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  • Not Necessarily the News (1982–1990)
  • TV Series | Comedy
Not Necessarily the News (1982–1990)
TV Series | Comedy

An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 31, 1982

Release date (First episode)
1982 (United States)

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134 cast members
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Anne Bloom
Frosty Kimelman Frosty Kimelman   See fewer
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Danny Breen
Steve Casper Steve Casper   See fewer
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Lucy Webb
Helen St. Thomas / Various Characters Helen St. Thomas / Various Characters   See fewer
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Mitchell Laurance
Pete Kimelman Pete Kimelman   See fewer
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54
Rich Hall
Rich Hall Rich Hall   See fewer
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53
Stuart Pankin
Bob Charles Bob Charles   See fewer
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47
Audrie Neenan
Jacqueline Pennell Jacqueline Pennell   See fewer
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26
Bill Martin
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
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Annabelle Gurwitch
Annabelle Gurwitch Annabelle Gurwitch   See fewer
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Tom Parks
Tom Parks Tom Parks   See fewer
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Merrill Markoe
Merrill Markoe Merrill Markoe   See fewer
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Jon Ross
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Joe Guppy
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9
Jan Hooks
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Richard Rosen
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Michael Hanks
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Will Durst
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Erv Immeman
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Larry Van Nuys
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Harry Shearer
Congressman Jim Wright / Jerry Falwell / Self Congressman Jim Wright / Jerry Falwell / Self   See fewer
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Sam Chew Jr.
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Steve Bean
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Don Lake
Andy / Dr. Harold Becker Andy / Dr. Harold Becker   See fewer
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Paul Engman
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Rod Britt
Sketch Sketch   See fewer
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Damon Wayans Damon Wayans   See fewer
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Don Novello
Father Guido Sarducci Father Guido Sarducci   See fewer
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Debbie Debbie   See fewer
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John Harlan
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David Workman
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Julia Sweeney
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Frankie Verroca
Nerd on the Beach / Student Reporter Nerd on the Beach / Student Reporter   See fewer
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Toni Sawyer
Sketch Sketch   See fewer
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David Graf
Officer Officer   See fewer
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Robert Wuhl
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Paula Poundstone
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Elayne Boosler
Jennifer Jennifer   See fewer
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Beau Weaver
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Janice Davies
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Joy Pankin
Woman on Plane Woman on Plane   See fewer
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Sissy Cargill
Woman (segment: The Windy War) Woman (segment: The Windy War)   See fewer
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Jennie Moffitt
Girl on Beach Girl on Beach   See fewer
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Aldo Ray
The President The President   See fewer
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Jay North
Jay North Jay North   See fewer
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Al Kahn
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Don King
Don King Don King   See fewer
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Hans Anderson
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Lisa Dinkins
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Nancy Harris
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Carrie Freeman
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Julie Payne
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Lee Ann Martin
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Ann Nelson
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Patty Toy
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Jim Ward
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Jack Angel
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Lisa Cavanaugh
Teenager Teenager   See fewer
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Sam McMurray
Various Various   See fewer
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Rob Steinberg
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Michael Bernal
Spanish Dancer Spanish Dancer   See fewer
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Peter Vogel
Classroom Projector Kid Classroom Projector Kid   See fewer
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Richard Belzer
Emcee (segment: Catch a Rising Star's Talent Hunt) Emcee (segment: Catch a Rising Star's Talent Hunt)   See fewer
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John Moffitt
TV Director TV Director   See fewer
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Bob Costas
Self - Host Self - Host   See fewer
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Jay Lee
The Pope The Pope   See fewer
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Chuck Long
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Claudette Wells
Andrea Leslie Andrea Leslie   See fewer
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Eileen Conn
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Phil Reed
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Crystal Shaw Martell
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Suzanne Dean
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Art Tedesco
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Heather Halley
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Old Woman (segment: MasterBank Senior Card) (uncredited) Old Woman (segment: MasterBank Senior Card) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 464 votes