Behind the Scenes – AVGN: ROB the Robot

Mike Matei / March 26th, 2014

Also see the commentary on the episode


  • March 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I love these extras!!! Can’t get enough! πŸ˜€

    • March 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      I swear, you could do a commentary over someone taking a shit and it would still be the most entertaining thing anyone has seen all day!

  • March 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Hi, I’ve been watching your productions for a long time, but these two episodes about ROB explains how much effort it costs to create such a wonderful, fresh and funny show. What to say – thank You for all these superior film and I look forward to the future episodes and of course the full movie – I keep my fingers crossed.

  • March 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm


  • Valis77

    March 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Im glad you got your wife involved in helping you in your project.

  • March 26, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Great behind the scenes. I’ve wounded what name James black cat was.

  • Allen Lucas

    March 26, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Sure Hollywood studios would make you use computers to make your movies, but it’s great you’re sticking to your guns and make the movies you want to make!

  • Jon Brux

    March 26, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Great behind-the-scenes. Keep up the great work James!

  • March 27, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Watching How Everything was Done is Very Inspiring and Very Insightful. Thanks Alot James You are A true Internet Icon

  • Phil

    March 27, 2014 at 5:04 am

    I declare Boo the cat to be our new lord and savior.

    • Phil

      March 27, 2014 at 5:09 am

      PS… I love when the cat gets worked into any video. NES accessories being a good one, but Jaguar being the greatest ever.

  • March 27, 2014 at 5:55 am

    I have been watching for years but have never posted any comments. However, I just had to post one after watching this video. I knew it wasn’t easy for James to make one if his videos, but this behind the scenes really opened my eyes. Thank you very much James, for all your effort and dedication to make these videos for us throughout these years. May your life be even more blessed!

  • taykel

    March 27, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I’ve always wondered how you made the controllers go up. It didn’t look as complicated as I thought. I knew this episode would take a lot of hard work to make it awesome.

  • Don Skiver

    March 27, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I fucking LOVE these behind the scenes videos you make! Deconstructing and dissecting the art of film making. I love it.

  • jack wason

    March 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    thank you so much james you go all out for us this is my favourite avgn episode well done keep it up πŸ™‚

  • Dsimon

    March 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    It’s always fun seeing these behind-the-scenes kind of stuff.

    It’s unrelated, but I like how we never actually see James’s wife other than her hands or just hearing her voice. She’s like Dr Claw.

    • March 27, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      james posted a pic somewhere on his blog. she is a former teacher. a nightmare of a job in today’s nanny state politically correct world where a kid who chews a pop tart into a gun shape is suspended

      • March 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        I want her to remain like the claw. James should make a movie about it.

  • March 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    WHERE is yeti??

  • Entrenaturaleza

    March 27, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    So good baby

  • Mike Mallais

    March 27, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Good stuff mate, love behind the scenes stuff.

  • soviut

    March 28, 2014 at 1:21 am

    To stabilize rob you should have used more strands of fishing line, spread them around the centre of mass, then attached them to a marionette crossbar. This would eliminate the spinning and prevent the wobble when you first lift him up. Not to mention given you way more control over those jumps and landings.

  • Smokingspoon

    March 28, 2014 at 8:42 am

    If we can have Miis in Smash bros 4, I’m totally making a James ones to have epic fights with Rob.. lol.

  • March 28, 2014 at 11:55 am

    On the part where you tried to get Rob to jump onto the futon arm — Why didnt you just record him jumping off of it then play that clip in reverse? I figured something like that would have come to your mind. I mean after all, you are familiar with this technique.

  • March 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Great stuff James! Thanks for posting this Mike, it’s very enlightening to see how things are done.

    Maybe after you guys get done with the AVGN Movie you guys should do a book or a DVD on how everything in the movie was done. Either that or open the Cinemassacre School of Film πŸ™‚

  • Midori

    March 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I have to re-watch the episode now…
    So much hard work

  • Messy Fart

    March 29, 2014 at 12:11 am

    James, for the love of god, don’t stop doing what you’re doing. You probably don’t even realize just how talented you are. It’s amazing. Keep ’em coming!!

  • April 1, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    The nerd should play games by Phoenix Games to the PS2. They are a much worse than LJN.

  • Dave Drove

    April 1, 2014 at 8:25 pm


  • mzperx

    April 4, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Pull the string, pull the string!

  • nammm3

    May 5, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Awww, no cat attack at the end πŸ™ Great stuff James! Thank you for all of your hard work into making this epic episode! Really amusing to see you spit out ”blood” and I can’t imagine how frustrating it must’ve been to shoot every individual Rob game in the beginning with different lighting WHILE hoping the NES cartridge will stand on its own.

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