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Roger Joseph Ebert (18 June 1942 - 4 April 2013) was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter.

Allusions

  • In the 1995 short "Another Froggy Evening", there are caricatures of Siskel & Ebert as Romans giving the "thumbs up."
  • In the Animaniacs episode "Critical Condition", Skippy and Slappy go to the theater to see a Siskel & Eggbert movie, an obvious spoof reference of Siskel & Ebert.

Notes

  • According to his review of Looney Tunes Back in Action, Roger loved Looney Tunes and kept a Daffy Duck cup, given to him by a colleague, on a shelf in his office.
  • Roger was one of the few major critics to write a positive review of Space Jam. His then-partner Gene Siskel also gave the film a "thumbs-up," though his zeal was more subdued.
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