7 thoughts on “Holiday Video Gift Guide, 1993

  • March 4, 2019 at 11:38 pm
    Permalink

    The last one they did, sadly. Notice also, it was only 30 minutes and they sat in the balcony? Wonder why they did that?

    • March 5, 2019 at 12:07 am
      Permalink

      I was scratching my head on this one, too, when I was prepping it earlier!

    • July 22, 2021 at 5:43 am
      Permalink

      I’m guessing the ratings had gone down and the stations weren’t interested in slotting in another special. It was an odd concept, having two middle-aged movie critics review children’s toys. I’m guessing they didn’t do another one of these as part of the regular show because people watching were more interested in movie reviews.

  • March 6, 2019 at 9:20 am
    Permalink

    Maybe because more and more films were getting released, they didn’t have time to do this anymore?

  • March 6, 2019 at 10:01 pm
    Permalink

    Steven-Do you remember posting comments on the Ebert post about this very topic? It’s right here-
    https://www.rogerebert.com/balder-and-dash/siskel-and-eberts-1980s-holiday-gift-guides

    Also, did you guys try contacting Andy Dursin back then? He’s the guy who uploaded the holiday videos and evidently other S&E shows under the youtube channel TheAisleSeatCom, which no longer exists. He says in the comment that he had 20 DVDs full of shows.

    • November 17, 2020 at 6:42 pm
      Permalink

      Yes I do recall that. Sorry I didn’t respond until now.

    • July 22, 2021 at 5:48 am
      Permalink

      He ended up returning to YouTube as andyfilm recently and is still in the process of posting his whole collection. I didn’t realize until now that he has a long-running web site with a movie review blog and a message board:

      http://andyfilm.com/

Leave a Reply