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29th Aug '16 11:53:27 AM speedyboris
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* {{Transsexual}}: In "Miserable", when Jay bumps into what appears to be a woman on the subway:
--> '''Jay''': ''(thinking)'' I wonder if this is it: The chance encounter I've been waiting for.\\
'''Man''': ''(thinking)'' I wonder if he knows that I'm really a ''man''.
23rd Aug '16 6:05:44 PM nombretomado
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* MakeAWish: In the episode "Uneasy Rider", Marty points to a shooting star and asks Jay to make a wish. The scene then cuts to said star hitting and destroying a billboard advertising ''AceVentura'' with Jay exclaiming "Thank you, God" while driving past the scene.

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* MakeAWish: In the episode "Uneasy Rider", Marty points to a shooting star and asks Jay to make a wish. The scene then cuts to said star hitting and destroying a billboard advertising ''AceVentura'' ''Film/AceVentura'' with Jay exclaiming "Thank you, God" while driving past the scene.
23rd Aug '16 5:26:47 AM jayharrison
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* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Jay has pairs of underwear that include titles of (mostly) bad movies printed on the backside (they're studio promotional items he's been sent over the years). The best of these is "Backdraft", but there's also "Rear Window" and "[[HoYay For The Boys]]".
** Jay has a pair that says "''{{Shaft}}'' [[DoubleEntendre Coming Soon]]".

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* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Jay has pairs of underwear that include titles of (mostly) bad movies printed on the backside (they're studio promotional items he's been sent over the years). The best of these is "Backdraft", ''Film/{{Backdraft}}', but there's also "Rear Window" ''Film/RearWindow'' and "[[HoYay ''[[HoYay For The Boys]]".
Boys]]''.
** Jay has a pair that says "''{{Shaft}}'' [[DoubleEntendre Coming Soon]]".(coming soon)]]".



* OfficialCouple: Jay and Alice, Franklin and Elenor, [[spoiler: Duke and Miranda.]]

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* OfficialCouple: Jay and Alice, Alice. Franklin and Elenor, Elenor. [[spoiler: Duke and Miranda.]]



* OneLinerEcho: During his stint as the 'English for Cab Drivers' TV class, Jay becomes re-inspired and ends up delivering a one-liner that is echoed by his viewers (as well as a horror-struck Arnold Schwarzenegger): "If the movie stinks, just don't go!"

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* OneLinerEcho: During his stint as the 'English ''English for Cab Drivers' Drivers'' TV class, Jay becomes re-inspired and ends up delivering a one-liner that is echoed by his viewers (as well as a horror-struck Arnold Schwarzenegger): Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger): "If the movie stinks, just don't go!"



* OrsonWelles: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i7ycxiog40 Another frequent target of the show.]] They had Maurice [=LaMarche=] voice-acting for the show, and as cartoon fans may know, [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain Maurice has a pretty good Orson Welles impression.]]

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* OrsonWelles: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i7ycxiog40 Another frequent target of the show.]] They had Maurice [=LaMarche=] voice-acting for the show, and as cartoon fans may know, [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain Maurice has a pretty good Orson Welles impression.]] impression]].



* OverlyLongGag: Franklin thinks an owl is [[Series/HomeImprovement Wilson]]: "Whooo." "My wife, Eleanor." "Whooo." "My wife, Eleanor." "Whooo." "My wife, Eleanor."

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* OverlyLongGag: OverlyLongGag:
**
Franklin thinks an owl is [[Series/HomeImprovement Wilson]]: "Whooo." "My Wilson]]:
--->'''Owl:''' Whooo.
--->'''Franklin:''' My wife, Eleanor.
--->'''Owl:''' Whooo.
--->'''Franklin:''' My wife, Eleanor.
--->'''Owl:''' Whooo.
--->'''Franklin:''' My
wife, Eleanor." "Whooo." "My wife, Eleanor." "Whooo." "My wife, Eleanor."



*** "Back... and to the left...Back... and to the left...Back... and to the left...Back... and to the left...Back... and to the left........Back... and to the left..."

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*** "Back... --->"Back... and to the left...left. Back... and to the left...left. Back... and to the left...left. Back... and to the left...left. Back... and to the left........left. ''(long pause)'' Back... and to the left..."



* PerfectlyCromulentWord: Duke Phillips pays Noah Webster to put the words "Quyzbuk" (meaning "a big problem"), "Dukelicious", and "Duketastrophe" in the dictionary. Ignore the fact that Noah Webster has been dead for 150 years.

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* PerfectlyCromulentWord: Duke Phillips pays Noah Webster to put the words "Quyzbuk" (meaning "a big problem"), "Dukelicious", and "Duketastrophe" in the dictionary. Ignore the fact that Noah Webster has been dead for 150 years.since 1843.



* ReTool: InUniverse, Duke's pet project ''HeeHaw: The Next Generation'' was apparently just a modern version of the original ("We've got Junior Samples, Jr.!"); when we see it later on, it's morphed into ''HeeHaw'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' -- [[LiteralMetaphor literally]]. Worf plays a mean hambone.
* RhymesOnADime: Shackleford's wordplay in "A Song for Margo." He’s even slightly redesigned to look like he stepped out of a Creator/DrSeuss book.
-->'''Shackleford:''' Before I was your butler, I would buttle for the [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]], and the Turtles and the Music/{{Eagles}}, and the Kings of Heavy Metal.

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* ReTool: InUniverse, Duke's pet project ''HeeHaw: ''Series/HeeHaw: [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation'' Generation]]'' was apparently just a modern version of the original ("We've got Junior Samples, Jr.!"); when we see it later on, it's morphed into ''HeeHaw'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' -- [[LiteralMetaphor literally]]. Worf plays a mean hambone.
* RhymesOnADime: Shackleford's wordplay in "A Song for Margo." Margo". He’s even slightly redesigned to look like he stepped out of a Creator/DrSeuss book.
-->'''Shackleford:''' Before I was your butler, I would buttle for the [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]], Beatles]] and the Turtles and the Music/{{Eagles}}, Music/{{Eagles}} and the Kings of Heavy Metal.



-->He wants to tie you down while you’re still young.

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-->He wants to tie you down while you’re you're still young.



-->'''Cyrus:''' ''(Singing)'' Lover, without you there's no other...
-->'''Jay:''' ''(Interrupting, singing)'' Give him a chance, he'll do your mother!

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-->'''Cyrus:''' --->'''Cyrus:''' ''(Singing)'' Lover, without you there's no other...
-->'''Jay:''' --->'''Jay:''' ''(Interrupting, singing)'' Give him a chance, he'll do your mother!



-->"I am a movie critic by trade, and until recently, I got paid to tell you people which movies merely stink and which ones you shouldn't screen near an open flame. Well, I'm putting the burden of lousy movies back on you. It's very simple: If you stop going to bad movies, they'll stop making bad movies. If the movie used to be a TV show, just don't go. After Roman numeral II, give it a rest. If it's a remake of a classic, rent the classic! Tell them you want stories about people, not a hundred million dollars of stunts and explosives. People, it's up to you. [[OneLinerEcho If the movie stinks, just don't go.]]"

