Pop Quiz Hotshot

Pop Quiz Hotshot

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Pop Quiz Hotshot was a game show hosted by the Nostalgia Critic. Contestants are "kidnapped" by General Anesthetic (played by Fard Muhammad) as the Critic's new "friends". They are forced to answer pop culture-related questions, accumulating points throughout rounds. The person with the most points at the end is given the chance to face off against the Critic for a shot at $100. If they lose, the money is added to the next episode's earnings.

The pilot was originally hosted by Brad Jones as The Cinema Snob, essentially filling the role the Critic would later have. Tamara Chambers also appeared as the side character Ms. Stockholm. The pilot is notable at having been refilmed several times because of technical difficulties and the studio flooding. Due to the pilot's lackluster reception, the show was retooled for the second episode with the Critic as host and Ms. Stockholm removed completely.


  • Pilot Episode (March 31st, 2015)
  • Bat Nipples (July 15th, 2015)
  • David Bowie's Codpiece (July 22nd, 2015)
  • Iron Man's Coke (July 29th, 2015)
  • Big Lebowski Edition (August 5th, 2015)
  • Ed, Edd, and SHUT UP! (August 12th, 2015)
  • Alf's Penis Nose (August 19th, 2015)
  • Brad Jones and Uncle Yo (August 26th, 2015)
  • Dirk's Diggler (December 2nd, 2015)
  • Star Wars (December 9th, 2015)
  • Bunny Boobies (December 16th, 2015)
  • Garbage Pail Kids (December 23rd, 2015)