- Gainax Ending: Parodied at the end of her epic four-part Transformers-Armageddon-Bratz review: She and the Nostalgia Critic chloroform each other and fall unconscious; Ma-Ti walks on stage and kicks them four times, shouting, "Heart! Stomach! Liver! Spleen!", then looks at the viewer and intones, "I can sense you."
- GASP!: Does it twice when talking about 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 Transformers: "*gasp* Michael Bay!"
- Gay Best Friend: Hades in Hercules is like "Meg's bitchy gay boyfriend".
- Deconstructed for laughs in Disney Needs More Gay. She gets one in Rantasmo, but he doesn't want to act out the stereotype.
: My rights and dignity have been systematically marginalized. Giiiiiiirl
- Gay Panic: When Mulan is found out to be a woman, she acts out Shang being really glad that he's still straight.
- Gender Flip: 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).
- Generation Xerox: 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.
- The Generic Guy: On a list mostly full of sexy bad boys, Eric from The Little Mermaid gets this slot for just being nice, rich and handsome.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Look a little closer at those images during the slowed-down "Chipmunk Song." Yup, thats 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.
- Girl Show Ghetto: 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 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 The Hunger Games is constantly bashed as an inferior "girly" Battle Royale.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: 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 My Little Pony toys, while Maven and the Chick have a bit more embarrassment about still owning cuddly things.
- Girls' Night Out Episode: Her review of The Little Mermaid could be seen as this due to all the female appearances. The only guy cameoing is Todd in the Shadows and that's to serve the joke of why Chick is a man-hater now.
- Give Geeks a Chance: Obviously thinking of her own situation, she relates to the lead of Grease 2 because he's a nerd who has it bad for someone hotter and more popular.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: When she tells Nella to go away in Dreamworks vs. Disney. "Begone, minion!"
- The Glomp: A very soggy one from the restored Nella - on the same beach where she previously met her maker.
- A God Am I: She portrays Louise Miller from Teen Witch as a god.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Lindsay, Nella and Oancitizen's reaction to Freddy Got Fingered.(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 Heroic B.S.O.D. in Oan's case.
- Gonk: The guy who plays the prince in Dragonheart doesn't get off lightly.
- Good Is Dumb: Tommy from Rugrats "never fucking learns".
- Got Me Doing It:
- Goth Girls Know Magic: Invoked when the Nostalgia Chick picks up a random Goth girl off the street to try to fix Nella via magic.
- Grandmother Clause: Her show was around before the usual TGWTG stinger of the Channel Awesome 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.
- Gratuitous German: In her X-Men review, she starts speaking in German after Dr. Tease's Truth Serum makes her admit Nightcrawler was the reason she learned the language.
- Guilty Pleasure: Even though The Fifth Element has a lot of things wrong with it, she still likes it for being silly.
- Lady Gaga'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 The Room.
- 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.
: 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 Plot Device
equation. The only thing greater than the idiocy of this movie is how much I love it!
- In-character, Moulin Rouge! (despite certain scenes that press her Berserk Button). 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 Animal Planet and youtube videos of animals being cute is a waste of time, but still enjoys them.
- If Bitchin' Kitchen is so awful, how come every Wednesday, here I am, still watching the damn thing...
- Elisa likes Shrek, Spider-Man, The Phantom Menace, Queen of the Damned, Independence Day, Batman & Robin, Twilight: Eclipse, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Phantom Of The Mall.
- Lindsay came out with an As Herself episode of her top ten movies that she's most ashamed to like. In order; Battlefield Earth, Showgirls, Independence Day, every Meg Ryan movie from 1988 to 2002 (except You've Got M@il), Hercules, Om Shanti Om, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, 2012, Transformers: The Movie and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. She's constantly apologizing for the last two.
- Transformers and Michael Bay. She's got a love/hate relationship with him that goes between this, actual affection and Bile Fascination.
- Gushing About Shows You Like: The Chick does this for X-Men when Dr. Tease doses her with Truth Serum.
- Halloween Episode: Hocus Pocus and The Worst Witch.
- Ham-to-Ham Combat
- 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 The Chipmunk Adventure. At least half of the fanbase was expecting them to forget the song and just make out.
