Watch Siskel and Ebert Bicker…And Trade Conspiracy Theories

It’s probably not a secret by now that movie reviewers Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert didn’t always get along. But the sheer superhuman magnitude of the Ebert withering side-eye must be watched to be fully understood and appreciated. This is exactly the look my cat gives me when I provide her with off-brand food. It can melt steel.


But later on in this video—which depicts outtakes of the duo are recording a promo—you can see that it’s all just in good fun. Sort of.

Bonus: Siskel complains about the “Dewar’s-drinking WASPs” who control this country, and Ebert playfully brings up the International Banker/Vatican/Commie conspiracy. It’s all here! At The Movies!