The Critic

A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 7/6/94
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  • Episode Description
  • After Marty fails to win an event at his school field day, he is feeling very low so Jay tries to improve his self-confidence by getting him interested in playing guitar and putting him in the school talent show. Meanwhile, Them Magazine, a parody of Time Magazine, names Jay "The Wittiest Man Alive" so Duke offers to pay everyone who doesn't laugh at Jay's show $100 which doesn't go over very well.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ken Keeler

  • L.H. MacMullan

  • Steve Allen

    Voice of Himself

  • Brenda Vaccaro

    Voice of Ardeth

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Voice of Himself

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Psychiatrist: You sound like you need a vacation. May I suggest a Russian Pacific seaport, eleven letters. Jay: Vladavostok? Psychiatrist: Thank you! Jay: Wait! Are you doing a crossword puzzle?! Psychiatrist: does that make you feel? Jay: Irritated and outraged! Psychiatrist: Thank you and thank you again! (Psychiatrist fills in more words)

    • Jay: Mom. Dad. I never made you laugh. Franklin: Well, I did chuckle a bit when you tried to eat that bird and fell over the cliff. Eleanor: No Franklin, that was the Road Runner. Jay: (sadly) No, that was me.

    • Jay: Don't feel bad, son. I never won anything either. Ardeth: Oh yeah? Didn't you win "biggest breasts" in that wet t-shirt contest?

    • Jay: So you're not good at sports, we'll just have to find out what you are good at. In my case, it's complaining about movies that bring happiness to idiots.

    • (Duke and Jay are watching The Dryer Channel which features video of a shoe in a dryer) Jay: People watch this? Duke: They don't just watch it, they send it money.

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    Notes (1)

    • Opening & Closing Gags Phone Call: "Hoo-ha! Jay, it's Al Pacino. Hoo-ha! I can't stop saying Hoo-ha! Keep that in mind when you review my next movie, 'The Godfather Part Hoo-ha!' Hoo-ha." Movie Parody: An alien head with another alien head inside its mouth comes out to frighten a women. The alien kisses the woman and she smiles. (Aliens 3) Response to Usher: "But I have nowhere to go."

    Trivia (14)

    • Stores in the mall include: - Literacy R Us - Hey Judo - Fat City for Morbidly Obese Men and Boys - The Cheer Up Marty Store (Opens June 1997) - Guitar World Long Haired Draft Dodger Proprietor

    • The words in the doctor's crossword puzzle are: - cars - its - Vladivostok - feed - irritated - outraged

    • The Easter Island kid's shirt during Field Day reads: "Island"

    • During Field Day, Marty wears a USA shirt and is #12.

    • Anthony Hopkins cooking apron, in the "Honey I Ate the Kids" parody, reads: "The Other White Meat"

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    Allusions (2)

    • The Lion King Jay reviews "The Maggot King." This is a spoof of Disney's 1994 film, The Lion King.

    • Episode Title: "A Day at the Races and A Night at the Opera" This is a combination of titles from two Marx Brothers films, A Day at the Races (1937) and A Night at the Opera (1935).

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