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Matt develops an obsession for Italian opera that threatens their Friday deadline for the next show. Meanwhile, Danny tries to figure out why Jordan is avoiding him; Jack has a nervous breakdown; and the studio's lack of fruit raises questions among the cast and crew.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x21
Production Number: 3TS068
Airdate: Thursday June 21st, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Dec 13, 2007

Guest Stars
Ayda FieldAyda Field
As Jeannie Whatley
J.D. WalshJ.D. Walsh
As Doctor
James LesureJames Lesure
As Captain Boyle
Kari MatchettKari Matchett
As Mary Tate

Co-Guest Stars
Matt WeinholdMatt Weinhold
As Sketch Player
Kim TopperKim Topper
As Stacey

Jason AlexanderJason Alexander
As Himself
Martin SheenMartin Sheen
voiced Radio Host
Main Cast
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Matthew Albie
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
As Danny Tripp
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
Guest Host: Jenna Fischer (who does not appear)
Musical Guest: Gran Bel Fisher (who does not appear)

Amanda Peet (Jordan McDeere) does not appear in this episode.

Ratings: 4.42 million viewers

During the flashback, the guest host is Jason Alexander and musical guest is Sheryl Crow.

Martin Sheen, who provides the voice of the AM talk radio host, previously starred on the Aaron Sorkin series, The West Wing.

Episode Quotes
Jack: I’m standing here telling you, you’re never going to work again. Ever! You and Michael Richards can open a taco stand together.
Simon: Jack.
Jack: Yeah?
Simon: Fire me or shut the hell up.
Jack: He really doesn’t keep anything to drink in here?

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