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  • The Critic says he never gets sick of the "OF COURSE!" joke in the Street Fighter movie, but in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog review, he said he's sick of it... and Bison didn't let that be. Hilarity Ensues.
  • "This ripping off of classic comedians has got to stop! Enough is enough. This is the final, the - the very, very last straw!"
  • In the SNICK segment, he complained that yelling doesn't make anything funny and that anyone who does that must get shot. Guess what happened.
    • As he puts it... "SCREAMING IN EVERY OTHER SENTENCE IS NOT FUNNY! IT IS LOUD AND ANNOYING! AND ANYONE WHO DOES IT SHOULD BE SHOT! *gets shot in the forehead* UNSHOT! *the wound disappears* AND GIVEN A BAG OF MONEY! *a bag of money appears in his hands to his surprise, a beat...* ...how about some lounge music? *lounge music plays* Yeah!"
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  • And in the Critic's Captain N: The Game Master review:
    Critic: (With a plain white background behind him) "I mean seriously, what moron would just have a plain white background the whole entire time? (beat) He'd be a fucking idiot."
  • While calling the Nostalgia Critic, "Christopher Walken" objects to painting him the way he did while doing those exact things (pausing and whispering mid-sentence and reading and adjusting cue-cards).
  • In The Nostalgia Critic's Mortal Kombat: Annihilation video, he criticizes the special effects, saying that even The Angry Video Game Nerd could pull them off. The Nostalgia Critic doesn't exactly utilize great special effects either.
  • Street Fighter / Mortal Kombat:
    Critic: But luckily all that violence and gore had no disturbing side effects on our decent childhoods! [Drinks from a skull, fires a pistol in the air.] Sorry, I have to do that every twelve minutes.
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  • From the Zeus and Roxanne review:
    Critic: Next you're going to be telling me internet reviewers can make lives making fun of movies.
  • Parodied in his Little Monsters review:
    Glen: What the hell is going on? Look at this mess. The hell am I stepping in? Doritos? Jesus!
    Critic: (as Glen) This is worse than that fucking time I caught you goddamn swearing!
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture: "It's like watching clips of a movie and then watching someone comment on it! *beat* Who the hell would want to see that?"
  • Calls the Ba'ku out for their smug superiority complex and anti-technological rants in his review of Star Trek: Insurrection;
    Baku: Hey! Thanks for saving us with your technology, by the way, we hate all technology!
  • In the Digimon film: "Come on, is there anything more wasteful or useless than just looking at your computer screen for almost half an hour?"
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  • In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom he complains about Short Round screaming too much while shrieking himself.
  • In Jack, he remarks that a ten year old wouldn't have dolls or go to his parents after a bad dream. This coming from a childish coward who snuggles a large monkey toy later in the episode.
  • He tells the bad guy in Congo that the answer to everything isn't yelling at TV screens.
  • In The Shining, he defends mocking children's looks but gets upset when an adorable picture of him as a five year old is shown.
  • In his review of Tom and Jerry: The Movie, the Critic is appalled that the main titles of the movie actually shows blood when Jerry slices Tom up like cheese with his sword (to be fair, it's not as if blood just gushes out of Tom's body, but rather, the insides of his comically-slided-up body is red), though later in the movie, when Tom and Jerry have another encounter with Pugsly, the Critic quickly whips out his pistol in a fit of rage, and blasts Pugsly's head off (complete with cartoon blood).
  • In one episode he explains how annoying and tiresome covers and parodies of "Let It Go" are... in a cover/parody of that very song.
  • After all his high-horse speeches to the executives in The Lorax, he lets slip to Black Willy Wonka that he just wants his money-making secrets.
  • In Jurassic Park III, he complains about sequels splitting up or making miserable heartwarming couples at the end of the first movie. Doug would know all about retconning heartwarming endings.
  • In the After Earth Malcolm!Will Smith notes he has two more kids to promote. The Critic looks off screen.
    Critic: Nepotism.
    Rob: Right.
  • In The Purge, he seethes that he doesn't want to do another crossover because he has an issue with being redundant, before smacking Casper away.
  • In the Princess Diaries 2 review, he's well aware he's trashing a invoked Girl-Show Ghetto movie while having a fanboy boner for Testosterone Poisoning comics. And whenever he asks who would be stupid enough to fall for gender manipulation, Hyper Fangirl side-eyes and caters to his Playboy/violent video game “needs”.
  • In Demolition Man, he scoffs at Sandra Bullock's character surrounding herself in 20th century nostalgia.
  • In the same link that mocks CA flogging Critic like a cash cow, there's an advertisement for Critic t-shirts, and there's a Best Of Critic DVD (the last one being when he died) coming soon.
  • In the review of Captain N, the Critic makes a joke about the creators leaving out a background in a few scenes, saying "I mean seriously, what moron would just have a Plain. White. Background. The whole entire time? [Beat]. He'd be a fucking idiot." No points for guessing what the background of his show is.
  • He does this again in his Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom review.
    Critic: And is there anything more annoying than someone that just screams every other line they say? I MEAN THAT'S REALLY OBNOXIOUS!
  • During one of the infamous padding sequences in Star Trek The Motionless Picture, NC comments that this is just "watching a bunch of footage and seeing someone comment on it! Who would want to watch that?"
  • In the crossover review of Les Misérables (2012) with Oancitizen and Paw Dugan, the three condemn the Love at First Sight trope is ridiculous — at which point Maven bursts and and, sure enough, she and Paw immediately fall in love, and do a montage of their love while singing about how stupid the trope is.
  • In his The Last Airbender review he mentions the race lifting amongst the cast of the film and says that there's nothing worse than misrepresenting characters by getting their skin colors wrong, which is immediately agreed upon by "Katara" and "Sokka"... who are being played by a white girl and a black man.
  • In the Wild Wild West review, the Critic complains about the number of close-up shots of Dr. Loveless' monologue, even counting the occurrences. Then the review also does a tally of how many times the Critic has done the same.
  • In the Suicide Squad (2016) behind the scenes, Tamara jokes that she needs to apologize for giving Scar Jo some crap for Ghost in the Shell when she's playing Katana.
  • When Albert Einstein says he calls the movie's title character "NC" in The Nutcracker in 3D, Critic scoffs and says "what dumb initials".

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