Snack Video Games: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Web Exclusive)

čas přidán 4. 12. 2021
John Oliver explores the lost world of snack-sponsored video games, and pitches some ideas to today’s snack brands.

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  • I could see John Oliver as the sassy narrator for an indie platformer. "Ooh you missed that jump. Don't worry, there's a million more like it on the next level."

    • Creed Bratton (from The Office) was the narrator for a game about the Sour Patch Kids called 'World Gone Sour' and the dialogue just about as batshit insane as you'd imagine, coming from a guy like him. XDXD

    • Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la naugghty.Uno Megan: "Hotter" Hopi: "Sweeter" Joonie: "Cooler" Yoongi: "Butter" Son unos de los mejores conciertos , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente ❤️❤️

    • Steve Carell did that for Outlaw Golf. It actually made golfing fun. Would love to have John Oliver do a game too.

    • We need a voice pack for get over it

  • Chex Quest was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. When we got it we booted it up and we played that thing over and over and over again. It was a legitimately well made well balanced game that was loads of fun.

    • All that what was needed was to break a few pesky laws XD

    • Hell yeah it was fun!

  • I love that John Oliver is basically just reading one of his mid-30s writers random thoughts about how cool 1990s ad-based video games were

  • Funny bit.. but I'm pretty sure snacks still target gamers plenty. It's hard to find a bag of Doritos that doesn't give you some stupid weapon skin for a game you stopped playing already.

    • that doesnt count and you all know it

    • Yeah Mountain Dew still does 2x XP bullshit.

    • @Punching Pixels Didn't KFC have a game console with a built-in chicken warmer?

    • @TwoTailedNeppy sure they do. KFC and Wendy's had a few in the past few years iirc. Sure they mostly for the memes, but they count

    • I swear Chex just remade Chex Quest too. I remember seeing the characters on bags earlier this year. Plus, Nerds put out a D&D module.

  • "When you want to get it done, look for a teenager." The military has known that for centuries !

  • Pulling roller coaster tycoon 2 out of a serial box is the highlight of my life. For poor kids like me, having free games in cereal boxes was a godsend

  • I'm so glad he brought up the fact that chex quest is on the doom engine but I'm also glad John knows the rules of always referring to doom as "FUCKING DOOM" when brought up.

    • my friend and i spent hours on it at each others house. My cousin gave me the game since I couldn't eat the cereal myself due to allergies to wheat.

  • As a Brit, hearing John Oliver pronouncing “aluminium” as “aluminum”, hurts. That shit cuts deep.

    • This is true not only for brits, it's the entire rest of the civilized world.

    • This is interesting

    • @Ahhtisbutaaweeleprec I'm a bit lost on what you are trying to say. To an extent a discoverer should be given precedence in naming, but if we rely on that here, then the original name given was "alumium," which as you can see follows the proper convention and ends in -ium. Of the three names the discoverer gave to it, only the second was aluminum, while the final name he gave was aluminium. I don't see how in light of that history and the standard your proposed we should end up with the -um suffix.

    • @FreedomForever2010 As a chemical engineer, you should know that the naming rights of new elements are given to the discoverer, who chose everything BUT aluminium, not the journalist who thought he knew better.

    • @FreedomForever2010 Interesting enough, the "New World" retains many old world traditions such as Fahrenheit, the imperial system, and spelling the color "Grey" as Gray.

  • The game will be called "Last Week Tonight: Tomorrow's Hero" and it will have John Oliver gaining access to news from the future and using it to bring about changes in the present day. It will be like a mix of Quantic Dream and Telltale type games, with action scenes like in Platinum games, including a couple of Grasshopper Manufacture style retro mini games between major segments.

  • "A professional won't let you exploit them, but a teenager is so desperate to prove himself he'll put up with any toxic bullshit." And that is how the intern was born.

    • Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la naugghty.Uno Megan: "Hotter" Hopi: "Sweeter" Joonie: "Cooler" Yoongi: "Butter" Son unos de los mejores conciertos , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente ❤️❤️

    • @Steve Damon and every other military

    • @Steve Damon Ah. The backbone of the United States* fixed it for you.

