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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Most seasons featured one episode per month, plus some additional specials sporadically. In 1989, the show was drastically overhauled and aired weekly, with "live" episodes which were actually taped on the day that they premiered so they could include up-to-date humor. See more »

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Referenced in Angie Tribeca: Germs of Endearment (2017) See more »

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Motherless Childrem
(theme song)
Performed by Eric Clapton
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I remember the eve that Rich Hall gave us
22 December 2002 | by rew3211See all my reviews

his proud little word "sniglet, " thou for the life of me, I can't remember how he applied the word. I do remember however, that his use of the word was one of the unfunny moments To Me of a show that otherwise kept me in stitches and almost busting a gut every time it was on the tele. BTW, I thought Goldie was a regular; No ???


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