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Behind The Scenes
- During the behind the scenes of the Alice in Wonderland (2010) review, Doug gets Tamara to demonstrate her naturally Evil Laugh.
- Dino-Rob singing the Meow Mix jingle in the Jurassic Park III review.
- The various takes of Shyamalan's dance sequence for the After Earth review. Rob's demo track of the Looney Tunes theme With Lyrics just adds to the comedy.
- During the behind the scenes for the Top 11 Best Avatar episodes, Doug is covering the scene they're about to film and explains how he wants Jason to say "My cab bitches!" Malcolm, who is filming, just then gets the pun, prompting Rob to tell him he and Doug argued about it because it was so painful, but Doug wouldn't take no for an answer.
- In the making of the The Monster Squad review, Doug reveals that the book that stood in for the Ancient Book of Ancientness is full of Description Porn that they can't make sense of, but looks suspiciously like regular porn.
- In the making of Demolition Man, when Malcolm is doing a Wesley Snipes Crazy person skit, Doug wants him to moves his arms around like a nutter while speaking. Malcolm proceeds to do an Egyptian dance while speaking. Everybody there loses it in laughter.
Doug: What did I walk into??Rob: Necrophilia, necrophili-you!
- The crew discuss having sex with zombies. Doug walks in with a disturbed look on his face.
- In the making of the Jupiter Ascending review, they all randomly decide to line up dressed as the characters that chew scenery to recite the opening of "Hakuna Matata." Tamara forgets the words, forcing them to start over and in some cases change positions. This part is being filmed by Papa Walker.
Papa Walker: And they pay me to film this.
- During the making of The Purge, Doug practises his Bryan Cranston impression for the Breaking Bad sketch. "Always squinting, bottom teeth out!"
- At the end of Ghost Rider II, Doug and Tamara wiping off make-up in the bathroom and teasingly talking about how cute boys are (with Doug complaining that some people are really insecure and will complain if he leaves any eyeliner on).
- During the making of the Osmosis Jones review, Doug comments on how the episode's version of Disgust looks like an eco-friendly Daphne Blake.
- During the making of the Fury Road review, Jason refuses to be seen on camera and tells Malcolm to just put a dick over his face. A picture of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named's face than covers up Jason's face.
- Tamara's reaction to seeing Doug dressed up as Winifred in the Hocus Pocus review.
- Doug's wig keeps falling back when he moves his head, and he complains he can't form a fist with the long fingernails.
- The room with the recording equipment mysteriously gets locked, prompting them to think the place is haunted and that someone is trying to stop them from making the review.
- In the Making of the "Cats and Dogs" review, The Abusive Parents are renamed Uncle Lies and Aunt Deceit.
- Changed to Aunt Despair in the Phantom of the Opera review
- Rob imitating the sound of an old printer just as Doug walks in, causing him to stare at his brother in utter confusion for a several moments before asking what the hell he's doing.
- While also endearing, Doug so falling in love with a tight red sweater dress in the Labyrinth behind the scenes, calling it beautiful and though it doesn't work for child-Tamara, filing it away in his brain for another review.
- Also appreciated fanservice, but in the POTO behind the scenes, Tamara and Beth zoom in on Doug's ass and he shakes it for them.
- Apparently, the joke with the traffic cone in the Ghostbusters (2016) review was a Throw It In! moment. Rob adds in the line "I feel like a traffic cone," they all notice the traffic cone nearby, and the next few minutes are them laughing their asses off and deliberating how to work it in. Funny thing is, all the alternatives are about as funny as what they went with.
- In Alvin and the Chipmunks behind the scenes, Tamara takes a picture of Rob (Scallon, her boyfriend) and Jim holding Doug's while he leans out, notes how dirty it looks and says pervily "good for you, Doug". Also at the end where she's way too tiny for Doug's high five and paws at his arm.
- In the TMNT 2 behind the scenes, Tamara's reaction to Heather's "it's okay for [Aiyanna] to look like that cos I'm here": basically collapsing in laughter so hard that she has to hang onto the wall.
