* EightiesHair: Given this by the Makeover Fairy for their ''{{Jem}}'' review:
-->'''The Chick:''' And sticky...\\
'''Nella:''' Ugh, so sticky...\\
'''The Chick:''' I feel sticky...\\
'''Nella:''' And stiff...
* AbductionIsLove: What she wants to happen by making WebVideo/{{Todd|InTheShadows}} her "damsel". It hasn't quite worked so far. Seventh time's the charm?
* AbominationAccusationAttack: In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', after Lupa tries to defend the film, Chick points a finger at her and shrieks that she's a Disney zealot.
* AccentuateTheNegative: Probably the only one on the site to use it as a character trait and a plot point. The Dark Nella Saga was partly about how fangirling is awesome and establishing that the Chick finds being positive about something is beneath her "level of academia". She still thinks this, but is [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting]] slowly and can talk about things she likes in small doses. Just expect her to gag on the words "nice" and "good".
* AcceptableTargets:[[invoked]]
** Pointed out InUniverse. ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' can get forgiven for bad implications because the huns don't exist anymore.
--->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' So our bad guys are of a non-Chinese ilk, but they're also a sort of non-in-existence-anymore ilk, so Disney gets a free pass on this one. You're not really going to see the hun lobby over here going "heeey!".
** She has a few in-universe ones herself. Bear in mind that this is the Chick talking, not Lindsay.
*** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio's {{sque|e}}aling {{fangirl}}s (when he was a {{bish|onen}}ie) come under a lot of ridicule in her ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'' review. Fangirls in general are made fun of because she's so self-loathing. Fanboys too.
*** Her ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' review involves some potshots at {{LARP}}ers:
---->"She seems to be the loneliest [=LARP=]er in town, and that's saying something for [[NoSocialSkills her social skills]]... or [[BadBadActing acting skills]], for that matter."
*** While tearing apart ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'':
---->'''Chick:''' It's like...it's like... bad ''{{fanfiction}}''. [ScareChord!]
*** AndrewLloydWebber, mostly due to her intense dislike of ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies''.
*** ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' and by extension, hipsters. She has a particularly funny, vitriolic rant about the latter in her "Top Ten Songs About Fucking".
*** Also, furries.
*** Every time Music/{{NSYNC}} or boy bands have come up, the Chick has made mention of some of the... less savory rumors surrounding Lou Pearlman.
-->It's like printing money, you creepy f**k.
* AcrophobicBird: The bird not giving ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' a lift and [[IdiotPlot thus making the movie much shorter]] ''really'' pisses her off.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' You have a ''bird''! You have twenty fucking birds! Doing the can-can! Is he really such a fucker that he won't give you a ride? ...[[{{Jerkass}} apparently he is]].
* ActuallyPrettyFunny:
** In her "Top Ten Disturbing and Inescapable ChristmasSongs" video. Despite not liking most parodies of "The Twelve Days of Christmas", she did admit that ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' version ("The Phantom gave to me... a mask") was kinda funny.
** The Music/MeatLoaf ActorAllusion joke ''[[HopeSpot almost]]'' redeemed ''Film/SpiceWorld'' for her.
** The SweetPollyOliver jokes in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' are the best bits in the movie.
** As to be expected, TimCurry's song in ''TheWorstWitch'' turned the film from shitty and boring to "''[[SoBadItsGood gloriously shitty]]''" for five minutes.
** She can't help but giggle at the one GenreSavvy line ("Because we invaded their land and cut down their trees and dug up their earth?") in ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
** While she thinks 2gether, the AffectionateParody of the BoyBand, often strayed a little too close to the source material they were parodying, she did think they were pretty funny at times.
* AdaptationDecay: In-universe. As she grew up with the 1972 version of ''Literature/TheLorax'', the [[WesternAnimation/TheLorax 2012 remake]] was an extra horrific case of this.
** While she admits that Peter Jackson's version of ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' is excellent if flawed, she can't stand the Bakshi adaptation.
* AdaptationDistillation: Nella might love ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' books (Lindsay likes the first book but hasn't read the rest), but she thinks the movie was better for toning down the LoveTriangle.
* AdaptationDyeJob: In case you didn't know, the real John Smith was a short, ugly brunet, not a hunky blond.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: She calls ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' a tiny, titular twit.
* AesopAmnesia: The Chick won't stop mistreating people, Nella won't stop being an ExtremeDoormat and Dr. Tease won't start taking responsibility for her experiments. Of course, a DysfunctionJunction is much funnier than a group of sane, nice ladies.
** A genre of the Disney sequels involve the characters or their children learning the ''exact same thing'' as they did in the first movie. The more blatant examples - specifically, the ''Beauty & the Beast'' midquels, have the Beast learning the same lesson multiple times throughout the film.
* AffectionateParody:
** Her HeroicBSOD about how pathetic reviewing makes her life could be considered a funny nod to the Critic's BSOD about the same. While he angsted about it for the whole episode after and got a [[ThrowTheDogABone bone]] to get him out of his funk, hers was never brought up again.
** ''{{Shrek}}'' ''not'' being like this (at least in her view) is what bothers her the most about the movie.
** The whole Dark Nella Saga is basically a riff on ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'''s "Dark Phoenix" storyline.
* TheAlcoholic: The Chick drinks whenever she gets bored during a review.
* AllMenArePerverts: Brian The Sexual Predator is a BlackComedy version, and all Dan (the forgotten roomie) thinks about is boobs.
* AllThereInTheManual: On her [[http://www.formspring.me/ElisaInTime formspring]], Elisa answers a lot of questions about characters, influences and future plans. And her love of skulls.
* AllWomenAreLustful: The scrabble game that the Chick and Nella play in ''Grease 2'' is rather... one-track minded. Words on there include such lovelies as "rimjob", "ho" and "doing it".
** Also in that review, the Chick is confused as to why the students are singing about reproduction when that's the most boring part of sex.
** In ''Film/TeenWitch'', she gets embarrassed at a softcore make-out scene because she thinks she must have accidentally switched it to Cinemax again.
* AlphaBitch: "Every school has them."
** The Makeover Fairy is one. So is Dr. Tease, to a certain extent. The Chick herself has her moments, too.
* AlternateAesopInterpretation: In-universe, she sees ''The Christmas Shoes'' as a depressing tale about a little boy who can't come to grips with his mom dying, so he buries himself in the thought that shoes would matter.
* AlternateHistory: Her theory for ''Film/{{Bratz}}'' is that it took place in a world where [[AdolfHitler Hitler]] won and everybody was segregated. Yes, she hated it [[GodwinsLaw that much]].
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In-universe.
** The mother of ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' lets her get into trouble because she's pissed that she only got a very tiny teenager as a daughter. And the bird is an asexual co-dependant who thrives on the relationship drama of others.
** The plot of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' is Rattigan trying desperately to prove to Basil that he's moved on from their break-up.
** Emperor Palpatine from ''Franchise/StarWars'' gets sexually aroused by doing evil things.
** Creator/StevenSpielberg made the villains of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' an evil Indian cult because he was furious that the film ''Film/{{Gandhi}}'' beat ''Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial'' for Best Movie at the 1983 Academy Awards.
** ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' is really about a tragic child-molester.
** Creator/FairuzaBalk isn't really acting in ''Film/TheCraft''; she's legitimately batshit crazy.
** She's made a RunningGag about the villain in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' being a child molester.
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'''s Scar is homosexual.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' isn't a coming-of-age story; it's the story of an overprotective dad learning to let his daughter go.
** Barbie has ADD because she goes through so many jobs.
** Josef Grüll, the East German bobsleder and main antagonist of ''Film/CoolRunnings'' is a direct descendant from Major Toht, the Nazi agent from ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
* AmbiguouslyBrown:
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', who seems to be an expert at posing dramatically, doesn't seem to have any real ethnicity of which to speak. She doesn't look particularly Native American. Mostly, she just looks like a kind of a-ethnic mush of [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer unparalleled hotness]].
* AmbiguouslyGay:
** In the commentary, Lindsay has this to say on Rattigan from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'':
-->"I'm not into the whole, like, homoeroticism and slash, well, {{Slash}}. I'm not into that, but this movie seems so homoerotic to me. Like, look at the way he stands, y'know, and [[FoeYay he's so obsessed with Basil]]..."
** She also has this view on Starscream from ''{{Transformers}}'' and Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Her crossover episode with Rantasmo of ''WebVideo/NeedsMoreGay'' deals with the implications of Ambiguously Gay characters in Disney.
* AnalogyBackfire:
** She notices how the examples of [[ThePowerOfLove love conquering the impossible]] referenced at the start of Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' backfire drastically:
-->'''Jaquimo:''' [[Literature/BookOfJudges Samson loved Delilah...]]\\
'''Nostalgia Chick:''' That ended... kinda bad.\\
'''Jaquimo:''' [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Romeo, et Juliet]]... oh, impossible!\\
'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Al-so somewhat unfortunate...
** She had her own on {{facebook}}. Doug asked the viewers who they thought TGWTG people would be if they were ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' characters. She (in-character) responded that she'd be Mystique and Todd would be Nightcrawler, before realizing that's not a particularly good comparison to make.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing:
** She repeats Andy Dick's (playing [[Disney/TheLionKing Nuka]]) death by crushing a few times because it feels like getting a back massage.
** She's just as gleeful when it looks like Tinkerbell has died in the ''Disney/PeterPan'' sequel.
-->No more sassy Hot Topic t-shirts for you!
* {{Angrish}}:
** She goes into crying gibberish when she's trying to get WillSmith out of ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''.
