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Not Necessarily the News 

An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.

Creator:

John Moffitt
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 14 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Anne Bloom Anne Bloom ...  Frosty Kimelman 61 episodes, 1982-1990
Lucy Webb ...  Helen St. Thomas 61 episodes, 1983-1990
Danny Breen Danny Breen ...  Steve Casper 60 episodes, 1983-1990
Rich Hall ...  Rich Hall 54 episodes, 1982-1990
Mitchell Laurance ...  Pete Kimelman 54 episodes, 1983-1990
Stuart Pankin ...  Bob Charles 47 episodes, 1983-1990
Audrie Neenan ...  Jacqueline Pennell 28 episodes, 1982-1985
Jan Hooks 24 episodes, 1983-1984
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An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1982 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Moffitt-Lee Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the only successful American pilots of all time. This is a remake of not the 9 o clock news. See more »


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Motherless Childrem
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Performed by Eric Clapton
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Not A Seller On DVD? I Beg to Differ!
5 December 2015 | by kranson-764-571449See all my reviews

As I Fondly Remember the Outrageously Funny Satire From this Show,It's Criminal that HBO Hasn't Cashed in and released it on DVD! A great Selling Slogan Would be "It's time To Laugh (at Reagan) Again!",Even if you Voted for Reagan Back in the Day! The Previous Reviewer Probably Didn't Pay Attention to It at all,when the Series was on the Tube;I believe The Show's Release on DVD would Sell Very Well,and Bring Back the Memories of what Good Times the '80s were; This Show is just as funny as 'Saturday Night Live';So,I Appeal to You Sir:Who are You to Decide how such A Entertaining Show Would Do in this Day on DVD? I Say to HBO: Put It Out On DVD,And Bring Back The Laughs!


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