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  • DarkMessiah  - Crossfii-uuhhhh!!
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    1-900 numbers are made of evil. I remember when they put one at the very beginning of the first Michael Keaton "Batman" movie. Tryin to sell a bunch of Warner Bros crap. Of course my mom wouldn't buy me anything.. why? Because 1-900 numbers are probably the worst advertising campaign since Miss Cleo.

    And I gotta say, the "Nightmare Before My Next Review" was pretty epic. :P I wasn't expecting that.
  • SpeedyEric
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    Yeah, I remember that add during the openning advertisements of the "Batman" VHS. Thank god I wasn't suckered into that BS when I was growing up.
  • DarkMessiah
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    I think because I was very young at the time, and I wanted Bugs Bunny merchandise whenever I saw it, I enjoyed the ad. But then the opening of a Warner Bros store opened up some years later, and I had more merch than I could handle. :P

    In any case... I do wonder how many people actually DID call those 1-900 numbers.
  • KingGramJohnson
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    I remember that I always wanted to, but I never did because I thought my mom would kill me if I started making random phone calls to the numbers off of commercials.

    I can't wait to see what movies are going to be reviewed over the next few months! This is going to be a great holiday season!
  • LunaBuna
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    I think that's interesting, because even if I wanted to, we were never able because we had a 900-number-blocking system in place. I guess I assumed everyone else did, too.
  • Arike475
    I cant beleive he didnt review the johnson commercial, the one the ray william johnson featured in one of his videos?
    i kept expecting that to appear at the end
    oh well, i guess the wet banana one will do
  • TeaHound
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    Probably because these were all kids' oriented commercials, and the Johnson one wasn't.
  • kittypryde12
    They do that in the next one!
  • DarkMessiah
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    Speaking of which.... there's no list.. O_o

    Ooooh, Doug, you tricky bastard, you!
  • KingGramJohnson
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    The new list is up now: http:// thatguywiththeglasses.com /site-news/general- updates/28533-new-ncs- 1116-125
  • axlryder
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    I love the crossfire, it's so bad
  • TheBrigeedaRocks
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    LUCAS! Darling...

    Am I the only one who wants an mp3 of the Nightmare Before My Next Review?
  • REVIEWER RICK
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    Great video! Reminds me of all the stuff I grew up with!
  • Dimitrios
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    ad not add, or openning's got an extra letter too
  • azarath17  - Nightmare Before My Next Review
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    That WAS amazing. I'm glad I'm not the only person who appreciated it. Thank you for making me not feel like a loser who is absolutely in love with Tim Burton's movies.
  • mitch13815  - holy shit
    this is really fucking weird
    im eating fruity pebbles when that commercial came on for fruity pebbles at 8:30
    fucking creepy!!!!!
  • Kryss LaBryn
    Gods only know how much I racked up on my parents phone bill calling the Knight Rider 1-900 line to hear KITT talk about how awesome the third season was going to be, over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over...

    NO idea what each call cost. I hope it wasn't that much because I probably called it a couple of hundred times at least. Well, if my parents noticed anything on the phone bill they never said anything to me, so probably not that much. Luckily.

    Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over..... XD

    Also: Second the Nightmare bit. Awesome.
  • drama queen
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    Great job NC! Keep it up!
  • Quantum Wolf
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    Wow, 80's commercials were fun.

    Now what commercials do I see today? Hair care commercials. Hair care commercials UP THE FUCKING ASS. I'm not kidding, all these hair care commercials in the Philippines drive me nuts!
  • Jackass Mask
    I love those old commercials. My favorite that wasn't shown here is the one for Pizza Hut that has the kids all playing around during a birthday party. There was even this weird moment where they were drinking soda through a kids head somehow by having straws go through one ear and out the other. I remember this one so well because it was on the front of my VHS copy of The Land Before Time and I watched it every time I put the tape in when I was a kid. It always made Pizza Hut look like the place to party as a kid.

    Speaking of The Land Before Time...I love the first one, but the sequels deserve to be burned, or at least be made fun of.
  • Quantum Wolf
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    Lol I wish, it would be more entertaining than what's shown.

    These hair commercials usually involve some ladies with completely fake shining hair making other people envious, with the various aspects of a certain product's shampoo explained. Talk about making somebody feel shallow.

    Other hair commercials usually showcase the evil of dandruff. I swear the way these commercials talk about it, its as if dandruff is the spawn of Satan.
  • Emp Gonzo  - Awwwww
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    Critic forgot to save Santa Claus
  • pap64
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    That's OK, we still have Santa Christ to believe him, and unlike the real Santa Claus... SANTA CHRIST WILL LIVE.

    *Shrieks
  • laizu  - lol
    Santa Claus is not real LOL!
    :D
  • Madara XIII
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    Hahaha I love those kinds of Running Jokes....HOLY CRAP!!! ROB's STILL A DINOSAUR!!!
  • Madara XIII
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    Yeah after all Jesus did say to let him rot XD

    Oh Jesus you so silly with your joking about letting Santa Claus die...you're joking right Jesus?

