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Angry German Kid, also known as Crazy German Kid, Crazy German Guy, PC Lunatic, Keyboard Crusher, and a plethora of other names depending on the reupload, is amongst one of the most well-known videos on the internet.

The video depicts a German teenager (dubbed "Leopold Slikk") throwing a massive tantrum whilst playing Unreal Tournament 2004 on his computer. He starts out by shoving aside the clutter on the desk, and then pounds the keyboard & mouse and yells at the computer to start, because he wants "TO PLAY THIS FUCKING GAME!!!!!". When it does start, he cackles insanely, before screaming as he embarks on a shooting rampage, and then picks up the keyboard and bashes it against the desk when he wins. Suffice to say, several keys disconnect and he fumbles around trying to stick them back in. During this, he gets killed, prompting him to howl with rage, pick the keyboard up and bash it against the desk again, before finally throwing it down, getting out of his chair and leaving.


Has to be seen to be believed. Everyone should watch it at least once. Chances are, if you're on this wiki, that you've already seen it, but if not, here's one version.

The video was confirmed to be a parody (as shown here by Cracked). "Leopold" (real name Norman Kochanowski) was simply an actor, parodying that video games cause outrages similar to the ones in the video.

There are countless versions of it; some with English subtitles, some without; some with Gag Subs; plus many, many parodies.

Now has an RPG based off of Angry German Kid himself. It can be downloaded and has a hefty size of 380MB.


This video provides examples of:

  • Angrish: Portions of it are untranslatable due to this.
  • Berserk Button: Mostly Unreal Tournament failing to load and crashing. Leopold also smashes his keyboard one more time at the end when it's implied he got killed again.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Leopold loves doing this when he's pissed off. Which is basically all the time.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Smash that keyboard because he WANTS TO PLAY UNREAL TOURNAMENT!!! He's not even losing yet!
  • Evil Laugh: When he finally starts the game, with a sprinkle of Laughing Mad.
    • Another one comes when he proclaims that he doesn't need help and support (likely due to accidentally hitting the F1 key, which is located right next to the Escape key that he just put back in).
  • Godwin's Law: Internet comments on this video are usually littered with Hitler references.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Why'd you think he's called the Angry German Kid?
  • Hot-Blooded: Leopold gets really dramatic over the game and is prone to screaming often.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Once he loses the Escape key.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: The video is actually much funnier without knowing German, as it leaves the viewer up to their imagination what's making Leopold so angry.
  • Kiddie Kid: Leopold is 14 in the original video, but he acts like an undisciplined child with his violent tantrums.
  • Large Ham: Leopold is prone to bouts of hamminess, but especially when the game takes too long to load or when he loses.
  • Loading Screen: The kid can't wait for the game to load up.
  • MacGyvering: Has an H key serve as the Enter key. You know, a regular keyboard key as a giant key that takes up two rows. (At least per dialogue; in video, he likely put it where the Escape key used to be.)
  • No Indoor Voice: Leopold is always screaming loudly no matter what.
  • Oh, Crap!: He panics once he loses the escape key, and proceeds to engage in Inelegant Blubbering until he finds it on the floor and reattaches it to the keyboard.
  • Poe's Law: Whenever a TV station in Germany does a feature about how video games (supposedly) make you violent, expect to be shown footage from this video without being told it is a parody, even if the feature was made after the Stealth Parody origins have been discovered.
  • Political Overcorrectness: What the video was supposed to be responding to, specifically the German government's infamous tendency to heavily control which video games are acceptable to sell.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Translated: "Start! The! Game you son-of-a-bitch, I WANNA PLAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!
  • Rage Quit: At the end of the original video when he apparently gets killed.
  • Stealth Parody - The entire channel, Echter Gangster, is full of these. While the main video only parodies a view of video game-obsessed children, the channel mostly parodies wannabe gangsters, as per its name.
  • This Loser Is You: Pretty much anyone that frequently works with technology has had their own Angry German Kid moment at one point or another.

