Quotes / The Nostalgia Critic

''I always knew police were evil. I knew it! I had a feeling."
Critic, Transformers

And the good guys are the auto-bots and they kick ass and one of them's a hummer I'm totally buying a hummer today.
Critic, Transformers

"Immediately a pool of disappointing memories came flooding back to me and I just knew I had to watch this stinker again."

Huey, Dewey, and Louie: Just believe in yourself!
Critic: Well I don't-
Miss Piggy: We care about you!
Critic: Well maybe I-

Critic: Maybe I'm being too harsh on this special. After all, they are trying to get across a very moral lesson.
ALF: Drugs aren't your pal, pal. They're your enemy.
Critic: A very sound point. Any objections?
Ghost: But I make him feel good.
Critic: He's got me there. [starts smoking]

"Good God, I just pissed myself! That is the scariest thing in my entire life!"
— His reaction to the Cloverfield trailer.

"I apologize from everyone in America. I deeply deeply apologize I mean my brain sometimes dies on me. Stupid white American, haha don't know anything. J-just don't, uh, don't..." *runs the fuck away*
— Upon insulting a guy in a kilt.

"So when we heard they were actually making a live action movie based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we proudly pissed our pants with joy, shit ourselves with excitement, vomited up vast amounts of excrement, shit on it, rolled around in it, put it back in our mouths and proceeded to vomit it up again in roaring anticipation. ...okay maybe only I did that.

"They kicked ass back then and I'm sure they're gonna kick ass now."

"You know... I'm starting to realize these movies aren't the masterpieces that I remember them to be.

"So let's sit back and enjoy ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III." [five minutes later] *sobbing angrish ensues*
Critic, reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films.

"I used to have a Ninja Turtle doll... that I shot!"

"But not today. Today, seeing as it's Halloween, I'm going to stand up for myself, gonna confront my fears and I'm gonna watch this scene all the way through." [he doesn't manage it]
Critic, the Top Eleven Scariest Moments.

"But luckily all that violence and gore had no disturbing side-effects on our decent childhoods."
* shoots his gun while drinking from a skull*
"I'm sorry, I have to do that every twelve minutes.
Critic, Street Fighter review.

"A Bat... Credit Card? They gave him a Bat... Credit Card? They had the BALLS to give one of the greatest superheroes of all time... A BAT... CREDIT CARD?!? (goes nuts) NOOO! NOOO! Does Not Compute! Does Not Compute! Does Not Compute!" (spews angry gibberish as he's restrained)
(20 minutes later...)
"I... apologize for that outrage. It was... childish and immature. I just get... a little peeved, when I see one of my childhood icons carrying... A BAT CREDIT CARD!! YOU BASTARDS!!! I'LL KILL YOU!!!! I'LL KILL ALL OF YOU!!!!! ALL OF YOU WILL DIE, YOU'LL GET THE GAS!!!" (is restrained again)
(One hour later...)
"Ahem... RAPE MY CHILDHOOD, WILL YOU?!?!? YOU WILL ALL DIE!! YOU WILL ALL DIE!!!" (is restrained AGAIN)
(Seven hours later...)
"*Takes a deep breath* Okay! I'm fine, I'm cool, I'm fine, I'm fine. So, after Batman uses the... you-know-what...
Critic, on the Bat Credit Card in Batman & Robin, probably in his most memetic outburst

"And as both you and I know, there is no comparison. I am by far the greater talent."
Critic, first AVGN rant.

"I can't do it! I can't make fun of Sesame Street, it's the first show I ever saw! I'm sorry about the gay joke, Bert and Ernie, whatever your sexual preference is is none of my business. I'm sorry, Big Bird! I'm sorry everybody! *cries* I love you all! You're all so beautiful and innocent to me! YOU! ARE! CHILDHOOD!"
Critic, in the Follow That Bird review.

"When you're a kid all you can think about is being in high school. When you're in high school all you can think about is being in college. When you're in college all you can think about is being an adult. And when you're an adult all you can think about is being a kid again. LIFE FUCKING SUCKS!"
Critic, in the Saved by the Bell review.

"I'll do anything! Shave your back, do your taxes, prostitute myself for money! Just please not another song!"

