History Characters / TheCritic

23rd Jan '17 1:59:58 PM AnotherGuy
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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: A hunky Chippendales-esque handyman attempts to seduce her, rubbing oil on his bare chest at one point. She takes the hint: she shoves a cookie in his mouth and pushes him out the door.
24th Dec '16 9:36:23 PM jccw227
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** It's revealed that the ''only'' movie Jay likes that isn't foreign and/or artsy is ''CitizenKane''.

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** It's revealed that the ''only'' movie Jay likes that isn't foreign and/or artsy is ''CitizenKane''.''Film/CitizenKane''.



* LargeHam: Jay on occasion.

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* LargeHam: Jay On occasion. Being voiced by Jon Lovitz, who lives on occasion.this trope, certainly helps.
14th Oct '16 1:58:39 PM Qicetrini
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One of Jay's closest (and only) friends. Jeremy is a highly attractive actor from Australia who generally makes movies that Jay dislikes. Despite this, Jay gave a good review to Jeremy's first movie, ''Kegger Party at Hanging Rock'', and was the only critic to do so, thus beginning their friendship.

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One of Jay's closest (and only) friends. Jeremy is a highly attractive actor from Australia who generally makes movies that Jay dislikes. Despite this, Jay gave a good review to Jeremy's first movie, ''Kegger Party at Hanging Rock'', and was the only critic to do so, thus beginning their friendship.
friendship. Jeremy also has a twin sister named Olivia.
12th Oct '16 9:36:04 AM Qicetrini
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!The Sherman Family

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Alice's cheating husband. He's a country music star who uses his sweet, sultry voice to charm Alice into staying with him, at least until Jay comes along.

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Alice's cheating husband. He's a country music star who uses his sweet, sultry voice to charm Alice into staying with him, at least until Jay comes along.
along. He appears in the season 2 episode "Sherman, Woman and Child."



Alice's sister, who always outshines Alice at everything she does. She arrives in New York in order to find a rich husband.

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Alice's sister, who always outshines Alice at everything she does. She arrives in New York in order to find a rich husband.
husband. She appears in the season 2 episode "Dukerella."




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* ReplacementScrappy: She replaced Doris as Jay's Makeup Lady and Alice as Jay's girlfriend. Also, the entirety of Jay's supporting cast are not present either, with the exception of Vlada, and even he only appeared in the fourth of the ten webisodes. Jennifer is far less developed as a character than Alice, Doris, or any of the other characters, although that could be somewhat attributed to the inherent limitations of the new format. [[invoked]]

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* ReplacementScrappy: She replaced Doris as Jay's Makeup Lady and Alice as Jay's girlfriend. Also, the entirety of Jay's supporting cast are not present either, with the exception of Vlada, and even he only appeared in the fourth of the ten webisodes. Jennifer is far less developed as a character than Alice, Doris, or any of the other characters, although that could be somewhat attributed to the inherent limitations of the new format. [[invoked]][[invoked]]
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11th Oct '16 8:36:15 PM Fretless94
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* FirstFatherWins: Averted somewhat. While Marty is shown to love Jay very much, his mother's current boyfriend, Alberto, is super rich and lets him fly around in a helicopter and fire a machine gun. Jay obviously can't compete with that, but Alberto and Marty only share a few seconds of screen time, so they're relationship is almost entirely off-screen.



* WeWillMeetAgain: After Jay manages to break Cyrus' spell on Alice and she kicks him out, he says he won't give up...before immediately moving on to another woman.
-->'''Alice:''' Cyrus, it's not workin'. It's over, darlin'. Don't ya come back now, y'hear?
-->'''Cyrus:''' I'm never gonna give up! ''(To a woman offscreen)'' Hey, gorgeous, what's your name!?



* FriendToAllLivingThings: A clip from Alice and Miranda's childhood shows her to be this. After Alice attempts to sing a song to a mockingbird, it flies away from her and towards Miranda, who is surrounded by other woodland creatures while she performs a Disney-esque musical number for them.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Alice resents Miranda for constantly outshining her at everything and being a general AttentionWhore.




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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Alice's tomboy.


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-->'''Vlada:''' Ignore them, Mr. Sherman. Vlada is still your friend.
-->'''Jay:''' Thanks, man.
-->'''Vlada:''' ''(To his waiter)'' Serve him the tainted clams.
11th Oct '16 5:17:53 PM Qicetrini
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-->Voiced by Jon Lovitz

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-->Voiced by Creator/ChristineCavanaugh

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-->Voiced by Creator/NancyCartwright

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-->Voiced by Gerrit Graham

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-->Voiced by Judith Ivey

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-->Voiced by Brenda Vaccaro (season 1) and Rhea Perlman (season 2)

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-->Voiced by Park Overall

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-->Voiced by Russi Taylor

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!!!!!! Voiced by Valerie Levitt

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1st Oct '16 5:51:33 PM Fretless94
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* BigEater

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* BigEaterBigEater: Jay's obsession with food is so massive that his restaurant bills are what keep Vlada's restaurant afloat.



