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This is the archive of The Nostalgia Critic videos from 2007-2008. From the humble beginnings on Youtube, to sitehood and an epic battle between the The Nerd and the Critic, see how Channel Awesome's premiere show began.

NC2008 NC2009 NC2010 NC2011 NC2012 NC2013 List Of Nostalgia Critic Episodes

Original YouTube Videos

Episode Number Name Episode Length Description Date Released
1 Transformers (2007) 02:15 A quick, hyper review of the 2007 Transformers movie. It was the first Nostalgia Critic video ever on YouTube. Is also the start of The Nostalgia Critic series. April 6, 2008 (On the site.)
2 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990) 07:30 Reviewing the PSA from 1990 starring a bunch of cartoon characters teaching children about drugs. April 7, 2008 (On the site.)
Cloverfield Trailer Review (2007) 04:07 A review of the Cloverfield Trailer. April 8, 2008 (On the site.)
3 Power Rangers: A Look Back (1995) 08:46 A look back at Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie. Also shows some clips from the tv series. April 9, 2008 (On the site.)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Launch. 08:18 Coverage of the last book in the Harry Potter series. More a look at the fan-base of Harry Potter then about the book, but is one of the rare times we see The Nostalgia Critic out and about. April 10, 2008 (On the site.)
4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movies. (1990-1993) 11:00 Reviewing the three Ninja Turtles movies. He found the two first movies were lackluster and the third to be "Horribafuckus". April 10, 2008 (On the site.)
5 The Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments 09:14 The NC's first Top 11:


  • 11. The Wicked Witch of the West from (1939)
  • 10. The scary tunnel scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 9. The semi-subliminal demonic face in the villain song from The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987)
  • 8. The Headless Horseman from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
  • 7. Beetlejuice's snake appearance from Beetle Juice (1988)
  • 6. Ghostbusters (1984-1989)
  • 5. Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  • 4. Large Marge from Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
  • 3. Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • 2. The clown doll from Poltergeist (1982)
  • 1. The Banshee from Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
April 12, 2008 (On the site.)
6 Super Mario Bros.: The Movie. (1993) 09:24 The Critic points out flaws in the movie, noting it isn't like the game. This is the first of many game to movie/show reviews. April 13, 2008 (On the site.)
7 Cloverfield Review (2008) 04:14 The Critic looks at the movie in full and expresses his rage. This is also the first time we hear "The Bum Voice". April 14, 2008 (On the site.)
8 Street Fighter + Mortal Kombat Part 1 (1994) 08:17 Part 1 of a look at the early 1990s Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat movies. He admires Raul Juila and has disdain for Jean Claude Van Damme. This is also the first time we hear "OF COURSE!!" April 15, 2008 (On the site.)
9 Street Fighter + Mortal Kombat Part 2 (1995) 07:32 Part 2 where he reviewed the first Mortal Kombat movie. NC was shocked to find that this movie was praised by millions. Mostly because of the sequel. First use of the "Of Course!" and "Or Do They?!" running gags. April 16, 2008 (On the site.)
10 Space Jam Review (1996) 11:16 The critic noted how unfunny the loony tunes were and was shocked to find out that there was a character with "bunny boobies". April 17, 2008 (On the site.)
The Nerd Rant 02:16 After many YouTube viewers compared the NC to the Nerd, The NC decided to do something about it and demanded that the Nerd control his fans! This was the start of the Nerd/NC fake feud. April 18, 2008 (On the site.)
The Nerd Rant Part 2 04:47 After the Nerd responded, the NC decides to decipher the meaning behind his comment. April 19, 2008 (On the site.)

Videos after the site launched.

