Critic: The Entire Series

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Overview

Jon Lovitz provides the voice of Jay Sherman, a nebbishy film critic whose personal and professional lives are often in a shambles, in this DVD set which collects the entire run of the animated comedy series The Critic. The material on The Critic: The Entire Series has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options, though the episodes are closed-captioned in English....
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Overview

Jon Lovitz provides the voice of Jay Sherman, a nebbishy film critic whose personal and professional lives are often in a shambles, in this DVD set which collects the entire run of the animated comedy series The Critic. The material on The Critic: The Entire Series has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options, though the episodes are closed-captioned in English. No additional bonus materials have been included.
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Special Features

Audio commentary on 8 episodes; "Top Ten List" clip compilation; "Trailer Parodies" clip compilation; "Creating the Critic" featurette; post TV Web-isodes; "Eleanor & Delivery Boy" featurette; "Eleanor & Jay" featurette; "Family Dinner" featurette.
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Editorial Reviews

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Jon Lovitz brings his uniquely sour genius to this animated series, providing the voice for Jay Sherman, the titular movie reviewer whose dysfunctional life is like one long bomb. Or maybe it's a bomb with 22 sequels, with ABC airing 13 episodes in 1994 and Fox finishing off the final 10 in 1995. This three-disc set collects the whole bunch, which will allow folks to become reacquainted with the consummate loser Jay; his ex-wife, Ardeth, who loathes him (voiced by Brenda Vaccaro on ABC, Rhea Perlman on Fox); the odd, adoptive parents who barely like him (Judith Ivey and Gerrit Graham); his sister, Margo (Bart Simpson voice Nancy Cartwright); his son, Marty (Christine Cavanaugh); and Duke Phillips (Charles Napier), the cruel boss at the cable station where Jay hosts a movie review show. Highlight episodes include "Eyes on the Prize," wherein a celebration of Jay's 1,000th episode affords cameo voice opportunities for Orson Welles, Phil Hartman, Adam West, and Jimmy Breslin. In fact, the whole series -- a product of Simpsons producer Gracie Films -- is a treasure trove of celebrity voice turns. Showing up over the course of the 23 episodes are: Bob Costas, Billy Crystal, Geraldo Rivera, Rod Steiger, Rod McKuen, Steve Allen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rex Reed, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Gene Shalit, Queen Latifah, Ricki Lake, June Lockhart, and Milton Berle. Not shabby at all for a show that never quite caught on.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2004
  • UPC: 043396016170
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 8:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,419

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jon Lovitz Jay Sherman
Nancy Cartwright Margo Sherman
Christine Cavanaugh Marty Sherman
Judith Ivey Eleanor Sherman
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selection
      Pilot
      Miserable
      Marty's First Date
      Dial "M" for Mother
      A Little Deb Will Do Ya
      Eye on the Prize
      Every Doris Has Her Day
      Marathon Mensch
   Special Features
      Commentary: On
      Commentary: Off
      Trailers
         Contemporary TV
         Original Programming TV
Side #2 --
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selection
      L.A. Jay
      Dr. Jay
      A Day at the Raves and a Night at the Opera
      Uneasy Rider
      A Pig-Boy and His Dog
      Sherman, Woman and Child
      Sherman of Arabia
      A Song for Margo
   Special Features
      Commentary: On
      Commentary: Off
      Play Episode "Pig-Boy and His Dog" with Optional Branching Featurettes
Side #3 --
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   Episode Selection
      Chunk to Hunk
      Lady Hawke
      Frankie and Ellie Get Lost
      Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice
      All the Duke's Men
      Dukerella
      I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show
   Special Features
      Commentary: On
      Commentary: Off
      Trailer Parodies
      Top Ten List
      Creating "The Critic"
      Webisodes
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