Barry Kramer (editor)
March 25, 2013 - Present
Guest Grumps is a spin-off series of Game Grumps in which each episode features a special guest star playing and commentating alongside the Game Grumps.
Early in Game Grumps, Arin and Jon often talked about having guests on the show. At MAGFest 11, they announced that they would be having their first guest on the channel, Grant Kirkhope. Grant later appeared in the first episode of Guest Grumps.
Following the first episode, and later Jon's departure from the channel, Guest Grumps went on a long hiatus. Arin and Danny discussed bringing back Guest Grumps, but its return was delayed for multiple reasons. Originally, when Game Grumps was recorded in Arin's house in the original Grump Room, they wanted to get a new couch before inviting a guest over. After moving into the Grump Office, the biggest factor delaying new Guest Grumps episodes was scheduling issues with the guests. In that time Grumpcade was introduced, which seemed to serve as a more casual replacement where they could invite friends of the show to play games every now and again.
More than three years after the first episode of Guest Grumps, the second episode was finally uploaded on April 18, 2016, featuring Steve-O. In the next month, four more episodes of Guest Grumps were uploaded, two episodes featuring Jacob Anderson, one episode featuring Claudio Sanchez, and one episode featuring Rob and Patricia Schneider.
The format of Guest Grumps varies from episode to episode. The first episode of Guest Grumps featuring the Game Grumps and their guest playing a variety of games in one video. However, the games are generally not the focus of the video, while instead the focus is on the Game Grumps interviewing the special guest. In the episode featuring Grant Kirkhope] they played games that Grant had composed for while he was working for Rare. When Steve-O was on the show, as he is not involved in the video game industry, the Grumps played a random game, based on Steve-O's request for "the most violent, demented, twisted, upsetting, offensive, the worst of the worst" game. In response, the Grumps chose MadWorld for the Nintendo Wii. For Jacob Anderson's episodes, they played the Game of Thrones RPG, Mario Kart 64, and Wheel of Fortune.
Game Grumps Edit
Jon and Arin Edit
- Special Guest Grant Kirkhope (featuring Grant Kirkhope)
Danny and Arin Edit
- MadWorld with Special Guest Steve-O (featuring Steve-O)
- Games played: MadWorld
- Game of Thrones & Mario Kart With Special Guest Jacob Anderson (featuring Jacob Anderson)
- Wheel of Fortune with Special Guest Jacob Anderson (featuring Jacob Anderson)
- Games played: Wheel of Fortune
- Star Wars Battlefront with Special Guest Claudio Sanchez (featuring Claudio Sanchez)
- Games played: Star Wars Battlefront
- Mortal Kombat With Special Guests Rob and Patricia Schneider (featuring Rob and Patricia Schneider)
- Games played: Mortal Kombat Trilogy
- Main article: Guest Grumps/Gallery
- The intro for the first episode was composed by Grant Kirkhope, the guest of that episode. Arin has stated that because Grant is a composer it made sense that he write his episode's theme music. Arin also speculated that each future guest would have their own personalized theme.
- The theme for new Guest Grumps has been a beatbox acapella theme (similar to the Grumpcade theme) where the guest is introduced, followed by the words "And the show('s name) is Guest Grumps."
- Jacob Anderson is currently the only guest to have appeared in more than one episode of Guest Grumps.
- Arin and Danny have recorded multiple times with Rick and Morty animator Justin Roiland. Unfortunately, each time something has gone wrong with the recording and the footage has become unsalvageable.
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