- Hand Wave: She's not impressed by Teen Witch answering her questions about the plot with the answer of "it was made in the eighties".
- Harpo Does Something Funny: She refers to this instance in Aladdin as "someone let Robin Williams go all schizophrenic crack-baby on the mike".
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: On the "I LIKE BOYS!" girls in Teen Witch.
Chick: Movie, stop! You're trying way too hard!
Chick: Uh oh, looks like someone has a case of the not-gays.
Chick: Don't be confused! Seriously, I'm not a lez! I have a boyfriend... with a penis.
- Healing Hands: 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?
- A Hell of a Time: The jazzy, prettily-red-colored hell shown in A Goddess Of Spring makes her really want to go there.
- Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": In Pocahontas:
Chick: Man, that John Smith is awesome. It's like the historical John Smith wrote the screenplay.
- Here We Go Again: Said defeatedly when Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas adds one more terrible song to derail the characters of the original even further.
- Heroic Build: Notes that with He-Man's muscles, he really shouldn't be able to move.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Lindsay and Nella.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: Her conclusion to the Song of the South controversy. By treating it as such an (ironically public) embarrassment, Disney dug their own hole and made themselves look worse than they should have.
- Hollywood Darkness: She points out in her review of Dragonheart that the "abandoned" castle has a nice internal lighting motif.
- Hollywood History: Pops up a lot in her reviews like Anastasia, Pocahontas, Newsies, The Man in the Iron Mask and Hercules.
- Hollywood Homely: The Chick points this out in her review of Teen Witch
- Also in She's All That, as the ugly girl is Rachael Leigh Cook, 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 Wish Fulfillment girl!boner. She gets over it.
- Hollywood Science: 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 going horribly wrong.
- Hookers and Blow: In a Pet the Dog fashion, she'll almost always be fond of strippers, hookers and showgirls (but not that showgirl), showing them quite a bit of sympathy.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Nella's My Little Pony melodrama has a "schoolteacher who is also a whore with a heart of gold".
- Hope Spot: During the 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.
- Hostile Show Takeover: Dark Nella ties up the Chick and bashes TRON to get back at the geekdom that annoys her so.
- How We Got Here: In the Jem review, parodying the use of it in the show.
- Ho Yay: In-universe: She finally gives into mocking it in the "She-Ra: Princess of Power" episode:
Nostalgia Chick: Fuck it, we're off to the pride parade!
- Huge Schoolgirl: In her review of Earth Girls Are Easy:
Chick: Funny how Geena Davis can still look cute and innocent despite being nine feet tall and built like an ox.
- Humanoid Abomination: Mara Wilson. Do not f*ck with her.
- Hype Backlash: In-Universe. She says even in elementary school she didn't get what was so great about Grease.
- Hypocritical Humor: After Black Comedy, the team's other signature element.
- She comments that She-Ra: Princess of Power is nothing but a knock-off of her already popular male counterpart...
- She admits that saying Beauty and the Beast is one of her favorite movies period is a little ironic right after her Disney Princess 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 puns herself.
- Hilariously done in her and Lupa's review of "Honor & Glory". The man-hating feminist is on Team Edward.
- She calls Sarah Michelle Gellar's cameo in She's All That stupid. Cue 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.
- Hypocrisy Nod: "What do you do when your main character is unpleasant, judgmental and mean?"
- In "The Top 11 Animated Villainesses", she gives an unabashed Take That! to furries. In the X-Men review when she's on Truth Serum, she has a fangirl meltdown over Nightcrawler. She's also admitted that the Beast has his appeal. And the most damning: her sexual awakening was Batty.
- She calls Fagin in Oliver & Company a complete idiot because kidnapping always leaves a trace. Um, 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 Milo And Otis. Lindsay wouldn't dream of hurting Kali, so after the scenes of animal abuse, the Chick dresses Mignon up in a princess costume and makes her dance to Monty Python.
- Ever notice that while she bitched at the PAAAAAINK Means Feminine trope in The Smurfette Principle, both her phone and a lot of her clothes are the color?
- When she hates Patriotic Fervor, after being pretty eagleland-ish herself. Of course, Michael Bay 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.
