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Episodes cast for
"The Critic" (1994) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1994 | 1995


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Pilot

26 January 1994
A beautiful actress falls in love with Jay, but he worries that she just wants a good review for her latest film.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Woody Allen (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo / Additional Voices (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman / Additional Voices (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich / Additional Voices (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Additional Voices (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Jennifer Lien ... Valerie Fox (voice)

Gene Shalit ... Himself (voice)

Brenda Vaccaro ... Ardeth (voice)

Margaret Cho ... (voice)

Season 1, Episode 2: Marty's First Date

2 February 1994
Jay chaperones Marty's first date, but when the girl returns to her home country, Marty decides to follow her.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Woody Allen (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo Sherman / Additional Voices (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman / Additional Voices (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich / Additional Voices (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Additional Voices (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Various Characters (voice)

Gene Shalit ... Himself (voice)

Brenda Vaccaro ... Ardeth (voice)

Season 1, Episode 3: Dial 'M' for Mother

9 February 1994
As part of an effort to make Jay more likable, Geraldo Rivera interviews Jay and Eleanor, but a confrontation during the interview only makes the situation worse.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Michael Dukakis (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo / Additional Voices (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Bart Simpson / Additional Voices (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich / Additional Voices (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Additional Voices (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson (voice)

Geraldo Rivera ... Himself (voice)

Season 1, Episode 4: Miserable

16 February 1994
Jay's romance with a projectionist goes bad after she ties him to a bed and plans to kill him.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Man with moustache (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo Sherman (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Various Characters (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice) (credit only)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Pamela Reed ... Jay's No.1 Fan (voice)

Brenda Vaccaro ... Ardeth (voice)

Season 1, Episode 5: A Little Deb Will Do You

23 February 1994
Eleanor forces Margo to attend a débutante ball, to which Jay accompanies her; meanwhile, Jay's show is losing viewers to a children's show called "Humphrey the Hippo."

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo / Additional Voices (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman / Additional Voices (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Additional Voices (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Additional Voices (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Humphrey the Hippo (voice)

Season 1, Episode 6: Eyes on the Prize

2 March 1994
After Jay gets fired due to low ratings, his goal is to rebuild his career by winning a second Pulitzer Prize.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice) (credit only)

Nick Jameson ... Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Orson Welles (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)
Jimmy Breslin ... Jimmy Breslin (voice)

Phil Hartman ... Adolph Hitmaker / Bernie Wasserman / Prof. Blowhard (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Various Characters (voice)

Adam West ... Adam West (voice)

Brenda Vaccaro ... Ardeth (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: Every Doris Has Her Day

1 June 1994
Jay becomes friends with Doris the makeup lady and eventually comes to believe that she is his birth mother.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Look-a-like contest winner (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Various Characters (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Shakleford / Additional Voices (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Season 1, Episode 8: Marathon Mensch

8 June 1994
After being mocked for his poor physical condition, Jay decides to run the New York Marathon to prove he is a man.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Additional Voices (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Shakleford (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Additional Voices (voice)

Bob Costas ... Himself (voice)

Season 1, Episode 9: L.A. Jay

22 June 1994
After writing a screenplay, Jay takes leave from his job and moves to Hollywood, where he is hired to write a sequel to a movie he hated.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice) (credit only)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice) (credit only)

Nick Jameson ... Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Billy Crystal ... Gary Grossman (voice)

Michael Carrington ... (voice)

Rod Steiger ... Rod Steiger (voice)

Judd Apatow ... Jay Leno (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 10: Dr. Jay

29 June 1994
Duke wants to give up on life after learning he has only four years to live, but Jay tries to find a cure for his ailment.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice) (credit only)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... (voice)

Rod McKuen ... Rod McKuen (voice)

Season 1, Episode 11: A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera

6 July 1994
Jay tries to help Marty find something he is good at, and Duke promises viewers $100 each if Jay can't make them laugh.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich / Zoltan Veramirovich / Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Principal Mangosuthu / Judge / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Steve Allen ... Steve Allen (voice)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Various Characters (voice)

