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Not Necessarily the News 1983


Series Ended (1983 - 1986)

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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...

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