- And in Addams Family Values, she shows a clip from the film in which a camp counselor is wearing pigtails, rolling her eyes and scoffing: "Tschh!...What kinda grown-ass woman wears her hair like that anyway!?"...all the while sporting her signature Girlish Pigtails.
- I Am Not Leonard Nimoy: She has a tendency to refer to characters by the names of the actors who play them.
- I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin!: In Labyrinth when Sarah eats the peach.
Chick: A sexy fever dream?
- Idiot Plot: Pointed out In-Universe.
- She points out Don Bluth could have ended 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.
- I'll Be in My Bunk: Nella throws one of these down when discussing Kate & Leopold:
This is seriously killing my Wish Fulfillment
boner. Why am I even watching this again? Hugh Jackman:
Fresh, creamery butter. Is there anything more comforting? Nella: ...
I'll be in my bunk.
- Impossibly Tacky Clothes: 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.
- Incest Subtext: She sees a fair amount of creepiness in the father/daughter subplot in The Babysitters Club.
- In-Name-Only: Pointed out In-Universe.
- Admits that the Bratz has absolutely nothing to do with the toyline.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: She says that Gary Oldman's character in The Fifth Element has too many dopey moments to be considered a good antagonist.
- Infant Immortality: Averted. One of her parody commercials has a doll called Baby Death Wish...
- When the chick from Brother Bear II is trying to hold onto the Bratty Half-Pint to stop his death, Chick tries to convince her to let him drop.
- Informed Attractiveness: She asks why Sarah Jessica Parker always gets the role of the "hot", boy-crazy airhead.
- Inherently Funny Words: Oeuvre. (or "Oophruhh")
- Ink-Suit Actor: 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.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: "Sean Connery: lover, fighter, fuckin' dragon."
- Instant Sedation: The Critic goes down within seconds from her chloroforming him and she goes unconscious just as quickly when he tranquilizes her later. Falls under Rule of Funny.
- Dark Nella goes down even faster in the review of The Craft.
- Interspecies Romance: She notes that this is generally a Bad Idea regarding manmade nonhumans, complete with a healthy dose of intentional hypocrisy as she owns a Sex Bot 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*
- Double Standard: 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 Les Misérables singalong gets even funnier if you know who's playing what character: the Chick is playing Valjean note , JewWario is playing the Knight Templar Jalvert, the guy with Chronic Hero Syndrome 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 Celibate Hero or a Wide-Eyed Idealist.
- I Take Offense to That Last One: Nella calls the Chick a pitiful, judgmental, nerdy shut-in. The Chick is most concerned about being called nerdy.
- I Thought It Meant: In Anastasia, she initially confuses Vladimir Lenin with John Lennon.
- It's Not Supposed to Win Oscars: 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.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: 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 What the Hell, Hero? route and Elisa-as-Maven tries to hypnotize her out of it. Neither have worked, but at least they're trying.
- "I Want" Song: She complains that the one in Hercules is that he just wants to be famous and that he doesn't actually want to help people.
- Jaw Drop: In 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?”
- Jerkass Has a Point: Diamanda Hagan appears during the Chick's Little Mermaid intervention to horrifyingly claim that mermaids are delicious with white wine sauce, and while it freaks out Nella and Elisa, it helps the Chick establish the fact that every sea creature in the movie is sentient and has a life and family.
- Jerk Sue: Pointed out In-Universe. "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!"
- The Joy of X: The episode on Guilty Pleasure music is called "Blonde Girls Now and Then, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ke$ha".
- Jump Cut: Done to mock Michael Bay's style of filming.
- Just Between You and Me: She lampshades just how dumb the The Baby-Sitters Club 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.
- Karma Houdini: In her Jem review, she claims that the funniest thing about the Misfits is that they keep doing outrageously illegal things (including attempted murder!) without anybody giving a dang.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Implied during The Stinger of her comparison of Orson Scott Card 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.
- Kid-Appeal Character: Jubilee in X-Men:
-ing and on Truth Serum
] She was the most annoying because she was the one kids were supposed to relate to.
- Kill 'em All: Transformers: The Movie did this in the most traumatizing way possible.
- Knuckle Cracking: 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.
