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Three unauthorized out-takes from "Siskel & Ebert" in the 1980s. Bootlegged.

I've seen these scattered here and there. Now someone has strung them all together. This was the weekly routine during tapings: Arguments alternating with hilarity, with the offstage voices of Buzz the floor director and Don the director unsuccessfully trying to steer us back on track.

I wrote a blog entry about the energy Siskel and I put into attacking each other. Here it is: Siskel & Ebert at the Jugular.

Thanks for the link to Damon Berger.

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