The BEST episodes of Nostalgia Critic season 1

Every episode of Nostalgia Critic season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Nostalgia Critic season 1!

Nostalgia Critic is a popular video series created by Chicago comedian Doug Walker. In the show, he plays the titular Nostalgia Critic, a grumpy and easily aggravated character who mostly reviews entertainment from the 1980s and 1990s. His catch-phrase, "I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it, so you don't have to," usually opens and ends each video.

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Street Fighter + Mortal Kombat: The Movie Reviews Part 1
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8.93
28 votes

#1 - Street Fighter + Mortal Kombat: The Movie Reviews Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/15/2008

The Nostalgia starts off this double-episode special by reviewing the movie Street Fighter. Even though it contains Raul Julia's final performance, it still doesn't stop the Nostalgia critic from hating the movie. With a confusing story, Jean-Claude Van Damme's accent, and an overly huge cast, the Nostalgia Critic shows that once again, movies based on videogames are terrible.

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8.89
28 votes

#2 - Super Mario Brothers: The Movie

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/13/2008

Growing up during the popularity of the Super Mario Brothers games, a movie based on them could not be anything but awesome. However, the Nostalgia Critic reviews the movie and shows that movies are nothing like the games they are based off of and are more terrible than entertaining.

Street Fighter + Mortal Kombat: The Movie Reviews Part 2
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8.89
28 votes

#3 - Street Fighter + Mortal Kombat: The Movie Reviews Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/16/2008

The finale of the two-part review special has the Nostalgia Critic reviewing the movie Mortal Kombat. However, with Johnny Cage's one-liners, Raiden's voice, an overly weak CIA agent, an Asian actor throw-in, and a PG-13 rating, the Nostalgia Critic finds more frustration than entertainment from this movie.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movies
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7.93
28 votes

#4 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movies

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/11/2008

Growing up loving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Nostalgia Critic decides to revisit the live-action movies. However, with lackluster endings and a terrible third movie, will the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise be as good as he once thought?

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7.93
28 votes

#5 - Cloverfield Review

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/14/2008

After watching the Cloverfield movie, the Nostalgia Critic vents his anger about what ultimately became of the identity of The Monster. Afterwards, he reenacts the movie using his own hand-held camera.

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7.93
28 votes

#6 - Space Jam Review

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/17/2008

With the Looney Tunes and Michael Jordon teaming up for a movie, how can it go wrong. According to the Nostalgia Critic, it can. With the Looney Tunes not being funny, as well as the entire movie feeling like one big advertisement, the Nostalgia Critic shows that some things are better left seperate.

Power Rangers: A Look Back
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7.23
40 votes

#7 - Power Rangers: A Look Back

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/18/2007

The Nostalgia Critic looks back at the Power Rangers with his review of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. However, with a thin plot, pointless scenes earlier on, and overall not making much sense, the Nostalgia Critic finds this movie to be everything but morphenomenal.

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7.00
1 votes

#8 - Video Game Review: Bebe's Kids

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/3/2008

At long last, the Nostalgia Critic holds up his end of the deal with The Angry Video Game Nerd by reviewing a horrible video game. The game that he decides to review is Bébé's Kids for the SNES.

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7.00
1 votes

#9 - Jingle All the Way

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired 12/30/2008

Suffering from the post-Christmas blues, the Nostalgia Critic reviews Jingle All the Way. With horrible acting, overly crazy situations, and the fact that it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, he finds that this movie is better left wrapped up than opened on Christmas day.

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7.00
1 votes

#10 - Top 11 Disney Villains

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 12/3/2008

Disney has brought children some very memorable villains. So, the Nostalgia Critic counts down the Top 11 Disney Villains of all time.

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7.00
1 votes

#11 - Top 11 Underrated Nostalgic Classics

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 11/4/2008

Wanting to make sure others know of other not-so-well-known nostalgic movies, the Nostalgia Critic counts down the Top 11 most underrated nostalgic classics.

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7.00
1 votes

#12 - Drew Struzan Tribute

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/13/2008

The Nostalgia Critic salutes Drew Struzan, who is well known for creating and painting famous movie posters.

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7.00
1 votes

#13 - Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 9/29/2008

The Nostalgia Critic counts down the Top 11 nostalgic animated shows from his childhood.

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7.00
1 votes

#14 - Top 11 Saddest Moments

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 9/9/2008

The Nostalgia Critic announces his Top 11 saddest nostalgic moments from the movies and shows of his childhood.

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7.00
1 votes

#15 - Follow That Bird

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 8/18/2008

The Nostalgia Critic decides to tear apart the movie Follow That Bird, a Sesame Street movie. However, will he be able to actually talk bad about such iconic characters from his childhood?

Double Dare
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7.00
1 votes

#16 - Double Dare

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 7/13/2008

The Nostalgia Critic salutes Double Dare as one of the greater shows that once aired on Nickelodeon. Not only does he review the greatness of the show, but he also honors the host, Marc Summers, for hosting a messy show while having obsessive compulsive disorder.

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7.00
1 votes

#17 - Top 11 Drug PSAs

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 6/22/2008

Kids are always warned about the dangers of drugs. However, some PSAs were scarier than informative. Due to growing up with drug PSAs, the Nostalgia Critic decides to countdown the Top 11 drug PSAs.

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7.00
1 votes

#18 - 90's Sports Montage

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 6/9/2008

The Nostalgia Critic finds it puzzling why we watch sports movies, even though we know what the outcome of the movie will be. Regardless, he decides to look at some of the sports movies from the 80s and 90s including The Mighty Ducks, Little Giants, Angels in the Outfield, Little Big League, The Sandlot, and other sports movies.

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7.00
1 votes

#19 - Batman and Robin

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/23/2008

Regarded as one of the worst movies of all time, The Nostalgia Critic decides to review the movie Batman and Robin. With horrible puns and being horribly clichéd, this movie finally makes the Nostalgia Critic fly into a mad rage.

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6.96
28 votes

#20 - Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/12/2008

Everyone has been scared as a kid. So, the Nostalgia Critic decides to have a Top 11 list of the scariest moments from our childhood. Why Top 11? Because he likes to go one step beyond.

Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue
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6.42
62 votes

#21 - Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/7/2008

With the thought of all your favorite cartoon characters coming together for a feature-length episode, how could you go wrong? Well, the Nostalgia Critic shows how wrong it can get when he reviews Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, a Saturday morning special, introduced by George H.W. Bush, that teaches the dangers of drug use. However, the Nostalgia Critic feels that most of the cartoons look more like they have been smoking something rather than practicing what they are preaching.

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6.00
1 votes

#22 - The Top 11 Naughtiest Moments in Animaniacs

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/11/2008

The Nostalgia Critic celebrates the greatness of the Animaniacs by counting down the Top 11 naughtiest moments from the show.

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6.00
1 votes

#23 - Top 12 Greatest Christmas Specials

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired 12/22/2008

Being in the Christmas spirit, the Nostalgia Critic counts down the Top 12 greatest Christmas specials.

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6.00
1 votes

#24 - Super Mario Brothers Super Show

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired 12/16/2008

The Nostalgia Critic decides to review the Super Mario Brothers Super Show, including The Legend of Zelda. However, with inconsistent stories, being a bad parody of other movies, and poor animation, the Nostalgia Critic finds this show to be anything but super.

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6.00
1 votes

#25 - Godzilla (1998)

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 11/26/2008

The Nostalgia Critic reviews the 1998 movie, Godzilla. However, does the horrible track record of the people producing this movie mean that this movie will be just as bad as Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow?