Monkeybone – Nostalgia Critic

Just because it’s dark and weird doesn’t mean it’s good. Nostalgia Critic looks at the strange madness that nightmares are made of, Monkeybone.

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107 Comments on "Monkeybone – Nostalgia Critic"

TKelly42198
Guest

Great Review. Can you please do Deuce Bigalo or The Animal with… Rob Schneider :/

SpeedyEric
Guest

John C. McGinley is the only good thing in “The Animal,” and he later went on to play Dr. Cox in Scrubs.

Goldstar
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If you’re going to make requests, become a Patron or donate to one of the charities that Doug mentions in his shout-outs. Most producers don’t take fans’ requests for free.

Hardback247
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Speaking of Brendan Fraser, I think you should consider reviewing the Mummy movies. I think they are good NC fodder.

NCfanboy1
Guest

If that happens can we have a joke based on Follow That Bird’s “Upside Down World” song?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNJ8K6KNoHs

I remember the first movie had the main characters flying a plane in the dessert and ended up flying upside down one time. Don’t even TRY to say that idea of hearing that song playing isn’t funny!

JamiSings
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No. He should do the Boris Karloff one. If only because so many kids on Tumblr think the Brendan ones are the original Mummy movies. *sighs*

NCfanboy1
Guest

But the Boris Karloff one was a classic.

I mean reviewing bad and mediocre films are pretty much the Nostalgia Critic’s thing.

It would be a better idea to review the Brendan Fraser one and give some mentions as to why the original was better.

JamiSings
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Or do a New VS Middle Aged VS Old. (New being Tom Cruise’s flop, Middle Aged being Brendan’s, and Old being Karloff’s.) Obviously the Karloff one would win but then I could put the video as a reply to every person on Tumblr who calls Brendan’s Mummy movies “the original.”

BrokenEye
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I liked the Brendan Fraser Mummy movies. Perfectly good throwback adventure flicks. I mean, sure, they’re no Indiana Jones, but neither were half of the Indiana Joneseses.

TKelly42198
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I still wish the intro was modified a little, the images are skewed.

Hardback247
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That Krusty the Clown frame is actually of Homer dressed as Krusty in the episode, “Homie the Clown.”

firefly4f4
Guest

You posted this before watching the entire review, didn’t you 🙂

Hardback247
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Yes, I did.

SpeedyEric
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This is why I finish typing my comments when the ending credits roll.

The_Madder_Hatter
Guest

I had to look to make sure it was mentioned lol.

BrokenEye
Guest

Fun fact: Matt Groening originally planned to reveal that Homer Simpson and Krusty the Klown were the same person, which is why their facial structure and general build are basically identical, but the characters eventually developed to the point that this reveal no longer made sense and the idea was scrapped.

TKelly42198
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For some reason, I am not interested that a child version of Brendan Fraser having a boner because of an ugly teacher.

mgg121288
Guest

Now I know why the made Allen Gregory.

Cinnamon Scudworth
Guest

I have yet to watch the video. Please tell me that scene is NOT followed by an unnecessary skit of Tamara emerging from Doug’s crotch via greenscreen magic.

Moon Spirit
Guest

Only thing I know about this movie was the trailer using Offspring, and that’s it. I guess I didn’t miss much, except Offspring.

RendingHalls
Guest

That song gave the impression this movie was going to be a lot more exciting than it was.

Megalodon
Guest

Hmm. Seems harsh to claim Brendan Frasier has no appeal. I think the more fair criticism is that he accepted too many terrible projects. But when he’s cast correctly, he’s gold. I think he was a perfect fit for the fun, campy Mummy movies, he met every qualification in George of the Jungle, and Bedazzled to this day is one of my favorite movies. I actually thought his acting was fantastic in that. It is true he’s been in plenty of awful movies, though.

Blayshy
Guest

Okay, I really disliked that Simpson “joke”.
Also, if you stopped watching the Simpsons after Season 7, then why is Homer’s Enemy, a Season 8 episode on your list of favorite Simpson episodes???

Kingofthedragons27
Guest

There are always exceptions.

Blayshy
Guest

Even then, that “joke” was not really funny (seriously, half a minute for that diatribe?) and he’s pushing his opinion on people who keep watching and even on those who don’t give a shit about the show.

Sometimes, he needs to be called on when he generalize the shit out of something (and when it’s not played for comedy).

