In the Summer of 1984, the show opened with the scene from The Muppets Take Manhattan with Miss Piggy and Joan Rivers. Later in the program, the two critics watch two more clips from the film and offer their review. Ebert notes that this outing is superior to The Great Muppet Caper, primarily because the Muppets are the starring characters this time rather than playing second fiddle to the celebrity guests.
- Another incarnation of Siskel and Ebert's show called Sneak Previews was spoofed on Sesame Street as Sneak Peek Previews. Oscar and Telly sat in a movie theatre watching Sesame Street segments and offering their opinions. Siskel and Ebert even appeared in one segment to demonstrate their unique rating system.
- Siskel and Ebert Muppets were created for an issue of Muppet Magazine, in which the duo are shown giving their famous thumbs up and thumbs down reviews from their show.