* GainaxEnding: Parodied at the end of her epic four-part ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}''-''{{Film/Armageddon}}''-''{{Bratz}}'' review: [[spoiler:She and the Nostalgia Critic chloroform each other and fall unconscious; [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-Ti]] walks on stage and kicks them four times, shouting, "[[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Heart!]] Stomach! Liver! Spleen!", then looks at the viewer and intones, "[[BreakingTheFourthWall I can sense you.]]"]]
* {{GASP}}: Does it twice when talking about [[Franchise/{{X-Men}} Mystique]] and the "I am your mother" storyline in the "Top Eleven Villainesses".
** Also does it when she realizes that all the make-up on Nella means she's evil.
** In ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': "*gasp* Michael Bay!"
* GayBestFriend: Hades in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' is like "Meg's bitchy gay boyfriend".
** [[DeconstructiveParody Deconstructed for laughs]] in ''Disney Needs More Gay''. She gets one in Rantasmo, but he doesn't want to act out the stereotype.
--->'''Rantasmo''': My rights and dignity have been systematically marginalized. [[VerbalTic Giiiiiiirl]].
* GayPanic: When Disney/{{Mulan}} is found out to be a woman, she acts out Shang being ''really'' glad that [[SweetOnPollyOliver he's still straight]].
* GenderFlip: As well making fun of the ''Grease 2'''s usage of this, in the review it's a guy (Todd) getting a makeover instead of a woman (Nella).
* GenerationXerox: She casually mentions in the "Top Ten Hottest Animated Guys" that her parents were hard drinkers. At least we know now where she got her alcoholism from.
* TheGenericGuy: On a list mostly full of [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys sexy bad boys]], Eric from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' gets this slot for just being nice, rich and handsome.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Look a little closer at those images during the slowed-down "Chipmunk Song." Yup, thats [[spoiler:a silhouette of a dragon graphically fucking a car, visible cum and all]]. The radar in this case being Blip.com, who probably would not have let that through if they'd noticed.
* GirlShowGhetto: Invoked through her getting out of it. She even said in a blog post that although she, MarzGurl and That Chick With The Goggles were brought in to bring more female fans on the site, women fans [[EstrogenBrigade were still watching the guys]] and didn't start seeing her stuff as well until she started doing more unisex-type shows.
** She had this to say on ''{{Jem}}'': "Little girl nostalgia doesn't penetrate the outside culture quite so much. I don't think we're going to be seeing any Michael Bay threequels starring Megan Fox this year."
** This is also the base for her theory as to why ''Film/TheHungerGames'' is constantly bashed as an inferior "girly" ''Film/BattleRoyale''.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Elisa's bedroom is filled to the brim with cuddly toys. Nella and Lindsay have acted out scenes from movies with them. And speaking of Lindsay, yes she owns a teddy bear called "Aunt Lois" (which she lampshades).
** In-character, Nella plays shamelessly with her ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' toys, while Maven and the Chick have a bit more embarrassment about still owning cuddly things.
* GirlsNightOutEpisode: Her review of ''The Little Mermaid'' could be seen as this due to all the female appearances. The only guy cameoing is WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows and that's to serve the joke of why Chick is a man-hater now.
* GiveGeeksAChance: Obviously thinking of her own [[WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows situation]], she relates to the lead of ''{{Grease 2}}'' because he's a nerd who has it bad for someone hotter and more popular.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: When she tells Nella to go away in ''Dreamworks vs. Disney''. "Begone, [[KickTheDog minion]]!"
* TheGlomp: A very soggy one from the restored Nella - on [[WhereItAllBegan the same beach]] where she previously met her maker.
* AGodAmI: She portrays Louise Miller from ''Film/TeenWitch'' as a god.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Lindsay, Nella and Oancitizen's reaction to ''Film/FreddyGotFingered''.(and according to the commentary, everyone in the collective session to watch the film broke too) It involves screaming, mayonnaise sprays, and sausages - with an added HeroicBSOD in Oan's case.
* {{Gonk}}: The guy who plays the prince in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' doesn't get off lightly.
* GoodIsDumb: Tommy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' "never fucking learns".
* GotMeDoingIt: After railing on about Disney's [[InJoke self-referential jokes]], she ends up splicing in clips of Jasmine and [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Elizabeth Swann]] hitting people. "Oh, well, now ''I'm'' doing it too. Dammit."
** And in her review of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', this gets coupled with EarWorm when she finally joins in singing "[[IWantSong Part of Your World]]".
* [[GrandfatherClause Grandmother Clause]]: Her show was around before the usual TGWTG stinger of the ChannelAwesome logo and a funny line from the movie. As this would mess with her own usual stinger of an outtake from the review, she doesn't do it.
* GratuitousGerman: In her ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' review, she starts speaking in German after Dr. Tease's TruthSerum makes her admit Nightcrawler was the reason she learned the language.
* GuiltyPleasure: Even though ''Film/TheFifthElement'' has a lot of things wrong with it, she still likes it for being silly.
** Music/LadyGaga's songs are "delightfully stupid".
** Although the screening she went to was crappy because of all the misogynist crap shouted at Lisa and she'd only seen the movie before while drunk, she enjoys ''Film/TheRoom''.
** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' is awkward yet awesome.
** Although she's snarked heavily on it, she's made no secret that she thinks ''{{Transformers}}'' is far more entertaining than the no-conflict crap girls got.
** Despite her panning of it, she's fond of ''{{Newsies}}''.
-->'''Chick:''' You gotta feel a little something when you have thoughts of siezing days and carrying banners overtaking your mind and thinking "Hey, was that kid's Doogie Howser's BFF?" Maybe this movie is remembered fondly by some because sometimes you ''want'' an incredibly clean fairytale of New York rather than the grimy reality that it was. Sometimes you want ripped, ''half-dressed, nubile'' boys who sing and dance and sing with ridiculously adorably awful New York accents. Sometimes you want to believe it can be easy to win the day and that Teddy Roosevelt will drive up at the last minute drunk out of his mind and never really needed Santa Fe after all.
** ''KateAndLeopold'':
--> '''The Chick''': ''Kate and Leopold'' might be the stupidest, most contrived movie ever written. The massive leaps of logic to get the characters where it wants them to be are wider than a {{Disney}} movie doing the exact same thing. But at least the Disney movies have the decency to leave poor maligned science out of the PlotDevice equation. The only thing greater than the idiocy of this movie is ''[[{{Squee}} how much I love it!]]''
** In-character, ''MoulinRouge'' (despite certain scenes that press her BerserkButton). In real life, Lindsay stated that her opinion was similar to Doug's: there are a few ''really'' good scenes, but on the whole she hates it.
** She knows ''AnimalPlanet'' and youtube videos of animals being cute is a waste of time, but still enjoys them.
** [[https://twitter.com/#!/thelindsayellis/status/177590581390868480 If Bitchin' Kitchen is so awful, how come every Wednesday, here I am, still watching the damn thing...]]
** [[http://www.formspring.me/ElisaInTime/q/320996635242923478 Elisa]] likes ''{{Shrek}}'', ''{{Spiderman}}'', ''[[Franchise/StarWars Phantom Menace]]'', ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'', ''Film/IndependenceDay'', ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', ''[[{{Twilight}} Eclipse]]'', ''Film/LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' and ''PhantomOfTheMall''.
** Lindsay came out with an AsHerself episode of her top ten movies that she's most ashamed to like. In order; ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', ''{{Showgirls}}'', ''Film/IndependenceDay'', every Meg Ryan movie from 1988 to 2002 (except ''YouveGotMail''), ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', ''Om Shanti Om'', ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', ''TwoThousandTwelve'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' and ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''. She's constantly apologizing for the last two.
** ''{{Transformers}}'' and ''Creator/MichaelBay''. [[https://twitter.com/thelindsayellis/status/483460989921136640 She's got a love/hate]] relationship with him that goes between this, actual affection and BileFascination.
* SugarWiki/GushingAboutShowsYouLike: The Chick [[{{In-universe}} does this]] for ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' when [[MadScientist Dr. Tease]] doses her with [[TruthSerums Truth Serum]].
* HalloweenEpisode: ''Film/HocusPocus'' and ''TheWorstWitch''.
* HamToHamCombat
** Nostalgia Chick and Nella really go all-out once they meet to settle their "Kirk vs Picard" fight.
** And naturally Chick and Critic do battle of the pork in the last five minutes of ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure''. At least half of the fanbase was expecting them to forget the song and just make out.
* HandWave: She's not impressed by ''Film/TeenWitch'' answering her questions about the plot with the answer of "it was made in the eighties".
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: She refers to this instance in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' as "someone let RobinWilliams go all schizophrenic crack-baby on the mike".
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: On the "I LIKE BOYS!" girls in ''Teen Witch''.
-->'''Chick:''' Movie, stop! You're trying way too hard!
** On Chris Tucker's character in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
-->'''Chick:''' Uh oh, looks like someone has a case of the not-gays.
** On "[[Music/KatyPerry I Kissed A Girl]]"
-->'''Chick:''' Don't be confused! Seriously, I'm not a lez! I have a boyfriend... with a penis.
* HealingHands: She's ''not'' happy about She-Ra doing this to her injured horse.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick''' Christ, now she heals the sick. Movie, would you please end before she walks on water?
* AHellOfATime: The jazzy, prettily-red-colored hell shown in ''AGoddessOfSpring'' makes her really want to go there.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'':
-->'''Chick:''' Man, that John Smith is awesome. It's like the historical John Smith wrote the screenplay.
* HereWeGoAgain: Said defeatedly when ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' adds one more terrible song to derail the characters of the original even further.
* HeroicBuild: Notes that with [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]]'s muscles, he really shouldn't be able to move.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Lindsay and Nella.
* HeyItsThatGuy: "[[{{in-universe}} ...was that]] Bob Hoskins?"
** "[[Film/TheManInTheIronMask Well, fine,]] [[Series/{{House}} I'm going to play a lovable old curmudgeon on Fox.]]"
*** Why is [[Disney/TheLionKing Uncle Scar]] talking to me?
** "Hey, was that Luke Perry? Was this the only [[Film/TheFifthElement job]] he could ''get''?"
** "By the way, hi, [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Zach Braff]]."
* HilariousOuttakes: [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/specials/29254-corpsing-a-tribute-to-bad-internet-acting Corpsing: A Tribute To Bad Internet Acting]] features all the times she's cracked up, mostly from the ''{{Bratz}}'' review with Doug, Linking Up With Linkara and the end of the ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' review with Nella and Elisa.
** TheStinger for episodes now will usually include the ladies giggling and fooling around.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Their Own Petard]]: Her conclusion to the ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' controversy. By treating it as such an (ironically public) embarrassment, Disney dug their own hole and made themselves look worse than they should have.
* HollywoodDarkness: She points out in her review of ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' that the "abandoned" castle has a nice internal lighting motif.
* HollywoodHistory: Pops up a lot in her reviews like ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''{{Newsies}}'', ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'' and ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
* HollywoodHomely: The Chick [[{{In-Universe}} points this out]] in her review of ''Teen Witch''
-->'''Chick:''' [[FauxHorrific OH MY GOD, HE HAS GLASSES!]]
** Also in ''Film/ShesAllThat'', as the ugly girl is Creator/RachaelLeighCook, with "her already perfect body, her flawless features."
** Nella bursts in complaining that the girl Leopald has to marry being portrayed as ugly is killing her WishFulfillment girl!boner. She gets over it.
* HollywoodScience: [[MemeticMutation WHAT HAS SCIENCE DONE!?]] She has a video entirely devoted to the various forms of how Hollywood portrays science and what to do to prevent it from [[GoneHorriblyWrong going horribly wrong.]]
* HookersAndBlow: In a PetTheDog fashion, she'll almost always be fond of strippers, hookers and showgirls (but not [[{{Showgirls}} that showgirl]]), showing them quite a bit of sympathy.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Nella's ''MyLittlePony'' melodrama has a "schoolteacher who is also a whore with a heart of gold".
