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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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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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60
Lucy Webb
Helen St. Thomas / Various Characters Helen St. Thomas / Various Characters   See fewer
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57
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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22
Annabelle Gurwitch
Annabelle Gurwitch Annabelle Gurwitch   See fewer
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13
Tom Parks
Tom Parks Tom Parks   See fewer
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12
Merrill Markoe
Merrill Markoe Merrill Markoe   See fewer
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10
Jon Ross
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Jan Hooks
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10
Joe Guppy
Commentator Commentator   See fewer
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9
Richard Rosen
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7
Michael Hanks
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Will Durst
Commentator Commentator   See fewer
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4
Erv Immeman
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4
Larry Van Nuys
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Harry Shearer
Congressman Jim Wright / Himself / Jerry Falwell Congressman Jim Wright / Himself / Jerry Falwell   See fewer
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3
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 Damon Wayans   See fewer
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Don Novello
Father Guido Sarducci Father Guido Sarducci   See fewer
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Polly Draper
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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Elayne Boosler
Jennifer Jennifer   See fewer
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Paula Poundstone
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Robert Wuhl
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Beau Weaver
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Sissy Cargill
Woman (segment: The Windy War) Woman (segment: The Windy War)   See fewer
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Janice Davies
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Jennie Moffitt
Girl on Beach Girl on Beach   See fewer
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Joy Pankin
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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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Suanne Spoke
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Lee Ann Martin
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Sherri Stoner
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Kim Lonsdale
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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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Teenager Teenager   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.4 / 10 | 377 votes