* SadistShow: Reviewing-wise, she's had her fair share of GoMadFromTheRevelation moments. Sketch-wise, she's a sociopathic BrokenBird who abuses her friends, the Dark Nella saga featured some failed BreakTheHaughty. Elisa's characters show [[PsychopathicManchild disturbing glee]] in inflicting their MadScience and pitiless makeovers on anyone in their sights.
* SanitySlippageSong: The frantic part of the Barber Of Seville overture plays whenever she goes on a shouty MotorMouth rant about a movie's vast array of {{Plot Hole}}s.
* SarcasmFailure: The nonsensical plot of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' leaves the Chick saying "...I got nothing." At one point, all she can is do point at the screen and go "Boo!"
* SarcasmMode: "Thanks For The Feedback 2", about why Nella puts up with things like the ''{{Grease}}'' "Makeover Fairy" (which Nella wrote the script for):
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' As we all know, there's no such thing as a woman who's comfortable enough to joke about her own appearance. ... I mean, it's not like we're [[AlterEgoActing playing characters in a web series or anything]].
** Used frequently in the ''Showgirls'' review.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Wow, I can't believe this was written by a man.
* WebVideo/SassyGayFriend: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] using Website/ChezApocalypse contributor Rantasmo (host of "WebVideo/NeedsMoreGay"). He doesn't seem especially sassy except for when the Chick forces him into this role, for instance in their "Disney Needs More Gay" crossover.
-->''[[CatchPhrase ...Guuuuuuurl!]]''
* SayMyName: "NELLA!!!"
** Nostalgia Critic wakes from being chloroformed, crash zoom to his face "CHICK!"
* ScareChord: One happens when ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' pops up to answer her question about why Creator/DonBluth failed so hard in the nineties.
* SceneryGorn: In ''The Disaster Movies Of Creator/RolandEmmerich'' when she's not being able to hide her worry about Critic, we get to discover a lovely shot of Chicago sickly green and completely destroyed.
* ScheduleSlip: She tries to put out one video a month but because of school and large amounts of traveling, can't always.
** Now that her documentary is done, she's assured people that she's back to making regular weekly videos. She seems to have kept her word this time. She's even doing (usually) more than one episode a week now.
** She went on another hiatus in 2013, due to being hired to work on a project pertaining to ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. The hiatus ended in January 2014.
* ScienceIsBad: The Chick has learned this by the time of ''TheCraft'', complaining to the Makeover Fairy that it's got them nowhere. Of course magic proves unhelpful too...
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She fights the Critic to do ''FernGully'' but, like him, tries very hard to escape when RobinWilliams starts rapping.
** She tries multiple times to get free from ''{{Bratz}}'', but ultimately manages to get through it once the Critic explains why he wanted her to sit through such shit.
* SelfDeprecation:
** Even though the Chick is now definitely a totally separate character, Lindsay's made no secret that she thinks she's a horrible actress. (In the ''{{Jem}}'' review, the Chick even says so.) She doesn't even ''like'' being called an actress.
*** While she's not exactly going to win any awards soon, the general opinion is that she's much better at acting than she thinks she is. It takes talent to create a three-dimensional and funny persona who is totally different from yourself.
** She also released a [[http://nostalgiachick.blip.tv/file/4814447/ short film she did]] when she was fourteen and mocked the hell out of it in her newly added subtitles.
** When she does her directing lessons in ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', the image says "brought to you by the USC school of pretentious indoctrination".
** Nella is the one who writes a lot of her character getting abused, including all the jokes about her makeover in the ''{{Grease}}'' review.
** Elisa is a big ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' fan and wrote the segment where the Chick took the piss out of it in the "Top Eleven Villainesses".
** MaraWilson co-reviewing one of her old movies, ''{{Film/Matilda}}''.
* SerenadeYourLover: Over in the Critic's crossover review with ''MoulinRouge'', the Chick says she once got herself laid by singing Whitney Houston.
* SequelEpisode: The Chick's ''{{Film/Matilda}}'' review includes MaraWilson and her supernatural powers, following her appearance in the Critic's review of ''ASimpleWish'', and also references events in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Pointed out InUniverse.
** She rants about how when it comes to Disney DirectToVideo films they're "bad by design" in the ''Enchanted Christmas'' review.
** ''Grease 2'' is so awful that it actually makes her say a few good things about the first one. Also, there's this "pitch session":
-->'''Chick:''' Yeah, Grease 2, it's gonna be big.\\
'''Nella:''' This time we're gonna switch the genders. What if it's the guy who gets made over into the sexy hoodlum?\\
'''Chick:''' And we already had an Australian... the British! They're all nerds, they're all prudes, let's make the foreigner a nerd!\\
'''Nella:''' Sandy was a prude, let's make him a nerd!\\
'''Chick:''' Nobody gets pregnant, we've already done that. Ooh, let's have a guy trick a girl into having sex.\\
'''Nella:''' Characters actually having sex, yeah! We already did that with the cop-out pregnancy sub-plot, too much of a downer, let's have them allude to it! A lot! And sing about it.\\
'''Chick:''' Prom! Ooh, we've already done that. How about a luau?\\
'''Nella:''' What about the guy? What makes him cool? What vehicle do we sing about? No, can't do the car, that was in the first movie. Boats!\\
'''Chick:''' No no no, not boats, motorcycles!\\
'''Nella:''' But they have a song about the car in the first movie...\\
'''Chick:''' Well they sing in this one too, but in this one the girl sings it. Man, motorcycles are ''hot''!
** The "Top Ten Worst Disney Sequels" and the "Top Five LEAST Awful Disney Sequels" proved... tough for her to deal with.
