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Dave has several special talents, including tap dancing (NewsRadio: Review (#3.2)), Spanish-speaking (NewsRadio: Physical Graffiti (#2.17) and NewsRadio: The Injury (#2.22)), knife throwing (The Great Throwgali) and ventriloquism (The Great Ventriloquidini) in NewsRadio: Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show (#4.8), and master of video game Stargate Defender (NewsRadio: Arcade (#3.4)). He also collects Casper comic books, knows Green Acres, Star Wars and Star Trek trivia, scuba dives, and may or may not have been a High School thespian in a production of "Grease."

Catherine Duke - WNYX news anchor, Melanie Sanders - from the episode "Negotiation", Mrs. Fields the cookie lady, Mrs. Paul the fish stick lady, Faye Dunaway, Melissa Etheridge, k.d. lang, Loretta Swit, Dave Nelson's mom, Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Ashley Judd, Elizabeth Berkeley, Melanie Griffith, Jane Robertson - businesswoman from the episode "Station Sale", and Ruth - from the episode "Led Zeppelin II"

She doesn't have one, which she states in NewsRadio: Freaky Friday (#5.20)

This phrase was used twice in the series, first by Lisa in NewsRadio: Christmas (#3.10) who believes it may be the title of the computer game her brother created. It is used again in the appropriately-titled NewsRadio: Super Karate Monkey Death Car (#4.4) where it is read by Mr. James from his English-to-Japanese-back-to-English book "Macho Business Donkey Wrestler."

Two months.

Between the ages of 17 and 19, Lisa was arrested seven times. The offenses she told her co-workers about are: 1) She stole a car because her car broke down and she was afraid she'd be late for her SAT test, 2) she broke into a library because she had a history test the next day and the only copy of the Federalist Papers she had was abridged, and for her Federal offense 3) she broke into a Post Office because she hadn't yet received any of her college acceptance letters.

He had a heart attack while watching television.

According to DVD commentary, the woman being referenced is show producer Julie Bean. One of the plot points of this episode is somewhat based on a personal experience of hers.

Choo Choo and Mitt Mitt. His Siamese cat that passed away was named Mr. T.J. McWhiskers.

Matthew is a dentist. He opened his own dental practice in 1992 but left out of boredom to pursue his "passion": radio journalism.

He drank too much punch and Billy Beer, peed in the Rose Garden, called Rosalind Carter "Hot lips," and then stole a couch from the Lincoln bedroom.

Evelyn (pronounced "Eavelyn")

According to DVD commentary, several of the writers are fans of his show and have incorporated mentions in certain episodes. "Baba booey" is used several times as a joke, including the season 4 credits where Khandi Alexander as Catherine draws the words over a picture of Bill McNeil's face. Also, in an early season 4 episode, Dave explains that, even though Matthew won employee of the month, the majority actually voted for "Baba booey". In NewsRadio: Jackass Junior High (#4.21), a member of the tour group asks if WNYX is the station where Howard Stern works. NewsRadio: Jumper (#4.1) has Lisa suggesting that if the suicidal Jon Lovitz character were rescued by Janet Reno in a blimp, they could beat Howard Stern's ratings.


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