* ActingForTwo: In the [=NChick=] labs, Nella is in the same room with her MadScientist self while Elisa plays both The Makeover Fairy and [[HotScientist Dr. Tease]]. Elisa has lampshaded this in a formspring question, saying that the Makeover Fairy [[VanityIsFeminine was too obsessed with looking good]] to notice a woman looking almost exactly like her.
* ActorAllusion:
** When the lead lady in ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'' sings that she wants "a devil in skintight leather", the Chick asks "Oh ''really'', Michelle Pfeiffer?" before cutting to a picture of [[Film/BatmanReturns Catwoman]].
** In the ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' review, she says that Creator/ChristianBale's dancing got better before cutting to a deranged Bateman killing scene from ''AmericanPsycho''.
** In-film, the Genie's constant references to Robin Williams's other roles gives her a migraine.
** Whenever WillSmith comes along, she'll work in a WaxingLyrical reference to ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' theme song.
* {{Blooper}}: During the ''WesternAnimation/{{Bratz}}'' episode, when the Critic is [[SecretTestOfCharacter reasoning with her about why he made her do the movie]], he pushes the door and she pulls, which should actually open the door but it remains closed.
** As was lampshaded in her review of ''Film/TheCraft'', her hair length will change drastically over the period of an episode.
* ColbertBump: Because of her short episode on ''Minnie The Moocher'', CabCalloway got a lot of new fans.
* CowboyBebopatHisComputer: In the Captain America episode of ''Loose Canon'', Lindsay says ''Marvel 1602'' is set on the Roanoke Colony in ''Virginia''! While the city of Roanoke is indeed in Virginia, the "lost colony" and therefore the setting of the book is in what is now ''North Carolina''.
** In the Death episode of ''Loose Canon'', she misgenders [[{{Transsexual}} Grell]], referring to her with male pronouns.
* CreatorBacklash: To the "Nostalgia Chick" title itself, mostly to do with TGWTG's ugly politics and the title's connection to that (as she was brought on to be a DistaffCounterpart for Critic). [[https://twitter.com/thelindsayellis/status/624288959179419648 There's only about seven episodes she likes]], and she much prefers doing articles under her own name or "Loose Canon".
* CreatorCouple: Lindsay and Todd write a lot of the scripts together, including episodes where he doesn't appear.
* DawsonCasting: Lindsay occasionally plays herself (or rather, [[AlterEgoActing the Chick]]) as a mopey teenager in {{flashback}}s.
* {{Defictionalization}}: Based on her idea for a Disneyfied AnneFrank, we have a page for [[JustForFun/DisneysAnneFrank it]]. She's even edited it herself.
* DevelopmentHell: There was talk of making a home site (like [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe's]], a place for stuff that they couldn't put on TGWTG) last year, but it hasn't come into fruition yet.
* FakeNationality: In the ''Grease 2'' review, the Makeover Fairy claims to be [[UsefulNotes/{{Moldova}} Moldovan]], though Elisa is American.
* {{Fan Community Nickname|s}}: "Chicklets".
* FandomNod: After fans shipped Mara Wilson with Critic after just her enjoying his humiliation in ''ASimpleWish'', ''{{Matilda}}'' ups the FoeYay aspect with her acting like he was a really fun toy to play with.
* FanNickname: Japanese fans nicknamed her "Nosko."
* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: Inverted. It's not so much that the Chick isn't really funny, but Lindsay is a lot happier and gigglier out of character.
* MeaningfulReleaseDate: Her own co-site, [[http://chezapocalypse.com/ Chez Apocalypse]] came out on the day of the supposed apocalypse. (21/12/2012)
* OldShame: In her livestream, Lindsay admitted that she watched "Rapping About Rape" again and could see why it got so much hate.
** In a weird way, [[http://lindsayetumbls.tumblr.com/post/37955055365/i-was-kind-of-wondering-why-you-took-down-the-tlc the TLC retrospective]]. While she doesn't seem to think it's a ''bad'' episode, it's more that she thinks sincere emotions on the show are too out of place.
** Her review of the ''Film/{{Dune}}'' film. Lindsay took it down because she felt that most of the plot holes she brought up were actually addressed within the film itself, as unclear as they were.
* OneOfUs: A video entitled "TheSmurfettePrinciple", where she even called herself a DistaffCounterpart. She also later references TheWoobie page on her video of ''Film/EverAfter.'' Also, "Lord MacGuffin" has edited this page.
** She has referenced several tropes from this very wiki by name (ABoyAndHisX, the {{Egregious}} in-joke, AcceptableTargets, ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans, etc).
* PropRecycling: Lindsay originally built the robot prop for a student film about a Catholic robot; it was reused for the Nostalgia Chick show.
* {{Talking to H|imself}}erself: While she only has the one character, she still does the "play both people in the argument" thing.
-->'''Chick 1''': What's Natalie Wood doing?
-->'''Chick 2''': Uh, she's been dead for ten years, Diane.
-->'''Chick 1''': My bad. Um, what about the chick from Bye Bye Birdie? What's she doing?
-->'''Chick 2''': She's not doing anything.
-->'''Chick 1''': Alright, get out the shoehorn!
* ThrowItIn: In the "Kirk vs. Picard" video, the Chick does an impersonation of Picard while Nella acted like Shatner. According to the commentary, neither of those were scripted.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** In her commentary for ''X-Men'', Lindsay said she was going to follow the TGWTG trend of having more than one character and play Dr. Tease herself.
*** The same went for Dr. Block, but because Lindsay hates acting so much, Nella took the role herself.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic was going to review ''{{Newsies}}'', but Lindsay told Doug she expressed interest in reviewing it, so he let her do it instead.
** In the ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' big group song, Ed Glazer or Doug could have played Marius instead of Paw, it could have been a chorus of Lindsays (recorded to set everyone's place, as described in the commentary), or the review might not have happened at all due to Lindsay and Elisa having a car accident on the way to Chicago. (A hurricane just made them swerve into a ditch, they were fine.)
** In an example that made [[{{Shipping}} shippers']] hearts soar, the first "Thanks For The Feedback" was going to see the Chick and Critic have sex, and then realize [[BrotherSisterIncest they were related]].
** As charmingly goofy as it was, the Dark Nella Saga was going to be much sillier and originally consisted of the eponymous quasi-demonic force of evil giving everyone [[PokeThePoodle evil noogies]].
** The Chick taping Todd to a chair in "''SleeplessInSeattle'' vs. ''WhenHarryMetSally''" was originally going to be a ''{{Film/Misery}}'' parody instead, but was cut for being considered far too creepy.
** Her notes for "Loose Canon: Death" available to patrons show that she originally considered including ComicBook/MarvelComics' Death, [[Anime/DeathNote Shinigami]], and other personifications of death from global religions.
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