- List of The Nostalgia Critic episodes
The Nostalgia Critic is a Web review series hosted by Doug Walker. The series began in July 2007 on YouTube, but after having a large amount of his episodes removed from YouTube, those, along with new ones, started appearing in April 2008 on thatguywiththeglasses.com and have been airing there ever since. Most episodes center on movies that were poorly received by critics. Not all of his reviews are negative, as he sometimes positively reviews some films, TV shows and top 11 countdowns.
The episode list is divided into years, based on the date of release:
Year Episodes 2008 42 2009 52 2010 49 2011 42a
The episode entries are laid out as follows:
# Title Length Release date #b "Episode Title" mm:ssc 22 November 2011d Brief description of the episode.
- ^a Correct for latest episode to be released at time of writing. The series is ongoing and new episodes will be released over time.
- ^b The episode number.
- ^c Length of the episode, in "minutes:seconds" format.
- ^d The date the episode was released. Where applicable, release dates are based on their first posting on That Guy with the Glasses, and not their original release on YouTube.
Season 1 (2008)
The character of the Nostalgia Critic and the format of the series developed over the initial episodes. The Critic is uncharacteristically hyper in the first episode as compared to later episodes. This became the springboard for the character Chester A. Bum (also played by Walker) and the Bum Reviews (using additional elements from episode nine). The Bum speed talks through movies. The Critic is first seen sitting in his chair in the second episode. This episode is also the first time he wields his gun and in which his "Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to." catchphrase is first used. The character's appearance is defined in the fourth episode. Episode seven features the first "Top 11" list along with the catchphrase "Why Top 11? Because I like to go one step beyond."
# Title Length Release date 1 "Transformers: The Movie" 2:15 April 6, 2008
The Critic speed-talks through a synopsis of Transformers (2007) before fainting from exhaustion at the end.Note: This episode was originally posted on YouTube on July 2007.
2 "Drug Cartoon Special" 7:30 April 8, 2008
The Critic reviews Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990). He criticizes the fact that the special's about drugs, the cartoon characters' mean spirited and overly preachy nature, and a very annoying musical number. This was the first episode do be done in the Nostalgia Critic's trademark style, whereas the previous later became the basis for Doug's Bum Reviews.Note: This episode was originally posted on YouTube on July 2007. Also, this episode introduces the Critic's opening catchphrase.
3 "Cloverfield Trailer" 4:07 April 8, 2008
The Critic speculates, prior to its release, about the plot of Cloverfield (2008).Note: This episode was originally posted on YouTube on July 2007. Also, as a first for the series, the opening catchphrase serves as the closing catchphrase.
4 "Power Rangers: A Look Back" 8:46 April 9, 2008
The Critic reviews Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995). He exclaims that the plot is nonsensical, criticizes the movie for having a wasted budget, poor special effects and how the moral is to fight without powers, yet the Power Rangers get them back eventually. It should also be noted that The Critic was never a fan of the franchise.Note: This episode was originally posted on YouTube on July 2007.
5 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Launch" 8:18 April 10, 2008 6 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movies" 11:00 April 11, 2008
The Critic reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993). In the first installment he criticizes the plot for being weird, the slight changes from the cartoon series and the climax in the end which he finds disappointing. In the second installment he criticize the weak plot considering it a letdown, toning down the violence and swearing from it's predecessor and being more kid-friendly. Despite the flaws he found in all three movies, the critic enjoyed the first two. praising the turtles animatronics, fight scenes and the adult theme, but he heavily criticizes the third installment after watching it for five minutes. He cries in his bathtub and tortures himself for a brief moment.Note: This episode was originally posted on YouTube on August 2007.
7 "Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments" 9:14 April 12, 2008
The Critic counts down the top 11 scariest Nostalgic moments. They are as follows:
11. The Trap Door (1984-86)Note: This episode was originally posted on YouTube on October 2007.
10. Wonka's Messed-Up Tunnel in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
9. The Villain's song in Bears (1987)
8. The Headless Horseman from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
7. The Snake from Beetlejuice
6. Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989)
5. The Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
4. Large Marge in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
3. Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
2. The Clown in Poltergeist (1982)
1. The Banshee in Darby O'Gille (1959)
8 "Super Mario Bros.: The Movie" 9:24 April 13, 2008
The Critic reviews Super Mario Bros: The Movie (1993). He criticizes Mario and Luigi's last name (which the movie says is simply "Mario"), the story, Dennis Hopper's performance, Luigi and Peach's awkward romance, the fact that it's Luigi that gets the girl, not Mario, and the fact that the movie has little to nothing to do with the video game which it is based on. He also criticises the humour.Note: This episode was originally posted on YouTube on November 2007.
9 "Cloverfield" 4:14 April 14, 2008 10 "Street Fighter The Movie" 8:17 April 15, 2008
The Critic reviews Street Fighter (1994). He criticizes the large amount of action scenes, the confusing story, the huge cast, and Jean-Claude Van Damme's performance. However, he applauds the final performance of the late Raúl Juliá.Note: This episode was originally posted on YouTube on January 2008.
11 "Mortal Kombat: The Movie" 7:32 April 16, 2008 12 "Space Jam" 11:16 April 17, 2008
The Critic reviews Space Jam (1996). He criticizes the film for being "nothing but commercials", the jokes for not being up to classic Looney Tunes, Michael Jordan's dull acting, and the sex appeal given to Lola Bunny.Note: This episode was originally posted on YouTube on March 2008.
13 "Pokemon: The Movie" 12:45 April 20, 2008
The Critic reviews Pokémon: The First Movie (1999). He complains that the film does not really explain the premise of Pokémon to the non-initiated, and considers the message of "fighting is wrong" as hypocritical. He also shows that he believes the Pokemon bringing Ash back to life with their tears to be stupid and cliche.Note: This was the first Nostalgia Critic episode posted on thatguywiththeglasses.com that was NOT originally posted on YouTube.
14 "The Wizard" 16:16 May 4, 2008 The Critic reviews The Wizard (1989). He criticizes the incredibly poor acting, the fact that the kids act like adults and vice versa, the fact that the movie makes the character of Lucas seem like a god, and violent and suggestive themes. The episode ends with him yelling "Nerd!" in rage, assuming the kid who plays Jimmy grows up as the Angry Video Game Nerd. 15 "Top 11 Naughtiest Moments in Animaniacs" 2:33 May 11, 2008
The Critic notes the top 11 risqué phrases from Animaniacs:
11. "You expect us poor innocent children to... paint naked people all over a church? We'll do it!"Note: As Doug had revealed in episode 124, this is most viewed Nostalgia Critic video to date.
10. "Truth or Dare"
9. "I got the buns".
8. Bouncing in a car
7. "Yakko, can you conjugate?"
6. "I'll conjugate with you".
5. "Let me go to the board and show you".
4. "Give me the bird!"
3. "What else you got in there?"
2. "I'd say puberty was inordinately kind to you".
1. Mistaking "fingerprints" with "finger Prince"
16 "Batman and Robin" 17:13 May 23, 2008 The Critic reviews Batman & Robin (1997). He heavily criticizes the colorful campy feel that resembles the 1960s Batman TV series, the major departure from the previous films which features a darker tone, the lame one-liners, cliché dialogue, and Mr. Freeze's ice puns. Special criticism is reserved for a scene where Batman uses a "bat credit card" with Batman Forever on it to buy Poison Ivy at the auction, actually causing the Critic to fly into a furious rage. This specific moment is declared as the Critic's shot to fame. This is the first nominee for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture that has been reviewed on the show. 17 "Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs" 10:32 June 1, 2008
The Critic lists the top 11 catchiest nostalgic theme songs:
11. Sesame Street1. DuckTales
10. Reading Rainbow
9. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?
7. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
6. G.I. Joe
5. The Transformers
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
3. Anything by the Richard Stone team
2. Inspector Gadget
18 "'90s Sports Montage" 10:09 June 8, 2008
The Critic reviews various 80s and 90s sports movies, including:The Sandlot
19 "Top 11 Drug PSAs" 13:33 June 22, 2008
The Critic lists the top 11 public service announcements involving drugs:
11. Be an Original.1. Pee-wee Herman's anti-crack PSA
10. If you don't teach your kids to say "no" to drugs, it's as good as saying "yes".
9. Drugs, drugs, drugs
8. C3PO and R2-D2 anti-smoking PSA
7. I'm always chasing rainbows.
6. You just better know what you're jumping into.
5. The drug-dealing Snake
4. I learned it by watching you!
3. This Is Your Brain on Drugs.
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ("I'm not a chicken, you're a turkey!")
20 "Captain Planet" 13:59 July 6, 2008 The Critic reviews Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996). He criticizes the overall premise, is annoyed by several of the main characters, and finds some themes (AIDS, gang violence) inappropriate for a children's show. 21 "Double Dare" 8:27 July 13, 2008 The Critic positively reviews the game show Double Dare (1986–1993). Among his points, he praises the host, Marc Summers, for being able to "get into the game" despite having OCD. 22 "3 Ninjas" 10:46 July 20, 2008 The Critic reviews 3 Ninjas (1992). He comments on the film's blatant attempts to cash in on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Home Alone (even pointing out that the video cover states it), criticizing the plot, corny dialogue, annoying characters (especially Grandpa Mori), and weird traps. 23 "Top 11 Hottest Animated Women" 11:23 July 27, 2008
The Critic lists the top 11 attractive animated female characters:
11. Linka (Captain Planet and the Planeteers)1. Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
10. Baroness (G.I. Joe)
9. Sailor Moon
8. Harley Quinn (Batman)
7. Hello Nurse (Animaniacs)
6. Cheetara (ThunderCats)
5. Daphne (Scooby Doo)
4. April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
3. Rogue (X-Men)
2. Ariel & Princess Jasmine (The Little Mermaid & Aladdin)
24 "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" 15:26 August 11, 2008 The Critic reviews Masters of the Universe (1987). He criticizes the film's title which does not include "He-Man" in it, numerous homoerotic overtones, Skeletor's dull portrayal, the subplot of the film involving Julie which he considers depressing, most of the plot has little to do with He-Man, and the moral, which he finds to be very unrealistic. 25 "Follow That Bird" 5:59 August 18, 2008 The Critic reviews Follow That Bird (1985). Halfway through the review, he admits he is unable to properly criticize Sesame Street and walks out. Chester A. Bum finishes the review for $20. 26 "Saved by the Bell" 18:53 August 25, 2008 The Critic reviews Saved by the Bell (1989–1993). He comments on the absurd stories, dated fashions and sets, obnoxious canned laughter, and flat characters. However, he concludes that the show was relatively harmless. 27 "Tom and Jerry: The Movie" 14:19 September 1, 2008 The Critic reviews Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992). He is upset about Tom and Jerry being able to talk and reduced to secondary characters as the orphan girl Robyn Starling becomes the focus of the story, and also shows a strong distaste for the musical numbers. 28 "Top 11 Saddest Moments" 14:40 September 8, 2008
The Critic lists the top 11 saddest moments in nostalgic films:
11. "Saying Good Bye" (Muppets Take Manhattan)1. "Every Single God Damn Disney Movie Ever Made!" (notably "The Lion King", "Old Yeller" and "Bambi")
10. "Blue Bird" (Follow That Bird)