Episode Number Name Episode Length Description Date Released
11 Pokémon: The First Movie (1998 in Japan. 1999 in the US) 12:50 A review of the Pokémon movie. He also commented on the phenomenon and how the movie has no explanation of what the creatures are to non fans. Later movies have this, however. This is also the first time the NC didn't say his opening catchphrase. April 20, 2008
Pokémon: The Movie Review Trailer 00:45 A trailer for the first Nostalgia Critic review on the site. Pokémon: The First Movie. April 22nd, 2008
The Nerd Wizard Rant 02:52 The Critic responds to the Nerd's review of "The Wizard" stating that he stole the idea after posting his intent on reviewing the movie. April 27, 2008
12 The Wizard (1989) 16:16 Wasting little time, the Critic tears into the movie, commenting on how lame it is. He also commented on the innuendos such as a man in a speedo and the touching jokes. This is also the first appearance of the "ba-ba-ba" gag. May 4, 2008
13 The Top 11 Naughtiest Moments in Animaniacs 02:33 The Critic runs down his list of dodgiest moments of the cartoon. As of February, 2009, it remains the most watch episode of The Nostalgia Critic. May 11, 2008
14 Batman and Robin (1997) 17:13 Many attempts to take his own life appeared in this episode as the Critic reviewed one of the worst movies of all time. The movie drives him almost to the breaking point with "The Bat Credit Card" among other problems with the movie. This is also the first time we see Rob aka The Other Guy. May 23, 2008
15 The Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs 10:32 These are the top 11 catchiest theme songs that will never escape your mind.


  • 11. Sesame Street (1969-)
  • 10.Reading Rainbow (1983-2006)
  • 9. Tie between Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991-1996) and Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (1994-1999)
  • 8. ThunderCats (1985-1990)
  • 7. Mighty Morphing Power Rangers (1993-1995)
  • 6. G.I. Joe (1985-1986)
  • 5. Transformers (1984-1987)
  • 4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1996)
  • 3. Anything composed by Richard Stone team (Composer for Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Taz-Mania, Pinky and the Brain and more.)
  • 2. Inspector Gadget (1983-1986)
  • 1. DuckTales (1987-1990)
June 1, 2008
16 '90s Sports Montage 12:00 The Critic comments on the following sports movies of the 1980s to the 1990s: The Mighty Ducks, Little Giants, Angels In the Outfield, The Sandlot and more. He also commented on how the villains seem to all be bullies. June 9, 2008
Batman and Robin Trailer 00:42 The trailer for the Batman and Robin review. June 14th, 2008
The Wizard Trailer 00:53 The trailer for The Wizard review. July 14th, 2008
'90s Sports Movies Trailer 00:34 The trailer for the '90s Sports Movies review. June 14th, 2008
The Nerd Response...Response 02:39 After the Nerd insulted him in a video, NC fires back challenging him to review a bad movie. June 15, 2008
17 The Top 11 Drug PSAs 13:33 The greatest drug PSAs of the 1980s and 1990s.


  • 11. Right to Say No
  • 10. If You Don't Teach Your Kids to Say No to Drugs, It's as Good as Saying Yes
  • 9. Drugs, Drugs, Drugs dance number
  • 8. C-3PO and R2-D2's anti-smoking PSA
  • 7. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows ("I do coke so I can work longer so I can earn more so I can do more coke so I can work longer...")
  • 6. Know What You're Jumping Into
  • 5. Snake
  • 4. I learned it by watching you
  • 3. This Is Your Brain on Drugs
  • 2. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' anti-marijuana PSA ("I'm not a chicken, you're a turkey!")
  • 1. Pee-wee Herman's anti-crack PSA
June 22, 2008
The Battle of Epic Proportions 04:26 The Critic confronts the Nerd at Digital Press thanks to a tip by Coldguy. A mock fight occurred with Captain S, Nerd and the Critic. When the dust settled, it was agreed that the Nerd should do a horrible movie while the NC takes on a bad game. June 29, 2008
18 Captain Planet (1993-1996) 13:59 The Critic mocks the general concept of the show. His friend, Bhargav first appeared as he impersonated "Ma-ti." The Critic also commented how certain shows weren't appropriate for children. July 6, 2008
19 Double Dare (1986-1993) 08:27 The Critic looks back on the classic Nickelodean game show, praising the host Marc Summers as he had obsessive-compulsive disorder, the show and everything else in between. July 13, 2008
20 3 Ninjas (1992) 10:46 A commentary on the film's attempt to cash in on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Home Alone franchises. He also noted the inconsistency of Grandpa Mori's appearance and the stereotypical ninjas. July 20th, 2008
21 The Top 11 Hottest Animated Women 11:23 The NC counts down the hottest animated women of all time.


