Siskel & Ebert (TV Series 1986–2010) Poster



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Followed by 

Ebert Presents: At the Movies (2010) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Phoenix the Warrior (1988)
Title chanted by one of the Airwave worshippers
Degrassi High: Loves Me, Loves Me Not (1989) (TV Episode)
Joey refers to the series, describing Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert as "those two guys on TV." Joey gives "Teen Academy IV" thumbs up while Caitlin gives it thumbs down.
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
Proctor narrowly avoids crashing the bus through "Gene & Roger's Fruit Stand"
Quantum Leap: Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 (1989) (TV Episode)
Al recalls that he once saw "Disco Inferno" on cable and says, "We're talkin' two thumbs down!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mad Monster (1989) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I'd give it two thumbs up."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Slime People (1989) (TV Episode)
The looter in the Slime People movie was refered to as Roger Ebert.
Law & Order: The Serpent's Tooth (1991) (TV Episode)
Cragen mentions this show
TaleSpin: The Incredible Shrinking Molly (1991) (TV Episode)
"The balcony is closed"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Fat Boy and Little Man (1991) (TV Episode)
Parker says, "Great teams have always thrived on adversity: Siskel and Ebert, Hart and Tesh."
Rugrats: Superhero Chuckie/The Dog Broomer (1992) (TV Episode)
"The bald guy gave it two thumbs up"
Animaniacs: Guardin' in the Garden/Plane Pals (1993) (TV Episode)
Caricatures of Siskel and Ebert are seen in the segment "Plane Pals".
Full House: Joey's Funny Valentine (1994) (TV Episode)
Danny sarcastically compares DJ and Stephanie to Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.
The Nanny: Sunday in the Park with Fran (1994) (TV Episode)
After Frank Jr. gives a thumbs down sign, Fran says to him, "Who are you? Siskel & Ebert?".
The Simpsons: Burns' Heir (1994) (TV Episode)
The Simpsons watch "Siskel & Ebert: The Movie" in a theater.
The Nanny: The Nanny-Napper (1994) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the name of the two film critics.
The Critic: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert break up their partnership as critics
Clueless (1995)
Two Thumbs Up
Animaniacs: Variety Speak/Three Tenors and You're Out/Bingo (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Variety Speak" song
Married with Children: The Two That Got Away (1995) (TV Episode)
Shannon Tweed: "Despite what Siskel and Ebert say, I'm quite an accomplished actress."
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Legend of Duh Bigfoot/The Ghostly Day/Invasion of the UGFOs (1996) (TV Episode)
Casper poses as Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert to scare off the Ghost Aliens.
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert make reference to their show.
The X-Files: Leonard Betts (1997) (TV Episode)
Mulder finds a severed thumb and says to Scully: "Siskel or Ebert?"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Some Assembly Required (1997) (TV Episode)
Dialog "Then if you wouldn't mind a little Gene and Roger..."
Flash Forward: Curtain Call (1997) (TV Episode)
Mr. Petrowski gives "four thumbs up" to the school play.
Modern Vampires (1998) (TV Movie)
Godzilla (1998)
A magazines with cover title "Siskel & Ebert & the Movies" is seen.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gorgo (1998) (TV Episode)
Pearl keeps calling Leonard Maltin "Siskel" or "Ebert"
Sports Night: Shoe Money Tonight (1998) (TV Episode)
Natalie refers to Chris and Will as "Siskel and Ebert".
Get Bruce (1999)
mentioned by Bruce
The Simpsons: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? (1999) (TV Episode)
Homer gives out a "nine thumbs up" critique.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Grand Opening (2002) (TV Episode)
A restaurant critic on TV concludes his review by saying "two thumbs down", and Larry and Cheryl sarcastically remark on how "original" that is
Joan of Arcadia: P.O.V. (2004) (TV Episode)
Joan refers to God as "Ebert."
The Office: The Client (2005) (TV Episode)
Kevin gives Michael's "movie" two thumbs down.
Supertwink (2006) (TV Short)
Richard Roeper gives his review of the film from the set of the show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Cage (2006) (TV Episode)
Novak mentions the series during an objection in court.
The Mentalist: Red John's Friends (2009) (TV Episode)
Minelli says, "Two thumbs up!"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when guest experts Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz are introduced
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when guest experts Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz are introduced
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when guest expert Ben Mankiewicz is introduced
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Cop Out (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper calls Kevin Smith the second best guest critic he ever had on the show
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Meredith Vieira refers to the series hosted by guest experts Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when guest experts A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips are introduced
The Cleveland Show: To Live and Die in Va. (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (2012) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions wanting to re-watch the "Women in Danger" special.
Someone Has to Review It! (2014) (TV Series)
Creator Brandon Bentley was inspired by the "review movies from the balcony" look of the show to incorporate into Someone Has to Review It.
Honest Trailers: Godzilla (1998) (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator

Featured in 

The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Title sequence is shown.
Mysteries of Love (2002) (Video)
Tupac: Resurrection (2003)
Clip of Gene Siskel praising Tupac's acting is showed.
Nostalgia Critic: North (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips of Siskel and Ebert criticizing North.
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
clips used
Nostalgia Critic: A Tribute to Siskel and Ebert (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah's Pre-Oscar Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during Roger Ebert's segment.
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
A clip is featured.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip of the show's title sequence is shown
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert's review of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is shown
Anime Abandon: Grave of the Fireflies (2012) (TV Episode)
recalling Roger Ebert giving Grave of the Fireflies praise
Reflections on Titanic (2012)
clip shown of Ebert reviewing Titanic
Nostalgia Critic: What's with the Princess Hate? (2013) (TV Episode)
remembering Roger Ebert praising The Little Mermaid
Nostalgia Critic: Farewell to Roger Ebert (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic pays tribute to Gene and Roger
CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with CinemaSins in 3 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Shows a shot of Siskel and Ebert while saying, "We're not reviewers, we're assholes."
Nostalgia Critic: Is the Big Lebowski a Masterpiece? (2013) (TV Episode)
Siskel gives his two cents on Big Lebowski
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night (2013) (TV Episode)
recalling Gene Siskel calling out the people who made SN,DN
DVD-R Hell: Howard Cantour.com (2014) (TV Episode)
The theme song plays during the end credits.
Life Itself (2014)
Footage shown.
Nostalgia Critic: When Is a Movie Just a Movie? (2014) (TV Episode)
recalls Gene and Roger's many heated debates on movies
Brows Held High: Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (2014) (Video)
clips shown from episode where Batman (1989) was reviewed
Film 2016: Episode dated 12 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip of this show's intro
The Credibles (2015) (Short)
Clip featured
Nostalgia Critic: When Are Critics Wrong? (2016) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

Festival of Claymation (1987) (Video)
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
"Critics' Corner" is a parody of the series.
A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987) (TV Special)
clay dinosaur caricatures
Show Stoppers (1988) (Video)
porn version of the TV series
Show Stoppers III (1989) (Video)
Porn parody of movie dritic's TV series.
Show Stoppers IV (1989) (Video)
Porn parody of syndicated movie critic show.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: Invasion of the Tomato Snatchers (1990) (TV Episode)
Parodies of Siskel and Ebert comment on the show and characters.
The Simpsons: The Way We Was (1991) (TV Episode)
The Simpsons watch a movie review show hosted by two critics, one bald and lanky, the other fat and bespectacled, who disagree about the McBain movie and end up bickering childishly. Although the fat one's appearance differs slightly from Ebert, he has a moustache, a different hairstyle and brown hair instead of grey.
Clive Barker: The Art of Horror (1992) (Video)
The show is referenced, and in an animation, their thumbs are cut off.
Doug: Doug's Cartoon/Doug's Monster Movie (1993) (TV Episode)
Doug imagines himself and his mother appearing on the show
Animaniacs: Critical Condition/The Three Muska-Warners (1993) (TV Episode)
Hiskill and Ebert in the segment "Critical Condition" are caricatures of Siskel and Ebert.
Another Froggy Evening (1995) (Short)
Siskel and Ebert appear at the Rome sequence giving the man thumbs down.
Pinky and the Brain: Collect 'Em All/Pinkasso (1996) (TV Episode)
The art critics rate Pinky's painting "two noses up."
Hercules (1997)
The Weird Al Show: One for the Record Books (1997) (TV Episode)
Two Siskel and Ebert-like movie critics discuss movies during a TV spot.
The Weird Al Show: The Obligatory Holiday Episode (1997) (TV Episode)
In a TV segment, two Siskel and Ebert-like movie critics argue about movies.
Animaniacs: Hooray for North Hollywood: Part 2 (1998) (TV Episode)
Hiskill and Ebert are caricatures of Siskell and Ebert.
Godzilla (1998)
New York City's mayor is named Ebert, and his top adviser is named Gene, a reference to the famous film critiquing duo from TV's Siskel & Ebert. Both bear a strong physical resemblance to the real-life critics.
For Your Consideration (2006)
parody show: "Love It/Hate It" (with two guys who never agree on a movie they like)
Robot Chicken: Donkey Punch (2006) (TV Episode)
"Ebert & Roeper" parody skit
Family Guy: Fresh Heir (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody show on TV

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