* SeriousBusiness: According to the Chick, this is the Olympic Comission's attitude towards bobsledding in ''Film/CoolRunnings''.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Present in some of her rhyming during ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' review. At point she inserts a TakeThat to the Critic's own rhyming review of ''TheGrinch'', calling him a "noxious dilettante". Because "bitchy KnowNothingKnowItAll" wouldn't have sounded so academic.
* SexualKarma: In ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''.
-->'''Chick:''' Do the right thing! Karma will get you laid!
* SexyShirtSwitch: In Lindsay, Elisa, [[ObscurusLupa Lupa]], and {{Todd| In The Shadows}}'s vlog review of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Todd comments on how it's too hot to wear his hoodie and that he doesn't need to be wearing it because people will still know who he is. One jump cut later Lindsay is wearing it. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Then Lupa...then Elisa...]]
* SexyWhateverOutfit: Apparently women are legally required to wear these on Halloween.
* ShaggyDogStory: The Dark Nella Saga. Nella's still abused, Dr. Tease and The Makeover Fairy are still evil and the Chick is still a horrible person. And we wouldn't have it any other way. At least Dark Nella didn't destroy the world, so that's a plus.
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: A ninja is sent from Disney to silence her when she theorizes that ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' was just made to expand the DisneyPrincess merchandising line.
* ShipSinking: Even though it should have been obvious from the [[StalkerWithACrush nature]] of the 'relationship', Lindsay has [[http://www.facebook.com/thelindsayellis#!/thelindsayellis/posts/264349163605545 confirmed]] that the Chick will [[AllLoveIsUnrequited never get together with Todd]].
** With regards to proper RealPersonFic, she said she views Doug and Noah as basically her asexual big brothers. But that's not going to stop the fangirls, especially not when they flirt for fun like the whole site does.
* ShipTease: Lots of it for Chick / Nella and Chick / Critic.
** To the delight of shippers, the Chick/Critic teasing was confirmed in the ''{{Ferngully}}'' commentary, when they said they made it too obvious to get {{fanfic}} and that's why they don't get much. [[http://www.delicious.com/tgwtgfic/pairing%3Acritic%2Fchick Because over a hundred fics with a lot of them being extreme fem-dom is not much]]. Although they were very likely just pushing for even more.
** Other mentions suggest that the Critic and the Chick have something going on between them, but it's weird and self-loathing. Naturally.
** They even manage this when one half of the pairing is dead. In ''Matilda'', Mara thought the best way to break the Critic would be to attack the Chick, and even though the Chick squirms around with an [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend "he isn't my ally!"]], she can't hide the fact that she misses him.
** At the end of ''Film/SouthlandTales'', Chick pretty obviously gets herself laid when TheCriticalMarine enters cosplaying as a [[StarWar Imperial Stormtrooper]], and they play out the "Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?" scene.
** Elisa has a lot of flirty banter with Paw, to the extent that they're starting to get pissed off when people keep on thinking they're dating in real life.
*** And now they're married.
* ShoutOut / ReferenceOverdosed: [[ShoutOut/TheNostalgiaChick The team have their own page]].
* ShowDontTell: Being a film student, she gets really irritated by movies that don't listen to this advice. ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'' was the most blatant example.
* ShownTheirWork: Perhaps [[NightmareFetishist fittingly]], she knows a lot about revolutions, slavery [[note]] as she probably should, considering Nella[[/note]] , wars and just general disasters.
** She's very knowledgeable about early animation (not just Disney), which she puts to great use in the [=NChick=] shorts.
** Sister Jesus Mary Joseph of our Perpetual Guilt (aka Nella) is quick to point out the problems with the depiction of nuns in the two ''SisterAct'' films, namely the difference between nuns (cloistered prayer) and sisters (service to the needy, poor, in need of education etc).
* ShrineToSelf: "Michael Bay's" DVD shelf consists of only three films: ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', ''Film/BadBoysII'', and ''Film/TheRock''.
* SicklyGreenGlow: A destroyed Chicago gets this courtesy of Dark Nella.
* SincerityMode: Done to tear-jerking effect (even she was visibly on the verge of tears) in her review of Music/{{TLC}}. Lindsay comes out of her goofy, messed up, uncaring character and discusses how much Left Eye Lopez inspired her and how alcoholism is a disease like any other.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Calls out ''Teen Witch'' on a particularly obnoxious use of this trope.
* SingleTear: Mocked in the ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' review, where [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]] cries with no facial muscles moving.
* SissyVillain: On Ratcliffe. "Nothing says sinister like little pink bows on your pigtails!"
* SkywardScream: Her BigNo when [[spoiler:Nella dies]].
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: She and the Critic beat and chloroform each other without any DoubleStandard.
* SlowClap: At the death of ParisHilton's character in {{Phelous}}' ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'' review (and gradually joined by about every other TGWTG contributor).
* SlutShaming: Has it as a BerserkButton but also plays it straight, doing the same thing as Critic by freely flinging around insults like "slut" and "whore". The character has been established as a massive {{hypocrite}} though, so it's safe to say it's part of the humor.
** Lampshaded and PlayedForLaughs in ''SisterAct'', where the Chick defeats Nella's catholic guilt by asking her how her sex life (which the Chick ''knows'' she has) is going.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: She might love dogs, but Scamp from ''LadyAndTheTramp II'' just fails at being a likeable character.
* SmallNameBigEgo: A very tongue-in-cheek invoked example. [[InUniverse Her]] [[AlterEgoActing comic persona]] opens two of the "Thanks For The Feedback" segments with the self-important introduction "Hi, I'm Lindsay, star of such internet ''phenomena'' as 'The Nostalgia Chick'". The real Lindsay is nothing like this and actually seems to feel undeserving of the "small" fame she has.