    *Watches Santa and Sally burn*

    O__o...Damn Jesus! You Scary!!
  • CupcakeKiller
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    Awww, it's okay, Jesus will bring him back to life! :D



    After immense suffering for a few centuries..
  • CupcakeKiller
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    Give 'em hell, Santa Christ.
    Give 'em hell...
  • priley0878
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    Nah he got killed in Kickassia remember
  • darkmindedsith
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    He's a dinosaur now.

    Yeah. He's a dinosaur.
  • diavid144
    soooo now it's dinosaur santa christ?

    ...sweet!
  • Madara XIII
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    *Sits and Reads*.....I'm a Dinosaur :D
  • Cross X. Brand
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    Arent we all just "Dinosaurs" in the making???

    Were all just gonna be somebody else's fossil fuel someday.
  • sprezzatura
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    that's actually pretty deep for a forum post lol!
  • Kirinet
    He didn't forget. He just didn't save him.

    At any rate, sweet review! I remember some of these commercials and it's really sad that as a kid I could say the whole speech by that fast talking guy. I memorized it and wrote it down somewhere.
    I don't remember anymore, obviously.

    Also, I lol'd at the Nightmare Before Christmas parody. I started singing with you haha.
    I didn't take you for a fan of that movie, it's way too overhyped. Still a good movie, though.
  • Madara XIII
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    Same here!! I squealed like a Fan boy the moment I heard that music start up!!
  • Cameron Winter
    Don't worry, we still have Santa Christ
  • pap64
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    See? I told you guys to not take the Pet Monster ending so seriously!

    It was fun seeing those classic commercials again. And screw the director of Pet Monster, has he invaded a country, took on a Wiseau movie, visited Ahnuld's house and many other great things? NO! Therefore, the real loser is him, not the Nostalgia Critic!
  • DarkMessiah
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    When you put it that way, yeah it's obvious Critic accomplished more than many of the film makers out there.
  • Iamdarklumina  - Applejacks
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    Why do I eat applejacks when they don't taste like apples?

    FUCK YOU that's why!
  • OtakuWerewolf
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    Unfortunately they actually advertise them as tasting like apples now.....


    Actually to me they taste like sweetened cardboard.
  • Madara XIII
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    Cursed AppleJacks!! I Loved them cuz they didn't taste like apples and they still don't!!

    Lying Bastards!!
  • sprezzatura
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    FUCK YOU LUCKY CHARMS!!!!
  • geekguy  - apple jacks
    Am I the only person who can/could taste the apple bits?
  • NC Fan
    Rob's still a dinosaur?
  • SpeedyEric
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    ...He's a dinosaur. =P
  • Hatterlet
    Oh lord, wet banana.

    And the song was pretty much made of epic.
  • flamingpie
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    this was a really great review! I'm more a child of the 90s than the 80s, so I only remembered a few of them but the ones I did were a total blast from the past. I'd completely forgotten about half of them. Also, random nightmare before christmas-y number? excellent. keep it up, Critic! You make my every tuesday!
  • Shaft97  - yeah commercials
    YEEEEAAAAHHHHHHH
  • MarissaEvans
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    Heh. Nostalgia Critic on the couch reminds me of myself the day before my prom.
  • Bobfish  - Micro-Manchines Commercial Guy
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    I have some good news for you :D

    Not only did he voice the character of Bluur in Transformers the Movie, circa 1985, he also returned for fourepisodes of the recent Transformers Animated to reprise the role.

    His IMDB page http://www.imdb.com/name/ nm0608321/

    Shame on you for not knowing that *shakes head*
  • Kaor  - Micro-Machnes Man
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    Yeah, his name's John Moschitta Jr. Damn, I remember when I saw Transformers The Movie (which came out in '86, by the way...), I waas like" Who the hell is this guy??!" Then, I saw one of these commercials, and I was like,"HOLY CRAP ITS THAT GUY!!". He's pretty epic. AND he holds the Guinness World Record for World's Fastest Talker, too!
  • TGwtGfan
    Commercials? I like new stuff :D
  • IMONFIREGUY
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    you know the video is an epic win if theres a parody of a nightmare before christmas song in it

    ...plus dinosaurs
  • Maymer  - Nostalgia Critic: The Broadway Edition!
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    Who else would love to see a musical style episode of the Nostalgia Critic?
    ...Hmmm, I don't see enough hands being raised.
    *grabs gun and starts shooting in the air*
    Hands up I say! HANDS UP FOR THE NOSTALGIA CRITIC MUSICAL!
    Also, is there any chance we can hear the whole theme song that Sad Panda made for you?
  • pap64
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    Hell, they should do an entire Channel Awesome musical! You have MarzGurl's acapella skills, then Todd in the Shadows can play the piano, Sad Panda can sing and play guitar, Obscurus Lupa can do a sexy song, Skitch can provide video game inspired tunes, Spoony can do a rendition of a classic Disney song, Paw the music nerd can tell the story, and hell, even Linkara can do the chorus version of his theme song!