- The "You're a Rotten Dirty Bastard" bloopers, particularly:
- The Star Wars Holiday Special Commentary
Doug: The diarrhea sound, all of you should know where that's from, that's Dumb and Dumber, the greatest diarrhea sound effect in history, I think.
- "I need to feel warm!"
- When Rob mentions that the carpet looks like the Brady Bunch's living room, Doug breaks into a wookiee version of the Brady Bunch theme.
- "Because the audience demanded it, more Harvey Korman."
- When the Critic loses the ability to control his bowels...
Rob: With the greatest performance by Jeff Daniels ever.
They both howl like Jeff Daniels
Rob: The funny thing is this beard kept falling off, so I sound like I've had a stroke, I'm going, ""[imitates Santa Christ as if he had a stroke]"", and it's because I'm trying to move my mouth in such a way that this beard doesn't fall, it sounds like Santa Christ had a stroke. *laughs* I really wanted to nail you directly between the eyes
- Their discussion of Santa Christ.
Doug: Yeah, every time we did it, you would poke me a little harder, and you'd poke me in different areas, you'd sort of slap me a little bit too.
Rob: I like how on the forums, some people were just like "I don't like Santa Christ, he kept looking at the camera"...
Doug: THAT'S THE POINT!!
Rob: I know, I did that on purpose, that was the point. He's supposed to break the fourth wall. He's like looking at the audience, saying "Come on, folks, this'll be fun!"
- The commentary for The Garbage Pail Kids Movie review shows that it is one of the few movies that annoys Doug both in character and out of character. It manages to be this, as well as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
Doug: My fake laugh actually sounds better than her fake laugh!
- Rob's imitation the Garbage Pail Kids.
- "Oh no, Santa Christ! They got Santa Christ! (as Santa Christ) I'm not ugly, I just want to bring...Sega Genesises to the world, ho ho ho!"
- Their observation of one of the bullies' fake laugh, and the Critic's imitation.
- At one point, Bhargav walks by, and Doug and Rob ask him to join in. His response: a just-barely-on-mic "Oh, that piece of shit?"
- Rob calling Doug a closet furry in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Commentary.
- The beginning of the commentary for The Care Bears Movie, with Doug and Rob trying to sing the theme song and Rob getting hopelessly confused by the opening countdown starting from four instead of five.
- When discussing Judge Doom, they call him Judge Dredd four times. And after realizing the mistake, they say the big "When I killed your brother" line as Sylvester Stallone.
- Their discussion of the Care Bears' tendency to only help upper class white kids, with the realization that the most serious problem these white kids have is that they're "indifferent".
Rob: Fuck em! We only help the whites!
- "Hi! I'm I.T. bear!"
- Stargate Care Bear-1.
- "You've reached the Necronomicon. What are you wearing?"
- Doug picks up a typo in the captions (actually, it isn't) and asks Rob why he didn't catch it. Rob replies "I don't know, sometimes- sometimes I actually have faith that you might know what you're doing for a half-second."
- Rob's cameo in the the Leprechaun commentary. Upon discovering that Doug and Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob) are in the middle of doing the commentary without him, he promptly breaks into loud fake crying and runs out of the room.
- Doug: Come out of the bathroom!
- Brad wanting to see the other Leprechaun movies just to find out if they kept the shoe shining Achilles' Heel.
- The Christmas special commentary reveals how Doug got Roger to play the scene where he's in disbelief at the fact that without the Critic everyone's life is better he told him to pretend he'd just found out his girlfriend was a man.
- Rob points out that the Rockbiter's wife in The Neverending Story III has an "over the shoulder boulder holder," causing Doug to completely crack up and wonder how that joke didn't occur to them while writing the review.
- The parody of Limahl's "The Neverending Story" they open the commentary with.
- The origins of the crowbar.
- In The Secret of NIMH 2, Doug acknowledges that he didn't see the big twist coming, but you could say the same if Mrs. Brisby had turned out to be broccoli.
