• Air date: 02 Jul '85 13 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 (13)
    • 1. The New Chick

      02 Jul '85
      After Micheal leaves the studio, the team gets a new member, Melanie, a young colledge student.
    • 2. The Fight

      09 Jul '85
      Annabelle and Melanie fight over a man who, little known to them is an axe murderer.
    • 3. The Comedian

      16 Jul '85
      A comedian comes to the stuido,and, once agian, seduces the female members of the staff.
    • 4. GGG {1}

      01 Aug '85
      Rich produces his own ""Girls gone wild"" movie. Traveling to greece to find out who's the wildest.
    • 5. GGG {2}

      08 Aug '85
      Rich's video takes him the the pacific northwest.
    • 6. 100...........Just 100

      15 Aug '85
      Rich goes on a quest to see if he can have sex with 100 women in 1 day.
    • 7. This Phyco Rift

      22 Aug '85
      In this phyco rift, Melanie holes up in an old hotel and is stalked by a mysteroius stranger.
    • 8. Freddy

      03 Sep '85
      In ""A Night of Elm Street"" spoof, our newscaster are haunted by a Freddy type madman.
    • 9. The Script

      10 Sep '85
      Stuart writes a script but has a hard time getting it published.
    • 10. Film Festival

      12 May '86
      The staff attends a film festival.
    • 11. Audire got Run Over by a Reindeer

      19 May '86
      Audrie goes missing on christmas eve.
    • 12. The Death

      26 May '86
      Rich's uncle dies and he drags all his co-workers to the funeral.
    • 13. The Elf

      01 Jun '86