Battle of the Commercials – Nostalgia Critic

The ads of the 80s and 90s are one of a kind, and Nostalgia Critic is back to look at what made them so enjoyably crazy!

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260 comments

  1. You’re running out of fluid.

  2. He said: “You are running out of fluid!”

  3. Flu Weeds? Hell yeah! I want some of that.
    Also Tuffy Flakes? i would laugh if that was a real product.

    As for Burger king Kids Club kids name are Kid Vid(cyclops), I/Q,(geeky boy) Lingo(Hispanic kid), Jaws (token Black guy), Snaps(vouyer blonde girl) , Wheels (handicap boy), Jazz (androgynous asian boy), and Boomer (tomboy sports redhead). They also had a dog named J.D. Yeah quite a cast.

  4. Oddworld Inhabitant

    17:00 Who’s bright idea was it to have a fast food mascot who’s themed around the song “Mack the Knife”? “Come to McDonald’s at night! Muggings, gangland murders, and you? We’re lovin’ it!”

  5. YAY! HE GOT TO THE HOUSE HIPPO PSA!! :):)

  6. Hey, Critic, why not changing your video server?
    Vidme sucks balls.

  7. That was bold talking about the wage gap after the MRAs invaded your review of Catwoman to whine about your brief reference to it. Just waiting for them to find this one now so the hilarity can ensue.

    Oh, and Tamara’s facial expression during the Leggo my Eggo skit made me laugh so hard. Really, she could be a character actor for evil psychotic villains.

    • Meh, all the people who watch Nostalgia Critic are usually SJWs who actually believe in the “Wage gap” I don’t think he’s gonna lose any fans over this one.

      • Yay! I baited one! Now to throw a Pokeball!

        • Baited what? All I did was state that he wasn’t gonna lose fans, and that most of his fans were SJWs who believe in the wage gap… what did you “bait”?

          • Really? Can’t we just enjoy the video and not turn it into a political debate? I’ve had enough political talk to last me a while.

            Also, congrats, internet, on rendering SJW a meaningless term that labels it’s user a moron dictating it whenever they see something that they don’t like.

            You can believe in a particular cause or issue without being a banana balls extremist activist for said issue.

          • SJW isn’t necessarily a bad term, I usually use it in a negative way, but many people actually consider themselves SJWs, and they’re not rabid extremists.

          • Yeah, nah. Most people who are rational social-justice activists only call irrational social-justice activists SJWs to distance themselves from them. Also, the term itself is actually pretty negative, so anyone who would actively call themselves is either misguided, delusional, or doesn’t get the meaning of SJW.

          • Well, just go on buzzfeed, you’ll see what I’m talking about, can’t fault them for defending themselves.

          • Amen to that! Seriously, I actually worked for my university’s Diversity and Cultural Awareness department when I was in college but I am the farthest from Tumblr PC Patrol you will ever meet. Feminism=Equal Rights for all people, not just for women.

          • Well not really, Feminism is equal rights for women, and I agree with it, just not the extremists and the modern “third-wave” feminists.

      • Um…I’m not one, thank you.

      • So, are you calling President Obama an SJW? Because he’s stated multiple times that the wage gap exists and that it’s a real problem.

    • Equal pay laws have been in the books for many years. The ~70 cents on the $ isn’t accurately used in it’s own context. It’s simply the average earnings of all fulltime workers in the US year by year. It doesn’t take into account different jobs, hours worked, work experience, relevant education ect ect.

      There are some gendered labor issues to be had *cough*Walmart*cough* but these issues need to be tackled head on not this continued parrot of an out of context statistic.

      If these issues concern you I truly hope you will spend the time to check into these things further and vote if you can to make things better for all of us. These next 4 years are going to be rough and midterms are only 2 years away lets work to even the odds in the house and senate.

      Cheers

      • I believe that’s why there’s no wage gap in the US, and only a pay gap, I recommend everyone reading this comment to research the difference between the two.

