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1. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)
Episode: Episode dated 21 February 1992 (1992)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

9.0
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Roger Ebert, Chris Elliott, Bruce Kapler.

Director: Hal Gurnee | Stars: David Letterman, Roger Ebert, Chris Elliott, Bruce Kapler

Votes: 10

2. The Critic (1994–2001)
Episode: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert break up their partnership as movie critics, and each of them considers Jay as a potential replacement for the other.

Directors: Lauren MacMullan, Gregg Vanzo | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 98

3. At the Movies (1982–1986)
Episode: D.A.R.Y.L./Cocoon/Return to Oz (1985)

Talk-Show

8.7
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Siskel and Ebert review D.A.R.Y.L. (1985), Cocoon (1985) and Return to Oz (1985). In the "X-Ray" segment, they look at two earlier Oz movies: The Wiz (1978) and the great classic, The Wizard of Oz (1939).

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert

Votes: 6

4. At the Movies (1986–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Richard Roeper, Michael Phillips

Votes: 1,666

5. Slay Bells Ring: The Story of Silent Night, Deadly Night (2017 Video)

Documentary

8.6
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Documentary on the cult Christmas horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Director: Justin Beahm | Stars: Perry Botkin Jr., Michael Hickey, Scott Schneid, Michael Spence

Votes: 20

6. At the Movies (1982–1986)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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The show that made Siskel and Ebert famous. These two Chicago-based movie critics sit around and review movies, giving either "Thumbs up" or "Thumbs down." Noted for the good-natured ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Elva Poznanski, Rex Reed

Votes: 732

7. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Chevy Chase/Queen (1982)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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The host for the episode is Chevy Chase (his third appearance as host), and the musical guest is Queen. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase announces from a TV screen ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Wilson, Gerald Cotts, Claude Kerven | Stars: Chevy Chase, Robin Duke, Mary Gross, Brad Hall

Votes: 57

8. At the Movies (1982–1986)
Episode: The Secret of 'Star Wars' (1983)

Talk-Show

8.5
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Days before the third entry in the series is set to be released, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert examine the "Star Wars" phenomenon.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Votes: 11

9. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,833

10. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Chevy Chase/Siskel & Ebert/Al Jarreau (1986)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Johnny reads children's letters to Santa. Chevy Chase (¡Three Amigos! (1986)); Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert (At the Movies (1986)) discuss the movies in theaters for Christmas. Also: Al Jarreau performs.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Chevy Chase

Votes: 10

11. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

Votes: 6,956

12. Sneak Previews (1975–1996)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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Two critics review films both old and new.

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Jeffrey Lyons, Neal Gabler

Votes: 477

13. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

8.3
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Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.

Stars: Bill Nye, Pat Cashman, Michaela Leslie-Rule, Jaffar Smith

Votes: 6,124

14. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
Episode: Off Camera (1993)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A magazine writer peeks behind the scene of the show.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Kathryn Harrold, Wallace Langham

Votes: 82

15. At the Movies (1982–1986)
Episode: The Stinkers of 1983 (1983)

Talk-Show

8.3
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert choose six sequels as the stinkers of 1983.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Votes: 6

16. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 10,775

17. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show, which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 16,162

18. At the Movies (1986–2010)
Episode: Hail, Hail, Black and White (1989)

TV-PG | Talk-Show

8.2
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert appear for the first time in beautiful black and white to demonstrate their love for black-and-white movies.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Votes: 6

19. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,394

20. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993–1998)
Episode: Eyeballs (1994)

TV-Y | Documentary, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Bill Nye's anatomical lecture explains about how eyes operates in our bodies. Anything can be shown right side up, but start out upside down. It is a quick deception our brain performs by ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Nye, Pat Cashman, Bob Ross, Roger Ebert

Votes: 6

21. Sneak Previews (1975–1996)
Episode: Take 2: Invasion of the Outer Space Movies (1980)

Talk-Show

8.0
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In a special Take 2 program, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert examine science fiction movies past and present.

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert

Votes: 5

22. At the Movies (1986–2010)
Episode: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991)

TV-PG | Talk-Show

8.0
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert select the worst movies of 1990. The categories include "Big Stars, Big Bombs", "Not Again" (for sequels), "Why Bother?" (for remakes), "Comedies Without Laughs" and "Forget About It" (for patently bad ideas).

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert

Votes: 6

23. The Critic (1994–2001)

TV-14 | 522 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living.

Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nick Jameson, Maurice LaMarche, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 6,972

24. Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (1993 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.9
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Director: Allan Kartun | Stars: Bob Hope, Paula Abdul, Army Archerd, Lucie Arnaz

Votes: 34

25. Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River (1998)

77 min | Documentary

7.8
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"Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River" is an independent documentary film that reviews the careers of movie makers indigenous to Chicago. The filmmakers are interviewed aboard an amusing... See full summary »

Director: D.P. Carlson | Stars: Louis Antonelli, D.P. Carlson, Richard M. Daley, Andrew Davis

Votes: 31

26. Diamonds on the Silver Screen (1992 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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A chronicle of the history of baseball in the movies. Includes interviews with the directors and stars of some of the most memorable baseball-themed films.

Stars: James Earl Jones, Glenn Close, Bob Costas, Frank Deford

Votes: 44

27. Sneak Previews (1975–1996)
Episode: Blade Runner/Chan Is Missing/Eight Minutes to Midnight/Diner (1982)

Talk-Show

7.8
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review Blade Runner (1982), Chan Is Missing (1982), Eight Minutes to Midnight: A Portrait of Dr. Helen Caldicott (1981) and Diner (1982).

