As Seen on TV

The Pop-Culture Publicists

Bobbi Flekman played by Fran Drescher

Bobbi Flekman played by Fran Drescher. Image via Getty.

Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis)

Showbiz press agent, The Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Style: Machiavellian, sweaty

Mantra: “The cat’s in the bag and the bag’s in the river.”

Where he’d work in NYC: 5WPR

Norman Litkey (David Paymer)

Larry Sanders’s publicist, The Larry Sanders Show (1992-1998)

Style: Neurotic, shameless

Mantra: “Gentlemen, I’m wetting myself.”

Where he’d work in NYC: 42West

Bobbi Flekman (Fran Drescher)
Polymer Records PR, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Style: “Hostess with the mostess”

Mantra: “Money talks and bullshit walks.”

Where she’d work in NYC: Susan Blond Inc.

Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders)

Founder, Monsoon PR and Radical TV, Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012)

Style: Self-loathing yet self-obsessed

Mantra: “Lacroix, sweetie, Lacroix.”

Where she’d work in NYC: People’s Republic

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Samantha Jones played by Kim Cattrall

Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall)

Founder, Samantha Jones Management, Sex and the City (1998-2004)

Style: Unfiltered

Mantra: “The bad news is you’re fired. The good news is now I can fuck you.”

Where she’d work in NYC:  In-house marketing for a hookup app

Shauna Roberts (Debi Mazar)

Publicist for Vincent Chase, Entourage (2004-2011)

Style: “Vince’s West Coast mother”

Mantra: “You want to do fucking Kimmel, you come to me.”

Where she’d work in NYC: Peggy Siegal Company