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  • It started with "Nerd-On-Critic action" and then went from there.
  • Special mention should go to Snob/Critic, who end up being Site owner/Sex Slave canon. Doug also showed his appreciation for a tumblr post that called Snob/Critic internet boyfriends for what happened in The Passion of the Christ and The Force Awakens reviews. Even aside from being the sex slave in the Bad Future, Critic is always in the uke position, being more anxious and whiny while Snob takes the lead.
    Snob: Use your adult words!
  • In Good Burger, he wants some closet doors opened because Dexter asks out a female co-worker who looks exactly like Ed.
    • Which comes off as racist subtext for the Nostalgia Critic as the actors are Shar Jackson & Kel Mitchell, who don't look alike at all. The extent of their similarities in the movie being black & vaguely similar hair.
  • In Eight Crazy Nights, the movie is apparently female and Rachel had unfulfiling sex with her/it.
  • The last couple of minutes of Rise Of The Commercials are filled with innuendo on how to give good blowjobs, like cereal “washing out the taste of something else”, or it's better when the lights are off and you don't bite, and the one that gets him booed, make sure it's the person you love that's in your mouth.
  • Malcolm told Hyper in her first vlog that he was attracted to Critic, and in Care Bears Nutcracker, tells Tamara that Critic takes him out on dinner dates when the White Guilt hits.
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  • Hyper doesn't have much respect for other women, and usually the only compliment she can give them (even Rachel) is that they're pretty.
  • In The Legend of Zorro review, there's a skit in which Joker and Alfred are in a gay relationship together.
  • Referring to the then-new "gay marriage is legal everywhere in USA" ruling, he turns the Frank guy in Planet of the Apes into the lead's boyfriend waiting for a proposal.
  • Critic/Nerd got a confirmation in The Smurfs, when Critic is talking on the phone about how every part of him is bigger than the Nerd, including that, and “don't ask [him] how he knows”.
  • Forest Warrior finishes the “Film Brain having a crush on Critic since ''KickassiaStory Arc, with Critic ending the review telling him “Film Brain, I love you, and I do mean in that way”.
  • Malcolm in Midwest Media Expo said that Bennie was into Critic, and in Spawn, Critic has his phone number and is suspiciously happy about Bennie's skills.
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  • His assumption for why Blade doesn't kill Quinn off is because he's in love with him.
  • Toxic version with Devil Boner and Benny in "Old vs New Cinderella'', where Devil Boner has a penis gun and wants Benny to "open [his] mouth for the finishing blow".
    • There's also some implications in the end of the Hannibal review where Devil Boner wakes up after being imprisoned in Benny's asylum, and gleefully tells him, "Next time, you're gonna wake up in my torture chamber!" Which only seems to impress Benny (and endears Hyper, who puts her hand on her heart and nudges Benny).
  • In the Ghostbusters behind the scenes, Aiyanna confirms that she's playing Holtzmann as a lesbian because she was clearly like that in the film, and Tamara Played for Laughs hits on a female mannequin.
  • At the end of Freddy vs. Jason, Bay and Snyder are clearly into each other but don't want to admit it. In TMNT 2, they fuse together and there's the no shit innuendo of Snyder being in Bay's ass.
  • At the end of Ready Player One (2018), Critic learns that the woman he began dating online online was really Benny catfishing him. It was done as a prank, but Critic does (awkwardly) go along with it, citing "Changes lead to growth."