      • Note that in explaining the broad 80 cent statistic one ends up describing a whole bunch of systematic biases and expectations that are leading to this outcome and reducing choice etc. So some jobs are predominately done by women and are not high paying professions. It would seem like women are steered into these lower paid professions or the professions may be lower paid not because they require less skill or work or whatever, but in part because of the gender composition (since no two jobs are the same you can always say well those aren’t jobs of equal value for X reason, but I am not sure that is plausible for every example).

        This is not making the pay/wage gap a myth it is just fleshing out what it is, what the broad statistic consists in and pointing out it is not simple blind discrimination by employers. Although obviously equal pay laws will not solve these more subtle problems, but their existence indicates that bias still exists that may well be affecting pay decisions among other things.

        Also even after all the differences are accounted for in what job, education, training and so on there is usually still a 5% residual (some say 2% some say 7%) that women are being paid less then men, where it seems like women with equal education, experience, hours work etc. get paid less. Now here one might claim coincidence or something or it might indicate that discrimination in pay still exists. Now any such statistic is made up of individual situations and it is in these situations where we intervene, but the statistics can indicate the magnitude of the problem etc.

        Note we can look at the statistics and see that actually massive gains have been made so in 1963 the aggregate gap in yearly earnings between full time working men and women was such that women were earning 59 cents on the dollar compared to men (according to the first thing that showed up on Google), now it is close 80 cents so that is like half the total pay gap gone and we see now that there are a lot more women in high pay, high prestige professions: doctors, lawyers etc. and it only took 50 years…

        So I think the broad pay gap statistic is still a useful marker of overall relative standing of men and women in the wage economy. This does not mean it is not a rather gross generalization that basically glosses over pretty much all detail. The same could be said for statistics like the unemployment rate, the employment rate and gross domestic product etc.

  8. That Kaptain Kristian cameo tho.

  9. yeah behonest you must than watch “Even Apeldoorn bellen” commericals watching

  10. Very, very, well done with the Stranger Things references. Totally expected it when we saw the Eggo comemrcial and was disappointed with it, or with Tamara’s performance as El.

  11. House Hippos, know that brings me back.

  12. House Hippos, Now that brings me back.

  13. I heard the Green Goblin saying “You’re running out of lube!” with a strange accent on the “b”.
    I remember the Kids Club of Burger King (or Hungry Jack’s as we call it in Australia) but I’m not sure if I actually saw them in commercials on TV.
    One other thing worth mentioning about Mac Tonight (or Moon Man) is that he’s been characterised as a racist psychopath thanks to YTMND.

  14. I thought the Game Gear bombed because not only was the sound quality worse (hell, it was worse than the Master System’s even though it was just a portable version of it, how does that even happen?) but the battery life sucked big time.

    Also the Gameboy Pocket proooobably didn’t help it survive.

  15. Okay, I got by Wet Banana, Wunder Boner, Pop Tarts, Red White and Blue Pancakes, Skip-It, and Slim Jims ready for more commercials.

    The commercial for the Spider-Man Atari game is more enjoyable than the actual game. Also, Green Goblin is saying “You’re running out of fluid,” as in web-fluid.

    If I want something that involves FedEx, I’ll stick with the movie Cast Away, thank you very much.

    I remember falling for the Frosted Flakes ads, and it’s only because the mascot was a cartoon tiger with the voice that sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”

    • The Real Silverstar

      I remember falling for the Frosted Flakes ads, and it’s only because the mascot was a cartoon tiger with the voice that sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”

      That would be the late Thurol Ravenscroft.

    • I also find the Batman ad really weird, because A BOMB IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE, AND SHE’S MORE CONCERNED ABOUT EQUAL PAY!?

      I was starting for get about the Berries and Creme Starburst ad.

      Thanks for making me crap my pants, Doug, with the Britain ad on electricity, and the one on Little Babies Ice Cream. This will keep me from eating anything on Thursday. HAPPY FUCKIN’ THANKSGIVING TO YOU, ASSHOLE!

      • I think that ad makes them all look like assholes. Batman apparently can’t pay his employees equally, both Batman and Robin laugh at her for talking to them about it and OH MY GOD IS BATGIRL SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING BLOWING BATMAN UP? I THOUGHT SHE WAS BLUFFING, HOLY SHIT! And damn it Batman, if your life is on the line, just agree to fucking pay her. Your life is not worth an extra 23 cents.