    • The case for a universal basic income | Free Lunch on Film - Financial Times

    • @Gabriel Robinson "sortin' papers, running around, sitting in the meeting, but not making a sound.."

  • I remember tons of free games in food boxes. My grandma had so many games at her house because of all the snacks she always had for the grandkids.

  • I remember renting a PS1 from blockbuster to play the "Spot Goes To Hollywood" game. I remember my mom looking us directly in the eye and telling us not to break, scratch, or drop anything because she had to put down a deposit. He had a really cute walking animation and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

  • 3:17 Chex Quest was fun, the cereal theme went beyond the main character appearance though - breakfast based powerups etc

  • The Genesis Cool Spot game was *really* good. I have fond memories of playing that game to completion multiple times.

    • https:cs-tv.org/tv/video-0tUtUZHpPJE.html

  • He missed the opportunity at the end to say "I'm going to go convince my staff to put me in a video game, because clearly I'm a certified snack". 😁

    • Nope, off-brand. Don't correct british humour without a BAFTA.

    • Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la naugghty.Uno Megan: "Hotter" Hopi: "Sweeter" Joonie: "Cooler" Yoongi: "Butter" Son unos de los mejores conciertos , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente ❤️❤️

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  • One of my happiest childhood memories is playing “Pepsi Man” with the boys

    • My happiest memory as a kid was torturing small animals and chopping their head off with a rusty butter knife.

    • I loved Pepsi man!!!

  • I actually played that Cool Spot game on Super Nintendo. It was pretty fun. I rented it from the video store. I got through all the levels and at the end, there's a message about how to get a free Cool Spot T-shirt as your prize for reaching the end, but the offer had expired many years earlier. Bummer.

  • When the video started, I was hoping he would talk about Pepsi man. And he did! I played that game to completion on the PS one. It was so much fun!

  • As a kid I remember the Cap'n Crunch game, where you raised "crunchlings," little monsters, to do skating, fighting, and more. Feeding them different kinds of crunch to raise their stats. Good times.

    • I came to the comment section looking SPECIFICALLY for someone to mention the Cap'n Crunch game. I so grateful to know I'm not the only one who remembers the Crunchings!!!

    • That is the only one I ever played or saw as a kid. I got my cousin's 2nd copy since I had allergies to wheat back then I couldn't have the cereal myself.

  • Reminds me that there is a dating simulation game published by KFC game called "I Love You, Colonel Sanders!" It was released only 2 years ago lol.

    • I hate this information 😬

    • KFC does seem to be the last one i can recall as well! Was too young to enjoy the video game console era but was just old enough to remember the age of the internet where almost every food brand you had in on your shelves was part of its on little web of games (millsberry/collabs with neopets, etc.)

    • Also they are making a game console with a chicken warning oven

    • It's a finger lickin good dating sim

    • @Craig Chatterton I was saying Colonel Sanders isn't in the movie. He passed away

  • Man, i still remember the gamnes that came inside cereals. I had a whole collection of them as a kid. All nice and organized. Or even the toys hidden inside. Even though the cereal boxes where kinda just lootboxes, it was still awsome. "Oh shit, im only two away to have the whole set." But then mom be like: "You only get a new box if the old one is empty." "Gotta eat my cereal every day, get up early so i have time to eat it befor school. Im gonna get ALL that stuff in the cereal boxes." Im sad thinking that my nephew never gonna experience that.

  • The only game of this type I had ever heard of as a kid was the game that came from Cap'n Crunch cereal called Cap'n Crunch's Crunchling Adventure. It was a really fun game, my friend and i spent hours on it at each others house. My cousin gave me the game since I couldn't eat the cereal myself due to allergies to wheat.

    • My brother and I spent hours playing this game!

    • lol! I played this too! And I didn’t eat cereal either

  • Played Chex quest as a kid, it was pretty freaking solid. Even some of the Cheetos games were fun too. I've never agreed with you more.

