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Recap / The Nostalgia Critic S 7 E 6

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Release: March 25, 2014

Focus: The Disney Afternoon

Tagline: The good, the bad, and the Quack pack.


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  • Aroused by Their Voice: NC gets into this when two of the villains in The Mighty Ducks are voiced by Tim Curry and Tony Jay, both of them having a contest to see who can make girls cream themselves. However, not even their voices can make "Ducks Rock" sound sexy or awesome.
  • Better by a Different Name: In The Critic's opinion, Bonkers pales in comparison to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Shnookums & Meat are trying too hard to be The Ren & Stimpy Show.
  • By "No", I Mean "Yes": The Critic disparages the One Saturday Morning slot on ABC, but admits that it had plenty in its lineup that he liked.
  • The Cameo: Because it's not a Disney Afternoon until your mother tells you to do your homework afterward, Critic brings in several examples. Although in Tamara's case, her mother was all the way in California, so instead he brought in Linkara as Fat Grandma.
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  • Disproportionate Retribution: The Critic has a special gun specifically to use on people who don't like Darkwing Duck, that he almost uses on Malcolm and Tamara.
  • In Name Only: The Mighty Ducks has such a strained connection to the film series that he's genuinely curious how it was made, imagining a writer pitching a cartoon adaptation of the films only for a Disney exec to completely revamp it right in front of her.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Malcolm inadvertently triggers two of Critic's Berserk Buttons, first by invoking Doug, then by reminding him of the DuckTales theme. He gets severely hurt both times.
  • Metaphorgotten: When comparing Shnookums & Meat to its obvious inspiration, Ren & Stimpy:
    Critic: It's like watching a kid dance well, and then another less-talented kid says he can do the same thing, and then ends up copying a terrible cartoon show.
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  • Not Me This Time: When Malcolm is lying on the couch during Shnookums & Meat.
    Tamara: Hey! Did you hit him again?!
    Critic: No, I think he's just reacting to the sound of their voices.
    Malcolm: SO HORRIBLE!
  • So Okay, It's Average: The Critic's In-Universe opinion on Aladdin, and to a lesser extent Timon & Pumbaa, which he describes as "serviceable".
  • Tempting Fate: Critic doesn't say the title of DuckTales because he doesn't want to risk getting its theme song stuck in his head again. Malcolm says it despite hearing this, and gets a second beating for his trouble.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: In a Call-Back to the Wicker Man review when he was reviewing The Adventues of the Gummi Bears.
    Critic: This is the way the teddy bears have their picnic, bitch!
  • Totally Radical: He notes how this became an increasing problem with the shows, until finally Quack Pack and The Mighty Ducks were so bad about it that the block was killed.

Ducks rock!

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