* SmallReferencePools: According to one fool in the comment section for the ''{{Jem}}'' review, ''HannahMontana'' isn't mainstream so the Chick shouldn't use it a reference. Oh, if only that person was connected to the web, then they could look it up. Wait a minute...
** In her behind-the-scenes video, Lindsay expresses concern that her video on nostalgic baby dolls wouldn't get as many views as the others. (Ironically, it's considered one of her funniest.)
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: A whole episode is devoted to it.
** In the [=VLog=] for ''Super 8'', Nella mentions that it's a boy movie with the token one chick.
** In contrast, she's praised ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' for being a SuperHero show and having at least three interesting and complex female characters.
* SoBadItsGood: In-Universe. ''{{Film/Showgirls}}'' is a "perfect storm of shit".
** ''{{Jem}}'' only manages five minutes of being this before going into just bad.
** The ''SpiderMan'' musical ''[[Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark Turn Off The Dark]]'', especially the Green Goblin's CampGay "Freak Like Me" VillainSong.
** Although she hates ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'' like a typical phangirl, "Beneath A Moonless Sky" is the funniest shit ever.
** She admits that ''Showgirls'', ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' and ''[[Film/{{Crossroads2002}} Crossroads]]'' are badly done but enjoyable, while ''From Justin To Kelly'' is "the cinematic equivalent of watching someone slooowly scrape the burnt part off the toast. And failing."
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her opinion on [[{{Bishonen}} bishie-style]] Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio.
-->'''Chick:''' Why did he have to be so damn cute?
* SoOkayItsAverage: In-Universe.
** The LiamNeeson version of ''Literature/LesMiserables'' was more like "Les Meh".
** ''TheCraft'' is nothing great, nothing awful.
** ''Disney/BrotherBear'' was on the "meh" side of okay. And Todd and Lindsay say this is the best that most Disney sequels can hope for, Todd falling asleep through half of them.
** ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'''s main flaw isn't racism as much being so deathly dull that the Chick falls asleep twice while she's trying to make fun of it.
** Much like ''Song of the South'' and racism, the animal cruelty scenes in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis'' are really the only things worth talking about because the rest of the film is so dull.
** Unlike the no-effort-given sequel which ends up [[invoked]] SoBadItsGood, ''SisterAct'' is frustrating because it tries, fails and just ends up being harmless.
* SoftWater: She points how ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' (and her raccoon and hummingbird) jumping from a cliff into a lake and still surviving isn't really possible.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The [=NChick=] shorts. They're still in-character and funny, but they're less cynical comedy and more bringing attention to some really influential early animation.
** "Thanks For The Feedback", where there's no review and it's looking at the characters "[[AlterEgoActing behind the scenes]]".
** ''Film/CityOfAngels'' and ''Film/YouveGotMail'' were both a bit like her version of the Critic's "Old vs New", with her comparing the movies to the ones they were based off.
** "Nostalgic Baby Dolls" looked at dolls marketed at girls, in a way that was filled with literal [[BlackComedy Dead Baby Comedy]].
** Apparently this can be a bad thing. Elisa explained the "TLC review taken down" controversy as Lindsay feeling like it was too different from her shows usual tone.
* SopranoAndGravel: Parodied with the Nostalgia Duo's gender war song. Doug gets raspier to try and be all manly and Lindsay makes her voice thinner to sound stereotypically girly. Just adds to the hammy fun.
* SoundEffectBleep: She swears plenty, but "fuck" gets bleeped out because Lindsay [[RuleOfFunny thinks it's funnier]].
* SoundtrackDissonance: She plays "Yakety Sax" to bypass a couple of pointless scenes in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
** She plays "Love Game" by LadyGaga at the start of her ''MyLittlePony'' review. Because "I wanna take a ride on your disco stick" is really what you think of when you see cute, girly ponies.
** In ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
-->'''Chick:''' You really want to have {{Seinfeld}} music to denote victory?
* SpaghettiKiss: Nella and ''Creator/MaraWilson'' do this with Fruit by the Foot in [[http://chezapocalypse.com/episodes/nostalgia-chick-nostalgic-foods-of-yore-feat-mara-wilson/ "Nostalgic Foods of Yore"]] (The moment in question is at the 9:10 mark.)
* SpiritualAntithesis: She considers ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'' to be one to ''Film/IndependenceDay'' as while ''Independence Day'' showed how the alien invasion brought humanity closer and was on the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Idealistic side]], ''War of the Worlds'' was focused on how utterly screwed humanity is when confronting the aliens and each other.
* SpoiledBrat:
** Angelica Pickles.
--->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' She's little more than a spoiled brat who channels all her spoiled brat energy into being an annoying antagonist.
** She has this viewpoint on Cinderella in ''Cinderella II'', mercilessly making fun of her whining about princess life.
-->'''Chick''': And why do we have to eat these fine royal delicacies? I wanna eat Oreos!
* SpoofAesop:
** "Remember, you can't spell 'rape' without 'rap'."
** "This Halloween, if you're still a virgin, STOP IT. You never know when your virginity might somehow unleash an undead Bette Midler from beyond the grave."
** The third "Thanks For The Feedback". Aung Lang Syne plays as Nella gives a speech on not judging others on appearances and treating friends with respect... and then Chick tells her to do the dishes.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Nella and Elisa have gained more prominence in her newer reviews.
* {{Squee}}: Mocked with high-pitched proclamations of "PUPPIES!"
** When Dr Tease injects her with TruthSerum in the ''X-Men The Animated Series'' review, the result is a combination of {{squee}} and MotorMouth.