9. Death of Little Foot's Mother (The Land Before Time)
8. An American Tail
7. The Ending of "What's Opera Doc?"
6. Snoopy's Going Away Party (Snoopy Come Home)
5. Drowning of Artax (The NeverEnding Story)
4. Death of Charlotte (Charlotte's Web)
3. Funeral Scene (My Girl)
2. Death of Spock (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
29 "Surf Ninjas" 13:48 September 18, 2008 The Critic reviews Surf Ninjas (1993). He says he likes it, talking about obviously terrible elements, such as plot holes, terrible acting and jokes and adult humor and situations, as if they were genius, before waking up (The Wizard of Oz style) to reveal that he in fact hates it. 30 "Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows" 14:47 September 29, 2008
The Critic lists top 11 greatest animated shows of the 1980s and 1990s:
31 "Kazaam" 15:40 October 6, 2008 The Critic reviews Kazaam (1996). He attacks Shaquille O'Neal's acting and rapping, the numerous implications of pedophilia, and the film's plot, finding the idea of Kazaam being Max's genie to be similar to slavery.Special criticism is reserved for the title character's lyric "let's green egg and ham it". 32 "Drew Struzan Tribute" 5:50 October 13, 2008 The Critic salutes Drew Struzan, painter and creator of well-known movie posters. He claims that Struzan denied him an interview and recalled this instance during a rare radio interview. 33 "Halloween '08 Special" 8:21 October 20, 2008 The Critic negatively reviews the Teddy Ruxpin doll, calling it creepy. The doll later comes to life and vengefully attacks him. 34 "Double Dragon" 15:32 October 27, 2008 The Critic reviews Double Dragon (1994). He criticizes the film's plot, which does not follow that of the game it is based on, and lack of character development. Special criticism is reserved for the fact that the actual Double Dragon arcade game is seen in the background during one scene. 35 "Top 11 Underrated Nostalgic Classics" 16:33 November 3, 2008
The Critic lists the top 11 overlooked films:
11. The Rescuers Down Under (after noting that he did not like the first film)1. The Secret of NIMH
10. Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation
9. The Rocketeer
8. The Prince of Egypt
6. The Iron Giant
5. Flight of the Navigator
4. Return to Oz
3. Babe: Pig in the City
2. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
36 "Howard the Duck" 16:44 November 10, 2008 The Critic reviews Howard the Duck (1986). He finds the film's main problem to be that it was too dark, violent and sexual for a PG rating. He also criticizes the plot, implausibility, acting, and puns. Special criticism is reserved for a brief scene depicting a female anthropomorphic duck with realistic human breasts. This is the first movie the Critic has reviewed that won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. 37 "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation" 21:28 November 17, 2008 The Critic reviews Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997). He criticizes the film's plot as just exposition, poor special effects and presence of characters who had died in the original film, saying that despite still disliking the first Mortal Kombat, he considered it "a masterpiece" compared to the sequel. 38 "Godzilla" 22:15 November 24, 2008 The Critic reviews Godzilla (1998). He confesses on disliking the director, Roland Emmerich, criticizes Mathew Broderick's awkward dialogue, the illogical script, and finds scenes similar to other films, such as Jurassic Park and Star Wars. Special criticism is reserved for Broderick's character's flat and unfunny line, "That's a lot of fish." 39 "Top 11 Disney Villains" 17:31 December 2, 2008
The Critic lists his top 11 favorite Walt Disney Animation Studios villains:
11. Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)1. Chernabog (referred to as "The Devil") from Fantasia (1940)
10. Jafar from Aladdin (1992)
9. Scar from The Lion King (1994)
8. Shere Khan from The Jungle Book (1967)
7. Professor Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
6. Ursula from The Little Mermaid (1989)
5. Gaston from Beauty and the Beast (1991)
4. Judge Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
3. Lady Tremaine from Cinderella (1950)
2. Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (1959)
40 "Super Mario Brothers Super Show" 15:36 December 16, 2008 The Critic reviews Super Mario Brothers Super Show (1989). For its Mario cartoons, he criticizes the inconsistent plots, mostly bad parodies of popular films, dialogue being heavy on Italian food puns, and cheap animation. Regarding the Legend of Zelda segments, he bashes its blandness, portrayal of Link as smart-allecky and perverted and his dysfunctional relationship with Zelda. Special criticism is reserved for a character in the Super Mario Brothers show named Indiana Joe being animated without a face, and Link's infamous catchphrase, "Well excuuuse me, Princess." 41 "Top 12 Greatest Christmas Specials" 20:47 December 23, 2008
The Critic lists the top 12 films, episodes and television specials about Christmas:
12. Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean1. A Christmas Story
11. South Park: Woodland Critter Christmas
10. Disney's The Little Match Girl
9. Home Alone
8. Miracle on 34th Street
7. The Small One
6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
5. It's a Wonderful Life
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
3. A Charlie Brown Christmas
2. All adaptations of A Christmas Carol
42 "Jingle All the Way" 20:41 December 30, 2008 The Critic reviews Jingle All the Way (1996). In addition to mocking the actors, he criticizes the absurd and overly manic situations of the movie, especially the climax, and the seemingly materialistic message of the film.
Season 2 (2009)
The first month of the 2009 episodes was dubbed "Nickelodeon Month" during which the Nostalgia Critic exclusively reviewed related programs from the Nickelodeon TV channel. Episode 47 is the first to be filmed in widescreen, which became standard thereafter. A new episode format was added with Episode 62, Old VS. New, in which two versions of the same intellectual property are compared and rated against each other. The year 2009 introduced crossovers with other Channel Awesome video producers, starting in episode 47.
# Title Length Release date 43 "Nicktoons" 16:45 January 6, 2009
The Critic reviews Nicktoons:
44 "Nickcoms" 18:42 January 13, 2009
The Critic reviews Nickcoms:
45 "SNICK" 17:15 January 20, 2009
The Critic reviews SNICK shows:
Roundhouse (1992–1996)He says that none of these shows are special, but pans only Roundhouse.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)
All That (1994–2005)
Prometheus and Bob (1996–2000)
Action League Now! (1995–2002)
Kenan & Kel (1996–2000), focusing mainly on the movie Two Heads Are Better Than None (2000)
46 "Good Burger" 20:48 January 27, 2009 The Critic reviews Good Burger (1997). He complains about the absurd situations, annoying characters and unfunny jokes, and questions Abe Vigoda's presence. Special criticism is reserved for a scene where Ed stuff grapes in his nose and chants "bloobity bloobity bloobity bloobity" ad nauseam. 47 "FernGully: The Last Rainforest" 16:41 February 3, 2009 The Critic and Nostalgia Chick review FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992). They comment about the film's preachy attitude, uninspired characters and some scientific and geographical inaccuracies. The Chick also coins the term "Big-Lipped Alligator Moment" in this episode, used to describe a scene in a film that comes out of nowhere, has no bearing on the plot, is completely odd and over the top, and is never referred to again. In this case, the term is used for a random scene featuring a singing goanna, that is voiced by Tone Loc, who wishes to eat the film's main character Zak. 48 "A Kid in King Arthur's Court" 20:55 February 10, 2009 The Critic reviews A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995). He criticizes the absurd situations, amateur filmmaking techniques and historical/mythological inaccuracies. He is also shocked to find Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig beginning their careers in this film. 49 "The Good Son" 16:24 February 13, 2009 The Critic reviews The Good Son (1993). Using cue cards and subtitles as Doug had lost his voice, his main complaint is the unrealistic characters and plot, particularly the character played by Macaulay Culkin, and the fact that the adults are too stupid to see that Culkin's character is evil. He mistakes the owner as Warner Bros. at the end, but it is actually owned by 20th Century Fox. 50 "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" 18:06 February 17, 2009 The Critic reviews Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993), and Sonic the Hedgehog (1993–1994). He criticizes the former as "crazy" and nothing more than "pure bullshit." However, he praises the Saturday morning version for giving "Honest to God effort!", being dark and grim and having a remarkably developed storyline, even considering it 'Number 12' on his Top 11 Animated Shows (Episode 30). 51 "Top 11 Nostalgic Mindf*cks" 17:59 February 24, 2009
The Critic lists the top 11 surreal moments from movies, TV shows and video games. (In a nod to their oddness, he numbers the list unconventionally.)
11. Toontown from Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)1. The Opening to Pee-wee's Playhouse (1987)
10. Cool World (1992)
9. Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp (1991)
8. The Paraphernalia Wagon from Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977)
7. Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977)
6. The Opening to the Beetlejuice cartoon (1989-1991)
5. Beavis' hallucination in Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996)
4. The "Tunnel from Hell in" Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
3. "This Is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
2. "Pink Elephants on Parade from Dumbo (1941)
52 "Twister" 23:54 March 3, 2009 The Critic reviews Twister (1996). Before the review, he pointed out that he gave credit to the wrong source of the collection of videos in the "Mindf*cks" episode and addressed the correct one. In the review, the Critic criticizes the main characters (mainly dueto constant arguing) and the film's scientific inaccuracy, but enjoys the effects. Special criticism is reserved for a scene where several characters are all shown listening to different pieces of music, all at once. 53 "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie" 25:05 March 10, 2009 The Critic reviews The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987). He lambastes the film for having no plot or story, terrible characters, unfunny and disgusting humour, and poorly designed puppets. The episode ends with a parody of 2001: A Space Odyssey, where the film's horridness rips through time and space. He calls it the worst film he has ever reviewed, and sums it up as "pure evil". 54 "Rock-a-Doodle" 18:48 March 17, 2009 The Critic reviews Rock-a-Doodle (1991). He marks this as the start of Don Bluth's decline in animated films, even though he says the movie is not especially bad. He criticizes the very strange plot, annoying characters (especially the voice acting for Edmund) and frequent songs. He also makes a point of mentioning a particularly vexing plot hole in the film, when the sun rises once without the main character, Chanticleer crowing. And then it refuses to rise again after that, because he no longer crows. 55 "Titanic: The Animated Movie" 21:25 March 24, 2009 The Critic reviews Titanic: The Legend Goes On (2001). Among the poor quality and taste of the film, he criticizes the historical inaccuracies, nonsensical characters (especially the rapping dog), and how it blatantly rips off the blockbuster film, Titanic. He stated that the creator of the film "probably saw the James Cameron movie and didn't realize it was based on a true event; he probably just thought it was a fairy tale." 56 "The Pagemaster" 20:00 March 31, 2009 The Critic reviews The Pagemaster (1994). He finds it to be dull and forgettable, with no memorable characters, and no opportunities to know the famous stories shown throughout. However, he does praise the pleasant-looking animation. 57 "Moonwalker" 20:22 April 7, 2009
The Critic reviews Moonwalker (1988). He finds the movie to be nothing more than a massive ego-trip for Michael Jackson, and ridicules the often nonsensical segments of the film, though praises the "Smooth Criminal" music video in the middle of the film, referring to it as "The coolest fucking thing I've ever seen".Note: This review came out two months before the death of Michael Jackson.
