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1x01 Pilot

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First Aired: Jan. 26, 1994 on FOX
Summary: Jay Sherman meets actress Valerie Fox on his show and Jay falls in loves her. Although Jay's family and friends disapprove, and worry that Valerie is using him to get a good movie review... Jay finds out that this is the case later on the episode. Jay has to choose between love and the truth.

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Guest Stars

Additional Voices voiced by Nancy Cartwright
Additional Voices voiced by Christine Cavanaugh
Vlada Veramirovich voiced by Nick Jameson
Additional Voices voiced by Nick Jameson
Additional Voices voiced by Maurice LaMarche
Valerie Fox voiced by Jennifer Lien
Himself voiced by Gene Shalit
Ardeth voiced by Brenda Vaccaro

Episode Quotes

Jay Sherman: Welcome to "Coming Attractions." Tonight we'll be reviewing "Family Affair: The Motion Picture." Just look who got eight million dollars to play Mr. French.
Marlon Brando: Buffy, Jody, for your lunch I have made peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
Buffy: Would you make a sandwich for my doll, Mrs. Beazley?
Marlon Brando: Yeah, sure. That's exactly what I feel like doing. Of course I can get together a little sandwich for your stupid little doll. Hang on a second.
Parking Lot Attendant: Hey mister, why does your car say "King Dork?"
Jay Sherman: Uh, I bought it from King Dorkenheiser of Finland.
Parking Lot Attendant: But I thought Finland was a constitutional democracy.
Jay Sherman: Just park the car!
Duke Phillips: Why the hell do you have to be so critical?
Jay Sherman: I'm a critic! It's my job.
Duke Phillips: No, your job is to rate movies on a scale from "good" to excellent."
Jay Sherman: What if I don't like them?
Duke Phillips: That's what "good" is for.
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