Not Necessarily the News (1982–1990)

TV Series   |  Comedy

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An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.

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John Moffitt

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21 October 2008 | Seanh76
brings back nostalgic memories of early-mid eighties
This was back in the day just around the rise of VHS/beta. SO HBO was still the premier channel to get latest release, which at that time was about three years after box release. This show did a lot of dubbing and re-editing so that political figures were saying comedic lines. The sniglet series was also hilarious, and Rich Hall wrote several books containing sniglets. For example, he gave a definition to the act of shaking out only two pills from a bottle, and defined the dirt that the vacuum cleaner can't get at the edge of the floorboard. There were also commercial parodies, one for a hearing aid which drowned out yelling wives and grandchildren. A great show and was not only ahead of its time compared to the daily show, but funnier, too.

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