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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. However rather than uploading anything relating to himself, this takeover encapsulated a stylistic throwback to the pre-reboot Season 1 era of the channel, in an attempt evoke nostalgia.


The banner was changed to show the Nostalgia Critic blasting through the lighthouse. The YouTube profile picture was reverted back to the usual SiIvaGunner one, but the Twitter profile picture showed Nostalgia Critic in a recreation of the third act of Doki Doki Literature Club!. The channel description was 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 was 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 were released in the album Inspector Gunner 2 With Critic, which was announced in "An AWESOME Announcement!"

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


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

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

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

Additionally, the upload speed was raised back up to bi-hourly (sometimes hourly) for the duration of the takeover.


April 9


  • "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

April 11


  • "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


  • "😃" [the "happy" emoji][4]

April 13

April 14


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

April 15


  • "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]


  • 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.


  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


  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"
see also: List of channel events

GiIvaSunner (Jan 9, 2016 – Apr 6, 2016)

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SiIvaGunner Season One (Apr 12, 2016 – Oct 29, 2016)

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Good Night Break (May 30 – Jun 7, 2016)
SilvaGunner: Rebooted (Jun 17 – Jul 9, 2016)
Mashup Crusaders Arc (Jul 11 – Sep 29, 2016)

SiIvaGunner Season Two (Nov 3, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017)

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Monochrome Pause (Feb 15 – Apr 5, 2017)
Inspector Gadget Takeover (May 14–25, 2017)
President Haltmann Takeover (May 26 – Dec 31, 2017)
Hot One Break (Jul 1–10, 2017)
Kazoo Master's Day (Aug 1, 2017)

SiIvaGunner Season Three (Jan 1, 2018 – Mar 25, 2019)

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Start of Season 3 (Jan 1 – March 31, 2018)
April Fools' Day 2018 (Apr 1–8, 2018)
Nostalgia Critic Takeover (Apr 9–15, 2018)
E3 2018 (Jun 10–14, 2018)
King for a Day Tournament (Jul 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018)
Halloween 2018 (Oct 31 – Nov 7, 2018)
SiIvaGunner Termination (Jan 4, 2019 – Feb 28, 2019)
Season 3 Finale (Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 25, 2019)

SiIvaGunner Season Four (Mar 25, 2019 – Jan 8, 2020)

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April Fools' Day 2019 (Apr 1, 2019)
E3 2019 (Jun 9–14, 2019)
National Go Fishing Day (Jun 18–19, 2019)
EVORE (Aug 8–9, 2019)
King for Another Day Tournament (Nov 23, 2019 – Jan 8, 2020)
MAGFest 2020 (Jan 2–5, 2020)

SiIvaGunner Season Four Episode Two (Jan 8, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021)

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SiIvaSummer All-Star Festival (Jun 18 – Sep 7, 2020)

SiIvaGunner Season Five (Jan 3, 2021 – present)

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April Fools' Day 2021 (Mar 31 – Apr 4, 2021)