Top 10 Worst Angry Video Game Nerd Episodes

This sure was a hard list to make. As much as I love the AVGN series, I've watched some of the episodes over 10 times. I'm not kidding. However, there's been some episodes which were a bit meh... So let's get into it.

The Top Ten

1 Toxic Crusaders

This episode was full of cheap attempts to be funny all along and for me the "jokes" just fell flat on their face. Lloyd Kaufman's humour didn't suit the show and was just annoying. Just shut up Lloyd, you're not being funny! - Cazaam

Lloyd Kaufman is hilarious! The part when he pooped on the game was absolutely priceless! Take it off this list! NOW!

I haven't spent the time to watch this ONE episode, and I have pretty much watched everything else to the fullest at least once. I don't have the guts to sit through this one, it's so uninteresting. - DensestPotato

It was nice to try to include Lloyd Kaufman, but it didn't work.

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2 Odyssey

A good review ruined by the unfunny Nerdy Turd gag. - therowdyman

Nerdy Turd had me in tears laughing! Take this off this list NOW!

Nerdy Turd was just the same thing over and over. Awful episode.

I liked the episode, especially the Odyssey Shotgun scene - Gehenna

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3 Ikari Warriors

An attempt to bring back Kyle Justin but the whole episode wasn't fun to watch. by the way, the scrotum gun joke can go die, it isn't funny and it's a dead horse. - Cazaam

This episode was a complete bore (at least for an AVGN episode)! Usually during an AVGN episode, there was always at least one joke or antic that the nerd did that was entertaining, but this episode was long and tedious, just like the game he reviewed.

4 Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu

I know this was one of the older episodes but still. I never found Pickle funny. He felt like a lame attempt to make the episode funnier. For me, it didn't work. - Cazaam

5 The Wizard of Oz

I just didn't like the Cowardly Lion. It was just a background character that I couldn't care about. It was just annoying and completely unnecessary to the show. I liked Bugs Bunny, he was funny. The Cowardly Lion was just lame. - Cazaam

6 Sega Activator Interactor Menacer

I have never seen a bad AVGN Christmas special... until now. Not only is this the worst AVGN Christmas special, it is without a doubt THE WORST AVGN episode PERIOD. This makes the Toxic Crusaders episode look awesome. At least in that one he actually REVIEWED something. Here, it's just a bunch of smashing glass on purpose with a bunch of Sega accessories. The only "reviewing" part was comparing the Activator to the Roll n Rocker. Not to mention, this was hard to watch because of all the broken glass everywhere. The fact that this was a Christmas special is just a slap to the face. This should've been a spinoff like the one where he examines bad game art, not an actual episode. I mean, I'd rather put my balls in a crocodile's mouth while shoving my head up a unicorn's ass. I'd rather 69 a grizzly bear while shoving King Kong up my ass. If you wanna see the best AVGN episode, watch one of the Bugs Bunny ones, those are hilarious, even to this day.

I think this should be number 1. I don't have anything against the actors, it's just boring.

Didn't even feel like an AVGN episode.

Worst episode ever and it’s not even close.

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7 Elmo's Number Journey

Really? I thought his Day Dreamin Davey and Ikari Warriors reviews were funny. This one on the other hand.

This one is one of the bad ones.

Did he really review it?

This wasn't even an actual episode, it was just an extra. It wasn't even that bad except for mike's constant elmo voice. Hated it in his worst movie review and certainly hate it now, brown bricks up your ass. - DensestPotato

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8 Alien 3

This episode was just forgettable. The seizure inducing lighting effects didn't help either.
Also the editing at the end could have been done much better. This episode just feels... rushed. - Cazaam

9 E.T. Atari 2600

Should be higher very disappointed at this one the most - htoutlaws2012

This is just a crappy scene cut from his crappy movie.

Should of done a review

Such a big dissapointment its sad to think after all that build up we get a medicore movie and a medicore episode/Clip from the movie - christangrant

10 Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing

Really I thought this was really funny when he goes backwards and makes a commercial about it. "BIG RIGS" laugh out loud - htoutlaws2012

This is one of the best AVGN episodes! What is it going in this list?!

It's great and funny - Martinglez

False this is one of his best - christangrant

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The Contenders

11 Day Dreamin Davey

I really run out of reasons here. This episode is here because it is just forgettable like Alien 3 but not as forgettable as that one. - Cazaam

Boring, very boring and I sat through Toxic Crusaders!

It's basically just James narrating the gameplay. Very boring and one of the first real signs that the AVGN quality was taking some dips (to me, anyway).

12 Tagin' Dragon

This episode as well as the others in this Christmas series I would say are the worst AVGN episodes. His humor here as well as his delivery of every line seems very forced as well as the anger it was almost as if he was not trying in the slightest and didn't really care. A couple of his newer episodes have been good and seem to be back to par. I don't know what he changed but I'm glad.

13 Wally Bear and the NO! Gang
14 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Not the re-visit, but the first time he played it (the Episode 2). This episode was awful. It didn't show much of the gameplay, just a single play. The quality? It was recorded with a camera, so you could barely see the T.V. ! THANK GOD IT WAS RE-VISITED!

Well this was at a time that the nerd didn't even exist, it was just called "bad nes games" or something generic like that. - DensestPotato

How is this here? He wasn't even Angry Video Game Nerd at the time. - Gehenna

15 Lester the Unlikely

Who put this on the list? I thought it was HILARIOUS. - MusicalPony

One of the weakest episode by far, the jokes just didn't work at all and they were random as hell. And James sounded so boring throughout the review.

16 Nintendo World Championships
17 Nintendo 64

I don't remember him reviewing the N64

If he did, it would actually be very positive, unlike from The Real Cinemassacre who needs more hate while Cinemassacre needs more love.

18 CD-i: Part 1: Hotel Mario

For Not Referencing YouTube Poop Videos

19 Hong Kong 97

I like this one

20 Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest

YOU DARE INSULT THE NERD?! Irategamer is the real stupid ripoff!

Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest is good, that Nerd is stupid. Worst episode.

21 Super Mario Bros. 3 / The Wizard

Seriously, AVGN?! This is one of the best games ever! It can't be a sin if it's so good!

Seriously? I thought this episode was amazing!

Super mecha death christ, enough said, now delet this. - DensestPotato

22 Virtual Boy
23 Karate Kid

It's old so it's excusable but it felt rushed and the jokes were poorly delivered

24 Beetlejuice
25 Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout

Earlier AVGN review that sticks in people's minds for its trademark shock image (taking a giant on Bugs Bunny's face) but in hindsight is even less funny in context. In fact, the entire routine seemed forget it was telling a joke and just focus on taking the flogging Bugs skit up to 11 on the overkill meter.

Bugs' revenge in Crazy Castle was better. By then, the Nerd had picked up the comedic timing to make it work.

26 Plumbers Don't Wear Ties


27 How The Nerd Stole Christmas
28 Wish List Pt. 1
29 Wish List Pt. 2
30 Secret Scout
31 R.O.B. The Robot
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