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Not Necessarily the News 

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

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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 ...  Frosty Kimelman 62 episodes, 1982-1990
Danny Breen ...  Steve Casper 61 episodes, 1983-1990
Lucy Webb ...  Helen St. Thomas / ... 58 episodes, 1983-1990
Mitchell Laurance ...  Pete Kimelman 55 episodes, 1983-1990
Rich Hall ...  Rich Hall 54 episodes, 1982-1990
Stuart Pankin ...  Bob Charles 48 episodes, 1983-1990
Audrie Neenan ...  Jacqueline Pennell 26 episodes, 1982-1985
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An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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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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Referenced in Growing Pains: Not Necessarily the News (1987) See more »

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Motherless Childrem
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Performed by Eric Clapton
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Excellent political satire without the bias!
29 August 2013 | by SyndogSee all my reviews

Political satire of today has much to learn from Not Necessarily The News. The humor is generally steeped in topical humor pertaining to the politics of the Regan White House era, yet there are no golden calves, as they're not afraid to poke silly fun at both sides of the political aisle. They focus on being funny, rather than remaining politically correct.

Some of the highlights are Mitchell Laurance in his Phil Noir sketches, Rich Hall with his sniglets, and the many and sundry "commercials" the entire crew put together to break up the news stories. All of it wrapped up in a mock-up of serious newscasting. Brilliant stuff!


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