Top 11 Saddest Moments

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  • Schizo
    I shed a tear :'(
  • OriginalKemoSabe  - First
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    Why first?

    because I like to be the loser that called it. :P Awesome video!
  • athfrb2
    haha you werent first you jerk
  • SiN
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    I always get a big goofy grin on my face every time you release another video. Awesome!
  • alooulla
    where the hell is optimus prime's death? >.< rather dissapointed actually.
  • numberfox
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    because the old transformers were for an older audience, i think, and the only reason why kids were allowed to watch it was because they replaced blood with oil and bodies with machines that transform
  • Sheranda
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    Ahhh. Cool picture! Haunter building up a Shadow Ball.

    Never saw the Transformers movie. I'll definitely check it out when I get the chance.
  • drkzgod519
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    yeah where is the optimus prime death this is a insult to the transformers
  • 21stcenturysucks!  - *tear*
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    Blue Bird of Happiness always made my cry when I was younger. Wow the NC actually made me teary eyed. Not possible till now. :'(
  • Klogg  - Finally!
    I was checking checking the site frequently today to see the new video, and it's finally here!
  • Reese Kaine  - I feel gypped.
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    The whole time, I figured that Transformers: The Movie would be up there somewhere. Kids everywhere cried when Optimus Prime died (I know I did, same with my older brother), and some kids were so traumatized by four other characters from the show getting killed IN THE FIRST TEN MINUTES, that parents actually took them out of the theatres. And because of the fear of negative backlash, the upcoming G.I.Joe Movie ending was changed at the last minute. Yeah, Duke died from that snake javelin to the heart, but now he only went into a coma.

    Yeah, makes sense.
  • rocknrollguy86
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    An American Tail is a CLASSIC!!! and Artax....poor poor Artax. Two of my favorite movies of all time. I haven't seen any of the other movies actually...But he's got a point with Disney.
  • counselor2009  - Even Star Trek can be sad
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    Great review, didn't know whether to laugh or cry throughout the episode. Actually, the only movie my Dad ever cried at was Star Trek II during the death and funeral scene.
  • dady5000
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    Oh, man. I remember the Land Before time, Lion King, and Bambi as sad moments.

    Recently I had a chanceto watch Star Trek II and found Spock's death also sad.
  • dishtv  - Land before time
    For me the Land Before Time is the number saddest nostalgic movie, I first saw when I was three and I cried (and I am a dude), even now the movie is depressing mainly because I found out that the young actress who played Ducky was murdered by her father when she was only 10.
  • kookazoid92
    Oh my god, she was? that's horrible! How ca I ever watch these again? :( :(
  • BigBrown  - WHAT...?
    DUCKY WAS FUCKING KILLED BY HER DAD..? 0_0
  • makutateridax20
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    i am a dude too and i cried watching it at 5 years old and i still get a little teary eyed at the littlefoot mother death scene
  • crago2000
    Awesome. Glad you put all the disney movies into one.
  • Quang  - Noooooooooo
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    The NC got shot :'(
  • Sheranda
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    Yeah, but the birdies made it all better.
  • udantheman
    N C You've depressed me in ways i never thought i could be before i was contemplating suicide but I've made up my mind now..... NAWWW JUST KIDDIN nice video man.
  • Mr. Vorhias  - Awesome.
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    Great video. Filled with tear-jerkers, but ALSO full of funny moments.

    I can think of a few things from MY nostalgic childhood that I'd put in, though:

    - Optimus Prime's death, from The Transformers Movie
    - Hazel's supposed first death from Watership Down ("Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel is like the saddest goddamn song in existence.)
    - Jack gets shot out of the sky from The Nightmare Before Christmas
    - The "Goodbye Blue Sky" sequence from the movie Pink Floyd's The Wall (Yeah, I saw it when I was young once. Maybe that's why I'm f***ed up as a person.)
    - The entireity of Grave Of The Fireflies, the saddest anime film in existence, of this I'm sure.
  • Sheranda  - The Wall/Artax
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    I saw clips of The Wall on YouTube, trying to figure out the deal with the marching hammers. Honestly, I think you'd have to be on drugs to come up with that stuff.

    Also, the sinking of Artax made me cry, mostly because I thought he was just in normal quicksand, making the scene seem pointlessly depressing.
  • Sheranda
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    Speaking of pointlessly depressing, "American Tail" was like two hours of it.
  • KittyKatAllen
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    I agree with you on Grave of the Fireflies... Poor kids, they had a hard life O_o...


