The Critic: Season 2, Episode 2

Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (12 Mar. 1995)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama
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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.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Sherman (voice)
Various Characters (voice)
Various Characters (voice)
Doris Grau ...
Doris Grossman (voice)
Eleanor Sherman (voice)
Various Characters (voice)
Jeremy Hawke / Various Characters (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)
Duke Phillips (voice)
Alice Tompkins (voice)
Various Characters (voice)
Penny Tompkins (voice)
Roger Ebert (voice)
Gene Siskel (voice)
Rex Reed ...
Rex Reed (voice)


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.

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12 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert had a policy of refusing to do cameos in movies and on television shows because they felt it would be a conflict of interest. Yet they relented for 'The Critic' because they were fans of the show. See more »


[Jay plays his answering machine]
Gene Siskel: [on machine] Hey, Jay! It's Gene Siskel. I've decided I'd like YOU to be my partner. Let me know if you're game so I can tell Rex Reed to get lost.
Roger Ebert: [on machine] Jay, it's Roger Ebert. How'd you like to be my new partner? Give me a call so I can get Rex Reed out of my hair.
Rex Reed: [on machine] Jay, it's Rex Reed. I don't care if you got the job. I've got a NEW partner.
[a monkey screeches on the tape]
Rex Reed: [on machine, proudly] That's right, Pauline Kael!
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References Siskel & Ebert (1986) See more »

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