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(That Eric Alper)   Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were pros, but were as human as the rest of us. Here is a video of great outtakes:   (thatericalper.com) divider line 34
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2013-04-06 04:48:57 PM  
nice dozens
 
2013-04-06 04:52:05 PM  
"I blew my wad on the Protestants".

Nice.
 
2013-04-06 05:48:53 PM  
What I learned from watching that.....

Be a condescended prick and God will take away your lower jaw so you can't berate people anymore.
 
2013-04-06 06:38:30 PM  
Ebert seems like a total dick.
 
2013-04-06 06:45:31 PM  

Iplaybass: Ebert seems like a total dick.


Yup and in the very first one too.

Well at least I've had my suspicions confirmed.

Again.
 
2013-04-06 06:55:05 PM  

Iplaybass: Ebert seems like a total dick.


douchebag/hater: Iplaybass: Ebert seems like a total dick.

Yup and in the very first one too.

Well at least I've had my suspicions confirmed.

Again.


Like I said in my post....Karma is a biatch.
 
2013-04-06 07:24:14 PM  

Beerguy: What I learned from watching that.....

Be a condescended prick and God will take away your lower jaw so you can't berate people anymore.


*checks lower jaw*

Nope, still there.
 
2013-04-06 07:25:45 PM  
hack, hack, cough, cough, fark, fark, aagghhaaaggghhh. I can't believe they lived to 70..
/ the killed themselves
 
2013-04-06 07:26:45 PM  
Siskel had to be a little buzzed up on that last bit.
/all good stuff though
 
2013-04-06 07:42:03 PM  
the mcdonalds part had me rollin
 
2013-04-06 07:50:53 PM  
some good stuff in there.
 
2013-04-06 08:38:11 PM  
And that was from promos. Imagine what the farking *shows* were like.
 
2013-04-06 08:48:24 PM  
But they grew to love each other in the end.
 
2013-04-06 09:35:32 PM  

mat catastrophe: And that was from promos. Imagine what the farking *shows* were like.


They were pretty good.
 
2013-04-06 09:38:46 PM  
It was a candid marriage.
 
2013-04-06 10:28:48 PM  
What I took from that is that Ebert was the brains in that group.. Siskle wasn't too sharp.. he tried.. but Ebert was just cutting them out one after another..  man I miss them... I used to watch their show every week.. couldn't go to the movies, but just enjoyed their comments.
 
2013-04-06 10:30:34 PM  
They didn't hate each other, that was the best type of friendship...where you could rip into each other; great stuff!
 
2013-04-06 11:39:35 PM  

marius2: They didn't hate each other, that was the best type of friendship...where you could rip into each other; great stuff!


Actually they did kinda 'hate each other'.

They weren't fond of each other and were very competitive.

While in the end they may have been closer it was more a marriage of convenience especially after all the money started rolling in.
 
2013-04-06 11:58:10 PM  
I still remember the headline from The Onion when Gene Siskel died: "Ebert victorious".
 
2013-04-07 12:21:29 AM  
Thanks subby, that was pretty cool.
 
2013-04-07 12:30:34 AM  

Beerguy: What I learned from watching that.....

Be a condescended prick and God will take away your lower jaw so you can't berate people anymore.


God's sense of timing is pretty shiatty.
 
2013-04-07 01:37:32 AM  
 
2013-04-07 01:39:50 AM  
Siskel: Why don't you read both of them.

Ebert: I'd like to.

Siskel: I know!
 
2013-04-07 05:32:55 AM  

Iplaybass: Ebert seems like a total dick.


I wrote him a letter (on paper!) in the 80's after my Catholic high school had us read and then watch "The Name of the Rose" for Latin class.  Ebert sort-of liked the film, but the book, like most movies based on books, was a million times better.  So I wrote a letter outlining the various subplots and areas of philosophy the movie left out and told him he should read the book.

He sent a letter back several months later, long after I had forgotten that I mailed him.  He was gracious, and complimented me on my review of the book.  Then he ended the letter with something like (memory fails me a bit):  "You've written a very good book review.  I review movies."

He was probably trying to be tongue in cheek, but it came off as a little prickish.  My parents still have that letter somewhere, it might be worth something now.
 
2013-04-07 09:51:46 AM  
What a couple of miserable bastards  You make a living ripping on people who actually produce things, get over yourselves. Oh, who am I talking to, they're both dead. Nevermind.
 
2013-04-07 10:12:25 AM  

Mugato: What a couple of miserable bastards  You make a living ripping on people who actually produce things, get over yourselves. Oh, who am I talking to, they're both dead. Nevermind.



they're both at that giant movie theater in the sky.  complete with surround sound too!
 
2013-04-07 11:15:37 AM  

Mugato: What a couple of miserable bastards  You make a living ripping on people who actually produce things, get over yourselves. Oh, who am I talking to, they're both dead. Nevermind.


I can just picture Siskel saying to Ebert "took ya long enough to get here, fatass"
 
2013-04-07 11:32:04 AM  
I didn't watch the video because I've seen it at least 25 times before. It surprises me still that I can go into a fast food place and say "I'll have the following..." and the otherwise unemployed person behind the counter doesn't get the reference.
 
2013-04-07 02:41:59 PM  
Watching that reminds me of how great those two were together.   That they both were condescending jerks didn't bother me in the slightest, I figured that they were both from Chicago and that seems to be a required trait for celebrities from that city.  Every week we got the tight assed snarky jew boy and the fat assed snarky catholic boy giving us their honest opinions---and when they both gave a thumbs up it was probably going to be worth seeing and if they both disliked the movie it was almost always a waste of time to see.  Since there was no IMDB and internet back then, and most of the other movie reviewers were owned by the movie PR people, they got a good reputation and it stuck.  I watched them every week that I was home in the wintertime back in the early to mid 80's.

Y'all mock them now, but back then they were pretty much the main guys for movie reviews---because they were very, very good at what they did.
 
2013-04-07 03:43:11 PM  
Those who can't do, teach. And those who can't teach, teach gym. And those who can't teach gym become critics.
 
2013-04-07 05:04:00 PM  

Mugato: What a couple of miserable bastards  You make a living ripping on people who actually produce things, get over yourselves. Oh, who am I talking to, they're both dead. Nevermind.


The rest of us just go on Fark.

scalpod: Those who can't do, teach. And those who can't teach, teach gym. And those who can't teach gym become critics.


See above comment.
 
2013-04-08 03:22:52 AM  

Optimal_Illusion: Mugato: What a couple of miserable bastards  You make a living ripping on people who actually produce things, get over yourselves. Oh, who am I talking to, they're both dead. Nevermind.

The rest of us just go on Fark.

scalpod: Those who can't do, teach. And those who can't teach, teach gym. And those who can't teach gym become critics.

See above comment.


See your own, pal.
 
2013-04-09 03:39:34 AM  
Worked on several taped shows in the 90s and we usually did promos last.

By that time your talent is tired and ready to hit the door.  Gotta admit that was taking a hell of a lot of time. Would not have wanted to be a producer on that show...
 
2013-04-09 09:44:06 PM  
First time I noticed Siskel's last line in this:

"I already shot my wad on the Protestants."
 
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