Commentary – AVGN: ROB the Robot

Mike Matei / March 12th, 2014


  • db1998

    March 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    One of my favorite Avgn episodes!

  • Kjetil hรฅvรฅs

    March 12, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    It is my favorit AVGN episode ever.

  • March 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Love the commentary, thank you James. Now i understand you better.

  • Allen Lucas

    March 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Great commentary!

    I would like to know what you think of ROB in other internet shows like Pat the NES Punk and 80’s Dan! I personally prefer the ROB in 80’s Dan with his snarky personality and funny dialogue!

    • supermark64

      March 17, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Or Awesome Video Games

  • Don Skiver

    March 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I love listening to your commentary on these episodes, James. It gives us, the fans, so much more insight into how you think and operate as a filmmaker. Thank you for sharing these with us, and thank you for continuing to subject yourself to the rigors and abuse of being “the nerd” just to entertain your fans. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • taykel

    March 12, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    That is one of my favorite AVGN episodes. I hope to see more of them soon.

  • Hardin Loreto

    March 12, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    what a great video!

  • erik37

    March 12, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Damn man cant believe u put that much work into it all yourself diffidently thought Mike or someone was helping you with that episode great job man ๐Ÿ™‚

  • culwin

    March 12, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Not my favorite episode but probably top 10

  • March 12, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I loved this episode! I hope to see more commentary tracks on the old episodes… I especially want to see how you made the Nintendo World Championship one.

  • Omochao

    March 12, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I loved the fact that it was able to pull in emotions… the first time I watched it, when the nerd kind of “died” I was worried… no more worries of course ๐Ÿ˜€

  • March 13, 2014 at 5:35 am

    definitely a good episode but my favorite episodes will always be the spider-man one, bugs bunny’s birthday Blowout, the 2 part Atari Jaguar one and the godzilla one.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    March 13, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Great commentary, James. It was interesting hearing how you did everything. I’m glad to hear that even though you feel the Nerd takes up a lot of your life, you can’t live without it because you love it. And I’m glad that you kept the series going. I don’t know if this is my favorite episode, but it’s definitely up there. Ah yes, good ole Simon’s Quest, first ep. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Boo Daclown

    March 13, 2014 at 6:58 am

    I am honestly a fan for life

  • edhc44

    March 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Even though this is not my favorite episode EVER, 11:25 to 11:40 is certainly my favorite AVGN moment of all times =D

  • frostare

    March 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Your take on R.O.B. is my favorite; it’s like it misunderstood his purpose as a way to make the NES popular and actually thought his games were actually the ones who would save the videogame industry from the crash. But within such a cognitive mind and a seemingly overpowered hardware, chaos ensues haha.

  • March 13, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I showed the R.O.B. episode to my students in China. They loved it. So I showed them the Ninja Gaiden episode. They loved it. They said, we want to see more ๅ–ท็ฅžJames! That is they call “The Nerd” in China, James. Penshen James.

  • March 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    James, you know what. Today when i was playing Mario Kart DS, i got ROB the Robot (Name in game is R.O.B) in that game and i can now play game with that but Rob and his car sucks. And i don’t know is this rob episode my favorite because there is so many good avgn episodes but this is good episode.

  • moleman124

    March 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Watching this video inspired me to do a very quick and dirty remix of the Gyromite theme song ^_^ (Still a work in progress)

    So thank you James and hope you enjoy ^_^

  • Jacob Dyer

    March 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Gotta admit I really liked this episode and loved theses 2 best moments the funny moment when you switch places with Rob and the Gyromicontroler.

  • Fred . Fuchs

    March 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Very interesting.
    But another video I was going to miss because it wasn’t on top of the homepage, I only saw the link in the “latest videos” column while watching another video.

  • Curt90

    March 15, 2014 at 8:42 am

    This Gyromite Controller reminds me inventions in old Czechoslovakian tv animation series called Pat&Mat. If any of you have some time – check it out ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Pablo1989

    March 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Ive rymenber my ROB but this junkie ๐Ÿ˜› had tendency in gyromite to close gates while you pass them

  • greedo

    March 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    That voice was YOUR voice? Wow, all this time I thought it was Kyle’s! All of my fantasies and dreams have been shattered! *sniff*

  • Strazdas

    March 18, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Dont worry about SD James, DVDs dont do HD anyway, and the compression on MPEG-2 is atrociuos so you would hardly see it on DVDs anyway.

  • doodoobutter

    March 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

    i just joined to say your new video player sucks. it’s slow, buffers too often, prematurely ends itself and has to be reloaded frequently. please change back to your old player.

  • March 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    James, this was priceless. Please do some more of these commentaries when you have the time and don’t worry about the “script” in them, be spontaneous and do as much pauses as you want, it’s even better this way.

  • March 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    James and Mike thank you for helping me find out my true dream i was always a nintendo fanboy but now its not to long untill i own a Sega Genisis so thank you.

  • moleman124

    March 18, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Updated link to the Dance music remix of Gyromite – Stage Theme I was inspired to make due to this video.
    Enjoy ^_^

  • March 20, 2014 at 2:54 am

    no comment

  • diegowar

    March 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Great commentary video, thanks a lot. These are very interesting, your take on the videos are always as good as the videos themselves (in a different way). Really inspiring.

  • March 25, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Some of the hardiest laughs I’ve ever had are because of your videos. I’m very happy that you continue to make them even though it’s such a sacrifice. Thanks for being so awesome for all these years!

  • meanspirit

    March 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    As much as I like the Nerd, if you ever did get tired of it, I would hope that you continued the James and Mike series. I assume that’s easier to produce but it’s equally great to watch.

  • roboraygun

    March 30, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Love love love it! Thanks for all you do man! Great to hear your thoughts on the eps like this!

  • nammm3

    May 5, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Nice commentary to your favorite AVGN episode James ๐Ÿ˜€ I agree that it was very epic, great work and nice commentary. Lol, I never realized how much photoshop you used for this episode. Keep up the creativity man, especially with your movie!

  • May 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Not saying that it is not already wonderful as is, but I would love to see a re-done ending, more like your original vision you mentioned having for it ^_^

  • Spencer Six

    October 13, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    The Best AVGN Episode

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