  • I played a Kellogs video game when I was a kid. It was great - you could play all the characters, even the ones that you didn't know because their Kellogs varietys weren't available in Germany.

  • I remember a really awesome game from Cap'n Crunch cd-rom that I got a lot of play time out of in the late 90s/early 00s. Good times.

    • I'm so glad you said this because for the longest time I thought it didn't exist in real life. That games was too good.

    • My sister and I had Captain Crunch and M&Ms… we both still talk about those games!!

    • @Maria Pawlak uhhh, sure. spardaj

    • Was scrolling through the comments just to see if anybody mentioned this one. I was OBSESSED with raising my crunchlings back in the day.

    • Nielubieglupotyprzepradszam

  • Sitting here stuck in the house with coronavirus, thank you John for brightening my day with your brilliant sarcasm. Laughing my A$$ off. (Yes, I spell it out). 9:20 dammit you almost made me spit out my tea!

  • One of the best video games of my childhood was the captain crunch game. Yup, a breakfast cereal made an awesome video game.

  • Love you, John Oliver. AND Lots of love to the staff too, tought times for everyone, I wish all of you a fantastic winter break!

  • I guarantee you that without this video, I would never ever brought up the memory of asking my dad for money to buy a box of chex. I don't think I knew that memory existed past the year 2000 until today

  • A moment of profound respect for the tech team that imported those QuickTime movies from Pepsi man and pretty much remastered them to a decent resolution. Respect the tech.

    • About two dozen other gaming channels have already done it. AVGN for one

  • I'm so glad to see Kotao Uchikoshi's Pepsiman finally getting the recognition it deserves

  • One of my happiest childhood memories is playing “Pepsi Man” with the boys

  • The Cap'n Crunch game was awesome, where you had to raise crunchlings to face off against these monsters who stole all the Cap'n Crunch cereal in an epic, final challenge

  • I started laughing and thinking "wow, thats pretty cool never seen this before"........then realizing I played the 7-up game as a kid.....

  • I never thought that John Oliver would ever talk about Pepsiman, but we now live in a world where he does. And I am grateful for living in this world. The only way this world could be any better is if he talks about Sneak King in the future.

    • https:cs-tv.org/tv/video-0tUtUZHpPJE.html

    • Sneak king is life

    • @Disliked Also, as far as AVGN goes, 1 million views on the latest episode is not on life support. Plenty of people like it. If you don't like it, don't watch it.

    • @Disliked Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess. You don't have to like it. Some of us, myself included, drop everything right when Last Week Tonight does any kind of video and love every minute of it because John is just that kind of personality.

    • @Kevin also please James Rolfe stop doing that dumb ass show it's on life support

  • I spent summers with my mother, and lied about my love of Chex Cereal to get a copy of Chex Quest. I still have the disc to this very day.

  • Honestly, I wish “M&M’s Beach Party” was on here, just to hear John Oliver say “Mr. Runchslam”.

  • Honestly John Oliver feels like the perfect dude to hire as just a background cameo character in a video game.

  • Far and away the best off-time online only segment yet. I loved every second of this.

  • I played Cool spot game it was actually decent, I totally forgot about that till now but I guess ad games worked because to this day my kids only drink 7up.... Damn, does that mean I was brainwashed? 🤔

    • Yep! Haha!

    • Like it too. Never realized it came from 7up since it really didn't plug the drink in the game I played

    • I loved cool spot, but i never drink 7-up. I thinkil it just means you like non caffinated kids.

    • Yes

    • Spot goes to Hollywood was great

  • These writers make anything funny. I just love them. See you in February ❤️

  • I would legit love it if modern brands all bought out their own video games

  • "When you want to get it done, look for a teenager." and that's why they don't make snack video games anymore.

  • I was going to riot if they didn't mention Pepsi man during this segment. It's *the* iconic game for snacks

  • "Taste is one of the senses and honestly its overrated" When you thought he couldnt get more British.

