The Critic

Season 1 Episode 9

L.A. Jay

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Jun 22, 1994 on FOX
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Episode Summary

L.A. Jay
Jay is offered to write the screenplay for a new movie, "Ghostchasers III" so he takes a break from his show to go to L.A. to write the new movie and experience Hollywood life but the movie producer isn't satisfied with Jay's script.

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  • Jay goes to Hollywood!

    I watched this episode again last night, makeing it like the trillionth time I've watched it and I really like it. The plot is a fresh one, the jokes are half sureal/half realistic/half satire/half movie parodies meaning a top Critic episode. The writers had planned to do this right from the start and they really worked hard on this one. I can tell. One thing about the Critic is it barely has an episode which is painful to watch, with the exception of Marty's First Date and Lady Hawke. But this is one that really stands out to me. The show did it again!moreless
Michael Carrington

Michael Carrington

Voice of Various

Guest Star

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger

Voice of Himself

Guest Star

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal

Voice of Gary Grossman

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jay: This is LA and people judge you by the car you drive!
      (The Elephant Man pulls up next to Jay with a car full of attractive women)
      Elephant Man: Check out the geek in the Porsche! Right, girls?
      Girls: (giggling) Oh, Elephant!

    • Chaz: Cappacino Mr. S? I was here at 8 o'clock shaving the cinnamon.
      Jay: Listen Chaz, we are going to work hard and make a good sequel for once. So if you look and learn, maybe you won't spend the rest of your life shaving cinnamon.
      Chaz: Yes I will... I used to be Vanilla Ice.

    • Jeremy: Los Angeles is like, how can I put this? A big apple, the windy city, the cradle of civilization, the red planet. No, no, wait. I'm thinking of New York, Chicago, Babylonia, and Mars.

    • Rick Moranis: Oh my God, save yourselves! New York is being attacked by a 100-foot Ed Koch!
      Ed Koch: How'm I doin'? How'm I doin'?
      (picks up a subway car and the passengers scream)
      Ed Koch: Don't worry, I'm just lookin' for a nosh. (eats subway car)

  • NOTES (2)

    • The character Gary Grossman, voiced by Billy Crystal, was suppose to return in a future episode.

    • Opening & Closing Gags
      Phone Call: "Jay, this is your sister. Mom just gave me your old room. Um, do you still want this Leif Garrett poster?"
      Movie Parody: Cliffhanger
      Response to Usher: "Get away, zit face."


    • Tarzan, the Ape Man
      When Gary Grossman tries to distract Jay by telling him that Bo Derek was being washed like a horse, it was a reference to the 1981 film Tarzan, the Ape Man starring Bo Derek and Richard Harris. There is an infamous scene where the natives capture Bo's character and wash her on her hands and knees.

    • Gary Grossman: We're turning your office into Tom Cruise's private bathroom.
      This joke is based on a friend of show creators Al Jean and Mike Reiss who had his office taken away so the studio could give Billy Crystal his own private bathroom. Ironically, Billy Crystal was a guest star for this episode (as Gary Grossman), but Al and Mike don't know whether or not if he got that the joke was at his expense!

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