Nc :.and this episode of The Critic, where siskel and Ebert actually supplied their own voices. Siskel brandishing a broken bottle : Hasta la vista, porky! Ebert : cueball in the side pocket! Punches Siskel nc : The cool thing about them is that even if you don't agree with their review, they're still incredibly fun to listen. Like i love how Ebert actually thought Congo was supposed to be bad. Ebert : And it's supposed to be funny. This movie was written by john Patrick Shanley. It's in the same mood as his movie joe.
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Biggest thing that happens for them on Sunday is a bake sale. Siskel : no, they've got to decide what color yellow tie to fuckin' buy. Cut to the Critic with a shocked look on his face ebert : That's right. The only fucking religion that has the reader's Digest as a prayer book. Nc : I would just like to point out that, um, not all critics are prejudiced against certain religions. I, for example, am only prejudiced against these: the names of various religions quickly scroll by, ending with "Whatever religion the oompa-loompas practice" Especially the middle one. Nc : Their personalities were so likable that they've been satirized time and time again. My personal favorites are the Animaniacs episode. Slappy squirrel : If you wanna go on national tv and shred someone's career to pieces, resume you have the right. But when you do that, remember: don't go listin' your home address in the phone book! Mary hartless : The home of Hiskill and Eggbert unexpectedly exploded today!
Nc : In fact, this video of them shooting a promo has gotten a ton of hits on just for that very reason. Siskel : Roger is the only guy in the history to ever answer "Yes" to every question he's asked at McDonald's. Nc : But for as many insults each of them could take, they always dished back double thesis the amount. Ebert : When they saw Gene walking in with. A little kid behind the counter called for the manager and said, "Mr. Jones, can you come out here? You can understand. Siskel, can't you?" nc : But at least they could agree on one thing: they both fucking hate Protestants. Ebert : Goddamn Protestants.
The Critic makes a "burn" pose ebert : you know those ankle rings- you can hang upside down and they're supposed to points to siskel's bald head you know, bring a lot of blood to the scalp? The Critic mimics being punched david letterman : so you guys are getting along pretty well, then? Nc : It's true that their relationship was very hard to figure out. They claimed they never hung out outside of work, but the way they acted sometimes, you'd swear they were brothers fighting over a toy truck. Siskel : It's Thriller week on Siskel ebert at the movies, and we've got three new. Ebert : It's called and the movies, not at the movies. Siskel : That's this week on Siskel.
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Siskel : It does astound. Ebert : I think if people go with the right state of mind, they're going to have a terrific time. Siskel report : yeah, have a couple of martinis. Nc : But their bickering was only fueled by their opposite personalities. Gene siskel seemed much more stuck-up and snooty than Ebert, which usually meant he would nitpick a movie and measure its pros and cons. Siskel : I don't like this joker's voice.
But it's the drawing style that really distinguishes Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Nc : Roger Ebert, on the other hand, seemed much more emotional and personal, which means he would analyze a movie as a whole, more like an experience. Ebert : It's amusing, it moves, and somewhat to my surprise, i liked. Nc : Because of this, they offset each other perfectly. Their arguments would get so heated that people actually wondered if they really hated each other. Even on other shows they would always go for the low blow. Siskel : It's Valentine's day, i'm trying to decide whether to get Roger the 30-pound box of chocolates or the 60-pound box.
They talked about it, like how most people. On-screen caption: "The wizard" ebert : Now, what do i know about Nintendo? But i know this: i once got to the second level of teenage mutant Ninja turtles, and so in this movie when they talk about "hey, i got to the third level" and they show the screen, even dummy like me- i know enough that. Nc : But not only did they talk about it, they talked about it in an intelligent way. These were two bright guys who adored movies and adored analyzing what's good about them and bad about them. Ebert :.has a whole speech about McDonald's stores in Amsterdam that is fun to listen.
The things they talk about are so quirky. Siskel : I think. I think that this guy is writing some of the most original dialogue since david Mamet. Nc : But, as you'd imagine, they didn't always agree. And this is where the show really shined: the arguments. People loved to see these two go. Ebert :.reminded me of Clark gable in the way that he handled this role. Ebert : This is going to astound you, but I'm giving the movie thumbs.
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But this was one of the few times where the formula was putting two critics together so they could compare and analyze their write opinions. Ebert : you didn't like this movie? Ebert : you didn't like little norma? Nc : Most critics would just go on by themselves, delivering their review much like how they would write it for an article. Gene shalit : This movie is filled with wonders for every family- for kiddies and for daddies and, of course, for "mummies." pathetic comedy horn music plays as the Critic mockingly shrugs his shoulders. Nc : But that's where siskel and Ebert differed. They didn't just speak their written review or spew out one-liners.
Chuckles defiantly, then sobs, nC : As the show continued to evolve, the title changed. Siskel ebert the movies, and then eventually just, siskel ebert. Yeah, look at that cheesy '80s opening. Could you ask for anything cornier? Siskel ebert opening plays with sitcom-style credits superimposed for Gene siskel, roger Ebert, and Mary-kate Ashley olsen. Nc : Actually, at the end here when they start to argue, i would always joke about what I thought they were saying. "Did you kill the hooker?" "no, i thought you killed her." "I didn't kill her, i thought you killed her!" "It was your job to kill her, remember?" "Oh, we'd better change our identities." Now the idea of putting movie critics on tv was nothing. In fact, a lot of critics had done it before.
of all time, gene siskel and Roger Ebert. Nc : As a television duo, they got their start in 1975 on pbs. It was on a local show called. Opening soon At a theater near you, which was later retitled, sneak previews. Look at Ebert's hair- it looks like a hairpiece! Hell, he actually has hair. I can match you- i had goofy hair in the past and no hair right now!
All ide from me and the nerd, what's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "critic?" cut to a photo of a man in a tribal outfit real holding a violin. Nc : in disbelief, why would l right, aside from me, the nerd, and. Half-naked violinist Running Down the rew. It's Siskel and Ebert. And to be honest, how couldn't you? They're probably the best-known movie critics in all of media. Their trustworthy tagline "Thumbs Up" and "Thumbs Down" is still being used even today. But what is it about them that's so damn memorable? It's ironic that the lasting impression movies leave on them creates a lasting impression that these two leave.
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NC : Hello, i'm the nostalgia critic. I remember it so you don't have. When book you hear the word "critic what's the very first thing you think of? Cut to a photo of the nostalgia critic. Nc : i know, i know. But aside from me, what's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "critic?" cut to a photo of the Angry video game nerd, nC : NO! Get him off screen!