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Fridge: The Angry Video Game Nerd

Fridge Brilliance

  • The full theme song includes the lyric "The game sucks so bad he makes up his own words". This is set to a clip of the Nerd saying things like "fuck rats" and "fuck farts"...but if you look at it as referring to the time he had to make up a new swear for his Godzilla review, it makes a lot more sense.
  • On more than one occasion, the Nerd has used the phrase "It's like puking on a pile of shit!" to describe when his situation has gone From Bad to Worse. And in the Toxic Crusaders episode, he vomits at the sight of Lloyd Kaufman taking a dump on the cartridge. In other words, puking on a pile of shit.
  • Whenever the Nerd abuses a Gameboy game, he does it while it's still inside the Gameboy. Why does he only do this to the Gameboy when he removes the game from his other consoles first? Because the Gameboy is indestructible!
  • In the Bayou Billy crossover episode with Pat the NES Punk, Pat comments on how after the Nerd dies for the umpteenth time that he might be doing this on purpose and that the game wasn't that hardnote . Two years prior, in his making-of video, James states that he actually did purposely die in video games for some of his earliest videos. A very well-played Mythology Gag, of sorts.

Fridge Horror

  • In his Schwarzenegger Games review, there's no intro. At the end of the review, we find out why. The guitar dude is dead.
    • Don't worry, he comes back to life in the Ikari Warriors episode.
  • Invoked with Super Mario Bros. 3. James speculates that the reason the game is so difficult is because it was a product forged by the Devil and gives sound, if not out of reach, theories on why. One of those theories is that the seven sons of Bowser represent the Seven Deadly Sins.
    • This very site seriously considers Bowser's children to be designed after the Sins, as detailed on the Super Mario Bros. character page, so the theory certainly resonates.
  • He called the "Wally Bear" hotline in 2006 and it still worked. He's immediately creeped out because it's still being maintained.
    • According to YouTube commentators, the line was finally shut down around 2009.
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd universe takes place in the Channel Awesome universe. Atop the Fourth Wall had it so a video game glitch, aka Missingno was an Eldritch Abomination, meaning that programming glitches can warp reality. The Glitch Gremlin can create glitches. This means The Glitch Gremlin can create beings like THE ENTITY.
    • Probably not. The Glitch Gremlin seems to represent the glitches due to faulty cartridges/discs, read errors and other random occurrences. The Entity/Missingno was a glitch triggered under specific circumstances that could be done on command and was a factor of the game's code, which the Glitch Gremlin has nothing to do with. Remember, in the video, the Nerd cleaned out the glitching game, getting rid of the gremlin, before moving onto glitches that could be triggered on command. The gremlin didn't show up again until he moved on to the Rocky game, where the shown glitches were again random.

Fridge Logic

  • One part of the Nerd's Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing review has him pressing and holding the Control key to infinitely decelerate his truck. After the resulting decelerating sound grows increasingly louder, he covers his ears with both of his hands...and yet, he lifts his hand off the Control button a moment later as if he were holding it the entire time.
  • Sure, the Nerd was pretty jarred in the Desert Bus episode, but was attempting to end the show and retire really a smart move on his part? Even when he knew that this was his 10th anniversary episode?

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