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Recap / The Nostalgia Critic S 4 E 28

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Release: July 26, 2011

TV Show: DuckTales (1987) (1987-90)

This review contains examples of:

  • Anvil on Head: Critic receives one symbolizing irony about Scrooge's change of heart about the boys.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Critic at one point imitates El Capitan shouting "GOLD!" over the phone. It turns out he was talking about using Discover Gold Card.
  • Call-Back: At the beginning, makes a reference to his Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs review, which had the DuckTales theme in it.
    • Critic's attempt to replace the theme song results in another joke about his hatred of Doug.
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    • A clip of Sherri Stoner from his Animaniacs tribute plays to explain what happened to the boys' parents.
    • Critic compared the saying of "Grrrrrrrounded" to "Rrrrrrrheumatism".
    • Critic says that El Capitan's lust for gold makes the Psychlos look like Buddhist monks.
    • When the tribe is worshiping the "gold son", the poster for The Good Son appears.
  • Furry Denial: Referenced.
    Launchpad: Actually Chief, I don’t think I can flap my arms fast enough.
    Critic: I mean what do you think I am, a duck?
  • Girls Have Cooties: When discussing Webby:
    Critic: I don’t know, maybe it's my inner little boy, but I just hate this fucking character. With her precious little bow and her cutie cute dress, and those cootie filled eyes! Boys forever! No girls allowed! I'm never going to like girls till the day I die! [cue close-up pic of Jessica Simpsons' boobies] Aw, shit! Boobies ruin everything!
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  • Non Sequitur, *Thud*: After the Critic plays a drinking game to spot how much of the footage in the opening is not in the actual show:
    Critic: 'Ey, you think Gosalyn from Darkwing Duck is really Huey in drag?
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Critic compares Scrooge to "that guy from A Christmas Carol, Fagin".
  • Running Gag: A clip of a rimshot from Ernest Scared Stupid in response to a Punny Name.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Critic says that no comic possibilities can occur in Scrooge's candy factory.
  • Shout-Out
    • Clips from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory play when the boys encase the Beagle Boys in chocolate.
    • Chester is appalled when Critic admits to enjoying Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa.
    • A clip from Batman Forever plays when the boys discuss the letter/number code like Alfred.
    • When Critic mentions that Launchpad's plane crashes, the effects look like Commodore 64 graphics, complete with footage from the Donald Duck game for the system.
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    • When El Capitan reveals he's been living for 400 years due to "will power", Critic makes a nod to Family Feud.
    Critic: And survey says... [the word "BULLSHIT" appears]
  • Take That!: Critic wonders if the show's Five-Episode Pilot will hold up or become dated like "Friday".

"The urge to go diving head-first into a vault full of gold, even though landing on metal that solid would probably kill you..."
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