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-->"I am a movie critic by trade, and until recently, I got paid to tell you people which movies merely stink and which ones you shouldn't screen near an open flame. Well, I'm putting the burden of lousy movies back on you. It's very simple: If you stop going to bad movies, they'll stop making bad movies. If the movie used to be a TV show, just don't go. [[{{Sequelphobic}} After Roman numeral II, give it a rest. rest.]] If it's a remake of a classic, rent the classic! Tell them you want stories about people, not a hundred million dollars of stunts and explosives. People, it's up to you. [[OneLinerEcho If the movie stinks, just don't go.]]"



* RuleOfThree: From "Eyes on the Prize." To prove to Jay that he's being repetitive, Duke shows Jay a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPBTE0wlZF4 three-split screen video]] of himself.

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* RuleOfThree: From "Eyes on the Prize." To prove to Jay that he's being repetitive, Duke shows Jay a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPBTE0wlZF4 three-split screen three-way split-screen video]] of himself.



--->'''Satan''': ''(phoning Jay in the opening credits)'' Hello Jay, this is the Devil. Despite what you think, I am not [[Film/{{Moonstruck}} the reason Cher won an Oscar]]. I '''am''' [[Film/MyCousinVinny the reason Marisa Tomei won an Oscar]]. ''(Growls evilly and hangs up.)''

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--->'''Satan''': ''(phoning Jay in the opening credits)'' Hello Jay, this is the Devil. Despite what you think, I am not [[Film/{{Moonstruck}} the reason Cher won an Oscar]]. I '''am''' [[Film/MyCousinVinny the reason Marisa Tomei won an Oscar]]. ''(Growls ''(growls evilly and hangs up.)''up)''
23rd Aug '16 5:11:18 AM jayharrison
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--->'''Helicopter pilot:''' This thing can lift a tank!

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--->'''Helicopter pilot:''' I don't understand. This thing can thing's supposed to lift a tank!



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Or worse with penguins, in this case. Apparently, they're bad pilots ("[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JsZbSzMi08 Penguins can't fly... PENGUINS CAN'T FLY!!!]]") and slack off drinking pina coladas when there's work to be done.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Or worse with penguins, in this case. Apparently, they're bad pilots ("[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JsZbSzMi08 Penguins can't fly... PENGUINS CAN'T FLY!!!]]") and slack off drinking pina piña coladas when there's work to be done.



* FourPointScale: Referenced in "A Little Deb Will Do Ya."

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* FourPointScale: Referenced in "A Little Deb Will Do Ya."Ya".



* {{GASP}}: Jay does this in the pilot episode. After giving actress Valerie Fox (who was also his girlfriend at the time) a negative performance review on ''Coming Attractions'', he returns home hoping that she will still be there. It turns out she is -- only for her to slap him multiple times, telling him "You're short, you're fat, and even for a ''film critic'' you're ugly," and leaving him. Jay lets out a long shocked gasp after this.
* GeneHunting: Jay and Doris discover that Doris may be Jay's biological mother, [[spoiler: only to find out that she is not so from a DNA test.]]

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* {{GASP}}: Jay does this in the pilot episode. After giving actress Valerie Fox (who was also his girlfriend at the time) a negative performance review on ''Coming Attractions'', he returns home hoping that she will still be there. It turns out she is -- only for her to slap him multiple times, telling him "You're short, you're fat, and and, even for a ''film critic'' critic'', you're ugly," and ugly" before leaving him. Jay lets out a long shocked gasp after this.
* GeneHunting: Jay and Doris discover that Doris may be Jay's biological mother, [[spoiler: mother [[spoiler:, only to find out that she is not so from a DNA test.]]



** In the episode "A Little Deb Will Do Ya," when Margo is getting fitted for her dress for the debutante ball, the dressmaker asks her what shade of white she wants:
--->'''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 hussy white. So which will it be? White-White?

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** In the episode "A Little Deb Will Do Ya," Ya", when Margo is getting fitted for her dress for the debutante ball, the dressmaker asks her what shade of white she wants:
--->'''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 hussy white. So which will it be? White-White? White-white?



** The infamous Orson Welles frozen peas commercial, where he says "Full of country goodness and green pea-ness!". Try saying that last part out loud if you don't get it.

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** The infamous Orson Welles frozen peas commercial, where he says "Full of country goodness and green pea-ness!". pea-ness." Try saying that last part out loud if you don't get it.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Alice and her SouthernBelle sister Miranda. To put into perspective how far it's gone, Miranda actually performed a striptease at Alice's wedding after Alice complained about her wearing a bridal gown. When Miranda finally admitted to Alice that she was jealous of her life, Alice briefly rejoiced.

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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Alice and her SouthernBelle sister Miranda. To put into perspective how far it's gone, Miranda actually performed a striptease at Alice's wedding after Alice complained about her wearing a bridal gown. When Miranda finally admitted to Alice that she was being jealous of her Alice's life, Alice briefly rejoiced.rejoices.



** Jay has a pair that says "''{{Shaft}}'' [[DoubleEntendre Coming Soon]]"

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** Jay has a pair that says "''{{Shaft}}'' [[DoubleEntendre Coming Soon]]"Soon]]".



--> '''Mangosuthu:''' ''(Over intercom)'' Attention, students: Auditions for ''PeterPan'' are being ''(Voice gets higher)'' held in the auditorium! ''(Voice back to normal)'' Stupid helium.

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--> '''Mangosuthu:''' -->'''Mangosuthu:''' ''(over intercom)'' Attention, students: There is a... ''(voice gets higher)'' helium leak in the building!
-->'''Mangosuthu:'''
''(Over intercom)'' Attention, students: Auditions for ''PeterPan'' are being ''(Voice gets higher)'' held in the auditorium! ''(Voice back to normal)'' Stupid helium.



* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: In one of the opening gags during the main credits, Jay's boss Duke calls him, inviting Jay to his ranch upon the news that Duke has received a license to hunt man for sport. Jay is advised to bring his "jogging shoes."
* HypocriticalHumor: "Talk about overusing a catch phrase! Hachi-machi, it stinks!"

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: In one of the opening gags during the main credits, Jay's boss Duke calls him, inviting Jay to his ranch upon the news that Duke has received a license to hunt man for sport. Jay is advised to bring his "jogging shoes."
jogging shoes.
* HypocriticalHumor: "Talk about overusing a catch phrase! Hachi-machi, it Hotchi motchi! It stinks!"



-->'''Penny:''' Mama, Aunt 'randa's gonna teach me to giggle stupidly, to make men do my bidding!

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-->'''Penny:''' Mama, Aunt 'randa's 'Randa's gonna teach me to giggle stupidly, to make men do my bidding!