** Lord [=MacGuffin=] even tells The Chick that [[spoiler:the key to turning Dark Nella good again]] is to "find her squee." That is right, they used ''squee'' as a plot device.
** She finally emits one in earnest when the topic of Gollum comes up in her ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' review.
-->'''Chick:''' I did not just squee.
* StalkerWithACrush: In her ''FreshPrinceOfBelAir'' video, Andre of [[http://www.youtube.com/user/blacknerdcomedy Black Nerd Comedy]] is implied to be this for Nella.
* StalkingIsFunnyIfItIsFemaleAfterMale: Even though they're both played for creepy comedy and you're not supposed to root for ''either'' of them, can you imagine Todd taping Lupa to a chair and still being told by fans he'd get her in the end?
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: In ''Showgirls'', when a guy complains about his girlfriend being pregnant, she bluntly says he could push her down the stairs and hope for the best.
* StepfordSmiler: Apparently her life-without-Critic husband is this. When the girls go, he bursts into tears and when the baby starts crying again, he yells at it to shut up.
* {{Sting}}: In ''SisterAct'', when the Chick realizes Nella's trying to kill her with catholic guilt.
* StockScream: She uses the Goofy scream when the prince in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' falls off a building with a silly look on his face.
* StoryArc: Three. Her decision not to just do "girly" stuff anymore (which ended up being more about the power dynamics between her and the Critic), the Nella abuse getting worse which lead to the Dark Nella Saga, and her SanitySlippage obsession over Todd.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: In-universe. While you're meant to sympathize with Rob Lowe's mother and wife, she wants to strangle them for being jobless leeches while he's being a messiah lawyer.
* StrictlyFormula: The ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' series, even though she has it as a serious GuiltyPleasure.
* StudentTeacherRomance: She's disgusted when a student sing-asks a teacher for sex in ''Film/{{Grease 2}}''.
* StuffBlowingUp: On the train explosion scene in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'':
-->"Creator/MichaelBay would be proud."
* StunnedSilence: After hearing Brian's rape rap, this was how a horrified Lindsay reacted.
* StupidSexyFlanders: [[{{In-Universe}} Referenced by The Chick]] in regard to HughJackman:
--> '''The Chick''': Ah, Hugh Jackman. All the women want him, and at least twenty-five percent of the men. And the other seventy-five percent want him, at least a little.
* StylisticSuck: The Chick and Elisa's scene with bad blocking in the ''Film/Xanadu'' review.
-->'''Elisa:''' I think I'm going to stand up now...because I like it better...here!\\
'''Nostalgia Chick:''' You know, it's my dream that you would stay in one place when you say your lines.\\
'''Elisa:''' Dreams die.\\
'''Nostalgia Chick:''' What does that even mean?\\
'''Elisa:''' ''Exactly''.
* SubliminalSeduction: A SightGag in ''Anastasia'' of Freud slipping on a banana. Durr hurr, get it? '''''[[spoiler:PENIS]]'''''
* SubvertedKidsShow: She tries to convince Nella that Rapunzel and Flynn are so obviously doing it in that 90% hair poster.
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: At the end of the ''The Lorax'' review:
-->It burns me, like this cheap whiskey, right down to my thorax\\
I'm your Nostalgia Chick, and I speak for... underrated Dr. Seuss books from the 1970s.
* SuckinessIsPainful: The [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas interquel]] to her one of her [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast favorite movies ever]] causes her great and intense pain.
** Only a few minutes of ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' gets her crying and ''{{Transformers}} II'' sends her into a three month long bad movie coma.
** The only way she knows how to cope with ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' is to drink cheap booze until she vomits up her insides.
** After watching ''FreddyGotFingered'', it takes a while for Nella to be able to form words again.
*** She had to scream for about a day before speech was an option.
** This extends to real life as well. In the commentary, Lindsay said the "Top Ten Worst Disney Sequels" was her first "worst list" and therefore probably the most demoralizing episode she's done.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Dr. Tease! Where's Dr. Block?\\
'''Dr. Tease:''' She's...not in space!\\
(later)\\
'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Where's Dr. Block?\\
'''Dr. Tease:''' ...''Not'' orbiting a distant star!
** In ''Grease 2'', the Chick does this a lot. No, she's not horny. No, she doesn't like a guy whose face she has never seen!
** The same thing comes up in "Top Ten Songs About Sex (From Musicals)", which she did because it's about nostalgic music, and nostalgia is what she does. Nothing whatsoever to do with a musician who hides his face and rejects her advances, the ''ungrateful bastard''.
** Subverted at the end of ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
-->'''Chick''': And if it's not like I've ever held my small animal up in the Circle Of Life pose... oh, like you haven't.
* SurpriseIncest: The original plot of the first "Thanks For The Feedback" was apparently going to be a ShoutOut to Luke and Leia from ''StarWars'', with Chick and Critic going all the way and then finding out they were related.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: In-universe. She readily admits to disliking the original ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' because the characters are so boring, so enjoys ''[[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Cinderella III]]'' for retconning personality traits into the leads, the animation actually pretty decent and showing off self-aware humor.
** Like Critic, she thinks ''TheRescuers'' is deathly dull and its sequel awesome. So much so that it shouldn't even be given the indignity of going on a "least worst" list.
* SweetOnPollyOliver: In ''{{Mulan}}'', she subscribes to the theory that Shang had the hots for boy!Mulan.
* TakeThat: She enjoys her (mostly affectionate) potshots at Disney. The ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' review has her thanking them for making themselves such an easy target.
** Her ''At The [=NChick=] Labs'' video has an extended one to the people who keep trotting out the (long-removed) "Rape Rap" video as proof of what a terrible [[MeanCharacterNiceActor person]] ([[InsaneTrollLogic and feminist]]) she is. It very much feels like a very long "Shut The Fuck Up."
