Not Necessarily the News

HBO (ended 1986)


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  • First parody show I ever remember seeing.

    I'll admit, in 1983, I was seven. I can't claim that I remember enough of the show to prove it was one of the funniest sketch comedy / news parodies I've ever seen, but that's the way I remember it. Stupid skits, sophmoric behaviour, Snigglets, what more can you ask? I'd love to see more.

    The summary says it ran from 1983 to 1990, but the data at the top says it ran from 1983 to 1986. Is the descrepancy because HBO ran reruns for the remaining years?
  • A very funny news satire much like Weekend News on SNL.

    A very funny news satire much like Weekend News on SNL. As is normal with good television shows, this one did not last long enough. This is a show that I would suggest watching if you get the chance. Check the bargain bins at Wal-Mart, the online movies sites ( and such) and all of the cable channels that run old shows. Nick at Nite and TV Land are great for theses kind of shows. They will even do a week long spot for shows that only had 6 or so episodes. Then you have your super stations. They run a bunch of old shows too. All in all a pretty good show that did not get a good enough chance. Sometimes it is a simple as the show it is up against. Look at Law & Order. It is one of the longest running shows on TV. They moved it to go up against Lost. After about 2 weeks of getting pounded in the ratings it was moved back to it's original time slot. Shows like this should be given more of an opportunity.