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"NewsRadio" Sinking Ship (TV Episode 1998) Poster

(TV Series)

(1998)

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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.
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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.
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This is the first and only episode to not use the main opening theme music of NewsRadio.
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Out of the two fantasy episodes on the show, Matthew and Bill are the only two characters that don't get killed. However, in the episode "Sinking Ship," it's implied Bill and Matthew resorted to cannibalism (off-camera). And afterwards, the entire real-life cast survived except for Dave.
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This is the last episode of NewsRadio to feature Phil Hartman (Bill McNeal). He was killed in between season 4 and 5 by his wife.
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