** "Thanks For The Feedback: Wii Fit" is a TakeThat at all the people who judge her appearance far more than they do for the Critic.
** When one of the Transformers in ''TransformersTheMovie'' mentions the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Matrix_of_Leadership Matrix]], she says [[Film/TheMatrix it's overrated]].
** In her review of "The Fifth Element", [[Characters/TheNostalgiaCritic Douchey]] [[StrawFan McNitpick]] complains why she does movies other than girly ones, bitches about her definition of {{MacGuffin}}s and says he's still going to masturbate to her picture later on. Triple-whammy!
** When reviewing Rankin-Bass's ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', she blurts out that his version of ''TheLordOfTheRings'' was "terrible!".
** When she's overdosing on TruthSerum, she admits that that she thinks JohnnyDepp's Willy Wonka is superior to GeneWilder's.
** She thinks ''{{Shrek}}'' was just a product of a load of anger and bile towards Disney.
** ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fans don't have brain-stems. To be fair, she could have said a lot worse. And with a glorious dose of HypocriticalHumor, she's on Team Edward.
** Unlike the Michael Bays of the world, Disney actually cares about not pissing people off.
** There's a whole load of movies that she has in-universe HypeBacklash on and she has no problem making that known.
** See FurryFandom for her TakeThat to all the furries.
** When they find out that ''{{Jem}}'' was made by Hasbro, both Nella and Nostalgia Chick let out a disappointed but knowing "Ohh".
** Due to her utter loathing of ''X-Men III'', Brett Ratner comes under fire a few times.
** Calling the boob song in ''MyLittlePony'' [[DamnedByFaintPraise the best one]] is like calling ''RevengeOfTheSith'' the best out out the ''StarWars'' prequels.
*** She also cuts to Jar Jar Binks when she says ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' paved the way for unfortunate CGI.
** John "[[UnsatisfiableCustomer Where is my goddamn salad]]" Malkovich.
** "Retire, AndrewLloydWebber, retire!"
** The end credits for the "Top 11 Villainesses" has a bit of a rant about Creator/ChristopherNolan's [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman films]] for being a sausagefest and showing off his daddy issues.
** Subverted with ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''. In her ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' review, she showed the poster when she said Disney was in the pits, making people think she didn't like the film. It turns out that she loves it for how dark and subtle it is.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', she asks [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic who wants to see an unpleasant dumbass spend a whole review bitching in rhyme]]. Not a serious TakeThat, though, as [[HypocriticalHumor she's rhyming when she says this and rhymes some more about getting wasted at the end]].
* TakeThatCritics: Following the uproar over alleged "flaunting" of her breasts in ''ToBoldlyFlee'', Lindsey tweeted that her next review would be conducted while wearing a burqua. True to her word, [[LoopholeAbuse she did]]. [[note]]Enter Elisa [[OfCorsetsSexy in a corset]] and Nella dressed as PowerGirl. Team Chick obeys the letter of the law, if not the spirit![[/note]]
-->'''Nella:''' --And it's not a burqa, [[LameComeback it's a niqab!]]
* TakeThatUs:
** (Regarding ''Disney/{{Aladdin}} And The King Of Thieves'') "Oh, Genie, you and your pop culture references. Anti-reference joke brigade, prepare to feel a wrath far greater than any Internet reviewer could come up with."
** Music/{{NSYNC}}'s Christmas song videos: "Enjoy our one camera setup and internet reviewer-grade [[ChromaKey green screen]]!"
* TeensAreMonsters: Like the Critic, she had a bad time at high school. ''Unlike'' the Critic, however, whenever there's a flashback her teenage self will act like an utter brat too.
* TemptingFate: In the ''Film/SpiceWorld'' review:
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' This movie's so girly that next thing you know they'll be having a pillow fight.\\
''*Spice Girls have a pillow fight*''\\
'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Guys, I wasn't being serious!
** A slightly more GenreBlind version happened in the ''Top Ten Evil Nostalgic Characters''. Chick, saying Dark Nella hadn't actually done anything "evil" so she doesn't really count is not a good plan.
** In the ''Mulan'' review:
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Let's just try to do it in a tasteful way, shall we?\\
''*everyone orders Chinese food from the assistant*''\\
'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Hmm.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' review, she scoffs at Barry Manilow being the best the movie could do before hearing him sing (something good, not the songs in the film) and going off into a daze.
** Reluctantly digging up ''Beauty & The Beast II'' for one more kick in the teeth. But, "hopefully at least this one will be washed away by the sands of ti-- [cue Blu-Ray edition] ....[-no!-]
* ThatsWhatSheSaid: In ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}''.
-->''"I never chewed in self-defence, I only swallowed."''
** Three uses in quick succession in ''{{Dune}}'', followed later by a "do I really need to say it"?
* ThereAreNoTherapists
* ThingOMeter: In the ''Spice World'' review she has a "Random Shit-O-Lever" that looks like a girly high heel; pulling it (supposedly) causes a totally random occurrence to happen in the movie.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "DON'T YOU EVER TRY TO BRING LOGIC INTO THIS MOVIE AGAIN! THIS IS ''{{FERNGULLY}}'', BITCH!"
* ThisIsGonnaSuck:
** When she's made to do ''{{Bratz}}'': "This is gonna hurt me a lot more than it does you."
** When she reviews ''Film/SpiceWorld'', after a particularly vapid scene: "We're only six minutes into the movie."
** Seeing as how she immediately said how grotesque and offensive ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' was to her, you ''knew'' it was going be a good one for suffering.
** Right after seeing the annoying bird in ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'': "...you're gonna be in the whole movie aren't you?"