  • 11. Linka from Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1993-1996)
  • 10. The Baroness from G.I. Joe (1985-1986)
  • 9. Sailor Moon from The Anime of the Same Name (1992-1997)
  • 8. Harley Quinn from Batman: The Animated Series, The Batman/Superman Adventures and Justice League (1992-2005)
  • 7. Hello Nurse from Animaniacs (1993-1998)
  • 6. Cheetara from ThunderCats (1985-1990)
  • 5. Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo (1969-1970)
  • 4. April O'Neil from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1996)
  • 3. Rogue from X-Men (1992-1997)
  • 2. Tie between Ariel from Little Mermaid (1989) and Princess Jasmine from Aladdin (1992)
  • 1. Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
July 28, 2008
22 Video Game Review 12:27 Dressed as The Nerd, the Critic reviews "Bébe's Kids" for the Super Nintendo. Mimicking the Nerd's style, he finds the game's controls to be confusing and the time limit to be equally frustrating. In the end, he breaks the game, later found out to be "Shaq Fu". August 3, 2008
The Search for the Nostalgia Chick 02:30 Tired of requests to review shows and movies targeted toward girls, NC decided to hold a contest to find The Nostalgia Chick. August 10, 2008
23 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1987) 15:26 The Critic discusses the homoerotic undertones of the movie, Skeletor's parallels with John McCain and depressing/nonsensical plot comparable to the cartoon. Then again, He-Man was found to barely even be in the movie. August 11, 2008
Animaniacs Trailer 00:34 Trailer for the Top 11 Naughtiest Animaniacs moments. August 15th, 2008
24 Follow That Bird (1985) 05:59 In trying to review this movie, the Critic admits that he has a soft spot for Sesame Street, crying that "YOU ARE CHILDHOOD!". In the end, he had The Bum review the movie instead for twenty bucks. August 18, 2008
25 Saved By the Bell (1989-1993) 18:53 Comments abound about the absurd stores, the clothing the teens wore, the dated sets, canned laughter and flat stereotypical characters. August 25, 2008
26 Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992) 14:19 A big fan of the cartoon, NC goes nuts at the sheer surreal nature of the film, the volume of musical numbers, how Tom and Jerry talk and how the movie was hijacked by another character. September 1, 2008
27 Top 11 Saddest Moments 14:40 A look back at some of the saddest moments in film and television history. In the end, he was shot by Rob.


  • 11. The saying goodbye song from The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
  • 10. The blue bird song from Follow That Bird (1985)
  • 9. The death of Littlefoot's Mother from The Land Before Time (1988)
  • 8. An American Tail (1986)
  • 7. The ending of What's Opera, Doc? (1957)
  • 6. The going-away party from Snoopy, Come Home (1972)
  • 5. The death of Artax from The Neverending Story (1984)
  • 4. The death of Charlotte from Charlotte's Web (1973)
  • 3. Thomas Sennett's funeral from My Girl (1991)
  • 2. The death of Spock from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  • 1. Every single god damn Disney movie ever made (1937-)
September 9, 2008
Nostalgia Chick Winner 02:13 TheDudette, ThatChickWithTheGoggles and Marzgurl all finished as the top three contestants for the Nostalgia Chick contest. While TheDudette won, the other two eventually became members of the team. September 15, 2008
28 Surf Ninjas (1993) 13:48 In a dream sequence, The NC touts nonsensical scenes as genius. He praises the movie and is eventually woken up by Bhargav, Rob and Mike Michaud as they parody "The Wizard of Oz". It is revealed that Optimus Prime saved him and NC admits that he should have put his death in Transformers the Movie in the list of Top 11 Saddest Moments. September 18, 2008
NC vs The Nerd Showdown 04:26 The Nerd takes control of the Critic's signal to end the fun on a high note. It quickly ends and the Critic then runs toward the Nerd for the final showdown. At the end, the critic announces a movie poster contest showing the final battle between him and the Nerd. September 24, 2008
29 Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows 14:47 Counting down the top 11 greatest animated shows. The episode was "pre-recorded" as the Critic was running after the Nerd. Later, he would add the Saturday morning Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon as #12.


