“Halloween” (October 30, 1996)

Considering that every other major Must See TV sitcom did at least one gay episode, it’s surprising that NewsRadio didn’t — especially when you consider the fact that its lead actor, Dave Foley, jumped straight to NBC from Kids in the Hall, which experimented with gender and sexuality a lot more freely. This episode was as close as we could find to a real gay episode. And while it does feature Dave Foley donning drag once again, there’s a lot more weird stuff going on, including Phil Hartman’s character getting a premonition of his own death — about a year and a half before he’d die in real life. All this plus Andy Dick and Joe Rogan! Yeah, this is a weird episode!


Uproxx’s oral history of NewsRadio

The interview where the NewsRadio creator compares Must See TV Thursdays to a “shit sandwich”


Dave Foley in Anne of Avonlea


American Hysteria, the podcast all about moral panics, urban legends and  conspiracy theories — and how they shape culture.

The Science Versus episode on Joe Rogan

The Astonishing Legends episode on the alien autopsy video

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan.

This is a TableCakes podcast.