History YMMV / TheNostalgiaCritic

11th Aug '17 7:50:18 PM emeriin
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** Some people were disappointed with the tenth year anniversary episode turned out to be a meh animated film than the big clipless EnsembleCast episode of ''Film/WonderWoman''. Lampshaded when Malcolm and Tamara play video games throughout because they need a rest after that review.
10th Aug '17 1:00:16 AM OnTheHillside
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*** Even back in the day, he had a [[http://channelawesome.com/disneycember-the-fox-and-the-hound/#comment-10990 nasty habit]] of snidely implying that the big Disney tearjerkers -- like "Goodbye May Seem Forever" and "Baby Mine" -- were something only "girls" cried at.
7th Aug '17 8:34:06 AM emeriin
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** Apparently the lead singer of Slipknot is a big fan of NC (according to Twitter, his favorite episodes are Matrix Month), and also loves Tamara's series.

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** Apparently the lead singer of Slipknot is a big fan of NC (according to Twitter, his favorite episodes are Matrix Month), and also loves Tamara's series.Month).



** After the tree rape scene in ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'', Tamara stabs the wall (along with writing "I hate tree rape") and is a little embarassed about how much she needed that.



** In Tamara's own series, Tamara's Never Seen, people love the cats (especially Ike) and he appears in nearly every episode from ''Film/JurassicPark'' onwards.



** [[https://youtu.be/WmxQNMY890Y A mini video]] on her own channel had Tamara threatening a tied up guy with a knife in her hand.



** Tamara's Never Seen is vlog style reviews with a lot of sound effects, and in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' she calls them her favorite part.



** Joked about in Tamara's Never Seen, where she teases that people are only watching the show for Ike.



** The Motherfucking T-Rex from Film/JurassicPark
** Tamara's getting memes based on her sassy {{hair flip}}s, one saying "if anyone hair flips, Tamara immediately appears".

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** The Motherfucking T-Rex from Film/JurassicPark
** Tamara's getting memes based on her sassy {{hair flip}}s, one saying "if anyone hair flips, Tamara immediately appears".
Film/JurassicPark.



** While Hyper crossed it herself with kidnapping Critic, the abused son from the Sweater Family ''burying her alive'' proved he was just as bad as his parents.

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** While Hyper crossed it herself with kidnapping Critic, the abused son Cliff from the Sweater Family ''burying her alive'' proved he was just as bad as his parents.



** To a lesser extent, Tamara used this belief to promote Hyper Fangirl's CharacterBlog, as she said that even if you hate the character you should follow her anyway. It worked, considering Hyper has more Facebook followers than Tamara's page. Plus every so often, she'll bask in the tears of "how dare you not have watched this" comments, as obviously they're still giving her views.

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** To a lesser extent, Tamara used this belief to promote Hyper Fangirl's CharacterBlog, as she said that even if you hate the character you should follow her anyway. It worked, considering Hyper has more Facebook followers than Tamara's page. Plus every so often, she'll bask in the tears of "how dare you not have watched this" comments, as obviously they're still giving her views.



** In universe, Tamara pointed out in her Never Seen series that the fans have this, accusing her of lying about having not seen their fave classic. She brings it up again in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', adding on that she's just an actress in a reviewer show, and there's enough comments saying they hadn't seen it either.



** Tamara mentioned this in her Hate Comments video, saying that most of her viewers are nice, but mocking the ones who obsess over her looks makes her feel better. Also most people love her show and her fresh perspective on "classic movies", and comments that act like it's an offense to not see ''Terminator'' are very loud but get mocked by everyone else, including the CA boys.
7th Aug '17 4:06:18 AM emeriin
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** Critic reviewing modern films in his reviews in the reboot has never been a new concept for him. From the very beginning he talked about recent films, with the very first video talking about the first live-action ''Transformers'' film in what would become the style of ''Bum Reviews'', a few early episodes had him discussing the hype for ''Cloverfield'' and his disappointment that the monster came off as generic, and he did review films from the 2000s, such as ''TMNT'', which was only two years old at the time when he covered it. The difference back then is more often than not these reviews were one-offs mixed in between covering older nostalgic movies, and often due to special request. Now he almost exclusively covers modern movies and movies still in theaters, with something from the 90's or older only occasionally being looked at - which is why more than a few people are wondering why he still bothers calling himself the Nostalgia Critic now.
6th Aug '17 7:26:48 PM MisterCPC
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: The reboot's penchant for more offensive jokes isn't new, if you go back to 2007/2008 videos you can see a lot of casual rape jokes, homophobic jokes and sexist jokes (like the Hottest Women list calling sexual harassment fun). Thing is, he got better with that – ''Film/PatchAdams'' for instance spent a lot of time pointing out the misogyny of the film, HomoeroticSubtext increased, and there's even been reboot episodes like ''Fury Road'' that have abusive men as the villains – so people are really just confused why episodes like ''Catwoman'' and ''Anime/SailorMoon'' exist.

