The Critic

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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. read more

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. According to PopMatters, "the creators [said] they intended the series as their 'love letter to New York.'"

Original Release

01/26/1994 on ABC

US Release

01/26/1994

Cast

Judd Apatow Jay Leno
Jon Lovitz Jay Sherman
Judith Ivey Eleanor Sherman
Kath Soucie Various Characters
Gerrit Graham Franklin Sherman
Charles Napier Duke Phillips
Doris Grau Doris Grossman
Nancy Cartwright Various Characters
Valerie Levitt Jennifer
Russi Taylor Penny Tompkins
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 X-Men Tuesday, 01 February 2000
2 Mission: Impossible 2, Gladiator, Gone in 60 Seconds Tuesday, 12 December 2000
3 Pokemon 2000, The Patriot Saturday, 01 January 2000
4 Perfect Storm, Star Wars, Titanic, The Sixth Sense Tuesday, 30 January 2001
5 Out of Africa, Silence Of The Lambs, On the Waterfront Friday, 30 March 2001
6 Sleepy Hollow, Pulp Fiction Saturday, 28 April 2001
7 Cast Away, The Legend of Bagger Vance Tuesday, 15 May 2001
8 Harry Potter, Planet of the Apes Tuesday, 22 May 2001
9 Broadway Wednesday, 20 June 2001
10 Pearl Harbor Friday, 14 September 2001
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Directors

Gregg Vanzo, Lauren MacMullan, Bret Haaland, Rich Moore, Alan Smart, Dan Jeup, David Cutler, Brian Sheesley, Chuck Sheetz, Tom Mazzocco, Susie Dietter, Steven Dean Moore

Writers

Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Steve Tompkins, Jon Vitti, Tom Brady, Ken Keeler, Patric M. Verrone, Richard Doctorow, Jennifer Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin, Steven Levitan, Judd Apatow, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Nell Scovell

Creators

Al Jean, Mike Reiss

Cast

Judd Apatow Jay Leno
Jon Lovitz Jay Sherman
Judith Ivey Eleanor Sherman
Kath Soucie Various Characters
Gerrit Graham Franklin Sherman
Charles Napier Duke Phillips
Doris Grau Doris Grossman
Nancy Cartwright Various Characters
Valerie Levitt Jennifer
Russi Taylor Penny Tompkins
Park Overall Alice Tompkins
Nick Jameson Various Characters
Christine Cavanaugh Marty Sherman
Nick Jameson Other Characters
Christine Cavanaugh Various Characters
Kath Soucie
Park Overall
Nick Jameson
Gerrit Graham
Russi Taylor

Producers

James L. Brooks Executive Producer
Al Jean Executive Producer
Mike Reiss Executive Producer
Phil Roman Executive Producer
Richard Sakai Executive Producer
Richard Raynis Producer
J. Michael Mendel Producer
Rich Moore Producer
Steve Tompkins Producer
Jeffrey L. Goldstein Producer
Miles Lewis Horst Producer
Bill Schultz Producer
Nikki Vanzo Producer
Richard Sakai Producer
Judd Apatow Producer
Tom Gammill Producer
Barbara Cordova Producer
Anne Luiting Producer
David Cutler Producer
Andrew Albenze Producer
Ken Keeler Producer
Denise Sirkot Producer
Patric M. Verrone Producer
Tom Brady Producer
Max Pross Producer
Megan Mathews Producer
Ken Tsumura Producer

Editors

Michael Bridge, Lee Harting

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