WNYX News Director Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney) and eccentric billionaire station owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root) leave work so Mr. James can share with her the Secret of Management.
Pantomime. Lisa steps out of the building and walks to the limousine parked by the curb. Before she can get in, Mr. James stops her and points offscreen. We don’t see what he’s pointing to. Lisa looks, chuckles, and tries again to get into the limo. Mr. James grabs her and walks her to a dingy chopper with attached sidecar. No, not the limo - this is his ride.
What Made Me Laugh:
After the two put on their helmets, Mr. James tosses Lisa the keys and hops in the sidecar.
Thanks to Netflix, I’ve been watching the entire run of NewsRadio. There’s maybe a season and a half to go.
Not enough can be said about how this show is edited. The cut from the cold open to the opening credits is perfect every time. It always hits a beat before you think it should, amplifying the preceding punchline by barely acknowledging it.