    • Yea so British that he uses the wrong pronunciation for Aluminium and says "Aluminium"

    • https:cs-tv.org/tv/video-0tUtUZHpPJE.html

    • You just won the Internet today. Tell your friends.

    • Food is a thing you do to stay alive, quite trying to make it sexy!!!

  • OMG Cool spot on the Genesis was actually a great game, if you can find a way to play it I honestly recommend it! Chex Quest was also fantastic.

  • Oh god, I actually remember that 7-Up game. I don't think I ever had the chance to play it but I was certainly aware of its existence as a kid.

  • I still remember the cereal boxes that hooked me on a brand for ten years by giving away copies of the previous wave of PC games - early 2000s, and they gave away Age of Empires (the original one) and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. it was how I first found Age of Empires and how I first learned Tony Hawk existed at all, and I still have those two original game discs kicking around somewhere. Marketing.

  • I wanted to laugh and then remembered I totally NEEDED the Cap'n Crunch game and I played that thing ENDLESSLY. And I ate so many boxes of peanut butter crunch 😂

  • Can’t believe there was no mention of the killer Pepsi man theme song. Nor did he mention the incredible kfc game where you try to seduce colonel sanders himself. That is a real game that exists, along with a kfc lifetime movie, the lore of kfc runs DEEP.

    • https:cs-tv.org/tv/video-0tUtUZHpPJE.html

    • What about that skittles rpg from the 2000s

    • Wait what? If you were speaking to me and I couldn't just read your comment again, I'd need that one repeated. Did you say you try to seduce Colonel Sanders? My life is complete. Where can I see this?

    • It's so killer, people made CS-tv videos about it: cs-tv.org/tv/video-ikMwQxaSRjU.html (Also you made it top comment, maybe please edit that link in?)

    • 😲

  • I actually remember playing the 7UP game years ago. Imagine a Zelda type Keibler Elf game, an old school Mario Pizza Pockets game or a Skittles Final Fantasy 1-6. Would be epic.

  • In the 90s, Chex had a promotion where you could send in 10 box tops and receive a free telephone, the kind you could just put down anywhere to hang it up. I ate Rice Chex all summer to get that phone. I know it happened, but I can't find any information about it anywhere and a letter to General Mills didn't help, either.

  • "Pros tell you why it can't be done, teenagers just do it." I guess that's accurate since the difference is that pros will produce a high quality product (e.g. low maintenance and high reliability), and a teen will simply get it done.

  • New for 2022: A John Oliver skin for DOOM Eternal. Wouldn't even need to exaggerate his Herculean physique; the man's already peak male performance.

  • "7up, the poor man's Sprite, and rich man's Sierra Mist" John is spot on with his soda tier list

    • considering they're all the same but different names, sierra mist is fucking garbage, 7up is the best, sprite is polite to order in front of someone's mother.

    • Which is he saying is the worst?

    • @Vutava I agree. 7up barely has any flavor.

    • The only way that soda is drinkable is if you liquor it down. But that's alcohol abuse.

    • @SlaughterDog McDonald's spent their entire food quality budget on their soft drinks 🔥🔥🔥 and Travis Scott. I genuinely believe their profit is in the soda, not the burgers.

  • I was obsessed with the Cool Spot game. It was serious quality.

  • Snack videogames are cool but they probably consider those too expensive vs just social media/regular ads. Anyone remember those toys you got at McDonald's? Something that looked like Tamagotchis and probably other stuff as well

  • I played Cool Spot as a kid and never realized it was an ad from 7up even though the 7up logo is all over hahaha Maybe because I didn't like 7up it didn't affect me

  • when I was a kid I had a video game by a beer company. you gad to click on beer bottles really fast. a little bit like fruit ninja but with beer.

  • 7:55 I think you just hit the issue with these games. When they’re not basically a copy of what’s currently seen as the best game of all time, except cheaper and parents are willing to buy it, the only people playing these are probably already invested in the snack. Meanwhile, anyone can come across those tweets. Also, really disappointed you didn’t mention sneak king.

