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The Critic 

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

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Al Jean, Mike Reiss
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jon Lovitz ...  Jay Sherman / ... 33 episodes, 1994-2001
Nick Jameson ...  Various Characters / ... 33 episodes, 1994-2001
Maurice LaMarche ...  Jeremy Hawke / ... 33 episodes, 1994-2001
Nancy Cartwright ...  Various Characters / ... 23 episodes, 1994-1995
Christine Cavanaugh ...  Marty Sherman / ... 23 episodes, 1994-1995
Gerrit Graham ...  Franklin Sherman / ... 23 episodes, 1994-1995
Doris Grau Doris Grau ...  Doris Grossman / ... 23 episodes, 1994-1995
Judith Ivey ...  Eleanor Sherman 23 episodes, 1994-1995
Charles Napier ...  Duke Phillips / ... 23 episodes, 1994-1995
Kath Soucie ...  Various Characters 23 episodes, 1994-1995
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Storyline

Jay Sherman is an overweight and somewhat snobbish New York TV movie critic who is forced to review the most pathetic films to which is he always says, "It stinks." In addition to the film parodies, the show also deals with his professional life working for his tyrannical media mogul boss and his personal life with his friends and family. In a world that seems determined to snub him both in the asinine arts he has to endure and his own difficult relationships, Jay gets along as best he can, while enjoying life's bright spots. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El crítico See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (23 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

Franklin: I have a new girlfriend for you, son. Her name is Barbie and she lives in Mali-boo. She already has a boyfriend named Ken, but he's not much of a man,
[whispering]
Franklin: ... I checked.
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Crazy Credits

The beginning of the end credits has Jay watching them as if it was a movie. See more »

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Featured in The Perfect Pitch (2002) See more »

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Short lived masterpiece
18 September 2005 | by joe-bohnenkampSee all my reviews

This show was hilarious. I loved Jon Lovitz and all the other voice actors. Jay Sherman is such a comically brilliant character. As a film buff, I thought the movie parodies in the show "Coming Attractions" were amazing. I also liked the shows send up on the entertainment industry and films and actors in general I think Al Jean and Mike Reiss did an excellent job with this series. Sadly, most Simpsons personnel don't get as lucky with their own projects, even Groening had problems keeping Futurama on the air, which I also loved. I still can't believe it only lasted two seasons. I think it would be awesome if someday they would come out with more episodes or even a feature film.


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