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Not Necessarily the News 

An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.

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John Moffitt
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 14 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Anne Bloom ...  Frosty Kimelman 62 episodes, 1982-1990
Danny Breen ...  Steve Casper 61 episodes, 1983-1990
Lucy Webb ...  Helen St. Thomas / ... 58 episodes, 1983-1990
Mitchell Laurance ...  Pete Kimelman 55 episodes, 1983-1990
Rich Hall ...  Rich Hall 54 episodes, 1982-1990
Stuart Pankin ...  Bob Charles 48 episodes, 1983-1990
Audrie Neenan ...  Jacqueline Pennell 26 episodes, 1982-1985
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An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

1982 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rich Hall left in 1984 to star in Saturday Night Live (1975), but he only remained on that show for one season. He gradually returned to NNTN, first making guest-star appearances before he was reinstated as a regular cast member. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Angie Tribeca: Murder Gras (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Motherless Childrem
(theme song)
Performed by Eric Clapton
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Not A Seller On DVD? I Beg to Differ!
5 December 2015 | by kranson-764-571449See all my reviews

As I Fondly Remember the Outrageously Funny Satire From this Show,It's Criminal that HBO Hasn't Cashed in and released it on DVD! A great Selling Slogan Would be "It's time To Laugh (at Reagan) Again!",Even if you Voted for Reagan Back in the Day! The Previous Reviewer Probably Didn't Pay Attention to It at all,when the Series was on the Tube;I believe The Show's Release on DVD would Sell Very Well,and Bring Back the Memories of what Good Times the '80s were; This Show is just as funny as 'Saturday Night Live';So,I Appeal to You Sir:Who are You to Decide how such A Entertaining Show Would Do in this Day on DVD? I Say to HBO: Put It Out On DVD,And Bring Back The Laughs!


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