    • And now I’m imagining a re-working of that song but about Tony the Tiger.
      “You’re a con man, Tony the Tiger. You really are a shit.”

  16. That Oreo didn’t turn the kid into a young Bill Cosby, it turned him into a young Steve Urkel!

  17. Please tell me I’m not the only one who tried to wipe off their screen every time they switch back to Doug. I thought I might have damaged it at one point. Oh yeah. Doug clean your camera lense.

  18. 14:20 – Asambi saa a squash banana. I see you there Rafiki!

  19. Ahh, the substation warning video. Anyone else remember the one with the kite and the pylon?

  20. I was scared to death of my interactive pooh. I was cleaning my room one day and with out touching him, he said ” If you want to die play with me,” I threw that thing out of my room so fast and refused to touch it after that.

  21. He did the Ice Cream commercial! This is great.

  22. I’m the only one curious about how they get a tiger costume so cool seeing all their other props are so cheap?
    I’m not saying that they are bad. Just… That the tiger costume seems a lot more expensive.

  23. I think some of the jokes went on too long, but this was a good video

  24. …Phew…no @flea jokes…

  25. Well, “Little Baby’s Ice Cream” was one of the Top 5 commercials I looked forward to seeing him review. But what I really, REALLY wanted to see him review was the ad for Big Bill Hell’s Cars. If anyone could send him a request before next year’s edition, that would be great.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZuN0xXWLc

  26. What… What the hell was that last commercial? I thought I was ready for the commericals, but then that last one happened and I am as confused as I am horrified.

    Commercials are great. ^_^

  27. Great (as usual)!!! Btw, I believe (unless I miss my guess) that the “Bill Cosby” kid in the Oreo commercial is actually a young Jaleel White (Steve Urkel hmself)!

    Also, great angry looks from Tamara in the “Eggo” parody!

    Lastly, the Green Goblin in the “Spider-Man” atari game commercial says, “…and you’re running out of fluid!” referring to Spider-Man’s web fluid.

    Still: Great! Great! Great! stuff from all involved!

  28. Is there anyway you can review the Japanese versions of Ironman, Wolverine, X-men and Blade?

    Can you also talk about the MTV series Good Vibes and Daria?

    And on a side note, I mention this all before, why don’t you review a classic horror like this one I’ve finally found after all these years after just seeing a few scenes of it and never knowing how it ended. It’s called Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. You might like it. Maybe.

    Also what do think of these TV series shows called:
    John Doe
    Forever Knight
    The Misfits (British Show)
    Misfits of Science (Movie and series)
    and The Zeta Project
    (I think some of these shows are like Sonic the Hedgehog a.k.a. Sonic Sat a.m. They all have incomplete ending.)

    P.S. Is there anyway you can review the Japanese versions of Ironman, Wolverine, X-men and Blade? I’d also really like to hear what you think about the FX series Archer and Chozen.

    P.S.S. And I never found out if you were going talk more about the Disney Afternoon shows Gummi Bears, Chip N Dale’s Rescue Rangers, Talespin(even the hour uncut movie special I found about it) and Darkwing Duck. Also you never answer my question, If you hate the Goof Troop song: “Gotta Be Gettin’ Goofy” then does that mean you hate The Darkwing Duck Rap?

    • And just so you wonder, the Burger King Kids Club was only for kids. Even now unless you have a kid of your own, Niece and/or Nephew, you can’t get a kid’s meal. For Burger King and/or McDonalds And if you think the Winnie the Pooh commercial was funny, I found out there was one a toy that was banned called Pee and Poo. They were plushy soft dolls to teach kids about toilet training. .

      • The Real Silverstar

        “And just so you wonder, the Burger King Kids Club was only for kids.”

        Um, nobody thought otherwise. Thanks, Captain Obvious.

        • Hey, McDonald’s will sell a Happy Meal to just anyone. If Burger King actually had a policy of only selling their kids’ meals to actual kids or people who had kids with them, that’s an interesting fact and I’ll thank you to not shit on people for trying to share information.

  29. Where does he find these commercials?

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