** Just before the "I LIKE BOYS!" song in ''Film/TeenWitch'', she looks like she's about to cry.
-->'''Chick:''' Oh, Christ.
** Inverted with ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth''. She starts out excited to be self-righteously offended by the movie, but five seconds later she's fast asleep.
* ThisIsWhyWeCantHaveNiceThings: Says it exactly after talking about how animal rights laws got put in place after a horse broke its back during filming.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She'll never be able to forgive Dreamworks for ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Points out how annoying this trope is in the ''Teen Witch'' review:
-->"Movie, that's not relatable. That's creepy."
* ThreeMonthOldNewborn: She is quick to note how [[BlackBestFriend Nicole's]] baby is "smegmaless" and "Caucasian" after it's born in ''Spice World''.
* ThrowTheDogABone: During the Chick/Lupa crossover, ''Honor and Glory'', [[ButtMonkey Nella]] befriends [[ObscurusLupa Lupa]] and has [[ToddInTheShadows Todd]] compliment her celebratory cookies.
* ToTheBatNoun: "'''To Wikipedia!'''"
* TopTenList: Avoids the Top 11 of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic "[[UpToEleven '[c]os you guys need to watch]] [[ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]."
** Halved in the "Top Five Least Awful Disney Sequels":
-->'''Chick''': Why only five? 'Cos I- I can't.
* TriviallyObvious: In the ''Showgirls'' review, she calls her crew "a crack team of... humans".
* TropesAreNotBad: Although there's a lot of movies she reviews are way too light, gloss over history or are pretty dumb fairy tales, she understands that fantasy and wanting everything to be sweet and Disney-like aren't bad things.
* TroubledProduction:
** While talking about ''{{Film/Titanic}}'', she mentions the time someone put PCP in the punch and everyone got smashed. [[InUniverse Exc]][[MemeticBadass ept]] Creator/JamesCameron.
** With some HypocriticalHumor about her show's script, she mentions that the writers of ''Grease 2'' hadn't finished theirs before the the movie started shooting.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible:
** Because of the sheer ''shit'' of ''{{Film/Showgirls}}'', she [[{{in-universe}} concludes]] that it has to be an art film.
** When Leopold looks confused at ''Series/ThePrisoner'', she reassures him that she had no idea what was going on there either.
* TrueCompanions: Parodied and defied. The Chick calls the team her "extended family" in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', but the only one who gives a shit about anyone else is Nella.
* TheTrueMeaningOfChristmas: Parodied. After giving her lottery ticket to Todd, she realizes that the meaning of Christmas is mass consumerism.
* TruthSerum: Dr. Tease gives her several doses in the review of the ''X-Men'' Animated Series, turning her from a melancholy analytical academic into a {{squee}}-ing [[MotorMouth motormouthed]] {{genki| girl}} fangirl.
* TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary: Frequently brings up tropes and does ConversationalTroping on her show.
* TwistedChristmas: Her already BlackComedy gets even darker around Christmas time.
* TwoWordsObviousTrope: The "AJ, I got just five words for you: Damn glad to see you, boy!" line in ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' confuses her slightly.
* TypeCasting: She asks why SarahJessicaParker always get the role of the boy-crazy, attractive airhead.
* UglyCute: In-Universe, Dreamworks.
-->'''Chick:''' Be yourself, be your {{grotesque|cute}}, [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda fat-assed]], [[MonstersVsAliens over five foot tall]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} large-headed self]] that isn't a teenager and [[{{Shrek}} doesn't end the story a beautiful princess]] and married to your perfect mate.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: In her review of {{Disney Princess}}es, she talks about how there is a period of time when the princesses seemed to have goofy, old dads who they tried to escape by getting married.
* UncertainAudience: Notes that ''Film/SpiceWorld'' switches between jokes for kids and jokes geared toward adults at random.
* UndignifiedDeath: How she views Maleficent getting stabbed after a movie of being {{Badass}}.
* UnfortunateImplications: InUniverse.
** {{Creator/Disney}} gets "weird" when it tries to depict "other cultures". And yes, she said that last bit in air quotes.
** A surprising exception would be the infamous ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', whose reputation for racism she feels is mostly hype. She felt that the only reason people remember the film's unfortunate portrayal of black people, even though it's not nearly as bad as in contemporary films like ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', is because a) that's the only thing there is to remember about an otherwise boring movie, and b) Disney [[ForbiddenFruit brought it upon itself]] by treating it as an OldShame for thirty years rather than admitting that some of their films had racist undertones.
** She's creeped out by all the pedo-style undertones of the witches in ''HocusPocus''.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' review:
-->'''Chick:''' Yaay, Russia was ''awesome''! For the obscenely wealthy!
** Discussed in her review of ''CoalBlackAndDeSebbenDwarfs'', which she doesn't see as possessing much in the way of anything resembling artistic merit. To her, the difference between ''Coal Black'' and a film like ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' that also relies heavily on racial humor is that ''Saddles'' uses it in a satirical manner to make a point about race relations, while in ''Coal Black'' the jokes are more about laughing ''at'' black people ("they're so poor and uneducated, that's hilarious!"), up to and including gags about ''slavery'', something that she just found to be messed up rather than funny.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: In-Universe. The reason why she likes the the two antagonist daughters in the ''MyLittlePony'' movie far more than the titular ponies.
-->'''Chick:''' Oh and the Mom sings an entire song about how disappointed she is for her daughters being inadequate. ...not that I know how that feels or anything...
* UnsatisfiableCustomer: Her RunningGag for John Malkovich.
* UnstoppableRage: ''Film/RealityBites'' causes her open letter to devolve into this.
