Monday, February 20, 2006

Siskel & Ebert & The Movies & Put Downs

In our continuing series of hilarious Siskel & Ebert promo outtakes brought to our attention by The Voice's Ed Park, here's another good one. This time, they seem to be having more fun; their insults are less mean and more playful, but they also seem to be a lot more concerned with putting each other down than actually advertising their show. And they're not very good at it!

Think back to childhood. Did you ever get insulted by someone and then try to come back with a better insult and fail miserably? Like someone would say (and this is purely hypothetical and in no way reflects from my actual life...maybe...), "Matt Singer, you are a booger flinger!" and you would come back with, "No it is YOU who is the one... who... throws... boogers... you... booger thrower! You're a booger thrower! And you smell. Poop breath."

Siskel and Ebert are like those two bickering children if they were both completely incapable of a really juicy insult (i.e. they were both me). Here's my favorite exchange (though you should still click over and hear the whole thing):

Ebert: You know that for Gene speech is a second language?

Siskel: Roger's...uh...first language is..."Yes I'll have apple pie with my order!"

If I had to take a guess, I'd say the whole argument stems from unspoken hostility over the fact that they both showed up to work wearing the same sweater vest.



Blogger James Crawford said...

Did they wear the same colour V-neck sweaters every week?

3:41 PM  
Blogger Matt Singer said...

Well they're wearing different ones in the video we posted last week. I think they usually wore different colors. It is funny that they wore the same outfits; when did that stop being the official film critic uniform?

8:52 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

I regularly wore sweater vests until about two years ago.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Matt Singer said...

Well then clearly I need to get some sweater vests...not to name names, but someone in the office just walk by wearing one...

4:47 PM  

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