Goldstar
Guest

Yeah, someone doesn’t like a show that you like. So what? That’s his opinion and his opinion isn’t hurting anyone, so why is it an issue for you? If you didn’t find the routine funny, that’s fine, but stop acting like Doug needs to be arrested for having a different opinion of a TV show than your own.

Cirra
Guest

And you’re the one to do it, Internet Tough Gal?

How about this: the only real control you have is your response to something you “really don’t like.”

Call yourself out on that when you overreact.

The Real Silverstar
Guest

There’s a quote by actor/comedian Steven Fry which I think can be applied here:

“It’s now very common to hear people say ‘I’m rather offended by that’, as if this gives them certain rights. It’s actually nothing more than a whine. ‘I find that offensive’. It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. ‘I am offended by that’. Well, so effing what?”

In other words, I hope you’re not expecting Doug to bake you an Apology Cake for ripping on Rugrats, because I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Blayshy
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That’s not at all what I said, guys. But, hey, NC is always perfect, even when he makes mistakes, apparently.

I said that the joke was forced, contributed nothing to the review (you could cut it and nothing would change), too long (half a minute for something that insignificant, stopping the review in its tracks) and was just Doug pushing his opinion about the Simpsons on everyone.
At least, when he made that dig in Fant4stic, that was because Dan Castellaneta was in the movie, so it was fitting. Here? Nope.

Stop acting like NC is always perfect, generalizations and padding ARE bad.

Goldstar
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No one here thinks that Doug is perfect. There’s no godly word when it comes to opinions. Any well adjusted human being knows not to blindly follow the opinions of of person, critic or otherwise. I’m not sure how you interpreted “You’re overreacting” to mean “Doug is perfect” All you’ve been doing here is whining non-stop about ONE joke that Doug made in his review. We get it. You didn’t think it was funny, but how much longer do we have to listen to you bitch and whine about it? If you’re really not mature enough to handle a different… Read more »
RendingHalls
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The agreed to “turning point” of The Simpsons seems to be getting sooner and sooner. It’s like saying “only the first two generations of Pokémon matter…ok, only the first generation…and not Mew…ok, only the creatures that had starring roles in the first season of the anime”. Instead of trying to figure out where The Simpsons looked like it was getting a bit less good, how about when it started getting truly BAD? Doing a quick scan of episodes, the 13th episode of season 11, “Saddlesore Galactica”, is a strong contender. Wikipedia even says it’s often cited as a “jumping the… Read more »
Honore de Ballsack
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that was a really bad Simpsons ep, if it’s the one I think you’re talking about, although I personally avoid using the phrase shark jump to refer to a once good show going bad because IMHO Happy Days was always a piece of junk.

Kingofthedragons27
Guest

“While it is a marvel for the eyes, it’s a DC for the rest of the senses.”
Ha!

JamiSings
Guest

Yet another one that NG reviewed that I’ve never seen. (And never will now, thanks NG for taking the bullet for me.) But I got to admit, when they posted the “clue” on Facebook earlier this morning I was hoping for the Boris Karloff Mummy movie VS The Brendan Fraser ones. (Even though Robert told me on Facebook they’d likely not review the Karloff one.)

Well, Boris’ would’ve won anyway.

prime-10@hotmail.co.uk
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prime-10@hotmail.co.uk

Did he diss the Rugrats? Also Season 8 of Simpsons was great. The seasons that followed had a few solid episodes though eventually there would be those seasons where all the episodes suck. I also kinda like The Simpsons Movie.

Goldstar
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This may come as a shock, but not everyone loves Rugrats. Myself, I was never a fan of the show. Also, I stopped The Simpsons about fifteen years ago. No scripted show should stay on for as long as The Simpsons has without a reboot or a revamp.

Rachel J
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The Rugrats jab “insulted” me for a few minutes and then I got over it. Doug was probably in college when the show first aired, it’s about babies going on adventures, Angelica could be a really annoying character, and the last movie for the franchise sucked. I don’t even like Ren and Stimpy that much. I was ready to comment a long tirade of insults, but then I thought, “It’s his opinion, the show wasn’t for everyone. I’m fine.” Then I got over it. Easy as that.

Someoneelse
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Yeah I don’t think anyone see’s season 8 as the point the quality dropped some people say season 9, some 10, some 11 but but most people who talk about classic Simpsons count 8.

The Real Silverstar
Guest

“Yeah I don’t think anyone see’s season 8 (of The Simpsons) as the point the quality dropped”

Doug apparently does, and he’s part of “anyone”. Thus your snap judgment has been disproved.

