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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Christmas Show

With Christmas nearing, as well as the annual holiday Studio 60 episode, Matt sets himself on a personal mission to spread holiday cheer at the studio. Meanwhile, Danny is forced to confront his true feelings for Jordan.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 3TS060
Airdate: Monday December 04th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Dec 03, 2006
UK (MORE4) Oct 11, 2007

  • Currently 10/10
10/10 (4 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Edward Asner
As Wilson White

Guest Stars
Columbus Short
As Darius Hawthorne
John Mahon
As George
Josh Stamberg
As Luke Scott
Lucy Davis
As Lucy Kenwright
Mark McKinney
As Andy Mackinaw
Merritt Wever
As Suzanne
Nate Torrence
As Dylan
Ben Bode
As OB/GYN Doctor (as Ben Bodé)
Juan Garcia
As Network Attorney Ian
Scott Lawrence
As NBS Legal Counsel

Co-Guest Stars
William Stanford Davis
As Floor Manager
Kevin Eubanks
As Himself
Larry Stahoviak
As Assistant
Mimi Cozzens
As Mrs. White
Teresa Huang
As Nurse
Troy Michael Andrews
As Trumpet Player
Main Cast
Matthew Perry
As Matthew Albie
Bradley Whitford
As Danny Tripp
Amanda Peet
As Jordan McDeere
Sarah Paulson
As Harriet Hayes
D.L. Hughley
As Simon Stiles
Nathan Corddry
As Tom Jeter
Timothy Busfield
As Cal Shanley
Steven Weber
As Jack Rudolph
Episode Notes
Ratings: 7.4 million viewers

Guest Host: None featured.
Musical Guest: A Tipitina Foundation Band

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Sly & The Family StoneHot Fun in the Summertime 
TepstinaO Holy Night 
Troy Andrews QuintetThe First Noel 

Episode Quotes
Matt: Where did you go?
Danny: I went to a place called say it, say it, say it, I said it.
Matt: Okay.
Danny: Okay.
Matt: You were right you know.
Danny: About what?
Matt: We do live here now.
Danny: Merry Christmas.
Matt: Merry Christmas.

Matt: What?
Danny: Nothing.
Matt: Say it.
Danny: Nothing.
Matt: Just say it out loud.
Danny: Nothing.
Matt: Okay.

Danny: (to Jordan) I've been married twice before and I'm a recovering cocaine addict. And I know that's no woman's dream of a man, or of a father. Nonetheless, I believe I'm falling in love with you. If you want to run, I understand. But you better get a good head start, because I'm coming for you, Jordan.

Matt: What's he doing?
Cal: There'll be reindeer on the balcony. He's waving at them.
Matt: He's doing that Nazi salute.
Cal: Let's get rid of demented Santa Claus!

Tommy: See, Lucy, I'm sort of an astronomy buff.
Simon: Loser. The word is loser.

Danny: Why won't you tell me who the father is?
Jordan: You don't know him.
Danny: I don't want to know him.
Jordan: How do you know?
Danny: Beause if he was someone I wanted to know he'd be here.
Jordan: What makes you think I told him?
Danny: Because I do know you.

Matt: Danny, why were you at the doctor?
Danny: I wanted to be.

Doctor: There is a small chance we can determine the sex on ultrasound. Are you interested?
Jordan: No. Yes! No. Yes! No!
Danny: She’ll take yes. And, by the way, doc, if you don’t detect any maleness on the first pass, don’t necessarily assume it’s a girl. The biological father is only a fraction of a man to begin with.

Matt: They calculated number of homes with children and the average weight of two presents per child.
Danny: What did they come up with?
Matt: He'd need 214,200 reindeer pulling the sleigh weighing 321,000 tons at 3,000 times the speed of sound.

Simon: What'd you need?
Matt: Any Christmas ideas you might have.
Tom: There's no such thing as the star of Bethlehem.
Simon: Jesus was born in North Africa! How come in paintings it always looks like he's one of the Bee Gees?

Matt: How is it I'm Jewish, and I'm the only one with Christmas spirit? Come to think of it, how is it I'm in the only Jew in a comedy writer's room?

Cultural References
To Catch a Predator sketch

The To Catch a Predator sketch featured on the show is a reference to a story done by Dateline NBC in their "To Catch A Predator Today; Circle of Friends" episode. The episode featured hidden cameras capturing the events of internet predators lured into houses where they thought they were about to have sex with a young girl.

Suzanne: I called K-Earth 101.

KRTH at 101.1 FM, known as K-Earth, is an actual radio station in Los Angeles.

Episode References
Matt: You were right you know.
Danny: About what?
Matt: We do live here now.

In the "Pilot", Danny tells Matt that they live at the studio now.

Warning: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip season 1 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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