Top 10 Moments the Nerd Lost His Mind

Mike Matei / November 3rd, 2013


  • Nathrobskel

    November 3, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Keep making these top 10 AVGN clip collections, I like them!

  • November 3, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Last two were the best xD

    • DarthUno

      November 3, 2013 at 4:35 am

      No shit, that’s why they’re last.

      • November 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm

        top 10 AVGN mistakes would be a good change. mistakes like where the nerd forgot to put pens in his pocket or a scene that has the boom showing, etc. those would be really interesting to see

    • Kdogprime

      November 4, 2013 at 5:39 am

      I have to disagree. The best moment he lost his mind was at the end of the Dick Tracy review.

  • Smokingspoon

    November 3, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Aww, you didn’t put that one when you go apeshit with a drill and an hammer. rofl

  • November 3, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Another awesome top 10, thanks!

  • Brennan Martinez

    November 3, 2013 at 7:25 am

    What about the Dick Tracy episode? That was the most I’ve ever seen him angry!!!

    • Uncle Sporkums

      November 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm


    • xeoneex

      November 4, 2013 at 2:54 am

      Absolutely agree. That and the batman episode. Crazy stuff!

    • Patrick Shelton

      February 15, 2014 at 12:09 am

      Yeah seriously the rage in Dick Tracy was by far my favorite!

  • Brendan Baxter

    November 3, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Great video!

    • TheUnquestionableChain

      November 4, 2013 at 12:56 am

      What, no Dick Tracy?

  • taykel

    November 3, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Classic Nerd moments. I love your football rant. Football! Football! Football! I can’t stand that sport either.

  • ClosingFrantica

    November 3, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Am I the only one having problems watching new videos? They always stutter like hell

  • November 3, 2013 at 8:35 am

    These top 10s are grate

  • Ricky Westerfeld

    November 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I totally love how perfect your display of american football “fascination” is! Just so f***** funny man. love this stuff

  • November 3, 2013 at 10:24 am

    my personal favorite is when he freaked out about the time limit in godzilla lol

  • November 3, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I miss “Why are there no fucking continues? AAAAAAAAAHHH!!!” *Screaming in pillow*

  • FrZnScout

    November 3, 2013 at 10:54 am

    YAY cool video!!!!!!!!!!

  • November 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Dark Castle was first developed for the original Macintosh. You are intended to use your mouse to rotate the prince’s arm, and changing to the digital controls on the Genesis & CDi, like most changes from analog (trackball, mouse, dial) to digital (control pad), made the game almost unplayable. Would have worked as intended on the SNES with the SNES mouse, I suppose, but in any case, it was a brutally hard game even on the Mac.

  • Gilberto Cortes

    November 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Come on James!!!!! How the hell did you playing Predator NES and Godzilla games not make this list. You were way more ape shit in those.

  • Kieran St James

    November 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Yay! More video! XD

  • Lukas Sprehn

    November 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Great Top 10! Though I can’t really see what the Ghostbusters one is doing in there! All he did was say “Goatbusters!”…?

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    November 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

    My personal top THREE Nerd-gone-apeshit moments would be the Atari Sports football rant, smashing the TMNT 3 movie tape with a hammer (his facial expression, the awkward angles… there’s something so wonderful about it), and finally the part of the Dick Tracy video, towards the end, where James starts to not just scream, but actually SHRIEK (the repeated “fucks” subsequent the pillow-muffled shrieks, in contrast, come off as hokey acting). That always felt like the most genuine part of any AVGN episode to me, like 20 years of anger being vented right then and there. If the game didn’t cause it, he must have had something else on his mind at the time that frustrated him to no end, and which he had kept inside for some time. I just cannot believe that was a moment of acting. If it was, kudos.

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    November 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Also, these top 10s really should be narrated to give them something unique. Like a little behind-the-scenes introduction talk before showing the clips. Would make them a whole lot more interesting.

  • Lukas Sprehn

    November 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

    What about Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Why wasn’t that in there instead of the Ghostbusters episode?

    • Kieran St James

      November 3, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Well, guessing this was just off the top of James or Mikes head. (whoever put this together, I didn’t see credits)
      I doubt they wanted to watch every AVGN video to pick out the best.
      Maybe the fans should nominate their top AVGN moments, let everyone vote then throw the video together.
      It would be a fair amount of work… but wouldn’t it be coooool? X)

    • Lukas Sprehn

      November 6, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      I’m sorry, I meant Dick Tracy and not Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The one where the Nerd freaks out because you only have one life and no continues. The one where he uses the power drill and the hammer on the game.

  • Kieran St James

    November 3, 2013 at 11:55 am


  • frostare

    November 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    If the shark movies intro had been a nerd moment it would definitely have made it into this list

  • November 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I miss the TMNT ending moment, where he goes “Cowabonga piece of dog shit, this game is like…”

  • Tim Cantrell

    November 3, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    It was also cool to see Nerd whoop the shit out of Bugs Bunny, Jason, Joker etc.

  • Jacob Martin

    November 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    That “WOO” sound gets me every time.

  • November 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    woah man!!! you missed the Dick Tracy Episode!!!
    this clip collection should’ve been at least a TOP 30 moments, hahaha
    anyway, awesome video!

  • Joorum

    November 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    The Ninja Turtles rant is a milestone in online entertainmet.

  • stoney_1

    November 3, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    that was so funny!! tell more things you’re batman!!

  • JD Fox

    November 3, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    The “Top 10 Nerd Meltdowns” would have sounded like a catchier title I think.

