In the episode, Siskel and Ebert split and each wants Jay as his new partner.
The episode is a parody of the film Sleepless in Seattle.
In 1969, his review of Night of the Living Dead Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the Russ Meyer film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, which was poorly received on its release yet has become a cult classic. (1976) and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979), and other films, and were involved in the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi?
(In April 2010, Ebert posted his screenplay of Who Killed Bambi?
as well as featuring more traditional film reviews in the "At The Movies" format presented by Christy Lemire and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky.
The last review he wrote was for the film To the Wonder, which he gave 3.5 out of 4 stars in a review for the Chicago Sun-Times. In 1995, Ebert, along with colleague Gene Siskel, guest-starred on an episode of the animated TV series The Critic.
The two verbally sparred and traded humorous barbs while discussing films.
They created and trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up", used when both hosts gave the same film a positive review.
The duo became well-known for their "thumbs up/thumbs down" review summaries.
In 1982, they moved from PBS to launch a similar syndicated commercial television show named At The Movies With Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert.