• Air date: 03 May '84 10 episodes
      Not Necessarily the News is a satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special, and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990. It featured sketches, parody news items, commercial parodies, and humorous bits made from overdubbing or editing actual news footage. It was based on the British series, Not the Nine O'Clock News. Not Necessarily the News was also the birthplace of Rich Hall's sniglets. It starred: ⁕Anne Bloom, as Frosty Kimelman ⁕Rich Hall, who did a regular feature on "sniglets". ⁕Tommy Koenig ⁕Sam McMurray ⁕Audrie J. Neenan, as Jacqueline Pennell ⁕Danny Breen, as Steve Casper ⁕Mitchell Laurance, as news reporter Pete Kimelman. ⁕Stuart Pankin, as anchorman Bob Charles. ⁕Lucy Webb, as Helen St. Thomas ⁕Jan Hooks ⁕Annabelle Gurwitch ⁕Tom Parks NNTN was Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels' first professional television writing gig. The show's first theme song was the instrumental bridge of Eric Clapton's cover of...
  • List of Episodes (10)
    • 1. Blood Not Simple

      03 May '84
      In this Goof episode. A murderer terrorizes the studio and our newscasters must find the killer.
    • 2. Levity

      10 May '84
      A band is hired to ""put some life"" into the studio. There music {heavy metal devil style} drives our team mad and there manager gets the hots for Audrie.
    • 3. Shotgun

      17 May '84
      Rich gets a shotgun and acciedently shoots himself in the foot. With himself handicaped, he gets a telescope and sees a murder from his window. Ala ""Rear Widnow"".
    • 4. Sunday, Bloody Sunday, Coarse Light

      24 May '84
      A british filmaker comes to the studio and begins to seduce the female staff members. Rich swears to teach the British man a lesson.
    • 5. Sex at 10 Feet

      31 May '84
      Stuart and Michael buy a hooker together but fight over who gets who first. Meanwhile, Rich courts a young woman who is revealed to be the sister of Annabelle.
    • 6. A Little Sex with Breakfast

      07 Jun '84
      Micheal and Annabelle begin having a steady relationship, little does Micheal know, that Annabelle and Stuart are having a wild affair in this unuasally poined episode.
    • 7. The Kick

      14 Jun '84
      Rich is kicked in the groin and must spend 3 weeks in a hospital ward.
    • 8. The Real Kick

      21 Jun '84
      Rich is fired from the studio but regains his contract when he seduces the new female head of the studio.
    • 9. Clip Show

      28 Jun '84
      A series of clips titled ""The Best of Not the News""
    • 10. There is no Regan

      26 Aug '84
      When the Regan fake dies, Annabelle goes to florida to visit her sister and Audire lives in her place, she has big parties and one of her guests turns out to be the son of the Regan.