* CantHoldHisLiquor

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* CantHoldHisLiquorCantHoldHisLiquor: He and his son get extremely drunk when they each drink a quarter of a glass of wine while in France. After they drink half each, they're hung over.



** It's not just Duke. There's also Cyrus, who immediately assumes Jay is Alice's gay friend shortly after meeting him. Jeremy Hawke also says at one point that Jay's attraction to his twin sister, Olivia Hawke, is just an outlet for Jay's homosexual attraction to him.



* CantHoldHisLiquor: He and his dad get extremely drunk when they each drink a quarter of a glass of wine. After they drink half each, they're hung over.

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* CantHoldHisLiquor: He and his dad get extremely drunk when they each drink a quarter of a glass of wine.wine while in France. After they drink half each, they're hung over.



* {{Jerkass}}: Towards Jay.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Towards Jay. She's also tried to give spooky warnings and put hexes on Jay's girlfriends.



* CheerfulChild

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* CheerfulChildCheerfulChild: Almost always shown with a smile on her face.




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* SatelliteCharacter: Didn't get nearly as much development as Marty.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: In a funny way rather than a disturbing way. Due to Penny initially having no school to go to, unlike Marty, and Jay and Alice having no babysitter for her, she comes to work with them and hangs out with Doris on her off time. The two of them play mahjong together, and Penny ends up talking like an old lady, much like Doris. This and Doris' constant smoking are what spur Alice into finding her a preschool.
-->'''Doris:''' Oy, my hip is killing me.
-->'''Penny:''' Hey, at least ya don't have diaper rash, mahjong.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: She was this to Alice, until Miranda arrives in New York City.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: She was this to Alice, until Miranda arrives in New York City. Alice has spent some time in the city, and knows how to get around quickly and safely. Miranda takes one step outside alone, and comes back a few seconds later with cement shoes and covered in graffiti.
* AttentionWhore: She would always try to upstage Alice at everything. She wore a wedding dress to Alice's wedding, and then promptly took it off in front of everyone. She also tries to get attention from Jay when he starts kissing Alice.



* SouthernBelle: Outright called this by Duke Phillips.

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* GoldDigger: Sort of. She wants to find a husband mainly for their money, though she clearly wants them to like her as well. She clearly falls in love with Duke for more than just his money.
* SouthernBelle: Outright called this by Duke Phillips. She's much more glamorous compared to the more plain looking Alice.



* AwesomeAussie

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* AwesomeAussieAwesomeAussie: He is one, and almost always plays his characters like this...even if he's playing someone who isn't Australian, like UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi.



* OddFriendship: With Jay. He's an actor, and Jay's a critic, one who doesn't like most of his films. However, Jay was the only critic to give a positive review of Jeremy's first movie, ''Kegger Party at Hanging Rock''. According to him, Jay's the only decent person he's met in America.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Jeremy is 43 years old.

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* OddFriendship: With Jay. He's an actor, and Jay's a critic, one who doesn't like most of his films. However, Jay was surprisingly the only critic to give a positive review of Jeremy's first movie, ''Kegger Party at Hanging Rock''. According to him, Jay's the only decent person he's met in America.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Jeremy is 43 years old. When Jay blabs this out, everyone is so shocked that it's a front-page headline.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: Towards Duke Phillips.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Towards Duke Phillips.Phillips, especially in season two.
* AesopAmnesia: Despite Jay and Doris becoming friends in "Every Doris Has Her Day", she doesn't treat him any differently in following episodes.


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* LethalChef: Zig-zagged. His restaurant is quite popular, though there's several times where he's shown to be very lazy and dishonest with preparing his food. Once, he served soup to Jeremy Hawke with a large HAM radio in it. Instead of making a new batch, he swaps it with his mother's foot soaking water, with a stocking still in it. He also wanted to serve Jay's dog as food, and he would serve him raw to save on electricity.
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* SamusIsAGirl: Humphrey is actually played by a very attractive woman, who has the hots for Jay.

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* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Humphrey is a green hippo.
* SamusIsAGirl: Humphrey is actually played by a very attractive woman, woman who has the hots for Jay.
Jay at one point.
* SmokingIsCool: One of the companies that Jay's parents own, Phlegm Fatale Cigarettes, hires Humphrey the Hippo to peddle smoking to children, and tell them what happens when you get a lung removed (You get ice cream!).
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Implied in "A Little Deb Will Do Ya".
-->'''Dressmaker:''' Here's the skinny. We dressmakers have a very strict code, so I need to know; Do you deserve to wear virginal white? Because if you don't, you'll have to wear an off-white, what we call a "hussie-white". So which will it be? White-white?
-->'''Margo:''' Yes...um...except for the gloves.



* AlcoholicParent

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* AlcoholicParentAlcoholicParent: He's usually seen with an alcoholic beverage in his hand.


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!! Humphrey the Hippo

An {{Expy}} of [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney the Dinosaur]] whose rating beat Jay's, much to his annoyance.