58 "Top 11 Dumbest Superman Moments" 16:40 April 14, 2009
The Critic compiles a list of the dumbest moments of the Superman films:
11. Casting Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth in Superman Returns (2006)1. Superman time-traveling by rotating the Earth backwards in Superman (1978)
10. The Niagara Falls scene in Superman II (1980)
9. Recreating the romantic flying scene from Superman in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
8. The mother with the baby carriage from Superman II
7. The special effects in Superman IV
6. The fact that Superman only needs glasses to disguise himself (1978-2006)
5. Nuclear Man's creation in Superman IV
4. The opening of Superman III (1983)
3. Superman's mind erasing kiss in Superman II
2. Richard Pryor's performance in Superman III
59 "TMNT" 20:03 April 21, 2009 The Critic reviews TMNT (2007), after many requests by his fans. Though he criticizes Mako's performance, the confusing plot and likeness to a video game, he notes that it's not bad, let alone horrible, and even praises the film's CGI animation. His criticism of Mako's performance proved controversial, as he addresses in his next video. 60 "Red Sonja" 21:43 May 5, 2009 The Critic reviews Red Sonja (1985). Before the review, he explains the life of Mako, and apologizes for criticizing his voice of Splinter from the TMNT review. He finds the film's story to be underdeveloped, and criticizes both Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger's performances as lackluster. 61 "Short Circuit 1 and 2" 27:21 May 12, 2009 The Critic reviews Short Circuit (1986) and Short Circuit 2 (1988). He concludes that while they technically are bad movies, both Johnny 5 and Benjamin are likable characters, and he calls the films "a guilty pleasure". 62 "Old Vs. New: Batman Vs. The Dark Knight" 14:25 May 19, 2009 63 "Full House" 18:33 May 26, 2009 The Critic reviews Full House (1987–1995). He criticizes the show for being unfunny, boring and repetitive, and having faked happiness and no real conflict. 64 "North" 23:16 June 2, 2009 The Critic reviews North (1994). He criticizes the random musical number, racist portrayals, unnecessary cameos, awful jokes, the bizarre Bruce Willis character, the overall ridiculous scenario, and the fact that the whole story turns out to be a dream. He sympathizes with Roger Ebert, who is quoted as saying, "I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie." 65 "Sidekicks" 24:35 June 16, 2009 The Critic reviews Sidekicks (1992). His main complaint is that the vast majority of the film is a self-indulgent plug for the director's brother Chuck Norris, criticizing his and Jonathan Brandis' performances, the bizarre plot, similarities to The Karate Kid, mean-spirited characters, and poor choreography of the action scenes. He also tries not to criticize the performance of Mako (Due to the backlash he received for doing so in his TMNT review), but it gets increasingly hard as the review progresses. 66 "Gargoyles" 15:38 June 23, 2009 The Critic reviews Gargoyles (1994–1997). This episode is one of the few where he does not criticize, save for the unusual storyline and the third season, "The Goliath Chronicles". 67 "Transformers 2" 4:36 June 27, 2009 The Critic reviews Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), in the same style of his first episode. He considers it "adequately satisfying" despite a weak plot. 68 "Steel" 20:36 June 30, 2009 The Critic reviews Steel (1997). He criticizes the wooden acting of Shaquille O'Neal and bad dialogue, and considers Steel as the "worst superhero ever". He points out that the only good factors are Annabeth Gish's performance, her character's laser-shooting wheelchair, and the funny reaction of a man about to be blown away by a grenade. 69 "Top 11 Cereal Mascots" 20:56 July 7, 2009
The Critic lists the top 11 cereal mascots:
11. Toucan Sam from "Froot Loops" (1945-present)1. Tony the Tiger from "Frosted Flakes" (1958-present)
10. Cookie Crook and Officer Crumb from "Cookie Crisp" (1981-1997)
9. Buzz Bee from "Honey Nut Cheerios" (referred to as "The Honey Nut Cheerios Bee") (1979-present)
8. Wendell from "Cinnamon Toast Crunch" (1987-present)
7. Lucky from "Lucky Charms" (1962-present)
6. Cap'n "Horatio Magellan" Crunch from "Cap'n Crunch" (1963-present)
5. Count Chocula from "Count Chocula" (1971-present)
4. Sonny the Cuckoo Bird from "Cocoa Puffs" (1962-present)
3. Sugar Bear from "Golden Crisp" (1964-present)
2. The Trix Rabbit from "Trix" (1959-present)
70 "Barb Wire" 21:37 July 14, 2009 The Critic reviews Barb Wire (1996). He claims this film was made solely for Pamela Anderson's figure, points out several blatant sexual overtones, criticizes the dialogue as bland and characters as hard to like, and concludes that the plot was ripping off Casablanca. He does however gives some praise on the climax of the film. 71 "Old Vs. New: LOTR Animated Vs. Lord of the Rings" 20:10 July 21, 2009
Best Frodo Baggins: Animated FilmThe live-action films win over the animated film: 3-2.
Best Supporting Cast: Live-Action Films
Best Villains: Animated Film
Best Action Scenes: Live-Action Films
Best Story: Live-Action Films
72 "Last Action Hero" 22:45 July 28, 2009 The Critic reviews Last Action Hero (1993). He criticizes the amount of dialogue compared to the action, the senseless celebrity cameos, and the lack of realism in the movie's "real world" segment. However, he admits that the ideas were creative and was interested in the villain's master plan to bring various antagonists from other films. 73 "Captain N: The Game Master" 17:42 August 4, 2009 The Critic reviews Captain N: The Game Master (1989–1991). He finds the animation sloppy, and the show's characters to be irritating, undeveloped and barely resembling their video game designs. He especially shows a strong distaste for the butchering of Simon Belmont's character, who comes off as wimpy and foppish. 74 "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story" 20:28 August 11, 2009 In the guise of "Raoul Puke," the Critic reviews We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993). Despite praising the animation style, he calls it a "Big Lipped Alligator Movie," criticizing the poorly written script, weird close-ups, often scary visuals, annoying characters, and an overly long and random chase in the middle. 75 "Warriors of Virtue" 22:47 August 18, 2009 The Critic reviews Warriors of Virtue (1997). He criticizes the film's dullness, blurry fighting scenes and lack of character development, but gives credit to Angus Macfadyen's over-the-top performance. 76 "Captain America" 18:45 August 25, 2009 The Critic reviews Captain America (1990). He criticizes the film for having a boring story, and considers Captain America in the film to be a boring and ineffective hero. Special criticism is reserved for a scene where a member of the Nazi Party shouts "Heil, Hitler!" in mid-sentence and shoots someone immediately after. 77 "Top 11 Nostalgia Critic F*ck-Ups" 17:23 September 1, 2009
The Critic counts down mistakes he has made in previous episodes:
11. Not understanding the reason why the African-American actor and Asian actress left from the cast of Power Rangers.1. Leaving out the death of Optimus Prime from The Transformers: The Movie from "The Top 11 Saddest Nostalgic Moments".
10. Placing the Banshee from Darby O'Gill and the Little People as the scariest nostalgic moment.
9. Wearing eyeliner in The Top 11 Dumbest Superman Moments without notice.
8. Mistaking some of Steven Chorney's paintings for those of Drew Struzan. (The Critic pointed out that Chorney's style of painting is similar to Struzan's).
7. Not giving a clear explanation of the secret passageway in the Bébé's Kids video game for SNES.
6. Mistaking a forklift for a bulldozer in Barb Wire.
5. Mistaking Robert Prosky for Art Carney in Last Action Hero.
4. Not realizing that some species of lizards can actually eat fish in Godzilla.
3. Insulting Mako in TMNT.
2. The constant spelling mistakes throughout the series (notably A Kid in King Arthur's Court and We're Back! A Dinosaur’s Story).
78 "Alone in The Dark"
"Special Top Secret Review"
24:08 September 8, 2009 The Critic, Spoony and Linkara review Alone in the Dark (2005). Doug had lost his voice, and speaks through "Speakonia", a text-to-speech program. They criticize Uwe Boll's direction, the actors' horrible performances, plot holes, nonsensical story, and bearing no resemblance to the video game on which it was based. 79 "Blank Check" 19:58 September 15, 2009 The Critic reviews Blank Check (1994). He criticizes the film for taking an idea with a lot of potential and developing it into something that already occurred in several other films during the '90s, with a ridiculous plot, poor performances, an emphasis on materialism, and complete lack of humor. Special criticism is reserved for the relationship between the child hero and adult heroine. 80 "Old Vs New: Willy Wonka" 17:13 September 22, 2009
Best Wonka: Gene WilderThe original wins over the remake: 4-1.