* HopeSpot: During the ''Film/{{Tron}}'' review, the old Nella regains control of her body and starts to nerdily gush over how awesome the movie was. But it isn't long before Dark Nella takes over again.
* HostileShowTakeover: Dark Nella ties up the Chick and bashes ''Film/{{Tron}}'' to get back at the {{geek}}dom that annoys her so.
* HotGuysAreBastards: She praises ''{{Daria}}'' for showing how bad of an idea dating the cute musician Trent would be, blissfully unaware of her own hypocrisy.
* HowWeGotHere: In the ''{{Jem}}'' review, parodying the use of it in the show.
* HoYay: [[invoked]] In-universe: She [[NotSoAboveItAll finally gives into mocking it]] in the "WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower" episode:
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Fuck it, we're off to the pride parade!
** She also points out that the LongingLook between the two girls in "TheBabysittersClub Movie" lasts just a little bit too long.
** She [[YaoiFangirl actually says]] [[Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective Rattigan and Basil]] have the best sexual tension between any [[FoeYay protagonist and antagonist.]]
* HugeSchoolgirl: In her review of ''EarthGirlsAreEasy'':
-->'''Chick:''' Funny how Geena Davis can still look cute and innocent despite being nine feet tall and built like an ox.
* HumanoidAbomination: Mara Wilson. Do not f*ck with her.
* HypeBacklash: InUniverse. She says even in elementary school she didn't get what was so great about ''{{Grease}}''.
** She knows that a lot of people like ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', but she really doesn't.
*** No, she does--she just sees it as a GuiltyPleasure rather than a good movie.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is shocked and appalled that she hasn't been mentioned yet.
** She can't ''stand'' GrantMorrison's run on ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.
* HypocriticalHumor: After BlackComedy, the team's ''other'' signature element.
** She comments that ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' is nothing but a knock-off of her already popular [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 male counterpart]]...
** She admits that saying ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is one of her favorite movies period is a little ironic right after her DisneyPrincess rant.
** All over the place in her ''{{Grease 2}}'' review. She complains about the movie rewriting the script while shooting, and then does exactly that, she tries to write the Makeover Fairy out of the review like the movie did with Frenchie, and at the end she says that nobody would want to watch something that's exactly the same as its predecessor but with the genders reversed, which is, of course, exactly what the Makeover Fairy subplot is to her first ''Grease'' review.
** She calls out Disney for shitty puns and ignores Nella saying she likes them, but she's made a fair amount of lame {{pun}}s herself.
** Hilariously done in her and Lupa's review of "Honor & Glory". The man-hating feminist is on [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Team Edward]].
** She calls Sarah Michelle Gellar's cameo in ''ShesAllThat'' stupid. Cue [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]], Obscurus Lupa, and Todd in the Shadows making cameos for the sole purpose of saying cameos are lame.
** Shoving aside Elisa's (and Minion's) attempts at a gay kiss, espousing, "We have standards, goddammit, we'll use our intellect!" -- as she's pushing up her bra.
*** HypocrisyNod: "What do you do when your main character is unpleasant, judgmental and mean?"
--->[[CaptionHumor Hypocrisy ©2011]]
** In "The Top 11 Animated Villainesses", she gives an unabashed TakeThat to furries. In the ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' review when she's on TruthSerum, she has a fangirl meltdown over Nightcrawler. She's also admitted that the Disney/{{Bea|utyAndTheBeast}}st has his appeal. And the most damning: her sexual awakening was ''[[{{Ferngully}} Batty]]''.
** She calls Fagin in OliverAndCompany a complete idiot because kidnapping always leaves a trace. [[http://blip.tv/nostalgia-chick/nostalgia-chick-chick-flicks-sleepless-in-seattle-vs-when-harry-met-sally-5541727 Um]], [[http://blip.tv/nostalgia-chick/nostalgia-chick-top-ten-worst-disney-sequels-5855875 ma'am]]...?
** Taken to new heights in "Sleepless In Seattle vs. When Harry Met Sally". When the Chick describes the plot of SIS as Meg Ryan being a stalker, only to correct herself that it's romantic instead, Todd gives that reason for why he hates it. Chick calls him out on his hypocrisy (which he's unaware of) and she's also unaware that the description matches her to a tee as well.
