History Series / Newsradio

17th Jun '18 5:12:21 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ActorAllusion:
** Dave dressing up as a woman for a Halloween episode was no surprise to anyone who knew of the many convincing female characters Dave Foley had played as a member of the all-male comedy troupe ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall''.
** In "The Trainer", the staff is shocked to find out that Dave is actually [[CanadaEh Canadian]]. Dave Foley is from Canada.
** "Bill's Autobiography" has a scene where Bill is given a tape recorder to write his thoughts for his autobiography, which includes a tape of Dave singing the song "A Horse with No Name" by Music/{{America}}. Creator/PhilHartman, during his time working as a graphic artist, designed three of that group's album covers; while his brother John was the band's manager.
** Joe Garrelli continually espoused his beliefs in conspiracy theories, such as man never landing on the moon; Joe Rogan is similarly known for his comments on conspiracy theories. In addition, Joe and Matthew once faced each other in a no-holds-barred ultimate fighting match and Joe would later attempt to teach Matthew and Max his homemade martial art, "Joe-Jitsu"; Rogan has been a martial artist for most of his life and started working for UltimateFightingChampionship in 1997, a year before [=NewsRadio=] went off the air.
** Lisa is revealed to originally be from Boston and has a strong Boston accent that she worked with a speech therapist to suppress; Maura Tierney is originally from Boston.
21st Mar '18 3:04:17 PM XFllo
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* StandardOfficeSetting: It takes place in a New York news radio station. Manager Dave Nelson has his own office, while the others work in an open workroom with desks and a communal table for staff meetings. (One episode has anchorman Bill [=McNeill=] install a cubicle for himself, which doesn't last.) There's also a broadcast booth behind soundproof glass and a break room (which was a control room in the pilot).
19th Mar '18 3:58:00 AM ChrisCmoney
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[[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), and, for the first three seasons, co-anchor SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.

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[[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), (Creator/StephenRoot), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), and, for the first three seasons, co-anchor SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.
18th Mar '18 7:36:54 AM SlyFoxDeveraux
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Dave Foley (''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'') starred as news director and OnlySaneMan Dave Nelson, whose co-workers included [[SmallNameBigEgo pompous anchorman]] Bill [=McNeil=] (Creator/PhilHartman), [[GoGetterGirl neurotic overachieving]] producer Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney)[[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), and, for the first three seasons, SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.

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Dave Foley (''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'') starred as news director and OnlySaneMan Dave Nelson, whose co-workers included [[SmallNameBigEgo pompous anchorman]] Bill [=McNeil=] (Creator/PhilHartman), [[GoGetterGirl neurotic overachieving]] producer Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney)[[TheDitz Tierney),
[[TheDitz
inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), and, for the first three seasons, co-anchor SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.
18th Mar '18 7:33:57 AM SlyFoxDeveraux
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Dave Foley (''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'') starred as news director and OnlySaneMan Dave Nelson, whose co-workers included [[SmallNameBigEgo pompous anchorman]] Bill [=McNeil=] (Creator/PhilHartman), , [[GoGetterGirl neurotic overachieving]] producer Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney)[[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), and, for the first three seasons, SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.

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Dave Foley (''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'') starred as news director and OnlySaneMan Dave Nelson, whose co-workers included [[SmallNameBigEgo pompous anchorman]] Bill [=McNeil=] (Creator/PhilHartman), , [[GoGetterGirl neurotic overachieving]] producer Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney)[[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), and, for the first three seasons, SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.
18th Mar '18 7:33:41 AM SlyFoxDeveraux
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Dave Foley (''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'') starred as news director and OnlySaneMan Dave Nelson, whose co-workers included [[SmallNameBigEgo pompous anchorman]] Bill [=McNeil=] (Creator/PhilHartman), [[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), [[GoGetterGirl neurotic overachiever]] Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney), and, for the first three seasons, SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.

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Dave Foley (''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'') starred as news director and OnlySaneMan Dave Nelson, whose co-workers included [[SmallNameBigEgo pompous anchorman]] Bill [=McNeil=] (Creator/PhilHartman), [[TheDitz , [[GoGetterGirl neurotic overachieving]] producer Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney)[[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), [[GoGetterGirl neurotic overachiever]] Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney), and, for the first three seasons, SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.
10th Mar '18 11:10:00 AM Mdumas43073
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Dave Foley (''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'') starred as news director and OnlySaneMan Dave Nelson, whose co-workers included SmallNameBigEgo anchorman Bill [=McNeil=] (Creator/PhilHartman), [[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), neurotic overachiever Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney), and, for the first three seasons, SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.

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Dave Foley (''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'') starred as news director and OnlySaneMan Dave Nelson, whose co-workers included SmallNameBigEgo anchorman [[SmallNameBigEgo pompous anchorman]] Bill [=McNeil=] (Creator/PhilHartman), [[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), [[GoGetterGirl neurotic overachiever overachiever]] Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney), and, for the first three seasons, SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.
10th Mar '18 10:36:10 AM Mdumas43073
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An octopus-black satire and WorkCom airing on Creator/{{NBC}} from 199599, set at a New York news-talk radio station and starring Dave Foley as news director and OnlySaneMan Dave Nelson, whose co-workers included SmallNameBigEgo anchorman Bill [=McNeil=] (Creator/PhilHartman), [[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), neurotic overachiever Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney), and, for the first three seasons, SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed).

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An octopus-black satire and WorkCom airing on Creator/{{NBC}} from 199599, set at a New York news-talk radio station and starring station.

Dave Foley (''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'') starred as news director and OnlySaneMan Dave Nelson, whose co-workers included SmallNameBigEgo anchorman Bill [=McNeil=] (Creator/PhilHartman), [[TheDitz inept roving reporter]] Matthew Brock (Creator/AndyDick), SassySecretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), EccentricMillionaire station-owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root), ConspiracyTheorist electrician and HomemadeInventions producer Joe Garelli (Creator/JoeRogan), neurotic overachiever Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney), and, for the first three seasons, SassyBlackWoman Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander, who left for a bigger role on ''Series/{{ER}}''; Tierney joined her after ''[=NewsRadio=]'' was axed).
axed). After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on for the final season as Bill's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Max Louis.



After Hartman's death, Creator/JonLovitz signed on as a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute.
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