one another. Nothing is original anymore anyway. Just look at Avatar (from James Cameron not the cartoon) – highest grossing film that has a very unoriginal story but still many pleased viewers (I didn’t like it myself but that’s the point is it was a copy and still entertained people which is what counts).
I say keep going with OA, I think there’s enough people who like it to warrant more.
July 15, 2011 at 9:36 am
Love the series, the easter Bunny episode got me hooked!
Come on season 2!
July 15, 2011 at 9:39 am
I love this series. It is seriously one of the funniest things. Please keep the accent. It makes the show.
July 15, 2011 at 9:55 am
Nice. Can’t wait to see season 2. Great outtakes.
July 15, 2011 at 10:03 am
What the hell is an “Analzyer”?
July 15, 2011 at 10:26 am
A note about “After Hours” which I must get off my chest. I had no idea it existed, until after we had already made the first 8 episodes of “OverAnalyzers.” (in 1 day) When we first started posting them, I took notice of the comments mentioning After Hours and had to go over to Cracked and take a look.
I was devastated. After Hours is VERY similar, yes. It’s very popular and they do a great job with it. When I saw that, I actually considered canceling OverAnalyzers. But what’s done is done, so we moved forward. It’s a lesson learned for me to turn on my radar a bit more.
The whole idea of OverAnalyzers started when Mike and I were sitting at a diner, like we always do, when we’re done filming a video. (I can see how “After Hours” had the same idea, probably from their own experiences.) At the diner, the discussions we have always seem to center around pop culture topics. One time, we were talking about how Batman and Robin change costumes on the pole. Another time, it was where Optimus Prime’s trailer goes when it detaches.
Next thing, we decided we might as well start recording these conversations and make a series about it, since it would be something that’s easy to do. I think we all have geeky pop culture conversations from time to time, so I thought it was a pretty innocent and simple idea.
Whether anyone cares or not, I just wanted to clarify that the inspiration did not come from another online show. It came from our daily lives. Honest.
July 15, 2011 at 10:34 am
I agree with you Jsmes, it isn’t about something you check out from a web site, i come’s from the inspiration of a simple converstaion, it happens in the school, while you are hanging out with your friends, some brothers or even playing video games, and it is just for the context, the company, But man, there’s always all kind of comment, when i’m watching an overanalizer episode it reminds me all i had typed before. Thanks James.
July 15, 2011 at 10:36 am
Hey James, I think a lot of people have these kinds of discussions that goes a little crazy, and if there are more than one group filming it, then who cares really. I haven’t seen After Hours, but just in this room you five have very different personalities, so they can still be very different from what After Hours do. But I am glad that you explained and are open about it.
I love OverAnalyzers and these outtakes were hilarious. I’m looking forward to the next season!
July 15, 2011 at 10:50 am
Yes, because “After Hours” is SUCH an original and unique concept, and OverAnalyzers should burn in hell for “ripping them off” or whatever. Right.
To the people whining about this: Both shows (and, for that matter, just about any given generic podcast out there) are just a group of people sitting around and shooting the shit about random stuff. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. That is not something that is, or should be, the sole domain of one single website.
July 15, 2011 at 11:25 am
Nostalgia Critic and AVGN made an entire spoof ‘feud’ over reviewing The Wizard at roughly the same time. As was said then and even now, it doesn’t matter who does what first, or even if both people are the same kind of retro reviewer. No one (well, almost) is blatantly copying work to make up for lack of original ideas.
I’ve never heard of the other show, but unless the topics like batman/optimus prime/easter bunny etc were literally copied/stolen from the other show, all criticisms against OverAnalyzers being a copycat show are completely unfounded. It’s just random people being filmed talking/geeking out about random topics.
July 15, 2011 at 11:34 am
Fuck “After Hours”.
If James created an exact replica of “Back to The Future”, I’d still watch the shit out of it.
Though I prefer Guinness to Rolling Rock, I drink one to your success.
July 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm
“…why are there embossed grapes on the jar of Miak?”
“This is not a grape; it’s a Miak plant.”
Stephanie’s Miak-related difficulties made this pretty entertaining for me. I would’ve loved to have seen that instead of everyone worshiping Ernest at the end of the episode.
The other really funny part was Mike going “Why do you all look at me, like I know the answers?”, mostly because all of you did totally do that swivel-head take toward him, like straight out of an Eddie Murphy movie.
July 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm
Whats really ironic is that I would never have seen AfterHours if not for James. so maybe in some way hes actually making that show more popular.
as always love your work big fan and all that. Overanylzers is ok but id love to see some more board james like that tornado rex episode. BOO YAH!
