Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living.

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 Jay Sherman / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Various Characters / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Marty Sherman / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Franklin Sherman / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Doris Grau ...
 Doris Grossman / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Eleanor Sherman (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Various Characters / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Jeremy Hawke / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Duke Phillips / ... (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Various Characters (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Alice Tompkins (10 episodes, 1995)
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 Penny Tompkins (10 episodes, 1995)
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Jay Sherman is a TV movie critic who is forced to review the most pathetic films to which is he always says "It stinks" for his reviews. In addition to the film parodies, the show also deals with his personal life working his tyrannical media mogul boss and his love-life and family. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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26 January 1994 (USA)  »

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El crítico  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Though it has a cult following, "The Critic" is most famous for flip-flopping networks. It started on ABC, where it stayed for less than a month then it was canceled and Fox picked it up where it stayed for an entire season, then Comedy Central had it for a few months as part of their Sunday night animation block, then UPN was slated to pick it up but dropped it. Then it got a good run as a series of shorts at Atomfilms.com. Even still, it has retained a cult status. See more »

Quotes

Theater Employee: Excuse me, sir. The movie's over.
Jay Sherman: I'm stuck in the chair!
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Crazy Credits

The following text reads and Jay says "Celebrity voices are impersonated. No celebrities were harmed during the filming of this episode." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie (2013) See more »

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Short lived masterpiece
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show was hilarious. I loved Jon Lovitz and all the other voice actors. Jay Sherman is such a comically brilliant character. As a film buff, I thought the movie parodies in the show "Coming Attractions" were amazing. I also liked the shows send up on the entertainment industry and films and actors in general I think Al Jean and Mike Reiss did an excellent job with this series. Sadly, most Simpsons personnel don't get as lucky with their own projects, even Groening had problems keeping Futurama on the air, which I also loved. I still can't believe it only lasted two seasons. I think it would be awesome if someday they would come out with more episodes or even a feature film.


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