Best Supporting Cast: Willy Wonka
Best Music: Willy Wonka
Best Visuals: Charlie
Best Story: Willy Wonka
81 "Cool as Ice" 21:54 September 29, 2009 The Critic reviews Cool as Ice (1991). He criticizes the lack of plot, visuals and Vanilla Ice's performance. 82 "Suburban Commando" 18:37 October 6, 2009 The Critic reviews Suburban Commando (1991). Though admitting a few jokes are funny, especially the line, "I was frozen today!" he finds the film to be stupid and unoriginal. Special criticism is reserved for a scene where Hogan helps a kid to play the arcade game After Burner and yet tries to pass it off as if it were a game about space aliens and UFOs, despite it clearly being seen to be After Burner. 83 "The Next Karate Kid" 20:57 October 13, 2009 The Critic reviews The Next Karate Kid (1994). He criticizes the film as a cash-in on the success of the first three films (also notice that the fourth film is so bad it never got its own dvd release and instead was on a double feature with the cheap rehash sequel The Karate Kid, Part III which he also hates), with mean spirited characters, an over-exaggeration of school security, a weak script, and a confusing moral. 84 "Casper" 24:29 October 20, 2009 The Critic reviews Casper (1995). He criticizes the lame puns, pointless cameos, illogical nature of the plot, and nearly excessive use of vulgar language, despite being considered a family movie. But admits that the filmmakers at least "tried" to put effort in it. It finishes with the Critic chasing an evil Casper, who had been annoying him during the review, throughout a GMX convention in Tennessee while dressed as a Ghostbuster. 85 "Superman IV" 22:16 October 27, 2009 The Critic reviews Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), collaborating with Linkara (who initially tries to impersonate the Critic, resulting in him being punished by having to stay and watch the film as well). They take note of the film's inconsistencies, pointless side-stories, ludicrous morals, and cheap visual effects. 86 "Congo" 19:28 November 3, 2009 The Critic reviews Congo (1995). He pokes fun at Tim Curry's Romanian accent in the film, criticizes the special effects for being silly (especially with the ape costumes), the storyline for being laughable, and points out that the only good parts of this film are Bruce Campbell, Ernie Hudson and the laser gun. 87 "A Tribute to Siskel and Ebert" 14:35 November 10, 2009 The Critic pays tribute to two of the most loved television film critics: Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. He also discusses the show after Siskel's unfortunate death, the Richard Roeper era, claims that the two Bens were "douchebags", and the show as it is now with Michael Phillips and A. O. Scott is slightly better, but still not the same. 88 "Judge Dredd" 20:13 November 17, 2009 The Critic reviews Judge Dredd (1995). He criticizes the film for being over-the-top and finds Rob Schneider annoying, as well as expressing confusion about how apparently no character can pronounce the word "Law", but admits that the film has a certain comedic value and is a guilty pleasure. 89 "Tank Girl" 19:02 November 24, 2009 The Critic reviews Tank Girl (1995). He finds the characters annoying and criticizes the incoherent plot. He points out that some shots of the "Tank Girl" comic are used to replace some of the live-action shots, and assumes that the lack of money to finance the film is the reason. 90 "Jack Frost" 18:04 December 1, 2009 To start off the holiday season, the Critic decides to review bad holiday-related movies. He begins by reviewing Jack Frost (1998), praising the film's looks and cinematography, and criticizing the lack of sense and creativity, snowman special effects, poor dialogue, and underdeveloped characters. 91 "He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special" 17:23 December 8, 2009 The Critic reviews He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985). He notices (and counts) homosexual overtones, criticizes the musical number and notes the hypocrisy of a Christmas special involving animated violence. 92 "The Return of the Christmas Specials" 19:43 December 15, 2009
The Critic lists the next top 11 (runner-up) Christmas specials:
11. Elf1. Die Hard
10. A Garfield Christmas Special
9. The Polar Express (but only in 3D)
8. Blackadder's Christmas Carol
6. The Nativity Story
5. A Pinky and the Brain Christmas
4. All in the Family: The Draft Dodger
3. Joyeux Noël
2. The Snowman
93 "The Star Wars Holiday Special" 25:29 December 22, 2009 The Critic reviews The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), despite his efforts to escape. He criticizes the focus on the Wookiee family, the Star Wars cast only appearing in cameos, excessive filler, and the animation from the cartoon segments, but he does praise Bea Arthur's performance. He has his memory of the movie erased by Santa Christ, played by Doug Walker's brother, Rob, as well as destroying the movie and curring the critic's diabeties (Which the Critic did not even know he had). 94 "Ernest Saves Christmas" 21:31 December 29, 2009
The Critic criticizes Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) for, like the other Ernest P. Worrell movies, silly humor and not making much sense, though he admits that he watches it every year, loves Douglas Seale's performance of Santa and considers it a guilty pleasure.Note: During the review, the Critic made a comment about Autism that he later found to be inappropriate and removed. This is currently the only joke ever removed from the show because Walker thought it was low and unfair.
Season 3 (2010)
The first month of the 2010 episodes was dubbed Schwarzenegger Month during which the Critic exclusively reviewed Arnold Schwarzenegger films. This was followed by a special 100th Episode, in which he reviewed the infamous Battlefield Earth.
In July, he reviewed The Room, but the review was taken down by the film's distributor Wiseau-Films for copyright infringement, to which he posted a response in a skit titled "The Tommy Wiseau Show", that mocks Wiseau for taking down the review. The review was eventually posted back on the site on December 2010.
# Title Length Release date 95 "Commando" 22:19 January 5, 2010 The Critic reviews Commando (1985). He states that he likes the movie, but considers it overtly stupid, with a few plotholes, an out of place music score and the usual Schwarzenegger cliches. 96 "Junior" 18:51 January 12, 2010 The Critic reviews Junior (1994). He considers the film boring, being more serious than it needed, finds Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito unfunny, and goes into a extensive vomiting session after seeing a CGI of Arnold's baby. 97 "Conan the Barbarian" 15:58 January 19, 2010 The Critic reviews Conan the Barbarian (1982). He states that the movie is silly, but enjoys it for its epic feel. 98 "Conan the Destroyer" 13:48 January 21, 2010 The Critic reviews Conan the Destroyer (1984). He treats this movie more harshly than its predecessor, saying that it is overtly stupid and boring at times. 99 "End of Days" 20:19 January 26, 2010 The Critic reviews End of Days (1999). He criticizes the plethora of plot holes, lackluster action, lack of horror, over-the-top science, far-fetched mathematical clues, and considers that the premise of Schwarzenegger fighting Satan had more potential. 100 "Battlefield Earth"
"The 100th Episode"
25:59 February 2, 2010
The Critic reviews Battlefield Earth (2000) for his 100th episode, and heavily criticizes the plot, characters, constant use of angled camera shots and curtain wipes, John Travolta's over-the-top goofy acting, and overall stupidity. He is repeatedly interrupted by Terl, Travolta's character from the film, portrayed by fellow TGWTG member Noah "Spoony" Antwiler.
- Note: In the commentary for the episode, Doug had revealed that he and his brother Rob had both really wanted to play the part of Terl, but Doug decided that Spoony should play him because of his hilarious use of the villain voice he gave one of his characters.
101 "Bébé's Kids" 19:57 February 9, 2010 The Critic reviews Bébé's Kids (1992). He criticizes the pointless moments, ignoring its own plot, constant rap music that seems too improvised, and Robin Harris being portrayed as a poor father figure. He also is annoyed that actor Tone Loc keeps appearing in his reviews, after playing the singing goanna in Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, Lieutenant Spence in Surf Ninjas, Juice in Blank Check and now, the baby, Pee Wee in this film. 102 "Lost In Space" 23:07 February 16, 2010 The Critic reviews Lost In Space (1998). He claims that the film is worse than the original television series, and as bad as Batman & Robin. He criticizes the dull acting of William Hurt and Matt LeBlanc, the squeaky-voiced acting of Lacey Chabert, the bad script, the horrible comedic timing, and is surprised that no one seems to realize that Gary Oldman's character is a villain. 103 "Top 11 Villain Songs" 22:05 February 23, 2010
The Critic lists the top 11 best villain songs:
11. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!1. Hellfire from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
10. Shiver My Timbers from Muppet Treasure Island
9. Friends on the Other Side from The Princess and the Frog
8. Pretty Women from Sweeney Todd
7. Sweet Transvestite from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Dentist! from Little Shop of Horrors
6. In the Dark of the Night from Anastasia
5. Poor Unfortunate Souls from The Little Mermaid
4. Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin') from Chicago
3. Be Prepared from The Lion King
2. Secret of Survival from Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
104 "Quest for Camelot" 21:52 March 2, 2010 The Critic reviews Quest for Camelot (1998). He criticizes the film for lacking any true connection to the Arthurian Legend, the horrendous songs, the bad jokes, and constant ripping-off of Disney. Special criticism is reserved for the endless plotholes, at one point causing him to literally explode with anger. 105 "Old Vs. New: The Nutty Professor" 17:20 March 9, 2010
Best Story: 1996 RemakeThe remake wins over the original: 2-1.
Best Supporting Cast: 1963 Original
Best Professor: Eddie Murphy
106 "Bio-Dome" 16:57 March 16, 2010 The Critic reviews Bio-Dome (1996). He widely criticizes Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin's horrid performances, unfunny gags, dislikes Joey Lauren Adams and is shocked at how a good plot idea like this was so horribly executed. He ends by shooting the DVD in anger. 107 "The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter" 19:25 March 23, 2010 The Critic reviews The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990). He criticizes the plot for being a heartless and dumbed-down rehash of the first movie, which is one of his favorite family films. Special criticism is reserved for Jonathan Brandis' portrayal of Bastian, as he is baffled at the character's unwillingness to use his power of infinite wishes, especially when he wishes for a spray-can rather than an actual weapon. 108 "Top 11 Most Awkward Christopher Walken Moments" 22:46 March 30, 2010
The Critic lists the top 11 most awkward moments involving Christopher Walken:
11. Threatening a fire extinguisher as a janitor named Clem in Joe Dirt1. Every one of his appearances on SNL
10. The pie scene from Gigli
9. His role in the video game Ripper
8. His role as the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow
7. The abduction scene in Communion
6. Any of his dancing sequences (notably the "Weapon of Choice" music video)
5. Reading Three Little Pigs to a live audience
4. His role as Reed Thimple the banker in The Country Bears
3. His role as Duane in Annie Hall
2. His role as Captain Koons in the watch scene from Pulp Fiction
109 "Flubber" 17:26 April 6, 2010 The Critic reviews Flubber (1997). He criticizes the overuse of slapstick, plotholes and creepy subplot of a robot being attracted to its creator. He was also critical of Robin Williams' portrayal as a neglective fiance; special criticism is reserved for the ending, as the Williams character misses his wedding a fourth time, but the Marcia Gay Harden character marries him anyway. 110 "Home Alone 3" 14:52 April 13, 2010 The Critic reviews Home Alone 3 (1997). He finds the film having nothing to do with Home Alone, despite bearing the title and part of the theme, with unfunny gags, a poor script and a completely different cast of very stupid characters. He is also shocked about how corporate espionage got enravelled with the Home Alone series. Special criticism is reserved for the parents repeatedly leaving the main protagonist unattended in the house throughout the movie. also special criticism for the late director/writer John Hough who went out of his way to make unfunny, unoriginal, uninspired scripts for slaptick comedies. 111 "Old vs New: King Kong" 18:42 April 27, 2010
Best Leading Lady: Naomi WattsThe original wins over the remake: 3-2.