Rob: (Beat) Do you really want me to leave?Doug: I...n-no.Rob: That's what I thought.
- At the beginning of the commentary. Doug and Rob have a bit of an argument and at one point, Doug tells Rob to leave...
- In the commentary for Quest For Camelot, Doug mentions Lewis getting mad at him for the review because Camelot was his favorite film. What's funny about that? He defends the forest by saying that it doesn't need explanation, it's magic.
- During Raoul Puke calling the Critic a hack who says his opinions like they're facts, Doug comments: "That probably is what Hunter S. would think of me."
- In The Wizard, Doug's at a bit of a loss about what to call Putnam's career, and settles on "professional child bringer backer guy."
- In the OTHER animated Titanic movie commentary, Doug and Rob end by spitting at the film, saying it is a shame as it has better animation.
Rob: Honey? Can I borrow your shoe?Rob's Now-Wife: .... Why?Rob: .... because Doug needs to sniff it?Rob's Now-Wife: ...Explain?
- Rob's explanation for how he made it possible for the Critic to perform the skit that pokes fun at the shoe-sniffing joke.
- Which leads to Doug saying he actually didn't sniff her shoe that heavily (the nose sound was recorded in post), but says that he's sure Rob's wife's foot smells wonderful. Rob agrees.
- Followed by Rob worrying that talking about this online will get him Exiled to the Couch...without a shoe to smell.
- The reveal that the Jagermeister bottles came from Doug winning a contest at a restaurant, which inexplicably included empty liquor bottles.
- Singing the Benny Hill theme during a whacky bit.
- Referencing the Saturday Night Live skit "Titey", saying that it had more dignity than both animated Titanic movies.
- Their wondering how the villain's henchman is able to talk to sharks, leading to them suggesting that maybe the bad guy punched him in the stomach to make him cry and his tear fell on a shark.
- Just the way Rob walks through the film's "logic" is hysterical.
- From the Simon Sez commentary with Allison, she and Doug talk about fanfiction involving both a joke they made in the review, a Dark Fic spawning from the end of Allison's Birdemic review, a Nostalgia Critic/Santa Christ fic, and a parody fic in the style of Hans Von Hozel. It's every bit as hilarious as it sounds, and then some.
- For Dungeons & Dragons, Doug and Rob start off with dueling Profion impressions, then Rob soon drops it while Doug declares he's going to keep it up for the entire commentary. And that's just what he does, with Rob occasionally expressing disbelief that he's still doing it, and even though before it's halfway done he's completely run out of material and is just talking as himself with a weird voice. Then they recount the disagreement they had over whether there should be a Doctor Who reference for Tom Baker's appearance, and Rob can't believe he's having a serious discussion with that voice.
- Rob decides to tackle Doug and force his real voice out, and Doug settles down after it.... and continues to do the voice anyway!
- The only time Doug drops it is at the very end, when they spoof a sequel fantasy story where the character get Snails back, because he says the moment deserves his real voice!
- Profion!Doug saying the Critic would be far hotter with the bald guy's blue lipstick on.
- In the Moulin Rouge! one, it turns out that the reference to the infamous VHS cover of The Little Mermaid wasn't in the script. Doug simply brought the video with him in case they wanted to throw in a random penis joke.
- Tricking us into thinking his commentary for The Grinch will also be entirely in rhyme.
- In the commentary for A Simple Wish, Doug bitching at the Critic for being a cynical idiot and complaining about someone he's never met is both bizarrely sweet and hilarious.
- Doug starts the commentary by building up the person with him as if it's Mara Wilson, and then it turns out to be Holly.
- In the Child's Play commentary, near the end, Doug realizes he and Phelous never introduced themselves at the beginning and the viewer may be wondering who these people talking over the review are. Phelous introduces himself as Brad Dourif and Doug introduces himself as Jack Skellington.
- In his commentary of Heavy Metal with Diamanda, he notes that it's the nicest weather Earth has ever had.
