- Not Necessarily the News
Not Necessarily the News Format Satire Country of origin United States Production Running time 30 minutes Broadcast Original channel HBO Original run January 8, 1983 – August 26, 1990
Not Necessarily the News was a satirical sketch comedy series that ran on HBO 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.
- Anne Bloom (1983–1990), as Frosty Kimelman
- Danny Breen (1983–1990), as Steve Casper
- Rich Hall (1983–1990), who did a regular feature on "sniglets".
- Mitchell Laurance (1983–1990), as news reporter Pete Kimelman.
- Audrie J. Neenan (1983–1985), as Jacqueline Pennell
- Stuart Pankin (1983–1985), as anchorman Bob Charles.
- Lucy Webb (1983–1990), as Helen St. Thomas
- Jan Hooks (1983–1984)
- Annabelle Gurwitch (1985–1990)
- Tom Parks (1989–1990)
The show's theme song was the instrumental bridge of Eric Clapton's cover of "Motherless Children".
The series also spawned two specialized episodes that aired as occasional specials: Not Necessarily the Year in Review, and Not Necessarily the Sniglets.
The series spawned a number of Sniglet books.
Conan O'Brien Television hosting Major appearances Other television workNot Necessarily the News (writer, 1985–1987) · The Wilton North Report (writer, 1987–1988) · Saturday Night Live (writer, 1988–1991) · Lookwell (writer, 1991) · The Simpsons (writer, producer, 1991–1993) · Andy Barker, P.I. (creator, 2007) · Operating Instructions (executive producer, 2010) · Outlaw (executive co-producer, 2010) · Eagleheart (executive producer, 2011–) Other work Collaborators Related articles
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
The News (Mexico City) — Infobox Newspaper name = caption = type = Daily newspaper format = Tabloid foundation = 1950 ceased publication = price = $10 MXP owners = Concesionara de Publicidad political position = publisher = language = English editor = Victor Hugo O… … Wikipedia
Not the Nine O'Clock News — DVD cover. Left to right: Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, Rowan Atkinson and Griff Rhys Jones. Format Sketch comedy Starring … Wikipedia
News satire — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a news satire program. News satire, also called fake news , is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content. News satire has been around… … Wikipedia
The Mind of the Married Man — Format Comedy Drama Created by Mike Binder Starring Mike Binder Sonya Walger Jake Weber Ivana Miličević … Wikipedia
The Chris Rock Show — Genre Comedy Written by Louis C.K.Vernon Chatman Daniel Dratch Presented by Chris Rock Starring Grandmaster Flash … Wikipedia
The Simpsons — This article is about the television show. For the franchise, see The Simpsons (franchise). For other uses, see The Simpsons (disambiguation). The Simpsons … Wikipedia
The Sopranos — This article is about the television series. For the pilot episode of the series, see The Sopranos (episode). For the novel unrelated to the series, see The Sopranos (novel). The Sopranos Genre Drama … Wikipedia
The Kids in the Hall — For the Hip hop duo, see Kidz in the Hall. The Kids in the Hall at the 2008 eTalk Festival Party, during the Toronto International Film Festival (from left: Dave Foley, Mark McKinney … Wikipedia
The Blessed Virgin Mary — The Blessed Virgin Mary † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Blessed Virgin Mary The Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ, the mother of God. In general, the theology and history of Mary the Mother of God follow the… … Catholic encyclopedia
The Staunton-Morphy controversy — concerns the failure of negotiations in 1858 for a chess match between Howard Staunton and Paul Morphy and later interpretations of the actions of the two players. The details of the events are not universally agreed, and accounts and… … Wikipedia