The Critic (1994)


Genre: Animation , Comedy , Drama , Romance

Plot: The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz. It was created by writing partners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who had previously worked as writers and showrunners on The Simpsons. The Critic had 23 episodes produced, first broadcast on ABC in 1994, and finishing its original run on Fox in 1995. Episodes featured movie parodies with notable examples including a musical version of Apocalypse Now, Howard Stern's End, Honey, I Ate the Kids, The Cockroach King, Abe Lincoln: Pet Detective, Scent of a Jackass and Scent of a Wolfman. The show often referenced popular movies such as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and The Godfather, and routinely lampooned actor Marlon Brando and actor/director Orson Welles. They also spoofed Dudley Moore, usually as his character Arthur Bach from the 1981 film Arthur. Despite the ratings improving, The Critic was cancelled after only two seasons. It continued to air through reruns on Comedy Central and then on Locomotion. From 2000 to 2001, ten web episodes were later produced using Adobe Shockwave, and were broadcast on and In 2004, the DVD box set was released, which includes all 23 TV episodes and the web episodes. Read More



Episode 10: I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show
Episode 9: Dukerella
Episode 8: Frankie and Ellie Get Lost
Episode 7: Sherman of Arabia
Episode 6: All the Duke's Men
Episode 5: From Chunk to Hunk
Episode 4: A Song for Margo
Episode 3: Lady Hawke
Episode 2: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice
Episode 1: Sherman, Woman and Child
Episode 13: A Pig-Boy and His Dog
Episode 12: Uneasy Rider
Episode 11: A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera
Episode 10: Dr. Jay
Episode 9: L.A. Jay
Episode 8: Marathon Mensch
Episode 7: Every Doris Has Her Day
Episode 6: Eyes on the Prize
Episode 5: A Little Deb Will Do You
Episode 4: Miserable
Episode 3: Dial 'M' For Mother
Episode 2: Marty's First Date
Episode 1: Pilot