Return of the Nostalgic Commercials

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  • mannymoran
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    yay more commercials i hope we get another one after this and because it came form your wifes box lol XD on a final note your tearing me apart wonderboner
  • jawmuncher
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    I'm loving the length of NC's recent reviews.
    I enjoy seeing them at 25+ minutes. It's like watching an awesome TV show.
  • Tardischick88
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    I totally agree! I'm loving these long reviews! Keep them coming! :)
  • TheBrigeedaRocks
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    Is it just me, or does the kid from the Nerf Arrowstorm commercial sound JUST like the New Yorker brat from "We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story"?
  • EpicFish  - He kinda does
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    You mean Louie? I noticed that too!
  • Arike475
    LOL!
    Great Epiode
    I was so waiting for that Johnson Commercial
  • ShineTilly  - The kid in the Nerf Commercial
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    That's actually Devon Sawa. He played Casper when he was a "real" boy. He was also in Idle Hands and Final Destination later on.
  • Skuzbucketlickmyponybutt
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    Totally! There were so many wierd-ass commercials in the 80's and 90's that it's enough material to last years! Awesome Vid....now where can i get one of those humongous Bubble blowers! Imagine doing that drunk or high! TOTAL AWESOMENESS!

    and speaking of commercials....is anyone else annoyed with the 'LOL' commercials that pop up at the end of these videos? every time they come on it feels like my brain is being rubbed on a cheese grater. I understand that the adverts help the site and that's all cool, but there's already the advert that pops up at the beginning of the vid, then the 3000+ that 'pop-up bar' at the bottom while the vid is playing! Grr! >.>
  • RuinerXXSinCity
    The weirdness is what made them so memorable as opposed to the commercials today who try WAY TOO HARD to make a lasting impression. Don't get me wrong a commercial will always be something you have no choice but to sit through. Especially these days since most shows on cable depending on their length(hour or half hour shows) seem to have their commercial breaks almost at the exact same time on every channel. Unless you have Tivo and you record the shows you watch channel surfing doesn't do much good.

    This was really for my money the best NC episode of the last 3-4 months. I really enjoy these nostalgic commercials special episodes quite a bit more then the "Old vs. New", and "Top 11 lists". I feel pretty confident saying that I doubt I am the only one hopping for more of these in the future. Simply put Doug hasn't even scratched the surface on the bizarre,ridiculous, and often suggestive commercials from the 80s and 90s commercials.
  • Sheranda
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    I was going to give your comment a thumbs up until you said "hopping."
  • Sheranda
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    I'm sorry. I was tired when I said that, and spelling errors really get on my nerves sometimes. I'll try to put more thought into my comments. I'll give you a thumbs up because I agree with what you said.
  • THOOM
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    Skuzbuckett,

    I was going to reply to your message just to tell you that the woman in your avatar looks hot.

    And I am still replying to say that, but I also have to agree about how grating those post show Mac n Cheese commercials are. (Cheese? Grating? I'll be here all week, folks.)

    Your comment struck a nerve with me, Skuzbuckett.

    Some may say "why complain about commercials that appear after the program? Just turn it off". Well, sometimes, because the show is over, I'll just scroll down to read the comments, thinking the video will stop. Then, the audio for that commercial with that unfunny woman and her awful jokes plays...and I let it go and read more comments. And it continues to play until am suddenly annoyed and frustrated that anyone would pay this woman for such bad comedy. Then I rip my headphones out of the PC.
  • Skuzbucketlickmyponybutt
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    lol indeed. that's exactly how I feel! I try hitting the back button before they start, but it sometimes takes 5 or 6 seconds before it actually goes through, and by then the brain has been grated. *sigh* I have torn feelings for the woman in those commercials, yes she's not very funny and those commercials make me want to rip the internet cord out of my computer, but she is trying to support her family...

    and yes that pic is me, and before anyone asks, i got Skuzbucketlickmyponybutt from a web show called 'The Guild'. the phrase makes me giggle whenever i see it lol.

    and AllisontheSNLGuru, unfortunately that means the commercials succeeded. damn. lol
  • AllisonTheSNLGuru
    I agree with the "LOL" commercials at the end of the videos. Aside from the fact that it buffers constantly while its on, I just dont feel like hearing some 10th-rate female "comedian" talking about food products. I don't care, really. At 12:30 am, its only going to make me want to eat.
  • Madara XIII
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    I Lost it when he put Samuel Jackson in Guess who XD
  • sbkMulletMan
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    Only without commercials!

    ...well, except for this one which is entirely commercials. But GOOD commercials!

    In the passed few months I've made it a habit to look how long a video is the first moment it's loaded up. I've had this theory that the longer passed the 20 minute mark a NC video is, the greater chance it has to be something special, usually because the extra time is either a ton of jokes (meaning the movie gave Doug plenty of material to work with and is a comedic gold mine, like Neverending Story 3), or extra sketch comedy or other fun goodies have been added on, like chasing Casper or a guest appearance/collaboration.

    In this case, the entire kind of episode is a special one. And a damn fun one!
  • SsnakeBite
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    And what's better, an awesome TV Show... WITHOUT COMMERCIALS!

    Well, there ARE commercials, but they don't interrupt the thing for ten minutes.
  • Marshmallowcreampie
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    Agreed! Totally dig the long reviews! XD This one was especially funny. Who knew you could get so much entertainment from commercials? NC can make ANYTHING funny!

    On a side note... HE'S GOT FUCKING BUBBLES!
  • Madara XIII
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    Screw Nintendo! Bubbles is where it's at!
  • gfresh06
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    @Jawmuncher, wish you could say that to some of the webmasters I work with.
  • ladydiskette  - ITS NERF OR NOTHING!
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    lol, I just squealed at the nerf commerical, I still remember my brother giving me a nerf crossbow for my B-day and the boy next door being so jealous XD
  • NC IS THE KING  - Adverts
    Damn it more Adverts... Atleast it isn't a top 11 or old vs new but still I was well looking forward to a movie or tv review..
  • Sheranda
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    I just noticed something! When a comment has more thumbs down than thumbs up, the text turns gray. I wonder why.
  • Madara XIII
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    That and the Zelda Rap bit had me ROFL'in constantly

    They probably treat it with more respect in japan.

    *Watches Japanese Commercial*

    O_O....WELL EXCUUUUUSE ME PRINCESS!!!

    Secondly didn't the guy who played Link in the Zelda series also voice Protoman in the Megaman show?
  • Valis77
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    no that was a diffrent actor all together.
  • Sheranda
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    Great. Now, I know ANOTHER word for "vagina."
  • ladydiskette
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    LMAO! The He-Man 1-900 commerical brought up so many gay sexline jokes I feel like I was rundown by a train.
  • Sheranda
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    Wow. She-rah sounded so flat in that commercial. It's like the voice actress was reading the script for the first time.
  • ladydiskette
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    10:49-lol, I remember that commerical I actually wanted to own one of those as a little girl becasue I thought they were so cute.!
  • Mr Clock  - Scary face
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    I thought I was seeing things when you put in the quick shot from the Exorcist.
  • odihime
    YAY! Awesome as always
  • TonyWDA
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    "Better enjoy this movie while you can, folks, 'cause you wil NEVER see it in theaters again."
    Or on a friggin' VHS release in the US (enjoy yours, UK). -___-

    Surprised you addressed "Song of the South", but THANK YOU.
  • SpeedyEric
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    I never heard of "Song of the South" before, and I think it's because I live in Iowa (a northern state).
  • Monkeeshrines
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    It's probably because of the refusal of Disney to release it again, actually. They're embarrassed by the controversy and racial portrayals in it so they won't release it again, yet one of their most popular rides at their theme parks is based off of it. The kids who ride Splash Mountain probably don't even know it's based on a movie.
  • SpeedyEric
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    Makes perfect sence.
  • SpeedyEric
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    And one year later, Lindsey the Nostalgia Chick reviewed that movie. =D
  • embercoral
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    And one year after that, so did Doug. eue
  • Gethenian
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    Exactly this. The only reason I know it exists is because when I was a kid I had a big book that just listed and gave brief descriptions of every animated feature Disney had ever made up through The Lion King. In fact... that really makes me wonder when the heck that commercial was aired, since Song of the South was released two years before my PARENTS were born. o.0 That's not nostalgic, that's HISTORIC. Guess they re-released it in theaters at some point. Still... weird.
  • August M.
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    It was re-released in the mid 80s.
  • BoomingEchoes
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    Adding to what August M. said it was re-released in the 80s. Today a Disney movie will get re-released sparingly in IMAX or every couple of years on DVD (then put back in the "vault" because it makes it more "special") but back then when the home video market was still a fledgling beast they'd re-release movies nationwide in theaters.

