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Gomer the Ranting Thespian is a podcaster, Let's Player, and video producer, currently based out of what he calls "The taint of Florida". He runs RT Gomer Productions and is also a member of Nerd Vice.

His podcasts include Thespian Talk, a general current events show, The Port Charlie Podcast, a show that discusses General Hospital, and Constructive Deconstruction, a more focused version of Thespian Talk.

His non-LP videos include a series of video reviews of mostly "Theater Movies", where the subject in question has been adapted to or from the stage (examples include Grease, Mamma Mia, and Arsenic and Old Lace) called "Play It to the Back Row", or a classic video game review (which was more common in his early days). He's also started a vlog series in which he talks about Port Charles, the General Hospital spinoff that ran from 1997-2003.


In terms of Let's Plays, he has a special spot for retro games, though he doesn't shy away from more recent titles, such as Undertale and Saints Row IV. He's also taken to replaying some of the games he had played before, due to being a bit dissatisfied with the outcome of the previous run, which he calls the "REDUX" series.

You can check out his YouTube channel here and his site here.

     Play It to the Back Row 
  • Cinderella II: Dreams Come True
  • Footloose (1984)
  • Barefoot In the Park
  • Super Metroid
  • Man of La Mancha
  • The Addams Family (1991 film)
  • The Addams Family (NES)
  • Low G Man
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Madea's Family Reuinion (play)
  • Hairspray (2007)
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Hair
  • You Can't Take it With You
  • Ghost
  • Carrie
  • Grease
  • Footloose (2011)
  • Rumors (play)
  • Mamma Mia
  • Royal Kill
  • Game Companion

     Pre-Play It to the Back Row reviews 
  • Blaster Master
  • Mega Man 2
  • Bucky O'Hare (NES)
  • The Adventures of Lolo Trilogy
  • Predator
  • Goonies II
  • The Guardian Legend
  • Rygar (NES)
  • Air Fortress
  • King's Knight
  • Willow
  • Burai Fighter
  • Snake's Revenge
  • Archon (NES)
  • The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy
  • The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak
  • The Flintstones (SNES, based on the movie)
  • The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper
  • Wacky Races
  • Widget
  • Defenders of Oasis
  • Time Lord
  • Airwolf (NES)
  • S.C.A.T.
  • Cool World (NES)
  • Hairspray (1988)

     Games Gomer is currently working on: 
  • Saints Row IV
  • Mega Man: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Mega Man: Super Fighting Robot
  • The Guardian Legend
  • Earthbound
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

     Games Gomer has completed: 
  • AVGN Adventures
  • Bionic Commando (NES)
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed
  • Bionic Commando (2009)
  • Depression Quest
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • The Legend of Zelda (Both Quests)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Mega Man
  • Mega Man 2
  • Mega Man 3
  • Mega Man 4
  • Mega Man 5
  • Mega Man 6
  • Mega Man 7
  • Mega Man Unlimited
  • Metroid Zero Mission (100% Speed Run)
  • Pokémon Quartz
  • Portal 2
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Startropics
  • Zoda's Revenge: Startropics II
  • Super Mario World
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • You Have to Win the Game
  • Super Win the Game
  • Undertale
  • Shovel Knight
  • Monster Party
  • Bucky O'Hare

     Gomer has played and not completed: 
  • DuckTales Remastered
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Pokémon Fire Red (edited)
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
  • Sword of Mana

     Games completed for the "REDUX" series: 
  • Mega Man
  • Mega Man 2
  • Mega Man 3
  • Mega Man 4
  • Mega Man 5
  • Mega Man 6
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

This producer's work provides examples of:

  • Catchphrase: Lately, he's taken to: "Fuck you, [enemy], NOBODY LIKES YOU!" in certain games, especially if they're difficult or annoying. He's also fond of telling an enemy to "please die, thank you".
    • "Hitboxes?! What are THOSE?!"
  • Nice Hat: In most of his onscreen appearances and artwork, he sports a fedora.
  • Shared Universe: His cameos made him part of the Reviewaverse.
  • Squee!: Gomer's reaction to the kitten boss in Monster Party.
  • Take That!: Plenty, but most recently of Donald Trump during the Earthbound run.

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