    • https:cs-tv.org/tv/video-0tUtUZHpPJE.html

  • 8:40 It's actually funny that there was a "Sea of Thieves" DLC code in chips ahoy packages a few years ago.

  • Happy New year Jhon Oliver, hope to see you soon, miss your uploads.

  • I do have very fond memories of the Cap'n Crunch game where you raise a "crunchling" from infancy to being totally ripped

  • Petition for John to make a CS-tv gaming channel where he plays ridiculous brand games.

    • Let's be honest: the value of this video comes largely from the fact that, despite being "a huge nerd," JO rarely talks about or even mentions video games, anime, or the like. Everything in this video has been covered by a dozen channels already. (I might recommend OutsideXbox/OutsideXtra-- I know they have at least a few videos on branded games.)

    • @S Crosmun yeah but you know… fuck jontron

    • He did, it's called JonTron...

    • Conan O'Brien should invite John for a new "Clueless Gamer" episode

  • Oh my goodness Chex Quest was the best!! I didn't even realize it was related to the cereal as a kid 🤣

  • I've gotta be honest: I am pretty surprised that it didn't end with "you should make video games for your products...you know...like the one we made for our show." And then he proceeds to begin playing a Last Week Tonight video game. That, or actually making video games for those products

  • That was actually a really cool game! That little bugger could really fling around lol

  • Can we just take a second and acknowledge that Pepsi Man has some of the most slapping solos, snack games or not?

  • How did he get through that whole DOOM x Cereal segment without saying "cereal killer"?

    • Because he is a professional.

    • @-- if you say so

    • @Eric Jourdain well when you're zazu, everything is beneath you, because he can fly!

    • Too obvious a joke, maybe?

    • @-- but it’s still funny even if it’s low hanging fruit 🥴

  • I remember myself playing pepsi game a lot when I was a kid. It was so challenging and fun. There was no other game like that at the time (I think). Pepsi Man is not like Temple Run. Temple Run is like Pepsi Man.

  • I think that video games should start coming from everywhere again

  • Oliver still holding on to his base. Hilarious. Wonder if he's on the Epstein flight list as well.

  • He should've thrown "Yo! Noid" and "Coca-Cola Kid" into the mix.

  • When I was a teenager, I bought a used game called 'Darkened Skye" thinking it looked like a cool, fantasy adventure. When I got it home and read the game guide I nearly fell on my ass laughing because the whole game was about Skittles.

    • Oh, damn...I haven't thought about that game in years. I played it on PC and I don't recall getting very far in it, but there is one quote from it that still lives in my head: "I'm a warrior-hero-adventurer-goddess who _can't swim,_ okay?!?"

    • Hell yeah, game was kinda hard too

    • I loved that game. It was actually pretty cool.

    • https:cs-tv.org/tv/video-0tUtUZHpPJE.html

    • I think I watched a CS-tv documentry from the creater of that. She was talking about how her Skittles contact people didn't care about the game and just wanted some shovelware BS, but she saw it as an opportunity to make a real game so actually made some badass game that just happened to use skittles as currency, or ammunition, or something.

  • Ahhh cereal box games, some of those were actually fun to play. Much simpler times.

  • From the moment he mentioned video games sponsored by snacks I was chanting "Pepsi-man, Pepsi-man, Pepsi-man". I now believe I am equivalent to a god. In other words: I am now Pepsi-man.

  • John... please understand that I'm one of the hardcore fanatics of Cool Spot who dreaded the thought of being possibly the only person left on the planet who still says "Cool Points". Thank you for reminding the world how great of a game it was.

  • John must have been binging AVGN like I been for the last week. 😆 He also missed the best one, Avoid the Noid!

  • I totally remember playing ChexQuest! It was actually really good 🤣

  • “There’s no glory here.” Shit had me in tears

  • I was so hoping he'd mention Chex Quest. It was literally one of my favorite games as a kid. I've been wanting a copy for years. Edit: after finishing the video, I regret my childhood.