  • Mickael

    November 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I love his An American Movie references. Such a great film.

  • Hypoxic

    November 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Gotta say, I disagree with #1. My favourite Nerd meltdown is from the sports games episode. Instant classic.

  • tsukino_kage

    November 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I realize this is your favorites list, but I am a little disappointed you didn’t include the time you beat up bugs and woody and ended up in hell, the time you did everything teh cartridge said NOT to do to a cartridge, and my personal favorite: Godzilla.

  • Hunter Brown

    November 3, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    There were a lot of tame ones on there.

  • Valis77

    November 4, 2013 at 12:24 am

    what no dick tracy rage i think that was the best one.

  • November 4, 2013 at 2:09 am

    That was frikin’ funny ๐Ÿ˜€ Atari football is my favorite one :3

  • xeoneex

    November 4, 2013 at 2:50 am

    My favorite moment is the end of Dick Tracy. I mean I’ve seen him go apeshit, but the way he does it at the end of dick tracy is just WOW>

  • Chaos_Emeralds

    November 4, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Wow, I am kinda..disappointed? I have watched all the nerd’s videos at least 5 times and what happened to Dick Tracy? That was funny when he flipped out, the accessories video was good too and batman forever, It sucks now, it sucks forever! lol, that made me laugh..i just felt like there were way better clips than these.

  • November 4, 2013 at 4:09 am

    no TMNT or Dick Tracy???

  • beavischrist

    November 4, 2013 at 4:27 am

    time for a new episode dude. start digging into the snes library.

  • November 4, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Best compilation ever.

  • galileoacosta

    November 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

    that an O&A WOW sticker on the TV?

  • November 4, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Oh my god, number 2 is my all-time favorite (the TOUCHDOWN! AAAAAH!-part), so glad it got a place in this compilation ๐Ÿ˜€

  • November 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I liked them a lot, however I was hoping to see the scene where he starts saying “Time to drop some F Bombs” I almost cried of laughter after watching that.

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    November 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    The Back to the Future super famicom moment in nes games revisited has to top the dick tracy moment, which I feel both should have been on this list.

  • November 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I found a list of all LJN GAMES. It’s ALOT of them!
    Does it exist one game from LJN that is good?

    Video games
    Alien 3 (Game Boy, NES and SNES versions)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    Back to the Future
    Back to the Future Part II & III
    Beetlejuice (Game Boy and NES versions)
    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure (Game Boy and NES versions)
    Friday the 13th
    Gotcha! The Sport!
    The Incredible Crash Dummies (NES and SNES versions)
    The Karate Kid
    Major League Baseball (NES version)
    NBA All-Star Challenge (Game Boy and SNES versions)
    NFL Quarterback Club (Super NES and Game Boy versions)
    Pictionary (NES version)
    Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball (Game Boy, NES and SNES versions)
    Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge (Game Boy and SNES versions)
    Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES version)
    Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage (Sega Genesis and SNES versions)
    Spider-Man and Venom: Separation Anxiety (Super NES version)
    Spirit of Speed 1937 (Sega Dreamcast and PC versions)
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Game Boy, NES and SNES versions)
    The Amazing Spider-Man
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2
    The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers
    The Punisher (NES version)
    True Lies (Game Boy and SNES versions)
    Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage
    Town & Country II: Thrilla’s Surfari
    The Uncanny X-Men
    Warlock (Super NES version)
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (Super NES Version)
    World War III (unreleased)
    WWF King of the Ring (Game Boy and NES versions)
    WWF RAW (Game Boy and SNES versions)
    WWF Royal Rumble (Super NES version)
    WWF Superstars (Game Boy version)
    WWF Superstars 2 (Game Boy version)
    WWF Super WrestleMania (Super NES version)
    WWF WrestleMania Challenge (NES version)
    WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge (Game Boy version)

  • Aaron1375

    November 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I always enjoyed that Moonwalker breakdown as your reaction to the zombies seemed so genuine.

  • rsaotome

    November 5, 2013 at 12:53 am

    It’s been said, I’m not sure how Dick Tracy didn’t make the list (funniest freak out I’ve ever seen), but there you go, still some pretty hilarious moments. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 5, 2013 at 5:37 am

    I was waiting for the Atari Sports moment so bad. I’m glad it made it to number 2.

  • skwij

    November 5, 2013 at 7:15 am

    These montage videos are a lot of fun. Thanks!

  • November 5, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Awsome, although some of them didnt deserve to be in the top.

  • Ceaser Gomez

    November 5, 2013 at 1:55 pm


  • Clutchkman

    November 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I happen to love football and the Nerd. Keep’m comin’!!

  • Oropher

    November 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    By the way, how are your Cats doing, James?

  • kevin mahey

    November 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    something is wrong with my computer and i cant hear a thing what do u recomend

  • Brandon A

    November 9, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Dick Tracy and Batman Part 1 had the most anger. His screaming felt so genuine. Recent episodes seems like a call back to the first Jekyll/Hyde, The Nerd was depressed about shitty games, rather than furious.

  • November 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    How about the moment that you crashes the game NWC? I think that’s the real time when you lost your mind

  • superdan645

    February 5, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    yaknow, you gotta hand it to james, he has to do the nerd videos, he has the movie to worry about, and if the site goes down, he’s gotta fix it. he has a hard job, but he keeps his cool (usually) and he manages to do all of it. hi five james ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • May 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I think that Dick Tracy should be nยบ1 and Moonwalker nยบ2

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