-->'''Chick:''' '''EVERYTHING IS WORSE [[TheNewTens NOW]]!!''' SHUT THE F*** UP, [[TheNineties 1994]]!
* UnusualEuphemism: Referring to babies as "crotch dumplings" in one review.
** She also uses the term 'Breeding Pair' for the OfficialCouple of some works.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight:
** In her ''Teen Witch'' review, she wonders why the hell everyone is so unbothered about guys suddenly starting to rap in a school hallway.
** And she says "Sure, why not?" to the ''HocusPocus'' leads' blasé reaction to the cat talking.
* VerbalBackspace: In the ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' review:
-->"I think everyone remembers their first [[FreudianSlip boner]]--''Bowie''."
* VerySpecialEpisode: Things take a turn for the dramatic as Lindsay breaks character in the last act of her "TLC and the 90's" review.
* VideoReviewShow
* ViewersAreMorons:
** In her review of ''Showgirls''. "Because movie viewers are stupid and can't deduce success or failure based on what's been shown onscreen, we have Molly dictate from the sidelines whether or not Nomi is succeeding."
** Her theory for why, unlike the first movie, ''LadyAndTheTramp II'' keeps showing the faces of the humans.
** She will, from time to time, use a couple of archetypal moronic viewers (Joanne and Cleatus) as an example of the Lowest Common Denominator that most studios aim at. She'll point out stupid stuff in movies that probably exists to cater to their limited intellect, and comment on concepts that might be too difficult for them to grasp (such as humanity being of little real importance in her review of Film/MenInBlack).
* VillainSong: The evil witch's song in ''TheWorstWitch'' gets cut back to back with "[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Poor Unfortunate Souls]]" to make it look even more horrid.
* VirginityMakesYouStupid: In ''HocusPocus'':
-->'''Chick:''' [[SarcasmMode Fucking virgins, man, why do we even have 'em?]]
* VisualPun:
** During her ''{{Film/Showgirls}}'' review, she asks why anyone would want to watch the film for any reason other than seeing some [[http://japanhr.ja.funpic.de/wall/images/fullsize/Dancing%20Blue%20Footed%20Boobies.JPG boobies]]. She also uses the birds in place of a CensorBox when the women show their... [[RunningGag tracts]] [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail of land]].
** During her ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' review, whenever anyone mispronounces Hoggle's name (a RunningGag in the movie), the word "Gag" runs across the screen to the first measure of horns from "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcAzR2QyPCI Spanish Flea]]" as Lindsay points at it.
* VitriolicBestBuds: She wonders why Wolverine even hung around with the other ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', seeing as how he also disagreed with them. Angrily so.
* VocalDissonance: She points out the disconnect between voices and character design in her ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' review.
* VocalMinority: InUniverse. She says that the annoying voices on both extreme sides of the political spectrum are just loud enough to keep Disney on edge.
* VolleyingInsults:
** The "Wii Fit" game turns from a way to get exercise into a chance for Nostalgia Chick, Nella and Tammy to be increasingly bitchy towards each other.
** She also gets into a fight with Douchey [=McNitpick=] in her review of ''Film/TheFifthElement''. It involves him telling her he's [[StrawLoser going to masturbate]] [[StrawFan to her picture later.]]
-->'''Lindsay:''' Why don't you bathe and get a job? You skin's starting to turn transparent.\\
'''Douchey:''' Yeah well, go back to reviewing girly stuff! You still do that, right?\\
'''Lindsey:''' Basement-dwelling manchild.\\
'''Douchey:''' Joke's on you! I'm still gonna masturbate to your picture tonight!\\
'''Lindsay:''' Virgin.\\
'''Douchey:''' ''''WHOOOOOOORRRRRRE!!!!'''
* TheUnfairSex: She immediately shoots down ''WhatWomenWant'''s view that only men cheat and lie.
* {{Wangst}}: Pointed out InUniverse.
** The RunningGag of the her ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' review is her breaking out the "Simple Plan" music and crying a SingleTear every time a character in the film indulges in this.
** She also does a tear trail when the "awkward" lead in ''Film/TeenWitch'' has a birthday party and nobody comes.
** And when she's explaining Nomi's "[[SarcasmMode genius]]" MeaningfulName in ''{{Showgirls}}''.
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: Mocked with her very first line.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' Hi, I'm your Nostalgia Chick and I, like most of the world, am an American.
* WishFulfillment: ''KateAndLeopold'' is blatant stereotypical girl-porn and she knowingly and completely falls for it.
* WhamEpisode: In the special "[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Kirk]] vs. [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]]", they actually had the ovaries to [[spoiler:kill off BFF Nella]]! This sets up the Dark Nella StoryArc.
** "''Sleepless In Seattle'' vs. ''When Harry Met Sally''" for two reasons. 1) Establishing that the Chick is batshit crazy. (Todd might be prone to [[NoodleIncident ambitiously misfiring]] {{Grand Romantic Gesture}}s, but he doesn't kidnap Lupa to make her love him.) 2) Her love for Todd is like Meg Ryan's plot in ''Sleepless In Seattle'', [[LovingAShadow something she's made up]] and a symptom of some kind of depression in her life.
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: The Chick and Nella ended up doing something involving bunnies after they passed out from the DrinkingGame they played while watching Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''. Also, they're wearing lipstick that they weren't before, and there's a strange guy in the kitchen.
** [[spoiler:Nothing really happened, it was just The Makeover Fairy fucking with them.]]
** [Note: The strange guy is the same guy playing Lord [=MacGuffin=], and is one of the "actors" in the ''Showgirls'' review]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: This was how they had their cake and ate it too with the Dark Nella Saga. Make the Chick's flaws and issues blatantly obvious, but it wasn't really Nella herself talking (Dark Nella was a clone who blew herself up) so nobody had to become a nice/better person.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Like Doug, there are some weird accents she does that you can't place. They're also hilarious.
