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The Critic: Miserable

Jay feels unloved, he sees everyone in near him have either been married or engaged. He falls in love with a Movie Projectionist at the premier of "Indecent proposal 2", and later finds out she is insane.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 102
Airdate: Wednesday February 16th, 1994

Director: Dan Jeup
Writer: Steven Levitan

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Guest Stars
Brenda VaccaroBrenda Vaccaro
voiced Ardeth
Pamela ReedPamela Reed
voiced Projectionist
Episode Notes
The Title is a parody of the movie "Misery" and in that "Les Miserables"

Jay waking up answers the phone:
Margo: "Jay, this is your sister. You got a lot of laughs on The Tonight Show last night. Um, did you mean to have your fly open the whole time?”

Jay at work, in a theater:
A man carrying an artifact runs out of a cave with a giant rolling ball chasing him. The man dodges and the ball knocks over Nazis lined up as bowling pins.

Jay at the end of the movie credits
Jay: "I'm stuck in the chair."

Cultural References
Movie Spoofs/Parodies includes:
• Indecent Proposal II
• Honey I Laminated the Kids
• Edward Plunger-hands

Jay mentions Dr. Haing S. Ngor should have gone to the Acting Fields.

The Projectionist wants to watch Love Story but Jay would rather watch Eraser Head.

The Projectionist kidnaps Jay and tortures him the same way as in Misery.

Warning: The Critic season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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