"It's vague, it's confusing, and it's just a mess. Much like my sex life. Erm, I mean, uh... did I say that out loud? I, uh.." *uses a neuralizer on the audience* "And that's why I'm the greatest lover ever!"
Critic, TMNT

"And let me tell you something. That tie? Never comes off."
Spoony, SWS2

"I had issues."
Critic, Old vs. New: Willy Wonka

"Please! Anything but this! I can't do it! I can't do it!"
* all the Star Wars characters laughing at him*
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
Critic, getting The Star Wars Holiday Special.

[talking about his earlier self] "It's hard to believe that such a handsome man could become even handso- handsom- hands- prettier."
Critic, Battlefield Earth

"Ah yes, I remember when my old boss used to come down to my old company and spontaneously offer vice-presidency to one of the lower class. Unfortunately I didn't get it. But I showed him." *shows the I QUIT shirtless bit*
Critic, The Flintstones movie

"It's like trying to save a sinking ship with a band-aid. Anything I try to do would be completely pointless. Save me."
Critic, Theodore Rex

"Linkara": (actually Critic pretending to be Linkara) Hello, I'm Linkara, and I totally fucked up. Sorry, I feel like an ass.
Critic: Oh, Linkara, there's no need to be so hard on yourself.
"Linkara": No really, it was totally my fault. I should have known not to upset someone as powerful and handsome as you.
Critic: (pleased and a little bit hopeful) Oh Linkara, are you saying I'm so physically attractive that I'm turning you gay right now?
"Linkara": Yes. Yes I am.
Critic: Well I just don't know what to say. I mean I'm just speechless.
"Linkara": Bat credit card.
Critic: *expected response*
Top Next Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups

"What the hell was I thinking? I'm really having trouble with stuff Dora The Explorer can figure out?"
Critic, Top Next Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups

"In fact, I'm gonna call the director right now and find out! [calls] Hi, this is the Nostalgia Critic and I wanna know what the hell you were thinking of with the ending of My Pet Monster. In fact, what the hell were you thinking with the entire movie in general? [beat] Well... I don't know what I was expecting, I mean... [beat] Yeah, yeah, I saw the cover and I- I still rented it- and I watched it willingly. [beat, starts getting more embarrassed] No, I'm not babysitting anybody I uh- [beat] I'm twenty eight. [beat] W-well it's kinda my job. [beat] Yeah, I watch children's programming and tell people what I think online. [beat] I'm very happy that you pity me. [beat] Yeah, we're done! We're done. Just, uh, thank you for your time and I'm sorry to have inconvenienced you. Okay. Bye."
Critic, My Pet Monster

But I never intended all this bullshit, never,
And nobody really understood,
Well, how could they?
That all I wanted to was to bring something great,
Why does nothing ever turn out like it should?
Well, what the heck, I went and did my best,
And my God, I really tasted something swell,
And for a moment, why, I made directors cry,
And at least I told them they could go to hell, I did.
And for the first time since, I don't remember when,
I just felt like my critical self again.
And I no- stalgia Critic...
That's right... I AM THE NOSTALGIA CRITIC! Ha-ha-ha!
And I just can't wait until my next review,
Because I got some new ideas, that I'd really like to do,
And my God, I'm really gonna give it all my might
...uh oh, I hope there's still time to set things right.
Poor Critic

"I may be pathetic, but I'm proud."
Critic, after a breakdown.

"I'm a glutton for fucking punishment."

Vincent Price: Critic, I knew you would blow me off after that last phone call, so I set a time bomb in your house before it was built. Clever me. But don't worry, it's set to go off in exactly fifty seconds. You'd better run, big boy.
Critic: [quickly] I remember it so you don't have to.
Vincent Price: [while Critic tries to run] One, two, skip a few, fifty.
* Critic explodes*
Vincent Price: Ohh, I love it when I'm nasty.

"Okay, was I born a chick? Because I even knew what these things were at that age. Just because we're boys doesn't mean we're frigging morons."
Critic, Milk Money

"I'm sorry, is this how white people act? I mean, I'm white and I'm incredibly confused."
Critic, Milk Money

"Yeah, I remember the last time I said this is the nineties, old man to my Dad..." [shakily and looking traumatized] "i-it really was the last time."
Critic, Alaska

"Um, hello everyone, I'm The Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to. Uh, they allowed me a short amount of time out of the internet state penitentiary. A- a little surprised to see that place actually existed, but it's apparently next to the State Home For The Ugly. So, uh, they allowed me a short time out to answer your questions about the video I did last week."

