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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 19, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Summary: Several of Arrested Development's cast give voices to the characters of Mitch Hurwitz's animated high school comedy.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    63
    This embarrassment of riches isn't necessarily an embarrassment, but it's not the slam dunk it should be, either.
  2. There are some truly funny moments in Fox's manic, animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up, a series that requires almost rapt attention to pick up all the jokes and amusing dialogue that's hurled at viewers. If a TV series ever suffered from Attention Deficit Disorder, this is it.
  3. Reviewed by: Marisa LaScala
    60
    Sit Down, Shut Up makes jokes about nut-sacks (of the legume variety). Still, it does one thing very right, and very like the beloved Arrested Development, with talented comedians delivering gags at an exhilarating, rapid-fire pace.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    Mostly, though, Sit Down is simply off-the-charts silly--a disappointingly blunt instrument from creative collaborators associated with better.
  5. 37
    If you want to get away with being offensive on TV, you have to be awfully funny, and Sit Down gets much closer to "awful" than it ever does to "funny."
  6. 30
    The series, premiering tomorrow night, is completely hackneyed, a dull dropout from the Adult Swim school of looney 'toons.
  7. 0
    Staleness, however, ranks as a virtue in Sit Down, Shut Up, for the show's token stabs at topicality are truly appalling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 43
  2. Negative: 15 out of 43
  1. Oct 22, 2010
    10
    Non-Stop fun occurs in laugh-filled take on high school. The Arrested Development cast lend their voices brilliantly whilst other voice talent such as Kristin Chenoweth & Kenan Thompson are perfectly fit for it. Expand
  2. AdamB
    May 4, 2009
    10
    I don't understand how people can judge this show so harshly. It's only on the third episode, and I hear it may already be canceled, which would be a shame, considering that King of the Hill is still on the air, and in 14 years I haven't laughed at that show once. I mean, thinking about what the new FOX sunday will be, an hour and a half of Seth MacFarlane is going to get pretty tiring, and Simsons is well past its prime. They need new blood. Please save this show. Expand
  3. tanakab
    May 21, 2009
    9
    This show is brilliant! i think the critics are a bit out of touch just like with arrested development.
  4. RustyS
    May 4, 2009
    7
    Stick with this show, people. The first episode was amusing at best (thanks to Will Forte) but was filled with stale jokes and a lame plot. The second episode picked it up a bit, but it's the third episode that is the first truly classic one. This is a show you have to pay attention to - everything in the show is simply a setup for its brilliant dialogue. Expand
  5. Philippe
    Apr 22, 2009
    4
    Not very funny overall. Gave it a 4 instead of 3 because I had 1 laugh watching the pilot.
  6. B.E.SP
    May 2, 2009
    2
    I had hope that this show would be funny, but I was sadly mistaken. I don't understand all these comments likening this show to "Arrested Development." "Arrested Development" had interesting characters who were funny because of their ridiculousness. This painful cartoon has flat characters who mistake being crude with being funny. There won't be a second season. No one will watch this show. Expand
  7. Dusti'n
    Apr 19, 2009
    0
    Wow. Absolutely lame, uninteresting, predictable and simply awful. Didn't even crack a smile.

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