Crazy Dave

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For the version in the Garden Warfare series, see Crazy Dave (PvZ: GW).
Not to be confused with his brothers Evil Dave and Brave Dave.

Greetings, neighbor! The name's Crazy Dave. But you can just call me Crazy Dave. Listen, I've got a surprise for you. But first, I'll need you to clear your lawn. Use your shovel and dig up those plants! LET THE DIGGING COMMENCE! Ok goody, now for the surprise... We're going BOWLING! HERE, TAKE THIS WALL-NUT!! Why'd I put a Wall-nut on your hand? BECAUSE I'M CRAAAZY!!!!!! NOW GO! BOWL ME A WINNER!

Crazy Dave

Do you also know why I'm appearing the entire series of Plants Vs. Zombies? BECAUSE I'M CRAAAAZY!!!!!

Crazy Dave

David Blazing III, known commonly throughout the main series as Crazy Dave, is the deuteragonist in the Plants vs. Zombies series. In Plants vs. Zombies, during Adventure Mode, Crazy Dave serves as a sort of narrator, introducing the player to certain levels and explaining some of the mini-games and bonus levels. He is later abducted by a Bungee Zombie on level 5-10 right before he can tell the player Dr. Zomboss' weakness. He also has a shop called Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies that he runs from the back of his car, once the player finds his car keys (after Level 3-4). He sells several plant upgrades, extra defenses, and Zen Garden items. He is rarely seen without a pot on his head. Although his narration is shown on the screen, he speaks only in weird grumbles and gibberish. Despite his eccentric behavior, he has repeatedly proven himself to be a highly competent inventor and engineer.

When replaying Adventure Mode, Crazy Dave will randomly pick three of the player's plants for each level which cannot be switched out, but quitting and reloading the game makes him choose three different ones. From the player, Crazy Dave will buy a taco that is found only on Level 4-4 of the first play-through of Adventure Mode for $1000 (a diamond). He will also reward the player with two Marigolds of random colors when the Zen Garden is unlocked, as well as five bags of fertilizer. Marigolds cost $2500 at Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies and a five-pack of fertilizer is only $750.

Crazy Dave appears again in Plants vs. Zombies 2 after beating Player's House - Day 5. After the player gets a hot sauce, he wants to borrow it for his taco. He says it was amazing and he wants to eat it again. To do this, he gets help from a new friend named Penny, a time machine. After that, the real trip has started, first in Ancient Egypt.

His zombie counterpart is Dr. Zomboss.


These are the audio files of Crazy Dave used in Plants vs. Zombies.


The sound that Crazy Dave makes when he says "BECAUSE I'M CRAAAAAAAZY!".

Short speeches

The short speeches of Crazy Dave.

Long speeches

The long speeches of Crazy Dave.

Extra long speeches

The extra long speeches of Crazy Dave.


The screams of Crazy Dave.


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  • Crazy Dave is based on real-life game designer and former PopCap Games employee David Rohrl. The sandaled feet, scruffy facial features, and even the car cluttered with board games are all nods to Rohrl's own peculiarities. Rohrl still frequents PopCap parties with a pot on his head. He is acknowledged as a "Special Thanks" in the Plants vs. Zombies credits.
  • Crazy Dave is voiced by George Fan and Orion Acaba.


Plants vs. Zombies

  • In Level 5-5, Crazy Dave states that Bungee Zombies are his least favorite of the zombies, which foreshadows his abduction by one in Level 5-10.
  • In the credits song Zombies on Your Lawn, Crazy Dave is seen being held upside-down by a Bungee Zombie (probably the same one as in Level 5-10), and his pot does not fall off his head.
  • According to the now-taken-down Readme file from the PopCap website in 2010, it is revealed his car he owns and uses as a shop is a Corolla.[2]
  • If the player hangs around long enough in his shop without doing anything, he might say random things, such as: "I eat food off the floor!," "ACT NOW! I'M CRRRRRRAAAAAZY!!!!!," "All Twiddydinkies are priced to move!," and "Our prices are unbelievable!!!"
  • In the last level, before he gets abducted by the Bungee Zombie, while trying to recall Dr. Zomboss's weakness he mentions the Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A), but he quickly realizes it is the wrong thing and moves on. If the code is entered in-game, a popping sound is heard.
  • Crazy Dave appears on the achievements Second Life and the Steam version's Home Lawn Security.
  • On the DS version, Crazy Dave will be seen on the top screen every time he talks.
  • There are multiple versions or relative of Crazy Dave that are exclusive to Chinese contents.

Plants vs. Zombie Adventures (Archived content)

  • The Crazy Dave Sand Statue in Sweaty Palms resembled him as "The Birth of Venus".
  • Crazy Dave claimed that he did not like cherries and asks the player to not to tell "them", referring to Cherry Bomb.
  • In the Player's Town, Crazy Dave was seen as "Townsperson" instead of "Crazy Dave," unlike Matilda, Burt, and Dottie, who were seen under their respective names.
  • In this game, he seemed to have three fingers.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • Before the boss battle in Ancient Egypt - Day 25, Dr. Zomboss refers to Crazy Dave as David.
    • Dr. Zomboss also infers that there are brains in Crazy Dave's taco in this dialogue. Before the battle begins, however, Crazy Dave says he cannot remember what was actually in the taco, but remembers there was not any meat in it at all after the player completes the level.
      • This is proven false in visualization because the player can see meat on the taco when it is dropped.
        • It could be fake beef, though.
  • Before the boss battle in Far Future - Day 25, Dr. Zomboss claims Crazy Dave is a sleeper agent and will "turn against the player upon saying 'Hypno-Zombnosis'." Crazy Dave then states he wants to borrow the player's brains, but then says he meant to say hot sauce.
  • The sarcophagus that Pharaoh Zombie wears and Mummified Gargantuar holds seems to have Crazy Dave's face on it.
    • This is also visible on various background elements before the level starts.
  • Dark Ages - Night 9 reveals that side-scrollers are his 2nd favourite kind of game.


  • The comics initially revealed his last name (Blazing) due to him being the uncle of Patrice Blazing. This was later confirmed in Plants vs. Zombies 3.
  • In Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon, it is said that Crazy Dave "speaks Crazy Dave" and that 'Crazy Dave' is "its own language". This language is also sometimes called "Dave-Speak".
  • The comic reveals that Crazy Dave hates cats, as he sings a song about how you should never trust a cat, and he also has an anti-cat net and anti-catnip.
  • Lawnmageddon states that he was the one who created all the plants featured in the games, in contrast to the seeds being produced by Bloom and Doom Seed co. in the first game.
  • Many of his surprisingly-effective inventions are showcased in the comic books, showing off his scientific expertise in spite of his insanity.
  • Crazy Dave has only spoken normal words that aren't gibberish in Lawnmageddon.
  • According to Plants vs. Zombies: Grown Sweet Home, he always dreamed of having a parade and always has a parade float on standby.
  • According to something he says in the Plants vs Zombies guide to protecting your brains, nothing good ever came from disco. This is directly contradicting the comics, where he is a disco champion.

Easter eggs and cameos

  • Crazy Dave's Pot is available as a Hat for the Xbox avatar in the Xbox Live Marketplace. It costs 160 Microsoft Points. His shoes are also available for the same price.
  • An Easter egg in Valve's Left 4 Dead 2 in The Passing can be found in the Underground level. It contains graffiti that says "Looking for an M60? Come see me. - Crazy Dave".
    • Crazy Dave doesn't actually sell firearms. The closest thing to a M60 that he sells is the Gatling Pea.
  • Crazy Dave makes an Easter egg appearance in a mobile game known as Plague Inc.. Sometimes, a news article will flash up in the World News, and sometimes it will say: "'Crazy Dave' convicted of garden center robbery."

In other languages

Please note that only official translations are used.

Language Name Description
United States of America English Crazy Dave
China Simplified Chinese 疯狂戴夫
疯狂的戴夫 in Level 1-5 dialogues
疯子戴夫 in selling menu in Zen Garden
Traditional Chinese 瘋狂戴夫
The Netherlands Dutch Gekke Henkie "Silly Henkie"
France French Dave le Dingo "Goofy Dave"
Germany German Deppie Dave "Dork Dave"
Italy Italian Dave il Pazzo "Crazy Dave"
Spain Spanish Crazy Dave (Plants vs. Zombies)
Dave el Loco (Plants vs. Zombies 2)
Same as english
"Crazy Dave"

Please note that only official translations are used.

Language Name Description
United States of America English "Fog Man"
China Simplified Chinese "迷雾男"
Traditional Chinese "迷霧男"