* IdenticalStranger: Jay had one in "Miserable."
* ImpactSilhouette: In "Eye on the Prize," Jay returns from winning the Pulitzer to find Duke in his apartment.

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* IdenticalStranger: Jay had one in "Miserable."
"Miserable".
* ImpactSilhouette: In "Eye on the Prize," Prize", Jay returns from winning the Pulitzer to find Duke in his apartment.



''(Jay looks to the side, [[ThereWasADoor sees a Duke-shaped hole next to the door]])''

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''(Jay looks to the side, [[ThereWasADoor [[ImpactSilhouette sees a Duke-shaped hole hole]] [[ThereWasADoor next to the door]])''



-->'''Penny:''' ''(Giving Marty a sheet of paper)'' Goodbye Marty. I wrote you a letter.

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-->'''Penny:''' ''(Giving Marty a sheet of paper)'' Goodbye Goodbye, Marty. I wrote you a letter.



* ItsBeenDone: In "Uneasy Rider", the truckers complain that they were misled into thinking ''Ultimate Force'' would be an exciting action movie when it was instead a science documentary, and wondered why there weren't a group of people who could warn moviegoers about bad movies. They went even farther: Said people could rank movies on a system, with good movies getting raised to the heavens, and bad movies being lowered sheepishly towards the earth.

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* ItsBeenDone: In "Uneasy Rider", the truckers complain that they were misled into thinking ''Ultimate Force'' would be an exciting action movie when it was instead a science documentary, documentary with Creator/StephenHawking, and wondered why there weren't a group of people who could warn moviegoers about bad movies. They went even farther: Said people could rank movies on a system, with good movies getting raised to the heavens, and bad movies being lowered sheepishly towards the earth.



* MistakenForGay: A RunningGag is Duke's belief that Jay is gay, and Jay insisting that he's not.

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* MistakenForGay: A RunningGag is Duke's belief that Jay is gay, and gay. Jay insisting always insists that he's not.



-->'''Jay:''' ''(shocked)'' '''OH YE GODS!!!'''

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-->'''Jay:''' ''(shocked)'' '''OH '''OH, YE GODS!!!'''



* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: One scene features Duke meeting then-Pope John Paul II. He then asks, "Hey, John Paul. Where's [[Music/TheBeatles George Ringo?]]" Pope John Paul merely sighs and says, "I am ''so'' sick of that joke!"

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* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: One scene features Duke meeting then-Pope John Paul II. He then asks, "Hey, John Paul. Where's [[Music/TheBeatles George Ringo?]]" Ringo]]?" Pope John Paul merely sighs and says, "I am ''so'' sick of that joke!"



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Played for laughs in "Dr. Jay." Jay manages to find a cure for Duke Phillips' terminal illness, saving his life. The end of the episode then plays a montage of other people who were saved by Jay's cure; they include a Klansmen, a Nazi, a baby seal clubber, a drunken tanker captain who causes an oil spill, a military dictator who declares "Your streets will run red with blood thanks to Jay's oil," and three life prisoners.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Played for laughs in "Dr. Jay." Jay". Jay manages to find a cure for Duke Phillips' Duke's terminal illness, saving his life. The end of the episode then plays a montage of other people who were saved by Jay's cure; they include a Klansmen, Klansman, a Nazi, a baby seal clubber, a drunken tanker captain who causes an oil spill, a military dictator who declares declares, "Your streets will run red with blood thanks to Jay's oil," and three life prisoners.



* NoIndoorVoice: "Stop making yourself the CENTERRRR OF ATTENTIOOOON!!!"

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* NoIndoorVoice: "Stop making yourself the [[LargeHam CENTERRRR OF ATTENTIOOOON!!!"ATTENTIOOOON!!!]]"



-->'''Jay:''' Why, one time, I was beat up by [[Music/SnoopDogg Snoop Doggy Dogg!]] No, wait, it was actually [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Snoopy the Dog]] at ''[[TakeThat The Ice Capades.]]''

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-->'''Jay:''' Why, one time, I was beat up by [[Music/SnoopDogg Snoop Doggy Dogg!]] No, wait, it was actually [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Snoopy the Dog]] at ''[[TakeThat The Ice Capades.]]''Capades]].''



* NotSoRemote: In "Jay of Arabia," Jay and some [=POWs=] are lost in the Iraqi desert and losing hope when they run across an International House of Couscous.
* OfCorsetHurts: {{Lampshaded}} by a maid pulling on corset strings, yelling, "Suck it in! Suck it in!", and it's revealed to be Jay Sherman. The corset, however, is put on more like a straitjacket than a corset, with Jay's ''arms'' bound as well. He mutters, "I don't think this is right." The maid scoffs at this, puts a top hat on him, and boots him out of the room. And down a flight of stairs.

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* NotSoRemote: In "Jay "Sherman of Arabia," Arabia", Jay and some [=POWs=] are lost in the Iraqi desert and losing hope when they run across an International House of Couscous.
* OfCorsetHurts: {{Lampshaded}} by a maid pulling on corset strings, yelling, "Suck it in! Suck it in!", and it's in!" It's revealed to be Jay Sherman. The corset, however, is put on more like a straitjacket than a corset, with Jay's ''arms'' bound as well. He mutters, "I don't think this is right." The maid scoffs at this, puts a top hat on him, and boots him out of the room. And down a flight of stairs.
23rd Aug '16 4:50:45 AM jayharrison
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-->'''Jay:''' I can see your point. Although, I wouldn't have used "overcritical," and I think your delivery was wooden and unconvincing.

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-->'''Jay:''' I can see your point. Although, I wouldn't have used "overcritical," "overcritical", and I think your delivery was wooden and unconvincing.



-->"I helped write this picture, but believe me when I say this is the ''worst movie ever made!'' Attention, L.A. street gangs, why kill each other when there are more deserving movie executives just miles from your home. Their addresses are —" ''(cut to 'Technical Difficulties' sign)''

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-->"I helped write this picture, but believe me when I say this is the ''worst movie ever made!'' Attention, L.A. street gangs, why kill each other when there are more deserving movie executives just miles from your home. home? Their addresses are —" ''(cut to [[WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties 'Technical Difficulties' Difficulties']] sign)''



** With ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', on that show's season six episode "A Star is Burns," the only episode not to have Matt Groening's name in the opening or closing credits (as Groening -- and a lot of ''Simpsons'' fans -- felt the crossover was an excuse to have the episode be little more than a 22-minute advertisement for a {{dueling show|s}}). This is lampshaded -- just before Jay walks into the Simpsons' living room, Bart is watching ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones'', and says he "smells another cheap cartoon cross-over." He then says that all kids should watch his show, before shuddering and saying, "I feel so ''dirty''!"

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** With ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', on that show's season six episode "A Star is Burns," Burns", the only episode not to have Matt Groening's name in the opening or closing credits (as Groening -- and a lot of ''Simpsons'' fans -- felt the crossover was an excuse to have the episode be little more than a 22-minute advertisement for a {{dueling show|s}}). This is lampshaded -- just before Jay walks into the Simpsons' living room, Bart is watching ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones'', and says he "smells another cheap cartoon cross-over." cross-over". He then says that all kids should watch his show, before shuddering and saying, "I feel so ''dirty''!"