* SamusIsAGirl: Humphrey is actually played by a very attractive woman, who has the hots for Jay.
29th Sep '16 3:28:08 PM Fretless94
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!Other Characters

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!Other !The Tompkins Family

!! Alice Tompkins
-->Voiced by Park Overall

A single mother from Tennessee who moved to New York to make it on her own away from her cheating ex-husband, Cyrus. She is eventually hired as Jay's assistant, and the two of them become an OfficialCouple.

* BettyAndVeronica: Alice was the Betty to Olivia’s Veronica for Jay's Archie in "Lady Hawke."
* DontYouDarePityMe: Jay tries to anonymously slip money under Alice's apartment door to prevent her from getting evicted (he actually mistakenly slipped the money in the apartment of the [[GoingPostal "crazy postman"]] across from hers). Alice finds out about it and is not pleased about being given charity. Jay then offers her a job to be his personal assistant. At first she doesn't want to take the job because he feels sorry for her, but then decides to take it.
* GirlNextDoor: She has a plain but sweet appearance. Her personality is also very warm and pleasant.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Alice and her SouthernBelle sister Miranda.
* LoveConfession: To Jay near the end of "Lady Hawke."
* NiceGirl
* OfficialCouple: With Jay in the second season.
* SealedWithAKiss: With Jay at the end of "Lady Hawke."
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Alice and her sister Miranda.

!! Penny Tompkins
-->Voiced by Russi Taylor

Alice and Cyrus' daughter. She's always very upbeat and cheerful, and takes a liking to Jay when she meets him, calling him "Uncle Jay".

* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* CousinOliver
* TheCutie

!! Cyrus Tompkins

Alice's cheating husband. He's a country music star who uses his sweet, sultry voice to charm Alice into staying with him, at least until Jay comes along.

* ArousedByTheirVoice: The only reason Alice has trouble leaving him until Jay comes along. Every time she talks about leaving him, he starts singing to her, causing her to lose all reason and fall for his charms.
* {{Jerkass}}: He cheats, feels no shame in it, and is not even subtle about it.
* YourCheatingHeart: And he's not at all subtle about it, to the point where he released an album called ''[[LongTitle I'm Being Unfaithful To My Wife, Alice Tompkins. You Heard Me, Alice Tompkins]]''.

!! Miranda Tompkins

Alice's sister, who always outshines Alice at everything she does. She arrives in New York in order to find a rich husband.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: She was this to Alice, until Miranda arrives in New York City.
* CountryMouse: She's a southern girl who has trouble adjusting to life in New York City.
* SouthernBelle: Outright called this by Duke Phillips.
* TheyDo: Ends up marrying Duke Phillips in "Dukerella".

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* [[spoiler:TheyDo: Duke marries Alice's sister Miranda at the end of "Dukerella."]]

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* [[spoiler:TheyDo: TheyDo: Duke marries Alice's sister Miranda at the end of "Dukerella."]]
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!! Alice Tompkins
-->Voiced by Park Overall

A single mother from Tennessee who moved to New York to make it on her own away from her cheating ex-husband, Cyrus. She is eventually hired as Jay's assistant, and the two of them become an OfficialCouple.

* BettyAndVeronica: Alice was the Betty to Olivia’s Veronica for Jay's Archie in "Lady Hawke."
* DontYouDarePityMe: Jay tries to anonymously slip money under Alice's apartment door to prevent her from getting evicted (he actually mistakenly slipped the money in the apartment of the [[GoingPostal "crazy postman"]] across from hers). Alice finds out about it and is not pleased about being given charity. Jay then offers her a job to be his personal assistant. At first she doesn't want to take the job because he feels sorry for her, but then decides to take it.
* GirlNextDoor: She has a plain but sweet appearance. Her personality is also very warm and pleasant.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Alice and her SouthernBelle sister Miranda.
* LoveConfession: To Jay near the end of "Lady Hawke."
* NiceGirl
* OfficialCouple: With Jay in the second season.
* SealedWithAKiss: With Jay at the end of "Lady Hawke."
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Alice and her sister Miranda.

!! Penny Tompkins
-->Voiced by Russi Taylor

Alice and Cyrus' daughter. She's always very upbeat and cheerful, and takes a liking to Jay when she meets him, calling him "Uncle Jay".

* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* CousinOliver
* TheCutie



'''Jay:''' Hello Vlada. Tonight, I'm on a diet.
'''Vlada:''' ''(picks up the phone in disappointment)'' Tell Vlada Jr. no Harvard.
'''Jay:''' In fact, I may just have coffee.
'''Vlada:''' ''(sadly back to phone)'' Pull the plug on Mama.
* FunnyForeigner

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'''Jay:''' -->'''Jay:''' Hello Vlada. Tonight, I'm on a diet.
'''Vlada:''' -->'''Vlada:''' ''(picks up the phone in disappointment)'' Tell Vlada Jr. no Harvard.
'''Jay:''' -->'''Jay:''' In fact, I may just have coffee.
'''Vlada:''' -->'''Vlada:''' ''(sadly back to phone)'' Pull the plug on Mama.
* FunnyForeignerFunnyForeigner: He's a bit quirky, and he's Eastern-European.
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