    • @Shawn Hutsko Agreed!!! now all we got is this stupid COD nonsense, clearly subpar :D

    • Chex Quest was so good.

  • Pulling roller coaster tycoon 2 out of a serial box is the highlight of my life. For poor kids like me, having free games in cereal boxes was a godsend

  • Chex quest was the shit… but the craziest brand tie in game has to be Pepsi Man on the ps1

    • I think the takeaway here is that John wants his own videogame. **Last Night This Week Tonight presents: John Oliver vs. The HBO Legal Team. Wax President Deathmatch Edition**

    • The electric spork!

  • This brought back memories hahaha I just remembered the crunch berries game 🤣 it was amazing.

    • Hi Rachel, it’s nice meeting you here.. I’m Edward by name, it would be nice getting to know you,if that’s ok with you? My mom once said good friends are never too much to have. if you don’t mind, can we be friends??

  • I would actually really enjoy playing a mortal kombat version that only has brand characters with unique fatalities.

  • "When you need something done, get a teenager." *to catch a predator staff grab their cameras*

  • I remember cool spot. I played that. I just can't express how much I love this piece.

  • This video should've ended with a link to a website where you can play a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver themed 8-bit videogame.

    • It ain't too late

    • @Jason Biggs the internet has grown so much. We just need to wait for a teenager to exploit themself now.

    • Or a link to buy bear mace so you can spray yourself in the face with it, I wish my eyes and brain didn't exist right now

    • Fun fact: someone developed a Tim Allen-themed version of Doom where every visual/sound effect is Tim Allen grunting. You can find it on CS-tv

    • John Oliver in an RPG. He teams up with ChiiJon to kill God.

  • I used to enjoy playing this backgammon game put out by Snackwells (remember them?). You had live PvP matches with good game action and simple chat - and this was back in the days of dial-up!

  • Honestly a smash brothers style fighting game with all the classic mascots would probably sell.

  • "World of Sour" for Sour Patch Kids. That game was fun, free and always made me crave sour candy like crazy.

  • I would totally play a John Oliver game but it has to be a fighting game where he takes on Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and all the other comedic talking heads.

  • You didn't mention the single greatest snack video game: Darkened Skye, a 3D, Zelda-esque adventure game. The story of the game is that tyrannical goblins have banned all color from their kingdom, and it's up to Skye, an elf from the forest of Lynlora, to bring color back to the world using the power of magical Skittles.

    • I completely forgot about this one!

    • That actually sounds pretty damn cool!

    • @СТАЛИН ИОСИФ In the USSR, the state WAS the capitalist. Those jerkwads are the worst thing to happen to communism, calling that communism. We agree about the workers, though.

    • "There was magic then... IT WAS SKITTLES!"

    • I was about to post about this game but you beat me to it my friend.

  • im upset he missed the Sour Patch Kids Game, it was actually amazing. I'm Still upset i never beat it to find out what happened to the trapped sour patch kids....

  • I would play the shit out of a well-balanced snack food fighting game. Cinnamon Toast Crunch for the win!

  • "World of Sour" for Sour Patch Kids. That game was fun, free and always made me crave sour candy like crazy.

  • Oh man, the 7 up game was one of the few games I owned on my yard-sale-bought game boy. haha

  • Let us not forget that Chex Quest was officially remastered for modern computers and still has active community support.

    • It does? Damn... lookin that shit up RIGHT MEOW.

    • @Tim Hundsdorfer we did…but we weren’t allowed sugary cereals in my house. Which, in retrospect, was a good move, haha. Plus I got to play Chex Quest

    • @Guy Handsome wheat chex with sugar and cinnamon is really good >_>

    • Heard they plan on releasing chocolate Chex as dlc. I got the season's pass so I'm covered.

    • @Guy Handsome I actually liked Chex as well, but I live in France now and we can't get it. :(

  • Imagine doing this whole segment without mentioning "Steak umm"

  • to this day cool spot is one of my favorite games, wish I still had a sega gamegear and a cartridge