Blayshy
Guest

And Doug’s not always perfect in his judgment.
I don’t ask him to say the series is still great but acting like everything past the “Always-Changing Golden Era” is trash is dumb.

Goldstar
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Geez! Do you want some cheese to go with that whine? Seriously, what do you want? A handwritten apology from Doug? Because I don’t think that you’re going to get one. Why is is so hard for you to accept that not everyone shares your view of The Simpsons? You’re acting like Doug broke into your house and kicked your dog when all he did was state his opinion about a TV show! He was doing a bit, but *you’re* not acting in a video; you’re being yourself, and if this is how you react to things, then that just… Read more »
The Real Silverstar
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“Blah blah blah Simpsons season 8 blah blah blah Doug’s not perfect blah blah.” Yeah, see, I don’t care about literally any of that. Know why? Because I haven’t watched The Simpsons in nearly 2 decades. In fact (you might want to sit down for this one) even when the show was in its’ so-called heyday I didn’t think it was that good, there were and still are other shows which I consider 10 times better. Now, if I said that in a video, you’d likely be bitching and moaning about that nonstop in the comments section, but guess what?… Read more »
Blayshy
Guest

Aaaaaaaand you completely missed the point AGAIN.
I don’t care if Doug hate what The Simpsons is now, but forcing a not-funny “joke” for half a minute just because he had nothing else to say of that scene is not what I would call good.
You also forgot the second part of my other post, when I was saying that I don’t mind a dig at the show when it actually matters to the review.

Blayshy
Guest

That is REALLY what I wanted to say.
Sorry if it went a little off the rails in that second post.

The Real Silverstar
Guest

As long as you’re done talking about this, s’all good.

TheRedHawk
Guest

am I the only one who remembers this movie, but doesn’t know why

SpeedyEric
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I have nothing against Brendan Fraser, but I remember seeing Monkeybone being advertised, I’ve seen a bit of it on HBO, and I’ve seen Film Brain’s review on it, and all I can say is that it looks really, really WEIRD. NOW I get why this thing is called “Monkeybone,” and I’m waiting for the clip of Linkara saying “boner” over and over again. Maybe Fraser’s sister wants to pull the plug on her brother, because he uses Obamacare. If feel sorry for Rose McGowan for playing a cat lady and having an animated monkey jump into her cleavage in… Read more »
Honore de Ballsack
Guest

who’s David Goyer?

Goldstar
Guest

That’s what search engines exist for.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0333060/

Tyranthraxor
Guest

I know I already said that in some other reviews, but I am a total fan of Tamara and Malcolm. The kids characters are awesome even if a little bit underused here.
The intro cracked me up.

BTW, so many reviews with no filler episodes in between, it’s so good and makes the summer really cool. Thanks guys.

Someoneelse
Guest

Who was that guy with the unconvincing wig.

Heathnyy
Guest

Great job, but did you happen to notice who played Hypnos, the antagonist, when you made a Better Call Saul reference about Bob Odenkirk’s brief cameo? Giancarlo Esposito! Gustavo Fring himself! I expected box cutter or Pollos Hermanos jokes, but there were none. That’s a lot of good stuff left burried in a destroyed meth super lab under an industrial laundry.

GnomsihProtozoa
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THE NOISY ADS MAKE WATCHING ANYTHING ON THIS SITE IMPOSSIBLE

Twilight Man
Guest

16:10 But that really was Edgar Allan Poe’s descendant portraying his great-grandfather.
He also portrayed him in an episode of “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0688092/?ref_=nv_sr_7
Why am I bringing this up?? I’m just trying to find a way to entertain myself as well while watching this movie.

Fyrmer
Guest

That’s actually pretty cool. The sniping between him and King was the only part of this movie that got a genuine laugh out of me.
“Bite me, Poe!”

Mides
Guest

So the Nightmare Juice makes you learn about the Life Fibers’ evil plan?

Minion of Yahtzee
Guest

WE MUST STOP THE CLOTHES!!!!

LiamA
Guest

I don’t think that is a Krusty frame. I think that is Homer done up as Krusty. There was an episode when Krusty needed to make some money and he sold his name to a clown college that Homer went to.

Cirra
Guest

You posted before you watched the rest of the episode, didn’t you?

LiamA
Guest

Yes because I didn’t want to forget my thought.

RendingHalls
Guest

I use Notepad to avoid that.