** She praises {{Daria}} for showing that Trent (the musician) is only attractive in theory as musicians tend to be assholes who lower your standards. ...this should be self-explanatory.
** Downplayed in ''MiloAndOtis''. Lindsay wouldn't dream of hurting Kali, so after the scenes of animal abuse, the Chick [[PokeThePoodle dresses Mignon up in a princess costume]] and makes her dance to Creator/MontyPython.
** Ever notice that while she bitched at the [[PinkMeansFeminine PAAAAAINK Means Feminine]] trope in TheSmurfettePrinciple, both her phone and a lot of her clothes are the color?
** When she hates PatrioticFervor, after being pretty {{eagleland}}-ish herself. Of course, Creator/MichaelBay is serious in his racism against other countries and she's playing it for laughs...
** The Chick will always aggressively punish Dan for stealing her beer, conveniently forgetting that she raided dead Nella's fridge for the same thing.
* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: She has a tendency to refer to characters by the names of the actors who play them.
** Creator/ThoraBirch's character (Dani) in ''Film/HocusPocus'' just gets called Thora Birch. The witches, likewise, are always Creator/BetteMidler, Kathy Najimy, and Creator/SarahJessicaParker.
** In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', Creator/ChristianBale's character just gets called Christian Bale.
** Most everyone in both ''Film/DangerousLiaisons'' and ''CruelIntentions''.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: In ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' when Sarah eats the peach.
-->'''Chick:''' A ''sexy'' fever dream?
* IdiotPlot: Pointed out InUniverse.
** She points out Creator/DonBluth could have ended ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' early if she would just get on the bird and fly home.
-->'''Chick:''' Get on the bird... get on the bird... get on the ''fucking'' bird.
* IllBeInMyBunk: Nella throws one of these down when discussing ''KateAndLeopold'':
-->'''Nella:''' This is seriously killing my WishFulfillment boner. Why am I even watching this again?\\
'''HughJackman:''' Fresh, creamery butter. Is there anything more comforting?\\
'''Nella:''' [[{{Beat}} ...]] I'll be in my bunk.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: During the ''{{Jem}}'' review, the Makeover Fairy once again hits everyone (including herself) with an appropriate makeover, resulting in everyone wearing ''ridiculous'' Jem-like outfits and facepaint.
* IncestSubtext: She sees a fair amount of creepiness in the father/daughter subplot in ''TheBabysittersClub''.
* InNameOnly: Pointed out InUniverse.
** Admits that the ''{{Bratz}}'' has absolutely nothing to do with the toyline.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: She says that Gary Oldman's character in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' has too many dopey moments to be considered a good antagonist.
* InfantImmortality: Averted. One of her {{parody commercial}}s has a doll called Baby Death Wish...
** When the chick from ''Brother Bear II'' is trying to hold onto the BrattyHalfPint to stop his death, Chick tries to convince her to let him drop.
* InformedAttractiveness: She asks why SarahJessicaParker always gets the role of the "hot", boy-crazy [[TheDitz airhead]].
** The Chick also has trouble buying ''Film/CityOfAngels''' claim that NicolasCage is supposed to be incredibly attractive
--->'''Meg Ryan:''' You're so beautiful...
--->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' ... your giant forehead. Your gaunt, angular nose. Your droopy cheeks. [[SarcasmMode The very image of perfection.]]
** Likewise, she can't imagine John Malkovich as the ladies man ''Film/DangerousLiaisons'' makes him out to be.
* InherentlyFunnyWords: Oeuvre. (or "Oophruhh")
* InkSuitActor: On the commentary for the "Top Five Least Worst Disney Sequels" while discussing the shitty animation, Lindsay and Todd complain that the Genie looks far too Homer-ish in the ''Return Of Jafar''.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: "SeanConnery: lover, fighter, [[Film/{{Dragonheart}} fuckin' dragon]]."
* InstantSedation: The Critic goes down within seconds from her chloroforming him and she goes unconscious just as quickly when he tranquilizes her later. Falls under RuleOfFunny.