July 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm
Well, i think everyone can understand your problem. Or at least, every person who has tried to create something original in his life. I mean, nobody, can know about EVERYTHING, sometimes you just have an idea about making a scenario, or composing a song, and then you notice someone else already made something similar. It’s not your fault, just keep on with the show
If we should stop every ” rip off” in the world, there would be only ONE rock n roll band, ONE reggae band,etc, cause basically, one music genre follows the same patterns, the same rules of creation. So, as long as you keep making it your own way, that’s not a problem, as long as it still has the “James touch”.
July 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm
I’ve been an extremely huge fan and very faithful follower of your work since January of 2008, and this is the very first time I’m commenting on your website.
This is absolutely, positively NOT a rip off of “After Hours”. Here’s the run down:
After watching one or two episodes of OA, I thought “hey wow, this is kind of like that show on Cracked.com. It’s ironic because both of these shows started at almost the same time.” Honestly, if it weren’t for how closely these two shows premiered, I wouldn’t even classify it as a strange coincidence! Let alone a rip off.
Furthermore, as people have pointed out, it’s not like After Hours was an original show anyway. It’s your typical “witty, snarky, pop-culture-referencing humor” with “dorky, fast-talking characters” that we’ve seen plenty of times, especially online. AH just so happens to be a really, really good and very well-made version of this concept.
The most important fact is, however, that the shows aren’t even that similar. They’re similar in the same way that the AVGN and Nostalgia Critic were similar (and they are even less like each other today). They share similar superficial traits, sure… “talking about culture”, “a bunch of people sitting on a table” and they both have a cool theme song (OA’s is way better, by the way). But the subtle, more important themes and concepts are completely different.
AH is about the implications of the popular culture and the way it affects us and the world around us, OA is about those little, quirky things in fiction and humorously trying to make logical sense out of it.
AH is a lightning quick, pre-scripted, VH1-inspired self-contained thesis with jokes thrown in liberally, OA of course is an improvised, go-nuts, no-rules, let-your-mind-wander distraction; it’s almost surreal in a way.
Even pretending that NONE of the above is true; pretending that this absolutely IS stolen from Cracked.com, is that really too big of an issue? Is that enough of a problem to remove even a single star of merit? Stop and think for a second, who more than everyone, every single person on the internet, should get a free pass for ripping somebody off? Maybe the guy who directly inspired thousands of other shows and youtubers!
July 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm
After reading the comments, I went on over to Cracked to check out AH. When I came back to weigh in and post a comment, I saw that Davoo had already nailed it.
July 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Well now I checked AfterHours and it’s much funnier than your OA s**t. Damn rip-off.
July 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm
Well I don’t watched cracked.com stuff so I don’t know, I don’t feel like going over there to watch but I doubt cracked.com are that original. I’ve seen the concept many times in different forms. I for one enjoy OA quite a lot and judging from the other comments it’s more or less the same idiotic comments about someone ripping someone else off. Not a whole lot of stuff is original these days, why do you think Hollywood mainly does remakes these days or reboots?
Seriously though, who cares? Do you seriously have such a long pole lodged up your rectum from this? It’s just a fun show, it’s FREE entertainment that James and the others provided you and you want to bitch about it? Jump off your freaking high horse and just enjoy it, if you don’t like it then offer input instead on what you didn’t like and what you’d want different.
Kudos to James, Mike and all the others. I quite enjoy watching them! Keep up the good work, this stuff is hilarious!
July 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Full of lawlz for me, thank you James!
July 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm
only james is funny
July 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm
Lol, this is a great show. Keep it up!
July 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm
July 15, 2011 at 9:29 pm
I really really really really really REALLY hate that chicks fake accent. Why doesn’t she just talk normal? That accent makes these skits unwatchable.
July 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm
I dig the Overanalyzers a lot… except that I must say, I find the Susie character’s fake accent kind of distracting and superfluous. Especially when you hear her real voice in the behind-the-scenes stuff like this and realize how much more organically the comedy would flow if there wasn’t somebody just putting on an accent for no real reason.
Pulls you out of the moment, I think.
Anyway. Otherwise, I dig it a lot.
July 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm
I really hope people shut up about the accent. It’s called “ACTING”! Look it up.
July 15, 2011 at 11:38 pm
July 16, 2011 at 1:55 am
Yeah, I remember someone saying, “I don’t understand that people without accents use fake accents. You can tell it’s fake”. I want one person to tell me that when they watch an episode of “House”, they continuously say, “Hugh, stop talking like an American. We know you’re not/ It’s so fake.” Lick my ass and balls, and watch the videos on Cinemassacre. Please shut the fuck up.