* WhoDares:
-->'''Dark Nella:''' [[LargeHam You DARE interrupt MY review?!]]
* WinBackTheCrowd: In Lindsay's and Nella's in-universe view, ''X-Men First Class'' did this for the ''X-Men'' franchise after the abomination that was the third movie.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She says Creator/GeneKelly's and Olivia Newton John's romance "gets dropped like a ball of roller-skates".
* WhatTheHellHero: As to be expected with an EnsembleCast with a VillainProtagonist as the star, the Chick gets a few of these. The most satisfying was probably Nun!Nella passive-aggressively damning her to hell for her all-consuming stalking of Todd.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: In, well, ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'': "I hate you enough to call you Thumbelina."
** From ''HocusPocus'': "Thackary is a weird name."
** From ''{{Jem}}'': "What the hell kind of name is Jerrica? Is it like the feminine city that the Israelites brought down? Is it like Erica was too boring, let's throw a J on it? Like Jem, so they match?"
** From ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'': "Jubilee must have born to Chinese-American hippies."
* WineIsClassy:
** Holds a glass of dark-looking wine in the second part of her "Dreamworks Vs. Disney" review.
** Again, she's drinking wine (as well as wearing a elegant dress and reading an intellectual book) when goofy bad-movie fan ObscurusLupa picks her as "someone classier" to review the B-movie ''Honor And Glory'' with.
* AWizardDidIt: "[[FernGully Magic, damn you!]]"
** In the credits of her review of ''TheCraft'', she blames cosmic forces for the fact that her hair kept changing throughout the video.
** Elisa's answer for how Critic and Spoony could come back to life after Dark Nella destroyed them both:
-->Science!! Or maybe magic... We'll be more sure when the test results come back.
* WomenDrivers: In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', she horrifiedly notes that Eric let Ariel drive the carriage thing, "the fool".
* WorldOfHam: Nella's "pony melodrama".
** And the main world. It's telling when a sociopathic, hammy BrokenBird who needs a fuckload of therapy is the "normal" one compared to the people around her.
* WorldsSmallestViolin: Dr. Tease plays one while the Chick is angsting about Nella.
** She struggles to find one small enough for ''ShesAllThat''.
* TheWormGuy: She screeches "'''HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?'''" when the lead in ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' does his HandWave-y explanation of how reptiles are born pregnant.
* TheWoobie: Pointed out InUniverse.
** The Chick talks about this trope in her ''Film/EverAfter'' and ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'' reviews. For the latter, girls just love a pretty boy with PuppyDogEyes who needs a hug.
** For ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': "He's like a puppy! We're meant to be endeared by his simpleness."
* WrittenInInfirmity: Nella got sick from the horror that was ''Transformers III'', so they wrote the ''Little Mermaid'' review with her as TheVoiceless. She'd sold it for a Series/DoctorWho scarf.
* {{Xenafication}}: Discussed in the ''Film/EverAfter'' review with how every Cinderella type movie tries to make the main character more active. Mentioned in a good way when she discusses how ''Cinderella III'' had to retcanon traits in her that weren't there in the original and does it pretty well.
* XMeetsY: She calls ''{{Jem}}'' a ''HannahMontana'' / {{Franchise/Barbie}} hybrid.
* XPacHeat: InUniverse. {{Discussed|Trope}} in the ''Literature/EndersGame'' episode, where Lindsay referred to it as "Chick-fil-A Syndrome" in reference to the then-recent controversy surrounding the fast-food chain. In this case, she was referring to how, even though many sci-fi fans will agree that ''Ender's Game'' is one of the greatest science fiction novels of the last several decades, they will often refuse to purchase it new due to its author OrsonScottCard's outspoken anti-gay viewpoints and generally right-wing politics.
* YawnAndReach: Chick tries to do it to a taped up Todd, but he has a TheOneThatGotAway breakdown before she can touch him.
* YouBastard: "[[EiffelTowerEffect These landmarks]] don't have anything to do with the characters or the story, they're just a cheap marketing ploy to get your ass into the theater because you want to see [[MonumentalDamage buildings you know]] get destroyed, you sadistic fuck."
** At the end of "The Top Ten Worst Disney Sequels", she holds a special place of contempt for parents who sit their kids down in front of the movies and act like it's no problem, because it's sending the message to Disney that this shit gets ''liked''.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: "Second degree murder" doesn't mean what the Chick thinks it means.
** She uses ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' clip "I don't think it means what you think it means" as a response to the "truly outrageous" ''{{Jem}}'' theme song.
** She keeps stressing to ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' that "impossible" isn't the same thing as mildly inconvenient.
** She also points out that "preachy" and "epic" are used for everything these days.
* YouLookFamiliar: Nella's MadScientist character appears in the same room as Nella herself, while Elisa plays The Makeover Fairy and [[HotScientist Dr. Tease]].
** In Ask That Guy 61, Ask That Guy mentions that he's been living with "that woman who looks suspiciously like the Makeover Fairy" as a ShoutOut to ''SuburbanKnights''. He of course goes off with a hammer to make sure she's dead.
* YourCheatingHeart: She lets out an involuntary "aww" when hearing [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Meg's]] "saved her boyfriend and he left her" backstory.
* YourHeadASplode: Happened to the Chick after part one of her ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' review, thanks to 'Creator/MichaelBay' and his iron testicles.
* YourMom: When revealing the voice actress for Madeleine in '' The Hunchback Of Notre Dame II'', she cycles through a quick list of actresses—except one, which reads simply "Your Mom."
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