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The reboot's penchant for more offensive jokes isn't new, if you go back to 2007/2008 videos you can see a lot of casual rape jokes, homophobic jokes and sexist jokes (like the Hottest Women list calling sexual harassment fun). Thing is, he got better with that – ''Film/PatchAdams'' for instance spent a lot of time pointing out the misogyny of the film, HomoeroticSubtext increased, and there's even been reboot episodes like ''Fury Road'' that have abusive men as the villains – so people are really just confused why episodes like ''Catwoman'' and ''Anime/SailorMoon'' exist.exist.
** Critic reviewing modern films in his reviews in the reboot has never been a new concept for him. From the very beginning he talked about recent films, with the very first video talking about the first live-action ''Transformers'' film in what would become the style of ''Bum Reviews'', a few early episodes had him discussing the hype for ''Cloverfield'' and his disappointment that the monster came off as generic, and he did review films from the 2000s, such as ''TMNT'', which was only two years old at the time when he covered it. The difference back then is more often than not these reviews were one-offs mixed in between covering older nostalgic movies, and often due to special request. Now he almost exclusively covers modern movies and movies still in theaters, with something from the 90's or older only occasionally being looked at - which is why more than a few people are wondering why he still bothers calling himself the Nostalgia Critic now.
6th Aug '17 10:29:16 AM emeriin
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** The daughter of the Ask That Guy-like father. Every appearance she's in she's getting made traumatized by something and one time her dad cheerfully asides that she was an accident. Even when she's a little bratty in ''Labyrinth'', she gets disproportionate punishment and ends up rocking in the corner. The {{call back}}s to Critic's own abusive past (like when he said he was scared constantly, or drew his parents as monsters in kindergarten) don't help either.

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** The daughter of the Ask That Guy-like father.Bum Jr. Every appearance she's in she's getting made traumatized by something and one time her dad cheerfully asides that she was an accident. Even when she's a little bratty in ''Labyrinth'', she gets disproportionate punishment and ends up rocking in the corner. The {{call back}}s to Critic's own abusive past (like when he said he was scared constantly, or drew his parents as monsters in kindergarten) don't help either.either.
** Cliff is more of a JerkassWoobie thanks to burying his sister alive, but Melody is desperately trying to be the sensible one of the family while trying to stave off a breakdown, and she gets forced to watch animals being hurt, has baby ButchLesbian overtones in a family of Trump supporters, has bad-implication DaddyIssues with Uncle Lies, even gets abused by Critic (who can only be empathetic in small doses and didn't know who her AbusiveParents were) and grows up a sad and damaged adult with her brother.
29th Jul '17 8:27:35 PM mightymewtron
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** The abusive Ask That Guy-like father and his wife. Doug and Tamara both love writing/acting them, [[https://twitter.com/tcwtgifs/status/703630695151710208 some want a spin-off]], and it helps that they're both interesting and played in the same “mock the abuser for how evil and pathetic they are, not the victim who gets scared by them” spirit as Ask That Guy's show. Even their three kids are loved, because they all show different and realistic reactions to their trauma.

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** The abusive Ask That Guy-like father and his wife. Doug and Tamara both love writing/acting them, [[https://twitter.com/tcwtgifs/status/703630695151710208 some want a spin-off]], and it helps that they're both interesting and played in the same “mock the abuser for how evil and pathetic they are, not the victim who gets scared by them” spirit as Ask That Guy's show. Even their three kids kids[[note]]Hyper Fangirl eventually revealed to be a fourth[[/note]] are loved, because they all show different and realistic reactions to their trauma.



** In ''Film/SmallSoldiers'', Doug as the leather-wearing, eyeliner-slathered, punk-haired, gun-toting “evil toy” only has two small scenes. He's still leather-wearing, eyeliner-slathered, punk-haired and gun-toting. Apparently AbusivelySexy too, as he's getting [[http://salvatriss.tumblr.com/post/94662844321/lady-love-embrace-and-devil-boner-from-the-new shipped]] with the woman he blew up.

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** In ''Film/SmallSoldiers'', Doug as Devil Boner, the leather-wearing, eyeliner-slathered, punk-haired, gun-toting “evil toy” only has two small scenes. He's still leather-wearing, eyeliner-slathered, punk-haired and gun-toting. Apparently AbusivelySexy too, as he's getting He even got [[http://salvatriss.tumblr.com/post/94662844321/lady-love-embrace-and-devil-boner-from-the-new shipped]] with the woman he blew up.up.
*** The fact he eventually enters a very happy, slightly kinky relationship with Hyper Fangirl manages to double up on both the evil and the sexy. Some people get really interested in the canon idea of them tying up Critic together.
25th Jul '17 7:07:57 AM desdendelle
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Has [[HeartwarmingInHindsight/TheNostalgiaCritic his own page]].