Best Supporting Cast: 1933 Original
Best Visuals: 2005 Remake
Best Kong: 1933 Original
Best Story: 1933 Original
112 "Drop Dead Fred" 19:41 May 4, 2010 The Critic reviews Drop Dead Fred (1991). He criticizes Rik Mayall's obnoxious performance, as well as the absurd plot and unfunny jokes, and feeling that Phoebe Cates, along with everyone else in the movie, is completely insane. He also believes that the film was originally supposed to be a horror film, and emphasizes this by playing the theme to The Omen over several disturbing scenes. 113 "The Care Bears Movie" 17:41 May 11, 2010 The Critic reviews The Care Bears Movie (1985). He does find that, in general, the film is harmless for young audiences, but complains about heavy-handed cuteness, blatant advertising of the toy line, the song sequences, and some plotholes. He does compliment the villains of the film, stating that they pose a surprisingly genuine threat. 114 "Jaws 3D" 16:30 May 25, 2010 The Critic reviews Jaws 3-D (1983). He finds the 3-D (which the DVD lacks) very poorly executed, the effects cheap and unconvincing, the plot insanely dumb, and considers the film generally unscary. 115 "Free Willy" 14:42 June 1, 2010 The Critic reviews Free Willy (1993). While he does not view the film as terrible, he considers it a rehash of previous movies of a boy bonding with an animal, with hammy acting, cliched villain and some very annoying plot elements. 116 "A Troll in Central Park" 21:12 June 8, 2010 The Critic reviews A Troll in Central Park (1994). The video starts with him pacing in anger, infuriated at how bad the film is. In the review, he considers the film as the worst by Don Bluth, criticizing the characters, huge amount of filler and pandering, lack of lessons worth learning, and the ending. Special criticism is reserved for the major theme that dreams come true just by dreaming, which he considers both a terrible lesson for kids and thoroughly insulting to the audience's intelligence. 117 "Theodore Rex" 19:32 June 15, 2010 The Critic reviews Theodore Rex (1996). He finds the movie to be hard to comprehend, and criticizes the poor animatronics, bad editing and annoying running gags. 118 "Top 11 Coolest Clichés" 17:52 June 22, 2010
The Critic lists the top 11 coolest clichés:
11. Holding a gun sideways (gangster style)1. Slow-motion
10. The sexy cry (crying with a single tear while conveying no emotion otherwise)
9. A character's past
8. A dramatic choir
7. Jousting (mano a mano)
6. Items blowing in the wind
5. Explosions from a few feet away
4. Shouting "No!" ("Nooooooooo!")
3. Evil laughter
2. Walking in a straight line (or in groups)
119 "Hook" 26:41 June 29, 2010 The Critic reviews Hook (1991). He likes the film, but makes fun of it for its third act, plotholes, some sub-par acting, and dialogue. 120 "Independence Day" 24:18 July 6, 2010 In the spirit of the Fourth of July, the Critic reviews Independence Day (1996). He criticizes the lame cliches, unoriginality, plotholes, stereotypical characters, and predictable outcomes. However, he praises the explosions, special effects and Will Smith's performance. Special criticism is reserved for the humans' idea of using an older model spaceship to infiltrate the mothership, especially due to the fact that none of the aliens seem to notice that it's an older model, 121 "The Room" 28:07 July 13, 2010 The Critic reviews The Room (2003). He considers it so bad that "it kinda has to be seen to be believed" citing the awful acting, out-of-sequence editing, unbelievable characters, horrid dialogue, and repetitiveness. Special criticism is reserved for a scene where Johnny buys flowers for his girlfriend, in which the Critic is so confused by the scene that he replays it and points out all the flaws in the scene (Such as the fact that the flower shop worker says that she did not recognize Johnny, despite the fact that he was easily recognizable even if he was wearing sunglasses, and how Johnny said, "That's me" with nothing the worker says giving him reason to say that) 122 "The Phantom" 17:00 July 27, 2010 The Critic reviews The Phantom (1996). He considers the film as standard, criticizing the bland portrayal of the protagonist, the hero's purple costume and similarities to Indiana Jones. 123 "Zeus and Roxanne" 18:23 August 3, 2010 The Critic reviews Zeus and Roxanne (1997). He discusses the absolute absurdity of the plot and that the human characters get much more screen time than the animals. Special criticism is reserved for Steve Guttenberg's acting. 124 "Animaniacs Tribute" 61:35 August 10, 2010
The Critic pays tribute to the Animaniacs (1993-1998). In a three part special, he interviews Tom Ruegger, Sherri Stoner, Nathan Ruegger, Paul Rugg, and John P. McCann, the writers and voice actors of Animaniacs.Note: this is the Longest Nostalgia Critic Episode To Date.
125 "The Flintstones Movie" 17:55 August 17, 2010 The Critic reviews The Flintstones (1994). He states that he was not a big fan of the original series, and bashes the film's pointless moments, plotholes, inconsistencies, and bad puns. 126 "Mr. Nanny" 14:51 August 24, 2010 The Critic reviews Mr. Nanny (1993). He finds only very few jokes to be funny and the overall movie ridiculous, with its obvious ripping-off of other movies such as Home Alone. He also points out its stereotypical characters and finds the children considerably cruel. 127 "Rocky IV" 19:29 August 31, 2010 The Critic reviews Rocky IV (1985). He considers the movie as the weirdest of the Rocky films, with a tendency to jump the shark and some corny performances, but he finds the film enjoyable. 128 "Chairman of the Board" 13:22 September 7, 2010 The Critic reviews Chairman of the Board (1998). He finds the movie unfunny, with weird cinematography, ripping-off the plot from the Flintstones movie, predictable jokes, and the constant appearance and disappearance of Raquel Welch. He feels that the only redeemable factor of the film is Larry Miller's performance. 129 "Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic F*ck-Ups" 16:43 September 14, 2010
The Critic lists the biggest mistakes that he has made in his videos since his last "F*ck-Ups" video:
11. Not providing an explanation as to why his Old Vs. New: War of the Worlds video has not been posted. (He found both the 1953 original and 2005 remake underwhelming, so he cancelled the episode).1. Making a joke about Autism in Ernest Saves Christmas. (He made the joke as a gamble, and did not think that it was funny from the start, so he removed it from the video).
10. Mistaking a Gregorian-era dress for a Victorian-era dress in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
9. Not understanding why Mr. Freeze did not cure his wife in Batman & Robin.
8. Mispronouncing actor's names (notably Mako).
7. Mistaking Chernabog in Fantasia for The Devil. (He still defends his claim of naming it The Devil).
6. Providing the wrong reason why the mother from Full House died.
5. Not realizing that dolphins can actually punch in real life, as seen in Zeus and Roxanne.
4. Not realizing that Quest for Camelot did explain some things throughout.
3. Mistaking Jim Cummings for Christopher Lloyd and Jeremy Irons in the Top 11 Villain Songs.
2. His arithmetic mistake (saying 9+9+9=21 when it is actually 27) in the End of Days review.
130 "Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw" 19:12 September 21, 2010 The Critic reviews Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (1988). He comments that the movie has little to nothing to do with the toy line or the TV series on which it is based, and that the film itself is a total mess, with boring and poorly developed characters, a weak script, even weaker animation, and dreadful musical numbers. 131 "The Pebble and the Penguin" 17:45 September 28, 2010 The Critic reviews The Pebble and the Penguin (1995). He comments that it is the least bad of Don Bluth's worst films, praising the voice acting and animation and saying that the oddities almost work, but is bothered by the character designs, amount of musical numbers and general inaccuracies. 132 "Ernest Scared Stupid" 22:51 October 5, 2010 The Critic reviews Ernest Scared Stupid (1991). He says that it is by far the weakest of the theatrically released Ernest films, being neither funny nor scary, and generally predictable. 133 "Top 11 Scariest Performances" 23:11 October 12, 2010
The Critic lists the top 11 scariest performances:
11. Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed) from Oliver! (1968)1. HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain) from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
10. T-1000 (Robert Patrick) from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
9. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) from Misery (1990)
8. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) from The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Red Dragon (2002) (Coincidentally, both entries were written for the screen by Ted Tally.)
7. Alex (Malcolm McDowell) from A Clockwork Orange (1971)
6. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) from Psycho (1960)
5. The Gemini Killer (Jason Miller and Brad Dourif) from The Exorcist III (1990)
4. Joker (Heath Ledger) from The Dark Knight (2008)
3. Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) from No Country for Old Men (2007)
2. Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) from The Exorcist (1973)
134 "It" 31:48 October 19, 2010 The Critic reviews It (1990). He criticizes the plotholes, melodrama, characters who are cruel for no reason, overuse of flashbacks, and all the stereotypes and cliches done in each of Stephen King's stories (which he mocks by playing a drinking game about them), but praises the acting of the children and Tim Curry. However, he questions why others find Curry's performance so frightening, due to his silly nature as well as never harming the main characters despite having numerous chances to do so. 135 "Leprechaun" 20:07 October 26, 2010 The Critic reviews Leprechaun (1993) with the Cinema Snob. They discuss how unrealistic it is to find a leprechaun scary, the silly plot and unbelievably bad performances from Jennifer Aniston and others. 136 "My Pet Monster" 17:42 November 2, 2010 The Critic reviews My Pet Monster (1986). He criticizes the fact that the monster in the movie looks nothing like the one on the VHS case, as well as the characters, lazy written plot and shockingly scary ending. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, with him reasserting his view on life, thinking whether or not to continue reviewing films. 137 "Nostalgic Commercials!" 21:47 November 9, 2010 The Critic, in a state of depression from his previous review, begins the video sitting in front of his TV watching nostalgic TV shows ans commercials. He decides to take a break from TV shows and movies and takes a look at some old commercials. Afterwards, in a parody of the "Poor Jack" scene from The Nightmare Before Christmas, he decides to continue with his reviews after all. 138 "Old Vs. New: The Ten Commandments Vs. The Prince of Egypt" 21:23 November 16, 2010 139 "The Thief and the Cobbler" 21:02 November 23, 2010 The Critic reviews the Miramax version of The Thief and the Cobbler (1995). He criticizes the use of inner-monologues, inconsistent animation, bland songs, and finds the character of the princess too obvious. Special criticism is reserved for the main character's sudden change in skin tone later in the film from pale white to normal color. At the end he goes on to recommend the "Re-Cobbled Cut" of the film instead. 140 "Waterworld" 22:33 November 30, 2010 The Critic reviews Waterworld (1995). He considers it an average but enjoyable film that is not as bad as its reputation goes, applauding Dennis Hopper's performance, the action scenes and attention to detail in showing how contraptions in the film work (or as he calls it, "stuff"). However, he complains about Kevin Costner's acting, Tina Majorino's character Enola and some plotholes. 141 "Little Monsters" 20:29 December 7, 2010 The Critic reviews Little Monsters (1989). He considers the film to be miserable, criticizing the poorly written plot, mean-spirited characters, nasty jokes, and overly scary monsters. Special criticism is reserved for the appearance of the world of monsters, which he calls a letdown due to the build up. 142 "Rover Dangerfield" 20:28 December 14, 2010 The Critic reviews Rover Dangerfield (1991). He considers the film a poor attempt for Rodney Dangerfield to write a children's film, and complains about Rover's character, the clumsy plot, and the constant use of bad jokes and one-liners. Special criticism is reserved for the musical numbers, and a rather dark scene where Rover tries to hide the fact that he killed a turkey by using his corpse as a puppet. 143 "Raiders of the Story Arc: TMNT" 26:44 December 28, 2010 The Critic reviews the first five episodes of the original Ninja Turtles series. Overall, he feels that the show is outdated, criticizing various mistakes and silly moments, but still enjoys it.
