"The improbably epic rise and fall makes a good story, and the creators do nothing to get in the way of that. The pleasant, pastiche-quiche of Chris Curtis's score functions as a sort of an airplane glue, holding everything together and managing a few corky motifs along the way. Rob McClure, a relative unknown, who won't be much longer, proves himself a brilliantly gifted physical comedian, an able clown, and a passionate musical theater performer all rolled into one. At his heights he finds genius in pure play; in his depths, he is a champion thrower of tantrums. And always, always, he is in motion: Even McClure's stillnesses are electrified."
—New York Magazine