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fr33manator
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Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?


All star cast.
Joe Rogan
Steven Root
Maura Tierney
Phil Hartman
Dave Foley
Andy Dick
Jon Lovitz

It’s dated and hard to find (I found a couple seasons streaming on crackle) but good comedy.

Kind of lost some chutzpah after Phil Hartman got murdered but still worth a watch.

Anyone know where I can find it streaming?


Ace Midnight
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
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Anyone know where I can find it streaming?


I have local copies.

It was my favorite "currently airing" show at the time Phil was murdered. I think Hartman was the only established name at the time the show came on. Nobody knew Rogan, Foley, Tierney or Dick before that and few knew Root.

I think it was in the same key as Archer - that kind of workplace humor. I thought the writing and acting were spot on, but obviously Hartman held the show together.

The show felt like a spiritual successor to WKRP, another underappreciated show, IMHO.

frick you, Andy Dick.
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
Watched it when it was on back in the day. Sadly, the show died when Phil Hartman passed.

Oh and Maura Tierney







MorbidTheClown
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
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Phil Hartman


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Joe Rogan


funny mf'ers

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Steven Root


also funny. went on to burn the building down


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Maura Tierney


sexy mf'er


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TigerMyth36
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
Bill...I stole your cane.


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shinerfan
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
Don't forget the great Patrick Warburton.


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Wally Sparks
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
Still awesome 20 years later.


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Bench McElroy
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
Is it just me or does anybody not remember Joe Rogan's acting career at all? Before he became a MMA commentator, and podcast host, I just knew Rogan as the host of Fear Factor. Had no idea he was ever an actor.


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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
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I think Hartman was the only established name at the time the show came on. Nobody knew Rogan, Foley, Tierney or Dick before that and few knew Root.



you never watched kids in then hall?


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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
He never really was. Newsradio was his first real acting job.


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Ace Midnight
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
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you never watched kids in then hall?


I was familiar with the show, but didn't watch it. NewsRadio was supposed to showcase Foley and, to a lesser degree, Tierney. Hartman came in and stole the show.


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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
One of my favorite TV moments...Jimmy James' book reading where his book was translated from English, to Japanese, back to English.

Macho Business Donkey Wrestler

Super Karate Monkey Death Car


ETA...while I loved all of the characters...Jimmy James is, to this day, one of the funniest characters ever written.
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saintsfan22
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
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Is it just me or does anybody not remember Joe Rogan's acting career at all? Before he became a MMA commentator, and podcast host, I just knew Rogan as the host of Fear Factor. Had no idea he was ever an actor.


Joe Garrelli was basically just Joe Rogan so he was barely acting.


WG_Dawg
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
slight hijack but I remember when I was younger Newsradio and Just shoot me would always air back to back on whatever network it was, maybe USA, and I'd watch those while falling asleep.


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Brosef Stalin
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
The first few seasons with Phil Hartman was easily up there with Seinfeld as best sitcom of the 90s. Stephen Root is such a great actor in all these small roles he does. Been a fan of his since this show.


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Thurber
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
In those clips you also see Dave “Gruber” Allen and Brian Poshein. Loved newsradio. Great show


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fr33manator
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?

I always had a thing for Vicki Lewis, but I love redheads.

And yeah I totally forgot Patrick Warburton was in it too.

He’s great


udtiger
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
Absolutely loved that show.


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The Spleen
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
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I think Hartman was the only established name at the time the show came on. Nobody knew Rogan, Foley, Tierney or Dick before that and few knew Root.



Yeah, not really true. Maybe they weren't mainstream in Hollywood, but Andy Dick and Dave Foley were well known at the time. Dick was a regular on The Ben Stiller Show, and had several appearances in movies in the early 90's, and Dave Foley was known from his role on Kids In the Hall, and also appeared in a handful of early 90's movies.

I will say though that I was a stoner college student at the time and was way into a lot of those "undergound" type comedy sketch shows - Kids In the Hall, Mr Show(Foley was in at least one episode of it), Ben Stiller Show, SCTV(not a 90's show, but reruns were on TV a lot back then), etc. So maybe my perception is off.


Bamatab
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re: Newsradio is woefully underappreciated. Any other fans?
I loved this show when it came on. I watched it when it originally aired, but never really caught the reruns (like with Seinfeld or Friends), so I bet if I did a rewatch now it would almost be like watching it anew.

Is it on any of the steaming services?


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