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** In the ''Double Dare'' tribute, his admiration for Mark Summers doing the show when he had OCD, becomes even nicer when Doug's talked about
his own page]].OCD a lot in vlogs.
** His thanking ''X-Men'' in his top 11 Nostalgic Animated TV Shows for giving hope to kids who were different becomes more powerful when Doug said in vlogs that he used to worry about being so different that he'd be hated by everyone.
** In ''Mortal Kombat Annihilations'', Chester asks Critic and Ask That Guy to be his friends and Critic disgustedly refuses. It's just nice when it's revealed Critic ''did'' look after Chester by giving him jobs and change.
** While ''[[SillyLoveSongs That Kind of Song]]'' from the ''Les Miserábles'' review already had the RealitySubtext of Paul and Elisa already being engaged when it was made, the part where they mention picking their first baby's name and come up with name suggestions becomes even sweeter with the birth of their son Grey.
** Dr Smith expressing concern in ''It'' over Critic's drinking becomes better after you find out [[spoiler: that he's Critic's dad and the woman he married was an AlcoholicParent]].
** The first commercials special with Critic being comforted from a breakdown by commercials gets more weight when you hear Doug in cons talk about having a DVD of commercials that genuinely calmed him down when he was feeling bad.
** For ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' vlogs, there's something sweet about how in ''The Limit'', Doug says his wife never watches the vlogs, but not long after there are a lot of times when she actually goes with him to Jason/Jori's house.
** As twisted as it is, Tamara giving Malcolm the boost to get back at his boss in ''Film/TheWickerMan2006''. While she's just being manipulative at this point and might not have cared about previous abuse, as soon as ''Disney Afternoon'' she's legit concerned about the way Critic treats him.
** In the ''Film/TheSwanPrincess'' review, the Critic says that he would probably stop making [[TakeThat Take Thats]] toward Creator/BlueSkyStudios if they made something good. Come November 2015, Doug [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E4sTpp8JMU positively reviews]] ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie''.
** In the real thoughts on ''Freddy vs Jason'', filmed before Cubs won in 2016, Doug being pleased if they win and shyly going "it's a honor to be nominated" if they don't.
** In ''TMNT 2'' behind the scenes, Tamara and Andre are talking about crappy female and black representation respectively, which leads to Rob being glad he's a white guy and mocking Trump, and as it was filmed before he got elected but released after, there's a CatharsisFactor.
** In one of the Commercials reviews, he parodied the [[MoodWhiplash sheer bluntness]] of a Canadian rape awareness PSA by doing a similarly benign PSA where Malcolm's character casually revealed having Pancreatic Cancer. Whether you thought it was [[DudeNotFunny tasteless]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice or not]], it takes an interesting turn when he ends his ''Old vs. New: Franchise/EvilDead'' with a shout out to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
** In their failure date, his breaking down and asking WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick if she cares about him. She doesn't answer and they both run off by the end of the episode, but by this point we know he's basically the only guy who she unselfishly cares for.
** The Critic released an episode on his review of ''Film/ScoobyDoo''. The episode ended with [[spoiler: the Critic playing poker with Rob, 80s Dan, and The Ghost of Christmas Future]]. While this in itself is a touching moment, it becomes even more heartwarming with Doug's announcement that this was the final regular episode of the show (until it resumed in Febuary of 2013). The Critic also gets a very touching send-off in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee.
** Hyper has a big book on the Matrix (which a lot of trans women see as a trans allegory movie) in ''Old vs New: Spider-Man'', and is happy with her non-binaryness a few years later.
23rd Jul '17 1:40:28 PM emeriin
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* CaptainObvious: This happens a lot in the editorials (see OlderThanTheyThink), but one notable example is in the ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' review, where he claims that "you could argue there's a good lesson about prejudice" in the movie, as if this is his hot take. Yeah... that's the whole point of the movie, Doug. The film is literally a FantasticRacism story with animals in place of human minority groups.
23rd Jul '17 1:25:08 PM Miniatures
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* CaptainObvious: This happens a lot in the editorials (see OlderThanTheyThink), but one notable example is in the ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' review, where he claims that "you could argue there's a good lesson about prejudice" in the movie, as if this is his hot take. Yeah... that's the whole point of the movie, Doug. The film is literally a FantasticRacism story with animals in place of human minority groups.
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