July 16, 2011 at 1:58 am
Well after saying what I thought about this not being an After Hours rip-off, I guess I had better jump into the current hot-topic-of-the-day: Susie’s accent.
It’s… weird. I can’t say I “hate” it. When I first heard it, I thought it was her real voice. I was annoyed, but then got used to it. And then I was baffled to find out it wasn’t real. And then my mind was blown watching these out-takes.
The accent does make her funnier sometimes, especially when she says swear words like ‘shit’. But outside of that, I have no idea what the point of it is. I guess Sus was trying to do something different; to have some sort of gimmick. Well, all I gotta say is points for trying, but some gimmicks work (a TGWTG member would cite Todd in the Shadows’ Kenny-esque face-hiding) and some don’t (a long-time TGWTG member would cite That Aussie Guy’s wide-screen monochrome filter).
But it doesn’t matter anyway because if what I’ve heard is correct, from the next episode onward, her accent will be gone. And they’ll all sound like the sexy, intelligent Americans they are!
July 16, 2011 at 2:04 am
oh james, the trail you blazed with the nerd has brought on such a shitstorm of poorly acted dime-a-dozen internet shows.
July 16, 2011 at 2:29 am
get the ugly fat chick off the show
July 16, 2011 at 4:06 am
July 16, 2011 at 5:52 am
Wow, she actually spoke in her regular voice for a few seconds.
July 16, 2011 at 7:44 am
Here’s a new concept for the show:
Kick everyone out except James and Mike, make the setting a restaurant (like a highway dinner or something like that not a uber luxury one), then start to talk about random topics and be funny.
July 16, 2011 at 2:32 pm
A few moments without Stephanie Yuhas forcing a GODAWFUL accent? That’s probably the absolute best thing I’ve seen all season. Please, please kill the accent.
July 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm
Because the concept is brilliant, but most people seem to think (me included) that the execution is off. The best overanalyzing I’ve seen was not in an OA video, but in the commentary for Street Fighter with James and Mike over the issue of real and fake blood.
I think the ideal number in an OA team would be 3. Two to have a discussion (in the Street Fighter instance, on blood) and one to analyze their discussion and possibly throw a curve ball, which could then progress to an even more intriguing and witty discussion.
July 17, 2011 at 7:47 am
I really hate this series.
July 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm
I did some Googling and found Yuha’s website, American Goulash. Turns out she’s Hungarian and had an accent as a child… so basically, what she’s probably doing in the videos is the accent she used to have!
What’s hilarious about all the comments is that none of them explain WHY the accent is supposed to be so terrible. It’s just intrinsically terrible, and that’s that. But an accent doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so you’d have to specify WHICH accent you think is being emulated. Has anyone done that? Even if they had, there’s still the fact that languages do not have some kind of standardized accents. There are many variables influencing pronounciation. Also, there have been cases where, say, a British person has been accused of having a bad British accent, so it’s not like the wannabe language nazis can even be trusted to get these things right.
And finally, what difference does it make if her accent is not an exact reproduction of whatever you think it’s supposed to reproduce?
October 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm
Frankly, that video collab was a bit long and hard to understand. My brain feels a bit stiff trying to process it all.
October 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm
A lot of people seem to hate the show. I don’t know why. Thinking about all this useless stuff makes me feel better and releives tension in my mind. Some people want the Russian girl to leave. I see it this way: Everyone has a purpose:
James explains the situation, Mike comes up with crazy explanations, the Russian girl discredits theories, Matt comes up with more realistic explanations, but sometimes less realistic, and that other guy has real genius moments.
Still, if you ever have to make changes, I would keep James, Mike, and Matt and have them all watching something on teleivsion on a sofa. The show would display images from the televsion and the three of them would sit around in talking about stuff while drinking Rolling Rock and thhere would be no scripts. I mean, what is the point? If you guys takl about pointless stuff like this already, why do you need a script? I can think of lots of pointless facts about stuff going on in the videos. I don’t need a script to come up with theories about stuff on the fly. If you check out some of my comments, my theories are a lot more believable anyway.
November 2, 2011 at 9:34 am
Please stop with the “stop with the fake accent”…
Read her blog she is actually hungarian…
She is a “first-generation-american”…ergo…she grow up listening a ugric lenguage and crapy-english…
The show is cool..
Don’t like it…don’t see it…
I’ll keep seeing the show…
BTW. i’m not an english spoker..but i manege to write this..
and make it for sure is writting all in latin accent….
February 12, 2012 at 11:19 am
5:53 – 6:01 haha I love Mike.
February 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm
This outtakes video could be a little longer, unlike Data’s Dick
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