Roger Ebert

4 memorable moments in Roger Ebert's career

April 4, 2013 at 5:36 PM ET

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Roger Ebert in 2009.

Over the course of Roger Ebert's decades-long career as a film critic, he delivered plenty of delightful reviews that both informed and entertained. Not only that, he showed both his funny and tender sides even when not reviewing movies. Here's a look at some of his best moments:

'Saturday Night Live' laughs

In 1985, Ebert and his "At the Movies" co-host, Gene Siskel, gave the first live review of a television show in progress during an "SNL" segment, reviewing earlier sketches and skewering star Chevy Chase's films. 

Terror on 'The Daily Show'

Ebert stopped by "The Daily Show" to terrify host Jon Stewart on the eve of the comedian's first Oscars hosting gig in February 2006. (Have sensitive ears? Beware of bleeped expletives.)


He 'hated, hated, hated, hated, hated' 'North'

Ebert doesn't hold back in this review for the 1994 movie "North," declaring that it took him "about a tenth of a second" to decide that it was the worst film of the year. The critic said that "a sinister inner force" came over him when typing out his review for the flop, causing him to type, "I hated this movie ... hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie ... every audience-insulting moment of it!"

Ebert remembers Siskel

The week after Gene Siskel's untimely death from cancer at age 53 in 1999, Ebert devoted an entire episode of "Siskel & Ebert at the Movies" to honoring hisfallen friend -- and their contentious but always respectful partnership. 

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