NewsRadio: Season 4, Episode 22

Sinking Ship (12 May 1998)

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A spoof on the film Titanic (1997).



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In this - by out-of-character stepping Phil Hartman introduced - Titanic (1997) spoof, Dave is the captain of the ship who warns the crew for icebergs but gets jeered. Nevertheless, he tells sailor Matthew to be on the look-out for icebergs. Bill is a bourgeois passenger who doesn't want the riff-raff from third class to be on the same deck as the elite. Joe is the mechanic and Lisa is the beautiful young, stylish woman who's wooed by Walt. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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Comedy | Romance





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12 May 1998 (USA)  »

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When Dave speaks into the system communicator to Joe and Joe asks whom it is and Dave replies it is himself, Joe says, "Dave's not here, man"; this is a quote from a famous Cheech And Chong skit. See more »


Even though the desks slide across the floor to indicate the ship is tilting during sinking, none of the smaller items on other desks that would slide off, like pencils, move at all, indicating the desks were rigged to move across the floor. See more »


Dave: Matthew, you're not going to find any icebergs with your nose buried in that nefarious scandal sheet.
Matthew Brock: Aw, gee whiz!
Dave: Matthew! What have I told you about swearing on this vessel? I will not have it.
Matthew Brock: Darn.
Dave: Matthew!
Matthew Brock: Shucks!
Dave: Well, I never!
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After Phil Hartman's introduction, a Titanic-themed opening sequence plays: Irish music plays over sepia tone images of artifacts from the "wreck" of WNYX being cleaned, with the actors appearing as pictures on lockets. See more »


Spoofs Titanic (1997) See more »

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