* CryingIndian: Duke wants "Savvy Indian Chewing Tobacco" to be a sponsor for ''Coming Attractions''. He even has an Indian on the set holding a sign with said name on it. Refusing to take part in it, Jay rips up his contract and throws the pieces at the Indian's feet, making him shed a tear.

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* CryingIndian: Duke wants "Savvy Indian Chewing Tobacco" to be a sponsor for ''Coming Attractions''. He even has an Indian on the set holding a sign with said name on it. Refusing to take part in it, Jay rips up his contract and throws the pieces at the Indian's feet, [[CryingIndian making him shed a tear.tear]].



* CuteKitten: In "Frankie and Ellie Get Lost," during ''Coming Attractions'', Duke tells Jay that the audience only tunes in for the funny clips, and then shows a black and white clip of two kittens playing Ping Pong with their paws. Jay is at first offended, but then he sees one of the kittens frisking with the ball.

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-->'''Duke:''' Ooh, [[Music/SirMixALot baby got back!]]
* CuteKitten: In "Frankie and Ellie Get Lost," Lost", during ''Coming Attractions'', Duke tells Jay that the audience only tunes in for the funny clips, and then shows a black and white clip of two kittens playing Ping Pong with their paws. Jay is at first offended, but then he sees one of the kittens frisking with the ball.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Parodied in the first webisode. Jay ends the episode with, "Oh Jay, you ''bitch''! It's the ''internet''. I can say, "bitch"!

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Parodied in the first webisode. Jay ends the episode with, "Oh "Oh, Jay, you ''bitch''! It's the ''internet''. I can say, say "bitch"!



* DesertedIsland: The ending to "Frankie and Ellie Get Lost".

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* DesertedIsland: The ending to Where the second half of "Frankie and Ellie Get Lost".Lost" takes place.



--> '''Jay's brain:''' ''(sarcastically)'' Oh, nice going.
** Olivia doesn't mind. She asks if he'd like her to cook naked for him. Jay's stomach approves (because, well, ''cooking.)''

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--> '''Jay's brain:''' ''(sarcastically)'' [[SarcasmMode Oh, nice going.
going.]]
** Olivia doesn't mind. She asks if he'd like her to cook naked for him. Jay's stomach approves (because, well, ''cooking.)''''cooking'').



--> '''Jay''': ''(softly singing)'' Beauty and the dork...\\

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--> '''Jay''': ''(softly singing)'' Beauty and the dork...King Dork...\\



* DietEpisode: "From Chunk To Hunk." Marty becomes slim and toned. Jay loses two pounds, which is apparently his college weight.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In the episode ''"Dial 'M' For Mother"'', Jay's life is ruined after he tells his adopted mother Eleanor to shut up live on ''Geraldo''. This includes being picketed, vilified on television, and generally being shunned by the entire population of New York City. What really drives this home was that Jay only told Eleanor to shut up after she told some embarrassing and inappropriate stories about him live on ''Geraldo''.

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* DietEpisode: "From Chunk To Hunk." Hunk". Marty becomes slim and toned. Jay loses two pounds, which is apparently his college weight.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In the episode ''"Dial "Dial 'M' For Mother"'', Mother", Jay's life is ruined after he tells his adopted mother Eleanor to shut up live on ''Geraldo''. This includes being picketed, vilified on television, and generally being shunned by the entire population of New York City. What really drives this home was that Jay only told Eleanor to shut up after she told some embarrassing and inappropriate stories about him live on ''Geraldo''.



* EmbarrassingRescue

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* EmbarrassingRescueEmbarrassingRescue:
** In "Marathon Mensch", Doris drags Jay down the Phillips Broadcasting tower. When this is turned into ''[[Film/TheToweringInferno The Cowering Inferno]]'', Doris is played by [[Theatre/DrivingMissDaisy Jessica]] [[Film/BatteriesNotIncluded Tandy]] with Jay played by a sumo wrestler.
--->'''Sumo wrestler:''' I have to go potty.
--->'''Jay:''' I may have said "potty", but they completely took it out of context.
** When Jay is taken prisoner in "Sherman of Arabia", he gets rescued by a helicopter. It doesn't go as planned.
--->'''Helicopter pilot:''' This thing can lift a tank!
--->'''Jay:''' Can you talk a little louder? I think a few people in Jordan didn't hear you!
--->'''Prisoner:''' Yes, we did!



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Alice found out Cyrus was cheating on her by the title of his first album: "I'm Cheating On My Wife Alice Tompkins. You Heard Me, Alice Tompkins."

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Alice found out Cyrus was cheating on her by the title of his first album: "I'm Cheating On My Wife Alice Tompkins. You Heard Me, Alice Tompkins."Tompkins".



** Duke tries to retool ''Coming Attractions'' on more than one occasion, and in "Dr. Jay" he invents "Phillipsvision", which alters classic movies [[SurprisinglyHappyEnding to give them all happier endings]]. Jay also faces this in "L.A. Jay", in which he is hired to write the screenplay for ''Ghostchasers 3'' after getting his original script rejected.

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** Duke tries to retool ''Coming Attractions'' on more than one occasion, and in "Dr. Jay" he invents "Phillipsvision", "PhillipsVision", which alters classic movies [[SurprisinglyHappyEnding to give them all happier endings]]. Jay also faces this in "L.A. Jay", in which he is hired to write the screenplay for ''Ghostchasers 3'' after getting his original script rejected.



* FindTheCure: The plot of "Dr. Jay."

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* FindTheCure: The plot of "Dr. Jay."Jay".



* FixFic: In the episode "Dr. Jay," Duke creates "Phillipsvision," which changes films to have happy endings (such as [[GoneWithTheWind Rhett returning to Scarlett]]) and script changes (such as changing [[Film/CitizenKane Charles Foster Kane's]] last word from "Rosebud" to [[Film/WaynesWorld "Schwing"]]). With a mix of ExecutiveMeddling, ViewersAreMorons and LowestCommonDenominator in-show.

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* FixFic: In the episode "Dr. Jay," Jay", Duke creates "Phillipsvision," "PhillipsVision", which changes films to have happy endings (such as [[GoneWithTheWind Rhett returning to Scarlett]]) and script changes (such as changing [[Film/CitizenKane Charles Foster Kane's]] last word from "Rosebud" to [[Film/WaynesWorld "Schwing"]]). With "Schwing"]]) with a mix of ExecutiveMeddling, ViewersAreMorons ViewersAreMorons, and LowestCommonDenominator in-show.



** Later, in the same episode, Jay starts complaining about being in the bubble and then being ignored. He then notices a fried banana stand. "Oooh! Fried bananas!" He starts floating toward the cart and opening and closing his mouth while the intermission theme to Ms. Pac-Man plays. The Ms. Pac-Man song is omitted in the DVD release.

