#1 Posted by AMyggen (4281 posts) -

Does anyone know who played that character? Jeff's fabled roommate?

I just listened to that episode for the first time, and it's easily one of my favourite podcast episodes ever now.

Link: http://blog.jeffgerstmann.net/2011/02/nintendownload-x-press-02072011/

#2 Posted by ThatFrood (3460 posts) -

Very little else on giantbomb brought me so close to tears as that podcast.

#3 Posted by Gabriel (4128 posts) -

I wonder what the Ricker would think of the Wii U?

#4 Edited by TooWalrus (13302 posts) -

I think I remember something about how he had a white car...

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#5 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (855 posts) -

My understanding was that it was his roommate.

#6 Posted by Demoskinos (16110 posts) -

"I can only speak intelligently about two things, open wheel racing and Wario." - Ricky the Ricker Petersen

#7 Edited by AMyggen (4281 posts) -

"Sounds like the scat I'm into!" - The Ricker

#8 Posted by golguin (4347 posts) -

@AMyggen said:

Does anyone know who played that character? Jeff's fabled roommate?

I just listened to that episode for the first time, and it's easily one of my favourite podcast episodes ever now.

Link: http://blog.jeffgerstmann.net/2011/02/nintendownload-x-press-02072011/

What do you mean played that character? It was one of Jeff's old roommates. I believe Jeff has since lost touch with him so another appearance on a podcast is doubtful.

#9 Posted by SerHulse (709 posts) -

@AMyggen said:

Does anyone know who played that character?...

You say that as if he isn't a real person...

#10 Posted by AMyggen (4281 posts) -

@golguin said:

@AMyggen said:

Does anyone know who played that character? Jeff's fabled roommate?

I just listened to that episode for the first time, and it's easily one of my favourite podcast episodes ever now.

Link: http://blog.jeffgerstmann.net/2011/02/nintendownload-x-press-02072011/

What do you mean played that character? It was one of Jeff's old roommates. I believe Jeff has since lost touch with him so another appearance on a podcast is doubtful.

Yeah, seeing as how long time has gone by without another appearance, I didn't really expect him to make an appearance on a bombcast episode or something like that.

#11 Posted by Stonyman65 (2989 posts) -

I'm pretty sure that was Chris (of Midnight Brown fame).

#12 Posted by Winternet (8234 posts) -

Chris. Not to be confused with Chris With The White Car.

#13 Posted by rachelepithet (1566 posts) -

I believe it was his Modnight Brpwn band mate. (I refuse to correct that spelling my iPhone just blurted out.) I believe white car Chris is said bandmate. However I don't know if scumbag spray tanner that disappears for months at a time is also him.

#14 Posted by Garfield518 (403 posts) -

Actually, "The Ricker" is Glenn Rubenstein.

#15 Posted by Driadon (3071 posts) -

@Garfield518 said:

Actually, "The Ricker" is Glenn Rubenstein.

I wish this was true.

#16 Edited by Garfield518 (403 posts) -

@Driadon said:

@Garfield518 said:

Actually, "The Ricker" is Glenn Rubenstein.

I wish this was true.

Um... it is.

Jeff and him are old bandmates from the band Headboard.

#17 Posted by Undeadpool (5176 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

"I can only speak intelligently about two things, open wheel racing and Wario." - Ricky the Ricker Petersen

NEVER forget!

#18 Posted by mnzy (2959 posts) -

@Garfield518 said:

@Driadon said:

@Garfield518 said:

Actually, "The Ricker" is Glenn Rubenstein.

I wish this was true.

Um... it is.

Jeff and him are old bandmates from the band Headboard.

Totally different voice.

#19 Posted by ajamafalous (12301 posts) -
@Garfield518 said:

@Driadon said:

@Garfield518 said:

Actually, "The Ricker" is Glenn Rubenstein.

I wish this was true.

Um... it is.

Jeff and him are old bandmates from the band Headboard.

  
#20 Posted by ajamafalous (12301 posts) -
@mnzy said:

@Garfield518 said:

@Driadon said:

@Garfield518 said:

Actually, "The Ricker" is Glenn Rubenstein.

I wish this was true.

Um... it is.

Jeff and him are old bandmates from the band Headboard.

Totally different voice.

Yeah, I'm almost positive it's Chris of Midnight Brown (who was Jeff's former roommate).
#21 Edited by gumdealer (102 posts) -

I'm pretty sure there is an old On The Spot episode where he sat in for most of the episode with Jeff and the rest of the Gamespot crew. I'll see if I can find it.

Edit: He shows up at the end of this On The Spot episode.Pretty sure that's him.

#22 Posted by President_Barackbar (3503 posts) -

I hope he gets out of prison soon. "Love knows no age" is a valid defense as long as I'm concerned!

Never Forget
#23 Edited by Garfield518 (403 posts) -

@mnzy: @ajamafalous:

I will admit, I was wrong.

It's actually Brendan Ducousso, the other part of Headboard.

#24 Posted by golguin (4347 posts) -

@gumdealer said:

I'm pretty sure there is an old On The Spot episode where he sat in for most of the episode with Jeff and the rest of the Gamespot crew. I'll see if I can find it.

Edit: He shows up at the end of this On The Spot episode.Pretty sure that's him.

Woah, I think the origin of Vinny is at the end of that video. Didn't Carrie originally bring him in?

#25 Posted by Nottle (1931 posts) -

@gumdealer said:

I'm pretty sure there is an old On The Spot episode where he sat in for most of the episode with Jeff and the rest of the Gamespot crew. I'll see if I can find it.

Edit: He shows up at the end of this On The Spot episode.Pretty sure that's him.

Something I learned from that on the spot video is that 2006 Vinny looks like Steve Blum.