NewsRadio (1995–1999)
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The Real Deal 

After Bill's new radio show, The Real Deal With Bill McNeal gets canned for low ratings, Bill and co-host Lisa struggle to find a surprise guest to peak Mr. James' interest. Matthew announces to the staff he's still a virgin.

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

Paul Simms (created by), Joe Furey (teleplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dave Foley ... Dave Nelson
Stephen Root ... Jimmy James
Andy Dick ... Matthew Brock
Maura Tierney ... Lisa Miller
Vicki Lewis ... Beth
Joe Rogan ... Joe Garrelli
Khandi Alexander ... Catherine Duke
Phil Hartman ... Bill McNeal
Jerry Seinfeld ... Himself
Bobbie Brown ... Irene
Gregg Daniel ... Kevin Sparks
Mark Fite ... Waiter
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Storyline

After Bill's new radio show, The Real Deal With Bill McNeal gets canned for low ratings, Bill and co-host Lisa struggle to find a surprise guest to peak Mr. James' interest. Matthew announces to the staff he's still a virgin.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1997 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When talking to Jerry Seinfeld, Bill and Lisa are speaking with the actual person instead of the fictional character of the same name from the NBC series, Seinfeld. This would imply that NewsRadio exists outside of the Seinfeld universe and outside of the universe of Mad About You because of the connection between Seinfeld and Mad About You. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Miller: We just can't ask him. I think we have to go through his agent.
Bill McNeal: Did Edward R. Murrow have to go through the agent of... whatever famous person he interviewed?
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There's something childish about this whole thing. And it's awesome.
13 April 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

'The Real Deal' features a Hollywood star guest spot, but it's not the name recognition that makes this one so good. Sure, watching Jerry Seinfeld play a super annoyed version of himself is a treat (the guy's a good sport to simply show up and yell at the other actors), but both story lines in this episode are on equal footing. Bill and Lisa accost Seinfeld at a restaurant for a ratings-grab interview , while Matthew, in his infinite wisdom, decides to broadcast (sure, pun intended) to the station that he's a virgin. And then proceeds to introduce the staff to his trophy blonde girlfriend. The rest of the cast wears the same confounded expression on their faces and it never feels fake. You couldn't make something like this up - and yet somebody did.

8/10


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