The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and
television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality
for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews
that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or
higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for
limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
Toothy comic actor Billy DeWolfe entered vaudeville as a musical comedy performer in his teens. He gained fame in several nightclub and Broadway revues of the late 1930s and early 1940s, in which he generally portrayed an overemphatic effeminate character. His best-known routine was "Mrs. Murgatroyd," wherein the mustachioed DeWolfe, decked out in a flowery hat and steel-rimmed specs, impersonated a middle-aged lady "doing lunch" after a shopping spree. He repeated this bit in 1946's Blue Skies, one of several Paramount releases to benefit from DeWolfe's presence between 1943 and 1950. DeWolfe's campy deportment struck a responsive chord with TV audiences in the 1960s and 1970s; he made dozens of appearances on Johnny Carson's late-night talkfest, invariably bringing down the house with his lisping catchphrase "Busy, busy, bizz-zzeee!" Billy DeWolfe was also a regular on three TV sitcoms of that era: That Girl (as Marlo Thomas' acting coach), Good Morning World and The Queen and I.