The Critic

Season 2 Episode 5

From Chunk to Hunk

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Apr 02, 1995 on FOX
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Episode Summary

From Chunk to Hunk
Jay and Marty begin to feel a little big, so they enroll themseleves in a weight loss camp. Marty loses a remarkable amount of weight which makes him feel more self-confident, but when he is placed as the star in a school play, he doesn't feel his skinny self is right for him. Meanwhile, Jay receives a death threat from Belgian actor Jean Paul Le Pope after giving his latest movie a bad review.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Building Inspector: I'm the freakin' building inspector. Thanks to Peter Pancakes here the roof has been damaged irrepairably. The school must be closed for a month.
        (the children cheer and lift Marty onto their shoulders)
        Children: Marty! Marty!

      • William Shatner: Hello, I'm William Shatner and this is Celebrety 911. Tonight, we devote the entire hour to police calls involving James Caan. (Brief pause and then Shatner screams) Caan!!

      • Jay: My whole life is flashing before my eyes. (Flashback of Jay sitting on a couch in a blue tux, eating a bag of chips) Ah, prom night.

      • Camp Counselor: Look at you, Marty! You've hiked two miles and you're not even winded!
        Marty: Yeah, but I think my dad may be delirious!
        Jay: Must...see..Tom my lifetime...

      • Jay: Son, you don't need good looks to be popular. If you still don't believe me, I got two words for you: Lyle Lovett.
        Marty: I thought he was handsome.
        Jay: No, you're thinking of Jon Lovitz, and I agree. With his off-beat good looks he takes the cake!

      • Vlada: I do it because I love you.
        Announcer: Vlada receives five million dollars for his services and does not love any of you.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Opening & Closing Gags
        Phone Gag: "Jay, this is the Fox network with a little advice: At the beginning of each show, why don't you write on a chalkboard like Bart? And could you change your name to Homer? And wear an 8-foot tall blue wig like Marge? And how would you feel about sucking on a pacifier?"
        Parody Gag: A man and women are dancing outside. The dance finishes and the man dips the woman. Out pops a Tyrannosaurus Rex and eats them. (Parody of the movie Jurassic Park.)
        Response to Usher: "Is the snack bar still open?"

    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • Star Trek
        William Shatner screaming "Khan!" is exactly what he said while playing Captian Kirk in the film Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn (1982).

      • Jean-Claude Van Damme
        Jean-Paul LePope is a parody of action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme.

      • The Simpsons
        The woman who calls Jay, during the opening credits, makes a reference to Bart, Homer, Marge, and Maggie from FOX's hit show, The Simpsons, which, at the time, was the lead-in for The Critic.

      • Diet Coke
        At 11:30, all the girls in the class run over to the window to watch a shirtless Marty drink his Diet Coke. This is a parody to an old commercial for Diet Coke.

      • Tommy Lee Jones: Listen up people, we have a fugitive.
        This line is from the 1993 film The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. Harrison Ford is falsely convicted of murdering his wife and escapes from police custody. Tommy Lee Jones plays a U.S. marshal who leads up the search for Ford.