** Flailing screaming fits occur when the BLAM sign won't leave her alone in ''{{Xanadu}}'', when the fake-outs in the ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' movie just keep happening and when ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' makes Belle an ExtremeDoormat who just wants to fix the Beast.
** Her DrivenToMadness rant on Creator/RolandEmmerich rivals Critic's usages of this trope for effect and lack of sanity. Mostly for the MotorMouth-ing and how she doesn't even pause at the right places.
* AngryFistShake: In ''{{Labyrinth}}'', where Sarah rejects Bowie and Chick doesn't get to see him as a SexSlave.
* AngstWhatAngst:
** One of the ''many'' things that piss [[{{in-universe}} her]] off about Belle in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas''. Instead of acting like someone who just lost everything, she's now walking wistfully around the castle and behaving like the Beast's life-coach. "Every time ''I'' try this on a damsel, it never pans out."
-->'''Chick:''' ''Wow, I sure do have a bad disposition. I think I [[DoubleEntendre need to be fixed]].''\\
'''Todd:''' [tied up] You know, this didn't work the first five times you did this, Nostalgia Chick.
** She also mentions this in her ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' review, claiming that Sebastian should have PTSD after his near-death in the kitchen, rather than just seeming "put-out" with Ariel afterwards.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: From ''Film/TheFifthElement''. "Alright, she has to beg him to say I love you, even though he's known her for like a day and a half, and he can't do it on his own, he has to do it when everyone's almost dead, ''just like a man''."
* AnimalWrongsGroup: In the review of ''MiloAndOtis'', she spends a fair amount of time making sure people know the difference between PETA (who she calls as like being the slutty girl in drama class, always doing weird sexual shit for attention) and the guilds who do things humanely.
* AnimationBump: If she's got absolutely nothing to praise about a movie, she'll at least mention if there's a pretty animated scene.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Calls the [[BrattyHalfPint bratty sister]] in ''HocusPocus'' a "beastly child".
* {{Anvilicious}}: Pointed out InUniverse.
** She calls out the singers of "Do They Know It's Christmas Time" for being ridiculously condescending.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Okay guys, I get it. The hyperbole is a good way to get people's attention, but you don't think that just maybe referring to Africa as a famine-ravaged wasteland and consigning an entire continent to 'chimes of doom' might be a bit ''patronizing''?
** In ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'':
-->'''Chick:''' Y'know, let's go ahead and use the word honor no less than fifty times.
** While ''{{Grease}}'' had at least a sort of "tee-hee sex" thing going on, ''Grease 2'' makes it eye-rollingly obvious.
** In SarcasmMode, she calls the "[[TheVietnamWar some war]]" subplot in ''{{Hair}}'' subtle while the movie focuses on a grave with the war imprinted right in the middle.
* AppliedMathematics: The "women = evil" version pops up in "The Top Eleven Villainesses".
* ArcWords: She's been told by Nella in one episode and Dr. Tease in the following that she "has to embrace her inner fangirl". It turns out that while she doesn't (even though she needs to), that was what defeated Dark Nella.
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: In "Wild Wild West", she questions the wisdom of making Loveless a paraplegic, then shows several clips from the TV show, where Loveless was played by Michael Dunn, a well known dwarf actor.
-->'''Chick''': That's right, the original Loveless suffered from male pattern baldness. Awkward!
* ArmorPiercingSlap: She cheerfully thanks the movie when ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' slaps Dimitri.
* ArousedByTheirVoice:
** Whenever there's a male singer that she [[{{in-universe}} likes]], she'll completely [[DistractedByTheSexy forget what she was doing]] when he starts singing.
** SeanConnery voicing an incredibly pimp dragon in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'': "I think I just came!"
** HughJackman's "Rich, creamery butter" from ''KateAndLeopold'' is so sexy, it [[CompellingVoice drives a number of TGWTG'ers to suddenly desire butter.]] WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic even starts fondling a stick of it, with the episode's HilariousOuttakes dedicated to him and his butter.
** Parodied with her lust for WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s voice. At the end of ''Disney/TheLionKing'', the credits ask him to marry her and take his time saying his vows.
** Critic himself caused fangirlish giggling in Elisa and Nella when he sang like Tim Curry in ''Film/TheWorstWitch'' review.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** Her review of top movie villains included captions listing the various characters' prosecutable crimes. Amid such offenses as "Treason", "Manslaughter", "Conspiracy to Genocide" and the like are occasional mentions of "Littering" (discarding a bone from dinner) or "Animal Cruelty" (squashing bugs).
** When she demonstrates how unsuitable GeorgeCarlin is for voicing a Disney character, the profane clips end up with him expressing his disgust for people named Todd.
* ArtifactTitle:
** Her username, The Dudette. She got that nickname when she first joined only because of her and Mike Ellis' identical last names and mutual love of ''TheBigLebowski''. Despite a couple years in which her section in the members was labeled under that name, she hasn't been called The Dudette since she first joined the site.
** Later it was changed to "Team [=NChick=]" to more accurately preview what to expect in her section. Especially nowadays, as Nella and others have since joined her in reviewing, making sketches and out-of-character specials.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: In the vlog for ''Super 8'', Lindsay and Nella have ''no idea'' how a pick-up truck can survive crashing into a train while the train goes flying everywhere.
* AsHerself: Disregarding [=Vlogs=] and such, before "Playing God" where the Chick character cemented, Lindsay would do more the overview type videos (like TheSmurfettePrinciple) as half the Chick when she wanted to be funny and bitchy and half putting that aside when she actually wanted to talk about real issues. She also did this at the end of her video about TLC, even taking her hair out the usual GirlishPigtails.
** She did her top ten list of GuiltyPleasure movies as herself.
** It's easy for the viewer to tell who she's speaking as at any given moment [[PaperThinDisguise thanks to the]] GirlishPigtails [[note]](and the bowtie, before she retired it)[[/note]]. For example, it's ''Lindsay'' and Nella who are conducting the "50 Shades of Green" crowdsourced-writing venture.
* AsideGlance: Does it three times while Lord [=MacGuffin=] goes on about [[{{Dune}} Spice]] and the MacGuffin. She also does it in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' review when Rasputin tells her he "only wanted a Russia of flowers and rainbows and where children danced in lollipop fields".
** In ''{{Supergirl}}'', she fixes the camera with a hard glare after commenting on how "odd" the villain's quest to manipulate boy minds is.
* AsYouKnow: In the ''Film/EverAfter'' review, she reminds us why she likes to spy on Nella. For entertainment, naturally.
* AttemptedRape: She says Danny was "just a little rape-ish" in the ''{{Grease}}'' review. That phrase comes up again when Nella defends Kirk in their ''Franchise/StarTrek'' battle.
** She also had a huge twitter rant about how it gets used in YA novels to get the male and female lead together with no trauma.
* AudienceSurrogate: You could take Bella out of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', insert yourself and lose nothing.
** Women relate to Meg Ryan and her shrill, annoying voice. She on the other hand relates to a delicious cup of coffee.
* AuthorAppeal:
** She has a tendency to get [[PerverseSexualLust mad crushes]] on anyone/anything blue.
** Less sexually, she's a big {{fangirl}} of JhonenVasquez, so likes BlackAndGrayMorality and all that good stuff to be PlayedForLaughs.
** She occasionally does analysis on early animation short films, primarily because of her own fascination with them.
** She really likes Greco-Roman mythology, too.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: Invoked. After the MacGuffin controversy following the ''Film/{{Dune}}'' episode, Lord MacGuffin spent longer talking about what constitutes as one in the Chick's review of ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
** They also did it for the Nella abuse. After people were ComicallyMissingThePoint that it was all satire, Lindsay did a "Thanks For The Feedback" video explaining that the Chick has insanely low self-esteem and so Nella gets paid to be badly treated, therefore making the Chick feel good about herself. This resurfaces in a quick gag in the Disney sequels video, where it's implied that the Chick only has friends at all as long as the payments continue.
** Having caught a load of flak for her comment about ''The Little Mermaid'' ("Ugh, I hate this film, 'I sold my soul for a vagina and a man I don't know!'"), when she comes to review it, the Chick's bashing of the movie is balanced by (almost) all the other women of TGWTG defending it. They're even holding an intervention to help her get over her hatred for it.
* AutobotsRockOut[=/=]ThemeMusicPowerUp: She can't help but dance to those oh-so-'80s songs in ''TransformersTheMovie''.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Pointed out InUniverse.
** The "Where On Earth Is CarmenSandiego" [[ThemeTune theme song]].
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Wherever she is, it must be in the land of epic!
* BadBadActing: The Chick uses her friends to act out scenes from ''{{Showgirls}}'' that she can't show directly. Granted, it's not much worse than the actual thing.
* BaitAndSwitch:
** The "PUPPIES!" running gag usually served as this.
** In ''CruelIntentions'' Cecile's boyfriend is disliked because he's [[DiscriminateAndSwitch bla...nd.]]
** In ''FreddyGotFingered'', after Gordy spins a newborn by its umbilical cord, Oancitizen says "This has to be the second worst thing I've seen involving a newborn baby. The first is this" Cue [[CallBack Lindsay's doll thumping down the stairs]] instead of "[[Film/ASerbianFilm NEWBORN]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5jZkQkkEPQ PORN]]!" (if you're at work, keep your speakers down).
* BareYourMidriff: She calls attention to Disney/{{Poca|hontas}}'s friend's "kinky little midriff".
* BearsAreBadNews: In ''MiloAndOtis'', she plays the Japanese-only scene when the baby bear basically '''mauls''' the poor pug.
* TheBeautifulElite: Disney.
-->'''Chick:''' BeYourself, live your dream, you beautiful, unique, coming-of-age, perfect-bodied, perfect-haired, easy to sell piece of marketing you.
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: The ''{{Grease}}'' review discusses and mocks this in great detail.
-->'''Chick:''' Hi, I'm your Nostalgia Chick, and I'm here to tell you the story of an incredibly high-maintenance girl, an incredibly dense guy and the secret to success in any relationship: I'm talking of course about makeovers.
* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: When Lindsay and Nella review ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Lindsay points out that it is one of the only superhero movies to pass the test and then tells her audience to look up what the test is.
** Gets mentioned again in the ''Film/{{Matilda}}'' review. By [[spoiler:MaraWilson]], no less!
* BelligerentSexualTension: On ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'': "Ah, animosity! It must be love!" [[HilariousInHindsight Not a word out of you, shippers.]]
* BellisariosMaxim: Used by The Chick [[{{In-universe}} in reference]] to ''Pocahontas'':
-->'''The Chick:''' And the movie leaves us with question like, why the hell are there [[MisplacedWildlife moose in Virginia]]? Where the hell did [[TheMountainsOfIllinois all those majestic cliffs]] go in the interim five-hundred years? Why doesn't [[DontThinkFeel listening with one's heart]] [[TranslatorMicrobes bridge language gaps]] anymore? Why does Pocahontas [[TheNoseless lack a real nose]]? Was she really fathered by [[Film/HarryPotter Lord Voldemort]]? Really, it's better not to think about it. [[WaltDisney The Great Mouse in the Sky]] certainly doesn't want you to.
** Same goes for ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'':
-->'''Chick:''' Shh, just enjoy it.
* BerserkButton: Her review of the 1994 film ''Film/RealityBites'' might be the angriest one she's ever done. She seems to really hate the glorification of pretentious "[[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority rebels]]" who pointlessly hurt or patronize others just because they work for "TheMan."
* BetterByADifferentName: It's pratcially a RunningGag.
** She says ''Spice World'' is a movie with at most half the ambition of ''AHardDaysNight'', a quarter of the budget and at least two percent of the talent.
** She openly gets a sense of "deja-Disney" at "Let Me Be Your Wings", comparing it to "A Whole New World".
** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' was better done by both ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and ''Film/{{Rocky}}''. Also inverted; ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' did ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' better.
** She ends her ''HocusPocus'' review with "Go watch ''Theatre/TheCrucible''!"
** ''Film/MeanGirls'' took all the witch crap out of ''TheCraft'' and was a better movie for it.
** ''NotAnotherTeenMovie'' has ''far'' more likable characters than ''ShesAllThat''.
** She liked ''WhatWomenWant'' a lot more the first time they made it, when it starred Creator/BillMurray, and was called ''Film/GroundhogDay''.
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' with an actual plot.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheLorax The new version of]] ''Literature/TheLorax'' has already been done. It was called ''WesternAnimation/WallE''.
** She hates to admit it, but ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' was better when it was called ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
* BiasSteamroller: When it comes to comparing Disney vs. Warner Brothers, she'll always be on Disney's side.
** She'll also complain if something became successful partly due to an EstrogenBrigade or if there's a fangirl in the movie (a'la ''The Little Mermaid''). This is a complete in-character use though, to demonstrate the character's self-loathing and hypocrisy.
* BigApplesauce: Being a New Yorker, she's always sure to point out when movies make the city far too clean.
* BigBeautifulWoman: Nella, according to some viewers.
* BiggerOnTheInside: The inside of that fridge is surprisingly spacious. The Chick has enough room to stretch out her arms during the review of Roland Emmerich's films. There's also room in there for [[spoiler:Dr. Tease, who sneaks up on the Chick from offscreen while both are in the fridge.]]
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: TropeNamer, [[{{in-universe}} which she is quite proud of,]] and uses this as an [[ImprobableWeaponUser actual weapon in battle.]] According to CR, whenever someone else uses it, they owe her money.
** Although it turns against her in ''{{Xanadu}}'' and drives her crazy. And again in her crossover with ObscurusLupa, popping up when she says she doesn't have time for stupid internet {{meme}}s.
-->'''Chick:''' *with DeathGlare* Point taken.
* BigNo:
** During her "Top Ten Disturbing and Inescapable ChristmasSongs" when "[[{{Glurge}} The Christmas Shoes]]" starts playing.
** She also does it when Nella's [[spoiler:last words are "Kirk was the best!".]]
** And she does it ''again'' when Dark Nella [[spoiler:grabs her in the tunnel.]]
* BigWordShout: The ticking octopus in the ''PeterPan'' sequel drives her to screaming "HAAAAATE" over and over again.
* BigYes: After she's directed all the characters in ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' to create the perfect set-up for the movie's climax.
* BileFascination:
** Invoked - out of character, Lindsay and WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows go to the ''Film/GreenLantern'' movie to see why it's being reviewed so badly and being compared to ''Film/{{Transformers}} 2''.
*** Lindsay also got addicted to Jedward while in Ireland, and plans to ask for their songs to be played when she's next on Radio Dead Air. [[https://twitter.com/Nash076/status/207174767231504384 Nash's response was justified]].
** In ''Film/TeenWitch'', she can't do anything but watch in [[JawDrop jaw-dropped horror and awe]] at the PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy rap numbers.
** Despite how awful ''FreddyGotFingered'' is and how much everyone suffered watching it, the Chick concludes that she just can't hate it.
* {{Bishonen}}: LeonardoDiCaprio is so goddamn pretty, pale and puppy dog eyed he almost looks like an anime character at some points.
* BitingTheHandHumor: On ''Spice World'':
-->'''Chick:''' And this movie haaates the media. Kinda ironic considering what made the Spice Girls in the first place.
* BizarroEpisode: In-universe -- she sees ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'' and ''Teen Witch'' as completely plotless messes.
-->'''Chick:''' [while trying to fend off the BLAM sound] No, no, stop it! That doesn't work! No, no, I said no! It doesn't work. The movie has to have some form of cohesion. In a movie where shit keeps happening and nobody ever mentions it again, it just doesn't work. ...kay? [The sound comes up again.] [Chick [[DrivenToMadness screams and flails]].]
* BlackAndGrayMorality: At one point there's a story {{Arc}} about Nella turning evil and attacking the Nostalgia Chick. The trailer for this arc describes it as battle between evil (Dark Nella) and "slightly less evil" (N Chick).
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Made fun of in her ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' review.
-->'''Chick:''' [[SarcasmMode Because every conflict has a right side.]]
* BlackComedy: More or less her signature element.
* BlackComedyRape: One of her favorite sources of humor. [[TropesAreNotBad And she usually does it so very well.]]
** "We're not [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]]! We can't get away with that kind of shit!"
* BlackDudeDiesFirst:
** She and Nella call it "Dead Bro Walking" on their ''Film/{{X-Men}}: First Class'' review.
** It pops up again for the ''Super 8'' review, about the guy who survives the train crash, explains the danger to the kids and then gets shot by a white military dude.
* BlatantLies:
** The other roommate Tammy allays Nella and the Chick's fear that the WiiFit involves physical exercise:
-->'''Nella:''' But it says "fit".\\
'''Tammy:''' Oh no! That means...[[FunWithAcronyms Food Is Tasty]]!\\
'''Nella:''' [[[AsideComment to camera]]]: Food ''is'' tasty!
** In the "Top Ten Hottest Animated Guys", Chick tries to assert that she likes "[[WomenPreferStrongMen real men]]", not animated or weak ones. She cuts to [[ToddInTheShadows Todd]] singing along to KatyPerry on his computer with junk food in his mouth, but we've known even before this that she has the hots for [[ICanChangeMyBeloved projects]], making [[TheWoobie woobies]] even woobier and submissive guys/{{sex bot}}s she can control.
** While introducing ''CoalBlackAndDeSebbenDwarfs'': "There are no race-based hate groups anymore, no one had ''ever'' made shit-headed racial slurs on {{Twitter}}, and most importantly [[BarackObama we have a black president]]. And so you know what that means? [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Racism! Is! Over~!]]" [''cue [[StockSoundEffect cheering children]]'']
* BleachedUnderpants: Part of the reason why she takes great joy in trashing Disney so much is that they never admit to doing anything wrong and just hide embarrassments away.
* BloodlessCarnage: When a guy dies in ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', she's horribly confused that he just seems to get shot in the spirit.
* {{Blooper}}: During the ''{{Bratz}}'' episode, when the Critic is [[SecretTestOfCharacter reasoning with her about why he made her do the movie]], he pushes the door and she pulls, which should actually open the door but it remains closed.
** As was lampshaded in her review of ''TheCraft'', her hair length will change drastically over the period of an episode.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: WordOfGod states that the Makeover Fairy and Dr. Tease aren't so much evil, they just have different priorities than normal people.
* BlunderCorrectingImpulse: She convinces Todd in the Shadows to review ''[[Film/{{Crossroads2002}} Crossroads]]'' with her by playing "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman" sufficiently badly on his piano that he steps in to play it correctly.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In the vlogs, saying JewWario's "I like it" (from ''{{Kickassia}}'') in his same tone of voice is popular.
** The Chick's signoffs in the early episodes were borrowed from the Critic's "I remember it so you don't have to."
* BoundAndGagged:
** Although we don't see him, Spoony was tied up and gagged with extension cord at the start of his and the Chick's riff of ''{{Dune}}''.
** ToddInTheShadows makes a few appearances when the Chick has adducted and tied him up in an attempt to invoke AbductionIsLove.
** In one more DistressedDude moment, the Critic's struggly chloroforming by the Chick is still treated as a {{fanservice}}y NeverLiveItDown by the fandom.
