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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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TV Series:
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 ... 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)

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
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 designer
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
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
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Hans Zimmer .... composer: theme music
Alf Clausen .... conductor (uncredited)
Alf Clausen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Rick Riccio .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Jon Vitti .... creative consultant

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
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

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

Did You Know?

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 »
Gene Siskel:Well, I thought that film was very poignant. Particularly the scene where Tom Cruise walks around Las Vegas with a bucket full of his brother.
Roger Ebert:Aw, c'mon, Gene. That was just another pointless sequel that didn't have to be made.
Gene Siskel:This, from the man who liked 'Benji the Hunted?'
Roger Ebert:Hey, you liked 'Carnosaur!'
Gene Siskel:Well I'll bet you'll like this!
[punches are thrown, Siskel grabs a bottle, smashes it in half and points it at Ebert]
Gene Siskel:Hasta la vista, Porky!
Roger Ebert:Cue ball in the side pocket!
[punches thrown]
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Movie Connections:
References Samson and Delilah (1949)See more »


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