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The Spoony Experiment
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Title screen (2008–2010)
Also known asTSE
GenreComedy, review
Created byNoah Antwiler
Creative director(s)Noah Antwiler
StarringNoah Antwiler
Theme music composerThe Irresponsibles (Opening theme)
Sad Panda (Ending theme)
Opening theme
  • Varies (2007–08)
  • Break Me (2008–2016)
Ending theme
  • Varies (2007–2016)
  • "Long Live The Spoony One" (2011–2013)
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
Production
Production location(s)Mesa, Arizona, United States (2007-2013)
Aurora, Illinois, United States (2014-2016)
Running timeVaries
Release
Original network
Picture formatFLV, H.264
Original releaseJanuary 24, 2007 –
May 13, 2016[citation needed]
External links
Website

The Spoony Experiment (TSE) was a video series and website run by Noah Antwiler. Antwiler produced a variety of videos, including film and video game reviews, Let's Play videos, vlogs, commentaries and riffs. In 2010, the site also featured video game journalism at trade shows such as the Electronic Entertainment Expo. While he does stream on YouTube and post the streams afterwards, with the exception of a single vlog in December 2017, Antwiler has not produced new content in his traditional edited format since 2016.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Antwiler's pseudonym "The Spoony One" or "Spoony" grew as an in-joke among Antwiler's friends, derived from a line by Tellah from Final Fantasy IV.[3]

From 2008 to 2012, Antwiler was a content producer for Internet media company Channel Awesome, with contributions to its comedy review website That Guy with the Glasses and video game review sub-site, Blistered Thumbs; he left in June 2012.[4] In November 2012 he denied his departure was due to tension with other Channel Awesome producers.[5] Noah has not produced a scripted review since May 13, 2016.[6]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Video game journalist Ben Croshaw mentioned "Noah Antwiler of Spoony Experiment" as his favourite Internet reviewer in a 2008 interview for GameSpot.[7] However, in a recent stream Yahtzee acknowledged that Spoony had "got sh*t" [8]

In 2009, Noah Antwiler won the award for "Funniest Person to Follow" in the Open Web Awards.[9] In 2010, Antwiler was one of the finalists for the "Must-Follow Personality" category of the renamed Mashable Awards[10] but did not win.[citation needed]

After his retrospective on the Ultima games, series creator Richard Garriott praised the videos and started following Spoony on Twitter. Garriott later did an interview with Spoony.[11]

Kenneth Lowe of Paste offered him praise as a YouTube pioneer. [12]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Variety (2015-07-21). "Maker Studios Is Shutting Down Blip Next Month". Retrieved 2015-07-21.
  2. "April & Spoony Review Star Wars: The Last Jedi". Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  3. Antwiler, Noah. "About". The Spoony Experiment. Retrieved March 17, 2010.
  4. [1] Archived June 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. "To Boldly Flee Part 1: Spoony Commentary". Spoonyexperiment.com. August 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  6. "Reb Brown Retrospective – Firing Line". Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  7. Orland, Kyle (March 22, 2008). "PressSpotting: Ramblin' with Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw". GameSpot. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  8. "Yahtzee speaks on the state of Spoony". Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  9. "Mashable's 3rd Annual Open Web Awards". Mashable Open Web Awards. Mashable & Motorola. December 15, 2009. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
  10. Lavrusik, Vadim (December 1, 2010). "Mashable Awards: Announcing The Full List of Finalists". Mashable. Mashable & Motorola. Retrieved December 3, 2010.
  11. "Britannia Burns – Richard Garriott Interview, Part 1".
  12. "Bad Movie Diaries: Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2019-04-13.

External links[edit | edit source]


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