** Of course it isn't just the boys who have been subjected to this; Dark Nella tied the Makeover Fairy up in the bathtub to torture her (i.e scrub off her make-up), she herself got chloroformed by the Chick and wrapped up with toilet paper, and bound the Chick's hands with a bowtie when taking over the show to bash ''Film/{{Tron}}''.
* ABoyAndHisX: Lindsay's a big fan of the genre (even though her character isn't) and would have just rather ''Super 8'' been about that instead of a monster, an army and kids with daddy issues.
* BrainBleach:
** In-universe, she and Nella really need some after witnessing the horrors that is foot-binding.
** The Chick looks ready to throw up at the thought of [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]] "getting his freak on".
** She also has trouble repressing her disgust at the prospect of Nic Cage's "sex face".
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' review.
-->'''Chick:''' Russia has the most painful, complex, painfully complex histories in all the world.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Almost constantly used.
** In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': "Her design was based off the looks of models like Naomi Campbell, Christie Turlington, Barbie... and Janice from ''TheMuppets''."
** ''Film/TeenWitch'', when trying to give advice to the lead with better ways to use her magic: "Help the less fortunate? Give the homeless a new lease on life? Get Reagan impeached?"
** In the "Top Ten Worst Disney Sequels", she lists all the actresses 2002-era Disney could afford. Most of them are the normal interchangeable generic stars, but YourMom and "Bea Arthur" are in there too.
* BreakingTheReviewersWall:
** During her review of ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', people who have been portrayed in the movie keep bugging her about their characterization problems.
** Inverted in her review of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''. She tearfully asks why nobody is listening to her after she demands the movie to explain its [[invoked]] FridgeLogic problems.
* BreathlessNonSequitur: "Also, Pocahontas was twelve."
* BrickJoke: Tammy hanging upside down in the ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' review is referred to at the end of the third "Thanks For The Feedback".
* BrokenAesop: Part of her problem with ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax:'' the trees are all dead and people have to buy clean air, but the town Ted lives in seems to look and operate fine anyway. As a result, [[GreenAesop the message]] winds up being less about the importance of sustainability and more a combination of "trees are awesome (for some reason)!" and "I hate having to pay for stuff."
* BuffySpeak:
-->"And then he gnaws his way through China like a spiteful... gnawing... thing."\\
"Flynn admitted accomplishes little on his adventure besides assaulting and murdering a program and absorbing his...'program-ness'?"\\
"[[YouveGotMail Nora Efron's]] New York isn't very... New Yorky.\\
"Movies work differently from television. The stakes are...stakier."\\
"Use your--smart-mouth-words."
* ButWaitTheresMore: ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' just ''had'' to get backstory in so they could fuck up the canon of the first movie even more.
* CallBack: Her "[=NChick=] Labs" segment is full of these, referencing the Makeover Fairy, the scientists, Lord MacGuffin, and the confusion about [=MacGuffins=]. Also, "[[WiiFit We, Fit]]" calls back to the ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' review.
** In her ''KateAndLeopold'' review, smitten over HughJackman, she sensually unwraps a stick of butter over the sounds of DavidBowie's "Space Oddity," just like she did with a banana in her Film/{{Labyrinth}} review.
*** There's also a CallBack to The Nostalgia Critic's ''Film/IndependenceDay'' review, where he fawns over a hot man and then shouts "Boobs! You like boobs!" in a pained way. This time it's even less convincing.
** Way back in ''Film/TeenWitch'', she says "Godlike powers are fun and all, but only when you use them on the things that truly matter" and sarcastically agrees with the movie's message of it's all about boys. In ''Playing God'', it turns out that she and Dr. Tease did in fact play God to make herself a robot SexSlave.
* TheCameo: The accordion comes back when the Chick plays it in [[TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] "Final Fantasy X-2" review, totally oblivious to his suffering.
** She appears in the Critic's ''FernGully II'' review to bluntly say no to reviewing it with him. Made even funnier by his fawning build-up.
** She confuses the fuck out of [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] in the "Daredevil #306" PreviouslyOn by [[ClarkKenting not being recognizable before tying her hair up]].
** She pops up in ToddInTheShadows's review of [[KatyPerry "E.T."]] to first insult his taste in music and then to hit on him again. (she appears in many of his videos to be [[DoggedNiceGuy rejected]] afterwards)
** She does the "forget about it" thing while playing with her puppy in Sad Panda's "ForgetAboutIt: Resident Evil".
** Elisa dresses up like a Misfit for {{Benzaie}}'s "Top Five Murder Attempts In Jem And The Holograms".
** Elisa and Nella appear for a scene each in ''SuburbanKnights'', both as {{Butt Monk|ey}}ies.
*** They also appear as their scientist personas to explain "Gold Fever" to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in his "Raiders Of The Lost Arc: WesternAnimation/DuckTales".
** Some episodes have plenty of cameos from other people (such as ''Les Miserables, Grease, The Little Mermaid, KateAndLeopold, WhatWomenWant'' and the TLC and Creator/RolandEmmerich episodes).
** WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob reads RogerEbert's [[InsultToRocks "this movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned alongside barrels"]] quote about ''FreddyGotFingered''.
* {{Camp}}: [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]] only gets points for this.
* CanonDefilement: In-universe, this is what she thinks ''Enchanted Christmas'' did to the original ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. She likens to it to a [[CreepyUncle clammy uncle]] touching you in places you'd rather not be touched right now and calls it "worse than seven holocausts".
* CanonDiscontinuity: The "White Rapping" episode of Thanks for the Feedback.
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Their Liquor]]: Before the "Hercules DrinkingGame", Nella declares that she has "two hollow legs" and is in no danger of getting inebriated. By the end of the game, everybody is out cold, which leads to hilarity ensuing the next morning.
* CaptainObvious: "Here's the thing about rape: it sucks."
** While trying desperately to understand why Frollo is considered hot:
-->'''Chick''': And he kills people... he's a bad boy!"
* CaptionHumor: Always for extra snark.
* CashCowFranchise: [[invoked]] Her opinion on ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''.
-->'''Chick:''' You insipid twat, stop making them money!
** Wolverine is only second to SpiderMan as Marvel's fattest cash cow.
* CatsAreMean: She likens them to those groups of bitchy girls at the office who talk about you behind your back.
** Invoked during her "Songs About Fucking" review, when discussing how a kitten called Otto deleted the original score to "Love Never Dies". A photo of a kitten pops up, accompanied by a tiny evil giggle.
* CensorBox: She uses [[http://japanhr.ja.funpic.de/wall/images/fullsize/Dancing%20Blue%20Footed%20Boobies.JPG boobies]] to censor exposed [[RunningGag tracts]] [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail of land]] in her {{Showgirls}} review.
** She also uses one to cover her own [[RunningGag tracts]] [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail of land]] in the Chipmunks crossover.
* ChekhovsGun: In the Chick's review of ''{{Showgirls}}'', Nella [[TheCastShowOff sings a song]] about the movie and mentions "Chekhov's Stairs that have been there since act 1."
** The mayonnaise that Lord [=MacGuffin=] is seen injecting with plot-devices is later used as...[[CaptainObvious a plot device]]. Specifically a portal. [[spoiler:It also brings Lord [=MacGuffin=] BackFromTheDead.]]
** Chick calls attention to how badly set up the bull in the field was in ''SongOfTheSouth''.
* ChewingTheScenery: The ladies can chew with the best of them, especially Nella and especially when she's evil, but the Chick will point it out any time an actor does it.
* ChickFlick: She has a whole month of Meg Ryan movies to prove to the Makeover Fairy that she's girly enough to stomach them. She manages two and then craves some ''{{Transformers}}''.
* ChippendalesDancers: The title card for the "Top Ten Hottest Animated Men" shows the very pleased Chick getting a show from shirtless [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} Nightcrawler]], WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]] and... [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]].
** In his song for ''TheWorstWitch'', the Critic asks why bother dressing up like a Spartan warrior when you can have a better time at a Chippendale bar.
* ChirpingCrickets: She inserts them every time there's a confusing PlotHole in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
* ChristmasEpisode: "The Top Ten Disturbing And Inescapable Christmas Songs", ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'', ''A Very Music/{{NSYNC}} Christmas'' and ''The Christmas Shoes''.
* ChristmasSongs: Did a top ten of the most inescapable and disturbing ones. She went... kinda crazy.
* CleavageWindow: For [[http://8.i.blip.tv/g?src=Tgwtgnchick-NostalgiaChickTheWorstAndLeastAwfulFemaleSuperheroMovie994.jpeg&w=460&h=260&fmt=jpg the splash image]] for her video [[http://blip.tv/nostalgia-chick/nostalgia-chick-the-worst-and-least-awful-female-superhero-movies-6316048 about superheroine films]].
* CollectiveGroan: Whenever she makes an IncrediblyLamePun.
* ColorWash: ''X-Men The Animated Series'' is reviewed with a muted color panel...until Dr. Tease gives the Chick some TruthSerum and everything becomes colorful and perky.
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: In-universe and defied. She's put her foot down about ''never'' doing ''Anime/SailorMoon'' because she didn't grow up with it, says she wouldn't do it justice and hates it so much "I now hate sushi by cultural association."
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] with her ''{{Jem}}'' review, which she has admitted was done only because she felt pressured by it's 'girly nostalgia', despite the fact she was not a fan nor ever watched the show as a kid.
* ComplexityAddiction: Lampshaded in a blacker way than most when a guy in ''{{Showgirls}}'' worries about his girlfriend being pregnant.
-->'''Chick:''' Why not just push her down the stairs and hope for the best?
* ContentWarnings: Because of the scenes of animal cruelty, ''MiloAndOtis'' remains the only video with a "not for the fainthearted" bit in the description.
