Mike Reiss

Michael L. Reiss (born September 15, 1959) is an American television comedy writer and author.wikipedia
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The Critic

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He served as a show-runner, writer and producer for the animated series The Simpsons and co-created the animated series The Critic.
It was created by writing partners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who had previously worked as writers and showrunners (seasons 3 and 4) on The Simpsons.

The Simpsons Movie

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He created and wrote the webtoon Queer Duck and has also worked on screenplays including: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Simpsons Movie and My Life in Ruins.
Eventually in 2001, producers James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Richard Sakai and Mike Scully began development of the film, and a writing team consisting of Brooks, Groening, Jean, Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder and Jon Vitti was assembled.

The Simpsons

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He served as a show-runner, writer and producer for the animated series The Simpsons and co-created the animated series The Critic.
Season 3–4: Al Jean & Mike Reiss

Queer Duck

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He created and wrote the webtoon Queer Duck and has also worked on screenplays including: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Simpsons Movie and My Life in Ruins.
The show was created, written and executive-produced by Mike Reiss, executive producer of network cartoons The Simpsons and The Critic.

Al Jean

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In Holworthy Hall at Harvard, Reiss met fellow freshman Al Jean; they befriended one another and collaborated their writing efforts for the humor publication Harvard Lampoon.
Jean began his writing career in the 1980s with fellow Harvard alum Mike Reiss.

Jon Vitti

Reiss became co-president of the Harvard Lampoon, alongside Jon Vitti.
Vitti is a graduate of Harvard University, where he wrote for, and was president with Mike Reiss of, the Harvard Lampoon.

The Simpsons (season 3)

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They became executive producers and show runners of The Simpsons at the start of the third season (1991).
The showrunners for the third production season were Al Jean and Mike Reiss who executive produced 22 episodes for the season, while two other episodes were produced by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Sam Simon.

National Lampoon (magazine)

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The humor magazine National Lampoon hired Jean and Reiss after they graduated in 1981.
The magazine was an outlet for some notable writing talents, including Douglas Kenney, Henry Beard, George W. S. Trow, Chris Miller, P. J. O'Rourke, Michael O'Donoghue, Chris Rush, Sean Kelly, Tony Hendra, Brian McConnachie, Gerald Sussman, Ellis Weiner, Ted Mann, Chris Cluess, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Jeff Greenfield, John Hughes and Ed Subitzky.

The Simpsons (season 4)

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Jean and Reiss served as show runners until the end of the fourth season (1993).
The showrunners for the fourth production season were Al Jean and Mike Reiss.

My Life in Ruins

He created and wrote the webtoon Queer Duck and has also worked on screenplays including: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Simpsons Movie and My Life in Ruins.
The script is originally by Mike Reiss (The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie), based on his travel experiences, but it was later re-written by Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) after she became involved.

Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington

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The first episode Jean and Reiss produced was "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington" (aired September 19, 1991), and they felt a lot of pressure on them to make it good.
The episode was written by George Meyer and directed by Wes Archer, and it was the first episode for which Al Jean and Mike Reiss served as show runners.

Holworthy Hall

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In Holworthy Hall at Harvard, Reiss met fellow freshman Al Jean; they befriended one another and collaborated their writing efforts for the humor publication Harvard Lampoon.
Holworthy is notable for having been the freshman dorm of several writers and producers of The Simpsons who graduated in the 1980s — Al Jean '81, Bill Oakley '88, Conan O'Brien '85, and Mike Reiss '81.

A Star Is Burns

Sherman appeared in the episode "A Star Is Burns", which Reiss and Jean returned to produce.
The Critic was created by Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who had previously written for The Simpsons but left following the fourth season, and produced by James L. Brooks, who was also a producer for The Simpsons.

Sam Simon

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Sam Simon has stated "The Simpsons wouldn't have been The Simpsons without [Reiss]."
He assembled and led the initial team of writers, consisting of John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, George Meyer, Jeff Martin, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Jay Kogen and Wallace Wolodarsky.

The Simpsons (season 6)

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In addition to "A Star Is Burns", they produced "'Round Springfield" for season six; both episodes were written with the aid of their fellow writers from The Critic.
Former showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss produced the remaining two; they produced the two episodes with the staff of The Critic, the show they left The Simpsons to create.

'Round Springfield

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In addition to "A Star Is Burns", they produced "'Round Springfield" for season six; both episodes were written with the aid of their fellow writers from The Critic.
It was written by Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, based on a story idea by Al Jean and Mike Reiss and was the first episode directed by Steven Dean Moore.

Lisa's Sax

While under contract at Disney they produced two episodes of season eight: "The Springfield Files" and "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious", and two of season nine: "Lisa's Sax" and "Simpson Tide".
The episode was executive produced by Al Jean and Mike Reiss and was the first episode Jean wrote by himself as all of his previous writing credits had been shared with Reiss.

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While under contract at Disney they produced two episodes of season eight: "The Springfield Files" and "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious", and two of season nine: "Lisa's Sax" and "Simpson Tide".
The episode was directed by Chuck Sheetz and written and executive produced by Al Jean and Mike Reiss.

Teen Angel (1997 TV series)

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The duo created and executive produced Teen Angel, which was canceled in its first season in 1997.
The series was created by Al Jean and Mike Reiss.

The Simpsons (season 8)

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While under contract at Disney they produced two episodes of season eight: "The Springfield Files" and "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious", and two of season nine: "Lisa's Sax" and "Simpson Tide".
It also contained two episodes for which Al Jean and Mike Reiss were the show runners.

The Springfield Files

While under contract at Disney they produced two episodes of season eight: "The Springfield Files" and "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious", and two of season nine: "Lisa's Sax" and "Simpson Tide".
The story came from former showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who returned to produce this episode while under contract with The Walt Disney Company.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

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He created and wrote the webtoon Queer Duck and has also worked on screenplays including: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Simpsons Movie and My Life in Ruins.

Hard Drinkin' Lincoln

Along with director Xeth Feinberg, in 2000 Reiss independently produced Hard Drinkin' Lincoln, a series of 16 flash animation cartoons for Icebox.com.
The series was created by Mike Reiss and directed by Xeth Feinberg.

The Simpsons (season 9)

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While under contract at Disney they produced two episodes of season eight: "The Springfield Files" and "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious", and two of season nine: "Lisa's Sax" and "Simpson Tide".
It also contained two episodes which were run by David Mirkin, and another two hold-over episodes which were run by Al Jean and Mike Reiss.

Simpson Tide

While under contract at Disney they produced two episodes of season eight: "The Springfield Files" and "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious", and two of season nine: "Lisa's Sax" and "Simpson Tide".
This was the last episode Al Jean and Mike Reiss executive produced together, although Jean became show runner again in season 13.