Woman: How does it feel to be responsible for the absolute worst Let's Play to ever be put on the internet?
Critic: Bad. Definitely, uh, bad, but hopefully I can make some more funny videos and move on.

Man: I had a robber break into my house, kill my wife and eat my children. He's not as bad as you.
Critic: ...thank you for that. And I'm very sorry for your loss.
Man: Don't give me your pity.

"And it's not like my need to please the masses is going to affect my opinion in any conceivable way! I'm just going to praise it for the fantastic family romp that it is. ...really."

"Now in any other movie I'd say these two were as strongly constructed as a bomb shelter made out of Popsicle sticks, but in this movie it works because... I really want you to like me right now."

"And that's all I've gotta say about that. There, have I restored anything in your guys's eyes?"

Save me, Corporate America!

Critic: I hoped you learned your lesson.
That SciFi Guy: What lesson? I didn't do anything...
Critic: Do you want to go back to the corner?
That Sci Fi Guy: ...No...

Critic: Remember? Every single time you thought you were done with it, you came up with something better. When you had time to think, time to focus, time to put that extra effort into it. But you had anniversary movies, conventions, other shows, your own life to live. All while trying to write, act and edit a 20 minute video every single week. Face it buddy, you weren't done yet. You just. Hit. Burnout.
Doug Walker: I'm not going back.
Critic: Yeah? Then why don't you just make me go away? [Doug instantly switches him off]
The Review Must Go On

Peter Soulless: By having grown-up humor, we make it more adult. By modernising the dialogue, we make it more timeless. And by changing the source material, we show how much we want to make it even better.
Critic: No! Every single thing you said, you got backwards. By having grown-up humor, you make it more childish. By modernizing the dialogue, you make it more dated. And by changing the source material, you show how much you don't respect what's already perfect! I'm not going to act like everything Seuss wrote was a masterpiece, but when he got it right, he got it right. They don't need to be updated, they don't need to be fixed. They don't even really need to have movies made about them. But if you're going to do it, the very least you can do is understand the source material.
Peter Soulless: Well, of course I understand the source material. They're just simple kids' books.
Critic: No. They're not just simple kids' books. They're stories that we're continuing to read even today. They're stories that we remember years later, even when other stories fade from our memory. They're stories we will never forget, and for good reason. They're stories that helped shaped our childhoods, through well thought-out writing, imaginative drawings, and endearing morals. And the idea of this shaping somebody's childhood, the fact that it even has the same name just makes me sick to my stomach. Maybe these "simple kids' books" are far more adult than you give them credit for. And I guarantee that'll show when years later, both children and adults will still be reading these "simple kids' books", while pandering bullshit disappears from peoples' consciousness, also for good reason. Good art doesn't come from focus groups and statistics. It comes from people who share how they see things in their own unique way.
Evilina: Critic, I think I like your book better than I like the movie.
Critic: So do I, kiddo. So do I.

Four nations exist called Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water
Til Fire decided things should get hotter
Invasions aren’t nice, but then to break the ice
Aang the Avatar rose to make them pay the price
Katara and Sokka help him to keep in the know
Flying what looks like a white Neighbor Totoro
Chased by their foe, a young prince named Zuko
Don’t ask him about his scar or Rufio
The Avatar masters the elements flawlessly
Toughest of Tophs turned a blind eye so cautiously
Avatar State opens at a great rate
But Azula serves his arrowed ass on a plate
Katara revises him and they sing their love song
But Zuko decides this emo shit’s gone too long
He switches sides at the turn of the tide
So now Aang is on fire with his smoking guide
Katara and Zuko beat Azula on the cuff
Mostly because she is cuckoo for Coco Puffs
Aang’s feeling ill ‘cause he don’t want to kill
But the cowardly Lion Turtle says “Hold still…”
He’s given the gift to depower the fire lord
Nation says “Whatever”, Zuko can lead the horde
Go and live happily in the world that is free
Just remember that it’s thanks to baldy
So that is the show and it’s good that you know
Because it is the best as good cartoon shows go
And so now that you heard, go ahead, spread the word
That the best Avatar ain’t that blue pussy turd
Critic, summing up Avatar: The Last Airbender