In addition, the parodies provide examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: AGK's parents (his dad Harold most of the time) are usually portrayed as this in the parodies and gag subs.
  • Achilles' Heel:
  • Alliterative Family: Leopold, Leonard, Leonidas and Leorich the Slikk brothers. Out of them all, Leopold is the meme, Leonard appears the most frequently after Leopold and Harold, Leonidas gets occasional parodies from several parodists and Leorich is the "newest" and least used of the brothers.
  • Alpha Bastard: In some parodies, Harold is often seen as this, due to him abusing Leopold a lot and grounding him nonstop.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: In AGK82's series, Leonidas clearly sufferers from some form of disability as he behaves rather erratically and his English skills are that of a child despite him being 20 years old.
  • Angry Guard Dog: Or rather Angry Guard Doxen. Zoey the Doxen is this since she's responsible for putting Jade in depression and to kill Leopold and his friends.
  • Anti-Hero: Jumps between Unscrupulous Hero, Nominal Hero and Villain Protagonist in most of the parodies. Cansin13 and Atarster portrays him as a straight protagonist.
  • Anti-Humor: Atarster's "AGK Makes a Pizza", a five-minute video where Leopold makes a pizza without any of the hijinks that normally define an AGK parody. No fights with his dad, no burning down the house, not even a mention of "sausage eggs" beyond a subtle Visual Pun. This is in juxtaposition to the surprisingly elaborate animation that makes up the sequence, as though Atarster focused so much on the animation that he forgot to put jokes in. Considering this is episode 140 of his series, he would know what he's doing.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Leonard, Leopold's little brother in some parodies.
  • Asshole Victim:
    • Evil Jovi in Jeeves’s parody videos. Being Leopold’s very own Arch-Enemy who have engineered several traumatic events for Leopold (such as being raped by Michael Jackson) and tries to kill him along with Mr. Game and Watch. Once she is defeated with help by Captain Falcon, she appears in her room in her normal form, having all the evil punched out of her. Her punishment? Being grounded for a week by her mom for dying her hair brown without permission.
  • Author Appeal: Angry German Kid 82 often puts various references to EarthBound, Final Fantasy and Pokèmon in his AGK videos.
  • Ax-Crazy: Leopold is often raging, screaming, and has even killed a few people and blown up a few schools.
  • Badass Adorable: In PrinceStickFigure's series, Gum the Yoshi is a Pink Yoshi who's cute but is also badass.
    • Steve is also Badass Adorable since he's seen to be fighting one of Leopold's enemies.
  • Badass Boast: Leopold uses a keyboard during the RPG battles in some parodies.
  • Badass Normal: Harold is seen as this due to him beating Leopold and he also beats him during RPG Battles against him.
  • Berserk Button: Getting killed. But everything, really.
    • In Atarster's AGK series, don't you ever say anything positive about Sailor Moon around Leopold either.
    • Going to restaurants that don't serve Leopold's Trademark Favorite Food sausage eggs tends to get Leopold pissed off.
    • Screamers are also a big trigger causing him to panic then immediately rage.
  • Big Bad:
    • In Jeeves 476’s parodies, Jovi is Leopold’s personal Arch-Enemy and becomes the main antagonist in AGK vs. Jovi. She is revealed to be the Greater-Scope Villain of the series as she engineered several traumatic events that Leopold suffered.
  • Big Eater: The customers who come to the restaurants in the "Harold for Hire" videos. Their food orders tend to vary from restaurant to restaurant. They are never successful however because Harold refuses to give into their request.
  • Butt-Monkey: In most parodies, Leopold is subjected to a variety of abuse and humiliation (mainly from his dad), though he usually brings it on himself through his own stupidity and selfishness.
  • Book Dumb: The parodies often show Leopold giving ludicrously bad answers in the texts at school, but he's still capable of finding a way to defeat the occasional antagonist.
  • Catchphrase: Customer in the Harold for Hire videos: I was getting tired of [insert previously visited restaurant name here] and I decided to come back here and I give a shit in you? You and this restaurant can burn in hell/get fucked.
  • Cats Are Mean: In PrinceStickFigure's series, Seena and Tessa are shown to be this since they're shown to be teaming up with Zoey to kill Leopold and his friends.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: In PrinceStickFigure's series, Steve applies to this since he does have some sarcastic moments, but he's still polite and friendly.