LiamA
Guest

Weird. I figured Dave Foley’s nightmares would be ‘Kids in the Hall’ sketches.

Chicken Puppet
Guest

As Manservant Hecubus likely.

Nami Lazuli
Guest

Farting monkey? Sounds like something from Teen Titans Go would do.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Good review and I did like Film Brain’s review better but eh this was still a good review in its own right. Now I only wished you would have shown the ending part where they all turned into monkeys see how you would’ve reacted to that

Linkintime
Guest

Awesome. I just enjoy seeing you in pain. In a good way. How about Barry Gordy’s the Last Dragon. Doug could start it and Malcolm could come in shouting “Kiss my converse!” and take over the review. 😀 😀 I’ll let myself out. 🙁

Zander Von Solidarc
Guest

This movie is literally the bane of my existence.

LindseyRap
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Isn’t it ironic I mentioned that Nostalgia Critic should review this movie and he did ^^

thechickinthemiddle
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That Simpsons frame is from “Homie the Clown” btw.

The Real Silverstar
Guest

Lemme guess: you didn’t bother to watch the entire video before you posted this.

happymel
Guest

I’ve never heard of this movie before. It’s a shame because I like some of the visuals and some of the plot points but other parts of the script… why? Just why. Also, did you briefly diss Rugrats AND Looney Toons: Back in Action?! Dude! O.O

Goldstar
Guest

Why is that shocking? Just because Rugrats is/was popular, that doesn’t mean we’re all required by law to love it. I didn’t like Rugrats when the show was on the air, and I still don’t like it now.

Looney Tunes: Back In Action wasn’t terrible, but it could have been better. I’ve yet to hear from anyone who belives that film to be an underrated classic of any kind.

Rachel J
Guest

I have to ask though, why didn’t you like it. And I agree that it’s not required by law to love every popular show out there. Here’s a little secret: I don’t like the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. That doesn’t mean my other opinion in invaluable. The main reason why we have opinions is that we aren’t mindless drones following everybody’s opinions. I even know people who hate Ed, Edd, N Eddy.

Goldstar
Guest

“I have to ask though, why didn’t you like it?”

I didn’t find it especially funny. Annoying characters. Too many poop jokes. Ugly character designs. Angelica was completely unlikable, repellent was horribly overdone.

If everyone felt the same way about everything, then there’d be no need for comment sections like this one because we’d all be of a hive mind.

happymel
Guest

Of course he’s entitled to his opinion but I have never met/heard of someone who didn’t like Rugrats. It took me by surprise. As for Looney Toons, as a kid, I didn’t like it and Looney Toons: Back in Action was the first part of that franchise that I liked.

The Real Silverstar
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“As for Looney Toons, as a kid, I didn’t like it” You didn’t like Looney Tunes? BURN THE WITCH!! -Just kidding. I love me some Looney Tunes personally, but it doesn’t bother me that some people don’t. Everything’s not for everybody; I’m not into Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black or any of the so-called ‘critically acclaimed shows’; just don’t have the attention span for them. I couldn’t even get into Avatar: The Last Airbender; my favorite Nicktoon of all time is Rocko’s Modern Life, and I know people who dislike that. One thing, though:… Read more »
The Real Silverstar
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*Edit: It was the Merrie Melodies shorts that originally featured the songs. My mistake.

The Real Silverstar
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I don’t get why some folks here are so amazed to hear someone give a less-than-favorable opinion of Rugrats. Humans don’t possess a hive-mind consciousness; one doesn’t have to like something just because said thing is popular. I knew somebody who hated The Wizard of Oz. There are people out there who hate Batman. Like the old Sara Lee commercials used to say, everybody doesn’t like something. As for Looney Tunes: Back in Action, a lot of people didn’t like that movie, hence why it under-performed at the box office. Myself, I didn’t think it was all that terrible, but… Read more »
Chicken Puppet
Guest

Dude…Dave Foley was in “Kids in the Hall” and “NewsRadio”…two awesome shows – especially “Kids in the Hall” which was way ahead of it’s time and deceptively smart.

Dave Foley was just built for the 90s I guess, like Collective Soul, quality female songwriters, and Compact Discs.

OmegaX2000
Guest
Can you talk about the MTV series Good Vibes and Daria? 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… Read more »
The Real Silverstar
Guest

Since Dena’s not here anymore, I’ll say it:

No, no he can’t.

Goldstar
Guest

Wake up and smell the coffee, son. Doug is NOT your review slave!

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