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Bobby and the Critic 

After reading the newspaper and seeing another nasty review of a play by powerful critic, John Bowman, Bobby decides to compose a letter attacking Bowman, only to reconsider and throw it in... See full summary »

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

James L. Brooks (created by), Stan Daniels (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Judd Hirsch ... Alex Reiger
Jeff Conaway ... Bobby Wheeler
Danny DeVito ... Louie De Palma
Marilu Henner ... Elaine Nardo
Tony Danza ... Tony Banta
Christopher Lloyd ... Reverend Jim Ignatowski
Andy Kaufman ... Latka Gravas
John Harkins ... John Bowman
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Storyline

After reading the newspaper and seeing another nasty review of a play by powerful critic, John Bowman, Bobby decides to compose a letter attacking Bowman, only to reconsider and throw it in the trash. When Louie recovers the letter and sends it to the newspaper, it unexpectedly creates positive buzz for Bobby and his acting career. Bobby now feels the pressure of having to perform his next play with Bowman in the front row. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1981 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Bobby is about to use the acetylene torch to open Louie's cage door, you can clearly see the cage door is open after Tony announces Bobby's agent is on the phone. See more »

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Average, but with its Moments
27 June 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Bobby (Conason) is featured in this average episode that still has its moments. Among the amusing parts are—when Louie (DeVito) demonically forwards Bobby's angry letter to the newspaper that Bobby thinks will get him in trouble; Latka shedding his sweat suit with a surprise underneath. Otherwise, it's Bobby's half-hour, with the gang mostly in support. John Harkins does a good subtle job as the sly critic, Bowman, who surprised me with the wrap-up to Bobby's letter. Too bad Louie doesn't meet up with the equally callous Bowman. That would have created explosive comedic opportunities. Anyway, the cast again shows why even this average entry could be engaging.


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