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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The voice of the character Vlada appears to be an homage to actor Vladek Sheybal, who appeared in movies such as From Russia with Love. Sheybal also famously wore a van dyke beard for much of his career, as does Vlada. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Jay Sherman: It stinks!
[repeated line]
Jay Sherman: Hotchie Motchie!
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Crazy Credits

The following text reads and Jay says "Celebrity voices are impersonated. No celebrities were harmed during the filming of this episode." See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Patriot (2000) See more »

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User Reviews

How could they take this off the air?
24 January 2003 | by chthon2See all my reviews

I can't believe this only lasted a few years. This was, hands down, one of the best animated shows I have ever seen. The comedy was somewhat remniscent of "Sienfeld", the only differences being that "The Critic" is not painfully boring and actually has a plot to it.

The entire cast is given good lines, much kudos to the writers. And I love the cameos by Orson Welles. Especially the fishsticks thing.

"They're even better raw!"


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