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      Season 2 – The Critic

      1995 Comedy Animation List
      86% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 80% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Balding movie critic Jay Sherman hosts "Coming Attractions." Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Mar 5, 1995 Sherman, Woman and Child Jay hires a single mother to be his personal assistant. Voices by Jon Lovitz, Park Overall and Judith Ivey. Details Episode 2 Aired Mar 12, 1995 Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice Following their breakup, both Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert approach Jay with job offers. Guest voices: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Gene Shalit and Rex Reed. Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 19, 1995 Lady Hawke A friend's sister sets her sights on Jay, forcing him to make a decision about Alice. Voices by Jon Lovitz, Park Overall, Queen Latifah, Ricki Lake. Details Episode 4 Aired Mar 26, 1995 A Song for Margo Jay becomes an overly protective brother after his sister, Margo, falls for a grunge rocker. Guest voice: Jimmy Breslin. Voices by Jon Lovitz, Park Overall, Judith Ivey and Doris Grau. Details Episode 5 Aired Apr 2, 1995 From Chunk to Hunk Marty learns what it is like to be thin when he and his dad attend a father-son fat camp. Guest voice: Rhea Perlman. Voices by Jon Lovitz, Park Overall, Judith Ivey and Christine Cavanaugh. Details Episode 6 Aired Apr 23, 1995 All the Duke's Men After his boss decides to run for president, Jay becomes a speech writer. Guest voice: June Lockhart. Voices by Jon Lovitz, Park Overall, Judith Ivey, Doris Grau and Nick Jameson. Details Episode 7 Aired Apr 30, 1995 Sherman of Arabia Jay shares a story of heroism with Marty and his friends during a slumber party. Voices by Jon Lovitz, Park Overall, Judith Ivey, Doris Grau, Nick Jameson and Maurice La Marche. Details Episode 8 Aired May 7, 1995 Frankie and Ellie Get Lost Jay becomes executor of his family's fortune after his parents' plane goes down. Voices by Jon Lovitz, Park Overall, Judith Ivey, Doris Grau and Nick Jameson. Details Episode 9 Aired May 14, 1995 Dukerella After Randa leaves her slipper at a charity ball, Duke searches for his "Cinderella." Voice of Jon Lovitz. Details Episode 10 Aired May 21, 1995 I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show Things go awry at Jay's 15th anniversary celebration after two show employees take over the airwaves. Details Next
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      Critics Reviews

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      Previous John J. O'Connor New York Times Siskel and Ebert thought some of the parodies were funny but the show just didn't make any sense. Oh yes it did, wickedly. Apr 20, 2018 Full Review Brian Lowry Variety Jon Lovitz is still a hoot as the voice of Jay Sherman. Apr 20, 2018 Full Review Nathan Rabin AV Club But the show's most inspired comic creations may be Jay's wealthy adopted parents, especially his genially insane stepfather Apr 20, 2018 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Among the episodes is the poignant one which featured guest vocal appearances by Gene Siskel (RIP 1999) and Roger Ebert (RIP 2013). 3.5/4 Jun 13, 2021 Full Review Shane Sri Film Inquiry Beyond the many film references, The Critic was just very fun to watch. Apr 20, 2018 Full Review Andy Patrizio IGN Movies The parodies of Hollywood were hilarious and downright brutal at times, but once we got away from the movie parodies, well, there was no one to cheer for. 7/10 Apr 20, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Audience Ratings

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      Previous Rajaat99 The Critic got better in season 2. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/29/23 Full Review Ben S One of the most underrated animated shows of all time. I'd rather see this than Family Guy any day. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/13/20 Full Review Audience Member After getting cancelled by ABC The Critic moved to Fox for a second season of hilarious shenanigans. When film critic Jay Sherman hires a new assistant he starts to develop romantic feeling for her and the two begin to date; meanwhile Jay's eccentric boss embarks on a series of wild ventures, from starting a celebrity preschool to running for president. With the move to Fox comes a revamping of the show to make it more family friendly; Jay gets a steady girlfriend and becomes more involved in his son's life, and the character designs are softened. However, the comedy is just as clever and satirical, and now includes the occasional Fox joke. The movie parodies are also fun, and Siskel and Ebert guest star in their own episode. Yet despite a solid second season that delivers plenty of laughs, The Critic was cancelled once again. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Steven Dean Moore, Brian Sheesley, L.H. MacMullan, Richard Moore, Chuck Sheetz, Bret Haaland, Tom Mazzocco
      Executive Producer
      James L. Brooks, Al Jean, Mike Reiss
      Screenwriter
      Richard Doctorow, Mike Reiss, Steve Tompkins, Jon Vitti, Tom Brady, Joshua Sternin, Patric M. Verrone, Ken Keeler, Al Jean, Jeffrey Ventimilia
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Comedy, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Mar 5, 1995
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