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** Later, in the same episode, Jay starts complaining about being in the bubble and then being ignored. He then notices a fried banana stand. "Oooh! Fried bananas!" He starts floating toward the cart and opening and closing his mouth while the intermission theme to Ms. Pac-Man ''Ms. Pac-Man'' plays. The Ms. Pac-Man ''Ms. Pac-Man'' song is omitted in the DVD release.
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The DVD box set was released in 2004, which includes all the TV episodes and has the webisodes as extras. During the late 2000s, the show has aired in syndication. In September 2006, IGN ranked the show 9th in their list of the ''Top 25 UsefulNotes/PrimeTime Animated Series of All Time''. In January 2009, they also ranked the show 26th in their other list of the ''Top 100 Best Animated TV Series''. In December 2011, Complex ranked the show 6th in their own list of ''The 25 Most Underrated Animated TV Shows Of All Time''.

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The DVD box set was released in 2004, which includes all the TV episodes and has the webisodes as extras. During the late 2000s, the show has aired in syndication. In September September, 2006, IGN ranked the show 9th in their list of the ''Top 25 UsefulNotes/PrimeTime Animated Series of All Time''. In January 2009, they also ranked the show 26th in their other list of the ''Top 100 Best Animated TV Series''. In December December, 2011, Complex ranked the show 6th in their own list of ''The 25 Most Underrated Animated TV Shows Of All Time''.



Jay is the adopted son of former New York governor [[CloudCuckoolander Franklin Sherman]] and his wife Eleanor. Their butler Shackleford (not pictured) has a tendency to greet Jay as "Adopted Master Jay" whenever he sees him. Jay also does have a few friends: his best friend Jeremy Hawke (a combination of Paul Hogan and Creator/MelGibson); restaurant owner Vlada Veramirovich (well, he's nice to Jay's ''face'', anyway); his teenage sister Margo; and his and Ardeth's son Marty, who attends United Nations High School (where one of his classmates is a [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Klingon]], and another one from Easter Island has a head made of stone).

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Jay is the adopted son of former New York governor [[CloudCuckoolander Franklin Sherman]] and his wife Eleanor. Their butler Shackleford (not pictured) has a tendency to greet Jay as "Adopted Master Jay" whenever he sees him. Jay also does have a few friends: his His best friend Jeremy Hawke (a combination of Paul Hogan and Creator/MelGibson); restaurant owner Vlada Veramirovich (well, he's nice to Jay's ''face'', anyway); his teenage sister Margo; and his and Ardeth's son Marty, who attends United Nations High School (where one of his classmates is a [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Klingon]], and another one from [[EenieMeenieMinyMoai Easter Island Island]] has a head made of stone).



* AdamWesting: "Series/SiskelAndEbert and Jay and Alice," in a ''big'' way.

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* AdamWesting: "Series/SiskelAndEbert and Jay and Alice," Alice", in a ''big'' way.



* AdBumpers: The original broadcast featured a shot of Jay in both the ABC ("Stay tuned after the commercials you beer swilling couch monkeys") and FOX ("You're watching FOX, where we can say the word [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly8lJPemvgY 'boobies'!"]] ), ("You're watching Fox, [[http://www.hark.com/clips/rmftswxnrj-shame-on-you]] shame on you!") & ("The Critic will be right back, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lSM6koJVzw you TV addicted couch monkeys"]]) runs.

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* AdBumpers: The original broadcast featured a shot of Jay in both the ABC ("Stay tuned after the commercials commercials, you beer swilling beer-swilling couch monkeys") and FOX ("You're watching FOX, where we can say the word [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly8lJPemvgY 'boobies'!"]] ), ("You're watching Fox, Fox. [[http://www.hark.com/clips/rmftswxnrj-shame-on-you]] shame Shame on you!") & ("The Critic will be right back, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lSM6koJVzw you TV addicted couch monkeys"]]) runs.



* AnimationBump: The "Beauty and the Dork" sequence in the pilot.

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* AnimationBump: The "Beauty and the King Dork" sequence in the pilot.



* ArtisticLicenseGeography: In case you want to know, In the episode "Marty's First Date", the name of the Mexico City Airport in RealLife is ''Benito Juarez'', not '''Music/LindaRonstadt!''' Very likely to be chalked up to the RuleOfFunny.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: In case you want to know, In the episode "Marty's First Date", the name of the Mexico City Airport in RealLife is ''Benito Juarez'', not '''Music/LindaRonstadt!''' '''Music/LindaRonstadt'''. Very likely to be chalked up to the RuleOfFunny.



** Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar appears in one episode, lessening Jay's role to a [[{{Ventriloquism}} ventriloquist's dummy]].



--> '''Woman:''' My darling, I have always loved--Oh no. Pro-mo-theus.
--> '''Jay:''' Prometheus!

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--> '''Woman:''' -->'''Woman:''' My darling, I have always loved--Oh loved--Oh, no. Pro-mo-theus.
--> '''Jay:''' Prometheus!-->'''Jay:''' Pro-''me''-theus!



-->'''Bear handler:''' Come, Sasha. The last time you ate a critic you spent two weeks sitting on the can!

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-->'''Bear handler:''' Come, Sasha. The last time you ate a critic critic, you spent two weeks sitting on the can!



--> '''Jay:''' Oh hide me! I'm being chased by three bears. There's a dispute over some porridge. Don't ask questions.
--> '''Miranda:''' Oh Jay, don't tease

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--> '''Jay:''' -->'''Jay:''' Oh hide me! I'm being chased by three bears. There's a dispute over some porridge. Don't ask questions.
--> '''Miranda:''' -->'''Miranda:''' Oh Jay, don't teasetease.



** BigRottenApple: Its not a flattering portrayal. [[note]]Oddly enough, the producers intended the show to be a "love letter" to New York City." It got it's lowest ratings from New York.[[/note]]

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** BigRottenApple: Its not a flattering portrayal. [[note]]Oddly enough, the producers intended the show to be a "love letter" to New York City." It City--where, ironically, the show got it's its lowest ratings from New York.[[/note]]



--> '''Vlada:''' ''(Picks up the phone)'' Tell Vlada Junior no Harvard.
--> '''Jay:''' In fact, I ''may'' just have coffee!
--> '''Vlada:''' ''(Sadly)'' Pull the plug on Mama.

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--> '''Vlada:''' -->'''Vlada:''' ''(Picks up the phone)'' Tell Vlada Junior no Harvard.
--> '''Jay:''' -->'''Jay:''' In fact, I ''may'' just have coffee!
--> '''Vlada:''' -->'''Vlada:''' ''(Sadly)'' Pull the plug on Mama.



--> '''Duke:''' (going through mail) Junk mail, junk mail, junk mail, rat from Jay, junk mail....

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--> '''Duke:''' -->'''Duke:''' (going through mail) Junk mail, junk mail, junk mail, rat from Jay, junk mail....



