OtherWe Are UberHaxorNova and ImmortalHD, co-founders of the YouTube channel COW CHOP, here with our entire team. We specialize in gaming/product testing/food review/general property damage content, ask us anything!
Dec 19th 2016 by CowChopTeam • 66 Questions • 2653 Points
EDIT: Thanks for all the questions guys! We had a great time answering everything, but it's time to go record some videos now!
We are UberHaxorNova and ImmortalHD and we're YouTubers who have been making videos for as long as we can remember. This year we decided together to create the channel Cow Chop where we primarily play video games but also do some excessively stupid things every once in a while.
You may have seen some of our popular video series such as Amazon Prime Time featuring that time we played with 55 gallons of lube or Wrong Side of Youtube where we watch the darkest and weirdest videos on YouTube. We've also been highlighted on the Front Page when Brett made a mess of the house.
When we aren't playing video games on the couch or trying to burn the house down, we spend our time figuring out what the next stupid adventure is going to be. Usually it ends up being age-gated by YouTube so we've had to bring some of our business to YouPorn ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).
We're here with the entire Cow Chop family so ask away!
Hey James, has there been a moment in a recording where you thought to yourself, "This is gonna either kill or maim one of us"?
Any of the fire stuff over the past few weeks. The Uncharted 4 window grappling.
There are likely plenty more, but those stand out to me the most. ~James
Aleks, when can we expect you to start speaking only Russian in your videos with English subs?
I haven't thought about hitting the Eastern European demographic with my content yet. Although it sounds like a good time, I have a feeling that the comment section doesn't need Блядь сука upvoted every video.
Have you ever had someone, like a delivery driver or a plumber or maybe even a family member, question what the hell you guys do in that house and give you odd looks? What's the most awkward moment you can think of?
Been watching you guys forever, and y'all have never failed to make me laugh. Keep up the amazing content!
My Mom and Dad have both witnessed me bathe in lube and get strip teased by a grandma, that was pretty awkward to talk about. - Trevor
I think the lube delivery driver had a few questions for us but stopped after he thought we operate an orgy house.
Getting kicked out of the grocery store as Captain American and Iron Man was pretty fucking awkward. -Aleks
When YouTube eases up it's rules on age restricted content. -Aleks
Question for James: Do you have any tips for someone looking to begin losing weight, after seeing your great transformation.
Question for all: What has been your favourite video shot so far?
Question for Brett: Are bugs considered "vegan"?
It's for comedy. You cuck.
Been a big fan of yours since you guys started, Had a question about you and the creatures. I know it's a sensitive topic but honestly when you guys left, did you guys leave on good terms, and how is your relationship with them now? Like do you guys still talk or hang out outside of work, or is it kind of like i don't really care what they do. When you left did u guys have harsh feelings towards them? Thanks, keep doing what you do
Creatively it just wasn't fulfilling, everything was very stuck in place there and it was time for us to go pursue other things. Obviously some stuff went on that not everyone agree'd with, it happens, not necessarily in itself but just how things got handled overall. We don't really hang out or do much with them, we have just been strictly focused on the CowChop side. I wouldn't call that harsh feelings, but it was more so that we were out to prove a point with the content we wanted to make and the channel we were creating. It was more self-motivation for us more than anything.
With all the ridiculous stuff you guys do, has there even been something someone has done that crossed the line, in or out of a video?
I feel like the line probably gets crossed a few times a week. However, if it's in a video, no one really bats an eye. I think it comes from us chilling together off cam, so when the camera turns on, you sort of EXPECT the line to be crossed. -Aleks
I wanted to be an animator - Trevor
Are you planning to stay in a house when you move to LA? I much prefer it to the office.
Love the content!
We have no idea yet! It could be a house, it could be a warehouse. Rest assured it won't be something that limits us, the hope is that we can be just as destructive in a new place as we are now.
Aleks, has Cowchop helped or worsen your fear of having stuff on your face?
Not sure. I think only time will tell. -Aleks
I know you guys film a lot of your videos in bulk, so I gotta know. How often is Brett at the house?
He comes out for around a week or so every month.
Why is Joe always happy? Is he experiencing Stockholm Syndrome around you guys?
Life is worth being happy. :) -Joe
How all in were you guys with CowChop? Early on James and Aleks talked about how James was the one who invested a lot on the project.
Were there any back up plans should the channel flop? This is more so a question for Joe, Aron, and Brett.
Back up plan for channel flop = hitchhike back to California and mooch off parents till they kick me out
These question are for James. How did you feel after breaking the table on the wrestling tournament video?
Bonus question: Hows your back doing? Has it gotten better?
The table was surprisingly shit and did not hurt too much. My back is doing ok, i think working out has really helped, but i need to focus efforts on my lower back specifically to help it long term. So i hope to get there in time, but lately it hasn't been too bad.
