The show that made Siskel and Ebert famous. These two Chicago-based movie critics sit around and review movies, giving either "Thumbs up" or "Thumbs down." Noted for the good-natured insults traded by the two reviewers (usually concerning Ebert's weight and Siskel's receding hairline). Written by
Did You Know?
After Gene Siskel
and Roger Ebert
left the series to do Siskel & Ebert
(1986), Siskel was suspended by the Chicago Tribune, the newspaper for which he wrote. The series was produced by Tribune Entertainment which, like the newspaper, was owned by the Tribune Company. Siskel began negotiations with the Chicago Sun-Times, the newspaper for which Ebert wrote. When the Chicago Tribune learned of this, they rehired Siskel. See more