AVGN: Batman Part 2

Mike Matei / August 10th, 2008

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  • cabalmk

    April 21, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Damn no Adventures of Batman and Robin on Sega Genesis, that’s like the best one.

    • Kyo12012

      November 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      nonononononononooooo! Batman The Animated Series on the Super Nintendo was WAAAAAAAY better. The BEST retro batman game

      • Don Skiver

        April 6, 2015 at 11:58 pm

        NES Batman numbah 1.

  • April 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I’ve seen this a thousand times, but i can’t stop laughing! The script ist brilliant, so is Mike.
    My fav episode besides Gozilla =)

  • May 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    i’ve been playing batman returns for the nes lately, and it’s really not that bad. you kill the gargoyles by shooting them when they charge their attack. but anyway, it’s a fun game. it has good power ups, unlimited continues, and a simple password structure. id recommend it for anyone that wants a good side scrolling shooter.

  • gonzoneil

    May 13, 2010 at 12:22 am

    the gargoyle rant is possibly the angriest and definitely one of the funniest AVGN moments.

  • atma505

    June 4, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Haha, “Biff” and then “Marty”… Love it

  • supermark64

    June 9, 2010 at 7:34 am

    @gonzoneil: i still think the superman 64 review is angryer.

  • Squall85

    June 13, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Mike is crazy as hell. His laughter reminds me of an old cartoon but I don’t remember where I heard it (maybe it was some kind of bird)

    • Air Wolf

      December 11, 2013 at 1:48 am

      Was that woolly woodpecker dude?

  • kamakazi geek

    July 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    arkham asylum is fucking awesome 🙂 🙂
    it’s the best batman game ever 🙂

  • kamakazi geek

    July 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    i’m gonna shove these games up your aaaasss!!!

  • MissxGraves

    July 15, 2010 at 3:29 am

    that was a fantastic and amusing review, good job

  • Sumophlange

    July 27, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Man I love his flip-outs.

  • pittfan59

    August 18, 2010 at 9:19 am

    hey shemsen u shld see plumbers dont wher ties best and i lov his flip outs

  • Morris

    September 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm


    The nerd anger meter is off the charts in this video. “AGAIN!!! THE FIRST F**KING LEVEL!!!” “BATMAN CAN”T TOUCH A F**KING STATUE!?” and the classic “…. F**K!!!” whenever he dies. “THAT DOESN”T EVEN OBEY THE LAWS OF PHYSICS!!!”

    The music is really great.

    Mike Matei as the joker, i love it Batman: SHUT UP!, Joker: F**K YOU MOTHERF**KER!!!

    and boy do the Nerd and Motherf**ker Mike love to fight each other in videos.

    And the Batnerd shoving those games up the Joker’s ass is one of the greatest moments in nerd history. The Nerd really went all out in this one.

  • phoenix252005

    October 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Frikin funny!! The nerds anger is beyond angry this time! Classic! Mike is frikin funny as the Joker too

  • SpeedyEric

    October 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Mike always does a great job as the guest stars, and is role as The Joker is no exception. =)

    The music in “Return of the Joker” is awesome. Chris Holland also did his guitar version of it, and it can be found on his YouTube page.

    Batman in the Game Boy version looks as bulky as he was in the graphic novel, “The Dark Knight Returns.”

    The end fight is pure comedy gold.

  • philotaku

    October 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Funny as hell; I have to thank the Nerd for the Batman The Caped Crusader review: I always wondered how that game worked, If he ever revisits this topic again I hope for a review of the Mega Drive Batman game; it was a good game but hard as heck and I needed a damn Game Genie to finish it. More power to the Nerd!

  • nomad175

    November 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Oh great you reminded me of the Bat-Dance! Also, Mike’s Joker reminds me of Cesar Romero. Although, I guess from the ’60s series jokes that you guys intended it that way.

  • December 20, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Bad batman games up jokers ass, that sounds poetic, because some of those games seemingly COMES from ass.

  • Jaquio Ylze

    January 24, 2011 at 3:56 am

    mutha fucka mike is a crazy mutha fucka.

  • Casey Furaitar

    January 25, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    The joker likes to play with batmans bat shit

  • Silence Dogood

    February 9, 2011 at 11:09 am


    Lol, thought you’d just slip those in there did ya, James?

  • cinemassacrefan1980

    April 25, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I think every videogame/Batman Fan Has been Waiting for the Day when we see Batman Shoving Bad Batman Games up Jokers Ass

  • Cannibal Iglu

    April 27, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Funny as fuck

  • sneakypreacher

    May 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    LMAO! Ya think Mike could tone down his Joker impersonation? Just a little? lol

  • Masiah17

    July 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    James & Mike are so fucking funny!

