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Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 3TS051
Airdate: Monday September 25th, 2006

Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

Canada Sep 24, 2006

 
Guest Stars
John MahonJohn Mahon
As George
Recurring
John MahonJohn Mahon
As George
Recurring
Merritt WeverMerritt Wever
As Suzanne
Recurring
Simon HelbergSimon Helberg
As Alex Anderson
Recurring
Diana-Maria RivaDiana-Maria Riva
As Lily
Recurring
Wendy PhillipsWendy Phillips
As Shelly
Recurring
Ayda FieldAyda Field
As Jeannie Whatley
Recurring
Margaret EasleyMargaret Easley
As Constance Gower
Margaret EasleyMargaret Easley
As Constance Gower
Scott KlaceScott Klace
As Peter Goldman
Scott KlaceScott Klace
As Peter Goldman

Co-Guest Stars
Emiko PariseEmiko Parise
As Producer
Recurring
Wendle JosepherWendle Josepher
As Deb
Recurring
Wendle JosepherWendle Josepher
As Deb
Recurring
Amir TalaiAmir Talai
As Fred
Recurring
Amir TalaiAmir Talai
As Fred
Recurring
Chris HoganChris Hogan
As Hal
Recurring
Chris HoganChris Hogan
As Hal
Recurring
John EnnisJohn Ennis
As Denny
Recurring
John EnnisJohn Ennis
As Denny
Recurring
Nate TorrenceNate Torrence
As Dylan
Recurring
Nate TorrenceNate Torrence
As Dylan
Recurring
John CabreraJohn Cabrera
As Elliot
Recurring
John CabreraJohn Cabrera
As Elliot
Recurring
Camille ChenCamille Chen
As Samantha Li
Recurring
John F. CarpenterJohn F. Carpenter
As Herb Sheldon
Recurring
Mark Edward SmithMark Edward Smith
As Joe Reardon
Mark Edward SmithMark Edward Smith
As Joe Reardon
Robin KarfoRobin Karfo
As Gail Winslow
Jane YamamotoJane Yamamoto
As TV Reporter
Jane YamamotoJane Yamamoto
As TV Reporter
Bob JesserBob Jesser
As Bill
Michelle SyMichelle Sy
As Kathleen
Geoff StierGeoff Stier
As Mitch
Rick MarroquinRick Marroquin
As Himself
Main Cast
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Matthew Albie
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Matthew Albie
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
As Danny Tripp
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
As Danny Tripp
Amanda PeetAmanda Peet
As Jordan McDeere
Amanda PeetAmanda Peet
As Jordan McDeere
Sarah PaulsonSarah Paulson
As Harriet Hayes
Nathan CorddryNathan Corddry
As Tom Jeter
Nathan CorddryNathan Corddry
As Tom Jeter
Timothy BusfieldTimothy Busfield
As Cal Shanley
Steven WeberSteven Weber
As Jack Rudolph
Timothy BusfieldTimothy Busfield
As Cal Shanley
Steven WeberSteven Weber
As Jack Rudolph
Episode Notes
Ratings: 11.21 million viewers



Episode Quotes
Matt: One of the things this show does is decide what's cool, and I've just decided it's no longer cool for grown men to dress as if they're in junior high school.

Reporter: What is the division between the work?
Danny: Matt will do the work, I will take the credit.

Harriet: My mom used to say, "if Jesus is your copilot, you should trade seats".

Jordan: (on stage) They are irreverent, they are brilliant. They will make us laugh, they will make think, they will make us talk and they will make us proud.
Danny: Easy does it, lady.
Jordan: (on stage) They will return Studio 60 to its former glory as the flagship program of NBS And NBS will return to its former place as America's greatest broadcast network. And if you don't believe me, tune in Friday night at 11:30.
Danny: No.
Matt: By the way, this latest career move of ours?
Danny: Pretty stupid?
Matt: Yeah.
Jordan: (on stage) ...friends of mine, and old friends to the network, Matthew Albie and Danny Tripp.
(Matt and Danny step out onto the stage.)
Danny: (leaning over to whisper in Jordan's ear) Stick around okay? When we're done I need to choke you to death.
Jordan: You bet.

Danny: How's it going?
Matt: Good. Can the White Stripes play for an hour and a half?



Cultural References
Jack: (to Jordan) You know what, Mary? You've got spunk. I hate spunk.

Jack is quoting a classic line from The Mary Tyler Moore Show spoken by Lou Grant. Lou Grant was played by Ed Anser, who guest starred in the "Pilot" episode.

Matt: You know who did the best frat humor of all time?
Tom: Rudy Vallee.
Cal: Groucho Marx.
Danny: It was W. S. Gilbert.

Rudy Vallee is a singer and movie star popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Groucho Marx is a comedian known for his slap-stick humor and being part of the Marx Brothers. W. S. Gilbert is a writer who wrote several satirical operettas including H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance.

Matt: I'm not Blackwell or anything, but holy cow, what the hell are you guys wearing?

Richard Blackwell is popular critic noted for his yearly "ten worst dressed women" awards.

Jack: Jordan, I'm not sure that following Danny's rigorous honesty with a joke about being high was the way William Paley would've handled it.

William Paley was a CBS executive who helped build CBS from a small radio network to a leading television network.

Matt: I'd rather sit in Lorne Michaels' office.

Lorne Michaels is a producer for the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live.



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