* BilingualBonus: Vlada's restaurant ''L'ane Riche'' is French for "The Wealthy Jackass."

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* BilingualBonus: Vlada's restaurant ''L'ane Riche'' is French for "The Wealthy Jackass."Jackass".



** In the episode "Sherman, Woman, and Child."
---> "I'm Jay Sherman, the famous film critic. I used to have a big show on ABC ... for about a week."

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** In the episode "Sherman, Woman, and Child."
---> "I'm
Child":
--->"I'm
Jay Sherman, the famous film critic. I used to have a big show on ABC ...ABC... for about a week."



---> "You're watching FOX. Shame on you!"

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---> "You're --->"You're watching FOX. Shame on you!"



---> '''Margo:''' Johnny is just like you, Jay. He's not afraid of anything. Not even the TV networks.
---> '''Jay:''' Well, they're all pretty crummy. ''(Turns to the camera when the FOX logo appears)'' Except for FOX. The last bastion of quality programming. ''(Does a salute)'' God bless you, little logo.

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---> '''Margo:''' --->'''Margo:''' Johnny is just like you, Jay. He's not afraid of anything. Not even the TV networks.
---> '''Jay:''' --->'''Jay:''' Well, they're all pretty crummy. ''(Turns to the camera when the FOX logo appears)'' Except for FOX. The last bastion of quality programming. ''(Does a salute)'' God bless you, little logo.



* BrandX: "Hair in a Can" and "Phlegm Fatale Cigarettes."
* BrokenHeel: This affects Jeremy upon meeting Margo in "Miserable."

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* BrandX: "Hair in a Can" and "Phlegm Fatale Cigarettes."
Cigarettes".
* BrokenHeel: This affects Jeremy upon meeting Margo in "Miserable.""Miserable".



* CareerResurrection: InUniverse example. During his 1000th show, Jay discusses this trope in regards to Creator/SylvesterStallone.
-->"We've seen Sylvester Stallone rise and fall, rise and fall, fall further and somehow rise again! Who could survive ''Film/{{Rhinestone}}''?! He's not human, I tell you!"

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* CareerResurrection: InUniverse example. During his 1000th 1,000th show, Jay discusses this trope in regards to Creator/SylvesterStallone.
-->"We've seen Sylvester Stallone rise and fall, rise and fall, fall further further, and somehow rise again! Who could survive ''Film/{{Rhinestone}}''?! He's not human, I tell you!"



--> '''Jay:''' It stinks!\\

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--> '''Jay:''' -->'''Jay:''' It stinks!\\



* CelebrityParadox: Avoided with regard to Jon Lovitz, who exists in this show's universe -- but he came to prominence on ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Yesterday Night Live]]''. Jay's a big fan, but when he suggests by phone to a movie studio that in the wake of the remake ''Rebel Without a [Bill] Cosby'' they should make ''[[Main/DrStrangelove Dr. Strangelovitz]]'', he has to explain who Lovitz is: "He's a character actor! ...No, I don't 'think he died!'"
* ChainedToABed: In the episode "Miserable," a female projectionist (a.k.a. Jay's #1 fan) drugs Jay's glass of wine and ties him to her bed with strips of movie film.

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* CelebrityParadox: Avoided with regard to Jon Lovitz, who exists in this show's universe -- but he came to prominence on ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Yesterday Night Live]]''. Jay's a big fan, but when he suggests by phone to a movie studio that in the wake of the remake ''Rebel Without a [Bill] Cosby'' they should make ''[[Main/DrStrangelove Dr. Strangelovitz]]'', he has to explain who Lovitz is: "He's a character actor! ...actor! No, I don't 'think he died!'"
* ChainedToABed: In the episode "Miserable," "Miserable", a female projectionist (a.k.a. Jay's #1 fan) drugs Jay's glass of wine and ties him to her bed with strips of movie film.



* ChekhovsGun: In the episode "Miserable," Jay’s #1 Fan shows Jay a cardboard cutout of himself holding a book he wrote. She tells him she hooked it up to her Clapper, and demonstrates by clapping to it, which results in the cutout waving the book up and down and saying [[Advertising/HeadOn "Buy my book!"]] multiple times. At the episode’s climax, when she madly lunges at and attempts to kill Jeremy, Jay claps his hands and triggers the cutout, hitting her on the head and knocking her unconscious.
* ChekhovsSkill: In "A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera," while Jay and Marty try on clothes at a department store, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsL8rayQbqk&t=0m31s Marty discovers he is able to move his stomach up and down.]] He opens the door from the changing room to show his father, only to be told by a little girl that what he was doing was "gross." Feeling bad, he stops. Later, during a school talent show he attends, he attempts to play "Yankee Doodle" on his electric guitar, only for a string to break off just as he starts playing. Unfazed, he tells the audience "This is the only other thing I know how to do": he moves his vest out of the way and moves his stomach up and down again. The audience and Principal Mangosuthu become impressed. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qItv7X8BHdw&t=3m30s Marty performs more creative belly-dancing routines]], and the audience gives him a standing ovation.

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* ChekhovsGun: In the episode "Miserable," "Miserable", Jay’s #1 Fan shows Jay a cardboard cutout of himself holding a book he wrote. She tells him she hooked it up to her Clapper, and demonstrates by clapping to it, which results in the cutout waving the book up and down and saying [[Advertising/HeadOn "Buy my book!"]] multiple times. At the episode’s climax, when she madly lunges at and attempts to kill Jeremy, Jay claps his hands and triggers the cutout, hitting her on the head and knocking her unconscious.
* ChekhovsSkill: In "A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera," Opera", while Jay and Marty try on clothes at a department store, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsL8rayQbqk&t=0m31s Marty discovers he is able to move his stomach up and down.]] down]]. He opens the door from the changing room to show his father, only to be told by a little girl that what he was doing was "gross." "gross". Feeling bad, he stops. Later, during a school talent show he attends, he attempts to play "Yankee Doodle" on his electric guitar, only for a string to break off just as he starts playing. Unfazed, he tells the audience "This is the only other thing I know how to do": he moves his vest out of the way and moves his stomach up and down again. The audience and Principal Mangosuthu become impressed. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qItv7X8BHdw&t=3m30s Marty performs more creative belly-dancing routines]], and the audience gives him a standing ovation.



* CloudCuckooLander: Franklin Sherman is too ''rich'' to be "crazy," so let's just call him 'eccentric'.

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* CloudCuckooLander: Franklin Sherman is too ''rich'' to be "crazy," "crazy", so let's just call him 'eccentric'.



