Not Necessarily the News (1982–1990)

TV Series  -  Comedy
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 245 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

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

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 19 Nov 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 12 Jan 2013
 
a list of 76 titles
created 17 May 2013
 
a list of 90 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 122 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Not Necessarily the News (1982–1990)

Not Necessarily the News (1982–1990) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Not Necessarily the News.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
Unknown   1990   1989   1988   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 13 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Laser Moon (1993)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

A radio DJ helps two police detectives hunt down a serial killer who kills women using a surgical laser instrument during every full moon and whom makes taunting phone calls the radio station.

Director: Douglas K. Grimm
Stars: Traci Lords, Crystal Shaw, Harrison Le Duke
Funland (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

When a mob family takes over an amusement park after the owner dies under mysterious circumstances, the recently-fired clown mascot seeks vengeance for the loss of his job.

Director: Michael A. Simpson
Stars: William Windom, David L. Lander, Bruce Mahler
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith
Horror | Thriller | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Martin is a total loser who makes a deal with the devil to become the greatest rock star in the world.

Director: Mark Freed
Stars: Traci Lords, Troy Donahue, Aldo Ray
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Sherwood
Stars: John Bolger, Richard Ganoung, Steve Buscemi
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Miller, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Phil Hartman, Tom Arnold, Alec Baldwin
The Bill Tush Show (TV Series 1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Stars: Bill Tush, Jan Hooks, Terry Turner
The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour (TV Series 1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Arsenio Hall and Thom Sharp hosted this short-lived comedy show aired Tuesday nights on ABC.

Stars: Joan Collins, Arsenio Hall, Jan Hooks
Comedy Break (1985–1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Jamie Alcroft, Mack Dryden, Marla Frumkin
Red Hot Rock (Video 1984)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Directors: Ian Emes, Bradley Friedman, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Rick Anderson, Michael Cotten, John Deacon
The Way It Is (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Eric Mitchell
Stars: Kai Eric, Boris Major, Vincent Gallo
Tommy's (1985)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Barry Ellsworth
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Christine Linkey, Del Willard
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Anne Bloom ...
 Frosty Kimelman (61 episodes, 1982-1990)
Lucy Webb ...
 Helen St. Thomas (61 episodes, 1983-1990)
Danny Breen ...
 Steve Casper (60 episodes, 1983-1990)
Rich Hall ...
 Rich Hall (54 episodes, 1982-1990)
Mitchell Laurance ...
 Pete Kimelman (54 episodes, 1983-1990)
...
 Bob Charles (47 episodes, 1983-1990)
Audrie Neenan ...
 Jacqueline Pennell (28 episodes, 1982-1985)
(24 episodes, 1983-1984)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1982 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Motherless Childrem
(theme song)
Performed by Eric Clapton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent political satire without the bias!
29 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Political satire of today has much to learn from Not Necessarily The News. The humor is generally steeped in topical humor pertaining to the politics of the Regan White House era, yet there are no golden calves, as they're not afraid to poke silly fun at both sides of the political aisle. They focus on being funny, rather than remaining politically correct.

Some of the highlights are Mitchell Laurance in his Phil Noir sketches, Rich Hall with his sniglets, and the many and sundry "commercials" the entire crew put together to break up the news stories. All of it wrapped up in a mock-up of serious newscasting. Brilliant stuff!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Kleenexcess divinemrsq
was there nudity... jayrob
Wasn't there a Revival of this Series in 1988-89? re_zuleta
name of theme song???? diego_9
Stuart Pankin selling shoe soles miurasv
How does this compare to 'Not the Nine O'Clock News'? highlandland
Discuss Not Necessarily the News (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?