- Rob opens up the Scooby Doo commentary with "Hey...Aren't you dead?"
- In The Cat in the Hat commentary, Rob mentioning that Mike Myers as The Cat literally gave him Nightmare Fuel.
- Rachel is pretty sure their neighbors at the studio think they're a porn crew thanks to all the bizarre costumes they're constantly bringing in.
- The Turbo commentary opens with Doug 'fighting' with the opening sequence to the review in an attempt to speak.
Doug: [as Zordon] Mommy! Daddy! I am hungry!
- As Malcolm!Zordon introduces the Critic to Rachel!Rita, Doug claims that he "couldn't tell that was Rachel!"
- The group wonder if the reason for the martial arts being priority was ever explained, ending with Doug saying that "Lewis told me "there is [an explanation], but it's really stupid," saying that when Linkara thinks something in Power Rangers is stupid, then it must be dumb.
- Malcolm talks about how he imitated Zordon since watching Power Rangers as a child, and then Doug jokes that his voice sounded like that even back then.
- Doug's reaction to the George Takei snowmen in Devil, as by the time the commentary was filmed he'd forgotten the context of that image.
- In their commentary of the Lorax, they briefly talk about what a Grinch anime would be like.
- In Top 11 Best Avatar Episodes:
- Getting their celebrity guests tends to be a lot simpler than people think and boils down to "We asked him."
- Doug and Rob fighting over who gets to marry Dante Basco.
- Rufio at Jucio's.
- The Barnes and Noble scenes had to be filmed very early in the morning, with palpable irritation from the janitor who had to work around them.
- After Dante was still a bit out of it from waking up so early, he suggested they stop to get breakfast, only realizing halfway through that he was still in full costume.
- In the Phantom commentary, Doug says that he showed his mom some scenes of the episode, and her main reaction was disbelief about how much hair he's lost in such a short space of time.
Turkish Rambo /Rampage
- Sadar's tendency to stare into the camera: "Will you stop looking at us?! Do I have something on my teeth or something, I mean knock it off !"
- The use of Street Fighter and Wolfenstein 3D sound effects during the fight sequences.
- Him making fun of the ways the minor characters die when they get shot. "Yay, death!" "Fame!" "Fabulous!"
- The video opens with the Critic waking up, having breakfast and eagerly going to play this game. Ten minutes later, however, he is practically a wreck from playing this game. It leads to his opening lines, which acknowledge this is a DVD bonus item:
Critic: Well, you did it. You bought the DVD; good for you. I guess that means we have to give you something extra, don't we? How about a review? Yes, we all enjoy reviews, don't we? Now, what should it be? Hmm... I know! How about a video game that REALLY PISSES ME THE FUCK OFF??! 'CAUSE THAT'S ALL YOU WANNA SEE, ISN'T IT?! You just wanna see me be angry! (raises his arms in the air) DANCE, MONKEY, DANCE!
- Critic describes this game as "the worst thing to be associated with the movie since Blues Brothers 2000." (It gets harsher in hindsight, given how he reviews that movie, years later.)
"Oh, that's right, I fucking went there!"
- There are at least nine levels in the factory, full of slippery platforms and even slipperier climbing chains, which annoys the Critic to no end, prompting him to say, "Maybe they [the game designers] want you to get a job there."
Critic: Kids, do yourself a favor. Find somebody that works in a chain factory and punch 'em. Don't explain why, don't even introduce yourself, just punch 'em in the fucking face.
- In one factory level, as the timer runs low, an enemy dog blocks Elwood's path by running back and forth across a ladder he needs to climb:
Critic: Come on, you fucking dog, MOVE!!! I only have sixteen seconds!
- The entire sequence with the flying snake in The Blues Brothers game. "DAH! Oh, hey. DAAAAUGH! DAMMIT!"
Critic: What the hell is this thing anyway? (reading instruction manual) "Snake: A friendly creature, you can jump on its back and control it." (looks up) Does that thing look remotely friendly to you?!?
