TalkRadar Clip 'o the Week: The Norwegian King of Names

Seriously, we know you’re busy people! We also know a lot of you reading GamesRadar haven’t ever listened to our filthy, stupid podcast: TalkRadar. We understand your trepidation. They're too long, podcasts are boring, etc… Well, here’s a bite-sized clip we humbly ask that you try super-quick like! It may not be what you were expecting

By far, the most popular TalkRadar bit of all time. Unfortunately, it’s hard to bring The Good King back for any other reason, since this improvised piece relates to a very specific, extremely bizarre news story that nobody remembers.

So, some dumbass kid in Norway wanted to change his name to “Sonic X,” after some dumbass hedgehog that used to star in great games. Whereas here in the states such a query would’ve been abruptly met with a “No.” or “Shut up” from a loving parent or guardian, Norwegian policy apparently dictates that only the KING OF GODDAMNED NORWAY is fit to yay or nay the idiotic requests of its young subjects. No seriously, this happened! We couldn’t help but envision a bored, powerless monarch with nothing better to do than shoot down the asinine whims of children and things just got funnier from there…

Jul 29, 2010

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  • TURbo - July 29, 2010 9:54 p.m.

    Fuck the Norwegian King of Names.
  • chilarome - July 29, 2010 9:57 p.m.

    i have never laughed any harder than when i was riding through east st. louis with this AMAZING clip playing. i laughed so hard i cried and my sides hurt. the grandparents thought i was crazy.
  • Pwns4you - July 29, 2010 9:59 p.m.

    @TURbo just cause he didn't let you change your name to sonic x?
  • OneEyedGoon - July 29, 2010 10:04 p.m.

    Definitely one of the funniest things ever on TDar.
  • AgentHonor - July 29, 2010 10:15 p.m.

    I can say this is the perfect calling card for the TDAR. I gave up listening to other podcast's because there not upbeat like this one. Chris and Co. actually like doing this unlike the others. More power to you guys!
  • Conman93 - July 29, 2010 10:28 p.m.

    Holy crap. His royal highness must be responsible for the kinect name-change :o
  • foxyexplosion - July 29, 2010 10:43 p.m.

    Im really glad this bit is cut out for me to listen to specifically. Its the perfect snippet of amazingness
  • nuno004 - July 29, 2010 11:05 p.m.

    please o great king/wizard of cartoons change my name to Amaterasu Mega Man TheRappa
  • MyUsernameIsLongerThanChrisAntistasPenis - July 29, 2010 11:09 p.m.

    I still prefer Bonsoir but the king is definatly my second favorite bit.
  • geneticallyalteredsupergiraffeejaculatinggrenades - July 29, 2010 11:12 p.m.

    I love this, the Norwegian King has always been what I've sent to friends when I'm trying to convince them to listen to Talkradar.
  • LizarDAZZLE - July 29, 2010 11:22 p.m.

    WHAT IS THIS "SONIX?" also, two other recommendations for t-dards:
  • crazytar - July 29, 2010 11:34 p.m. yes
  • DarkTone - July 29, 2010 11:49 p.m.

    I laughed the first time, laughed the other 5, laughing now. 6 minutes of incredible humour!
  • Cyberninja - July 30, 2010 12:06 a.m.

    this is why i love radar stuff like this.
  • CHAINSAWhaxor - July 30, 2010 12:07 a.m.

    This is by far, the most hilarious bit ever!, I was listening to this on my walk, and I had to stop to sit down because I was laughing so hard! Oh, the looks on peoples faces when they walked by me.
  • AlpineGuy - July 30, 2010 12:14 a.m.

    So I guess you can say that this is 'The Return of The King,' amirite?
  • hatebreeder - July 30, 2010 12:19 a.m.

    Aww man, the king, love it! I can't believe TDar is still using that patch, I made that in 2008 and I got yelled at by chris for making brett look like jabba the hutt, I really need to find what podcast that was in.....TURbo?!?
  • eNdo602 - July 30, 2010 12:57 a.m.

    Love this voice. I always listen to the podcast at work (I work overnights at Walgreens) and when I hear the King of Names I always crack up and look like a crazy person.
  • michaelmcc827 - July 30, 2010 1:39 a.m.

    Can't get enough recognition for the 'dar. All of the comments are from people who already listen though :/
  • VyseTheTetrisdork - July 30, 2010 1:48 a.m.

    I believe I was at a mall food court eating a sub when the bit came up. I tried my best to contain the laughter and food that was about to come out of my mouth.

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