[[caption-width-right:349:[[CatchPhrase He remembers it so]] ''[[CatchPhrase you]]'' [[CatchPhrase don't have to.]]\\
You better be grateful.]]

->''"Hel-lo, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to."''
-->-- '''The Nostalgia Critic'''

The founding character of the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses site and the one that, in conjunction with the ''Five Second Movies'', launched Creator/DougWalker's career as an {{Internet}} celebrity.

The Nostalgia Critic is [[CausticCritic a cynical critic]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin who, in the original run, reviewed movies and TV shows from]] TheEighties, [[TheNineties Nineties]] and occasionally [[TurnOfTheMillennium the early 2000s]], although in a few cases he reviewed films from later years than this, such as his reviews of ''Film/TheRoom'' (2003), ''Film/{{Alone in the Dark|2005}}'' (2005), and ''Anime/{{Ponyo|OnTheCliffByTheSea}}'' (2008). He has a bit of a temper problem, but is otherwise [[DeadpanSnarker very sarcastic]].

After running for 222 episodes, Doug [[http://channelawesome.com/no-more-nostalgia-critic/ announced the Critic's retirement]] in September 2012 (reflected in the ending of ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' and to a lesser extent, his ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' review, [[GrandFinale which was the precursor to]] ''[[GrandFinale To Boldly Flee]]''), so he could move on to other projects, the biggest being ''WebVideo/DemoReel''. He would continue to make cameos in other people's works and was still referenced in other people's works, but he did not intend to return except on special occasions...

...[[UnCanceled that was]], until, on January 22, 2013, [[http://channelawesome.com/the-review-must-go-on/ the Nostalgia Critic's return was announced, bringing the end of]] ''Demo Reel'' along with it. Episodes resumed February 5, 2013, with reviews on a fortnightly basis, though now with editorials on the weeks in between, and no cutoff date aside from "not currently in theaters" (besides a couple of exceptions as of 2015). The show also took on Malcolm Ray and Rachel Tietz, who played Tacoma Narrows and Rebecca Stoné on ''Demo Reel'', respectively, as co-stars. In 2014, Tietz left the show to pursue an acting career in California, saying goodbye to the fans in the review of ''Film/FaceOff'', and was replaced with her friend Tamara Chambers, who had previously appeared in the review of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''.

You can see his videos [[http://channelawesome.com/category/videos/channelawesome/dougwalker/nostalgia-critic/ here]]. A list of works reviewed is [[DougWalkerList here]], and recaps of his episodes are [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCritic here]].
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-->''[[{{Bookends}} "I'm the Nostalgia Critic! I remember it so you don't have to!"]]''