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TV Review: Sit Down, Shut Up

4/17/2009 12:46:12 PM

‘Sit Down, Shut Up,’ is a new animated sitcom on Fox created by Mitchell Hurwitz (‘Arrested Development’) that debuts Sunday night at 10 p.m. Watch the BC Review in 90 Seconds below followed by a collection of reviews from TV critics.

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“I’m not sure exactly what Sit Down, Shut Up is about, what its point of view is toward its characters and whether it’s simply a bunch of disconnected bits…Some of the gags work, but not nearly enough.”
-Alan Sepinwall, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)

“Weak — not hopeless, but given the pedigree, heavily disappointing.”
-Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times

“It’s probably not at all surprising that what looks to be the last official network series this season isn’t very good…But it’s certainly unexpected that Sit Down, Shut Up, featuring one of the best voice casts going and executive produced by Mitchell Hurwitz of “Arrested Development,” would be that series.”
-Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle

“The witless premiere makes light of bad driving, drug abuse and lost teaching jobs. All the action leads to a nonsensical football game. Sit Down, Shut Up is a disaster.”
-Hal Boedeker, Orlando Sentinel

Sit Down, Shut Up…comes to us from the comedy mind of Mitchell Hurwitz — and the sooner it goes back there, the better.”
-Tom Shales, The Washington Post

“An occasionally quite funny but largely anodyne animated comedy.”
-Ginia Bellafante, The New York Times

“In a business as tough as TV, missteps are inevitable… And now, unfortunately, the folks from Arrested Development give you Sit Down, Shut Up. Some gifts, I fear, you just need to give back.”
-Robert Bianco, USA Today

“The jokes are so random and nonsensical that the whole enterprise winds up feeling like a barrage of flat one-liners in search of a show.”
-Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times

Sit Down is raw, vulgar and blithely offensive, with so many triple and quadruple entendres for so many sexual acts, I lost count.”
-Verne Gay, Newsday

Sit Down, Shut Up passes off painfully juvenile zings as humor and, unlike Arrested, not in a good way. Sit down, change channel.”
-Joanne Ostrow, The Denver Post

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