  • Red Diablo

    July 5, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Would be interesting to see this LSD-Mike guest star in a Board James episode – the ultimate mismatch.

  • greywolf32105

    July 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I can not believe I just watched A grown man shove A game cartridge up another man ass… Classic.

  • mxc82

    August 21, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I think motherfucker mike should have been joker in darkknight instead of heath ledger.

  • drev

    August 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Mick you are the new Romero !

  • KeithEllwood

    September 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Dude you seriously suck at Return of the Joker. lol. Nah I know its ‘s a pain in the ass. That’s a classic HARD game in my opinion.

  • Riddler

    October 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I always feel bad for the batman villains, evenin the old TV show. Does anyone remember when the riddler was strapped to a medevil spinning torture wheel!

  • rigby127

    October 21, 2011 at 7:49 am

    What the FUCK!!!! Why are there all these links.

  • AVGN_monster_fan

    November 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

    did enyone beside me find that james is filming in his new house or basement besides his normal room.

    I would like to know why if you you changed where you make the videos james.

  • Entropy3ko

    November 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Mike is really great as the Joker! I love this episode.

  • Nintendo_Frog

    November 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I don’t know about all the games he plays, but Batman return of the Joker on NES isn’t a bad game! It’s a good game! OK the difficulty is insane but many of the game at this time were hard as hell.

  • davidsworld3

    December 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    lol mike at the ending.

  • pavelgeiba

    December 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Mike starts to be annoying after 3,4,5 his acts like Joker.

  • ashxu

    December 10, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Mike really stole the show as Joker

  • tonytails

    December 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    i got arkam city yesterday, and its fucking AWESOME. im still playing return of the joker right now for some reason…

  • CesarSanchez

    January 1, 2012 at 6:12 am

    mike is awesome as every “side” character such as bugs bunny, joker, etc.

  • iViking

    January 2, 2012 at 2:08 am

    But Luigi has a different mustache…and no chin!

  • Nuketehbomb

    January 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I found this video on Youtube not to long ago. It’s basically a rehash of the ending except instead of the Joker getting games shoved up his ass, it’s Rainbow Dash that gets the shoving treatment.


  • Jbuck

    January 14, 2012 at 9:43 am

    This is one of the best episodes.

  • Piet

    January 28, 2012 at 6:58 am

    If Mike would live in Gotham – Batman would be TOAST!!

  • NabilMahammud

    January 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm



  • rush86

    February 3, 2012 at 1:45 am

    lol mike does an awesome job at being the joker. This was one of the nerds best episodes

  • down_grunger

    February 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    ahhhh!¬!! adverts!!! MOVE AWAY FROM YOUTUBE!!!

    • RandyRigg

      March 7, 2012 at 11:15 pm

       @down_grunger I just downloaded ad block plus (ABP) on Google Chrome and it skips all these ads. 

  • Hugoso

    February 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    This Joker isn’t Two-Face but he’s clearly “on acid”!

    • Piet

      March 6, 2012 at 1:45 am

       @Hugoso the irony is, that the acid is on two-face..

  • Deschkloth

    February 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    This episode has it all, from bondage to sadism!

  • ChristopherAllenWallace

    February 20, 2012 at 12:28 am

    mike plays a fucking crazy joker, he is like daffy duck as the joker

  • Macmeister

    February 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Is it just me or does every AVGN episode with Mike playing someone involve him getting beat up? Lol.

    • muckspreadmadness

      March 4, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      In the Bugs bunny: crazy castle episode the nerd gets his ass handed to him by mike.  lolz   oh and in the behind the scenes Mike does accidentally hit him too. 

  • March 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I love how at the end James shoves all the crappy games up The Joker’s/Mike’s ass XD

  • Snejku

    March 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I like how there just happens to be a pile of boxes stacked there for no apparent reason.

  • MarcoAlexisBoeta

    March 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    (1:39-1:50) uuuuuuuuuu bat dance =3 jajajajaja mike matei

  • germanium28

    March 15, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I like how he doesn’t just shove the Gameboy game but the whole Gameboy up his ass!

  • schlepter304

    March 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    i love how instead of saying something witty, he just yells “I GONNA SHOVE THESE GAMES UP YOUR ASS!!” lol we love you James =D

  • agenttrav

    March 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I love Mike, but some of these characters he does are so fucking irritating. Joker and the Cowardly Lion especially.

    • Dr Bigs Kimble

      March 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      As far as the joker, the voice is intentionally irritating. He is immitating the maniacal attitude of Cesar Romero Joker from the 50’s Batman TV Show.

      • agenttrav

        March 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

         @Dr Bigs Kimble Oh I get it. I’ve seen the 70’s Batman show (and movie).

