publication date: Monday, November 23, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Opinion

clue: The bald guy left some pretty big shoes to fill, but the fat guy gave someone the thumbs-up for the job.

explanation: Roeper replaced Gene Siskel ("the bald guy") alongside Roger Ebert ("the fat guy") on Ebert & Roeper at the Movies. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, and Ryan Dunn

trivia: The clue was written to echo the clue for Roger Ebert (0077). Scott created this goo in 2006 for a "Second Bananas Week" that never happened. In 2009, Scott figured that even if the week eventually did occur, Roeper's role beside Ebert on the show would be years past its relevance by then.


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