    The first movie I ever saw in theaters was Bambi 40+ years after it was first released.
  • TheAlien
    Yeah I havebeen toDisney about 5 times and had no idea who they were... honestly I just thought Disney came up with some new characters for the ride and then I saw this and realized "Oh never mind"
  • anonexistentuser
    I'm from Iowa, and I've heard of it. It's the movie that "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" is from.
  • Marshmallowcreampie
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    Haha, Disney just refuses to release it because of the supposed racism. (I've never seen it, so I can't judge) The movie is kind of their embarassment, really, they try to cover it up. (although they're not hesitant to use the song "Zippity Doo Da" from it) The movie theater at my town has a lot of old movie posters in the hall, and there's a Song of the South one. XD
  • August M.
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    There is none. The NAACP claims it's racist because they believe the black characters are slaves(They're not because it takes place AFTER the Civil War). Seriously, Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind are very racist yet they're widely available and praised. I guess people love to bash Disney.
  • BoomingEchoes
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    Old cartoons always get a bad rap for the portrayal of black characters no matter what studio did them.. Its just fashionable to go after Disney for this because everyone feels Disney should always know better -even back in the days when it was actually the only thing to do.
  • Sheranda
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    It's not just the suggestion of slavery. It's also the way the characters talked.
  • August M.
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    That is how they talked in the past, believe it or not. Gone with the Wind is similar but no one talks bad about it.
  • THOOM
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    No one would ban a film because it depicted slavery. Disney probably claims it was banned because the little white kid talked to grown black adults as if they were children, Uncle Remus was a "Uncle Tom" type, and the Brer Animals had a broken english dialect similar to the other racist depictions of black people back then (like mammies and stepinfetchit).

    I think the REAL reason SOTS was banned was because it was boring as fuck and took what seemed like an hour to get to the first animated part. It was the only mediocre animated Disney feature from that period, and I think Disney wanted to shelf it.
  • pinky75910
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    Check out wikipedia. There's.. some very not pc-terminology that I'd feel uncomfortable bringing up in conversation. But I've talked to some people people who have seen it and enjoyed it.
  • SlyDante  - Hells Yes
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    OH SWEET JESUS CRITIC THANK YOU. Your last Commercial Special was just awesome, I laughed so much & had fun revisiting those childhood memories with you. You even inspired me to head over to RetroJunk & view several commercials myself...But I thought it would be a year before you returned to it, sadly.

    And here you are, just a few months later, bigger & just as awesome as last time! God bless you, you magnificent bastard (Though wasn't the special originally called "After These Messages"?)!! ^_^

    Drunken stray thoughts I had while watching:

    - So Barney had his Cocoa Pebbles addiction, those kids went insane over a lack of Corn Pops, then you have Sonny & Cocoa Puffs, Wendell & Cinnamon Toast Crunch, not to mention the Trix Rabbit...Man, the rehab centers had some strange cases to deal with back in those days.

    - Okay, once Sucker Punch is out, we need to hire Zack Snyder to do a Dino Riders movie, stat! Our boyhood wet dreams cannot go unappreciated by the public!

    - I vaguely remember the rapping Zelda ad, but...But...Was that Japanese ad for real? Even for the same game? Holy sh...

    - Ah yes, The Grape Escape...Those glorious post-Mousetrap days of board game history where if your game didn't have somer overly-complicated gimmick, it was crap. Really, we just loved setting it up & making those machines go off! It's one of the only games where we WANTED to fail, just so we could torture our Play-Doh creations!

    - "This is why you will never be as popular as Happy Meals." Could be worse. They could be Wendy's Kids Meals. Hey, anybody clamoring for a "City of Ember" promo toy?

    - I haven't seen Aliens yet, sooo...Does the movie really have flying Xenomorphs that get bottled up by helicopters piloted by G.I. Joe playing alien dress-up? Huh. Gotta say, kinda expected it to be different, from what I've seen.

    - I honestly had no idea what that "Johnson" ad was even actually for. In the end, I want to say it was for boats, but...Seriously, was it even an ad for anything? Was that just by the same pedophile behind the puppet phone line ad who had some leftover change?

