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The Nostalgia Critic Takeover was an event during which the SiIvaGunner channel was used by the Nostalgia Critic after he defeated Inspector Gadget during his takeover. Keeping with his theme, Nostalgia Critic uploaded many rips that used old memes like Meet the Flintstones and blue balls, and a large portion of the rips were old rips from the GiIvaSunner era.

Summary Edit

The channel description is changed to:


The ONLY Official Youtube channel for the Nostalgia Critic and SilvaGunner.

New Nostalgia Critic rips every two hours.

New Flintstones Flashbacks every two hours.

New Snow Halation Memorization every two hours.

New Nigra's Never Seen episodes every two hours.

New Blue Balls every two hours.

Classic throwback rips are uploaded after they are cleared (and are willingly submitted by a team of content creators). Sometimes they are uploaded on an inconsistent schedule, so check the playlists. Same with Soulja Boy, Chip the Ripper, and mashups.

The description catchphrase is changed to "Read the channel description so I don't have to," as a reference to the Nostalgia Critic's catchphrase, "Hello I'm the Nostalgia Critic I remember it so you don't have to."

Most of the rips uploaded during this time are released in the album Inspector Gunner 2 With Critic, which was announced in "An AWESOME Announcement!"

After the last video, the channel "reboots" (referencing SilvaGunner: Rebooted) and reverts to the SiIvaGunner avatar, which means the channel returned to its original state[1]. The channel description has a typo ("mmostly") in it.

Background Edit

The inclusion of Doug Walker as channel host comes a few days after several content creators for Channel Awesome (which owns Nostalgia Critic) came forward with their stories of abuse and apathy from the owners of Channel Awesome. Notably, many of the accounts detail how Channel Awesome focused almost exclusively on promoting the Nostalgia Critic, often at the detriment of the other contributors. This is perhaps the reason for the Doki Doki Literature Club!-esque profile picture, which comes from a scene in which a character has disposed of everyone else in order to be the only person at the center of the player's attention.

Types of rips uploaded Edit

Rips from this takeover included, but were not limited to, the following types:

Near the end of the takeover, some medley rips were uploaded.

Timeline Edit

April 9 Edit

Tweets:

  • "Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic; I rip high quality video game music so you don't have to!" [included with the profile picture][2]

April 10 Edit

April 11 Edit

‏ Tweets:

  • "I have always tried to keep my dealings with my content partners out of the public eye & despite any differences or disagreements I have never publicly spoken negatively about any of them, but a response to the accusations leveled against me must happen" [included with this link to the "Get the fuck off my property" clip used in "You are filled with announcementation.".[note 1]][3]

April 12 Edit

Tweets:

  • "😃" [the "happy" emoji][4]

April 13 Edit

April 14 Edit

Tweets:

  • The account retweets Chaze the Chat's Tweet about hosting a new streaming channel[5].

April 15 Edit

Tweets:

  • "Just ran into a loyal fan! I love my fans!" [included with a picture of Chaze the Chat with Doug and Rob Walker from 2012][6][7]

Trivia Edit

  • The inclusion of a cinnamon bun in the profile picture is perhaps a reference to a purported incident in which Doug Walker unwittingly ate a Cinnabon frosted using a sex toy.
  • The banner includes a portion of the Nostalgia Critic's introduction since 2016.
  • Chaze the Chat has stated that he had the idea for Nostalgia Critic becoming a channel host since around February 23[8], when he created the "Doug Walker fan server"[9]. Coincidentally, the "Not So Awesome" document appeared on April 2.