- Then the snake somehow nudges Elwood off the edge of the platform, which leads to the Critic's Rage Breaking Point ("...He pushed me. He fucking pushed me! FRIENDLY CREATURE, MY ASS!!"), which becomes all the more acute when he sees the Game Over screen: "The Blues Brothers Concert Over", causing him to rip the cartridge out of the system and destroy it.
"Oh, concert over?! I'LL SAY IT IS!!!"
- After destroying the game and throwing it outside, the Critic rants about how hard it is and how little it has to do with the movie, after which he adds, "I pity the poor sucker who comes across that game and tries to play it." Cue the (off-screen) arrival of Chester A. Bum ("Oh my god, a video game! 'Bleu-Ass Brothers'... Must be French."), who picks it up and tries to play it.
Critic: I'm the Nostalgia Critic and... (puts hands in praying position) may God have mercy on his soul.
Chester: (playing game) Oh my God, it's exactly like the movie!... Cake makes you stronger? I-I don't understand that, I... Wow, the... floor sure is slippery, isn't it? Heh-heh... I thought I was supposed to be getting out of the jukebox! (plays the game a while) Okayyy, just... go up the chain there, guy! Heh... C'mon, go up the chain... Go up THE CHAIN!... Oh, look! A flying snake! Hello, flying snake! How are you... HE PUSHED ME! THAT'S IT, I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS GAME! I'M TOSSING THIS SO SOME OTHER IDIOT CAN FIND IT! (discards the game)
Dominic: (coming across game) Oy, what's this?
- Critic takes down notes of how to hide a joint.
"Next, I'm going to tell you how to make a pipe bomb, just so you never do it!"
- Jimmy's Freak Out!.
Girl's voice in background: Jim's got a girl, Jim's got a girl!
Chris Crocker: How fucking dare anyone out there make fun of Britney...Bill Clinton: I did not have sexual relations with that woman.
Chester A. Bum: OH MY GOD THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN OF MY LIFE!
Antoine Dodson: Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cuz they're rapin everybody out here.
- Critic's reaction to the one-sided meeting.
Wimpy Guy: I have an opinion.Critic!Other Guy: (screaming) NO, YOU DON'T!
- At the end of the review, after Chester A. Bum announces that he is quitting marijuana as a result of watching this film:
Chester A. Bum: That's right. It's just good old-fashioned CRACK FOR ME!Critic: Okay, I knew there was a catch, I-Chester A. Bum: [snorts crack in an over-the-top exaggerated manner]
- "Danger, Will Robinson! I've been in here so long, I like men now!"
- Critic criticizes the fact that the crew are holding a press conference at T-120 seconds to launch. He calls it the worst managed press conference ever.
Announcer: And now, the president of ASTRA. [The president steps up]President: Two minutes ago, a nuclear bomb was dropped in the city of... [at this point, he’s drowned out by the voice over the loudspeaker]Loudspeaker: Mr. Howard, your toast just came out of the oven. Repeat: your toast just came out of the oven. [during this, the President is mouthing where the explosion occurred and used exaggerated hand movements to indicate than something went “Boom!”. After a few seconds]President: ...and seeing how I scheduled only ten seconds for this meeting, that’s all I have to tell you. Remember what I said, especially the part about breathing.
- The top 10 alternate porn titles for Doomsday Machine:
9. Star Whores4. Highbanger2. Babe Runner1. Spaceballs
- The small skits of Prejudice Joe's Old-Timey Humor.
- His flipping out over one of the worst cases of Leave the Camera Running ever. "EIGHT MINUTES!"
- It opens with a comment on how the wide-angle lens makes Rob look eight feet away from Doug.
Rob: [hand over mouth] Hello out there!
- The "Nostalgia Critic Reloaded" DVD set contains the Critic reviewing the three anniversary specials. How does he get around making fun of himself? The Plot Hole screwed with his head and he thinks the star is an imitator called the "Nostalgia Cricket".
- After the Board James cameo in Kickassia, the Critic comments about NC riding his coattails.