** Dark Nella goes down even faster in the review of ''TheCraft''.
* InterspeciesRomance: She notes that this is generally a Bad Idea regarding manmade nonhumans, complete with a healthy dose of intentional hypocrisy as she owns a SexBot now.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Don't put your dick in it. I feel like I shouldn't have to state this one, but it seems like some guys will put their peepees in just about anything, so let me spell it out for you, in case you're now confused. ''Don't put your dick in it''. *caption pops up with the ":(" emoticon*
** DoubleStandard: She also notes that characters generally come out fine when the human-made nonhuman is putting ''their'' dick in ''you''.
** She refuses to let Mignon to make out with her.
* {{Irony}}: The ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' singalong gets even funnier if you know who's playing what character: [[ChildHater the Chick]] is playing Valjean [[note]] who promised to be the guardian of Cossette[[/note]], [[NiceGuy JewWario]] is playing the KnightTemplar Jalvert, the [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall guy]] with ChronicHeroSyndrome is singing about looting dead bodies, Elisa and Lupa are in a lesbian romance with Todd still pining away, and the Critic could never be accused of being a CelibateHero or a WideEyedIdealist.
** The "gender war" song between Chick and Critic in ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'' is blatantly mocking gender stereotypes anyway, but gets even better when we and they both know she's TheLadette and he's a SissyVillain.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Nella calls the Chick a [[JadedWashout pitiful]], [[CausticCritic judgmental]], [[ClosetGeek nerdy]] [[{{Hikikomori}} shut-in]]. The Chick is most concerned about being called nerdy.
* IThoughtItMeant: In ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', she initially confuses UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin with Music/JohnLennon.
* ItGetsBetter: In-universe. ''Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'' has a disgustingly cute five minutes, but then becomes probably the best Disney sequel. (That isn't ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]''.)
* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: [[{{in-universe}} Defied]] in a different way to the Critic. While he's all about trusting kids because they're smarter than adults give them credit for, she loathes them and thinks they're stupid, ''but'' also trashes the "kid movies don't have to put any effort into them" belief.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Platonic version (and most likely acting out of self-interest as she's their boss). Nella and Elisa started out trying to help the Chick get Todd, but seeing as now they realize it's driving her crazy, Nella goes the WhatTheHellHero route and Elisa-as-Maven tries to hypnotize her out of it. Neither have worked, but at least they're trying.
* IWantSong: She complains that the one in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' is that he just wants to be famous and that he doesn't actually want to help people.
* JawDrop: In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''. "I'd like to thank the racoon for chanelling the audience's reaction."
* {{Jerkass}}: Danny in ''{{Grease}}''. “Bleeh, my reputation. What will my bros think?”
* JerkassHasAPoint: DiamandaHagan appears during the Chick's ''Little Mermaid'' intervention to horrifyingly claim that mermaids are [[ImAHumanitarian delicious with white wine sauce]], and while it freaks out Nella and Elisa, it helps the Chick establish the fact that [[FridgeHorror every sea creature in the movie is sentient and has a life and family]].
* JerkSue: Pointed out InUniverse. "[[Film/{{Showgirls}} Nomi]] is from the honored society of the 'charming bitch' archetype. Y'know, we like her because she's tough and treats everyone like shit!"
* TheJoyOfX: The episode on GuiltyPleasure music is called "Blonde Girls Now and Then, [[Film/DrStrangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ke$ha]]".
* JumpCut: Done to mock Creator/MichaelBay's style of filming.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: She lampshades just how dumb the ''TheBabySittersClub'' antagonist doing this was.
-->'''Chick:''' Hey, I just totally gummed up the works of your plot. Now let me gloat about it in front of you so you can easily fix it.
* KarmaHoudini: In her ''{{Jem}}'' review, she claims that the funniest thing about [[TheRival the Misfits]] is that they keep doing outrageously illegal things (including attempted murder!) without anybody giving a dang.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Implied during TheStinger of her comparison of Creator/OrsonScottCard to Chick-Fill-A (in that one might want to consume the product but have moral objection to financially supporting the creator):
-->'''Chick''': You know, on second thought you can't really, like, pirate or borrow chicken sandwiches or waffle fries so it's not a complete one-to-one allegory.
