TODO: Add all voices from here 1 "Pilot" 26 Jan 1994 2 "Marty's First Date" 2 Feb1994 3 "Dial 'M' for Mother" 9 Feb 1994 4 "Miserable" 16 Feb 1994 5 "A Little Deb Will Do You" 23 Feb 1994 6 "Eyes on the Prize" 2 Mar 1994 7 "Every Doris Has Her Day" 1 Jun 1994 8 "Marathon Mensch" 8 Jun1994 9 "L. A. Jay" 22 Jun 1994 10 "Dr. Jay" 29 Jun 1994 11 "A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera" 6 Jul 1994 12 "Uneasy Rider" 13 Jul 1994 13 "A Pig-Boy and His Dog" 20 Jul 1994 14 "Sherman, Woman and Child" 5 Mar 1995 (28 May 1995) 15 "Siskel and Ebert & Jay & Alice" 12 Mar 1995 (4 Jun 1995) 16 "Lady Hawke" 19 Mar 1995 (11 Jun 1995) 17 "A Song for Margo" 26 Mar 1995 (25 Jun 1995) 18 "From Chunk to Hunk" 2 Apr 1995 (18 Jun 1995) 19 "All the Duke's Men" 23 Apr 1995 (2 Jul 1995) 20 "Sherman of Arabia" 30 Apr 1995 (16 Jul 1995) 21 "Frankie and Ellie Get Lost" 7 May 1995 (30 Jul 1995) 22 "Dukerella" 14 May 1995 (23 Jul 1995) 23 "I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show" 21 May 1995 Here are the episodes: ABC - First half - All episodes were on Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Pacific time. 1 "Pilot" 26 Jan 1994 Actress Valerie Fox (Jennifer Lien) makes a play for Jay, but does she only want a good movie review? Guests:Gene Shalit - Himself Brenda Vaccaro - Ardeth Margaret Cho Ending 32. 2 "Marty's First Date" 2 Feb1994 It's career day at Marty's school. Guests:Tress MacNeille Gen Shalit - Himself Brenda Vaccaro - Ardeth Ending 43. 3 "Dial 'M' for Mother" 9 Feb 1994 To soften h s imag e, Jay goes on a Geraldo (Geraldo Rivera) special with hismother.Guest:Dan Castellaneta - Homer Simpson Ending 14. 4 "Miserable" 16 Feb 1994 An obsessed Miserable projectionist and fan kidnaps Jay. Guests:Pamela Reed - his biggest fan Brenda Vaccaro - Ardeth Ending 25. 5 "A Little Deb Will Do You" 23 Feb 1994 Jayaccompanies his sister to her debutantes' ball. Guest:Tress MacNeille Ending 36. 6 "Eyes on the Prize" 2 Mar 1994 Jay celebrates his 1000th show, but his low ratings get him fired, so hedecides to try for another Pulitzer Prize. Guests:Jimmy Breslin - Himself Phil Hartman - Adolph Hitmaker, Bernie Wasserman, Prof. Blohard Tress MacNeille Adam West - Himself Ending 4 ABC - Second half - All episodes were on Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Pacific time. 7 "Every Doris Has Her Day" 1 Jun 1994 Jay thinks Doris is his birth mother. Guests:None Ending 18. 8 "Marathon Mensch" 8 Jun1994 To prove he's macho, Jay runs in the NY Marathon. Guest:Bob Costas -Himself Ending 29. 9 "L. A. Jay" 22 Jun 1994 Jay goes on sabbatical to Hollywood to write a movie sequel. [N.B. Roger Ebert did this.] Guests:Billy Crystal Michael Carrington Rod Steiger - Himself Ending 310. 10 "Dr. Jay" 29 Jun 1994 Jay tries to find a cure for Duke's terminal illness. Guest:Rod McKuen- Himself Ending 411. 11 "A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera" 6 Jul 1994 Jay has to be funny to save his job and also tries to improve Marty's self esteem. Guests:Steve Allen - Himself Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Himself Tress MacNeille Brenda Vaccaro - Ardeth Ending 112. 12 "Uneasy Rider" 13 Jul 1994 Jay quits and becomes a truck driver. Guests:Rex Reed - Himself Tress MacNeille Ending 213. 13 "A Pig-Boy and His Dog" 20 Jul 1994 A bored Eleanor writes a children's book based on Jay, and he's not amused. Guest:Michael Carrington Ending 1 [N.B. Some television listings show this as ``Fat Little Pig'' but the title is correct as above.] FOX - All episodes were on Sunday, 8:30 p.m. Pacific time14. 14 "Sherman, Woman and Child" 5 Mar 1995 (28 May 1995) Jay gets a new assistant, Alice Tompkins. Guests:Sam McMurray Rhea Perlman - Ardeth Ending 115. 15 "Siskel and Ebert & Jay & Alice" 12 Mar 1995 (4 Jun 1995) Siskel and Ebert split, and each wants Jay as his new partner. Gusts:Roger Ebert - Himself Gene Siskel - Himself Rex Reed - Himself Gene Shalit - Himself Ending 216. 16 "Lady Hawke" 19 Mar 1995 (11 Jun 1995) Jay falls in love with Jeremy's twin sister, Olivia (Morwenna Banks). Guests:Ricki Lake - Herself Queen Latifah - Herself Ending 517. 17 "A Song for Margo" 26 Mar 1995 (25 Jun 1995) Margo falls in love with rock star Johnny Wrath (Todd L uiso) of the band Nunsin a Blender. Guest:Jimmy Breslin - Himself Ending 3 [N.B. This episode has a shortened opening sequence.] 18 "From Chunk to Hunk" 2 Apr 1995 (18 Jun 1995) Jay and Marty have to go to a weight loss farm. Guests:Rhea Perlman - Ardeth Tress MacNeille Ending 419. 19 "All the Duke's Men" 23 Apr 1995 (2 Jul 1995) Presidential candidate Duke enlists Jay as his speechwriter. Guest:June Lockhart - Herself Ending 320. 