Funny / Broadcast News

  • Aaron's classic attack of flop sweats when anchoring the news.
    Producer: This is more than Nixon ever sweated.
    • When Aaron tells Jane about how bad he was, getting calls from viewers.
      Jane: People called in complaining about your sweating?
      Aaron: No, nice calls, worried that I was having a heart attack.
    • Tom, who taped the show, doesn't help.
      Jane: It wasn't unprecedented, was it?!
      Tom: (chuckling) Not unless you count Singin' in the Rain.
  • Aaron's 'Devil' speech to Jane. You know the one.
    Aaron Altman: I know you care about him. I've never seen you like this about anyone, so please don't take it wrong when I tell you that I believe that Tom, while a very nice guy, is the Devil.
    Jane Craig: This isn't friendship.
    Aaron Altman: What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he's around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red, pointy tail. No. I'm semi-serious here. He will look attractive and he will be nice and helpful and he will get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation and he will never do an evil thing... he will just bit by little bit lower standards where they are important. Just coax along flash over substance... Just a tiny bit. And he will talk about all of us really being salesmen. And he'll get all the great women.
  • This exchange:
    Aaron: Wouldn't this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive? If needy were a turn-on?
    Jane: Call me if you get weird.
  • Big finish!
  • The entire scene getting a tape to the studio, from Jane's nervous "Bobbybobbybobbybobbybobbybobbybobbybobbybobby...!" to Blair's "obstacle course" run to the studio.
    Blair: (smugly after getting the tape to air on time) Fellas...