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Recap / The Nostalgia Critic S 9 E 17

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Release: September 13, 2016

Film: In Search of the Titanic (Tentacolino) (2004)

Tagline: Here it is, after years of requests, we're finally watching the WORST of the animated Titanic musicals, Tentacolino!

This review contains examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: The Critic calls out a subplot involving a Scottish Highlander "cursed" to look like a doll, which ultimately goes nowhere.
  • Alcohol-Induced Stupidity: Malcolm and Tamara, drunk off The Critic's Jäger planet, crash a rocket into the sun.
  • Call-Back:
    • In the tradition of his two previous animated Titanic movie reviews, the Critic claims he genuinely sees the movie as really bad, as well as preparing a huge bottle of Jägermeister.
    • The "Fucking Bubbles!" line from the "Return of the Nostalgic Commercials" episode is played at the scene where Don Juan, Elizabeth and their pets are applied with air-sustaining bubbles by the Atlanteans.
  • The Cameo: The Angry Video Game Nerd, Cricket Leigh (Mai from Avatar: The Last Airbender), Dante Basco and The Cinema Snob appear as the Critic's "guest actors" whom he kidnapped for what was supposed to be an acted-out review of Niagara (Marilyn Monroe's breakout film).
  • Curse Cut Short: The Nerd lets out a big long "FUCK!" when he realizes the Critic has accidentally locked him, Cricket, Dante and the Snob again at the end of the review, which is immediately cut off by the closing credits.
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  • Flipping the Bird: The Critic briefly lets out the middle finger to the Fanworld crowd after he is finally coerced into reviewing In Search of the Titanic.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: The Critic summons a planet-sized bottle of Jägermeister to help him drink off the misery of having to sit through the film. By the end of the first half, however, Tamara and Malcolm end up drinking it down.
  • Market-Based Title: The Critic relates how the film's title was changed from the original Italian "Tentacolino" to "In Search of the Titanic" for the English release.invoked
  • Mondegreen: Razor Teeth's Villain Song has the seashells singing the chorus "Oh, you, you, there's no one meaner than you." However, their response was so garbled the Critic mishears them.
    "Oh Hugh (Grant), Hugh (Jackman),
    there's no whacking out of you.
    Oh, Mew, Mew,
    There's no walking on the Moon!
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  • My God, You Are Serious: The Critic's reaction to the Fanworld crowd coercing him into reviewing the film.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer:
    • Just like his two previous Titanic cartoon reviews, the Critic begins this one with claiming that he truly sees In Search of the Titanic as the worst of the lot.
    • When Pingo's song suddenly switches to rave music, the entire scene is subtitled "THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!".
  • Shout-Out:
    • Don Juan and Elizabeth's search for the RMS Titanic is compared to finding Amelia Earhart after watching Star Trek: Voyager's "The 37's" episode.
    • The Critic jokes that Don Juan, Elizabeth and their companions will see stranger things on their yellow submarine than The Beatles did.
    • Malcolm and Tamara, drunken off a planet-sized Jägermeister, sing "We Are Young" as they rocket off into the Sun.
    • For every confusing scene the Critic has given up on trying to explain, a clip of Matt Damon's exasperated "Okay" line from The Departed is shown.
  • Something Completely Different: Parts of the review were filmed during the Nostalgia Critic crew's trip to the 2016 Fanworld convention at Niagara Falls, New York.
  • Sustained Misunderstanding: The Critic deliberately mishears the crowd's requests for him to review In Search of the Titanic (which he once claimed he will never review back in 2012) with Niagara.
  • Take That!:
    • The Critic states that the subplot with the rats makes so little sense he compares it to Brexit.
    • Some mice speaking in horribly stereotypical Chinese accents have been compared to Mickey Rooney's most infamous role as the blatantly Yellowface character Mr. Yunioshi, calling them "Mickey Mouse Rooney".
  • This Is Gonna Suck: The Critic's reaction to the Atlantis folk coming to Don Juan, Elizabeth and their friends' rescue.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The Critic claims the film was made by a staff gorging on bottles of Elmer's rubber cement.
  • Worst. Whatever. Ever!: The Critic condemns the film as the worst of the three animated Titanic movies.

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