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

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1995   1994  
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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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El crítico  »

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Trivia

This is the only TV show ever reviewed on Siskel and Ebert. Due to the fact that it was a television show and not a movie, they decided to fore-go the thumb vote. Both critics generally liked the show but gave the advice that it needed to focus more on the movie parodies and less on sitcom staples. See more »

Quotes

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

At the beginning of each episode (just before the opening sequence) there is a scene of Jay in bed asleep. The phone rings or the alarm clock goes off and a different person is on the other end to say something that ruins Jay's morning. For example, in the first episode: "Jay this is your mother, your father and I are taking you out of our will. We feel you already have enough money. Oh yes, and happy birthday." See more »

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User Reviews

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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