LateLine (1998–1999)
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Buddy Hackett 

LateLine is desperate for ideas for that night's show and even goes so far as to use one of Al's ideas. When Buddy Hackett is reportedly dead, Vic decides to air a tribute to Buddy's life instead of the show Al and Gale prepared for.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Al Franken (creator), Al Franken (teleplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Al Franken ... Al Freundlich
Megyn Price ... Gale Ingersoll
Miguel Ferrer ... Vic Karp
Ajay Naidu ... Raji Bakshi
Sanaa Lathan ... Briana Gilliam
Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Mona Guillingsvard
Robert Foxworth ... Pearce McKenzie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Boles Stephanie Boles ... Local TV Anchorwoman
T.L. Brooke T.L. Brooke ... Mrs. McCafferty
O'Neal Compton ... Harlan
Fiona Dwyer ... Miss Northern Ireland
Avner Garbi Avner Garbi ... PLO Representative
Richard Gephardt ... Himself
Buddy Hackett ... Himself
Philippe Hartmann ... Editing Room Staff
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Storyline

LateLine is desperate for ideas for that night's show and even goes so far as to use one of Al's ideas. When Buddy Hackett is reportedly dead, Vic decides to air a tribute to Buddy's life instead of the show Al and Gale prepared for.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Miguel Ferrer repeats a line - "Knock yourself out" - that he originally delivered in RoboCop (1987). See more »

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One of the funniest sitcom episodes ever
24 December 2006 | by duvvSee all my reviews

I recorded this off a Dish Network satellite when it first aired and have watched it many times since, and it's simply one of the tightest, funniest sitcoms episodes ever produced.

Al convinces his boss to run with an important labor-union story, but before it quite gets on the air, the mistaken news breaks that Buddy Hackett is dead.

Even the real-life politicians Richard Gephardt and Robert Reich are funny, as Reich tells an entire Buddy Hackett story on Lateline while other (I won't spoil) hilarity ensues.

The photo on the main page looks like a DVD box. If so, I'd consider it worth it just to have an archival quality version of this one episode.


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