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Desc:Almost painfully eighties sketch comedy with Rich Hall
Category:Classic TV Clips, Humor
Tags:HBO, 1980s, Rich Hall, sniglets
Submitted:Binro the Heretic
Date:12/02/14
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Old_Zircon
TRUE STORY: My dad invented a few of his own "sniglets" and sent them to HBO back in the mid 80s. I don't recall him getting any kind of response.
infinite zest
Funny stuff. I totally don't get the joke at 6:30 though. Maybe it's the quality of the video and I'm missing something?
EvilHomer
I think maybe it's one of those jokes that you won't get unless you know football?

What I want to know is if the homoerotic subtext of that whole sequence at 11:00 was intentional or not.

Old_Zircon
My gut reaction is always to assume that at least some of the people involved in making a sequence like that intend the homoeroticism, but the people from the network probably don't have any idea.

EvilHomer
In 1982, it might have slipped under the network suits' radar, but that skit is CLEARLY an allegory for a failing marriage between a closeted homosexual man and a increasingly desperate heterosexual woman.

baleen
I remember hating this show as a little baleen!
EvilHomer
Who the hell is Clark Gable?
Old_Zircon
Just swap in Robert Goulet and you'll understand.

EvilHomer
... who?!

EvilHomer
The only guy with a mustache that I know of is Burt Reynolds, that dude from Saints Row the Third.

John Holmes Motherfucker
Frankly, Homer, I don't give a damn.

EvilHomer
Oh, is Robert Goulet the guy from that movie? Gone With the Wind? He did have a mustache, now that I think about it.

John Holmes Motherfucker
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Hammer Falls
I did not know Not Necessarily the News was Stuart Pankin-less at any point. He apparently joined the year after this clip. Him and Rich Hall were the faces of this show in my memory.
sasazuka
Time to play "Write a Question and then check Wikipedia":

Is this an authorized American version of NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS from BBC?

Checks Wikipedia:

Yes.
Kabbage
26:00 This show is god fucking awful

Wow
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