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(The Ringer)   90s kid explains 80s PBS programming. Tag is for it's not Sesame Street   (theringer.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Film, Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, At the Movies, Sneak Previews, Richard Roeper, big Hollywood breakthrough, WTTW  
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2021-08-03 2:32:34 PM  
14 votes:
Can we do a contest for worst headlines of the year?
 
2021-08-03 1:53:08 PM  
11 votes:

Harry Wagstaff: Siskel and Ebert were on PBS?


In the beginning of their careers, yes. They only went syndicated in the mid-80s
 
2021-08-03 1:35:02 PM  
5 votes:
What.
 
2021-08-03 1:54:56 PM  
5 votes:

TDWCom29: Harry Wagstaff: Siskel and Ebert were on PBS?

In the beginning of their careers, yes. They only went syndicated in the mid-80s


I also say "what" but I also remember them coming on later in the afternoon after the Frugal Gourmet and Justin Wilson.
 
2021-08-03 12:43:01 PM  
4 votes:
Siskel and Ebert were on PBS?
 
2021-08-03 2:53:01 PM  
4 votes:
Just throwing up some possibilities behind the almost daily snark-ridden submission from The Ringer:

1)  A former Grantland reader who is really upset with Bill Simmons for pivoting this new site towards podcasts and away from long-form journalism

2)  A former Deadspin groupie who feels the need to take up their "hate boner for everything Bill Simmons has ever done" mantle on a different forum (meanwhile perhaps not even realizing The Defector exists)

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3,8983) There's just THAT many bored people on Fark willing to beat a half-assed joke to the ground

/And I think The Ringer is pretty meh at best but this is really dumb
 
2021-08-03 1:54:05 PM  
3 votes:

puffy999: What.


I second this what

What?
 
2021-08-03 1:59:59 PM  
3 votes:

TDWCom29: puffy999: What.

I second this what

What?


Thirded.  Did subby submit the wrong headline with this article?
 
2021-08-03 2:06:46 PM  
3 votes:

Rapmaster2000: TDWCom29: Harry Wagstaff: Siskel and Ebert were on PBS?

In the beginning of their careers, yes. They only went syndicated in the mid-80s

I also say "what" but I also remember them coming on later in the afternoon after the Frugal Gourmet and Justin Wilson.


CSB time.

My step dad worked with Justin Wilson(both were safety engineers in the oil field) and dated his daughter for a bit many moons ago.

We were at a fund raiser in the 80s and Justin was there and my dad introduced us and Justin looked at my mom and said "Owww David, you sure did better with this looker than with my offspring."  He was super nice.


But as for PBS in the day.

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2021-08-03 3:11:46 PM  
3 votes:

t3knomanser: Let's just talk about My Dinner with Andre instead. I'm a pretentious loser, so obviously I love the movie, but I assume most of Fark hates it.


What I love about this movie is that at first, it feels like the movie wants to highlight Andre and wants us to think he's great and we should drink in his wisdom, but over time, Wallace Shawn shows how full of shiat he is and how the wealth and privilege Andre says he wants to foreswear is what lets him do what he does.
 
2021-08-03 2:05:52 PM  
2 votes:

TDWCom29: Harry Wagstaff: Siskel and Ebert were on PBS?

In the beginning of their careers, yes. They only went syndicated in the mid-80s


What PBS Siskel & Ebert might look like
 
2021-08-03 2:30:59 PM  
2 votes:
Is this another weird dig at The Ringer?  Not sure what PBS has to do with any of it.
 
2021-08-03 2:35:25 PM  
2 votes:

Bslim: Was TFA a plug for a book?


Ya that seemed like the beginning of an article, not something standalone.
 
2021-08-03 5:13:25 PM  
2 votes:

jake_lex: What I love about this movie is that at first, it feels like the movie wants to highlight Andre and wants us to think he's great and we should drink in his wisdom, but over time, Wallace Shawn shows how full of shiat he is and how the wealth and privilege Andre says he wants to foreswear is what lets him do what he does.


And even early on, Wallace is sorta leaning into that, just briefly agog at all the wild things Andre's done. Then Wallace gently pokes holes into all of Andre's views. With the capper that, by the end, Wallace feels really good about having this moment of catching up- it was never about the conflict or disagreement, but just finding how these two people who haven't seen each other in years can connect even across the different paths their lives have taken.
 
2021-08-03 6:08:25 PM  
2 votes:
Lot of people here can't seem to figure out that Siskel & Ebert got started on Sneak Previews on PBS. And instead of you know, googling it, they embrace their laziness with the comments seen here.
 
2021-08-03 6:32:08 PM  
2 votes:
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? ROCKAPELLA Y NECKTIES AND GUMSHOES
Youtube dRblZgBE8gM
 
2021-08-03 7:05:57 PM  
2 votes:
My Dinner With Andre was one of those first flashpoints where the films people liked, and the films critics/awards committees liked, began to significantly diverge.
 
2021-08-03 2:09:52 PM  
1 vote:
"Sneak Previews" Opening (1980)
Youtube RpZYDMDGXh8
 
2021-08-03 2:54:56 PM  
1 vote:
Let's just talk about My Dinner with Andre instead. I'm a pretentious loser, so obviously I love the movie, but I assume most of Fark hates it.
 
2021-08-03 3:16:24 PM  
1 vote:

TDWCom29: Harry Wagstaff: Siskel and Ebert were on PBS?

In the beginning of their careers, yes. They only went syndicated in the mid-80s


They were on PBS, then syndicated from 1985 (first by the Chicago Tribune syndicate, then Disney) to Siskel's untimely death, then Ebert was paired up with another Chicago movie critic, Richard Roeper, until Ebert's death.

Just like "MotorWeek" was briefly syndicated to commercial TV stations in the mid-'90s.
 
2021-08-03 5:35:45 PM  
1 vote:

yakmans_dad: t3knomanser: Let's just talk about My Dinner with Andre instead. I'm a pretentious loser, so obviously I love the movie, but I assume most of Fark hates it.

I remember two guys talking and then Wallace Shawn taking a late bus home. No memory of what they talked about.


They had a battle of wits involving wine and iocane powder.
 
2021-08-03 8:55:44 PM  
1 vote:

cew-smoke: Lot of people here can't seem to figure out that Siskel & Ebert got started on Sneak Previews on PBS. And instead of you know, googling it, they embrace their laziness with the comments seen here.


Or it's just a terrible farking headline.
 
2021-08-03 11:07:30 PM  
1 vote:
Mathnet | The Case of the Bermuda Triangle
Youtube uqMiOJ9BTFc
I always liked Square One especially the Mathnet segments.
 
2021-08-04 12:25:38 AM  
1 vote:
I was just talking about Zoom today at work, with a couple guys about my age. One guy never heard of it, but loved Electric Company as a kid. The other guy was a dumbass and smugly said you just watched cartoons as a kid

I still remember the address and zip code for Zoom, although I never sent away for anything from them, all those offers of "If you'd like to learn more about how this kid made this...."

But here is the crazy part. Zoom sent me plans for some weird 3-color paint pen, and I never ordered it from them. In fact, I couldn't remember even seeing that segment on the show. Yet, there it was, a postcard with my name correctly spelled, and with our weird rural route address on it. So, statistically speaking, somebody must've sent in a request for me. Nobody in my family admitted to it.
 
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