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert

Votes: 5

28. Sneak Previews (1975–1996)
Episode: Take 2: The Best Films of the '70s (1979)

Talk-Show

7.8
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In a special Take 2 program, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel each picks his favorite movies of the 1970s.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Votes: 5

29. Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (1991 TV Movie)

Comedy, Family, Music

7.7
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Directors: Jon Stone, Lisa Simon, Emily Squires | Stars: April Allen, Pam Arciero, Ivy Austin, Alison Bartlett

Votes: 29

30. The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989 TV Movie)

7.7
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, who are celebrating the 500th edition of their movie review show, perform their program for the first time on stage in front of an audience.

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Jessica Lange, Thea Flaum

Votes: 15

31. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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Popular late-night comedy/talk-show with host David Letterman, interviewing famous guests.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,672

32. The Sport Jerks (1998– )

22 min | Comedy, Reality-TV, Sport

7.5
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Real-Life Childhood Buddies & Sports Enthusiast, Barry Donovan (Barry D.) and Tommy Tallarino (Tommy T.) travel the Countryside in their Winnebago, in search of Sporting Events, from the mainstream to the most obscure.

Stars: Barry Donovan, Tommy Tallarino, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Danny Ainge

Votes: 6

33. At the Movies (1982–1986)
Episode: The Long Good Friday/Class of 1984/Lola/Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)

Talk-Show

7.5
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review The Long Good Friday (1980), Class of 1984 (1982), _Lola (1981/I)_ and Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982). The Stinker of the Week is Homework (1982).

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert

Votes: 6

34. Sneak Previews (1975–1996)
Episode: Women in Danger: Friday the 13th, Halloween, I Spit on Your Grave, Silent Scream, When a Stranger Calls, Don't Answer the Phone (1980)

Talk-Show

7.5
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert examine a disturbing new trend in American movies: horror films in which young women are raped and murdered and in which the audience is invited to take the killers' side.

Director: Dave Erdman | Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Votes: 13

35. 48 Hours (1988– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.

Stars: Dan Rather, Maureen Maher, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant

Votes: 1,455

36. Sneak Previews (1975–1996)
Episode: Pilot - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Self Service, Mr. Quilp, Conduct Unbecoming (1975)

Talk-Show

7.3
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Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, two film critics, introduce their new show. They discuss the Chicago Film Festival and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). They review current and upcoming releases; each picks The Dog of the Month.

Director: Patterson Denny | Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Votes: 6

37. At the Movies (1986–2010)
Episode: The Best Films of 1996 (1997)

TV-PG | Talk-Show

7.2
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert each pick the ten best films of 1996. Several movies appear on both lists, while both critics agree on the number one film of the year: Fargo (1996).

Director: Don DuPree | Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Votes: 5

38. At the Movies (1982–1986)
Episode: The Stinkers of 1982 (1983)

Talk-Show

7.2
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Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Votes: 5

39. Hour Magazine (1980–1989)

60 min | Family, Talk-Show

7.1
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Award-winning syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Gary Collins, featuring a variety of celebrity guests, current affairs, cooking and popular culture.

Stars: Gary Collins, José Eber, Victoria Principal, Mary Ann Mobley

Votes: 35

40. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998 TV Special)

138 min | Documentary

7.1
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The American Film Institute commemorates the first century of American films with this awesome made-for-TV special highlighting the greatest 100 American movies as determined by leaders in ... See full summary »

Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Cher, Sally Field, Jodie Foster, Richard Gere

Votes: 591

41. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: SNL Film Festival (1985)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Does not include musical performances or sketches containing licensed music. America's premier sketch-comedy show returns for its 39th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Jim Belushi, Billy Crystal, Mary Gross, Christopher Guest

Votes: 29

42. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #25.40 (1986)

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.0
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Doc Severinsen, Tommy Newsom

Votes: 5

43. At the Movies (1982–1986)
Episode: Stinkers of 1982 (1983)

Talk-Show

7.0
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Siskel and Ebert choose the stinkers of 1982, including Inchon (1981), Yes, Giorgio (1982), Porky's (1981), Amityville II: The Possession (1982), Six Weeks (1982) and more.

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert

Votes: 6

44. At the Movies (1986–2010)
Episode: The Postman/Mr. Magoo/Jackie Brown/An American Werewolf in Paris/Afterglow/The Education of Little Tree (1997)

TV-PG | Talk-Show

7.0
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review The Postman (1997), Mr. Magoo (1997), Jackie Brown (1997), An American Werewolf in Paris (1997), Afterglow (1997) and The Education of Little Tree (1997).

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert

Votes: 6

45. Sneak Previews (1975–1996)
Episode: The Top Ten Films of 1976 (1977)

Talk-Show

7.0
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Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel each lists his top ten movies of the year, including Taxi Driver (1976) and All the President's Men (1976). They also pick three dogs apiece, including Ape (1976) and The Omen (1976).

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert

Votes: 5

46. Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 12,049

47. The Howard Stern Show (1990–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.9
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Howard Stern's short lived WWOR-TV Channel 9 show.

Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Jackie Martling, John Melendez

Votes: 416

48. The Awful Truth (1999–2000)

30 min | Documentary

6.7
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Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty.

Stars: Michael Moore, Jay Martel, Gideon Evans, Karen Duffy

Votes: 1,997

49. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

R | 116 min | Comedy

6.6
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A nice-guy cop with dissociative identity disorder must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Anderson, Mongo Brownlee

Votes: 210,476 | Gross: $90.57M

50. At the Movies (1986–2010)
Episode: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989)

TV-PG | Talk-Show

6.6
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Director: Jim Murphy | Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Votes: 5



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