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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Vicki Lewis missed working on this episode due to her film Pushing Tin (1999) being filmed in Canada. She is not credited as this episode had special credits with the cast photos in sepia. See more »


Even though Dave tells Mr. James the ship is going at 15 knots (a little over 17 MPH), when Dave goes into his office you can see the ocean out of his window and the ship isn't moving at all, betraying the fact photographs of the ocean were used on the set rather than video. See more »


Dave: Look, it's only a birthday present. It just means I'm glad you didn't die partway through the year.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


References Up in Smoke (1978) See more »

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