Brenda Vaccaro ... Ardeth (voice)

Season 1, Episode 12: Uneasy Rider

13 July 1994
Jay quits his job as a critic and becomes a truck driver.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Harvey Fierstein (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo Sherman (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich / Additional Voices (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Shakleford / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips / Judge Garnett (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)
Rex Reed ... Rex Reed (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Various Characters (voice)

Season 1, Episode 13: A Pig Boy and His Dog

20 July 1994
Eleanor writes a children's book whose main character is based on Jay.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo Sherman (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Shakleford / Additional Voices (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Michael Carrington ... Chauffeur / Malcolm H (voice)

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Sherman, Woman and Child

5 March 1995
Romance blooms when Jay takes in poor woman and her child.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Various Characters (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

Sam McMurray ... Cyrus Tompkins (voice)

Rhea Perlman ... Ardeth (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Humphrey the Hippo (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 2: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice

12 March 1995
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert break up their partnership as movie critics, and each of them considers Jay as a potential replacement for the other.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Various Characters (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

Roger Ebert ... Roger Ebert (voice)

Gene Siskel ... Gene Siskel (voice)
Rex Reed ... Rex Reed (voice)

Gene Shalit ... Gene Shalit (voice)

Season 2, Episode 3: Lady Hawke

19 March 1995
Alice is jealous when Jay is courted by Jeremy's beautiful sister.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Jon Lovitz / Woody Allen (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman / Additional Voices (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

Morwenna Banks ... Olivia Hawke (voice)

Ricki Lake ... Ricki Lake (voice)

Queen Latifah ... Queen Latifah (voice)

Season 2, Episode 4: A Song for Margo

26 March 1995
Margo falls in love with rock star Johnny Wrath, and Jay tries to help Alice find a preschool for Penny.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Herb Wrathberg (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo Sherman / Additional Voices (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Various Characters (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Shakleford / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

Todd Louiso ... Johnny Wrath (voice)
Jimmy Breslin ... Jimmy Breslin (voice)

Season 2, Episode 5: From Chunk to Hunk

2 April 1995
Marty becomes popular at school after losing weight, and Jay gets a death threat after giving an actor a bad review.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Babbling Brook (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Cow trapped in a bull's body (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich / Zoltan Veramirovich / Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Principal Mangosuthu / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

Rhea Perlman ... Ardeth (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Humphrey the Hippo / Various Characters (voice)

Season 2, Episode 6: All the Duke's Men

23 April 1995
Duke runs for president of the United States with Jay as his speechwriter.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Michael Dukakis (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Principal Mangosuthu / Jeremy Hawke / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

June Lockhart ... June Lockhart (voice)

Season 2, Episode 7: Sherman of Arabia

30 April 1995
Jay tells Alice, Penny, Marty, and Marty's friends about how he was trapped in Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo ShermanVarious Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman / Various Characters (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Iraqi make-up lady (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Various Characters (voice)

Season 2, Episode 8: Frankie and Ellie Get Lost

7 May 1995
Jay's parents are lost at sea, and Jay is put in charge of their fortune.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Margo Sherman (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Various Characters (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Little Girl (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich / Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Shakleford / ShakleApe / Orson Welles / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

Season 2, Episode 9: Dukerella

14 May 1995
Alice's sister Randa comes to New York to find a husband and eventually sets her sights on Duke.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman / Rabbi (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Various Characters (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Vlada Veramirovich / Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

Season 2, Episode 10: I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show

21 May 1995
While hosting his 10th anniversary special at Carnegie Hall, Jay is taken hostage on stage and shows numerous film clips while awaiting rescue.

Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Various Characters (voice)

Christine Cavanaugh ... Marty Sherman (voice)

Gerrit Graham ... Franklin Sherman (voice)
Doris Grau ... Doris Grossman (voice)

Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Sherman (voice)

Nick Jameson ... Various Characters (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jeremy Hawke / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

Milton Berle ... Milton Berle (voice)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (voice) (archive sound)

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