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"The Critic" Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995)

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Al Jean (created by) &
Mike Reiss (created by) ...
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Original Air Date:
12 March 1995 (Season 2, Episode 2)
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. | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

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 (voice)

Charles Napier ... Duke Phillips (voice)

Park Overall ... Alice Tompkins (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Various Characters (voice)

Russi Taylor ... Penny Tompkins (voice)

Roger Ebert ... Himself (voice)

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

Gene Shalit ... Himself (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Lauren MacMullan  (as L.H. MacMullan)
Writing credits
Al Jean (created by) &
Mike Reiss (created by)

Jon Vitti (written by)

Produced by
Judd Apatow .... consulting producer
Tom Brady .... co-producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Rich Moore .... producer
Steve Tompkins .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juli Murphy .... assistant director (as Juli Murphy Hashiguchi)
Sound Department
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
Animation Department
John Berman .... background layout artist
Russell Calabrese .... animation timer
Brad Forbush .... character layout artist
Sandra Frame .... character layout artist
David Fulp .... character layout artist
Nora Johnson .... character layout artist
Craig Kellman .... character designer
Eric Keyes .... character layout artist (as Eric S. Keyes)
Rich Moore .... animation timer
Juli Murphy .... animation timer (as Juli Murphy Hashiguchi)
Becca Ramos .... background layout artist (as Rebecca L. Ramos)
Marty Scully .... background layout artist
Amber Tornquist .... character layout artist
Brad Vangergrift .... character layout artist
Susan M. Zytka .... character layout artist
Music Department
Alf Clausen .... conductor
Alf Clausen .... orchestrator
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Rick Riccio .... music scoring mixer
Hans Zimmer .... composer: theme music
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Other crew
Jon Vitti .... creative consultant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Al Jean  created by
Mike Reiss  created by

Production Management
Barbara Cordova .... production supervisor
Art Department
Nathan Chew .... storyboard artist
Marty Scully .... background layout
Sound Department
Tony Cappelli .... sound
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... digital compositor: Digital Magic
Casting Department
Matt Brubaker .... casting intern
Editorial Department
Mike Kadlec .... post-production coordinator (season 2)
Other crew
Sarah Baisley .... publicist
Dan Doran .... publicist
Anne Luiting .... production executive
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

When Gene Siskel died in February 1999, Roger Ebert did a half hour tribute to his partner on their show and included a clip of their singing duet from this episode.See more »
[after Jay organizes Siskel and Ebert's reconciliation and the lights in the building opposite the Empire State Building illuminate into the shape of a pink heart]
Roger Ebert:Oh, this is just a rip-off of Sleepless in Seattle.
Gene Siskel:Which was itself a rip-off of An Affair to Remember.
Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel:Which wasn't that good of a movie to start with.
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