20 "Sherman of Arabia" 30 Apr 1995 (16 Jul 1995) Jay tells his Gulf War story at Marty's slumber party. Guest:Tress MacNeille Ending 421. 21 "Frankie and Ellie Get Lost" 7 May 1995 (30 Jul 1995) Jay's parents are lost at sea after their 40th anniversary celebration. Guests:None Ending 222. 22 "Dukerella" 14 May 1995 (23 Jul 1995) Duke finds his Scarlett O'Hara, Alice's sister Miranda (Judith Ivey). Guests:None Ending 523. NEED!!! 23 "I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show" 21 May 1995 Jay and friends are held hostage at his 10th anniversary show. This is really just a flashback episode. Guests:Milton Berle - Himself Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Himself Ending 1 (how appropriate) [N.B. Some television listings show this as ``The Show Must Go On,'' but the title is correct as above.] SAVE THE CRITIC! Let's make it only the 34th nonsyndicated program in US TVhistory on three or more networks! http://www.ccn.cs.dal.ca/Recreation/EMA/guides/critic http://www.avimall.com/entertain/critic.html text version http://www.avimall.com/entertain/critic.txt http://tvnet.com/UTVL/Of course, there is a page a at the Internet Movie Database:http://www.msstate.edu/M/title-exact?"Critic,%20The"%20(1994)Andy Lesko's Critic P age also points to this guide:http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~amo/critic.htmlLaurence Simon also has a page of Critic sounds, but this has gone away:http://www.phoenix. net/~lsimon/critic.htmlThere is also a Critic newsgroup:alt.tv.the-criticThanks to A. DeLisle (email@example.com) for posting a few episode titles Ididn't have. Thanks also to Andy Lesko (firstname.lastname@example.org) for providingthe information on the three episodes I was missing. He has a Critic websiteat http: //www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~amo/critic.html. It has quotes andpointers to another Critic page, as well as to this episode guide. Thanks toShawn Bogard (email@example.com) for sen ding some informationthrough Andy. Thanks also to Tony Cianfaglione (firstname.lastname@example.org) forproviding a place to archive this. Finally, a big thanks to Patric Verronefor sending more corrections and for being one of the producers of the show.ABOUT THI GUIDE:The guide is broken into three parts one for each full or partial season. Each episode has listed its 1) title, 2) date o f first airing, 3) shortepisode description, 4) guest voices, and 5) ending (more on that in amoment). Some guest voices are provided in the description rather than the list. Most FOX episodes were repeated, so th e dates of subsequent airingsare shown in parentheses. I don't believe that the ABC episodes were ever rerun on ABC. Comedy Central is now showing reruns of "The Critic." VERSION HISTORY:v0.1 03 Jul 1995 Initial versionv0.2 12 Jul 1995 Simple correct onsv0.3 17 Jul 1995 Pointer to its archive, more co rrectionsv0.4 14 Aug 1995 Napier as Duke, new EMA URL, a couple of correctionsv1.0 29 Aug 1995 Guests and endings for the episodes I missedv1.0.1 09 Feb 1996 Complete list of voiceover artist credits; some correctionsv1.0.2 09 Mar 1996 Removed EMA references CREDIT ROLLOUT:There were five different endings during the credit rollout. All but thefifth one features Jay eating popcorn and drinking a soda while watching the credits. At the end of the credits, before the produ ction company title, askinny usher comes up to him and says, "Excuse me, sir. The show's over."Jay's responses areEnding 1) "But I have nowhere to go!"Ending 2) "I'm stuck in the chair."Ending 3) "Get away, Zitface!"Ending 4) "Is the... sn ack bar still open?" In ending 3, the usher has a wimpy voice; in the other three, it's reasonably deep. During the FOX episodes, a new ending was created. Instead of Jay eating,it's Jay and Alice making out. A husky usher with a wimpy voice comes up andsays, "Excuse me. The show's over." Alice replies, "Get away, pipsqueak,"and Jay says, "That's why I love her!" This is Ending 5. CAST:Here is a cast list with the characters portrayed.Jon Lovitz - Jay Prescott Sherman Nancy Cartwright - Margo ShermanChristine Cavanaugh - Martin Sherman Gerrit Graham - Franklin ShermanDoris Grau - Doris GrossmanJudith Ivey - Eleanor Sherman Nick Jameson - Vlada Velimirovic and many celebrity imperson ations Maurice La Marche - Jeremy Hawke and many celebrity impersonations Charles Napier - Duke Phillips Park Overall - Alice Tompkins [FOX season only]Kath Soucie - incidental voices and most female celebrity im personationsRussi Taylor - Penny Tompkins [FOX season only]Russi Taylor as Penny Tompkins is a guess since P enny and Alice are the onlynew regular characters, and Overall and Taylor are the only new voices.Interesting note: Russi Taylor is the current voice of Minnie Mouse.