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''Not Necessarily The News'' was a comedy program that aired on Creator/{{HBO}} from 1982 to 1990. Based on the British TV series ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'', political satire was the show's stock in trade, as the ensemble poked fun at the headlines of the times, not to mention the news media itself.

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''Not Necessarily The the News'' was a comedy program that aired on Creator/{{HBO}} from 1982 to 1990. Based on the British TV series ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'', political satire was the show's stock in trade, as the ensemble poked fun at the headlines of the times, not to mention the news media itself.


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The show is credited with starting or boosting the careers of Rich Hall, Jan Hooks, Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels, all of whom worked on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' after this show.

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The show is credited with starting or boosting the careers of Rich Hall, Jan Hooks, Conan O'Brien Creator/ConanOBrien and Greg Daniels, all of whom worked on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' after this show.


''Not Necessarily The News'' was a comedy program that aired on HBO from 1982 to 1990. Based on the British TV series ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'', political satire was the show's stock in trade, as the ensemble poked fun at the headlines of the times, not to mention the news media itself.

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''Not Necessarily The News'' was a comedy program that aired on HBO Creator/{{HBO}} from 1982 to 1990. Based on the British TV series ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'', political satire was the show's stock in trade, as the ensemble poked fun at the headlines of the times, not to mention the news media itself.


''Not Necessarily The News'' was a comedy program that aired on HBO from 1982 to 1990. Based on the British TV series ''NotTheNineOClockNews'', political satire was the show's stock in trade, as the ensemble poked fun at the headlines of the times, not to mention the news media itself.

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''Not Necessarily The News'' was a comedy program that aired on HBO from 1982 to 1990. Based on the British TV series ''NotTheNineOClockNews'', ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'', political satire was the show's stock in trade, as the ensemble poked fun at the headlines of the times, not to mention the news media itself.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot does not include the setting of the television news program. The show starts with the cast (dressed in casual clothes) sitting in a park watching some flying saucers landing, that actually contain food.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot pilot, ''Not Necessarily Television'', does not include the setting of the television news program. The show starts with the cast (dressed in casual clothes) sitting in a park watching some flying saucers landing, that actually contain food.



* ThisJustIn: Was a RunningGag in the pilot episode.

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* ThisJustIn: Was a RunningGag in the pilot episode.
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot does not include the setting of the television news program. The show starts with the cast sitting in a park watching some flying saucers landing, with aliens dressed in casual clothes.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot does not include the setting of the television news program. The show starts with the cast (dressed in casual clothes) sitting in a park watching some flying saucers landing, with aliens dressed in casual clothes.that actually contain food.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot does not include the setting of the television news program, the show start with the cast sitting in a park watching some flying saucers landing, dressed with casual clothes.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot does not include the setting of the television news program, the program. The show start starts with the cast sitting in a park watching some flying saucers landing, with aliens dressed with in casual clothes.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot does not include the setting of the television news program, the show start with the cast sitting in a park watching some flying saucers landing, dressed with casual clothes.


From 1982 to 1987, ''NNTN'' was structured like a sketch comedy interspersed with commercial parodies and satirized news items. Then, after a brief hiatus, the show returned in 1989 with a [[SaturdayNightLive "Weekend Update"]]-style format, centered on the news anchors but still containing humorous takes on the news and some fake commercials. Unfortunately, most of the audience's reaction was TheyChangedItNowItSucks, and the retooled ''NNTN'' was done after only one season.

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From 1982 to 1987, ''NNTN'' was structured like a sketch comedy interspersed with commercial parodies and satirized news items. Then, after a brief hiatus, the show returned in 1989 with a [[SaturdayNightLive [[Series/SaturdayNightLive "Weekend Update"]]-style format, centered on the news anchors but still containing humorous takes on the news and some fake commercials. Unfortunately, most of the audience's reaction was TheyChangedItNowItSucks, and the retooled ''NNTN'' was done after only one season.


* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: The "Bring Back [[RichardNixon DICK!]]" bits, used throughout the 1984 episodes.

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* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: The "Bring Back [[RichardNixon [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon DICK!]]" bits, used throughout the 1984 episodes.

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* TheEighties: And as such, much of the humor was at the expense of UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan.

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The show is credited with starting or boosting the careers of Rich Hall, Jan Hooks, Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels.

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The show is credited with starting or boosting the careers of Rich Hall, Jan Hooks, Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels.
Daniels, all of whom worked on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' after this show.


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