Roger Joseph Ebert (b. June 18, 1942 - d. April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter.
Another Froggy Evening
- In the 1995 short 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.
Looney Tunes: Back In Action
- 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 the film. His then-partner Gene Siskel also gave the film a "thumbs-up," though his zeal was more subdued.