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.
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:
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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!
||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!!
||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|