  • 11. The Real Ghostbusters (1986-1991)
  • 10. Fox's Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990-1991)
  • 9. DuckTales (1987-1990)
  • 8. Ren and Stimpy (1991-1996)
  • 7. G.I. Joe (1985-1986)
  • 6. Transformers(1984-1987)
  • 5. The Tick(1994-1996)
  • 4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1996)
  • 3. X-Men (1992-1997)
  • 2. Animaniacs (1993-1998)
  • 1. Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)
September 29, 2008
30 Kazaam (1996) 15:40 The Critic goes off on Shaq's acting ability and lame plot. The episode, like the one before it was "pre-recorded". The running gag "Bad Touch" was also introduced as Shaquille O'Neal touched the young boy several times. The Critic was also not amused by Shaq's rapping. October 6, 2008
The Nerd vs. NC: The Final Battle 07:18 The epic final battle takes place in the Nerd's room. The battle itself references Street Fighter, Star Wars and several over movies. In the end, it looked like the Nerd won. Then a hand dramatically rises! October 10, 2008
Off to Beat the Nerd 10:50 Previously only seen in the site's Premium Area, the video documents Doug's roadtrip from Illinois to Philadelphia to "confront" the Nerd at Digital Press. October 12, 2008
31 Drew Struzan Tribute 05:50 The Critic salutes the creator of many movie posters over the years. NC attempted to contact the man and was snubbed over the radio. But, that didn't dissuade the NC from giving tribute to the man who painted epic posters from the Star Wars series, Back to the Future and Harry Potter to name a few. October 13, 2008
32 Halloween '08 Special 08:21 After giving a Teddy Ruxpin doll a bad review, it comes to life to torture the Critic! October 21, 2008
NC vs The Nerd Video Retrospective 07:09 A compilation of clips and fan art of the NC vs Nerd saga. October 25, 2008
33 Double Dragon (1994) 15:32 The Critic comments on the low quality of the acting from Robert Patrick, Alyssa Milano and others. He also commented on how the movie was nothing like the game. Much like other video game to movie adaptations. October 28, 2008
34 Top 11 Underrated Nostalgic Classics 16:33 A list of classic and underrated films in the Critic's eyes.


  • 11. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  • 10. Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992)
  • 9. The Rocketeer (1991)
  • 8. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
  • 7. Explorers (1985)
  • 6. The Iron Giant (1999)
  • 5. Flight of the Navigator (1986)
  • 4. Return to Oz (1985)
  • 3. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • 2. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
  • 1. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
November 3, 2008
35 Howard the Duck (1986) 16:44 The Critic reviews the movie based on the Marvel Comics character and finds the movie to be confusing and mean spirited. In the end, he coined the term "Duck-tits" and found the film to be completely lost in the realms of reality. November 11, 2008
36 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) 21:28 This episode starts off with Doug mourning the loss of Beardy. It turns out that he had lost a bet with Ask That Guy With the Glasses and the Bum chimed in to add his two cents. After getting rid of the two, he reviewed the movie only to find different actors in some roles and a plot that made no sense since there was a fight scene at every turn. Also, his friends Rob and Bhargav appear in the video. November 17, 2008
37 Godzilla (1998) 22:15 One of the longest reviews. He makes fun of the main character's last name by mispronouncing it and finds some scenes to be similar to Jurassic Park. Furthermore, he noted the constant appearances of Simpsons cast members, people's ability to lose track of Gozilla on Manhattan Island, and he made jokes about the "That's a lot of fish." line. November 26, 2008
38 Top 11 Disney Villains 17:31 Counting down the best Disney villains the animation studio ever thrown at us!


  • 11. Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  • 10. Jafar from (1992)
  • 9. Scar from (1994)
  • 8. Shere Khan from (1967)
  • 7. Professor Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  • 6. Ursula from (1989)
  • 5. Gaston from (1991)
  • 4. Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • 3. Lady Tremaine from (1950)
  • 2. Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • 1. Chernabog/The Devil from (1940)
December 3, 2008
39 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show (1989) 15:36 The Critic comments on the lame puns of the show, the pasta related jokes, the plots that are blatant ripoffs and the poor animation. Eventually, he came across the Legend of Zelda cartoon and found it to be equally as bland. December 16, 2008
40 Top 12 Greatest Christmas Specials 20:47 The greatest Christmas themed shows and movies of all time are listed as the Critic celebrates Christmas. For the first time, it is a top 12. Why? Because it was Christmas!!


  • 12. Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean (1992)
  • 11. South Park: A Woodland Critter Christmas (2004)
  • 10. The Little Matchgirl (2006)
  • 9. Home Alone (1990)
  • 8. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • 7. The Small One (1978)
  • 6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
  • 5. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • 4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
  • 3. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  • 2. A Christmas Carol (All)
  • 1. A Christmas Story (1983)
December 22, 2008
41 Jingle All the Way (1996) 20:41 The Critic comments on the sub par acting on behalf of the cast and implausible writing. At the end, he leaves to confront Santa over not giving him Super Mario Kart. December 30, 2008

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