The Critic (1994–1995)

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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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Jay Sherman is deliberately created as a cross between Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. See more »

Quotes

Jay Sherman: [finishing a movie review] ... and that's why Goldie Hawn should be shot!
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Crazy Credits

Two episodes have Jay kissing Alice before the credits start and as it ends, a theater usher tells them that the show is over and Alice says "Get lost pip-squeak". Jay then says "That's why I love her". See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: A Star Is Burns (1995) 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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