* KidAppealCharacter: Jubilee in ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'':
-->'''Chick:''' [MotorMouth-ing and on TruthSerum] She was the most annoying because she was the one kids were supposed to relate to.
* KillEmAll: ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' did this in the most traumatizing way possible.
* KnuckleCracking: In her review with Lupa, the Chick starts doing this when Lupa tries to get it into Todd's head that she'll never date him.
* LamePunReaction: In her ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' review, putting words in John Smith's mouth:
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' ...[[LampshadedDoubleEntendre and by that I mean]] I'd like to poke-''your''-hontas, heh. ''[Cringes from booing and catcalls.]''
** ''{{Dune}}'':
-->So, the Spice is somehow secreted by these worms and only on this one planet. One might say it's a... Film/SpiceWorld?
** One of ''TheBabysittersClub''' girls has her study worries put to rest with a mnemonic rap. No, really.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Well, I guess that ''(w)raps'' up this subplot!\\
'''Audience:''' BOOO!
** In regards to movies doing it, even though Nella enjoys bad puns, the Chick can't see why anybody would like them.
** Played straight in her Mulan review.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' I had a ''[[Disney/{{Mulan}} HUN]]''ch he was nearby.\\
'''Nostalgia Chick:''' He's ''HUN''gry for blood.\\
'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Don't like my p-''HUNS''?\\
'''Audience:''' BOOO!
** In ''Film/HocusPocus'': "Thackary has a [[labelnote:thit]] zit[[/labelnote]]" and so on.
* LampshadeHanging: "Inside The [=NChick=] Labs" is ''filled with it'', making fun of her ScheduleSlip, her increasing ComedicSociopathy and penchant for BlackComedyRape, addressing how Nella wrote the ''{{Grease}}'' subplot so she can't complain about the Makeover Fairy being bitchy, not doing her research on {{MacGuffin}}s in the ''{{Dune}}'' review and of course, the "[[NeverLiveItDown Rapping About Rape]]" controversy.
** Dumb comments on the previous video from people thinking that Lindsay really was fat and/or pregnant are addressed in the review of ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'' when Nella asks "Are you fat? Or have you been sticking pillows up your top again?"
** The ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' review, where Dr. Tease gives her TruthSerum to stop the episode from being "too boring", addressed the complaints that her usual style is not as... animated as her colleagues.
** Continuity errors in "The Dark Nella Saga" get big lampshades:
*** The Chick's outfits don't match between the ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' review and the exterior segment, because, as she says "I'm going to take a sad walk. ''I'm gonna change my shirt'' and take a sad walk."
*** Since they're filming in a few separate places, she gets out of the fridge after Dark Nella locks her in and wonders why the kitchen looks different.
*** The credits for her review of ''TheCraft'':
-->"Dark forces were doing strange things to my hair. Shortening it. Lengthening it. Taking it down..."
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: Her review of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' is ''made'' of these. As she says, the movie (and especially [[MemeticSexGod David Bowie's Area]]) is just so easy to innuendo-ize...
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: ''Terminator2JudgmentDay'', ''Film/TrueLies'' and ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. She points this out even more by having the scene where they run away, the scene where JamieLeeCurtis strips and the romantic sex scene.
* LastSecondWordSwap: When talking about ''Film/{{Tron}}''
-->But Nella loved that piece of... movie!
* LawOfDisproportionateResponse: Paying for a computer with innocent people's organs? Nothing to worry about. Destroying said computer with a virus? Extremely frustrating but can be forgotten. ''Drinking another person's beer?'' BEAT HIM!
* LaughTrack: She inserts one into the ''{{Grease}}'' review after Sandy's comment that Danny respects her.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: While pretending to be Sarah from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' when she's running around.
-->'''Chick:''' I gotta find that drum machine!
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Don't Stand" plays whenever we see Sting [[{{Dune}} in a galactic speedo]].
** Cheery penny whistle music plays when Nella pops up unexpectedly to fangirl over something, as seen in "Dreamworks vs. Disney" and the ''Film/{{Tron}}'' review.
