Picks and Pans Review: National Snoop

updated 08/22/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/22/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET)

In yet another attempt at spoofing news and newscasters, this uneven half-hour pilot tries to send up a tabloid-style TV news program. Comedians Phil Hartman, Catherine Bergstrom and Leonard Weinrib are funny as deadpan anchor-persons. There are a few good bits, particularly the "Dr. Joyce Brothers Stupidity Quiz," administered by Dr. J. herself. Some of the humor, however, is not exactly loads of laughs.

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