    HELL YEAH LET'S FUND THIS PUPPY!
  • rageofkyubii
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    That's the third aniversary plans, shhh!
  • saint23thomas
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    No, that's going to be the New Year's special.
  • RagamuffinBabyDoll
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    Awww I was hoping you were feeling better after last week. Well, at least you got some Zebra cakes. That always makes me feel better. Thx for the trip down memory lane; I may only be a 90's kid but I still remember some of these commercials :)
  • darkmindedsith
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    So, anyone else vote for having THESE commercials be the commercials we watch in the ads on this site, other than this Glee commercial?

    Hehe, entertaining as always, Doug.
  • Steve the Pocket
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    And Grandpa Josiah said, "Excellent suggestion!"

    It could be like those "Retromercials" TV Land used to have (maybe they still do; I don't have cable) that they still got paid for since the products still existed, even if the ads themselves were ancient.

    Yeah I know it'll never work since there are more degrees of separation between Internet content creators and advertisers these days than between me and Kevin Bacon. But a guy can dream.
  • FullmetalNinja25
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    I remember most of those commercials from my childhood especially the Flinstones Christmas one which still airs to this day around Christmas. :D

    Great video Doug, I especially loved the ending! :D
  • Catiniata
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    Thought I really enjoyed the commercial reviews, I have to say to me the best part was the Nightmare Before Christmas bit at the end.

    I can't say why, but I just ENJOY hearing the critic sing.
  • MarcusWilliams
    A spontaneous musical number? Awesome!
  • TheAngryAnimeAddict
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    I'm a dinosaur.
    Okay honest. I didn't watch the whole thing. But Now I will to see if there's any from the 90's I remember. =p
  • jbzzzle  - is that julia styles?!?!?!
    in the apple jack's commercial, the girl that walks over and starts talking to the boy??? doesn't that look like julia styles??
  • hurtjak117
    I'd rather have these commercials than the Glee or other crap that plays before the videos.
  • Madara XIII
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    I'm with you on that!!! I mean seriously I loved the transformer toys commercial....and Yeah he was rightl. It took forever to figure out how to make them transform XD
  • SpeedyEric
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    I remember seeing commercials for Ninja Turtles soup and cereal, and I ate them all the way back since I was in pre-school.

    Is it just me or is that girl in the Apple Jacks commercial a young Julia Stiles?

    Who DOESN'T remember Crossfire?

    I remember, and memorize, the Fruity Pebbles Christmas commercial like it was yesterhour.

    I also frackin’ love Transformers, including the commercials. I have quite a big collection. The ones I have on display are the movie based characters, because I love the Michael Bay films.
    Note: I anyone tells me different about the live-action films, ...well, let's just say “I rise, you fall.”

    In speaking of Transformers, the Micro Machines Man played the voice of the Autobot named Blurr, the fast talking one.

    Was Wet Banana the original name of the Slip ’n’ Slide? If so, thank god for the parents who complained to the company.

    19:19- Did anyone catch the NC/AVGN poster framed on the wall?

    I really enjoy the “Nightmare Before Christmas” ending of this episode. Can't wait to see more reviews, Doug. Peace out.
  • Ironsides
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    imagine that apple jacks 94 picture in the end of "the shining."

    really changes things.
  • eMuse5
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    Epic video! Especially appreciated the ending. And speaking of endings, I admit that I'm slightly relieved to see a great new vid like this after the ending of the last one... ;-)
  • Darkling
    A few things about this video.

    If he went further back he would have found early eighties Applejacks commercials that DID claim it tasted like apple.

    Popples were NOT all sports toys. The sports ones came second. The first popples were just coloured animals that turned into the furry animal things when you pulled them out of their self-made pocket. The sports themed ones came later.
    I miss Giggles cookies. They actually tasted really good. I wish they'd bring them back. I love the Micro machine guy.

    Oh, my GOD! Ecto cooler for the win! That WAS the coolest drink ever! I drank it all the time as a kid. I always pretended it was ectoplasm. And it was so tastey. It was a lime punch. That was the best tasting ghost slime ever!

    ...

    Can't stop laughing. Jack Skellington-Critic too funny... might have to change pants...

    Seriously, I've been a hard core Nightmare before Christmas fan since 1993. That was epic!
  • Skuzbucketlickmyponybutt
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    Awesome Sauce! NC Rocks! Now, TURN THE GAS OFF! TURN THE GAS OFF! YOU'RE KILLIN ME OVER HERE SMALLS!

    And we don't need santa clause! we have Santa Christ!!!

    *sigh* on a serious note, man those commercials take me back. can i go back to being a young kid?....but without my father spanking me every five minutes or stupid school bullies?....dam i'm screwed either way. oh well. I'll remember the TV fondly anyway.
  • Darrell Kaiser
    Kind of a pointless episode. I guess he really thought we were gonna swallow the fact that he was going to quit. And, yes, that was Julia Stiles (the MEGA BITCH) as the snooty bitch in the Apple Jacks commercial? Talk about type casting!
  • Eric the Orange
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    And what is the "point" of his usual episode?

    To me the point is to be funny. Which this episode I felt had in abundance.
  • MPSai
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    I really don't think he expected anyone to think he was going to quit.
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