      • agenttrav

        March 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

        oops, I mean 60’s, not 70’s.

    • Starcraft39

      March 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm

       @agenttrav I actually agree the cowardly lion is a little obnoxious but the Joker is second only to Bugs Bunny. I really like Mike as the Joker, he’s hysterical!

  • metal monster 666

    April 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Poor Mike…

  • Mike Portnoy

    April 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    @Snejku: Hey, James likes his boxes!

  • Senna4ever

    April 30, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Hey James (or anyone).
    Have you seen this…


    It’s a vid of the (best) 1966 and the 1989 Batmobiles drag racing…which one wins?

  • LicaWolf

    July 14, 2012 at 2:38 am

    “The control is like trying to get a horse to wipe its ass with an eagle” now that’s a weird mental image xD

    This has to be my favorite performance of Mike in an AVGN episode.

  • Iron65

    November 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Joker is intentionally irritated actually 🙂

  • Poolucyfer

    November 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm


    XD twiter Fun updates XDDD Superman and Batman XD

  • Belligeron

    November 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I love the BTTF reference @ 8:28 lol

  • David Whitton

    December 21, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Great episode.

  • January 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

    One of my favorite AVGN videos of all time. Mike Matei is maniac.

  • Cermo

    January 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Just wondering, as I haven’t watched every episode yet: If I were to ask you “Hey, remember the episode where you had to ram all that stuff up Mike’s ass?”, how many eps would come to mind?

  • January 21, 2013 at 2:19 am

    The Batman video series has to be some of the funniest you’ve made..i can’t help but to laugh my ass off the whole time

  • thatonenight

    February 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    After the masterpiece that was Batman on the NES they just tried too hard.. And Mike is fucking hilarious as the Joker 🙂

  • Slyjay

    June 13, 2013 at 3:30 am

    That was funny

  • September 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    NERD, when you where playing batman return of the joker, you never mentioned that you can charge your beam to blow away the statues! Because of your mistake in that review, I underestimated that game, IM so fucking pissed to you now!!! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHRRRGG!!!

  • James Rolfe

    October 4, 2013 at 2:46 am

    I love how Luigi is Robin.

  • Kyo12012

    November 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Dude,Nerd….. James? PLEEEEEASE bring back the Joker (Mike) somehow in a new video. He is AMAZING at playing that character perfectly. Hes the best Joker ive ever seen on screen (Better than all the actors that played him). I understand if you dont use it but his performance is DEFINITELY worth a “Making of” video.

  • NeverTooOld

    December 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Man! Mike has a pretty deep asshole to take all these shitty games! At least, it will cover them of what they make of! lol

  • jj weber

    December 22, 2013 at 6:58 pm


  • June 20, 2014 at 12:36 am

    This is The First Assembly of The Holy Kirk, and the mission of my new nerdy religion is to seek comfort, wisdom, and maybe something about ourselves and our future by spreading the enlightening words of the 79 stories charting the adventures of the star ship Enterprise. All who wish to join my online discussions say “Live Long And Prosper” as a comment. This may be what Trekkies might need to be complete, and be enlightened on the deeper meanings that each episode contains.
    — Caleb Culbert

  • Aaron1375

    June 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    There is a certain spot you stand on and the gargoyles die easily enough. The NES is by far the best…The worst of the return series is on SNES. Cannot believe you didn’t do that one.

  • KingMike

    July 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    The Nerd has done his job, keeping my friend from playing Return of the Joker. Even though I tell him it’s not THAT difficult, the Nerd is just playing it wrong (CHARGE SHOTS!). 🙁
    I’ve never beaten the Joker myself, but I’m probably just too impatient to wait for when he’s wide open.
    Honestly the spikey-death ceiling in the following part is far worse than the falling rocks. (the first jump over a pit is very difficult to make without touch the instant-death ceiling)

  • avgnfanfckballs

    July 11, 2014 at 1:29 am

    this episode is so fucking funny! mike steals the show much like heather ledger stole the show in the dark knight. james and mike have amazing chemistry that glues this episode together flawlessly.

  • Nozzy

    December 21, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Is that really Mike playing the Joker? That’s wild.. He seems so mellow.. Great character though

  • Frank

    October 19, 2015 at 8:03 pm


  • January 19, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    LMFAO. The end when he’s shoving the games up the Joker’s ass…that’s teh best.

  • gow75

    September 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    im dying laughing when mike goes up and down and james tells him to shut up , fuck u motherfucker LMAO

  • gow75

    September 22, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    its like he gets Offended when James tells him to shut UP LMAO!

  • March 12, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    why is luigi in this?

  • lotusclown

    April 12, 2017 at 9:47 am

    fuckin kills me everytime.. LMFAO!!

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