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The Critic: Uneasy Rider

In this episode, Duke wants to promote his new product "Savvy Indian Chewing Tobacco". So Duke asks Jay to promote his new product on Jay's show, Jay is reluctant to advertise Tobacco products on his show. So then Jay quits, and finds a new job as a truck driver, where his fellow "truckers" find Jay to be a great guy. Then Jay starts to remember the importance of his old job.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 112
Airdate: Wednesday July 13th, 1994

Director: Alan Smart
Writer: Steve Tompkins

Guest Stars
Rex ReedRex Reed
voiced Himself
Episode Notes
Jay waking up answers the phone:
Jay's Doctor: "Hello Jay, this is your doctor. We've been going over your X-rays and it seems you're made entirely of.....

Note: This one is a repeat from the episode "Marty's First Date"

Jay at work, in a theater:
A man hangs with one arm from the edge of a cliff. With the other arm he is struggling to hold a woman. The woman is holding a boy. The boy is holding a dog. The dog is holding a cat. The cat is holding a mouse. And finally, the mouse is holding a piece of cheese. (This is a parody of the movie Cliffhanger.)

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

Cultural References
Movie Spoofs/Parodies includes:
• Rocky 6: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4 (The "Rocky" Franchise combined with "Texas Chainsaw Massacre")
• Schenectady
• The Godfather
• Ultimate Force starring Steven Hawking
• Every Which Way but Lucid

Thelma and Louise drive off a cliff after seeing Jay as a truck driver.

Jay mentions Tom Hanks having a dramatic role in Philadelphia.

When the seal attacks Jay, Duke murmurs "Last Action Hero" and the seal runs away.

Jay's wish comes true when an Ace Ventura billboard blows up in.

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