  • The Chew Toy: Suffers a lot of abuse in most parody episodes, usually bringing it on himself.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Anytime Leopold kills someone he doesn't likes, commits terroristic acts like blowing up his school, or gets beaten by his abusive father, it's always Played for Laughs.
  • Death as Comedy: When Leopold kills someone he doesn't like (such as his teachers or a widely disliked personality at the time like Fred or Justin Bieber).
  • Dark Is Evil: Evil Jovi’s appearance is just Jovi but with inverted colours.
  • Depending on the Writer: The main cast's personalities (and sometimes names) vary from parodist to parodist.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Leopold usually bombs school after school with all the innocent people inside after being either expelled or mistreated by the teachers. He also likes to kill other people for doing something as petty as uploading videos that he finds annoying, such as Fred and Cara Crocker.
    • Also, in Jeeves 476 videos, he blows up Jovi’s house for beating him unconscious as a petty act of revenge.
  • The Ditz: Leonidas, one of Leopold's brothers in some parodies.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Don't expect to see any wholesome characters other than Jake in the parodies.
  • Drama Queen: Leopold blows things out of proportion a lot.
  • Evil Laugh: Evil Jovi has one.
  • Extreme Close-Up: Used whenever Leopold is about to take a beating from Harold.
  • Foregone Conclusion: All series that features RPG fights always end up in Leopold winning.
  • Fun with Subtitles: How the parodies are made.
  • Gag Sub: One of the most popular sources of parody subs out there.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Evil Jovi from Jeeves’ Angry German Kid vs. Jovi. Dark voice, dark-coloured has an Evil Laugh and is Leopold’s Arch-Enemy.
  • Godwin's Law: Naturally crossed over with Hitler Rants.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: The beatings Leopold receives from his father (or whoever Leopold pissed off) are mostly Played for Laughs.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Leopold uses Atari controllers, pencils, Coke bottles and his trademark keyboard.
  • Large Ham: Leopold, whenever he's mad.
  • Jerkass: Leopold. Oh dear god, Leopold. He'll throw a fit when he gets killed in a game, thus causing him to smash a keyboard, when he has to go to school or when he gets grounded.
    • Also, Harold. He beats up his son every time he gets in trouble and he even grounds his son too.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As abusive as Harold is, he does actually have a point about Leopold's education and he has a right to get mad at his son and worry about his son's education.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Likewise, in some parodies, Leopold does get along with his family and is willing to play with them.
    • Harold might be abusive, but he does love and care for Leopold very much.
  • Lazy Bum: Leopold hates going to school or doing chores, only doing so under threats of violence.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Harold rages just as much as Leopold. He's also dubbed with a low pitch version of Leopold's voice.
  • Nice Guy: In PrinceStickFigure's Angry German Kid parody, Steve the Cat is one of the nicest characters in this series. He cares for his family and his girlfriend Jade.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Leopold (Mean), Leonard (Nice) and Leonidas (In-between).
  • Only Friend: Leopold is portrayed as not having much friends aside from Jake, whom he sometimes hangs out with.
  • Only Sane Man: Jake, who is pretty much the only character in most parody series who doesn't abuse or mock Leopold.
  • Original Character: Atarster has Noah while AGK and Rockman 2001 (whose has pages for his episodes even though his series isn't even made yet) has Fabrice.
  • Palette Swap: Gene Bernardino Lawl has 40T10 which is the recolor of Mario.
  • Papa Wolf: Harold on the rare instances that he sticks up for Leopold, like in episode 57 of the AGK82 series where he chases Hitler out of the house after he tried to kill Leopold.
  • Police Are Useless: They do show up from time to time, but they're generally non-existent. In the AGK82 series, Leopold gets away with bombing two schools and a house, killing two of his teachers, a bunch of Twilight fangirls, Fred, Cara Crocker, a McDonalds employee, and severely wounding Steven. Not to mention all the beatdowns and attempted murders that put Leopold in a hospital for weeks. Subverted in one episode where Leopold calls the cops on his dad, where they arrest him for child abuse.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: Leopold, Leonard, Harold and Hoppus The Lagomercenary (who been appeared on Gene Bernardino Lawl's AGK series)
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Harold can give this vibe.
