War of the Commercials – Nostalgia Critic

It’s that time of year again! Time to look at the madness of advertisements both old and new. Get ready for weirdness!

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  1. COMMERCIALLLLLLLLLLLLLLSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *explosions intensify*

    Although the nitpicky theater geek in me just had to butt in and say you totally missed a perfect opportunity with a Hamilton joke with the milk commercial. Still, this is hilarious and mindboggling as always 😀

  2. The dog actually winced in fear.

    Dogs can’t act. To act, you have to understand what’s going on, what’s supposed to be going on, and how to convince the audience of that even though no one is really fooled. The closest dogs get to acting is playing, and their tails wag when they play.

    That dog actually reacted with fear, and then looked at the camera again. This raises 3 questions;
    A) Do I even want to know the answer to question B?
    B) What did they actually do to make it react like that?
    C) What the hell, RSPCA??!! You’re supposed to PREVENT cruelty to animals! That’s what 3/5ths of your name means!

  3. Oh Zellers the Canadian WalMart…. How I miss you!! I remember that ad and I remember always laughing at how incredibly silly the Joker looked.

  4. I think the use of The Turtles’ Happy Together is what really made the Super Smash Bros. commercial timeless.

  5. I remember having one of those Tiger Handhelds for Christmas as a kid, I wanted a Snow White movie one but ended up with the Tiger Handheld for “Gargoyles” which is weird because even I watched the show, I don’t recall my mom ever knowing about that.

  6. The Muppet crumpet commercial? That monster’s eaten those rabbits many times. It’s a recurring bit.

    (Not that I would have noticed that trend among cartoons and whatnot as a kid and developed interests in such things later in life. *cough*)

  7. Okay, Tamara doesn’t work as a discount Kate Upton, sorry but it just doesn’t work. I know this is a micro-budgeted comedic production so they can’t afford supermodels or/and pornstars, but it just does not work.

  8. They’re baaaaaaaack!

  9. Actually, eating the little rabbit Muppet is literally the giant monster Muppet’s entire schtick. This isn’t the first time he’s done it, and it certainly won’t be the last.

    Oh, and sometimes he eats other Muppets too.

  10. I’m confused. What’s so naughty about 19th century French novelist Honoré de Balza—ooooh, I think I see where you’re going with this.


  12. Pretty sure they’re saying that, i fyou don’t adopt a dog, it will wind up being killed at a shelter.

  13. I had to pause the video on the RSPCA commericial, I was laughing so hard.

    What made it especially funny is it was SO completely out of character for the RSPCA. (Which is a very well-known charity in the UK (the biggest actually), an institution, even; it is the ROYAL Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals[1]). Especially nowadays! All the adverts of that sort thse days are a bit twee, you know? Maybe a sad dog at the start and followed by a happy dog in care or whatever. So the sheer audacity of that sort of pitch-black humour was completely unexpected.

    I’m honestly not surprised it got pulled, because wow! Really kinda of a bit poor taste.

    But it was SO BLODDY FUNNY.

    Dman, so proud to be New Canada…!

    [1]It’s very nearly two hundred years old.

  14. Double post, nevermind.

  15. Renato C.Francisco

    JUST GO!!!

  16. Renato C.Francisco

    and what about the Comercial for River Raid on Atari?
    idk if it’s in the video but just a suggestion….

  17. Just about died at 27:35, lmao

  18. Critic, you have no idea how popular crumpets are here in England…

  19. Just to ad (<-see, pun) some information to this bit. The RSPCA commercial is a gag in a classic cover from the National Lampoon. Same type of dog, with a hand pointing a revolver at the dog looking nervously at the gun. The tag was "Buy the Magazine, or we shoot this dog."

    It was quite famous in it's day. If you look up the cover, it is clear that they are imitating it.

  20. I do love me some British Crumpets on my Swedish table before listening to some Germany Trance music on my Japanese Sound-system with my Brazilian friends.

    It’s just a crumpet you American Critic XD

  21. 11:38 Oh, so only women and girls are allowed to use dildos, Doug? Gay guys don’t exist? Fuck you. -_-

  22. Honore de Ballsack

    Obsessed Alexander Hamilton guy=Hugh Laurie lite

  23. Michael Bay is often famous or infamous for starting in commercials and some say his movies reflect this with their focus on the kind of flashy shallow style over substance elements.

    Zellers continual reminders that the lowest price is the law still haunt me, Zellers was a Canadian store.

    On the original Muppet Show cute critters would get eaten by big monsters all the time (I think once or twice a cute critter would eat a monster?), so the Crumpet commercial was actually in character and tone for the Muppets.

  24. God I wish it was longer

  25. Super Smash Brothers 64: great commercial for a great game.

  26. Was that Poll Position commercial done by Michael Bay? It looks like his style.

  27. Any one else unable to see the comments?

  28. You referenced Jared and Bill Cosby two years ago. Now you referenced Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey! How topical! Damn, another shot at pokemon. Did pokemon rape everyone too? I might have heard of ball buster before.

  29. Wasn’t that Muppet one pretty recent.

  30. This is so awesome
    This are strange
    The seventh weapon is the full combination
    The dark jokes are really funny well made. Except the animal one it was sad
    I am glad you made another one

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