Roger Ebert reviewing again in 2007 (Passed Away: See Post #158)

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  1. Michael_K_Sr

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    In his continuing battle against cancer, Roger Ebert is scheduled to undergo surgery later this month for removal of a salivary gland tumor. Here's to wishing him the best of luck in advance. [​IMG]
     
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    Good luck, Mr. Ebert! [​IMG]
     
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    I know some will call me sick for saying this, but the first thing that came into my mind when I read this was the "Animaniacs" short "Critical Condition"...In particular, the scene where Slappy gets revenge for "Codger Eggbert" giving her cartoons a bad review by feeding him popcorn with a very special topping.

    Slappy: "It's lard that I'm liposuctioning from your gut".

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    I might be going to Hell because of that.
     
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    Is Ebert a smoker? How does one get cancer in a salivary gland?
     
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    There are conflicting reports on his condition. Some reports say "serious but stable" however noted author Jim Neibaur posted on a newsgroup that Chicago radio is reporting his outlook is grim.
    What a sad coincidence that both Ebert and Gene Siskel became cancer victims at relatively young ages.
    Hoping for a quick recovery.
     
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    Here's hoping he makes a full recovery.
     
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    He is a hero of mine... I wish him only the best.

    ry
     
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    Roger Ebert is a national treasure. Best of wishes to the guy and I hope he gets well soon.
     
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    Roger is a great guy and from what I just read online, the prognosis is good again for recovery. Cancer and the problems associated with treatment, including surgery, are always difficult to predict so I am sure it is also accurate that he is in serious condition. Best wishes big guy.

    I just read the IMDb profile and wow, it is one of the longer profiles I have ever seen there with lots of quotes and trivial information. I can only assume he is universally well liked.

    Chris
     
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    While Ebert is recovering, there will be celebrity replacements for Ebert on the show. Jay Leno will be on next weekend, followed by Kevin Smith.

    ~T
     
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    Smith might be cool, but Leno? Not as impressive as some of Siskel's replacements. I want to get Martin Scorsese back. [​IMG]
     
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    Jay Leno reviewing movies? Will he use his monologue recipe?
    *make lame joke*
    *repeat punchline*
    *explain joke*
    *repeat 50 times*
     
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    Kevin Smith to stand in for Roger Ebert.....that sounds like a Leno punch line.
     
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    David Poland commented on this in his blog and seems to think that Leno will do really well- evidently the guy is a serious movie lover and is always talking them up backstage with Ebert and Roeper when they do his show.
     
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    Leno does have pretty good taste in movies, at least the best taste among talk show hosts. I think he watches Ebert and Roeper every week, so that's great for him to get to be on the show.

    ~T
     
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    Leno did a really good job on the show, although I could've done without his goofiness at times.
    He disliked Miami Vice, and I was wondering why he didn't give his opinion at all on the movie when Colin Farrel appeared on his show. [​IMG]
    ~T
     
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    Leno follows this advice: "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
     

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