Season 4 (2011)
The first month of the 2011 episodes was dubbed "Sequel Month" during which the Critic reviews sequels to films he already covered that have almost exclusively negative response from both film critics and film buffs alike. Starting with episode 148, the list of future NC episodes was no longer published ahead of time, breaking a tradition Walker had kept since the start.
# Title Length Release date 144 "The Neverending Story III" 27:54 January 4, 2011 The Critic reviews The NeverEnding Story III: Return to Fantasia (1994). He finds it even worse than its predecessor, citing its dumbed-down plot and characters, particularly the Rockbiter and Falkor. He also hates how the villains are reduced to schoolyard bullies, but enjoys Jack Black's performance. Special criticism is reserved for a scene where the Rockbiter sings a rendition of Born to Be Wild, and is outraged when it replaces the beloved theme song composed by Limahl. 145 "Ferngully 2" 19:19 January 11, 2011 The Critic reviews FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998), this time without assistance from the Nostalgia Chick. Though he likes the premise of exploring the temptations of the human world, he is not impressed by the weak story, sloppy animation and underdeveloped characters, but considers it a harmless (albeit pointless) film. 146 "The Secret of NIMH 2" 22:01 January 18, 2011 The Critic reviews The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998). He criticizes how the film centers on a background character while ignoring Mrs. Brisby, and also contains inferior animation, and the main character, Timmy, getting praise before he actually knows what to do, which seemingly turns out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Special criticism is reserved for an idiotic plot twist in which Timmy's brother, Martin, turns into a mad scientist and betrays him; ironically, he compliments Eric Idle's voicework, who plays the corrupt version of Martin, while Phillip Glasser plays his normal form. 147 "Care Bears II" 25:20 January 25, 2011 The Critic reviews Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986). He concludes that the first film is actually decent compared to the sequel, criticizing the lack of character development and consistency of events, particularly the retconning of the characters' already-established origins. 148 "Dungeons & Dragons" 26:31 February 1, 2011 The Critic reviews Dungeons & Dragons (2000). He criticizes the film for its cartoonish plot, confusing ending, constant rising shots, and poor acting (particularly that of Jeremy Irons, Thora Birch and Marlon Wayans). However, he finds the movie enjoyable due to being so badly executed. 149 "Top 11 Dumbest Spider-Man Moments" 27:12 February 8, 2011
The Critic lists some of the dumbest moments from the Spider-Man film series:
11. The overuse of American flags.1. The dance scene in Spider-Man 3.
10. The pointless characters.
9. The performance of the extras in Spider-Man 2 (2004)
8. The special effects of Spider-Man (2002)
7. Venom's lack of screen time in Spider-Man 3 (2007).
6. The "cocktease" romance between Peter Parker and Mary Jane.
5. Doctor Octopus' robotic arms.
4. The dialogue from Spider-Man.
3. "Emo Peter" from Spider-Man 3.
2. Willem Dafoe's performance as the Green Goblin.
150 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" 27:22 February 15, 2011 The Critic reviews The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). He considers the film to be a disappointing follow-up to its predecessor. He feels that the story is forced, finds plotholes related to the original film and considers the characters annoying and incompetent. He also mocks Jeff Goldblum's acting, with help from his brother Rob. Special criticism is reserved for a scene where a character distracts a velociraptor by shouting "Hey, you!" And the raptor actually turns to look upon hearing this. 151 "Return of the Nostalgic Commercials" 28:46 February 22, 2011 The Critic looks at more commercials. In particular, he comments on hotlines aimed at children, creepy-looking advertising techniques, toys and games that seem to promote cruelty, and suggestive-sounding product names. 152 "Inspector Gadget" 24:21 March 1, 2011 The Critic reviews Inspector Gadget (1999). He considers the movie "desperate", criticizing how the film bears little resemblance to the cartoon, overuse of comedy, along with its bad acting, poor editing, wierd scene transitions, unnecessary sound effects, and terrible fourth wall jokes. Special criticism is used for the portrayal of Dr. Claw, and for the endless credit cookies which show how desperate the movie is to get a laugh. 153 "Old Vs. New: The Karate Kid" 21:39 March 8, 2011
The Critic compares the 1984 and 2010 "Karate Kid" films:
Best Karate Kid: Daniel "San" LaRusso (Ralph Macchio)The remake wins over the original: 3-2.
Best Teacher: Mr. Han (Jackie Chan)
Best Villains: Cheng (aka Crazy Asian Kid) (Zhenwei Wang)
Best Support: Danny's Mama (Randee Heller)
Best Story: 2010 Remake
154 "The Langoliers" 27:05 March 15, 2011 The Critic reviews The Langoliers (1995). Despite crediting the film's acting and suspense, he criticizes the plot holes, poor CGI, over-the-top performances (particularly of Bronson Pinchot), clichés, and Dean Stockwell's Shatner-like performance. Special criticism is reserved for the appearance of the titular monsters, which he calls a letdown. 155 "Airborne" 23:38 March 22, 2011 The Critic reviews Airborne (1993). He criticizes the film's blandness, the performance of the main characters (especially the femistic behavior of Seth Green's character) and over-usage of clichés that cause it to resemble several commercial advertisements of the '90s. 156 "Baby Geniuses" 19:00 March 29, 2011 The Critic reviews Baby Geniuses (1999). This review was filmed on location at Animarithon and is narrated in the style of the 2008 film Max Payne. Acting as though he is unable to review anymore, he criticizes the ridiculous plot, wide angle shots, recurring jokes, acting, lip synching of the babies, and the premise that babies are born with intelligence but lose it as they grow older, which he finds completely stupid. Special criticism is reserved for the special effects, particularly the animatronic costumes which he finds nightmarish. 157 "Raiders of the Story Arc: X-Men" 19:00 April 5, 2011 The Critic reviews the first two episodes of the X-Men animated series. Despite some silly moments, he praises the action, characters and how the first two episodes deliver backstory and premise, and ultimately considers the show to hold up. 158 "The Magic Voyage" 18:56 April 12, 2011 The Critic reviews The Magic Voyage (1994). He criticizes the animation, characters, overabundance of dialogue, the fairy-tale plot, and dubbing, particularly of Dom DeLuise as Christopher Columbus. Special criticism is used for a scene where Columbus appears to extend a spyglass out of his groin. 159 "Double Team" 19:38 April 19, 2011 The Critic reviews Double Team (1997). He criticizes the bizarre idea of a team-up between Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman, overused cliches, basketball puns, Van Damme's acting, lack of screen time for Rodman, and some plot holes. However, he praises some of the action scenes and the ending, where Mickey Rourke's character dies, calling it the "BEST DEATH EVAH!". 160 "Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress" 20:40 April 26, 2011
The Critic lists the top 11 dumbest characters in distressed situations:
11. Mary Jane Watson from Spider-Man1. Bella Swan from the Twilight series
10. Kayley from Quest for Camelot
9. Willie and Short Round from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
8. Robin from Batman
7. Inspector Gadget
6. Lois Lane from Superman
5. Jubilee from X-Men
4. Scrappy Doo from Scooby-Doo
3. Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars prequels
2. Princess Peach from the Mario series
161 "Jaws: The Revenge" 17:46 May 3, 2011 The Critic reviews Jaws: The Revenge (1987). He considers the film the worst entry of the Jaws films, and criticizes the crazy plot, uninteresting characters, several mistakes (such as blood appearing in the water before the shark attacks one of his victims, and the shark roaring), Jaws looking fake (but not as fake from the third movie), and large amounts of filler. Special criticism is reserved for the shark's lack of a genuine "revenge" scheme. 162 "Gordy" 21:08 May 10, 2011 The Critic reviews Gordy (1995). He criticizes the lack of dialogue and screentime for Gordy the piglet and his family, the ridiculous plot, some awkward moments, and is baffled that this film was released before Babe. In the end, he points out that the only "good" part of the film (DVD content) is the rap song "Pig Power in the House" by Tag Team, as well as the music video. 163 "The OTHER Animated Titanic" 24:26 May 17, 2011
The Critic reviews The Legend of the Titanic (1999). He considers this film worse than the previously reviewed 2001 rip-off. While stating that the animation is better, he calls it "disgustingly insulting" for turning the shipwreck into a parable about whaling, stating that everyone survived the sinking, and containing numerous absurdities (such as the humans being able to talk to animals).Note: During the end credits, the Critic posts he will not review the sequel.
164 "Revenge of the Commercials" 22:37 May 24, 2011 This is the Critic's third nostalgic commercial compilation. Generally, he comments on advertising techniques that appear false, nonsensical or confusing. Special criticism is used for the "Slim Suit" and a seemingly "cocktease" ad for the JDRF featuring Mary Tyler Moore. 165 "Once Upon a Forest" 20:31 May 31, 2011 The Critic reviews Once Upon a Forest (1993). He criticizes the stupid and predictable environmentally-themed plot, and the over-the-top performance of Michael Crawford (along with his questionable musical talent). He does give the film credit for taking a few more risks, such as showing that humans are not entirely destructive, and acknowledges that it is not the worst of its kind. 166 "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland" 22:44 June 7, 2011 The Critic reviews Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989). While he lends high praise to the animation, he criticizes the confusing plot, poorly-developed characters (particularly the annoying, boring and stupid main character), and clichéd fantasy environment of Slumberland. Special criticism is used for the film's tendency to break the story's flow with Nemo's numerous false awakenings. 167 "Old Vs. New: True Grit" 17:32 June 14, 2011
The Critic compares the 1969 and 2010 True Grit films:
Best Mattie: 2010 Version (Hailee Steinfeld)The 2010 version wins over the 1969 version, 4-1, although the Critic does not believe that this score represents his opinion well.
