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The united forces of TGWTG!

Final Final Battle

Super Smash Bros....what?!

Jesus Battle

When giant monsters stomp around Chicago...


Music Makes You Lose Control!


Channel Awesome Animated!

Year One refers to the celebration had in April 2009 for their birthday. Instead of it being one day, several videos were made commemorating the occasion with a larger event to follow.

TGWTG Team Brawl


The video starts off with Nostalgia Critic walking along the roof of a Chicago skyscraper singing about how much of a beautiful day it is (to the tune of "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" from the musical "Oklahoma!"). His bliss is shattered when he sees The Angry Video Game Nerd walking along the same skyscraper, playing a Nintendo DS. The two immediately pick up where they left off as they chase each other through the city streets, into a building, up an elevator and into a room where the fight begins. However it isn't long before The Nostalgia Chick joins in, then Kyle Justin, and soon other people from both the Critic and Nerd's sites appear out of the woodwork! However when Benzaie arrives things really get heated- he betrays the Critic and sides with the Nerd, saying that he is "a gamer first and a friend second". As other team members join in, the rift grows stronger to the point where everyone is split into two teams-the "Reviewers", led by the Critic, and the "Gamers", led by the Nerd. It is at this time that the Nerd makes a fantastic (yet vulgar) motivational speech, but the Critic isn't good at speeches and can only come up with vague examples from films. Then the epic battle begins with commentary from the Transmission Awesome Boyz (and The Cat) to accompany the epicness. Things reach a boiling point though when Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 4.0 Beta enters the fray and battles Donkey Kong Jesus Riding A Puff Of Smoke which sets off an atomic bomb explosion. The Nerd and the Critic eventually realize that there was no point in fighting in the first place thanks to Ask That Guy and agree to team up for a crossover review. More videos followed!


This is the cast split along team lines:

Team TGWTG ("The Reviewers") Team Blistered Thumbs ("The Gamers")
Nostalgia Critic The Nerd
TheDudette ThatAussieGuy
Spoony ThatChickWithTheGoggles
HopeWithinChaos Benzaie
Handsome Tom AngryJoe
8 Bit Mickey Kyle Justin
MarzGurl Little Miss Gamer
Linkara Lee Davidge
PawDugan Bhargav Dronamraju as Ma-Ti
Chester A. Bum Bennett The Sage
Giant Robotic Donkey Kong Jesus riding a puff of smoke Super Mecha Death Christ 2000


While not participating in the battle, they called the event as if they were announcers.

Transmission Awesome
Rollo T
Dr. Gonzo


The crew behind the videos

Rob Walker(cameraman)
Ed Glaser(cameraman)
James Jarosz (cameraman)
Bhargav Dronamraju (Special effects/Support)
Mike Michaud
Mike Ellis
Barney Walker (Provided Song Orchestrations of "Oh What A Beautiful Morning".)


To commemorate the event in Chicago, several members of the team have teamed up to either create a VLOG, a new show or a music video showing the team.

Episode Number Name Description Date Released
1 The Epic Battle The battle between gamers and reviewers! May 10th, 2009
2 The Channel Awesome Dance Off by Paw Paw makes the contributors of dance! May 11th, 2010
3 Three VLOGS by Spoony Spoony's VLOGS about the event! May 12, 13, 18, 20, 22nd 2009
4 Working At Channel Awesome What is it like working at Channel Awesome? Benzaie finds out! May 14th, 2009
5 Masterpiece Fanfic Theatre An episode of Masterpiece Fanfic Theatre where Bennett reviews one of Linkara's stories from when he was thirteen. May 14th, 2009
6 Atop the Fourth Wall An episode of Atop the Fourth Wall where Linkara and Spoony teamed up to review "Wolverine: Adamantium Rage". Part 1 of a crossover with The Spoony Experiment. May 15th, 2009
7 Hotel Awesome The AngryJoeShow: Hotel Awesome #1 where Joe talks to the TGWTG team. May 15th, 2009
8 Hotel Awesome #2 The Angry Joe Show: Hotel Awesome #2 May 16th, 2009
9 Lee and Z Show Episode 04 - Nostalgia Chick in Chaos in the Windy City May 16th, 2009
10 Hotel Awesome #3 The third part of Hotel Awesome! May 17th, 2009
11 Making of the TGWTG Brawl See what went into making the brawl! May 17th, 2009
12 Hotel Awesome #4 The finale of Hotel Awesome! May 17th, 2009
13 Spooning With Spoony The title says it all! May 18th, 2009
14 Handsome Tom Interviews Kyle and James The Game Heroes interview The Nerd and Kyle! May 19th, 2009
15 The Spoony Experiment: Warrior #1 Part two of the Atop the Fourth Wall/The Spoony Experiment crossover! May 21st, 2009
16 TGWTG Team Brawl Bloopers What's an epic video without bloopers? May 23rd, 2009
17 Full Circle Finale Full Circle Paw Vs Sumo Ninja May 24th, 2009
18 8 Bit Mickey Interviews Little Miss Gamer The Game Heroes talk to Little Miss Gamer! May 24th, 2009
19 8 Bit Mickey Interviews Goggles ThatChickWithTheGoggles is interviewed! May 28th, 2009
20 Marzgurl's Sketches: Cool World Linkara and MarzGurl review Cool World! May 30th, 2009
21 Spooning With Spoony Commentary Commenting on Spooning With Spoony! May 30th, 2009
22 Critic and Nerd: TMNT Making of Coming Out of Their Shells See NC2009 for the episode guide! June 10th, 2009
23 Trip to the Family Matters House Taking a trip to the Urkel House! June 11th, 2009
24 Spooning With Spoony Bloopers More bloopers! June 20th, 2009
25 A Frog in Chicago (Benzaie's Vlog) Benzaie's trip to Chicago. The whole thing is in the Premium Area. November 22nd, 2009


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