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Jul 1, 2005 6:44 am

The Unappreciated Genius of News Radio

Now that Marc is gone, let’s lower the level of the discussion a little bit. Courtesy of Sportsguy’s intern, we get a site that reminds us that the most underrated show ever might have been News Radio. If you need a reminder, check out this site. And if it does not depress you too much to realize that the loss of Phil Hartman was the greatest tragedy in the history of comedy (and if you know Hartman's work from SNL, the Simpsons [Hi! I'm Troy McClure, and you might know me from such public service videos as"Designated Drivers, the Lifesaving Nerds" and"Phony Tornado Alarms Reduce Readiness."] and News Radio, you know what I mean), make sure to focus on the quotations from the show’s incomparable Bill McNeal. All of the quotation pages are absolutely worth your while, but you will hear Hartman's voice throughout his.

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Derek Charles Catsam - 7/1/2005

I must have giggled out loud five or six times, maybe more, in reading Bill's and Jimmy James' quotations pages. Just brilliant.

Greg Robinson - 7/1/2005

Great show. Hartman was genius and so was the character of Jimmy James.