* ContinuitySnarl: ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'', oh so very much. "This whole mess doesn't remotely fit... MOVING ON!"
* ContrivedCoincidence:
** She notes that the chances of Leeloo falling right into Bruce Willis's cab in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' were great odds.
** As much as she loves ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', she can concede that there are a ''lot'' of coincidences that take place.
** During her review of ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', she [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] during TheUntwist what a apropos coincidence it was that Creator/MaraWilson was her new neighbor.
* ConvenientMiscarriage: She gets pissed off when ''[[Film/{{Crossroads2002}} Crossroads]]'' cops out with this after making her think they'll go the rarely-done adoption route.
* ConversationalTroping: Occurs at times, such as discussions on what is a MacGuffin.
* {{Corpsing}}: The Chick once did a tribute video to Team [=NChick=]'s tendency to nearly laugh while in a scene. Out of all of them, Lindsay is probably the most guilty of this, particularly in crossovers with the boys (especially with her RL boyfriend WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows). You can see this happen in her video "''SleeplessInSeattle'' vs. ''WhenHarryMetSally''" as well as the outtakes for her ''FreddyGotFingered'' video with [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]].
* CosmicDeadline: {{Discussed}} by The Chick and Nella when they are talking about ''Film/{{X-Men}}: First Class'', concluding that much of the conflict that was slowly building up throughout the film was rushed into the open in a heavy-handed way as the ending approached.
* CourtroomAntics: When people throw things at Beast in ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'': "Hey, who let the assholes into the courtroom?"
* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: She slowed down the voices of Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks' "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" and added creepy images (including her silently going insane) to show how it could be considered incredibly disturbing.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The bumper art for "Top Ten 'Hottest' Animated Guys" shows Lindsay surrounded by [[ChippendalesDancers Chippendales versions]] of WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}, [[Franchise/{{X-Men}} Nightcrawler]], [[{{Disney/Hercules}} Hades]] and [[{{Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast}} the Beast]]. Though these are all guys she has PerverseSexualLust over, only [[spoiler:the latter]] is actually on the list (which was based on viewers' votes).
* CreativeClosingCredits: ''Film/SpiceWorld'' doing this doesn't impress her that much.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' We know the movie was Spice Crap! We did that on purpose!
* CreatorThumbprint: She loves robots and aliens, and movies that follow ShowDontTell.
* CreatorWorship: PlayedForLaughs in-universe with her review of ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''. "Disney is just and good."
** In "Dreamworks: Rise Of The Eyebrow", they fearfully tell Jeffery Katzenburg that he is a God amongst men and ask that he not hurt them.
* CreepyChild: She makes the LittlestCancerPatient in ''TheDayAfterTomorrow'' worse by focusing on his big eyes and impersonating him with a voice that sounds like the twin girls from ''Film/TheShining''.
* CringeComedy: "A Date With Doug" is something you need to watch between your fingers.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Her [=NChick=] Labs segment actually {{defie|d trope}}s and {{lampshade| hanging}}s this in-universe when they mention the Rape Rap.
-->'''Nella:''' We're not [[TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]]! We can't get away with this shit!
* CrossOver: ''WesternAnimation/FernGully'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'' with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, ''Honor and Glory'' with WebVideo/ObscurusLupa, ''[[Film/{{Crossroads2002}} Crossroads]]'' and ''From Justin To Kelly'' with WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, and ''FreddyGotFingered'' with [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]].
** [[spoiler: MaraWilson [[SelfDeprecation in]] ''{{Matilda}}''. Again with GlowingEyesOfDoom and RedFilterOfDoom.]]
* CrystalDragonJesus: Nella's Lunar Bear from the ''MyLittlePony'' review.
* CueTheSun: When ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' does this.
-->'''Chick:''' Nice winter. It only lasted like a day and a half.
* DamnedByFaintPraise: She says that calling a song in the ''MyLittlePony'' the best one is like calling ''RevengeOfTheSith'' the least bad ''StarWars'' prequel.
** Calling ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' the best out of the [[ABoyAndHisX boy and his dragon]] movies isn't saying a lot.
* DamselScrappy: Pointed out InUniverse.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}''.
-->'''Chick:''' And like all animated heroines she has a tendency towards fainting. Boom! Unconscious!
* DancePartyEnding: At the end of her "Dreamworks Vs. Disney Part Two" video to parody Dreamworks's use of the trope.
* [[DarkReprise Dark Comedy Reprise]]: "Alcohol" by Barenaked Ladies is used in the ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' DrinkingGame just for giggles. When the song appears again at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', it's much more relevant to the Chick's self-loathing and drinking issues.
* DateRape: The Chick gets roofied by Brian The Sexual Predator in the "Top Ten Disturbing and Inescapable Christmas Songs", and she herself is [[http://www.facebook.com/toddintheshadows#!/toddintheshadows/posts/327090030645107 slightly too happy about Todd getting wasted on their date]].
** Not even Nella is safe, as she collapses from roofies in [=NChick Labs=] and gets descended upon by Makeover Fairy getting out her lipstick, Lord MacGuffin injecting her with his namesake, and Brian undoing his belt.
* DawsonCasting:[[invoked]]
** She says "High school, ''{{Grease}}? Really?''" There's a quick montage of the cast's ages at the time, none under 25. Same thing goes for ''Grease 2'', although she's still grossed out by the "student" asking the teacher for a lay.
* DeaderThanDisco: She [[{{in-universe}} says]] ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'' caused the death of roller-skates.
* DeathGlare: Nella does it a few times to the Chick in the ''Grease 2'' review. The Chick herself is also good at shooting them, to Nella and Critic especially. Guess who are the ones withering?
* DecidedByOneVote:
-->'''Nella:''' You can't just ''end'' feminism!\\
'''Chick:''' Sure I can. I'm on the board.
* DeconstructiveParody:
** She plays with AllGirlsWantBadBoys by mixing it in with WeaknessTurnsHerOn and TheBaroness.
** She also messes with ICanChangeMyBeloved. The Chick character is less LoveMartyr and more BrokenBird who hates having emotions and wants someone to control.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
** She says "gets killed to death" in her ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' review.
** And in her discussion of ''[[Disney/TheLionKing The Lion King 2]]'' we get:
--->'''Lindsay:''' Why didn't Scar sire any cubs? Is it because he's gay? Or sterile? Or gay? Or is it 'cause he's gay?\\
'''Scar:''' Oh, I shall practise my curtsey!
** Why is Mel Gibson [[WhatWomenWant in charge of advertising women's products]], anyway? "Things like yogurt. Tampons. The Creator/CookingChannel. [beat] Yogurt."
* DepravedHomosexual: She thinks Forte in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' has a bizarre co-dependent crush on the Beast.
* DescriptionCut: She describes Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman as one of the manliest men in Hollywood. Cut to a montage of Jackman from his very, very unmasculine Broadway career.
* DesignatedGirlFight:
** In the TGWTG brawl, she fights That Chick With The Goggles (offscreen, [[WordOfGod because Doug isn't a dick and she and Krissy would have been uncomfortable]]) while Spoony and Bennett [[GirlOnGirlIsHot watch and take pictures]].
** Later in the same video, she and Little Miss Gamer get into a pillow fight.
* DesignatedHero:
** She [[{{in-universe}} points out]] that Disney/{{Hercules}}'s IWantSong is about being adulated rather than helping people, he welshed out on the deal at the end and that Zeus is just insufferable.
** A reason why she dislikes the Disney ''Disney/PeterPan'' so much is that the titular character's dickery is meant to be charming.
** She's also pissed off at the Lorax turning from a benign pleader to an attempted murderer.
** ''Film/RealityBites'' has her analyze the trope. She states the characters are well written and given good depth, but its how the film frames their actions. She says that Troy is as morally bankrupt as [[Film/ThereWillBeBlood Daniel Plainview]], but the film expects the audience to like and root for his CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority and unpleasant attitude.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: A core part of their ''50 Shades Of Green'' paranormal teen romance project.
* DiscontinuityNod: "We do NOT talk about the RAPE RAP! We're not [[TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony, ]][[HilariousInHindsight we can't get away with that shit!]]"
* DiscriminateAndSwitch: [[CruelIntentions Selma Blair's]] mom wants her to keep away from Sean Patrick Thomas. Why? "You guessed it -- he's [[TokenMinority blaaaa]]aaaaaannnd."
** Inverted in ''Baby Whatever'', as she starts discussing how differently gendered toys lead to systemic sexism "which is innately... hilarious!"
* DisneyDeath: When ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' thinks Dimitri has died.
-->'''Chick:''' *sniffs* Why do they never check the pulse?
** She's disappointed when the annoying bird in ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' only turns out to be unconscious.
* {{Disneyfication}}: Pointed out in places such as her reviews of both ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' and ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', for history and myth, respectively.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' What's more American than sanitizing your own history to the point where it's no longer recognizable? [[BaitAndSwitch Puppies!]].
** In the "Top Five Least Worst Disney Sequels", she makes her own kiddified Anne Frank story where there's musical numbers and EverybodyLives HappilyEverAfter. So if the next few generations see that movie onscreen, they'll know who to blame.
* DisneyPrincess: Did an episode on their marketing and trends. (And their horrendous song.)
* DisneyVillainDeath: In her "Top Ten Disney Deaths", she advises the villains to stop having fights on high places as it never works out for them.
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** The Chick breaks into Spoony's house, stuns him in the jaw and ties him up all because he likes ''{{Dune}}''.
** Her way of dealing with the Critic annoying her is to chloroform him with a delightfully rapey smile on her face and likewise, he returns the favor by locking her in his basement and making her review ''{{Bratz}}''. (True, it was a kinda sweet SecretTestOfCharacter, but still... harsh.)
