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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 Margo Sherman / ... (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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 Vlada Veramirovich / ... (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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El crítico  »

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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert famously turned down offers to guest star on TV shows and in movies because they felt it would have been a conflict of interest. But this turned out to be the exception and this is the only show in which they guest starred together. The episode was called "Siskel and Ebert and Jay and Alice" and the story is a parody of Sleepless in Seattle (1993) in which Jay and Alice attempt to patch things up between the duo when one of their verbal feuds causes them to split up. See more »

Quotes

[Satan is disguised as a man during an interview with Gene Siskel]
Satin: Tim Allen gives that same likeable performance we've always loved, once again proving that Disney pictures have the magical touch that may not win awards but keep America smiling. How's that?
Gene Siskel: You're Satan, aren't you?
Satin: [transforms back into himself] You've won another round, Siskel! But we shall meet again!
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The following text reads and Jay says "Celebrity voices are impersonated. No celebrities were harmed during the filming of this episode." See more »

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How could they take this off the air?
24 January 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

I can't believe this only lasted a few years. This was, hands down, one of the best animated shows I have ever seen. The comedy was somewhat remniscent of "Sienfeld", the only differences being that "The Critic" is not painfully boring and actually has a plot to it.

The entire cast is given good lines, much kudos to the writers. And I love the cameos by Orson Welles. Especially the fishsticks thing.

"They're even better raw!"


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