    - Lastly, I just really loved the little "echoes" you put at the ends of some ads like the Cocoa Pebbles one. Very nice touch, very funny. Hope to see more soon down the road! =)
  • ThatWhiteGuy
    i also had some thoughts about these commercials. peticularly the "Cabbage Patch Twins" one. If the dad of the daughter is calling his mom and saying she is a Grandma (even though she already is), wouldn't that technically mean he impregnated hisown daughter? Just think about it for a second, and tell me if i'm crazy.
  • THOOM
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    No, the dad wasn't talking to his mother on the phone. He was talking to his wife, the girl's mother, and telling her that she is a grandmother.
  • Wends
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    - I honestly had no idea what that "Johnson" ad was even actually for. In the end, I want to say it was for boats, but...Seriously, was it even an ad for anything?

    Maybe because I'm into boating, but... it's for Johnson outboard motors. :)

    And it's a damned memorable commercial for a household name product in the boat industry, too.
  • Citizen Snips
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    Haha nope Aliens had none of those things. No flying aliens, alien disguised marines or giant bottles. Its a good flick and comes highly recommended. And man, that Atax guy has some bitchen muttonchops.
  • Morgoth Bauglir
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    Well, they were probably from the expanded universe. Read a comic book or play a video game, and you might get the answer.
  • Nova Neko
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    it was for a boat engine
  • terryguy
    Actually the zelda one is for link to the past....
  • RockinDover
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    Actually, the US rapping Zelda ad was for Link's Awakening for the Game Boy, judging by the black and white screen, and the Japanese one was for A Link To The Past. I'm just surprised the NC didn't use the Zelda rap ad for the original Zelda for the NES in this. Also, he's totally right about rap music being totally unfitting for Zelda game. It needs to be epic orchestral music... or melodic heavy metal!

    Also, Aliens does not have flying Xenomorphs being bottled up by helicopters, and no G.I. Joe playing alien dress up... and I'm surprised they didn't have a figure of Sigourney Weaver at all... and who the hell is ATAX?
  • Sheranda  - Corn Pops
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    In those Corn Pops commercials, I was waiting for a clip from The Brady Bunch Movie. You know, when Jan was saying in her head, "How come Marcia gets the good drawers? How come Marcia doesn't have to wear glasses? How come Marcia gets the boys, the nice hair, the trophies, the good grades, and all the attention from Mom and Dad?! Marcia, Marcia, MARCIA!!!"
  • SpeedyEric
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    Awesome idea on looking back on more commercials from our youth, Doug. You never seize to amaze me.

    1:41- I guess it’s true when they say that big things come in small packages.

    4:52- This commercial looks like Sesame Street if it was produced by Chester A. Bum.

    I was wondering if you were gonna mention “Suburban Commando” during the After Burner part.

    I never heard of Dino-Riders before, but I Do agree that they look awesome and deserve a comeback.

    Nice PSA moment with the Cocoa Pebbles commercial. Now, let’s turn it into a comic for Linkara to review for PSA Hell. =P

    I wonder if that Zelda rap was what the Angry Video Game Nerd was talking about in his Nintendo Power episode.

    It’s been a really long time since I saw that Grape Escape ad, and I can see why it was SO long ago.

    It was the Aliens toy commercials where I first heard of both the Alien and Predator franchises.

    Good thing I never saw the Johnson or Wonder Boner commercials before this.
  • Machohervey
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    "I wonder if that Zelda rap was what the Angry Video Game Nerd was talking about in his Nintendo Power episode."

    Nope, he was talking about this:

    http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=69_l1oZ2b2M

    (Remove any spaces as necessary.)
  • Madara XIII
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    Hell yeah! A little car is a MANS CAR!!!

    I AM A MAN! *PUNCH*

    Secondly I didn't know anything about micromachines, but we all knew about Hot Wheels. Childhood FTW
  • SpeedyEric
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    I know little about Micromachines, and I had a few Star Wars based Micromachines.
  • Sheranda  - Wunder Boner
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    I saw the Wunder Boner commercial on YouTube a while ago. It was titled "Commercial Fail."
  • TheAngryAnimeAddict
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    Great Job again

    And I loved how you referenced some of your lesser known reviews. I think this is the first "Shazam" Reference.

    BUBBLES made me laugh so hard.

    And I'm glad I'm not the ONLY person who was wondering why the little boy was naked.

    And Song of the South. I'm probably one of the few kids who loved that movie.

    I still have NO idea why it's banned in the US now.

    A black slave was happy?
    So what?
    It's not politically correct, but I'm sure there was like... .00000001% of them that could of been optimistic, I guess. *shrugs*

    Wow... There were really hotlines for everything in the 80's weren't there? Thank God I grew up in the 90's. And the only thing I wanted to call a hotline for was for AirPens.
    Which reminds me... Do a Air-Pens one. I wanted those so bad, and then when I finally got them, they Blowed!
    Literally.
    You had to like use up half your lungs and get your spit all over the darn fuckers to work
  • Sheranda  - Air Pens
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    I agree, but they were still fun.
  • KingGramJohnson  - Wizard!
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    I remember most of these commercials. It's funny to see them again so many years later. It's strange that now I realize how crazy these ads were.

    Great video, Doug!
  • Madara XIII
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    However I certainly don't remember the 900 numbers...or Herbert whispering sweet nothings in my ear...

    I NEED AN ADULT!!!
  • TheEpicStickMan
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    Hooray.....more commercials? Meh, oh well, WOOT!
  • Tardischick88
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    I think my favorite commercials were the last two. I didn't even realize they existed! How on EARTH did those get shown on television??

    Fabulous review! I love watching all of these old commercials!

    P.S. "The Room" jokes were perfectly timed! XD
  • Chris P Bacon
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    Creee-e-e-py crawlers. That commercials stuck with me, effect marketing apparently.
  • Madara XIII
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    Indeed. Creepy Crawlers theme for the show and the commercial made it to where you'd never forget that.

    SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES XD
  • Annie-Mae
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    Bubble Thing is AWESOME.

    I never saw any of those call numbers, but I think A few programs like Tony Toons and Ren and Stimpy making fun of them.

    That drawing of Barney during the Pep Talk is hilarious. XD Very awesome skit. I've never liked the skits but that was a ringer.

    AHaha, wonderful Guess Who version of the game. That was a good LOL! "Does he LOOK like a BITCH!?"

    Love the scary face on the Corn Pops commercial.

    I fuckin LOVE Wuzzles. I had Eleroo but I can't find him anymore...He's a lost toy of mine :(. So cute.
  • White Rabbit
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    I had a shit load of Changey Things when I was a kid.I was never really into Tha Army N' Stuff action figures though.
  • SpeedyEric
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    I have a big collection of Changey Things, I have Army 'n' Stuff figures and vehicles based on the movie, and I have an Echo-1 and a few Batmobile Eeeeeehhhh-yah-nuhs.
  • sbkMulletMan
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    Army n' Stuff action figures and Monster Animal Turtle Mutey thingies action figures were very common in my family growing up.

    Had the occasional Changey Things and plenty of Nintendo Boxy Video Whatchamagoos as well.
  • Madara XIII
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    Thank God for Transformer toys. Them and Power Rangers were by far the most entertaining out of any toy.
    Hell I wouldn't even read the instructions to Transformer toys, I'd try and figure it out myself.
  • Sheranda
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    As a little girl, I was big on Plastic Chick, because my family couldn't afford Rainbow Hair Horsey.

    That's the best I can do.
  • Pigquet  - Whoa! Deja Vu!
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    Okay, a little weird, interesting fact that I have to throw out there. Every Tuesday night when I'm all pumped for a new NC episode, I want to see it ASAP (its usually available around 9-ish) so I bring up any other widescreen NC video (usually one of my favorites) watch it, and then afterwards when the newest one's on the list after the ad, I just click on it. So I don't have to wait 3+ hours for it to appear on the list. ^_^

    Well, your original commercials episode is one of my all time favorites! Seriously, I've probably seen it over 30 times. I practically have it memorized! lol So, I was watching that one before this one, so when I clicked on this and suddenly you in the same shirt, chair, and location appeared on the screen without any warning, I was like, "WHAT THE HELL?? Did I just hit replay? But...he's smiling and not reclining depressed, so its NOT the same one.." LOL!

    Anyway, that was just kinda EXTREMELY coincidental and freaky! Just thought I'd share!

