The next new episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd web series will finally depict the character's arch-nemesis Fred F*cks, and movie actor Gilbert Gottfried will be playing the part. In a new photo posted to Twitter of Gottfried and James "Angry Video Game Nerd" Rolfe together, the caption confirms the actor will be the one bringing the unseen "character" to life. The "Fred F*cks" name comes from film and TV producer Fred Fuchs, whose name Rolfe has previously chastised in an episode lampooning the Nightmare on Elm Street video game. Rolfe has since referenced an unseen "Fred F*cks" many times on the series, and now Gottfried will finally give the character a face.
Developed by Cinemassacre, the Angry Video Game Nerd series is basically exactly as it sounds. The web series follows Rolfe playing a fictionalized version of himself reviewing some of the most controversial and infamously terrible video games from years past. Because they can often be difficult to play through, the irritable reviewer is known for chugging bottles of Rolling Rock just to be able to get through his reviews. More often than not, the video reviews end with Rolfe somehow destroying the game itself in ironic ways. Oh, and if you're someone who finds filthy language offensive, you're not going to be happy with one single AVGN episode.
Although AVGN is primarily a web series, Gilbert Gottfried won't be the first celebrity to appear in an episode. Last winter, former child actor Macaulay Culkin made a guest appearance on a holiday episode of the series to help review Home Alone video games. Initially, Culkin appears in the episode as a pizza delivery boy, later revealing his true identity to voice his frustrations on the various Home Alone games. By the end of the episode, Culkin and Rolfe become friends and set up Home Alone style traps around the room to torment the game cartridges. The actor would also appear on Rolfe's related series James & Mike Mondays to play The Pagemaster on the Super Nintendo with the reviewers.
AVGN might be a web series at heart, but the show has since ventured into other mediums outside of the internet. In 2013, it was given an official video game tie-in from FreakZone Games called Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures. It was given an official sequel in 2016 called Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation from the same developer. Additionally, the feature film adaptation Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie was released in 2014, which was also directed by Rolfe. Even still, while the web series has been in existence since 2004, Rolfe continues to release new episodes of the show online regularly as well.
The new episode of Angry Video Game Nerd with Gottfried will be available to watch on YouTube and at the Cinemassacre official website. Other episodes of the long-running web series can also be streamed there anytime, so if you're late to the AVGN party, it's time to start binging. You can see both the video teaser of the next episode and the announcement of Gottfried's involvement below, courtesy of Cinemassacre on Twitter.