** The post-credits scene where an usher walks up to Jay and says, "Excuse me sir, the show's over." Jay's replies have been: 1) "Is the snack bar still open?" 2) "I'm stuck in the chair!" 3) "But I have nowhere to go." 4) "Get away, zitface!" (only used when the usher sounds like the Squeaky-Voiced Teen from ''TheSimpsons''.) There's also an end credits sequence in the FOX episodes that shows Jay and Alice kissing during the credits. When the usher (a different one this time) tells the couple "Excuse me, the show's over," Alice retorts "Get away, pipsqueak!" and Jay tells the audience "That's why I love her!"
* CousinOliver: One of Duke’s attempts to improve ''Coming Attractions''’ ratings was the addition of a cute child [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome with a speech impediment.]]

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** The post-credits scene where an usher walks up to Jay and says, "Excuse me sir, the show's over." Jay's replies have been: 1) (1) "Is the snack bar still open?" 2) (2) "I'm stuck in the chair!" 3) (3) "But I have nowhere to go." 4) (4) "Get away, zitface!" (only used when the usher sounds like the Squeaky-Voiced Teen from ''TheSimpsons''.) There's also an end credits sequence in the FOX episodes that shows Jay and Alice kissing during the credits. When the usher (a different one this time) tells the couple "Excuse me, the show's over," Alice retorts "Get away, pipsqueak!" and Jay tells the audience "That's why I love her!"
* CousinOliver: One of Duke’s attempts to improve ''Coming Attractions''’ ratings was the addition of a cute child [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome with a speech impediment.]]impediment]].
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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: In "Uneasy Rider", Jay addresses a pizzeria employee as Mr. Pizzaface. The employee's name is actually announced "pizza-fah-chay".



** Subverted in one case: he'll give testimonials for Mrs. Pell's Fish Sticks for free, out of sheer love for the product.

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** Subverted in one case: he'll give testimonials for Mrs. Pell's Fish Sticks for free, out free--and even from beyond the grave--out of sheer love for the product.



* RhymesOnADime: In "A Song for Margo." He’s even slightly redesigned to look like he stepped out of a Creator/DrSeuss book.

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* RhymesOnADime: In Shackleford's wordplay in "A Song for Margo." He’s even slightly redesigned to look like he stepped out of a Creator/DrSeuss book.



-->'''Elenor:''' I wish I hadn’t used the word "itch."
* RidiculousExchangeRates: In "Dr. Jay", Duke comments the French franc is "fancy-colored toilet paper."

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-->'''Elenor:''' I wish I hadn’t used the word "itch."
"itch".
* RidiculousExchangeRates: In "Dr. Jay", Duke comments the French franc is "fancy-colored toilet paper."paper".



* RousingSpeech: In "Eyes on the Prize," Jay aims to win another Pulitzer Prize so he could get back his respectability. He writes an essay entitled "The Sorry State of Films Today" and presents it on the TV program ''English for Cab Drivers,'' which ends up being a parody of the climax to ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington''.
-->"I am a movie critic by trade, and until recently, I got paid to tell you people which movies merely stink and which ones you shouldn't screen near an open flame. Well, I'm putting the burden of lousy movies back on you. It's very simple: If you stop going to bad movies, they'll stop making bad movies. If the movie used to be a TV show, just don't go. After Roman numeral II, give it a rest. If it's a remake of a classic, rent the classic. Tell them you want stories about people, not a hundred million dollars of stunts and explosives. People, it's up to you. [[OneLinerEcho If the movie stinks, just don't go.]]"

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* RousingSpeech: In "Eyes on the Prize," Prize", Jay aims to win another Pulitzer Prize so he could get back his respectability. He writes an essay entitled "The Sorry State of Films Today" and presents it on the TV program ''English for Cab Drivers,'' which ends up being a parody of the climax to ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington''.
-->"I am a movie critic by trade, and until recently, I got paid to tell you people which movies merely stink and which ones you shouldn't screen near an open flame. Well, I'm putting the burden of lousy movies back on you. It's very simple: If you stop going to bad movies, they'll stop making bad movies. If the movie used to be a TV show, just don't go. After Roman numeral II, give it a rest. If it's a remake of a classic, rent the classic. classic! Tell them you want stories about people, not a hundred million dollars of stunts and explosives. People, it's up to you. [[OneLinerEcho If the movie stinks, just don't go.]]"



--->'''Shackleford:''' Allemande Left, sir. ''(they square dance)''

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--->'''Shackleford:''' Allemande Left, left, sir. ''(they square dance)''



* RunningGag

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* RunningGagRunningGag:



** Dumb college students who watch ''Coming Attractions,'' only to mock Jay.
** Jay sounding like an elderly British woman named "Ethel" and pretending to be his secretary, even having conversations with "her." This gag only appears in the first season.

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** Dumb college students who watch ''Coming Attractions,'' Attractions'', only to mock Jay.
** Jay sounding like an elderly British woman named "Ethel" and pretending to be his secretary, even having conversations with "her." "her". This gag only appears in the first season.



** He takes credit for Marisa Tomei winning the Oscar, for one.

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** He takes credit for [[Film/MyCousinVinny Marisa Tomei Tomei]] winning the Oscar, for one.



** Also appears in an interview with Gene Siskel, disguised as a reviewer.

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** Also appears in an interview with Gene Siskel, Creator/GeneSiskel, disguised as a reviewer.



--->'''Gene Siskel''': You're Satan, aren't you?

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--->'''Gene Siskel''': --->'''Siskel''': You're Satan, aren't you?



* SamusIsAGirl: In "A Little Deb Will Do You," it turns out that [[spoiler: Humphrey the Hippo is played by the woman who's attracted to Jay.]]

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* SamusIsAGirl: In "A Little Deb Will Do You," You", it turns out that [[spoiler: Humphrey the Hippo is played by the woman who's attracted to Jay.]]Jay]].



* SealedWithAKiss: Jay and Alice at the end of the episode "Lady Hawke."

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* SealedWithAKiss: Jay and Alice at the end of the episode "Lady Hawke."Hawke".



-->'''Duke:''' Your job is to rate movies on a scale from "good" to "excellent."

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-->'''Duke:''' Your job is to rate movies on a scale from "good" to "excellent.""excellent".



-->'''Jerry''': Why do they call it "taking out?" I took her to a restaurant. It wasn't out, it was in. I would say I'm taking her in, but then she sounds like a pair of pants.

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-->'''Jerry''': Why do they call it "taking out?" out"? I took her to a restaurant. It wasn't out, it was in. I would say I'm taking her in, but then she sounds like a pair of pants.



-->'''Jay:''' After Roman numeral II, ''give it a rest!''

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-->'''Jay:''' After Roman numeral II, ''give it a rest!''rest.''



** In "A Song for Margo," Jay remarks that all the networks are pretty crummy, except for FOX, "the last bastion of quality programming." Then he salutes the logo in the bottom right of the screen. (See also BitingTheHandHumor above.)

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** In "A Song for Margo," Margo", Jay remarks that all the networks are pretty crummy, except for FOX, "the last bastion of quality programming." programming". Then he salutes the logo in the bottom right of the screen. (See also BitingTheHandHumor above.)



* ShowWithinAShow: ''Coming Attractions,'' which featured the use of AdBumpers.

