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At an aftershow party, Jordan, tipsy after a few drinks, makes friends with the cast of the show. In order to get Matt\'s mind off of Harriet, Danny decides to hire three beautiful women. Meanwhile, Cal encounters a mysterious man backstage and Simon campaigns for more black writers.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x6
Production Number: 3TS055
Airdate: Monday October 23rd, 2006

Director: David Semel
Story: Melissa Myers
Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

Canada Oct 22, 2006

 
Special Guest Stars
Eli WallachEli Wallach
As Eli Winerowe
Eli WallachEli Wallach
As Eli Winerowe

Guest Stars
Ayda FieldAyda Field
As Jeannie Whatley
Recurring
Columbus ShortColumbus Short
As Darius
Recurring
Columbus ShortColumbus Short
As Darius
Recurring
Diana-Maria RivaDiana-Maria Riva
As Lily
Recurring
Lauren GrahamLauren Graham
As Herself
Recurring
Merritt WeverMerritt Wever
As Suzanne
Recurring
Merritt WeverMerritt Wever
As Suzanne
Recurring
Nate TorrenceNate Torrence
As Dylan
Recurring
Nate TorrenceNate Torrence
As Dylan
Recurring
Simon HelbergSimon Helberg
As Alex Anderson
Recurring
Simon HelbergSimon Helberg
As Alex Anderson
Recurring
Teddy SearsTeddy Sears
As Darren Wells
Recurring
Teddy SearsTeddy Sears
As Darren Wells
Recurring
Lauren GrahamLauren Graham
As Herself
Recurring
Mystro ClarkMystro Clark
As Willy Wilz
Nancy LenehanNancy Lenehan
As Mrs. Jeter
Nancy LenehanNancy Lenehan
As Mrs. Jeter
Randy OglesbyRandy Oglesby
As Mr. Jeter

Co-Guest Stars
Camille ChenCamille Chen
As Samantha Li
Recurring
Camille ChenCamille Chen
As Samantha Li
Recurring
Evan HandlerEvan Handler
As Ricky Tahoe
Recurring
Evan HandlerEvan Handler
As Ricky Tahoe
Recurring
Carlos JacottCarlos Jacott
As Ron Oswald
Recurring
Kirstin PierceKirstin Pierce
As Marilyn Rudolph
Recurring
Kirstin PierceKirstin Pierce
As Marilyn Rudolph
Recurring
Zeb NewmanZeb Newman
As Trevor
Recurring
Zeb NewmanZeb Newman
As Trevor
Recurring
Michael KostroffMichael Kostroff
As Langerfeld
Recurring
Main Cast
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
D.L. HughleyD.L. Hughley
As Simon Stiles
D.L. HughleyD.L. Hughley
As Simon Stiles
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: 7.7 million viewers

Guest Host: Lauren Graham
Musical Guest: Sting



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Nelly FurtadoPromiscuous (feat. Timbaland) 


Episode Quotes
Lauren Graham: Why did you cut my sketch?
Matt: It wasn’t funny
Lauren Graham: I thought it was funny.
Matt: I thought the writing was funny, but that you weren’t very good.
Lauren Graham: Really? Because I thought the writing was one unbearably long set up for a jingle.
Matt: And that’s why I cut the sketch, you were in a number of wonderful sketches tonight, including a hilarious send-up of your character on Calico Gals.
Lauren Graham: Gilmore Girls
Danny: I wrote it down for you.

Willy: Jeannie, you were 15 seconds long on Comedia, we had to steal it from News 60
Jeannie: I know, people laughed, I was as surprised as anybody
Willy: Try not to be funny; we’re doing a TV show
Jeannie: Got it.



Cultural References
Hollywood Ten

The Hollywood Ten were a group of writers and directors that were blacklisted during the 1940s and early 1950s during the Red Scare. The Hollywood Ten were: Alvah Bessie, Herbert J Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, Adrian Scott and Dalton Trumbo.



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