When Minecraft 2 is released. -Aleks
Hey guys! Absolutely love your channel. It has become one of my favorites. Do y'all have any hope/desire/interest in teaming up with FilthyFrank, iDubbbz, MaxMoeFoe or H3H3Productions in the future? I feel your brand of comedy and theirs would blend perfectly together. Thanks again for all the entertainment!
This gets brought up a lot, honestly, I watch those guys and enjoy their content. It's a little tricky coordinating something like that, even though it would be dope to do a collab video, I've only chatted with H3H3 once and my extent with iDubbz is us following each other on Twitter.
It would be a cool possibility but that's all it is. A possibility. Thanks for the support. -Aleks
If I were a first-time viewer of your content, what video would you suggest for me in order to fully absorb and understand the cultural phenomenon that is CowChop?
The first wrong side of youtube video, maybe an amazon video. Those two series show some of the strengths i would say. The Pokemon GO series was also a big highlight for me.
How is working with Rooster Teeth like? Are they supportive of most of your ideas? love you guys!!
Rooster Teeth has been a great support for us! Obviously when we went to them with the CowChop idea, i feel they may have been a little cautious on the idea, mostly because it was just that, only an idea. But once we got the ball rolling and we proved that CowChop was a viable thing, especially coming into a new Youtube channel in this day and age, i feel they really opened up support wise. The merch has been on point for us and we are super happy with the way our shop is being handled. Merch has always been a top thing, if not THE top thing so that was huge for us. I'm sure there will be more things happening down the road, but in the short few months we have just been focusing on showing what CowChop can do, and hopefully making it so CowChop can stand on its own two feet even with it being so new.
Which video would you say has been the most fun to shoot so far? Not just for views sake, but legitimately, you enjoyed yourselves and had fun while shooting the video.
We've shot so many videos that it's hard to remember what the process was like for all of them. I think one of the funniest shoots I was a part of would be the Ice Cream Brownie Disaster.
I just couldn't stop laughing while holding the camera
How long does a video take to produce from shooting to editing? Love the videos btw.
Editing a video can range from 1-3 days, shooting one can also go from 20 minutes to 2-3 hours. - Trevor
Any news on if you guys are actually gonna do PO Box videos? Or are they just gonna be purely part of BTS?
The one that we did was pretty much a stand alone PO Box video, if we get stuff that holds weight, then we can make a video. Some stuff just doesn't carry a video well, and admittedly we don't push the PO Box as much as we probably should, but i would say it would mostly be in BTS, cause those videos serve that purpose.
Hello guys. Huge fan since 2013. Question: How are things looking foward for 2017? Any thing huge? Thanks for the content! 🐮🔪 Bonus Question: How do you plan each video?
We are currently looking forward to getting together a move to LA for 2017! That's likely the biggest plan for us currently.
Bonus: Most of the videos are pretty improv, some do have a general idea but not much else goes in. We buy random shit off Amazon, and then hope the items can do the videos justice haha. ~James
I can do about 7-8 of the Dorito Tacos from Taco Bell. Although they get really soggy when they sit out too long. -Aleks
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Are you planning on making cow chop a bigger team or do you want to keep it balanced? I've heard that you guys wanted cow chop to be just James and Aleks and everyone else is a guest, but is that really true? Also lots of love for your content, you're the most dedicated channel I know, and I know you'll always be.
We would love to expand the team in various ways, but that doesn't mean over taking the roles myself and Aleks have. Editors and the like will always be welcome as we try to grow the idea into much more. How much those people appear would be unknown, Asher and Anna worked for months prior to any screen time. We do try to take a cautious approach on the intros of people.
Question for James particularly, unless anybody else is a wrestling fan: AJ Styles or Shinsuke Nakamura?
Bonus for Aron: Tastiest dog breed?
- How do you guys feel about the community around Cow Chop, your personal channels and streams?
- How much do you think that has to do with how communicative you guys are here on Reddit, on Twitter, and so on?
- What are your plans going into 2017? New shows, merch, and such?
- What inspires you guys to do what you do? It's pretty obvious you all love what you're doing, seeing how much effort is put into every single video you produce.
- What has been your favorite part of launching Cow Chop, and making it what it is today?
Thank you guys so much for everything you do! It makes my day just that much better seeing a new video pop up in my feed, so thank you so much for that. I'm excited for what's to come, thanks for answering!
Hey dude! Thank you for everything you do!
The community feedback has been great, obviously we could have never predicted the support over the past like 6-7 months? Even those outside, other youtubers and other personalities chiming in to give us good feedback has been awesome. Obviously we have a bit more of a meme centered audience, so i guess that can be good and bad haha, but i feel the good highly outweigh the bad.
