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 he found out otherwise subsequently. 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.
Considering he only plays old games and in the movie, uses a record player on the road trip, The Nerd is a basically a hipster.
The Nerd tends to complain about Loads and Loads of Loading a lot. While it's annoying and he wants to get on to the game, he does state in the Mc Kids review he has ADD.
The Totally Radical joke ad for Big Rigs may have been out of place, but it perfectly sums up the Nerd's position on just how out of touch the people behind the game must have been.
Why is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2004) the only review where he doesn't use professional video recording equipment to record footage of the game and instead points the camera at the TV screen (at a Dutch Angle no less)? Because the game is so bad, he doesn't think it deserves any special treatment or extra effort to show it.
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.
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.
When the Nerd clones himself in A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES) video, three of the four nerds are killed off by Freddy. But there's no indication of who is or isn't a clone, so it's possible the original Nerd is dead and we've been watching one of his clones since 2007.
That was a dream sequence, though.
Despite being a dream sequence, if one pays close enough attention, they'll notice that the original Nerd is the one who "takes a shit" on the game cartridge (he's the one who mentions that he cloned himself), and he's the first to get murdered by Freddy.
One part of the Nerd's Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing review has him pressing and holding the Control key to infinitelydecelerate 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.
That, my friend, is just how far the reality bending powers of Big Rigs' infinite speed can affect reality.
Sure, the Nerd was prettyjarred 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?