Casey: (to staff members) ...I'm known in some parts for my first date. In certain parts. I have a rep. There's such a thing as street cred. Dan...
Daniel: Listen to this.
Casey: Tell them about my street cred.
Casey: Tell them about my rep.
Daniel: You don't have a rep. You don't have street cred. Your last date was 14 years ago, and you ended up with a marriage and a divorce.
Dana: What are you doing?
Sam Donovan: It's gonna be helpful if you get used to not asking that question.
Daniel: Hang on. You can't just come in here and start dictating policy. Now, we're ready to work with you as long as you understand that this is our show, and we feel we do it well. You should also bear in mind that Dana doesn't stand alone here. Unless you want your first action as consultant to cause a full-staff walkout, including the on-air talent and producers, I'd downshift a little.
Sam Donovan: You shouldn't think that just because I'm looking at you while you're talking to me that I'm necessarily listening to or caring about what you're saying. It's just something I do to be polite. I was lying on a beach in Bali. I got a phone call. I got on a plane for 14 hours. I was hired to raise this show's audience share 3 points. Just between you and me, I'm gonna raise it three and a half. I'm not lacking in confidence as far as that's concerned, and because of that, I can say this -- I honestly don't give a damn if any of you work here or not.
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Dana: I'm not going to like you very much, am I?
Sam Donovan: Oh, don't be ridiculous, Dana. Everybody likes me.