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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29 August 2013 | Syndog
10
| Excellent political satire without the bias!
Political satire of today has much to learn from Not Necessarily The News. The humor is generally steeped in topical humor pertaining to the politics of the Regan White House era, yet there are no golden calves, as they're not afraid to poke silly fun at both sides of the political aisle. They focus on being funny, rather than remaining politically correct.

Some of the highlights are Mitchell Laurance in his Phil Noir sketches, Rich Hall with his sniglets, and the many and sundry "commercials" the entire crew put together to break up the news stories. All of it wrapped up in a mock-up of serious newscasting. Brilliant stuff!

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