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Recap / The Nostalgia Critic S 10 E 17

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Release: Aug 22, 2017

Cartoon: DuckTales (2017)

Tagline: It's the reboot Disney fans are talking about, but is the first episode worth your time?

This review contains examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: Critic claims David Tennant as Scrooge is very believable because his voice is so cranky you can picture him telling someone to throw coffee into their own face.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Right before the Wham Shot at the end of the episode, the Critic pours expensive champagne in an expensive glass. Once the scene is shown, we cut back to the Critic, who is still holding the glass.
    Critic: Do you know how close I was to dropping that?
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  • Expy: Critic thinks that the new Webby is one of Mabel, albeit with enough differences to make her unique. Plus, it's a big improvement over Webby's characterization in the original series.
  • Mythology Gag: Crosses with Canon Welding. They're represented by the 'in-joke counter' in the review.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: His in-universe opinion on Webby, even if she's a pretty obvious Expy of Mabel Pines.
  • Running Gag: Once again, just like in every episode where the Critic discusses DuckTales, he gets the theme song stuck in his head. "It will never leave!"
  • Take That!: The Critic says that the Chinese dragon is only there to consume riches, much like the live-action reboot of Mulan.
    • Also while admitting that another cool thing the reboot is doing is giving each triplet a distinct personality. He goes on to say that he can't recall a time when one triplet was given focus as opposed to all of them just being one.
    Critic: can't even think of the last time I saw an episode of anything where one gets individual focus as opposed to them sharing the same amount of time-(A picture of the triplets in Quack Pack shows up)-(through gritted teeth) that's fond remembering!''


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