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September 10, 2013 10:58 PM   Subscribe

Hot Pepper Game Reviews is a youtube channel wherein the participants eat a hot pepper before reviewing a video game.
posted by juv3nal (50 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

 
The way she just says "...no.... no....!" after eating the pepper and then just launches into the review... holy cow. I love (very) hot peppers but eating a whole one? Like down to the stem? No...
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 11:26 PM on September 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


the girl is the worst because she brings her hands up to her face and I'm all FOR THE LOVE OF GOD KEEP THEM HANDS AWAY FROM YER EYES
posted by juv3nal at 11:28 PM on September 10, 2013 [8 favorites]


I love how she thanks everyone at the end for their support which means "unfortunately we're going to keep going." The whole thing has a weird feel of hostage confession to it in a disturbingly hilarious way.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 11:30 PM on September 10, 2013 [16 favorites]


"MONSTER HUNTER...AS YOU WOULD EXPECT...IS ABOUT HUNTING MONSTERS....AAAAUGH...OK!"
posted by jimmythefish at 11:34 PM on September 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Basically any food that is even on the scoville scale is too hot for me. It's hard for me to imagine what they are experiencing but "giving a shit about the game" is clearly not it.

Amusing, and somewhat upsetting. Thanks!
posted by aubilenon at 11:40 PM on September 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


I love the top youtube comment on the Monster Hunter one.

what a time to be alive
posted by naju at 11:54 PM on September 10, 2013 [17 favorites]


In college, I ate a habanero on a bet. I wasn't allowed to drink anything for a few minutes and ultimately won the bet. I went back to my dorm room, started reading and eating some crackers. About 1/2 hour later, I started feeling bloated, and ran to the bathroom. Standing over the toilet, I let out a huge burp, felt the joints in jaw crack and puked up the habanero and crackers.

Watching this channel makes me want to eat something spicy but I've already brushed my teeth. Not habanero though, just a light snack of peperoncini.
posted by Cog at 12:28 AM on September 11, 2013


Spicy News Network has been doing something similar with celebrity news for a good while now. This is pretty good, too.
posted by Punkey at 12:49 AM on September 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


Drunk History, Spicy News and Game Reviews, Salvia Obstacle Courses...when will this madness end?
After the second Cinnamon-Challenge Boxing-Match News-Update fatality?
posted by Alonzo T. Calm at 1:13 AM on September 11, 2013


The two things I want from this channel:

1. Eat the pepper, then find out what game you're reviewing. No cue cards, motherfucker.

2. Know what game you're reviewing, eat the pepper, then discover all the cue cards say exactly the opposite of what you want to say about the game. Integrity or just get through the shit? Choose...but choose wisely.
posted by Errant at 2:04 AM on September 11, 2013 [16 favorites]


I really hope this trend becomes so popular that the America's Got Talent judges have to eat a hot pepper before they are allowed to speak.
posted by orme at 2:29 AM on September 11, 2013 [10 favorites]


I really wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did. Normally I think game reviews are really boring, but apparently putting the reviewer their searing gastro-intestinal pain is really the way to.... spice things up! (pun very much intended)
posted by shesaysgo at 3:05 AM on September 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is amazing.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:07 AM on September 11, 2013


Can we please please please do this for political debates?
posted by grajohnt at 3:24 AM on September 11, 2013 [20 favorites]


Related: Spicy interviews
posted by charlemangy at 3:35 AM on September 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was disappointed that they seemed to be struggling to read through a pre-written script, rather than struggling to form original critical perspectives on the games on the fly.

So, essentially, I think I want a hot pepper podcast.

I may be a monster.
posted by running order squabble fest at 3:59 AM on September 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


I am so up for running a Red Hot Poetry Slam. Heartfelt poetry... now with Real Agony!
posted by RokkitNite at 4:08 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't think I've laughed this much at so many people experiencing pain from a hot pepper, then again I'm used to eating habañeros and drinking ghost pepper tequila so...I can empathize I guess?

I found it quite hilarious is what I am saying.
posted by lizarrd at 4:11 AM on September 11, 2013


This is unexpectedly hilarious, and I almost feel bad for her, except...it's just a habanero. I eat those like celery sticks, but I am a freak when it comes to capsaicin.
posted by polywomp at 4:47 AM on September 11, 2013


Man, nerds and their damn peppers.
posted by Legomancer at 5:11 AM on September 11, 2013 [5 favorites]


Oh God, this is great. This is what the internet is for. I like the guy in the Walking Dead video who discovers, immediately post-ingestion, that "this does not get easier."

Reminds me of an old Charlie Brooker TV Go Home bit: a live sketch comedy show in which, eight minutes before showtime, each cast member is told that a loved one has died.

...

Sidenote: I'm a spicy food nut. My main accomplishment in life is that I've eaten the "world's hottest curry" at Brick Lane. I've got the certificate to prove it. I ate it on Valentine's Day.
posted by Sticherbeast at 5:32 AM on September 11, 2013


Okay, that was hilarious and the Monster Hunter reviewer...oh man, he did not seem ready for that shit AT ALL. I felt bad for him between bouts of laughing hysterically.
posted by victoriab at 5:46 AM on September 11, 2013


Why is this so funny? Am I a terrible person?
posted by uncleozzy at 5:47 AM on September 11, 2013


I should send them one of these: Bhut Jolokia peppers (in my hand). It's only about 997,000 more Scoville units hotter.

I grew them this year. I put them in a curry.

So, essentially, I think I want a hot pepper podcast.

Here you go.