    SO EXCITED TO SEE A NEW INSTALLMENT! I know a lot of people might whine and gripe that you did a part 2 so soon, but I don't care at all! You can't complain about an episode like this when its SO FREAKIN' FUNNY! And, honestly, I know you're always funny and I love all your reviews to an extent, but I'm being serious when I say this was realy HILARIOUS!! Particularly the last two, for obvious reasons!

    You also got to pack in a lot more commercials than last time, because last time you were also fitting in the story of, "What am I doing with me life? I'm a wreck!" and then the song at the end of you getting back to where you belong. Which I LOVE, btw, but this was more dedicated to just reviewing commercials because you want to, which is cool!

    I mean, who said you have to JUST be a film critic? Sure, that's what your most known for--reviewing terrible movies--but in all honesty, your the "Nostalgia" Critic. You can review anything nostalgic, good or bad! You also do t.v. shows, you've done cereal mascots, drug psas, so why not more commercials?

    You admitted that it seems weird reviewing them, but you explained yourself well why you did, and went on doing it for the fun anyway! And, we should all respect that! They are easy to mock after all!

    I think I laughed the hardest at the Flinstones one, the bubble thing (That's the name?? XD That's gotta be one of the easiest commercials to mock, because of how seriously they take it!), the fuckin' 900 numbers, and obviously Johnson and Wunder Boner. Yes, that clearly was done on purpose. No doubts about it.

    Why DIDN'T those Dino-robot--whatever thingys catch on?! I've never even heard of them! Those suckers look freakin' BADASS TO THE HIGHEST POWER!! And...I'M A GIRL! LOL

    I love these episodes, your humor, and how adorable you look in that t-shirt! Thank you so much! This is my favorite this month!
  • rybub  - I'm going to ask what everyone is REALLY asking
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    How much for a wonder boner?
  • ggbhtg
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    F*CK YEAH, BUBBLES!

    I remember seeing the tootsie pop, guess who, corn pops, and the bunny hotline commercial.

    I saw the Wonder Boner on Youtube once....pffft, boner.
  • Dags
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    Skip Stick totally reminded me of the infinitely more entertaining Skip-It!
  • Sheranda
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    Skip-It? Is that that thing you swing around your ankle as it counts how many swings you make? I really wanted one of those!
  • Sheranda
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    Skip-It? Is that that thing you swing around your ankle as it counts how many swings you make? I really wanted one of those!
  • Archedgar
    I agree, creepy crawlers ftw.


    Also, does doug seem a bit more tired in his new videos...?




    hmmm
  • Nasty  - yeah...
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    In NC "Jurassic Park" he seemed to be a little tired too. Doug is a real workaholic! I hope he's all right now. I wonder, when does he sleep? or eat?
  • Monkeeshrines  - My ribs hurt now...
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    Those last two - I was hyperventilating I was laughing so hard. X-)

    It's a bit weird, though, that I remember some of these commercials, but I don't remember the product they were advertising.
  • Quantum Wolf
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    U r tering me apart, CORN POPS!

    Doug: WONDER BONER.
    Anime Milwaukee crowd: BHWAAAAHHHAHAHAHAHHHA!!!!
    Doug: You see?!?

    In all seriousness, despite the name, I would have liked to have one of these, on the grounds that I FUCKING HATE fish bones. Nearly choked on them as a kid once and I've been paranoid since.
  • Tentacles
    Glad I'm not the only one that hates fish bones.D: Can't wait for test tube meat.
  • drumlip
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    I wonder if these toy manufacturers even saw Aliens. That was not a fun movie for kids. That movie was terrifying.

    Also, i think "Atax" might be a reference to Ajax, the great warrior from Greek myth, but that's probably giving the advertisers too much credit.
  • Sheranda
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    Good point.
  • Morgoth Bauglir
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    It's probably a toyline for the expanded universe.
  • Midnatz
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    I LOVED the nostalgic commercials video (despite the fact my internet connection kept screwing up half the way through and I had to keep reloading the page all over again to watch the whole thing) thank you SO much!!!
  • summernight  - Herbert from Family Guy!
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    I didn't knew you were a fan of Family Guy! I enjoy watching your reactions from Herbert pervert talks on the phone and your freak out.

    PS There is a lot of phone call commercials!
  • OtakuMan28  - Kimba the White Lion was used for WHAT?!
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    Yes... yes there were a lot of phone call commercials. I do not remember there being that many but... my God.

    But what REALLY got me, despite the side splitting hilarity that was the entire thing, there was one commercial that actually irked me:

    The Spring Easter Bunny hotline commerical.

