History Trivia / TheCritic

27th Jul '16 1:02:21 PM Qicetrini
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* Jay's birthday is January 28, 1958. It is presented on his driver's licence in the episode "Uneasy Rider."

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* Jay's birthday is January 28, 26, 1958. It is presented on his driver's licence in the episode "Uneasy Rider."
27th Jul '16 1:01:53 PM Qicetrini
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* Jay's birthday is January 28, 1958. It is presented on his driver's licence in the episode "Uneasy Rider."
19th Jul '16 1:56:12 PM speedyboris
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** Yes, there was a time when the worst joke that could be made about UsefulNotes/BillClinton was that he supposedly ate a lot (see also the "War Lords!" sketch on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''). Seems quaint, given the Monica Lewinsky scandal a few years later. Now, whenever a joke is made about Clinton, it's not about food, but sex.
19th Jul '16 11:02:29 AM speedyboris
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* OldShame: Mike Reiss wasn't thrilled with how the webisodes turned out. He and Al Jean had to work on them from 10 PM to midnight every day, after already working a full work day, so they were exhausted. And the ability for the show to quickly parody movies that were just released in theaters was rendered null by the various animation studios taking too long to get them up. And when they ''did'' go up, they were released with little fanfare.

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* OldShame: Mike Reiss wasn't thrilled with how the webisodes turned out. He and Al Jean had to work on them from 10 PM to midnight every day, after already working a full work day, so they were exhausted. And the ability for the show to quickly parody movies that were just released in theaters was rendered null by the various animation studios taking too long to get them up.produce them. And when they ''did'' go up, they were released with little fanfare.
19th Jul '16 11:02:00 AM speedyboris
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* OldShame: Mike Reiss wasn't thrilled with how the webisodes turned out. He and Al Jean had to work on them from 10 PM to midnight every day, after already working a full work day, so they were exhausted. And the ability for the show to quickly parody movies that were just released in theaters was rendered null by the various animation studios taking too long to get them up. And when they ''did'' go up, they were released with little fanfare.
15th Jul '16 9:56:03 AM speedyboris
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* {{Rerun}}: The show was in reruns on Creator/ComedyCentral back in the early 2000s, but the show has since vanished from the airwaves (at least in America). The entire series (including the webisodes) have been released on DVD.

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* ProductionPosse: Some of the staff came from the first four seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Later, many of the writers, directors, and animation staff worked on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* {{Rerun}}: The show was in reruns on Creator/ComedyCentral back in the early 2000s, but the show has since vanished from the airwaves (at least in America). The entire series (including the webisodes) have has been released on DVD.
26th Apr '16 12:45:24 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy -- Backstage Edition: Composers [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Zimmer Hans Zimmer]] (instrumental theme) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf_Clausen Alf Clausen]] (background music). Also, some of the ''Simpsons'' executive producers (James L. Brooks, Al Jean, and Mike Reiss) worked on this show.
* HeyItsThatVoice: For those of you who remember ''SNL'' in the mid-to-late 1980s (when Lorne Michaels came back, nearly had his show canceled, and replaced his failing 1985 all-star cast with a newer, better, funnier cast featuring the likes of Dana Carvey and Phil Hartman, among others), that's pathological liar Tommy Flanagan (or The Master Thespian)[[note]]Jon Lovitz[[/note]] as Jay Sherman.
** The late Doris Grau was the voice of Jay's make-up lady Doris Grossman. On ''The Simpsons'', she also played a character named Doris (the lunchlady-cum-LethalChef at Springfield Elementary).
** [[Series/{{Cheers}} Carla Tortelli]] was the [[TheOtherDarrin replacement voice]] for Jay Sherman's miserable, unfaithful ex-wife Ardeth during season two.
** Margo is voiced by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]], Ralph Wiggum, Maggie (when she coos or cries), Todd Flanders, Nelson Muntz, and Kearney Zzyzwicz.[[note]] the bully who looks like he could be 16 or 17, but is really in his late 20s into his 30s, given that he was around when the Watergate scandal and America's 1976 Bicentennial happened[[/note]]
** Park Overall (best known as wise-cracking nurse Laverne from ''Empty Nest'') voiced Alice.
** ManOfAThousandVoices MauriceLaMarche as Jeremy Hawke (his voice of which he would later use for [[WesternAnimation/PepperAnn Chuck Pearson]]) and many celebrities.
23rd Mar '16 4:50:14 PM nombretomado
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* ChannelHop: After the show's first season on ABC, it then moved to FOX for the second season. Then it reran on ComedyCentral until the rights ran out and it appeared on IFC (the Independent Film Channel, a.k.a "the channel that airs ''{{Portlandia}}''") and Reelz Channel. It's now on DVD and does air on some overseas channels.

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* ChannelHop: After the show's first season on ABC, it then moved to FOX for the second season. Then it reran on ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral until the rights ran out and it appeared on IFC (the Independent Film Channel, a.k.a "the channel that airs ''{{Portlandia}}''") ''Series/{{Portlandia}}''") and Reelz Channel. It's now on DVD and does air on some overseas channels.



* {{Rerun}}: The show was in reruns on ComedyCentral back in the early 2000s, but the show has since vanished from the airwaves (at least in America). The entire series (including the webisodes) have been released on DVD.

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* {{Rerun}}: The show was in reruns on ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral back in the early 2000s, but the show has since vanished from the airwaves (at least in America). The entire series (including the webisodes) have been released on DVD.
18th Mar '16 10:40:42 PM Hossmeister
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25th Feb '16 7:50:47 AM dangerdan97
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** Then there's the "topical" political references. Jokes about Malcolm Forbes and Admiral James Stockdale do ''not'' age well.

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** Then there's the "topical" political references. Jokes about Malcolm Forbes and Admiral James Stockdale do ''not'' age well. On the other hand, the Reverend Al Sharpton has actually gained ''more'' national recognition since the show.
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