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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Storyline

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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Trivia

According to the DVD commentary, the character of Duke Phillips was based on Ted Turner. See more »

Quotes

Jay Sherman: [Driving a truck] I've got to keep driving, I can't stop for anything!
Roadside Farmer: Meet Ingmar Bergman, 25 cents!
Jay Sherman: [Disappointed] Oh...
[Keeps on driving]
Roadside Farmer: [to Bergman] Well, you'd best get back to the strawberry patch with Polanski and Bertolucci.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are over, a theater usher would tell Jay that the show is over and Jay's responces differ from every episode (i.e. "get away zit-face", "I have no where to go", "is the snack bar still open?" and "I'm stuck to this chair") See more »

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

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Worthy of the Simpsons
17 June 1999 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

The only way I can describe The Critic is hilarious. The movie spoofs were funny, Jay Sherman and the other characters were hysterical, and the stories were great. Truly worthy of it's predecessor, The Simpsons.


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