David Goodenough

David Goodenough

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Updated Oct 17, 2019 at 03:14AM EDT by Y F.

Added May 20, 2019 at 05:05PM EDT by Sophie.

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David Goodenough refers to a recurring character from the French gaming YouTube series Joueur du Grenier based on an X-Perts video game programmer. The character, played by the show's co-creator Sébastien Rassiat, is depicted as a lazy man who passes everything off as "good enough" with a shrug.


On April 6th, 2016, Joueur du Grenier uploaded a video reviewing the action fighting video game X-perts. During the review, the show's host (played by Frédéric Molas) ironically pointed out the name of one of the game developpers, David Goodenough[1], as a cause for the game's faulty design. The video then cuts to a musical scene where Sebastien Rassiat plays the character David Goodenough, set to the tune of The Andy Griffith show (shown below, english subtitles available). The video gained over four million views and 92,000 likes in three years.


On February 11th, 2017, Joueur du Grenier reviewed Pacman 2 : the New adventures (shown below). In the video Sébastien Rassiat plays David Goodenough again. The video gained over 5.4 million views and 126,000 likes in two years. After the host criticizes the flashing ghosts in Pacman, David Goodenough appears saying "Have you ever seen a ghost? You can tell me that it does not blink?" (shown below, left). David Goodenough became a popular character on the show. On February 14th, ELHUGO uploaded a David Goodenough compilation video which gained over 503,100 views and 8,800 likes in two years (shown below, right).

On April 4th, 2018, Frédéric Molas[5] posted a tweet, where he noticed that the picture of the actual game programmer David Goodenough had been replaced by a picture of Rassiat's character on the videogame database website Moby Games[6]. The tweet gained over 3500 likes since then.

On October 13th, 2018, Sébastien Rassiat[2] posted a GIF of himself playing David Goodenough to Twitter thanking fans for their birthday messages (shown below). The tweet gained over 5,100 likes in six months.

On October 22nd, 2018, a picture (was posted on the r/france subreddit by redditor Linkinito, showing the credits sequence of the Playstation 4 VR game Astro Bot Rescue Mission, [7] referencing "David Goodenough" as well as "Jean-Michel Bruitages" another popular Joueur du Grenier character played by Rassiat[8] (shown below). The post gained 193 points (93% upvoted) before being archived.

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In 2019, English speaking Redditors began to use David Goodenough as an image macro. On March 21st, Redditor TherealDougJudy uploaded an image using the character to r/Memes_Of_The_Dank[3] and gained 11 points (83% Upvoted) in two months (shown below, left). On March 28th, TherealDougJudy posted an image to r/FrenchMemes[4] regarding Article 13 (shown below, right). The image gained 90 points (100 upvoted) in two months.

David Goodenough meme about Michael Jackson wanting to be white David Goodenough meme about article 13

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[1] Moby Games – X-Perts

[2] Twitter – Seb_du_grenier

[3] Reddit – r/Memes_Of_The_Dank

[4] Reddit – r/frenchmemes

[5] Twitter – Frederic_Molas

[6] Moby Games – David Goodenough

[7] Wikipedia – Astro Bot Rescue Mission

[8] Reddit – r/france

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