The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (physically)
Life of Black Tiger with Gilbert Gottfried
Fred Fucks is a running gag and eventual character in the Angry Video Game Nerd series. The character was inspired by Frederic S. "Fred" Fuchs, a Canadian-American Film producer best known for his producing Bram Stoker's Dracula and The Godfather Part III.
AVGN name pronunciation
The running gag first began in the Dracula episode (episode 57). The SNES video game Bram Stoker's Dracula includes several credits for the movie it was based on, including Fred Fuchs.
At the video mark of 9:42, when the Nerd begins to read such credits, he notices Fred Fuchs and is baffled by the name, believing it to be pronounced "Fred Fucks". James Rolfe could barely get through acting out the scene of the Nerd starbound at Fred's surname without bursting out laughing.
In episode 84, starting at 8:27, Fred is mentioned in the episode when the Nerd is talking about the non-responsive controls in the game, he says that maybe it was "Fred Fucks" that designed the controls for the ice skating game.
In episode 99 at the 16:09 mark of this episode, The Nerd is making a negative commenting on a popup window of an 8-bit photo of a programmer's face saying "I wish it was Fred Fucks!"
In episode 107 at the 4:31 mark, the Nerd is commenting about the cinema area in the game Total Recall. He notes that the movie shown there is just the game credits and than he says "I miss Fred Fucks!"
In episode 121, at the 12:52 mark, the Nerd is reading the LJN welcome letter while it's shown on screen. The letter is signed by Fred Fucks.
The Town With No Name
When an in-game character is shot and killed, the Nerd makes a comment on the excessive amount of blood, in which The Nerd replies with "For Fred Fuchs' sake!"
Fred Fucks first appears as a full-fledged character on the Nerd cast as the boss in Laughin' Jokin' Numbnuts, the final boss of the entire game and as the main antagonist. He is the very programmer of Game Land and purposely sucked the Nerd and his friends into said Game Land just to show them what it feels like to be in a shitty game.
There, after the Nerd beats all that is behind him, Fred, who was simply an anonymous voice at the time, mocks and is slightly impressed by the Nerd's determination, skill, and will to get as far as he did. When the programmer reveals himself, the two eject into battle, with Fred donning a handless jetpack, flying around the arena.
Fred's attacks include spewing fire balls out of his bare hands, spawning chained maces swing about on his crotch (which he refers to them as his "balls"), and defecating, using his turds like dropped bombs, thanks to his uncontrollable bowels. After the player finally evades all of these attacks and pumps enough Nintendo Zapper lead into Fred, he is "killed" and Game Land falls apart due to the death of its programmer.
His appearance in the game is unlike that in real life, as it consists of short and spiky brown hair, a beard, jeans, glasses, and a T-shirt with "FF" on it.
Life of Black Tiger
Fred Fucks physically appears in the AVGN episode Life of Black Tiger, portrayed by Gilbert Gottfried, who was best known as the voice of Iago from Disney's Aladdin. He is a programmer at 1Games, which, in this episode, is located in the jungles of Asia.
After the Nerd described the problems presented in the PS4 port of the mobile game, he decides to travel to Asia to find Fred. While there, Fred points his gun at the Nerd, threatening to shoot a hole on him. It is revealed that he soaked his clothes in tiger urine. He also made a company computer made of coconuts, bamboo and hyena feces.
The two played the game on a PS4 Poo, which Fred also made, commentating on the game's levels and problems. It was also revealed that he made a sex scene between the titular black tiger and the female tiger in the alpha build of the game but the ratings board rejected it. He also had been urinated by a stack of buffalo more times than he could remember.
After finishing the game, the Nerd filmed a commercial featuring Mr. Rigs and Fred, ending the episode.
- The last name Fuchs is an actual German surname and means "fox". It is pronounced to rhyme with "books".