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Critically acclaimed ShortRunner (1998-9) NBC SitCom, co-created by and starring (future Senator) Al Franken, about the quirky characters who work on a ''Nightline''-type news show. A little like ''SportsNight'', substituting neuroses for articulateness.

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Critically acclaimed ShortRunner (1998-9) NBC SitCom, co-created by and starring (future Senator) Al Franken, about the quirky characters who work on a ''Nightline''-type news show. A little like ''SportsNight'', ''Series/SportsNight'', substituting neuroses for articulateness.



* Expy: DanaCarvey appeared twice as Senator Crowl Pickens, an expy of the late Senator Strom Thurmond.

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* Expy: DanaCarvey {{Expy}}: Creator/DanaCarvey appeared twice as Senator Crowl Pickens, an expy of the late Senator Strom Thurmond.


Not to be confused with TheABC's late-night news program.

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Not to be confused with TheABC's Creator/TheABC's late-night news program.


* TheChewToy: The [[SaturdayNightLive ''Weekend Update'']] RunningGag of Al having bad things happen to him on reporting assignments gets carried over to this show

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* TheChewToy: The [[SaturdayNightLive ''Weekend Update'']] ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Weekend Update]]'' RunningGag of Al having bad things happen to him on reporting assignments gets carried over to this show


* TheChewToy: The [[SaturdayNight Live ''Weekend Update'']] RunningGag of Al having bad things happen to him on reporting assignments gets carried over to this show

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* TheChewToy: The [[SaturdayNight Live [[SaturdayNightLive ''Weekend Update'']] RunningGag of Al having bad things happen to him on reporting assignments gets carried over to this show


Critically acclaimed ShortRunner (1998-9) NBC SitCom, co-created by and starring Senator Al Franken, about the quirky characters who work on a ''Nightline''-type news show. A little like ''SportsNight'', substituting neuroses for articulateness.

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Critically acclaimed ShortRunner (1998-9) NBC SitCom, co-created by and starring Senator (future Senator) Al Franken, about the quirky characters who work on a ''Nightline''-type news show. A little like ''SportsNight'', substituting neuroses for articulateness.


Critically acclaimed ShortRunner (1998-9) NBC SitCom, co-created by and starring Al Franken, about the quirky characters who work on a ''Nightline''-type news show. A little like ''SportsNight'', substituting neuroses for articulateness.

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Critically acclaimed ShortRunner (1998-9) NBC SitCom, co-created by and starring Senator Al Franken, about the quirky characters who work on a ''Nightline''-type news show. A little like ''SportsNight'', substituting neuroses for articulateness.


Shortlived sitcom about the quirky characters who work on a ''Dateline''-type news show. Most of the characters were jerks. A little like ''SportsNight'', substituting neuroses for articulateness.

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Shortlived sitcom Critically acclaimed ShortRunner (1998-9) NBC SitCom, co-created by and starring Al Franken, about the quirky characters who work on a ''Dateline''-type ''Nightline''-type news show. Most of the characters were jerks.show. A little like ''SportsNight'', substituting neuroses for articulateness.



* AdamWesting: Some of the celebrity cameos, like arch-conservative talk radio host G. Gordon Liddy.
* TheCameo: Many political and media figures made appearances on the show.
* TheChewToy: The [[SaturdayNight Live ''Weekend Update'']] RunningGag of Al having bad things happen to him on reporting assignments gets carried over to this show



* FailureKnight - The [[SmallNameBigEgo Ted Baxter-ish]] newsanchor and his assistant.

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* Expy: DanaCarvey appeared twice as Senator Crowl Pickens, an expy of the late Senator Strom Thurmond.
* FailureKnight - The [[SmallNameBigEgo Ted Baxter-ish]] newsanchor and his assistant.assistant Mona.


* TheDanza - Sen. AlFranken as Al Freundlich.

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* TheDanza - Sen. AlFranken Creator/AlFranken as Al Freundlich.


* FailureKnight - The TedBaxter-ish newsanchor and his assistant.

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* FailureKnight - The TedBaxter-ish [[SmallNameBigEgo Ted Baxter-ish]] newsanchor and his assistant.


* TheDanza - Al Franken as Al Freundlich.

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* TheDanza - Al Franken Sen. AlFranken as Al Freundlich.


shortlived sitcom about the quirky characters who work on a Dateline-type news show. Most of the characters were jerks. A little like Sportsnight, substituting neuroses for articulateness.

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shortlived Shortlived sitcom about the quirky characters who work on a Dateline-type ''Dateline''-type news show. Most of the characters were jerks. A little like Sportsnight, ''SportsNight'', substituting neuroses for articulateness.




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Not to be confused with TheABC's late-night news program.

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