  • Punny Name: In AGK82's series, three characters' names are based off some rather obscene puns: Principal Diknoz, Ms. Sukscox and Mr. Lixadiknote .
  • Race Lift: Harold's real-life persona, Vinny Licciardi, is actually Italian, but since Leopold needs a father figure to make some plotlines work, Harold is made into a German.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Harold is often portrayed as a big fan of Justin Bieber and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, much to Leopold's annoyance.
  • The Rival: A fellow German with a disposition to ranting viciously about absolutely everything. Rivals mostly in video games. Meanwhile, his archenemy with an inclination towards antics is usually Leopold's friend and supporter.
  • Screamer Prank: Because of Rule of Funny, Leopold will always fall for these, and will get scared every single time.
  • Shock and Awe: Cansin13 and Atarster's series features an Atari 7800 Controller, that fires lightning bolts at the enemy, dealing 125 damage. It saps away Leopold's health though.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Cluster F Bombs are rampant in these gag subs.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Leopold is often portrayed as this with his Hair-Trigger Temper and self-centered tendencies and being a big fan of Disproportionate Retribution.
  • Strictly Formula: An AGK parody usually goes like this: Leopold wants to play a game (almost always Unreal Tournament), but is sent to school (reluctantly or worse), refuses to do work and arrives home with a punishment and a beating waiting for him.
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: Tons.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Leopold has committed several felonies, beaten up other students, smashes numerous keyboards, and is generally very disrespectful to everyone.
  • Tempting Fate: Leopold when he dismisses Harold's threats.
    Harold: Do as I say or I will send you to school knocked out!
    Leopold: (laughing) Yeah, fucking right!
    (cue extreme close-up and off-screen beating)
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Leopold, Jake and Ron in some parodies.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In one of TheKewlOne96's videos, the normally abusive Harold calls Leopold a genius and rewards him ‎€100 for traveling all the way to America and killing Justin Bieber mid-concert by planting a device that launches a bottle-shaped bomb at him in the crowd.
    • In one of AngryGermanKid82's videos, Leopold once successfully got his father arrested when he threatened to beat him up again after embarrassing him on the internet so that Leopold can go back to watching The Angry Video Game Nerd. In another video, he gets away with blowing up every Twilight Fangirl in town, and even gets to stay up late when he fooled his mother into believing that he stayed home the entire time. Subverted in one video, where he successfully defeats his father in an RPG fight, resulting in him making Leopold sausage eggs as an apology. When Leopold complains, his father winds up beating him up anyway.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sausage eggs, as a result of a mondegreen of the video backwards....
  • Translation Convention: Zig-zagged, Leopold and his relatives ('sans his mother and Harold in early episodes) all speak German, everyone else speaks English.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Leopold goes through this Once per Episode.
  • Villain Ball: Harold is shown to have this since he is shown to have a handful of antagonistic moments towards Leopold.
    • Jovi when she turns evil in Jeeves’ parodies.
  • Villain Protagonist: Hoppus from the web series Mighty Magiswords (appeared on Gene Bernardino Lawl's series)
  • Villain with a Heart of Gold: Harold might act evil around Leopold, but he still loves Leopold very much since he's shown to have a soft spot for him.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Well, technically, Vitriolic Best Siblings. In some videos, Leopold would often fight with his siblings Leonard and Leonidas respectively while in other videos, he'll get along with them.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: In the AGK82 series, Leopold passes out for five days in prison because he got bored. Later on, he spends two weeks on the hospital because he got annoyed by a Mario game.
  • YouTube Poop: A frequent source.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Leopold in the various parodies has the tendency to encounter things such as Slenderman, Jeff the Killer, a demonic You Tube channel and some videogame and cartoon characters.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In some parodies, Harold gives one out to Leopold every time he's suspended, expelled, has a bad day at school or skips school.