    And here's why:

    At the very beginning of the commercial, with all the animals looking on with joyful faces on, I IMMEDIATELY knew where that was from. It was from "Jungle Emperor", better known in the USA as "Kimba the White Lion".

    This was an anime from the 60's that has the honor of being one of the first, if not THE first, TV anime in COLOR! It was created by Osamu "God of Manga" Tezuka that oversaw both his original manga and the TV anime versions. His influence in Japanese comics and animation has put him on near Godlike status when it comes to revering historical figures in Japan.

    AND THEY USE FOOTAGE FROM HIS CREATION FOR A CRAPPY PUBLIC ACCESS HOTLINE COMMERCIAL!?

    WTF?! HOW did they get away with that?! Did they think no one would notice?! And how the hell did they get that footage anyway?!

    I would have never known this if Doug hadn't dug it up for this special. I'm not really mad since this commercial was from decades ago, and I can see how they would have thought no one would recognize it, but HOW?! HOW did they get that footage and figure it was a good idea to use?!

    Oye... I need a drink.
  • Sheranda
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    I saw previews for Kimba on my videocassettes of Pokémon episodes. I just thought it was ripping off Lion King.
  • TheAlmightyDrewsus
    Usually I use the Wonder Boner on my Johnson.

    This sentence is made possible and completely nonsexual because of these two wonderful products for fishing. It makes sense though, fishing is normally just for people who like to sit around drinking, naturally they would find the double meanings hilarious and buy the products.
  • SailorCardKnight
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    Dear sweet jesus this video was hilarious! I'm glad you decided to do another one of these videos.

    The Barbie car VS Mircomachines bit had me in tears! Who has the pussy car now? XD
  • Sheranda  - cars
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    I think the reason the boys' cars were so small is because they would seem to go faster. Boys like fast cars, and girls like cars that their dolls can fit into.
  • Suren2
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    Ha, more nostalgic commercials. Great job.

    I actually liked playing with bigger car toys so my action figures could fit into them. I had a sister, don't judge me!

    Also, I think my favorite bit in here was that Smooshies commercial with the added screams. XD
  • darkmindedsith
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    The world's greatest mystery is not how many licks it takes to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop. The world's greatest mystery is why is that kid naked. Nice to see someone finally bring this mystery to the table. It's something that really needs to be solved.

    And when it comes to the Cabbage Patch twins, wouldn't that be just like going out and buying two Cabbage Patch kids? I wonder if any parents bought two relatively cheap or discount Cabbage Patch kids for their child and said "Here honey. Twin Cabbage Patch kids, just like you asked for".

    Entertaining as always, Doug.
  • Sheranda
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    After the announcer said "The world may never know," I was waiting for the Critic to say "Or care!"

    I mean, who does care? You could spend days trying to figure that out!
  • achol980
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    Someone needs to talk to Fred Wolf & Charles Swenson about that Tootsie-Pop Commercial since they're the ones who made it. That same year they made an X-rated film called "Down and Dirty Duck" to cash in on Fritz the Cat craze in the 70's.




    Informercials, That's what you need to review. Classic Informercials. Particularly the Amazing Discoveries in the early 90's
  • Dark Crow I  - Nostalgic Commercials
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    Nostalgic Commercials are awesome. Especially your johnson and your wunder boner
  • Not Shelley Duvall
    during the arches commercial:

    i like that big painting in your house. reminds me of venice. very pretty.

    just thought i'd say that.

    also, why are there no GREEN or YELLOW tootsie pops? that commercial lied to me!
  • Gethenian
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    Well, there are yellow ones NOW. They're banana flavored. [/parentofa3yearold]

    I'd really like if there were green ones, though. Green is always the best flavor of anything...
  • Sheranda
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    Agreed. I like watermelon and sour apple.
  • AliasJohnny  - Nerf Kid
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    Anyone else think that the evil Nerf kid is the genetically engineered crossing of Denis Leary and Gary Busey?
  • BoomingEchoes
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    Now that you mention it, I'm fairly certain the reason we don't see him now is because engineering practices back then were so new his mixed DNA went out of control and he became a chain smoking, cuss spewing man-beast with a bad case of Busey teeth.
  • kdgmr97
    that nerf kid is like the termanator put together with lucas. lol
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