- His freakout over the "Nostalgia Cricket"'s upskirt shot.
- Adding a timer to Film Brain and Luke's "pea" joke to showcase how long it takes to force the joke.
- "But if there's anything history has taught us, it's that Americans know how to screw the Brits."
- Thinking that the Voice of the Ancient World is voiced by The Irate Gamer.
- Why did Mechakara keep Linkara alive? "Simply because if he escapes, he can say Linkara came out of the closet." (Rimshot).
- His comment on The Cinema Snob never wearing shoes.
- When Luke mentions his dad was on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the Critic realizes he's the son of Wayne Brady.
- At the end, he notices the "Nostalgia Cricket" is eerily similar to him, and realizes that the Cricket is really Phelous.
- How Critic got permission to review the film:
Critic: (on phone) Hey, Brad, can I review Paranoia?
Brad: Go fuck a horse!
Critic: Thanks. (hangs up)
- Doubles as a Brick Joke at the end: a pissed-off Brad found a horse.
Brad: He's going to make your dick feel like carrots.
- Critic explains how he lost a bet and could either review the movie or be whipped like a horse while carrying the Nerd through Chicago and wearing an "I'm a Fatty Fatty Fuck Fuck!" sign.
- His complete butchering of the Big Bad's incomprehensible name.
- Doug's very brief cameo in the movie (as a guy who screams like a little girl) is, of course, Critic's favorite part of the film.
- At Matsuricon 2011, Doug told a really funny story about how he got really badly sick, with hallucinations, fever and everything. That's not the funny bit, the funniness comes from this was it was right after "The Top 11 Mind-Fucks" and he was trying to convince Rob that the carrot was going to kill everyone.
- During the Fear and Loathing at ShadoCon sketch, Doug (as Raoul Puke) is running around with Egoraptor doing all kinds of crazy things. The whole video is funny, but there is one point near the end...
Doug: Who the fuck keeps calling me... Holy shit, it's you! I'm not even kidding, look at that. You're calling me somehow!Doug: (on his phone) Hello?Ego: (pulls out his phone) ...where are you?Doug: I'm right in front of you.Ego: Oh my god.Both: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!
- (They both run around screaming, Ego runs straight into a wall).
- The Nostalgia Critic returns to review Breaking Dawn Part 2.
"How many of you have seen the Twilight movies?" (several reply in the affirmative) "GET OUT!!!!! YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM AS NORMAL, BREATHING PEOPLE!!!"
- His twist on the Ice Bucket challenge being to pour a bucket full of the Cool as Ice soundtrack album over his head.
- When Chester A. Bum starts his Transformers: Age Of Extinction review, the Nostalgia Critic breaks in and whacks him with a baseball bat.
- In the Hocus Pocus DVD bloopers, Doug, not being used to long nails, getting wig hair caught in one of them and Beth/Tamara having to help him out.
- Tamara's How To Not Eat Ice Cream video. Especially when she bites into the onion and looks like she regrets all her life choices.
- In Hyper's Q&A video, after receiving the first question "How do you balance work and family?", the plush toy of Hyper randomly falls from her desk, Hyper looks distraught and answers, "Apparently not well."
- During the Critic's guest appearance in Phantom Strider's "Top Worst Movies of All Time" list, he repeatedly remarks how nothing could be worse than the Garbage Pail Kids Movie. ...And then when Strider introduces a clip from his pick for the worst movie, the Critic is slowly leaning away with an expression of bewildered horror.
- It would be tempting to say "all of it", but that's no fun. Some highlights include:
- One guy saying that Lord of the Rings is a rip-off of Harry Potter
- Malcolm as a whiny nerd with a nasally voice whining about how Chatmin doesn't play Goku, only for Critic to send him a video of a baby, since he needs someone who speaks his language.
- Malcolm ranting on about puberty (for some reason) while Rachel tells him how smart he is.
- Malcolm ranting about how he hates Microsoft and Sony and how Linux and Glee are good but screw them.