** On Maleficent in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''.
-->'''Chick:''' Why is Maleficent mad? ''She got snubbed to a baby shower''.
* DistressedDude:
** Sums up [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]] in the ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' movie nicely:
-->"And for the rest of the movie, we pretty much go in circles of capture. He-Man gets captured, He-Man escapes, He-Man gets captured, He-Man escapes, and our new wacky rebel friends have wacky adventures trying to bust him out."
** In-universe, Critic, Spoony, Todd and [=SadPanda=] have all had their turn because of the Chick. Their fangirls are grateful.
* TheDitz:
** What she thinks of Posh Spice, and the Spice Girls in general.
-->"Vain ''and'' stupid. Girl power!"
** She uses Jessica Simpson's "tuna or chicken" quote to demonstrate her stupidness in the GuiltyPleasure episode.
** Sarah Jessica Parker's powers in ''HocusPocus'' are that of all-mighty stupidness and boy-craziness.
** One of the worst things about [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] is that she's dumb even for a teenager.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Chick and Critic might have been talking about the former was brought in to do girly stuff and stopped doing it, but the undertones sounded an awful lot like two people trying ''really'' hard to not discuss an issue-laden break-up.
** Less woobie and more like the usual use of the trope, but Lindsay and Nella getting hit with sausages and showered with mayonnaise during their MadnessMontage that was courtesy of ''FreddyGotFingered''.
* DogsAreDumb: At the end of her epic rant about Creator/RolandEmmerich movies, she calls Boomer from ''Film/IndependenceDay'' the dumbest dog in America and asks if he wants an easy death.
* DomesticAbuse: Played for dark laughs when Brian The Sexual Predator was beating on Nella during the "Top Ten Disturbing And Inescapable Christmas Songs".
* DontExplainTheJoke: In ''Film/CoolRunnings'', where after a line, she quickly notes "that was a joke, I do that". Justified, as she's a big victim of that whole "women aren't supposed to be funny" thing.
* DontShootTheMessage: In-universe, how she feels about PETA. She cares deeply for animals ([[NotGoodWithPeople much more than humans anyway]]), but hates PETA for being {{Attention Whore}}s.
* DontThinkFeel: ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' doing this to explain how the language barrier gets sorted confuses her greatly.
* DorkAge: In-universe. She calls the mid-nineties era, the point where Disney was releasing a fuckton of -quels, a "dark, dark time" for the company.
* DoubleStandard: When The Nostalgia Critic made an autism joke in his review of ''ErnestSavesChristmas'', people got so angry he had to make a special video with him apologising. Nostalgia Chick made an autism joke (as well as a Holocaust joke and a rape/incest/pedophilia joke) in her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7Nt30x3Xhk review]] of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'', yet there wasn't any discontent.
** In the 2013 Donation Drive, Doug got asked "is [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]] a redeemable character?", and Lindsay brought up that nobody would be asking that if the character were male. She got shot down by Doug, but still.
* DramaticThunder: Every time she says..."virgin" [CRACK!] in her ''HocusPocus'' review. Towards the end, she's just doing it for the hell of it.
* DramaticWind: In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'':
-->'''Chick:''' Maybe she's standing on a five thousand foot cliff, posing dramatically while fluorescent leaves swirl all around her boooody."
* DreamworksFace: Examined in her "Dreamworks vs. Disney" episode.
* DrinkingGame: Has [[{{in-universe}} one]] for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' as a family ritual. The objective is of course to get totally smashed.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped a Ladder on Her]]: [[spoiler:The way Nella goes]].
* DuctTapeForEverything: It can apparently be used for slings, waxing your legs, cleaning the dog, whitening your teeth or [[BreadEggsMilkSquick tying up the guy who wants nothing to do with you]].
* DuelingMovies: [[invoked]] Discussed in "Dreamworks vs. Disney", even though she (probably [[KnowNothingKnowItAll intentionally]]) gets a lot of the dates wrong.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Funny thing is, they [Dreamworks] never seem to have much interest in Pixar, save for perhaps how they can steal business from them that makes movies suspiciously like...
-->''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' pops up to freak her out.
* DullSurprise:
** She compares the lead in ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'' to the acting in the famous ''Film/{{Troll 2}}'' scene.
** The girls in ''Film/TheBabySittersClub'':
--> '''Subplot girl:''' Oh my god, guys, I have a problem. \\
'''Chick:''' [flatly] I flunked acting.
* DutchAngle: In the "GuiltyPleasures" episode, she leans forward to tilt the camera in order to talk about ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''.
* DVDCommentary: She's been doing them ever since "[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Kirk]] vs. [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]]".
* DyingTown: Her "plague wiping everyone out" theory comes up for Paris in ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' and ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameII''.
* DysfunctionJunction: The star is a neurotic sociopath, her sidekick is an abused ButtMonkey that is in danger of going evil if she takes her glasses off, and the cast also includes (or has included) a SexBot that wants to die, a fairy that tortures people through makeovers, a SmallNameBigEgo MadScientist [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]], an AnythingThatMoves rapist and the occasional cameo from a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic pathetic wreck]] who brings the {{Tsundere}} in the above mentioned sociopath.
* {{Eagleland}}: Bitching about America but also being pretty stereotypically American herself (PlayedForLaughs of course) is a regular thing in her show.
* EarnYourHappyEnding:
** Summed up in her review of ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', where the despairing heroine is surprised to find her prince Cornelius alive and well - "Things are impossible! Things are... oh! Hi dead boyfriend! Thanks for coming along and proving my pessimism wrong and not making me work for that happy ending!"
** Also referred to in the "Top Five Least Awful Disney Sequels", where she says that ''Cinderella 3'' is a better story than the first film, because Cinderella has to take action herself to overcome her problems and reach a happy ending. She also gives quite a line about how she feels the original film did not do this.
-->"''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' has the [[AnAesop morality tale]] nutritional value equivalent of Fruit Loops. It is the {{revenge}} fantasy where you show up to your high school reunion in a white limo and 40 pounds lighter [[PrettyInMink wearing furs]], all under the guise of innocence and martyrdom."
* EarWorm: Pointed out InUniverse.
** "You Belong With Me" by TaylorSwift and "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha have this effect on the Chick.
** "Oh no... it's ''this'' musical number... It's just so hard not to sing along with-[[Disney/{{Mulan}} LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!]]"
** "[[{{Grease}} You're The One That I Want]]" is as bad as "[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Part Of Your World]]" for songs that you just have to sing along with.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: It took a few years for her to settle on a look for the Chick. First came the novelty bowtie and the glasses (which Lindsay [[BrainySpecs doesn't need]]). The L.A. years saw her playing around with heavy eye makeup. Nowadays, Lindsey goes the opposite route by using concealer to make the Chick seem prepubescent, pasty, and borderline creepy.
* EasilyForgiven:
** She comments on how quick and painless the one line is of [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Sarah forgiving Hoggle]] for giving her the drugged peach.
** When Cinderella happily gives Anastasia some advice in ''Cinderella II'', the Chick plays the scene where the sisters are ripping her dress to shreds.
* EatsBabies: She requests that the witches in ''HocusPocus'' not refer to the child as a snack.
-->'''Chick:''' Please don't act like the child is an hors d'oeuvre, I'm pretty sure that's illegal in most states.
* {{Egregious}}: She uses the phrase "perhaps the most egregious example is..." during her review of HollywoodScience. [[TVTropesDrinkingGame Now drink up!]]
** Used by Nella in [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/team-nchick/nostalgia-chick/33292-top-ten-disney-deaths Top Ten Disney Deaths]]:
--> '''Nella:''' I just know I would kill for a grilled chicken Greek salad.\\
'''The Chick:''' Do you even know ''who'' you need to kill?\\
'''Nella:''' No, not really.\\
'''The Chick:''' How about you write a strongly worded letter for your Greek chicken salad?\\
'''Nella:''' Can I use the word "egregious"?\\
'''The Chick:''' I... guess?
* EitherOrTitle: used in "Disaster Movies of Roland Emmerich".
* ElectrifiedBathtub[=/=]HarmlessElectrocution : To parody ''WhatWomenWant'', she throws a PS3 controller into a bath full of men's stuff, gets electrocuted but doesn't die, and gains the power to read guy minds.
* EndingFatigue: Pointed out InUniverse.
** She does this in ''Teen Witch'' and then inverts it when the film just ends.
** ''She-Ra'' too: "This movie has more fake-outs than ''Film/ReturnOfTheKing!''"
** This tends to happen quite often with her. Even ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' wore out its welcome.
** ''{{Grease}}'' is also ''way'' too long.
* EpicFail: The Chick's attempts at doing the Carlton. Nella tries to teach her, but ultimately gives up.
* EpiphanyTherapy: For ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower''.
-->'''Chick:''' '''BY THE HONOR OF PEP TALKS!'''
* EsotericHappyEnding:
** Her in-universe view on ''ShesAllThat''. That bully guy will never hear again and the tepid puddle of a relationship between the two leads won't last.
** Comes up again in ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' LighterAndSofter midquel. Aww, how fun, a happy ending where they've got crickets to chase. ...wait, they're still babies, they're still going to be torn apart soon. Damnit.
* EstrogenBrigade: Leo's band of slathering fangirls was what made ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'' successful. Or at least in [[{{in-universe}} her opinion]].
* EthnicScrappy: In her review for the ''Film/TheFifthElement'' she [[{{in-universe}} asks]] why Chris Tucker hasn't been mercy-killed yet.
