Monday, June 05, 2006

“Dennis Quaid. Close.”

This behind-the-scenes clip of Siskel and Ebert, via The Stranger, is priceless.

The video is composed of three different scenes, and I know 12 minutes is a lot to ask, but watch the whole thing. When have I let you down?

In the second and third clips, it seems like they're essentially getting along, if in a heated, brotherly way. But in the first, Ebert just comes across as pure evil.

Stick around for the third installment, in which Siskel very earnestly encourages all of us to overthrow the WASPs who run the country. I never knew he was such a rabble-rouser.

The clips will disabuse you (as if you need it) of the notion that TV work is glamorous. It will also prove that anyone you've ever known, met, or brushed against on the street is funnier than these guys.


Blogger Jamal Alsaffar said...

Hilarious. I watched this last night and two things stuck out. One, Ebert probably did order everything on the McDonald's Menu; and two, I never noticed how drunk Siskel always seemed to be. Probably because I was 12 and didn't know any better.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Dezmond said...

That was awesome. The entire McDonald's exchange sounded like about 3rd grade on the playground. Fantastic stuff.

8:52 PM  

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