Notes Edit

  1. A reference to this Tweet by @ChannelAwesome:
    CA has always tried to keep our dealings with our content partners out of the public eye & despite any differences or disagreements we have never publicly spoken negatively about any of them, but a response to the accusations leveled against us must happen

References Edit

  1. "The implication is that the takeover is over, and that we have "rebooted" back to the normal state." - Reddit comment by Hinchy
  2. @GiIvaSunner. Tweet
  3. @GiIvaSunner. Tweet.
  4. @GiIvaSunner. Tweet
  5. @GiIvaSunner. Tweet
  6. @GiIvaSunner. Tweet
  7. @the8bits. Tweet
  8. "First Live Stream! Q&A". YouTube. April 16, 2018. 9:06: "I started the Doug Walker fan server around the time I had the idea of Nostalgia Critic week."
  9. @the8bits. Tweet. "please join the official doug walker fan server"
Events
see also: List of channel events

GiIvaSunner (Jan 9 2016 – Apr 6 2016)
April Fools' Day 2016 (Apr 1 2016)


SiIvaGunner Season One (Apr 12 2016 – Oct 29 2016)
4/20 (Apr 20 2016) • Mother's Day (May 8 2016)
Good Night Break (May 30 - Jun 7 2016)
Nozomi's Birthday (Jun 9 2016) • E3 2016 (Jun 12-14 2016) • "Gangnam Style"'s Birthday (Jun 15 2016)
SilvaGunner: Rebooted (Jun 17 2016 – Jul 9 2016)
Sonic's 25th Anniversary (Jul 22 2016) • Soulja Boy's Birthday (Jul 28 2016)
Mashup Crusaders Arc (Aug 14 2016 – Sep 29 2016/unfinished)
Bean Mourning Day (Sep 10 2016) • 9/11 (Sep 11 2016) • Kotori's birthday (Sep 12 2016) • Super Mario's birthday (Sep 13 2016)
We Are Number One - LazyTown: The Video Game (Sep 13 2016)
Undertale Anniversary (Sep 15-16 2016) • Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sep 19 2016)
Channel Ending (Sep 27 2016 – Oct 29 2016)
SiIvaGunner breaks character (Sep 30 2016)


SiIvaGunner Season Two (Nov 3 2016 – Dec 31 2017)
The SilvaGunner Spooktacular Halloween Horror Special (Nov 3-30 2016)
The SiIvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis Part 1 (Dec 14 2016 – Feb 15 2017)
"Rice Birthday" (Jan 17 2017) • National Kazoo Day (Jan 28 2017) • Groundhog Day (Feb 2-3 2017) • Groundhog Day (Feb 2-3 2017)
Monochrome Pause (Feb 15 2017 – Apr 5 2017)
Umi's Birthday (Mar 15 2017) • April Fools' Day 2017 (Apr 1 2017) • GO MY DAY!! (Apr 3-5 2017)
The SiIvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis Part 2 (Apr 5 2017 – present)
SiIvaGunner breaks character again (Apr 19 2017) • Chaze's Birthday (Apr 24 2017) • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (May 13 2017)
Inspector Gadget takeover (May 14-25 2017)
President Haltmann takeover (May 26 2017 – Dec 31 2017)
E3 2017 (Jun 11-14 2017) • SilvaGunner: Rebooted Anniversary (Jun 17 2017) • Puzzle Room Anniversary (Jun 18 2017)
Wood Man Anniversary (Jun 21 2017) • Smooth Anniversary (Jun 29 2017) • Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) (Jul 11 2017)
"Gangnam Style"'s Birthday 2 (Jul 15 2017)


SiIvaGunner Season Three (Jan 1 2018 – current)
Glitchy SiIvaGunner takeover (Jan 1 2018 – March 31 2018)
MAGFest 2018 (Jan 4–7 2018) • 2 (Feb 2 2018) • Sean Kingston's Birthday (Feb 3-4 2018)
April Fools' Day 2018 (Apr 1 2018 – Apr 8 2018)
Nostalgia Critic takeover (Apr 9 2018 – Apr 15 2018)
Tax Day 2018 (Apr 17-18 2018) • Maki's Birthday (Apr 19, 2018) • 4/20 (Apr 20 2018) • It's Everyday Bro (May 30 2018) • Pride Day (Jun 9 2018) • E3 2018 (Jun 10-14, 2018) • July Break (Jul 1-8, 2018)
King for a Day Tournament (Jul 15 2018 - October 8 , 2018)
Unregistered HyperCam 2 takeover (October 9, 2018)