Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Siskel & Ebert Outtake For The Week of March 1st

In our continuining coverage of (and deepening obsession with) Siskel & Ebert promo outtakes presented by The Voice's Ed Park, we bring you the latest, and perhaps greatest one yet.

It's certainly the strangest. Honestly, I really don't know what's going on in this one. Oh sure at the end it's all fun and games as Gene tries to pimp out the duo's upcoming review of Steve Martin's Roxanne, and Roger chastizes him repeatedly for his lack of energy, his poor reading skills, and his unrelenting baldness (the last one is speculation on my part). But the bulk of this clip is devoted to a political manifesto of completely unintelligble proportions, one that involves a societal revolution against the influence of WASPs and lots of Protestant jokes that are practically offensive to me. Along the way, the president, Catholic-Jewish relations, and pretty much every generation after Siskel's is given a good wrap on the knuckles.

What any of this had to do with promoting a television show about movie reviews is anyone's guess. I'm telling you people: these men were geniuses. Keep 'em coming, Ed.



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