Gaming Meme History: Jill Sandwich

This week Jess McDonell explores the realm of awkward that is Resident Evil's voice acting and the memes that came with it.

Discussion

169 comments
Overseer76
Overseer76

EVERYTHING is better seen first-hand rather than recounted. If you have video, SHOW IT. 

And @brainiac1988 , the terrible voice acting was the best part! My roommate didn't have a memory card, so I had to sit through unskippable dialog like: 

Male 1: "Barry! Where's Barry?!" 

<awkwardly long pause while everyone stands perfectly still>

Male 2: "I'm sorry, but he's probably..."

<awkwardly long pause while everyone stands perfectly still> 

Jill: "*gasp* NO!"

It all fed into the whole cheesy classic horror movie vibe I'm pretty sure they were going for. The only thing they were missing was an up and coming actress exposing herself during a pace-killing sex scene.

I have been known to unexpectedly spout "Barry! Where's Barry?!" despite (or perhaps because) no one gets it to this day.

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

Wow the voice acting is horrible..never played the original RE 1 on PSX.

I remember RE 3 Nemesis though (also with Jill) and it wasnt that bad.   The GC Remake of RE 1 on the other hand,  also had pretty dull voice acting..  Staying true to the original I guess :-)

CaoNiMa69
CaoNiMa69

@Rotondi 

He happened to be on the cover box art too.  They might as well have named it "Guitar Hero 3: Slash's Quest"

MuddVader
MuddVader

I don't remember him saying that ;v

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

Did they ever do a "all your base are belong to us" meme vid? I like that meme...

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

This is what people think when they hear "Jill sandwitch"? I think of something far dirtier and naughty...

metalgrinch
metalgrinch

What do I think about the Jill Sandwich meme? I think you and I should discuss it over dinner ;)

CieloPerso
CieloPerso

i like the "Do a barrel roll!" Apprsro made a funny cartoon that incorporated that :-)

slefo29
slefo29

Who else didn't have a memory card and memorized the first 20 minutes of Resident Evil 1? I did! 

Stabba_The_Kutt
Stabba_The_Kutt

Do we think this meme is overrated? ALL memes are overrated. That's why they're called MEMES and not JOKES.

Azghouls
Azghouls

My favourite meme so far is from Assassin's Creed 1 - What sorcery is this?!

gMcR
gMcR

lol, Vita

JBStone1981
JBStone1981

Why does she sound like she's gargling marbles?! Did Carolyn Petit punch her in the throat before they filmed this?? It's like listening to a cassette just before the batteries on your Walkman die!

corne1ius
corne1ius

talking about bad voice acting with her voice so quiet and barely understandable, how ironic

Cpt_Cipher
Cpt_Cipher

I think "A winner is you" from old classic memes haven't been described yet. "Will it run Crysis?" and "Giant enemy crab" for more recent ones.

bleedgreen2-1-5
bleedgreen2-1-5

man remember when he holds out his gun and says "I have..... this!"

So cheesy, so awesome. I miss those days.

gamespot2DBOne
gamespot2DBOne

jess mcdonell sounds a little like jill,,kidding;p;),,best cutscenes re-evil when u did like it was a on a show,,it wasnt funny;)

zillaman101
zillaman101

HAHA it sounded like barry said "You were almost a jiggle sandwich" HAHA

z302
z302

i hope this isn't Chris's blood!

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

CTRL-F, "Jess Sandwich"...  Results: surprisingly few.

SmartGhost
SmartGhost

Capcom ruined what we knew about Jill...and there trying to destroy megaman

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

I have no idea why these two lines were singled out from the entire game's script or why its even funny to begin with...

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

The "master of unlocking" line stuck with me the most.  It was so early in the game, and it's the cheesiest line ever written anywhere.  I never really knew the "Jill sandwich" thing was a big deal though, go figure.  Oh, "Bimmy and Jimmy Lee" from Double Dragon 3 on the NES. The FIRST word on the screen when you turn on the game is MISSPELLED, HA!

psykolikwid
psykolikwid

"You, the master of unlocking" LMAO CLASSIC

cidhighwind100
cidhighwind100

@Chrypt22 I agree. Although it's necessary to confront the issue I believe giving into these bullies and 'shouldering' responsibility is a bad idea when the video game industry simply shouldn't have to. Other forms of media have gotten away with similar behaviour for decades and have rarely, if ever, come under fire; TV, films, radio, music, magazines, even newspapers and yet gamers suddenly have to sit down, shut up and do as we're told? It's been proven again and again that there's no substantial link between video game violence and violence in kids and that it's indistinguishable from the influence of other forms of media, so why must video games be constantly targeted and run down? Because they're an easy target for vultures like Lee to muster credibility  that's why. To give the impression he actually gives a damn about American children instead of confronting real, important issues. I appreciate the need to be level headed but I believe articles like this, trying to appease by admitting guilt, will only make things worse. This industry has endured enough victimisation and we've nothing to apologise for.

HKILLER88888
HKILLER88888

Valve should put this in the Team Fortress 2!!!also why all the way back to PS 1 version? the game cube remake was great!

nigelholden
nigelholden

There was something magical when you played RE1 and looked over at your friend when they said "master of unlocking" and "jill sandwich" .  For a moment, all the fear and tense atmosphere melted into laughter.  I'm sure I'm not the only one here with that memory.  

Voredor
Voredor

now i am hungry +_+ , for some reason i want to eat a sandwich 

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Noticing a lot of "new" faces after the new year. Maybe I just didn't see them before, but keep up the good work anyways Gamespot!

TheKokopelli
TheKokopelli

It's funny how cheesy the dialogue from some of the "classics" are now.

BTW Jess, I love your accent.

Stabba_The_Kutt
Stabba_The_Kutt

@JBStone1981 you even hate on her when its not even her article? God you're a loser. I bet you were up all night thinking of that too.

LE5LO
LE5LO

@JBStone1981 It's called an Australian accent, dickhead. Get used to it.

RS13
RS13

@corne1ius No, it would be ironic if she were acting poorly.  (Or if you were making a video on how not to be a jerk.)  But speaking volume is not equal to acting ability.  Just FYI. 

Faramir535
Faramir535

@corne1ius English is not even my native language, and I understand her pretty well.

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@toderascu23 We've done Skyrim and Heavy Rain - those are pretty new - but I'll check this one out!

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@FallenOneX A lot of the UK guys are relatively new and myself and Zorine (our community manager) are newish from AU!