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A network focus group comes to the set, sending a scare through the cast and crew that the initial spike in the ratings after Matt and Danny took charge were just a fluke.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 3TS052
Airdate: Monday October 02nd, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 01, 2006

Guest Stars
Ayda FieldAyda Field
As Jeannie Whatley
John EnnisJohn Ennis
As Denny
Lucy DavisLucy Davis
As Lucy Kenwright
Michael HyattMichael Hyatt
As Maisie
Simon HelbergSimon Helberg
As Alex Anderson
Wendy PhillipsWendy Phillips
As Shelly
Rob NagleRob Nagle
As Moderator

Co-Guest Stars
Camille ChenCamille Chen
As Samantha Li
John F. CarpenterJohn F. Carpenter
As Herb Sheldon (as John F. Carpenter)
Kirstin PierceKirstin Pierce
As Marilyn Rudolph
Nate TorrenceNate Torrence
As Dylan
William Stanford DavisWilliam Stanford Davis
As Floor Manager
Bayani IsonBayani Ison
As Concierge
Tom AyersTom Ayers
As Participant

Rob ReinerRob Reiner
As Himself
Main Cast
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Matthew Albie
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
As Danny Tripp
Amanda PeetAmanda Peet
As Jordan McDeere
Sarah PaulsonSarah Paulson
As Harriet Hayes
D.L. HughleyD.L. Hughley
As Simon Stiles
Nathan CorddryNathan Corddry
As Tom Jeter
Timothy BusfieldTimothy Busfield
As Cal Shanley
Steven WeberSteven Weber
As Jack Rudolph
Episode Notes
Ratings: 9.05 million viewers

Guest Host: Rob Reiner
Musical Guest: Gwen Stefani (who does not appear in the episode)

During the focus group session, it's mentioned that All In The Family did poorly in focus groups. All In The Family starred Rob Reiner, who guest hosts in this episode, as Michael Stivic.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ananda ProjectAlguem 
Bebel GilbertoSem Contencao 
Dave MasonWill You Still Love Me Tomorrow 
Zero 7Throw It All Away 

Episode Quotes
Ron: Matt . . .
Matt: (about the power outage) Well, we need to find out why this is happening.
Ricky: Yep.
Matt: Electricity plays a pretty big part in what we do here.

Danny: Cal's guys are trying to figure out what's going on.
Matt: That's good, because everything we do here plugs into a socket.

(about the power outage)
Danny: Are they fixing it?
Cal: In a manner of speaking, yeah.
Danny: What does that mean?
Cal: They don't know how to fix it.
Danny: How much about this do I want to know?
Cal: As little as possible.
Danny: Okay.

Jordan: I'll be out of your way in a minute.
Matt: Sure, what do you need?
Danny: She wants us to make fun of her.
Matt: Okay, well, your teeth are pretty big.
Jordan: No.
Danny: She wants you know it's okay with her if you make fun of her arrest.
Jordan: Thanks, I can speak for myself.
Danny: Go ahead.
Jordan: My teeth are fine.
Matt: Okay.
Jordan: I'm saying you shouldn't give me special treatment.
Matt: No, because I wouldn't want anybody to think I was a pussy boy.
Jordan: You're a pussy boy?
Danny: Don't worry about it, I'll be around.

Cultural References
Jack: Thieves get rich and saints get shot.

Jack is quoting a line from the Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along. The line is featured in the song "Now You Know".

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