"And the absolute biggest dumbass in distress is... BELLA. From Twilight. This has to be the most selfish, male-dependent, uncaring, manipulative, self-centered, pretentious, idiotic, whining little bitch-bag you will ever see in your entire life! And honestly... that wouldn't be too bad a character, that'd be very, very interesting—IF IT WAS INTENTIONAL! But it's not. Bella is supposed to represent the everyday teenage girl. If that's the case, the story really got mixed up who the blood-sucking monster is! She thinks she's tortured, even though really she has no problems. She gets a crush on a boy, and decides she wants to marry him, even though she's not even out of high school yet. She wants to be turned into a vampire, which everyone has said is throwing her life away. But of course, at the enlightening age of 17, she already knows exactly what she wants! Aren't you glad you followed through with every bright idea you had at 17? Aren't you glad you totally committed to something you knew you could never make a mistake on at that age? Oh yeah, 17! Nobody ever fucks up at that age! The boyfriend tries to leave her so he can save her, but she constantly throws herself off cliffs and throws herself in danger... just so he can notice her. GOOD. FUCKING. GOD. That's right girls, if your boyfriend leaves you, do this! (cut to Bella jumping off a cliff) I assure you it won't backfire in the least. Sure you might be dead, but that'll teach him! She then gets another boy involved, who actually seems supportive and attentive, but she dumps him because the other guy looks at her weird. And by God, how can she turn down a boy with no personality that just looks at her weird? Again, one of those brilliant choices you make at 17. So now, a whole war is going on—all because of her. And everyone's going out of her way to try and protect her, and she's simply like, "Yeah, that's cool." Oh, wait, she does try to say once that she's not worth it, but that only lasts a few seconds. She then realizes that she is worth it, and is totally on board with having muscle boys carry her around everywhere! And just as her boyfriend finally agrees to marry her (imagine, a boy being pressured into marriage), she dicks around with the other guy yet again'. Oh my God. I mean... OH. MY. GOD. I have never seen a character more needy and more insecure. She's such a dumbass in distress, that it's actually kinda scary. She is a scary character. In another dimension, maybe she could've been a great Shakespeare villain, this really developed, complex, psychotic mind. But as the everyday, relatable girl that we're all supposed to identify with? She is, and always shall be, the biggest dumbass in distress.
Critic, Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress

Critic: [irritated] Hello!
Doctor: Is this Nostalgia Critic?
Critic: [still irritated] Yeah.
Doctor: This is the St. Joseph hospital, I regret to inform you that your mother has just passed away.
Critic: W...what?
Doctor: Yes. She died last night peacefully in her sleep.
Critic: [about to cry] My God, I didn't even know she was sick.
Doctor: She wanted to keep it from you. She knew how busy you were and didn't want to interrupt your work.
Critic: S... sweet Jesus.
Doctor: She fought hard. She put up a good fight, but in the end there's simply nothing we can do. I'm sorry, son.
Critic: W... di- did she leave any final words?
Doctor: As as matter of fact, she did.
Critic: W-what were they?
Doctor: It was one single solitary word.
Critic: What was it, please.
Doctor: Alright, are you listening? [repeated about three times]
Critic: Yeah.
Doctor: Alright, here is her final word.
Dinosaur: [comes out of the phone] Alan.
Critic: [fumes and throws his mobile on the ground] I HATE THIS SCARE! [breathes heavily]

"Wow, apparently there is an exact term for it. Apparently it's called Justification Experimentation Serving Unusual Sexuality, or in abbreviated terms... J.E.S.U.S.!!"
Critic, Small Soldiers review

"Here we go 'round the idiot stop/It's loaded with fops, whose IQ's have dropped/I think you'll need some peppermint Schnapps/To get through this damn movie."
Critic!trucks, Maximum Overdrive review

"Every minute this movie plays, a snowman is hair-drying himself to death."
Critic, slamming A Christmas Story 2