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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Coming Attractions,'' Attractions'', which featured the use of AdBumpers.



* SkyscraperMessages: The show did a parody of the ''Sleepless in Seattle'' thing, with Siskel And Ebert. They {{Lampshaded}} it.

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* SkyscraperMessages: The show did a parody of the ''Sleepless in Seattle'' ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'' thing, with Siskel And Ebert. They {{Lampshaded}} it.



--->'''William Shatner:''' Hello, I'm William Shatner and this is ''Celebrity 911''. Tonight, we devote the entire hour to police calls involving Creator/JamesCaan...''(makes face)'' '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOZ8ykaxndQ CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!]]'''

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--->'''William Shatner:''' Hello, I'm William Shatner and this is ''Celebrity 911''. Tonight, we devote the entire hour to police calls involving Creator/JamesCaan... ''(makes face)'' '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOZ8ykaxndQ CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!]]'''



--->'''Chicken Shack employee''': You want a piece of me, fat boy? I'll spork your ass!

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--->'''Chicken Shack employee''': employee:''' You want a piece of me, fat boy? I'll spork your ass!



* Franchise/StarTrek: Two of Marty's classmates are Klingons.

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* Franchise/StarTrek: ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Two of Marty's classmates are Klingons.



-->'''Doris:''' ''(singing)'' Smoke in the bathroom, smoke after school, don't listen to your parents, 'cause smoking's really cool.
* StealthPun: The E.T. parody, D.T. stands for drunken terrestrial. D.T. also stands for delirium tremens, alcohol withdrawals severe alcoholics go through.

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-->'''Doris:''' ''(singing)'' Smoke in the bathroom, smoke after school, school; don't listen to your parents, 'cause smoking's really cool.
* StealthPun: The E.''E.T. '' parody, D.''D.T. '' stands for drunken terrestrial. D.T. also stands for delirium tremens, alcohol withdrawals severe alcoholics go through.



-->'''Aide:''' Sir, are you sure it's wise to be photographed with a film critic? It's ''the'' most despised profession there is ... Except for pre-op groin shaver.

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-->'''Aide:''' Sir, are you sure it's wise to be photographed with a film critic? It's ''the'' most despised profession there is ... Except is--except for pre-op groin shaver.



*** In "Lady Hawke" and "Dukerella:"

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*** In "Lady Hawke" and "Dukerella:""Dukerella":



* ThrowABarrelAtIt: In the second season episode ''Frankie and Ellie Get Lost'' Franklin Sherman drives rather recklessly on his way to the airport. When Eleanor chastises him to slow down he exclaims: "Are you mad? Don't you see what danger we're in?" A quick cut to his P.O.V. shows an 8-Bit ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' throwing barrels at them -- hitting the car horn makes the car jump.

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* ThrowABarrelAtIt: In the second season episode ''Frankie and Ellie Get Lost'' Lost'', Franklin Sherman drives rather recklessly on his way to the airport. When Eleanor chastises him to slow down he exclaims: "Are you mad? Don't you see what danger we're in?" A quick cut to his P.O.V. shows an 8-Bit ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' throwing barrels at them -- hitting the car horn makes the car jump.



* TitleTheAdaptation: Parodied with ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W42IY_SgCY4 Hee Haw: The Next Generation.]]''
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy Hot Girlfriend]]: Jay and Alice were an established couple during the second season. Jay being a short funny fat guy, with the beautiful southern belle Alice.

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* TitleTheAdaptation: Parodied with ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W42IY_SgCY4 Hee Haw: The Next Generation.]]''
Generation]]''.
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: Jay and Alice were an established couple during the second season. Jay being a short funny fat guy, with the beautiful southern belle Alice.



* UncannyValley: [[invoked]] Invoked when a robotic Rosie Perez approached Creator/RogerEbert and Jay about ''It Could Happen to You.'' When the Perez-bot shorts out from a LogicBomb (Jay: "Ben Turpin is ''dead''!" [[note]]Making it funnier, Turpin died in 1940, long before Rosie Perez was born[[/note]]), she crashes through the wall and sucks on a live wire. Then enters Creator/WilliamShatner.

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* UncannyValley: [[invoked]] Invoked when a robotic Rosie Perez approached Creator/RogerEbert and Jay about ''It Could Happen to You.'' You''. When the Perez-bot shorts out from a LogicBomb (Jay: "Ben Turpin is ''dead''!" [[note]]Making it funnier, Turpin died in 1940, long before Rosie Perez was born[[/note]]), she crashes through the wall and sucks on a live wire. Then enters Creator/WilliamShatner.



-->'''Roger Ebert:''' No, that's really him.

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-->'''Roger Ebert:''' -->'''Ebert:''' No, that's really him.



** In the episode "Marty's First Date," a flashback reveals how they met. [[TheEnglishPatient She was a nurse and Jay was wrapped in bandages.]] She was so lovestruck by him that she was going to give up her job and marry him upon recovery. But when his bandages come off, [[SkywardScream she screamed]] [[BigNo like bloody murder!]]

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** In the episode "Marty's First Date," Date", a flashback reveals how they met. [[TheEnglishPatient She was a nurse and Jay was wrapped in bandages.]] She was so lovestruck by him that she was going to give up her job and marry him upon recovery. But when his bandages come off, [[SkywardScream she screamed]] [[BigNo like bloody murder!]]



* VitriolicBestBuds: She becomes this with Jay in "Every Doris Has Her Day."

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* VitriolicBestBuds: She becomes this with Jay in "Every Doris Has Her Day."Day".



* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The Season 2 episode "Sherman of Arabia."

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The Season 2 episode "Sherman of Arabia."Arabia".



* {{Yandere}}: Jay's #1 fan from "Miserable."

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* {{Yandere}}: Jay's #1 fan from "Miserable.""Miserable".
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* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: Jay asks Alice this when she considers going back to her [[YourCheatingHeart philandering husband, Cyrus]]. Alice then confessed to Jay that whenever she's about to throw him out, he sings to her and she "melts like butter on a bagel." Sure enough, he sings to her when she attempts to throw him out again, and it almost works until Jay counters it by singing about his faults.
11th Aug '16 1:08:19 PM cdenton
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* UrExample: The show had a referential, pop culture-heavy sense of humor that, while not completely unheard of in its time, was at the show's core in a way it wasn't for, say, ''TheSimpsons.'' Its style of humor would later be popularized by ''FamilyGuy.''

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* UrExample: The show had a referential, pop culture-heavy sense of humor that, while not completely unheard of in its time, was at the show's core in a way it wasn't for, say, ''TheSimpsons.'' Its style The idea of an animated show built on referential humor would later be popularized by ''FamilyGuy.''
11th Aug '16 1:06:33 PM cdenton
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* UrExample: The show had a referential, pop culture-heavy sense of humor that, while not completely unheard of in its time, was at the show's core in a way it wasn't for, say, ''TheSimpsons.'' Its style of humor would later be popularized by ''FamilyGuy.''
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