NewsRadio: Season 4, Episode 3

The Public Domain (29 Oct. 1997)

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While Andrea keeps bugging Dave, Mr. James lets a camera crew film in the office for a documentary about him. Bill is working on a musical act.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Steve Johnson
Camera Guy
Cheryl Kirby ...


Beth and Joe tell Dave to talk Andrea into getting Matthew back. Dave agrees with them, but has bigger fish to fry when Andrea introduces Steve Johnson, the man she brought over 'to help' Dave but is actually hired to take over from Dave. On top of this, Dave is also being bugged by Bill who, at the office, has started a musical act where he sings satirical songs about politicians while accompanying himself on piano. Meanwhile, Mr. James lets a camera crew film around the office for a documentary about him. Unfortunately, Mr. James starts acting rather weird when the camera rolls. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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Comedy | Romance





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The head shot of a woman that is usually taped to the side of Matthew's computer, is now taped to the side of Beth's computer, since Matthew's desk is cleared off after being fired. See more »


At the end of this episode, Matthew thinks he's got his job back and celebrates by jumping on the piano. As he does this, he grabs a cup of liquid on the piano and splashes it down Andrea's blouse as he falls. This seems to be a surprise to Lauren Graham by her reaction. Notice Phil Hartman's smile. See more »


Dave Nelson: What kind of job are you lined up for, anyway?
Bill: I'm working on an act.
Dave Nelson: I thought your whole life was an act.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits/theme song, instead of the usual footage there is a scene of Joe carrying Matthew outside the building and putting him in a trash can. See more »

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