Sit Down, Shut Up : Season 1

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 19, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18

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Critic Reviews

  1. The jokes that drive the plot revolve more around things like feeding drugs to assistant principal Stuart Proszakian, whose last job was being a prison clown with the Department of Corrections.
  2. We pay close attention to Sit Down, Shut Up, an occasionally quite funny but largely anodyne animated comedy beginning Sunday on Fox, because it comes from the pen of Mitchell Hurwitz, creator of “Arrested Development."
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It's almost impossible to discern the comedic intelligences behind this drab cartoon about a high school faculty.
  6. Bateman and Arnett make the most of what they're given, but Sit Down, Shut Up seems to be caught up in actually trying to have a plot and then partly tossing off zany one-liners (with a focus on anatomy).
  7. 50
    The stereotypes are so predictable that the comedy is too, even if the humor is sometimes dementedly subversive.
  8. 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.
  9. The show that premieres Sunday night, between "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" in the space formerly occupied by "King of the Hill," is weak--not hopeless, but given the pedigree, heavily disappointing.
  10. The disappointing new project from "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz is mainly a reminder of how much the "Arrested" cast--several of whom provide voice work here--added to that show.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 43
  2. Negative: 15 out of 43
  1. May 29, 2012
    4
    Not What You Would Want In A Animated Show..
    Sit Down Shut Up Tries So Hard To Be Funny, But Sadly Is Not...
    I Do Like The Animation Style..
    Not What You Would Want In A Animated Show..
    Sit Down Shut Up Tries So Hard To Be Funny, But Sadly Is Not...
    I Do Like The Animation Style..
    I Think In Bits This Show Is Ok...
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  2. 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 talentNon-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. Full Review »
  3. MichaelP
    Jul 3, 2009
    3
    It could be good, like an 7 or 8, however its missing something. But I can't figure out what...