Best Cogburn: 2010 Version (Jeff Bridges)
Best Supporting Cast: 2010 Version
Best Villains: 1969 Version
Best Story: 2010 Version
168 "Transformers 3" 6:51 July 5, 2011 As with past reviews of the series, The Critic starts to review Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) in the same hyperactive way he did in his reviews of the first two films. However, while doing this, he suddenly gets sued by Chester A. Bum for stealing his style. A court (led by General Zod) allows Chester to do the review (as well as any future 'jump cut' reviews). 169 "Milk Money" 20:03 July 12, 2011 The Critic reviews Milk Money (1994). He considers the film "sick" and hellbound for taking a sleazy premise and trying to make it family friendly, with a dreadful plot, painful dialogue, terrible acting, inappropriate overtones, annoying screenwriting cliches, and many awkward moments. He is especially outraged by the scene where one of the main characters brings in V (Melanie Griffith) for an oral report in school, pointing out five fatal flaws with the scene such as him not getting punished for it. 170 "Rad" 19:19 July 19, 2011 The Critic reviews Rad (1986). He criticizes the poorly-developed plot, uninteresting characters, highly repetitive biking stunts, and abrupt ending. The only factor he lends praise to is the fairly realistic bike crashes. Special criticism is reserved for the unconvincing romance between the main protagonist Bill Allen and Lori Loughlin. 171 "Raiders of the Story Arc: DuckTales" 24:11 July 26, 2011 The Critic reviews the first five episodes of DuckTales. Despite several silly moments, he considers the show to hold up, praising the animation, characters and jokes. 172 "Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland" 21:45 August 2, 2011 The Critic reviews The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987). He considers it the most forgettable of the three films, criticizing the weak plot, dumb (and seemingly nameless) characters, and apparent insult to the Lewis Carroll book. Special criticism is reserved for the running gag involving Grumpy Bear having missed breakfast and its payoff, and the Critic again mentions the wizard's scary face at the end of his song (even using it as an example for a screamer). 173 "Cop and a Half" 19:26 August 9, 2011 The Critic reviews Cop and a Half (1993). He criticizes Burt Reynolds's character and acting, the annoying young child star, ridiculous cliches, laughable villains and how incompetent the police force is shown to be. 174 "Top 11 Batman The Animated Series Episodes" 27:05 August 16, 2011 The Critic lists the top 11 Batman: The Animated Series episodes.
11. Beware the Gray Ghost
10. The Man Who Killed Batman
9. Mad Love
8. Birds of a Feather
6. Over the Edge
5. Perchance to Dream
4. Heart of Ice
1. Almost Got 'Im
175 "Alaska" 19:35 August 23, 2011 The Critic reviews Alaska (1996). While admitting that the film's scenery looks nice, he comments on the unlikeable characters, lack of interaction between them, dull and predictable plot, and spinning establishing shots of Alaska, saying the film does not encourage people to visit the state. Special criticism is reserved for a scene where a rescue chopper misses the missing father's clearly visible plane three times, as well as a disturbing scene when the villans toy with a young polar bear using the mother's skinned body and head. 176 "James and the Giant Peach" 22:29 September 13, 2011 After the outraged reaction to his "Let's Play" of Bart's Nightmare, the Critic is forced to attempt a positive review of James and the Giant Peach (1996), despite disliking the film (and is forced to change several negative comments at gunpoint). While praising the creativity, sets and animation, he criticizes the musical numbers, plot holes and story elements that go nowhere. Special criticism is reserved for the side plot about the rhino that kills James' parents, especially how poorly it's explained. 177 "The Avengers" 19:17 September 20, 2011 The Critic reviews The Avengers (1998). He criticizes the absence of people in the background, the ineptitude of the spy agency, as well their odd choices of names and the overly polite dialogue. Special criticism is reserved for an unexplained scene in which the main villain and his henchmen dress as giant teddy bears in a meeting. 178 "Simon Sez" 27:14 September 27, 2011 The Critic reviews Simon Sez (1999) with Obscurus Lupa. While they admit that the film can be funny, the action scenes are decent and Dennis Rodman is an average actor, they criticize the stupid plot and annoying characters (particularly that of Dane Cook). 179 "The Tommyknockers" 25:33 October 4, 2011 The Critic reviews Tommyknockers (1993) as part of the month's "Nostalgia-Ween". While pointing out the usual Stephen King cliches of the miniseries (addressed in It and The Langoliers), he praises the buildup and over-the-top performances, and sums it up as "fascinating". His most common complaint is the character Joe, who disrespects his wife while having an affair. 180 "The Haunting" 30:36 October 11, 2011 The Critic reviews The Haunting (1999). He considers it to be one of the worst remakes of all time from its original version, if not "the" worst, criticizing the ridiculous plot, lack of subtlety in the characters, Owen Wilson's character pointing out the obvious, laughable special effects, lack of actual scares, and elements that thoroughly insult the original (such as including a line from the original without any of the context or buildup). He does, however, enjoy the scenes with Catherine Zeta-Jones, especially due to her playing a lesbian in the movie. 181 "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" 26:00 October 18, 2011 The Critic reviews Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000). He considers it to be a horrendous sequel to an otherwise interesting film, criticizing the plot holes, characters (especially the Wiccan, Erika), editing, overacting, pointless scenes, unexplained elements and twist ending. Special criticism is reserved for the title, as the film barely has anything to do with the original film and the "Book of Shadows" in the title is never even mentioned at all. 182 "Exorcist 2: The Heretic" 23:07 October 25, 2011 The Critic reviews Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977). While not considering it the worst sequel he has ever had to review, he still considers it weak, criticizing the plot holes, lack of story and over usage of locusts and bright lights. 183 "Doug's 1st Movie" 21:39 November 1, 2011 The Critic reviews Doug's 1st Movie (1999). Already disliking the actual cartoon, he criticizes it as an episode of the show that is too long, disliking the bland unfunny characters, stupid moments, the title (which he says is incredibly pompous) and weird plot points. Despite hating the series along with the movie, he was surprised (and pleased) that they changed the theme song and feels sorry for the robot, the only likable character, who gets heavily damaged by armed security, and also finding the scene with Mr. Dink's virtual reality machine to be somewhat funny. 184 "The Cell" 26:43 November 8, 2011 The Critic reviews The Cell (2000). While admitting that some visuals are impressive, he criticizes the film's extremely nonsensical and confusing nature, Vincent D'Onofrio's lack of character development (along with Vince Vaughn's lackluster detective, almost always leaving his mouth open) and essentially labels it as an overly serious exploitation film. 185 "Raiders of the Story Arc: Superman The Animated Series" 19:01 November 15, 2011 The Critic reviews the first three episodes of Superman: The Animated Series. He considers the show to hold up, praising the acting and action along with the origin story, but considers it rushed.
Nostalgia Critic Specials
Nostalgia Critic Specials are official episodes of the series that are not reviews.
# Title Length Release date 1 "Angry Video Game Nerd Rant" 2:16 April 18, 2008 Fueled by comments left on the Critic's YouTube videos about how similar his videos are to those of fellow satirical reviewer, The Angry Video Game Nerd, the Critic throws a verbal punch. 2 "Angry Video Game Nerd Rant Part 2" 4:47 April 19, 2008 After the Nerd responds to the first rant in a friendly and complementary manner, the Critic attempts to see if there is a hidden meaning in his reply. After discovering the true, crude meaning of the reply, the Critic vows vengeance once again upon the Nerd. 3 "AVGN Wizard Rant" 2:52 April 27, 2008 The Critic attacks the Nerd's review of the film The Wizard (1989) after he posted his intention on doing a review of it himself, going on to call the Nerd an overly long string of curses before moving his review of the film up a week. 4 "AVGN Response...Response" 2:39 June 15, 2008 After the Nerd insults him in a video, the Critic challenges the Nerd to review a horrible film. 5 "The Battle of Epic Proportions" 4:26 June 29, 2008 The Critic confronts the Nerd at a live appearance and they, along with Captain S, have a mock fight. The Critic agrees to review a horrible game if the Nerd would do a review of a horrible movie (ultimately decided as Ricky 1). 6 "Video Game Review" 12:27 August 3, 2008 The Critic reviews Bébé's Kids (SNES) dressed as the Nerd. He over-analyzes meaningless text and becomes infuriated with the game's repetitive nature. The game's unforgiving difficulty causes him to destroy the cartridge at the end of the review. 7 "The Search for the Nostalgia Chick" 2:30 August 10, 2008 The Critic announces a contest for a woman to review female-targeted shows and movies for him as "The Nostalgia Chick." 8 "Nostalgia Chick Winner!" 2:13 September 15, 2008 Lindsay Ellis wins the contest to become the Nostalgia Chick. Runners-up Krissy Diggs and Kaylyn Dicksion are also added to the site as "That Chick With The Goggles" and "MarzGurl" respectively. 9 "NC vs AVGN Showdown" 4:26 September 24, 2008 The Angry Video Game Nerd hijacks the Critic's signal; he wishes to end their feud, but they quickly come to verbal blows. The Critic then runs off to fight the Nerd. 10 "AVGN Vs. NC Final Battle" 7:18 October 10, 2008 The Critic fights the Nerd in the Nerd's room. Many scenes are parodies of movies and games, including The Matrix, Street Fighter, and Star Wars. The Nerd finally wins with help from Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 B.C. v4.0. Beta. 11 "Off to Beat the Nerd" 10:50 October 12, 2008 A movie documenting the Critic's roadtrip from Chicago to Philadelphia to take on the Nerd. The episode was originally only available to premium members but was made generally available as a sample of the benefits of premium membership. 12 "NC vs. AVGN retrospect" 7:09 October 25, 2008 A compilation of clips from videos and fanart relating to the conflict between the Angry Video Game Nerd and the Nostalgia Critic. 13 "The Making of the Final Battle" 8:24 January 30, 2009 The making of the Nostalgia Critic vs. The Angry Video Game Nerd Battle. 14 "The NeverEnding Story" 3:21 April 1, 2009 An April Fool's Day episode. Chester A. Bum, another character performed by Doug Walker, reviews The NeverEnding Story (1984). 15 "TGWTG Team Brawl"
"1st Anniversary Video"
20:13 May 10, 2009 Produced in celebration of the website's first anniversary. Various members of That Guy with the Glasses and other Doug Walker characters participate in a battle between the Nostalgia Critic and the Angry Video Game Nerd. 16 "Critic and Nerd: TMNT Making of Coming Out of Their Shells"
"Doug and James Joint Review"
18:14 June 9, 2009 The Critic and Angry Video Game Nerd review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Making of the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (1990), Both the Nerd and the Critic agree that this documentary about a TMNT rock band is even worse than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, criticizing the horrible puppetry, the fact that everyone in the film treats the turtles like they are a real band, the dreadful music and dialogue, and the ending. 17 "Holiday Clusterf*ck" 5:07 November 21, 2009 The Critic explains in song why so many people are frustrated with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 18 "Turtles Forever Review" 4:12 January 25, 2010 As himself, Doug Walker gives his opinion on Turtles Forever (2009). He opens by saying he watched it because fans requested it for the 100th Nostalgia Critic Episode, and declares he considers it a good special despite not being familiar with the newer TMNT series. 19 "The Withering Eye"
