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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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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

The show was meant as a "love letter to NYC" by the show's creators and producers. Ironically, it received very low ratings in NYC, as well as other major cities in the U.S., but did extremely well in the Midwest. See more »

Quotes

Theater Employee: Excuse me, sir. The movie's over.
Jay Sherman: I'm stuck in the chair!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are over, a theater usher would tell Jay that the show is over and Jay's responces differ from every episode (i.e. "get away zit-face", "I have no where to go", "is the snack bar still open?" and "I'm stuck to this chair") See more »

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"You can download the whole series on kazaa, but you shouldn't"
20 March 2004 | by changingshadesSee all my reviews

What a great series. Too dirty for ABC, not dirty enough for Fox, this show was too good for this world. I got the DVD box set and am quite happy with it. My summary line is from the commentary. From a Jewish Arnold films to a sequel to Jurassic Park Films that appears to be better written than any of the sequels, this show was awesome and the fact it was canceled is just wrong. Its a shame it didn't suck, because if it did you could take any number of quotes from it to describe it. Of course, it would be nice if you could rate TV series like you could rate movies on imdb, unfortunately that is not the case, you will just have to read reviews like mine to see whether or not you want to watch it. It's a great cartoon that falls only behind the Simpsons on my list of all time great cartoons. 9 out of 10


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