Famicom Dojo is a webseries by That's Orange, LLC in association with 4 Color Rebellion and POWET.TV. The show is hosted by Sean "TheOrange" Corse from POWET.TV and Kevin "Vinnk" Tambornino from 4 Color Rebellion.
The show educates viewers on classic gaming, the history of Nintendo, the evolution of gaming, technical stuff such as battery backup in the NES and Famicom, and more.
There are two subseries: Famicom Denshimailnote (where viewers ask questions about classic gaming and Sean and Vinnk answer them), and Training Exercises (They talk about things that don't have enough material to warrant their own episodes). There is also a weekly podcast on iTunes.
Watch the show here.
There's also an official DVD of season 1. Order it here.
Famicom Dojo contains examples of:
- Affectionate Parody: The Angry PC Engine Nerd to The Angry Video Game Nerd.
- Animate Inanimate Object: There are two talking Japanese-speaking Famicoms (one labelled "Famicom Family" and the other "Family Computer"), a talking NES, and (in season 2) a talking NES 2. In a similar vein, the SG-1000 line, the Sega Master System, and the three Sharp Twin Famicoms.
- Crossover: JewWario from That Guy with the Glasses makes a brief appearance in SE 2 EP 2 and again in Training - NEC Turbo Booster and CoreGrafx.
- Phil Bond guest stars in the Retro 3D Special.
- Gratuitous Ninja: Season 2 opens with Sean fighting ninjas.
- Grumpy Old Man: Grandpappy.
- Hypocritical Humor: When The Angry PC Engine Nerd says that turning on the PC Engine exposes orange paint behind the switch, Sean asks who says that. He said the same phrase in the first episode SE 1 EP 1.
- Letters to the Editor: Currently Famicom Denshimail and formerly The Dojo Mailbag.
- Loads and Loads of Loading: An In-Universe example in SE 1 EP 2: Zelda II takes so long to load it gives Sean enough time to go to the bathroom and play Elite Beat Agents.
- Mockumentary: Nintendo Has Moxie.
- Never Trust a Trailer: the "next time" segments at the end of each episode often don't have anything to do with what the next episode is about.
- Shout Out: The Season 2 Special "Sega Family Tree" is one big homage to How I Met Your Mother, complete with doo-wop version of the show's theme.
- Writing Around Trademarks: As stated above, Famicom Denshimail was called The Dojo Mailbag before Sean discovered that someone else was using the name.