** The Makeover Fairy's appearance is soundtracked by someone singing "[[CloneHigh Makeover makeover, makeover makeover, makeover makeover...]]"
** "You're My Best Friend" by Music/{{Queen}} plays when the Chick is actually shown to give a shit about Nella under all that abuse.
* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: Obviously expecting this criticism, after blasting Creator/RolandEmmerich for sixteen minutes she states how much time and effort goes into film-making and how much it can suck to have bitching from [[SelfDeprecation someone who clearly won't be able to do better]].
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain:
-->'''Nella:''' [[Film/FightClub We DO NOT TALK about]] the [[DudeNotFunny RAPE RAP!]]
* LickingTheBlade: During her ''Fatal Attraction'' moment with Lupa.
-->'''Lupa:''' Did you try to kill me with a butter knife?!
-->'''Chick:''' It's [[EverythingsBetterWithChocolate Nutella]], [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]!
* LikeGagMeWithASpoon: Neither of them fit the stereotype, but both Chick and Maven will dip into ValleyGirl speak for RuleOfFunny.
* LighterAndSofter: Her main problem with ''The Lion King 1/2'' is that it shit all over the dark tone of the first movie.
** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound II'' gets major points off for being "Tod and Copper join a band" while the original was one of the most somber Disney pictures.
** In-universe, after the Chick's nastiness reached its peak in ''Film/CharliesAngels'' and fans complained that she'd gone too far, ''Film/CutthroatIsland'' onwards eased up just a little on the BlackAndGrayMorality. At the very least, Chick isn't as bitter as she used to be.
* LittleNo: When she discovers ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' got a Blu-ray release.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: One of her ''many'' complaints about Creator/RolandEmmerich's movies.
* LoonyFan: She may not be as bad as Douchey, but Lauren in ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'' is the Chick's biggest fangirl; laughing at everything she says, putting her hair in pigtails and wanting to be her when she grows up. Chick of course loves it.
* LosingHorns: Inserts them into the ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'' review, after a lame period-as-in-class/period-as-in-menstruation joke.
* LostEpisode: She has a frustrating habit of quietly taking down reviews she ended up not liking or were apparently too different from her usual episodes. ''Rapping About Rape'', ''Film/TheFifthElement'', ''Film/{{Dune}}'' and most depressingly, the TLC retrospective--poof, gone. Luckily, most of these are floating around [=YouTube=].
* TheLostLenore: In the four episodes after WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, Critic has made cameos twice (once as his PlotHole self and the other in flashback), appeared in archive footage once, been remembered by Maven in the form of a suddenly appearing baseball-capped skull on her shelf, and was mourned a little by both Chick and Creator/MaraWilson in ''{{Film/Matilda}}''. To say his absence (in technical terms) was felt is an understatement.
* LostMyAppetite: The gory electrocution of the eels in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' puts her off sushi for a while.
* LoveAtFirstNote: "So in the requisite What-I-Want-From-This-Movie Song, aside from being less small, she also expresses a desire for One-True-Love or something, and who should be conveniently listening but her One True Love?"
* LoveHurts: Critic has a breakdown over not having the courage to talk to the Chick in the first "Thanks For The Feedback", and the Chick herself is basically losing her mind over her unrequited crush on Todd.
* LoveTriangle: [[TriangRelations A Type-5]] with the Chick as A, WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows as B and ObscurusLupa as C. [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] has been recently added to the mix apparently in love with The Nostalgia Chick and plotting to destroy WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows. The Critic's also involved somehow, but exactly [[DatingCatwoman where]] is anyone's guess.
* LowestCommonDenominator: In-Universe. Dreamworks caters to this with all their snark and pop culture references. She adds on to this in the commentary for the "Top Five Least Worst Disney Sequels" by calling pop culture references forced as puns (think "[[WesternAnimation/SharkTale Jessica Shrimpson]]") the lowest form of humor.
** The pube and Freddie Prince Junior [[EvenTheGuysWantHim naked scenes]] in ''Film/ShesAllThat'' are there for the boys in the audience.
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