** The black girl from ''TheCraft'' is the most annoying character because her only trait is her race.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: When ''EarthGirlsAreEasy'' sings about how great it is to a blonde, she plays with her brown hair and sulks.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: After having not too much to say on The Wicked Witch Of The West, she says "here's some monkeys" and the remaining time is dedicated to monkeys dancing set to "Yackety Sax".
** Monks is just a few letters off from "monkey", so that makes them funny, right? [[spoiler: not really]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: In a moment of immaturity, she laughs at the nuns' habits in ''SisterAct'' because they're so penguin-like.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: When talking about them in Film/EverAfter.
-->'''Chick:''' But what does it mean to a princess? That you are treated like royalty? Or that you are a monarch that ''wields power''... or at least you will when your father and/or mother dies.
* EvilerThanThou: Mocked in her review of ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPOwer''.
-->'''Chick:''' I love it when evil is measurable!
* EvilIsCool: [[invoked]]Hades was the best character in ''Hercules'' by far to [[InUniverse her]], as was Ursula in the ''The Little Mermaid''. Magneto in ''X-Men'' was "the fucking BOMB!"
** In her review of ''Matilda'' she notes she feels Dahl wasn't fair to Ms. Trunchbull, because she's a complete {{Badass}} -- she's an athlete at the peak of physical strength, she never married or had kids, she's a home owner and a business owner, and she interprets the idea that the Trunchbull claims she was never a child as evidence of a FreudianExcuse, being mature for her age and thus mocked and ridiculed by kids, which is why she hates them.
* EvilIsSexy:
** She [[{{in-universe}} wonders]] why the world's [[CarmenSandiego greatest thief]] is so hot.
** Mirage is the only sexy villain in the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' universe.
** A cut joke in ''TheWorstWitch'' review would have been a CallBack to the ''{{Ferngully}}'' review and her kissing a photo of [[TimCurry Hexxus]].
** WebVideo/JesuOtaku outright name-drops the trope in "Top Ten Hottest Animated Guys".
* EvilLaugh: When there's a particularly ObviouslyEvil shot of Nomi smirking in ''{{Showgirls}}'', she kindly dubs it with this.
* EvilVersusEvil: Directly pointed out in the Dark Nella trailer. (Nostalgia Chick being the slightly less evil)
** More like "fucked up" versus "fucked up", but Lindsay and Doug seem to have made sure that Chick and Critic would never able to gain the moral high ground with each other if they tried. She chloroforms him and gets into his personal space when he's unconscious? Well he thought the best way to boost her self-image would be to kidnap her and make her watch ''{{Bratz}}''. He laughs at fictional puppies nearly dying? She thinks witches have a point when they say kids should be murdered because they smell bad. She kept trying to kill him in ''{{Kickassia}}'' so she could have power? He was willing to commit mass murder-suicide to keep said power. He gets gleeful about the prospect of her hating something in ''MoulinRouge'' and keeps prodding until she snaps? She was turned on by him getting upset and uncomfortable by liking something earlier. And so on and so forth.
* ExcusePlot: She [[{{in-universe}} says]] that the main "plot" in ''{{Grease}}'' was just to facilitate cool dance numbers.
* ExecutiveMeddling: [[invoked]] She's willing to admit that creative thought probably wasn't allowed in the Disney sequels, but she's still going to tear them apart.
* ExpositoryThemeSong: The ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' intro tells us everything we need to know about Rita Repulsa.
* ExtremeDoormat: To her [[SuckinessIsPainful immense distress]], Belle became this in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas''.
-->'''Chick:''' C'mon, monster who destroyed my life and took everything, let's go ice-skating!
* {{Facepalm}}: After discovering that the only MegRyan non-ChickFlick was ''Film/CityOfAngels'' and she'll have to review it.
* FairForItsDay: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and invoked in her review of the Disney short ''Der Furher's Face.'' She notes that the Disney propaganda pieces of WorldWarII seem much more mindful of their greater cultural implications than their Warner Brothers counterparts, and while they're still kinda offensive, they seem to be greatly toned down and more humanizing than other propaganda pieces of the time.
** In ''SongOfTheSouth'', a caption states confusion as to why the crows in ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' were hated so much, as they really weren't that bad.
* FakeBrit: [[invoked]] The lead in ''{{Grease 2}}''. She has to keep correcting herself when she calls him Australian instead.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Pointed out InUniverse for ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
-->'''Chick:''' I sold my soul for a vagina and a man I don't know!
** She also taken {{Kesha}} and the Music/SpiceGirls to task for their belief that objectifying men and treating them like shit equals feminism.
** ''{{Showgirls}}'' gives us "stripper = slutty and irresponsible".
* FanDisservice: In the ''{{Dune}}'' review, she recoils in horror at seeing Sting in a "galactic speedo".
** As much as she's a YaoiFangirl, underage boys being flamboyant and having FemaleGaze on their bodies is not something that makes her happy.
** She shudders plenty at Nick Cage trying to be sexy in ''Film/CityOfAngels''.
* FandomHeresy: [[invoked]] Having said that says she actually quite likes the much maligned 2005 film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', she challenges ''Guide'' fanboys to a fight if they have a problem with it.
* FandomRivalry
** Parodied in-universe with Nella and Nostalgia Chick's "[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Kirk]] vs. [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]]" debate.
** Also parodied at the start of ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'', where both Critic and Chick are hiding from their [[invoked]] FanDumb and end up arguing about who has the craziest fans.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Her cameo in That Jewish Guy's [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/rooney/jg/14644-ep005 "Eight Myths of Hanukkah"]]. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Those are some darling stockings, dear]].
** Being a ManipulativeBitch and pretending to be TheVamp for both "Linking Up With Linkara" and Angry Joe's second edition of "Hotel Awesome".
** Parodied but still done in an equal opportunity way for ''The Worst Witch''. For the guys: Chick and Elisa are in {{Sexy Whatever Outfit}}s while Nella is a "[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo sexy Velma]]". For the girls: WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic channelling "[[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Sweet-Transvestite]]" TimCurry and singing about the virtues of ''everyone'' being slutty.
** Neither Lindsay or Elisa are shy about showing off their cleavage, (although Lindsay's retrospective commentary on her first review includes some snarking at herself for showing off so much). Elisa wears corsets as Maven of the Eventide and (a pleather catsuit for the ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' review), and Lindsay as the Chick often wears low-cut tops.
** More equal opportunity stuff in ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure''. Chick gives us a flash of her censored breasts, and Critic naturally has a ShirtlessScene.
** Chick showing off her {{dominatrix}} side again at the end of ''FreddyGotFingered'' and spanking an {{uke}}y Luke.
** Critic's sex faces when he and Maven are eating the Count Chocula cereal.
** The ''Film/CharliesAngels'' review has Eliza and Nella come in dressed as Power Girl and Black Canary, to contrast with Lindsay wearing a [[InsistentTerminology niqab]].
* FascinatingEyebrow: She spends most of the "Dreamworks Vs. Disney" video talking about Dreamworks's tendency to [[DreamworksFace have characters doing this on posters]].
* FatAndSkinny: Nella and Nostalgia Chick. Nella is the idealistic, happy BigFun, while the Chick is the cynical, bitchy BrokenBird.
* FauxAffablyEvil: CarmenSandiego again.
-->'''Chick''' Sure, she steals things that are pretty hard to steal, but then she gives you clues on how to find her, just because it's sportsmanlike.
* FauxHorrific: Like her colleagues, she'll scream or recoil at "scary" things on the screen.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: [[AManIsNotAVirgin Virginity]] in ''HocusPocus''. Even the [[DramaticThunder thunder]] gets in on it.
** In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', when talking about Meeko vs. Percy personifying the two sides of the fighting: "...right down to when they '''stole our bowl of cherries'''! Those red-skin bastards!"
** When The Makeover Fairy's make-up gets scraped off, she hides her face with a paper bag and cries that she wants to hide her flaws. We see her in the next episode and she doesn't look any different.
** The Chick gets [[BerserkButton rather upset]] when called a nerd.
* FemaleGaze:
** When confronted with DavidBowie's [[MemeticSexGod AREA]] in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', she warns the young fanboys that she'll be focusing on that for most of the review.
** Generally, if there's a male actor that she likes (PatrickStewart in ''{{Dune}}'', [[{{Bishonen}} bishie-faced]] Creator/ChristianBale in ''{{Newsies}}'', SeanConnery in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' and Creator/JeffGoldblum in ''EarthGirlsAreEasy''), she'll usually pan the movie but freely admit to [[JustHereForGodzilla watching just for them]].
** She's also rather disappointed when "the one hot guy in the {{m|ulan}}ovie" is the only one not crossdressing.
** Like its SpearCounterpart for MaleGaze, the "Top Ten Hottest Animated Guys" is all about this trope.
** To go with the VampiresAreSexGods theme, Maven has many pictures of deliciously broody, half-naked vampire boys in her reviews.
** She {{squee}}s hard over the male SexySoakedShirt in ''Om Shanti Om''.
** Chick and Maven both rewind any shirtless scene or crotch shot from WillSmith.
* FeministFantasy: Points out that ''Film/EverAfter'' is pretty much just a feminist retelling of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}".
* FirstInstallmentWins: In-universe. Naturally she likes most of the original Disney movies compared to the sequels, but she also has to admit ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is much better than its follower.
* FisherKing: She lampshades how ridiculous it is for Scar in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' to cause a drought so quickly.
* [[FiveManBand Five Woman Band]]:
** TheHero: The Chick. (Or at least, a VillainProtagonist)
** TheLancer: Nella. (Also an abused ButtMonkey)
** {{The Smart G|uy}}irl: Dr. Tease and Dr. Block. (A KnowNothingKnowItAll and TheChewToy)
** TheChick: The Makeover Fairy. (i.e a [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]])
** TheBigGuy: ...Nella again. (She's the most likely to punch someone.)
* FixFic: Sort of how she sees ''Disney/{{Cinderella}} III''. She admits that [[CosmicRetcon the concept]] only really works if you don't like the original movie's plot; she doesn't, and finds the characters' [[EarnYourHappyEnding earning their happy ending]] to be an improvement.