    Great top 11... there are a few i would add to that list but we wont go into that ^_^
  • Tsukasamacleod
    I agree with some of these. But I would have to put Dinobot's death as #1. Seriously, I still cry everytime I see it.
  • Soan  - All Dogs Go to Heaven
    I'm disappointed that All Dogs Go to Heaven wasn't on the list. That movie made me cry every freaking time I saw it. Even when I was older and saw it about 1000 times, I still cried.
  • Zenergy
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    I agree with the Muppets, 5, 4 and 1.. but the rest.. not so much.

    There are some better tear jerkers out there:

    My Dog Skip: when the boy starts crying to the puppy on the operating table and the puppy wakes up and starts licking his face. This scene will stand on your chest with a pair of pliers and extract the tears one by one.
    Transformers: Beast Wars: The death of Dinobot episode.
    The Electric Grandmother: This one is a little obscure, but the run through the field before everyone grows up and leaves the house near the end of the movie always made me misty eyed. Even remembering it makes me a little sad.
    Homeward Bound: when Shadow comes limping over the hill at the end... damn.

    Otherwise.. not too bad.

  • Zolton  - Optimus
    Prime

    Good episode though, as usual.
  • Klogg  - Bugs Bunny
    That Bugs Bunny scene was so depressing and funny at the same time!

    Bugs Bunny: "What did you expect? a happy ending?" lol!
  • Sheranda
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    I guess this means opera is another thing that should not be combined with Looney Tunes.
  • Aztlans_Finest  - la la la la twit twiddleley twit twiddeley tra la
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    i think the only truly sad scene "shown" on the list that actually got to me was dumbo (still THE BEST disney movie EVER!!) always hated bambi he talked like such a bitch, at first i thought it was a girl plus the name. the one scene i ever remember shedding an actual tear as a kid was when dinobot died in Beast Wars, dude died a warriors death. great ending though "la la la la twit twiddleley twit twiddeley tra la la la la"
  • CMWaters  - Another thing about Prime's Death...
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    I remember on one of the commentary tracks in the 20th Anniversary of the Transformers movie that apparently onne kid locked himself in his room for days because of Prime's death.

    ...so yeah...it is kinda a gyp that that death isn't mentioned anywhere on the vid.
  • mcppants391
    i cried when prime died
  • Sheranda  - M.C. PEE-PANTS!!!
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    I watch ATHF, too! :woohoo: I prefer the older episodes.

    About Optimus Prime, I never saw that movie, but I plan to watch it when I get the chance.
  • Vadakin  - Meh
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    I have no soul. I didn't cry at any point during any of those movies. i believe I may be a monster. :o

    I also didn't find the review funny or very interesting. This is the first time that's happened. Heck, I saw the blue bird ending coming a minute before it came up. Maybe I'm just having an off day.
  • wyldfox
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    It might have been slightly sad for that, but the ending with the birds and flowers, well, lets just say, my cheeks hurt from laughing, expecially when you got shot in the head. :D
  • DrTerwilliker
    Damn it, I'd at last fully repressed the memory of Little Foot's mom's death. :'( Thanks a bundle, NC.
  • MrElvisVicious
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    wow... This list is so damn upsetting. I don't care how many times I see it (or how funny the Nostalgia Critic is) I still get overwhelmingly sad when I see Artax die in "The Neverending Story". Excuse me while I go stick my head in an oven. :(
  • Exorphitus  - Not bad
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    Plenty of sad moments, but there was one I was positive would be on that didn't even make the list. The death of Tiny Tim in Mickey's Christmas Carol. I can say with extreme certainty that the sight of Mickey Mouse grieving for loss of his son is one of the most heart-wrenching things i've ever seen in my life. There isn't even any dialogue in the scene. It's just the sheer shock of Mickey Mouse, the embodyment of happiness and innocense, actually CRYING that just hits you like a punch to the stomach. Whenever I see that scene I just want to reach though the TV and give him a big hug. Mickey shouldn't be crying. In fact, they should make that the eleventh commandmant. "Mickey Mouse Shalt Not Be Made To Cry."
  • Ashariel
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    I knew Lion King would be in the list ! But wouldn't thought it would be amongst the firsts !
  • Kuncoss
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    It feels like I've not seen the majority of these movies, so I can't relate that much. But I can agree on Disney's crusade of sadness over the years (really, who haven't atleast watched *one* Disney movie?). Also the Artax scene along with "An American tale", all that got pretty sad. I would like give a honorable mention to the film "Fluke". Where a guy dies in a car accident and is reborn as a dog. Because as a kid, it was really depressing when he got in touch with his wife and son again. (and I'll also confess like many others that I'm a dude :P )
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