That kid is fucking brave and stupid. I think I would end up in the ER! Also, you are a monster.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:51 AM on September 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


"My ears are starting to hurt, it's really hot." (From my above link).
posted by cjorgensen at 5:54 AM on September 11, 2013


Salvia Obstacle Courses

While I'm sad this is a Tosh bit, I am not sad it reminded me of Driving on Salvia.
posted by Panjandrum at 6:22 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is the best, best, best thing.
posted by Going To Maine at 6:39 AM on September 11, 2013


Bhut Jolokia peppers are delicious. That's part of their curse, I think: chilis made with ghost peppers are very fruity and sweet and completely addictive, and it becomes super tempting to put ghost peppers in every hot thing you decide to make, which is what I now do.

I can't tell if it's a bad thing or a good thing that nobody else will eat my chili anymore. On the minus side, alienating friends, but on the plus side, more ghost pepper chili for me!
posted by Rory Marinich at 6:46 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love habaneros. I grow habaneros. I eat a lot of habaneros. In recipes. There is no way on God's green earth that I would ever eat a whole raw habanero by itself.

That said, the Monster Hunter clip is hilarious.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 6:51 AM on September 11, 2013


Next up on ESPN 8 (The Ocho) it's Holy War on "Wow That's Hot" as a Catholic bishop, a televangelist and a Methodist seminarian each deliver a three minute homily... after eating a spoonful of chinese mustard. First one to take the Lord's name in vain loses... and goes to hell!
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:55 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


There was a series called "Spicy Interviews" that did the same thing. For my money, Chris Thayer interviewing Pete Holmes is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Two already incredibly charismatic dudes in a terrible, hilarious situation.
posted by to sir with millipedes at 7:04 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I prefer Hysterical Literature for my "performing a common task under great duress" fix.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:04 AM on September 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


Graaah, sometimes it sucks to not be working from home anymore!! Luckily just looking at the thumbnails gives a pretty good idea of how hilariously unpleasant these must be...
posted by Mooseli at 7:09 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Today, I enjoy eating ghost pepper anything. Tomorrow however you could say I express regret via my own private youtube channel.
posted by srboisvert at 7:14 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is there any sort of market for doing this with bell peppers? Because I could totally do that.
posted by The Confessor at 7:21 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm not going to search for this right now, but I would like to see this combined with a previous post - the one where porn stars at a desk had to read from a novel while being distracted from below by electro-mechanical means.

On a roller-coaster.
posted by Devonian at 7:24 AM on September 11, 2013


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD KEEP THEM HANDS AWAY FROM YER EYES

Why? Her hands only came in contact with the exterior of the pepper.
posted by kenko at 7:37 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


The exterior of the pepper can wreck your day without even trying.
posted by dosterm at 8:24 AM on September 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


Why? Her hands only came in contact with the exterior of the pepper.

Huh uh. She ate half, it sort of drops out of her mouth, she pops it back in. That's not an undamaged pepper.

There is no way on God's green earth that I would ever eat a whole raw habanero by itself.

Habanero/Scotch bonnet is the high end of what I can do raw. It's uncomfortable and unpleasant, but I can do it. Anything hotter than this goes into food for cooking.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:17 AM on September 11, 2013


I should send them one of these: Bhut Jolokia peppers (in my hand). It's only about 997,000 more Scoville units hotter.

They've been asking more exotic peppers over twitter.
posted by juv3nal at 9:30 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


As great as the Egoraptor one is, and as much as the project itself is like a study in composure, I like videogames and pop culture. I think this idea would be better suited to a format that's kind of inherently boring, like finance, statistics or policymaking, which could all greatly benefit from more incoherent wailing, begging any divinity that will listen for even an infinitesimal shred of mercy and violently cursing the pleromic names of God for ever opening the damnable portals into limitless suffering that are the human senses, etc.
posted by byanyothername at 10:52 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


My favorite part in the Kingdom Hearts review is when she goes "and who cares? NOBODY CARES!" because she's mostly soldiering through the review pretty admirably without the extended panting breaks that happen in some of the other ones, so instead of just stopping the pain comes out as anger at the game. Pretty hilarious.
posted by invitapriore at 11:26 AM on September 11, 2013 [5 favorites]


I love that part too -- but it's also the part where I wished I could send SEAL Team 6 in and rescue her from whatever monster is behind this madness.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:14 PM on September 11, 2013


Oh man, I just watched the Monster Hunter one. Those last few seconds as he quietly sobs to himself (I think at the prospect of doing more of these, which he couldn't even finish that sentence) while the driving chiptunes track just keeps going are just sublime.
posted by invitapriore at 12:30 PM on September 11, 2013


Why is this so funny? Am I a terrible person?

Yes, you are a terrible person.

I love how the music stops when they start crying or cursing, and picks up again when the manage to talk about the video game. It's like the editing is saying "Sorry, this bit where you are hurting JUST DOESN'T COUNT! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA".

Finally, this is the bet that Romney should have made with Perry. Not $10,000. That's chicken shit. No, the loser has to eat a habanero, on stage, right before the next debate.

It would have been the greatest debate in political history.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 12:45 PM on September 11, 2013 [4 favorites]


So good. Thanks!
posted by monocultured at 12:45 PM on September 11, 2013


RULE 34 DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOODNIGHT!
posted by ymgve at 4:18 PM on September 11, 2013


Hey awesome. He's wearing the Bleedbot tshirt from Enclothe.

This reminds me that I need to get another 451. My second is worn pretty thin.
posted by ODiV at 8:18 PM on September 11, 2013


A Q&A they posted upon hitting 50,000 youtube followers.

Gary Whitta, a writer on The Walking Dead game and screenwriter for The Book of Eli, is apparently in talks to do one.
posted by juv3nal at 2:30 AM on September 12, 2013


I would pay - in fact, I would get an upgraded cable package from our satanic provider and then pay extra money on top - to see Presidential debates in this format.
posted by RedOrGreen at 1:56 PM on September 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


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