Communication is defiantly key all around. We have been very active all across the board and have kept people informed and up to date on the latest happenings so i feel that helps the community as a whole. If someone has a question, there is more than likely an answer out there, and if there is not, its for good reason or just because we don't want to make any promises that are not concrete.
The move is the biggest thing going into 2017. Merch will keep flowing, plenty of new ideas for that, i personally have a few more things i wanted to see happen for our store. Show wise there are a few ideas but again, i don't really want to spoil any of that until it's flushed out.
Keeping things fresh for me is big. Again after 8 years its hard to find that passion, even if it is something like playing video games haha. It's just to stay in that same routine for so long so changing things up is a big motivation thing for me. The goals we set and have been achieving have been a great step towards that as well.
Not having anyone say No. Everyone is on board with a common goal and everyone participates towards reaching it. Creatively it's fulfilling because if an idea doesn't work, we work together to try to make it work rather than just let the idea die out.
Are James, Joe and Brett single? Asking for a friend.... for science...
Nope I'm taken. http://imgur.com/a/RFTLm -Joe
Whats the scariest thing you have ever done/plan to do? Love the content.
Probably driving the car in Extreme boys while Aleks was hanging on the back with skates, he could have died. -Joe
Not sure if you watched last weeks Behind The Cow Chop, but I smoked everybody out already. -Aleks
Any plans for a Cow Chop blanket or a Cow Chop phone case?
I'm sure Roosterteeth is going to make merch of everything, so I'm positive a blanket and a phone case is in the realm of possibility. - Trevor
Hey guys, I've been a big fan of yours for almost 3 years now i have 4 separate questions for you guys 1) for trevor- How old are you? 2) For James and aleks - If you can tell us what new games do you guys plan on playing for future videos, or maybe new segments you have ideas of? 3) For aaron - why are you an asian supremacist? 4) For All - Are you guys planning a secret santa thing similar to what you guys used to do with the creatures? I really enjoyed those videos and would be fun to see what you guys get each other.
My racist grandparents made me like this. - Aron
Hello James and Aleks! I'm wondering, since starting Cowchop, what's been the most rewarding thing about it?
Hey guys been big fans of you and your content.
How have you guys been enjoying Cow Chop in general?
To James (or anyone for that matter), were you worried that Cow Chop might've failed/worried that things might not have gone so well?
Has there been a video moment or idea that was way too far even for you guys?
Thanks for all the content you've given us!
I think we have been having a blast with it! CowChop is defiantly something that was needed for us both, we needed that creative outlet and things felt stagnant all around. It's hard on youtube because in some ways you do have to reinvent yourself, after doing it for 8 years something had to be changed up and something needed a new formula, so that is what we went with here. So far everything has been great, and we have been extremely lucky most things have been well received.
I was worried, i think everyone was cause creating a new channel in 2016 is a rough road to go down. The industry is so jam packed and saturated and only gets more so as the years go by, so how can it not be scary risking yourselves for pretty much just an idea. We went to RT with just an idea, that was all lol.
Recently i guess the PO Box hot liquid that was sent in. Aleks didnt want anyone else to have to experience that so that ended very very quickly haha.
We plan on taking Christmas vacation as individuals. No streams are confirmed right now. -Aleks
Hey James, what's it been like having Brett get you back into shape? And what made you want to start working out and losing weight? Do you feel more lively than usual? I only ask because when I started working out I was always more active and awake, I'd love to hear your story!
I mean, Brett helped advice wise but i had to put in the work myself. What made me start? It was a combination of a lot of stuff. Feeling crappy, looked crappy. A bit of depression. Stuck in a routine. I had got to a point where my life was just like a revolving door and everything else was just on the side, so i basically just cut everything out for a bit, like everything all together and just decided to focus on myself. I started to go to my tattoo artist again as well as the working out. Started to eat better. It's just been a process, mentally and physically i don't feel i'm there yet, not by a long shot, but i'm getting there day by day.
Is it a little gross to sit on the couch? I just looks so crusty in the videos.
Yes. It is covered in shit.
I'm not sure if it's be asked yet or not but do you guys plan an making "cooking" videos or at least more videos like the recent one that had Brett and Dex in it? I would also like to say that the videos have been amazing so far keep up the good work! c:
There is an idea floating around for stuff involving more cooking. It seems like these cooking disasters are a thing more want to see, so we are brain storming that out, no promises but we are hopeful.
Hey guys! So far, what do you think has been the most disgusting or weirdest video you've filmed?
Been watching James since around 2011, and Aleks around 2013. I love you both so much and you both mean so much to me. Have a great day! 💖 Love the content.
The TMNT video in the sewage probably hits both of those things in the head. Thanks for the long time support! -Aleks