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Nerds Without Pants Episode 209: Nerd Saturday Morning know that Mario used to talk like human being, right?

Put on your footie pajamas and pour a bowl of your favorite sugary cereal, because this week the Nerds Without Pants are turning their favorite games into imaginary Saturday morning cartoons! Don’t worry, we’ll explain what that is if you’re a young’un. Angelo joins us for this super fun show, so let’s get to it!

00:00 – 00:10:41 Introduction

00:10:51 – 02:10:08 STAGE SELECT: What games would you want to see turned into Saturday morning cartoons?

02:10:19 - 03:28:48 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Halo Master Chief Collection, toxic multiplayer people, Minecraft, game music playlists, artbooks, Lost Judgment, Lost Words, The Avengers

03:29:25 – 03:47:58 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Primal Rage vs Bloody Roar

03:48:07 – 03:53:33 Outro


STAGE SELECT: What video game characters or creatures scare you the most? NOTE: They don’t have to come from horror games!

VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Resident Evil 4 vs Dead Space 2


Twitter: @NWPcast


Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.




Cary Woodham

10/12/2021 at 08:16 AM

Hey I listened to your podcast.  Since I have a podcast now and want people to listen to mine, I try to be good and listen to others' podcasts as well.

I can't believe that we have to explain Saturday morning cartoons to kids now!  I feel so old!  They really were very important back then since we didn't have 24 hour cartoon networks and streaming services and YouTube and such.  It felt like "our time."

Also I must be a bit older than you all because I did watch the Pac-Man cartoon on Saturday mornings and was always really excited for it, as I've always been a big Pac-Man fan.  The cartoon itself wasn't very good, but Hanna-Barbera didn't have much to go with and at least the voice work was good.

I do remember the C.O.P.S. cartoon, but mostly the end credits because for a while it came on before something else I wanted to watch.  "Fightin' Crime in a Future Time!"

To clarify on the Nintendo Cereal System, it did have two bags of cereal, one for Mario and one for Zelda.  Both were essentially similar to Froot Loops, but the Mario side was 'citrus' with yellow, orange, and green colors, and the Zelda side was 'berry' with red, purple, and blue colors.  They were supposed to be shaped like characters and items from the respective series, but to me they looked more like rainbow cat turds.  It wasn't a very good cereal but I ate it anyway as a kid because we were all under Nintendo's thumb back then.

I think that WarioWare would make a good Saturday morning cartoon.  I even wrote about it in my most recent blog, so check that out.  I do agree with you on Charles Martinet.  No disrespect to the man, but I would not want to watch a whole movie with that voice.  "I just-a got-a kicked in the nuts!"  My Mario will always be Capt. Lou Albano. Personally if they wanted to make a movie with Mario characters, I think Luigi's Mansion would've been a better pick.

Scariest video game characters?  Probably SiniStar.  First time I saw it in an arcade as a kid, and it bellowed "BEWARE, I LIVE!  RAWWWRRR!" I ran and hid behind my parents.  After that I would purposely walk as far away as I could from that machine.  Also, the Medusa statues in Adventures of Lolo games would turn you to stone if you passed their line of sight, and that SHOOM sound they made when they did that would make me jump every, single, time.  And one time I had a scary dream where the Great Fairy from Ocarina of Time was chasing after me.  OK so I don't play very many scary games.  

Here's a link to my podcast if you ever want to listen to it:


10/12/2021 at 05:47 PM

Stage Select:

Daniella from Haunting Ground. She is a psycho obsessed with capturing Fiona, the main character so she can remove Fiona's uterus. 

When I played Doom 2, the sound of the Arch-Viles was always scary, given that they can attack you at any time when you're within their line of sight and they can see you from a long ways away. 

Right now, I'm playing Metroid Dread. The EMMI androids are pretty creepy. They stalk you through certain areas of the map, and they can't be hurt by ordinary means. When they capture you, you have an extremely narrow window to escape from them before they drill into Samus's throat. The game flat out tells you that you have very little chance of getting the timing exactly right, so it encourages you to avoid them. It's a deeply satisfying feeling when you obtain the means to destroy them.

Cage Match:

Dead Space 2, seeing that it has been thrown into a hopeless situation against the almighty Resident Evil 4, decides that it does not want to meet the same fate as Quest 64 did when it faced off against Final Fantasy VII. Remembering an episode of F is for Family, when the match starts, Dead Space 2 simply lies on the mat, curls up into a ball, and starts singing "Hot Cross Buns." Resident Evil 4, disgusted, gives Dead Space 2 a kick and is crowned the winner. 

Casey Curran Staff Writer

10/18/2021 at 09:57 PM

Stage Select

3. Darth Sion (Kotor 2): It was one thing when I saw a shirtless Sith lord who looks he's made of charcoal hunting me down as I watch recordings of him stalking the crew of a Republic warship, murder them one by one. It was another when I discovered he can't die unless he chooses to. But the second I heard Sion speak solidified him as one of the freakiest villains ever.

2. The Joker (Batman Arkham Knight): The Joker is usually a scary villain when you think of the implications but Arkham Knight took him to the next level. He filled the entire game with dread, knowing that soon his blood will allow him to take control of Batman. Knowing that you'll be worse than dead, a prisoner in your own mind to the most dangerous person imaginable with all those tools and gadgets Batman knows for is as scary a thing I can imagine.

1. Mimikyu (Pokémon Sun/Moon): The hardest part of this list was putting entries besides Ghost type Pokémon. Between candles that light their flame by sucking souls out of people so slowly they don't even notice to a sarcophagus that grabs people, eats them and turns their remains into mummies. The one that freaks me out the most is Mimikyu, a ghost that wears a Pikachu costume because it wants to be loved like Pikachu. So much that no one has seen what it actually looks like and lived. I don't know if it's because it attacks them or what it looks like horrifies them. All I know is it has a super powerful attack called Let's Snuggle Forever where it grows super big, traps the other Pokémon under its costume, does a lot of damage and freaks me the fuck out.

Cage Match

As much as I love Resident Evil 4, Dead Space 2 wins this one. Leon Kennedy can go down from something as simple as an old villager shaking him. Isaac Clark only does when things literally tear off his limbs and head or blow him up into a million pieces. It's just not a fair fight.

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