* FlatWhat: Used in the ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' episode.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' What...ever ''justendalready''!
** Also in ''{{Showgirls}}'':
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Seriously, we're losing the track of the''...what?''
** And in ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', when she founds out that the movie is dedicated to the Lorax's and the Once-ler's "bromance".
* FlippingTheBird: Does it when she demonstrates how ''{{Shrek}}'' was a "fuck you!" to Disney.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: The "Team Chick" girls like to wear feather boas once in a while, such as [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nchick_mr_girls_9024.jpg this scene]].
* FollowTheLeader: Pointed out InUniverse.
** She criticizes Creator/DonBluth when he tried to imitate Disney with ''Thumbelina'' and ''Anastasia''.
** On one of her most hated movies:
-->'''Chick:''' All ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' did was put that godforsaken Disney musical 90s formula in place.
** She gets annoyed by how the "Cinderella" story gets told over and over and over...
** When talking about Dreamworks:
-->'''Chick:''' Think about it! ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is the proto-typical Dreamworks movie. Family films got a good case of distinctive voice actor-itis after this.
** Discussed in Lindsay and Nella's [=vlog=] of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', where they concede that the ''concept'' is similar to ''Film/BattleRoyale'', but the two franchises are saying completely different things about in society.
** On the subject of reviews, when people ask Lindsay for advice on how to get in the business, she tells them to not act like Doug because the "angry reviewer" shtick has got stale and he's one of the few who can make his character's temper look genuine.
* ForcedMeme: ''[[{{Showgirls}} "Everybody got AIDS and shit."]]''
** The only reason why BigLippedAlligatorMoment was created was that she wanted to create a trope on this site. She was ''very'' happy when she succeeded.
* ForegoneConclusion:
** She says the scene in "Enchanted Christmas" where the Beast nearly destroys the rose is completely pointless if you saw the original's ending.
** She also said that the romantic story in ''{{Titanic}}'' needed to happen because everyone knew how it was going to end.
** In the episode "Top Ten Boy Bands of the '90s", she remarks about this when she reaches #2.
-->"There's only [[BackstreetBoys two]] [[Music/{{NSYNC}} left]]. It's just like ''[[{{MTV}} TRL]]'' again. Let's take a look outside, shall we?"\\
''''\\
"Yup."
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Her ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'' review mentions her love for aliens and robots and has her finally getting pissed off with just doing girly shit. The next episode was a four part arc, starting with ''TransformersTheMovie'' and the Critic yelling at her for going into his territory.
** "Inside the [=NChick=] Labs", with Nella's lessons in identifying evil:
-->'''Brian:''' Why do we need to know this?\\
'''Nella:''' ...Oh, you'll see.
** In "Kirk vs. Picard", Nella says {{squee}} gives fangirls power. [[spoiler:{{Squee}} is what defeats Dark Nella.]]
** In the Music/{{NSYNC}} Christmas album review, she gets in her car and the songs of the season start playing, screaming in terror when "The Christmas Shoes" start playing. Guess what she reviews the next week?
** At the end of ''WhatWomenWant'', she snorts at the idea of treating men with respect and less objectification. The next week, she makes a list of the "Top Ten Hottest Animated Guys".
** There'll be usually ''some'' hint as to what the following review will be on her twitter, you just have to guess.
** ''{{Showgirls}}'' taught her that the person you raped probably would have wanted to put out anyway. Add in some SanitySlippage and we're betting Todd is cursing that movie.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: "Rest in peace, y'all get a hat. With a candle on it. Now to go off and develop a million more characters!"
* ForTheEvulz: The huns apparently invaded [[Disney/{{Mulan}} China]] out of spite.
* ForYourOwnGood: When Milo gets hurt by the crab in ''TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis'', she doesn't care because "sometimes a cat has to learn a valuable lesson".
* FourLinesAllWaiting: Her opinion on ''Spice World''
-->'''Chick:''' Does it have a plot? No! But it does have at least four subplots, each one more painfully useless than the last.
* FourthDateMarriage: She uses ''{{Enchanted}}'''s parody scene of the trope to make fun of ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' agreeing to marry her fairy boy when they've just met.
* FreudWasRight: [[invoked]]
** Upon seeing [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Skeletor's]] rather, uh... phallic weapon.
-->'''Chick:''' Woah honey, watch where you're pointing that thing!
** In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', John Smith is so potent that he has to ride on a giant phallic symbol.
* FridgeHorror: [[{{in-universe}} From]] the forums.
-->'''Lindsay:''' ...There have been lots of studies done on the idea that when a guy says he "wants a girl with a sense of humor", he means he "wants a girl who thinks I'M funny".
** Gets a in-universe one during ''SongOfTheSouth'':
-->'''Chick''': Uncle Remus has probably seen children, loved ones sold down the river. Slaves in practice if not in name. [sings happily] ...zippedy-do-dah-zippedy-dee-day.
** "[[{{Cabaret}} Although making the Emcee possibly not-straight might be out of place.]] I mean it's not like the Nazis had an agenda against gay people or anything." ... "Hmm."
** In ''Top Ten Viral Videos from the Ancient Internet (aka Before Youtube)'' she realizes that it's never clarified whether the numbers in "Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me" are supposed to be encounters or partners.
--> '''Chick''':(on a girl bunny with 1718 on her) Good lord lady, hope it's the latter.
* FreudianSlip: In the review concerning ''{{Divergent}}'' and other such YA movies, she unintentionally mispronounces "[[TheMortalInstruments City of Bones]]" as "City of ''Boners''".
* FridgeLogic: Pointed out [[{{in-universe}} frequently]] in her reviews.
** Taken to extremes in her DrivenToMadness {{angrish}} rant on Creator/RolandEmmerich:
-->'''Chick:''' It gets even worse in 2012 when we find that the earth or at the part under California like one of those hollow Nestle milk balls, California's just disintegrating into the nothing f-falling into- the world isn't hollow b-but here is why ''TheDayAfterTomorrow'' was the worst offender see 2012 is really stupid in broad strokes the stupidist. It tries to back itself up with the science but really no it's just stupid at the same time it's just- it's not even trying to be... anything other than... idiotic see the wonderful thing... about this movie... is that we now know that buildings cannot stay standing with giant gaping holes in them what did Godzilla just... did he knock... did he knock a hole through the met-life building and then daintily stepped through it? Doesn't- doesn't make sense that it's just a hole it it it should just be gone. And in Godzilla the-there are little frustrating things that I think are meant to be like comic relief moments, trying to make fun of New Yorkers thinking they know everything. And I'm thinking where the hell are they trying to get to that they're trying to give directions in the first place isn't their objective here to just not die? Where are they trying to get the Frenchman. Then the stupidest thing happens. There are three suspension bridges closer to the Brooklyn bridge and that brings us full-circle what suspension bridge is a non New Yorker most likely to have heard of? The Brooklyn bridge! They didn't even need that line to piss me off! And I don't need to be thinking that he could be going to the 59th street bridge which is in fact much closer and much bigger and more practical for catching Godzillas! [whimpers] And that tsunami? That results from the ocean current? And the split from California isn't happening where the fault line is in the San Andreas mountains it's happening in the city where the people are cos we need to end act one in LA and the Atlantic current causes tornadoes on the complete other side of the country? Whether patterns in LA come from the pacific ocean and it's surrounded by mountains on all sides. And- and the lady survives the helicopter crash and yet there are no charred bodies scattered around the streets never once does the child have to behold the remains of the horrified- how did he catch Godzilla with that little fishing lure from so far away?! And the Russian ship makes it all the way down 5th Avenue a-and the end of the movies the wolves thrown in there for good measure chasing DonnieDarko. Wolves that are set up two shots from an hour earlier! Is this the dumbest dog in America? He's just standing there! People running, screaming dying all around him does he just want an easy death?
** The same thing happens in her review of ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', although that drives her to DrowningMySorrows and not a parodied DespairEventHorizon.
** She does this in a slightly saner way in her review of ''Pocahontas'', asking questions like why are there moose in Southeast Virginia, why doesn't listening to your heart bridge language gaps anymore and so on.
* FriendshipMoment: They're rare, but they ''do'' happen, like Nella and Elisa just wanting the Chick to not be lonely anymore (even if there is an [[BadBoss ulterior motive]]) or the Chick showing affection for Nella's WomanChild-ness.
* FromBadToWorse: At least before Nella was getting ''paid'' to put up with abuse. According to ''SisterAct'' though, she's now having to do it for free. Only good news is that she's trying to complain about it.
** The Chick's obsession with Todd is a gloriously funny trainwreck. Just when you think she can't make herself look any crazier, she goes to a new low.
** Not just with Chick. It's great fun to see just how much more ''dysfunctional'' this whole set-up and characters can get.
* FunWithAcronyms: How Tammy sells the {{Wii}} Fit to Nella and the Chick: "'''F'''ood '''I'''s '''T'''asty".
** LINETS is '''L'''ove '''I'''nterest '''N'''on-'''E'''ssential '''T'''o '''S'''tory.
* FurryFandom: She [[{{in-universe}} delivers]] a huge TakeThat to the furries in her "Top Animated Villainesses" review, with no apology.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' ...NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat.\\
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** As is her wont, this turns into HypocriticalHumor later, as her sexual awakening was '''Batty''' from ''{{Ferngully}}''. She's very much ashamed of this.
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