- Lame Pun Reaction: In her Pocahontas review, putting words in John Smith's mouth:
...and by that I mean
I'd like to poke-your
-hontas, heh. [Cringes from booing and catcalls.]
So, the Spice is somehow secreted by these worms and only on this one planet. One might say it's a... Spice World
- One of The Babysitters Club' 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!
- 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.
I had a HUN
ch he was nearby. Nostalgia Chick:
gry for blood. Nostalgia Chick:
Don't like my p-HUNS
- Lampshade Hanging: "Inside The NChick Labs" is filled with it, making fun of her Schedule Slip, her increasing Comedic Sociopathy and penchant for Black Comedy Rape, addressing how Nella wrote the Grease subplot so she can't complain about the Makeover Fairy being bitchy, not doing her research on MacGuffins in the Dune review and of course, the "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 The Man in the Iron Mask when Nella asks "Are you fat? Or have you been sticking pillows up your top again?"
- The X-Men review, where Dr. Tease gives her Truth Serum 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 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 The Craft:
"Dark forces were doing strange things to my hair. Shortening it. Lengthening it. Taking it down..."
- Lampshaded Double Entendre: Her review of Labyrinth is made of these. As she says, the movie (and especially David Bowie's Area) is just so easy to innuendo-ize...
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies and Titanic (1997). She points this out even more by having the scene where they run away, the scene where Jamie Lee Curtis strips and the romantic sex scene.
- Last-Second Word Swap: When talking about TRON
But Nella loved that piece of... movie!
- Law of Disproportionate Response: 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!
- Laugh Track: She inserts one into the Grease review after Sandy's comment that Danny respects her.
- Left the Background Music On: While pretending to be Sarah from Labyrinth when she's running around.
Chick: I gotta find that drum machine!
- Leitmotif: "Don't Stand" plays whenever we see Sting 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 TRON review.
- The Makeover Fairy's appearance is soundtracked by someone singing "Makeover makeover, makeover makeover, makeover makeover..."
- "You're My Best Friend" by Queen plays when the Chick is actually shown to give a shit about Nella under all that abuse.
- Lets See YOU Do Better: Obviously expecting this criticism, after blasting Roland Emmerich for sixteen minutes she states how much time and effort goes into film-making and how much it can suck to have bitching from someone who clearly won't be able to do better.
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again:
- Licking the Blade: During her Fatal Attraction moment with Lupa.
Lupa: Did you try to kill me with a butter knife?!
- Like Gag Me With A Spoon: Neither of them fit the stereotype, but both Chick and Maven will dip into Valley Girl speak for Rule of Funny.
- Lighter and Softer:
- Her main problem with The Lion King 1˝ is that it shit all over the dark tone of the first movie.
- The Fox and the Hound 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 Charlie's Angels and fans complained that she'd gone too far, Cutthroat Island onwards eased up just a little on the Black and Gray Morality. At the very least, Chick isn't as bitter as she used to be.
- Little "No": When she discovers Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas got a Blu-ray release.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: One of her many complaints about Roland Emmerich's movies.
- Loony Fan: She may not be as bad as Douchey, but Lauren in The Last Unicorn 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.
- Losing Horns: Inserts them into the Grease 2 review, after a lame period-as-in-class/period-as-in-menstruation joke.
- Lost Episode: 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, The Fifth Element, Dune and most depressingly, the TLC retrospective—poof, gone. Luckily, most of these are floating around YouTube.
- The Lost Lenore: In the four episodes after To Boldly Flee, Critic has made cameos twice (once as his Plot Hole 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 Mara Wilson in Matilda. To say his absence (in technical terms) was felt is an understatement.
- Lost My Appetite: The gory electrocution of the eels in The Little Mermaid puts her off sushi for a while.
- Love at First Note: "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?"
- Love Hurts: 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.
- Love Triangle: A Type-5 with the Chick as A, Todd in the Shadows as B and Lupa as C. Linkara has been recently added to the mix apparently in love with The Nostalgia Chick and plotting to destroy Todd in the Shadows. The Critic's also involved somehow, but exactly where is anyone's guess.
- Lowest Common Denominator: 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 "Jessica Shrimpson") the lowest form of humor.