Because things have been disappearing from his desk, Dave has a card-operated security door installed at the station entrance. Meanwhile, Bill is hired to do a TV commercial for a blue-jean company.

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Because things have been disappearing from his desk, Dave has a card-operated security door installed at the station entrance. Meanwhile, Bill is hired to do a TV commercial for a blue-jean company.

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Matthew Brock: Dave, we have to get rid of that door.
Dave Nelson: No, we don't.
Matthew Brock: Yes, we do. A bird just died flying into it.
Dave Nelson: Really?
[They go look]
Matthew Brock: See? There it is.
Dave Nelson: Matthew, that's a Cornish game hen.
Matthew Brock: The poor thing.
Dave Nelson: You didn't even bother to defrost it.
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8 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It'd be unfair to say that "NewsRadio" was built on tormenting one specific character, but . . . hell, half the time, that's what's happening. And it just does it so well, that's the thing. Between Stephen Root's air-traffic controller headset and the security door, this episode hinges on (no pun intended) prop humor. And paranoia. Things go missing from Dave's desk, he installs protection measures, and no one follows 'em ("We're not circumventing anything, Dave, we're just trying to get *around* it") leaving the poor bastard all worked up; cue Dave taking to an easel with a pointer for the most sardonic teachable moment ever). He really is the zookeeper of this office. Throw in Bill's misfortunes with negotiating a T commercial and it's failure across the board.

Which makes for classic "NewsRadio" and great television 8/10


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