"2 Year Anniversary Special: Kickassia - Part 1"
19:17 May 17, 2010 The episode centers around the Nostalgia Critic's plan to takeover the micronation of Molossia. His first attack fails. 20 "Triumph and Treacle"
"2 Year Anniversary Special: Kickassia - Part 2"
12:08 May 18, 2010 Continuing the theme of a takeover of Molossia, the second attack is successful and the new nation is christened "Kickassia". 21 "Inglorious Glory"
"2 Year Anniversary Special: Kickassia - Part 3"
14:29 May 19, 2010 The episode follows the roles of everyone in the new republic, as Kevin Baugh starts manipulating everyone. 22 "The Beginning of the End of the Beginning"
"2 Year Anniversary Special: Kickassia - Part 4"
17:01 May 20, 2010 The Nostalgia Critic's government foils a coup attempt from the Cinema Snob, who is banished from Kickassia. In a desperate attempt to stop the Critic, everyone else forces Spoony to become Dr. Insano. 23 "The Fall of the Risen"
"2 Year Anniversary Special: Kickassia - Part 5"
16:32 May 21, 2010 In a battle between the Critic and Dr. Insano, Santa Christ is killed. The group then puts Linkara in charge, who puts together a battle strategy to take down the Critic once and for all. James Rolfe makes an "obligatory cameo" as "Board James" to assist Linkara's team with the strategy. 24 "All the Really Bad Shit Happens"
"2 Year Anniversary Special: Kickassia - Part 6"
12:17 May 22, 2010 The Critic finally surrenders control of the nation back to Kevin Baugh after a harsh beating from the other reviewers. 25 "The Tommy Wiseau Show" 6:03 July 20, 2010 In response to the previous week's review of The Room being taken down for copyright infringement, Walker impersonates Wiseau and portrays him as overly eccentric, and criticises Wiseau's colleague, John, the webmaster from The Room's website. The Nostalgia Critic portrays John the webmaster as a hysterical stickler for keeping Wiseau's image intact, even from himself. 26 "You're a Rotten, Dirty Bastard: A Christmas Special" 17:52 December 21, 2010 In a parody of It's a Wonderful Life, Santa Christ tells the story of The Nostalgia Critic's visit from a Guardian Angel, Roger, who shows what would happen to his fellow That Guy With The Glasses reviewers if he never existed. After seeing that all of their lives would have been better without him, including Roger's, the angel transforms into a martial arts master and tries to kill the Critic. After taking a severe beating, he manages to kill Roger (who finds out too late that angels are not immortal after all) in self-defense, decides that he has made his own life better, and returns to his work. 27 "Suburban Knights Part 1"
"3 Year Anniversary Special: Suburban Knights - Part 1"
27:56 June 27, 2011 The Nostalgia Critic tricks all the other reviewers into helping him on a quest to find a magic gauntlet known as "Malachite's Hand", while dressed up as fantasy characters. The reviewers are separated in two groups at the end. 28 "Suburban Knights Part 2"
"3 Year Anniversary Special: Suburban Knights - Part 2"
15:18 June 28, 2011 The first team, led by the Critic, heads off and is attacked by an unknown animal in the woods named "Cat" - which is a cat puppet on the hand a man. The second team, led by Spoony, meets a group of hooded figures known as the Cloaks, which turn out to have magical powers. 29 "Suburban Knights Part 3"
"3 Year Anniversary Special: Suburban Knights - Part 3"
13:29 June 29, 2011 The Critic is threatened by a mysterious person - which turns out to be Chester A. Bum. Spoony's group is attacked by the Cloaks and they face off at a playground. 30 "Suburban Knights Part 4"
"3 Year Anniversary Special: Suburban Knights - Part 4"
12:48 June 30, 2011 The Critic and his team reach the "Good Witch of the Woods," who tries to kill them after they make fun of her name. Spoony's team is attacked by the Cloaks again, who capture Film Brain. 31 "Suburban Knights Part 5"
"3 Year Anniversary Special: Suburban Knights - Part 5"
18:07 July 1, 2011 Nostalgia Critic and his friends find a house, where they discover Chuck Jaffers, who explains his experience with Malachite - creator of the gauntlet, and also a mysterious figure who appears through the videos. Later, the Critic finds another obstacle who is revealed to be former TGWTG reviewer That Dude In The Suede. Meanwhile, the Cloaks are annoyed by Film Brain's childlike nature and wind up ditching him. The rest of the group finds him and breaks the Cloaks' spell. 32 "Suburban Knights Part 6"
"3 Year Anniversary Special: Suburban Knights - Part 6"
21:07 July 2, 2011 Spoony's team reach a house to find the Ancient Voice, a ball of glowing light (voiced by James D. Rolfe) who explains to them the history of Malachite, who wants to destroy all technology. The Critic finds the gauntlet, discovering that the jewel that gives his powers was installed in a Power Glove. Chuck Jaffers returns and tries to kill the Critic with his friends Cat, the Witch, the Cloaks, and the Ancient Voice. A fight ensues, on which the reviewers only get the upper hand with the arrival of Spoony's team. But the victory is short-lived as Malachite himself approaches. 33 "Suburban Knights Part 7"
"3 Year Anniversary Special: Suburban Knights - Part 7"
20:45 July 3, 2011 Malachite arrives, kills Jaffers, the Witch and Cat, and knocks out two of the Cloaks-- the last Cloak (who is revealed to be the Last Angry Geek) runs away. One by one, the reviewers try to fight him but is easily overpowered. Soon Ma-Ti shows up and uses his ring, which turns out to be able to deflect Malachite's magic. Malachite is killed, but Ma-Ti is wounded and dies in the Critic's arms. Following a funeral for Ma-Ti that parodies the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Linkara ultimately gives the Critic an idea to look for the Necronomicon with which to resurrect him from his ashes. 34 "Let's Play Bart's Nightmare" 25:34 September 6, 2011 Rather than doing a review, the Critic does a "Let's Play" of the game Bart's Nightmare (SNES). He finds the game too frustrating to play, and quits in a rage. The video provoked much negative feedback from fans and Walker, not considering it his best work, and the Critic jokingly apologized for the video in his next review of James and the Giant Peach. 35 "Top 11 Reasons He Won't Review Digimon" 00:32 November 17, 2011 This video was a message to the viewers about the Stop Online Piracy Act and its effect on the internet, posted under a false name to attract the fans.
Doug's Countdown Specials
These episodes are not part of the series, but are instead Doug Walker giving his views on movies.
# Title Length Release date 1 "Doug's Top 20 Favorite Movies" 22:19 September 17, 2009
Doug Walker, just as himself, decides to show the viewers his top twenty favorite movies of all time:
20. Titus (1999)1. Brazil (1985)
19. Hamlet (1996)
18. Patton (1970)
17. Ed Wood (1994)
16. Fantasia (1940)
15. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
14. Sideways (2004)
13. Spirited Away (2002)
12. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
11. Fearless (1993)
10. Citizen Kane (1941)
9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
8. The Dark Knight (2008)
7. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
6. Lost in Translation (2003)
5. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
4. Batman (1989)
3. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
2. Amadeus (1984)
2 "Doug's Top 10 Favorite Comedies" 18:51 January 14, 2010
Doug reveals his top ten favorite comedies, in terms of ones that made him laugh the hardest:
10. Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)1. Hot Fuzz (2007)
9. Rat Race (2001)
8. Life of Brian (1979)
7. The Blues Brothers (1980)
6. Shrek 2 (2004)
5. Ghostbusters (1984)
4. Spaceballs (1987)
3. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
2. The Great Race (1965)
3 "Doug's Top 10 Movies He Hates But Everyone Else Loves" 44:49 February 6, 2011
Doug lists the top ten movies that he personally dislikes, but everyone else likes.Moulin Rouge! (2001)
4 "Doug's Top 10 Movies He Likes But Everybody Else Hates" 45:44 February 13, 2011
Doug lists the top ten movies that he personally likes, but everyone else dislikes.
10. Unbreakable (2000)1. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
9. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
8. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
7. Hancock (2008)
6. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
5. Star Trek Nemesis (2002)
4. The Cable Guy (1996)
3. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
2. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
5 "Doug's Top 15 Comedic Influences" 51:06 March 20, 2011
Doug lists his top fifteen influences on his comedic work.
15. Robin Williams1. Daffy Duck
14. Dave Chappelle
12. Bill Murray
11. Rowan Atkinson
10. Tie between The Daily Show and The Colbert Report
9. Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker
8. South Park
7. Mel Brooks
6. Tie between Goofy and Tom and Jerry
5. Lewis Black
4. Monty Python
3. The Simpsons (Seasons 2-8)
2. Mystery Science Theater 3000
6 "Doug's Top 10 Worst Clichés" 22:20 April 8, 2011
Doug lists his top ten cliches that personally drive him insane.
10. Calling Women "Girls"1. Bullies
9. The Shakey Cam
8. Bad Credits (usually beginning credits)
7. Heavy Reliance of CGI
6. Overusage of Wide-angle lens
5. Poetic Singers
4. Whimsical, Innocent or Rebellious Poets
2. Revealing of Liars
7 "Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Reviews I Will Never Do" 21:09 August 29, 2011
Doug lists the top eleven reviews he refuses to do as the Nostalgia Critic.
11. Watership Down1. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
10. A Goofy Movie
9. Spider-Man: The Animated Series
8. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes/Killer Klowns from Outer Space
6. Care Bears Nutcracker Suite
5. Cats Don't Dance
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
3. The Brave Little Toaster
2. Anything Sonic related
8 "Doug's Favorite TV Shows" 1:02:05 October 3, 2011
Doug lists his top twenty favorite television shows.
20. Fawlty Towers1. Daria
17. The Twilight Zone
16. Monty Python's Flying Circus
15. Peter Pan and the Pirates
14. In Living Color
13. 3rd Rock from the Sun
12. Malcolm in the Middle
10. The Simpsons
9. South Park
8. Black Books
5. Tie between Cowboy Bebop and Wolf's Rain
4. Batman: The Animated Series
3. Red Dwarf
2. Home Movies
Cancelled or postponed episodes
- The "Nickelodeon Month" in January 2009 was supposed to end with an episode on game shows, but as the Critic states on the SNICK episode, he could not find quality footage from programs other than the already reviewed Double Dare. The episode was replaced by Good Burger.
- A review of Newsies was replaced with Rocky IV since the Nostalgia Chick expressed interest in reviewing it.
- An Old vs. New of War of the Worlds was planned, but as the Critic explains in "Next Top 11 NC F*ck-ups", he found both the 1953 film and the 2005 film underwhelming while re-watching them, and pulled the plug on the episode.
- Drop Zone was replaced by Ernest Scared Stupid because the Critic decided to spend the whole month of October 2010 reviewing horror films. It is currently unknown if he'll ever review it.
- Doug Walker has stated in his "Top 10 Movies That I Hate But Everybody Else Loves" that he intended to do a review of Matilda (1996), but had cancelled it due to angered feedback from audiences.
Appearances and interviews
- Doug Walker has appeared as a guest on "Fantasy Movie Memories", a web series that talks about the classic fantasy films.
- He acted in a PBS commercial for the documentary "Make 'em Laugh".
- Walker was interviewed by the Channel Awesome members, Benzaie and Handsome Tom (formerly of ScrewAttack).
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