Season 1, Episode 1
Production Code:
Pilot 1
Written by
First Aired: January 26, 1994
List of Season 1 Episodes
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The Pilot is the first episode of Season One of the show The Critic. It is the first overall episode of this show. Aired January 26th 1994 written by Mike Reiss and Al Jean.

Official DVD Summary Edit

"Jay is astounded when beautiful actress Valerie Fox takes a romantic interest in him. Despite warning from his best friend, Australian actor Jeremy Hawke, that dating actresses is extremely dangerous, Jay begins an affair with the luscious Valerie."


A short, balding, overweight, divorced film critic named Jay Sherman gets a second chance at love when a gorgeous movie star named Valerie Fox (voiced by Jennifer Lien) falls for him, but it may all go to pieces if Jay doesn't give Valerie a glowing review for her latest movie, the Basic Instinct-inspired erotic thriller, Kiss of Death.






In this episode Jay dances with Valerie in a parody of Beauty and the Beast called Beauty and King Dork.

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