The Critic

The Critic (1994)

  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
  • Creator: Mike Reiss, Al Jean
  • First Air Date: 1994-01-26
  • Last Air Date: 1995-05-21
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 23
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 22 min.
  • Production Company: Gracie Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: ABC, FOX
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The Critic is an American prime time animated series created by writing partners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who had previously worked as writers and showrunners on The Simpsons. The show follows the life of a 36-year-old film critic from New York named Jay Sherman, voiced by Jon Lovitz. 23 episodes were produced, first broadcast on ABC in 1994 and finishing its original run on Fox in 1995.

  • Keywords: adult animation
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    The Critic Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2000-12-12
    16 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1994-01-26
    13 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1995-03-05
    10 Episodes

    The Critic Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Pilot30 min
    Season 1Episode 2Marty's First Date30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Dial "M" for Mother30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Miserable30 min
    Season 1Episode 5A Little Deb Will Do You30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Eyes on the Prize30 min
    Season 1Episode 7Every Doris Has Her Day30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Marthon Mensch30 min
    Season 1Episode 9L.A. Jay30 min
    Season 1Episode 10Dr. Jay30 min
    Season 1Episode 11A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera30 min
    Season 1Episode 12Uneasy Rider30 min
    Season 1Episode 13A Pig-Boy and His Dog30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Sherman, Woman and Child30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Lady Hawke30 min
    Season 2Episode 4A Song for Margo30 min
    Season 2Episode 5From Chunk to Hunk30 min
    Season 2Episode 6All the Duke's Men30 min
    Season 2Episode 7Sherman of Arabia30 min
    Season 2Episode 8Frankie and Ellie Get Lost30 min
    Season 2Episode 9Dukerella30 min
    Season 2Episode 10I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show30 min
    Season 3Episode 1X-men3 min
    Season 3Episode 2Mission Impossible II, Gladiator, Gone in 60 Seconds3 min
    Season 3Episode 3Pokemon 2000, The Patriot3 min
    Season 3Episode 4Perfect Storm, Star Wars, Titanic, The Sixth Sense3 min
    Season 3Episode 5Out of Africa, Silence Of The Lambs, On the Waterfront3 min
    Season 3Episode 6Sleepy Hollow, Pulp Fiction3 min
    Season 3Episode 7Cast Away, The Legend of Bagger Vance3 min
    Season 3Episode 8Harry Potter, Planet of the Apes3 min
    Season 3Episode 9Death of a Seinfeld3 min
    Season 3Episode 10Pearl Harbor3 min
    • Jon Lovitz

      as Jay Sherman (voice)
    • Christine Cavanaugh

      as Marty Sherman (voice)
    • Park Overall

      as Alice Tompkins (voice)
    • Russi Taylor

      as Penny Tompkins (voice)
    • Charles Napier

      as Duke Phillips (voice)
    • Judith Ivey

      as Eleanor Sherman (voice)
    • Gerrit Graham

      as Franklin Sherman (voice)
    • Nancy Cartwright

      as Margo Sherman (voice)
    • Doris Grau

      as Doris Grossman (voice)
    • Maurice LaMarche

      as Jeremy Hawke (voice)
    • Nick Jameson

      as Vlada Veramirovich (voice)
    Production Nikki Vanzo Producer
    Production Ken Tsumura Co-Producer
    Production Chul-ho Kim Other
    Production James L. Brooks Producer
    Production Mike Reiss Producer
    Production Al Jean Producer