Critic: And this part takes in what I'm noticing more and more in bad family films, especially in Raja Gosnell's films: movement porn.
Andre the Black Nerd: What, you're anti-movement?
Critic: No, I'm anti-lazy movement, movement that only exists just to hypnotize your kids rather than engage them. Engaging movement involves a lot of variety. Sharp stops, varying speeds, unexpected turns, this is what make good visual storytelling. Here, everything is at the same speed, the same pacing, and the same kind of movement. There's no variation, so there's nothing interesting about it. What's more engaging, watching Mario go at one speed throughout the entire game, or watching him stop, slow down, go backwards, stomp on things? This safe, boring, and repetitive movement is the same as looking at a watch waving back and forth; they're both trying to hypnotize and relax you so that you don't think about what you're watching, and that's not what a movie is supposed to do! You're supposed to think about it, you're supposed to be sucked in, but this method is an ingenious way to numb your brains without feeling bored, so you think it must be doing something right, when really, it's just junk food for your mind, and it's all over the movie.
— discussing The Smurfs

And that was Pixels, one of the most hated films of the year. Is it one of the worst, if not the worst Adam Sandler production that has ever been put together? No. It's not even close, really. There are so many other films that he's had a hand in that have tried less and accomplished less than this has. There was...one or two neat effects and every...twenty minutes, maybe, I had a little bit of a laugh, which is more than I can say for some of his other productions. So, why is there so much hate? Why does this one get people just so fucking pissed off? Because it's 20-fucking-15. The fact that Sandler is still using these lazy gimmicks with no changes is just becoming insulting. Even if you don't like his humor, which is totally understandable, you felt like he was at least trying. You felt like, even though it was weird, there was some form of effort being put into his work before. Here, it's like a $110 million auto-pilot. We know Sandler, as well as all the people here, can be both talented and funny. But as so many comedians are trying to evolve and adapt with the times, Sandler seems bizarrely disinterested in getting better! I think we're angry because we want to like Pixels; we want to like Sandler's work. And when we find it's not only bad, but feels uncaringly bad, you wonder why nobody's waking up after all these bombs and saying, "Let's try something different. Let's step up our game, step up our jokes, step up our characters!" This is the tipping point where people are just saying, "Enough is enough. Give us effort again. Give us energy. Give us something that feels fresh and new, similar to the first surreal time that we've ever encountered you!" Until then, we still have the Sandler App, and hopefully there'll be a day where this will no longer be a requirement in any of his films. I'm the Nostalgia Critic, and.......come back.
— discussing Pixels

We're not who we were. We change. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, but we all change. Movies like this don't want us to change. They try to shame those who do things their own way. They act like the importance is in the details and not in the overall message. This is a horrible thing to teach, especially when talking about Christmas! But we shouldn't be ashamed of our past, nor should we glorify it. It's like anything; there's positives and negatives. There's good moments in bad times, and there's bad moments in good times. Because of this, traditions can be hard to figure out too. Sometimes we obsess over things when we don't need to, other times we try something new when we probably should have left good enough alone. But in between one foot in the past and one in the future lies what matters most: the choices we make now are what always has, and always will, define who we are. So this Christmas, when you're remembering to be kind and understanding of others, remember to be kind and understanding of yourself. And those moments you remember as being embarrassing you may find are not only the most precious moments, but often the most important, and sometimes should be looked at with more appreciation than you think. We're always gonna get angry at ourselves, but as long as you always try to learn and get better, you'll find it doesn't last that long. And trust me when I say, you're definitely worth the time. I'm the Nostalgia Critic. This movie can suck it.

People, as someone that didn't watch Jem growing up and only kinda saw it once in a while in passing, even I can say: This movie's an insult! It goes out of its way to piss you off in every conceivable fashion! It doesn't work as a stand-alone film, it doesn't work as an adaptation, the choices make no sense, and it does everything in its power to make sure the fans will hate it! Look, I'm not gonna act like I enjoyed this stupid cartoon; we all had our shows that only existed to sell toys. I had mine, you had yours, and that's fine! But there's a definite audience that grew up with this, and while I know there has to be changes when adapting a show to film, there is absolutely no respect and no love for any of the people that grew up with it! Say what you want about Transformers, but it had Transformers! This has no Jem...and they're strangely proud of that! While I admit it is kinda funny just what a reckless sellout it is, it does cross a sort of line when it's taking fans of the show and manipulating their footage to represent something that they know they're gonna hate! It not only feels forced and stupid, it feels...wrong!
—discussing Jem and the Holograms
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