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Boo

Boo The Cat 1

First Appearance
Latest Appearance
Indiana Jones: Crystal Skull + More (2023)
Born
March 1, 2007
Died
April 27, 2020 (aged: 13)
Gender
Male
Role
Pet of the The Nerd (in-verse)
Pet of James Rolfe (out of verse)

Boo (March 1, 2007 - April 27, 2020) was James Rolfe's pet Bombay cat who had roles in some episodes of the Angry Video Game Nerd series, most notably NES Accessories and Atari Jaguar (Part 2). He was a male, black cat. Boo passed away on April 27, 2020, due to complications from cancer at 13 years old.

On April 28, Rolfe posted a clip compilation on Twitter of Boo's appearances in the series and that he would be honored at the end of the next AVGN episode. However, he was instead honored at the end of the Born Free episode of Rental Reviews. Even so, the Purr Pals episode was dedicated in his memory.

History[]

NES Accessories[]

Boo is featured in this episode as a minor character. He is first seen trying to get at the flying ducks in Duck Hunt. Despite the Nerd telling Boo to get off, he continues, likely causing the Nerd to miss the birds and the dog to laugh at him.

When the Nerd talks about the Power Pad, he mentions that household pets would use it as a litter box. Boo is seen pawing at the Power Pad next to what appears to be a urine puddle.

Later, after the Nerd points out that the Roll 'n Rocker is said not to work if you're over 100 pounds, he picks Boo up and places him onto the accessory to help him test it. Shortly afterwards, he gets off, the Nerd assuming Boo's thinking, "Fuck that shit!".

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker[]

At the very end of the episode where the Nerd is destroying everything up in his room, he crouches with his hands and feet on the floor and shape-shifts into a cat (Boo). This is a reference to the music video for the Michael Jackson song, "Black or White" where Jackson turns into a panther after he smashes windows, destroys a car and causes a building to explode. 

Atari Jaguar (Part 2)[]

When the Atari Jaguar cube emerges from the TV screen and the Nerd runs out of ammo, the Nerd sends Boo after the cube. After a pretty long chase, Boo ends up chasing the cube out of the Nerd's room. Boo is later seen witnessing the Nerd defecate on the toilet-resembling Jaguar CD. Likely disgusted by the event, Boo runs away.

How the Nerd Stole Christmas[]

As the entire episode uses illustrated drawings instead of live-action footage and is a parody of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Boo is seen in illustrated form and does little more than stand in for the Grinch's dog, Max.

Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing[]

Near the end of the episode, where the Nerd is finding out how fast you can go in reverse in Big Rigs, he struggles to bear the very high pitched noise. Boo is seen looking at the screen. When the Nerd flies backwards from the instant stop and crashes, Boo looks in shock.

Indiana Jones: Crystal Skull + More[]

After the first half of the episode, you see an older clip of the Nerd talking about "shorter episodes" (presumably an unused ending to the original Indiana Jones episode) and then he walks away. You can see Boo walking past him.

Trivia[]

  • James has another snow-white cat named Yeti, who didn't appear in any episodes until Purr Pals.
  • In the part where Boo chases the Jaguar cube, a laser pointer was used to get Boo to chase after it, which is how the scene was created. The laser dot can be seen as the cube moves around the floor.
  • He was never referred to by name in the series, instead being addressed to as "cat", "little bastard", or "death kitty".
  • Boo makes a short appearance in the Board James review of Weapons and Warriors, chasing after plastic balls and disturbing Motherfucker Mike's focus as he tries to play the game.

Gallery[]

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Boo The Cat 2

Boo seen trying to catch the ducks.

Boo The Cat 3

Boo seen pissing on the Power Pad.

Boo The Cat 4

Boo seen standing on the Roll'n'Rocker.

Boo The Cat 5

Boo seen catching the Atari Jaguar cube logo.

Moonwalker Boo

Boo seen leaving the room after Nerd turned into him.

Boo Shocked

Shocked Boo.

Boo Memorial

Boo's Memorial at the end of Purr Pals (Wii).

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