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Old 10-22-06, 08:27 PM
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 10/23/06

"The Wrap Party"

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Jordan befriends the cast during an after-show party; Danny tries to get Matt's mind off Harriet; Simon wants to hire more black writers.


Since it doesn't air til tomorrow night for most of you, I'll spoilerize my thoughts

Spoiler:
Weakest episode so far in my opinion. The story with the vet just didn't land with me. Actually none of the plotlines landed with me, although I found the Jordan storyline kinda funny. There was virtually no Danny. At least Lauren Graham got a whole two or three lines in this episode. LOLed at Matt asking Lauren to pass on his phone number to the chick who plays her daughter on the show as well


Rumoured spoiler for upcoming episodes:

Spoiler:
Amanda Peet's pregnancy is getting written into the show
Old 10-22-06, 11:04 PM
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For us in the US, I believe this week's episode is being bumped for Friday Night Lights.
Old 10-22-06, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
For us in the US, I believe this week's episode is being bumped for Friday Night Lights.
No, this episode is airing tomorrow night. Friday Night Lights is bumping Studio 60 NEXT Monday (10/30), but a repeat of the pilot was scheduled for that week anyway.
Old 10-23-06, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by scott27
No, this episode is airing tomorrow night. Friday Night Lights is bumping Studio 60 NEXT Monday (10/30), but a repeat of the pilot was scheduled for that week anyway.
Thanks for the clarification
Old 10-23-06, 12:27 PM
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I agree with movieking - weakest episode yet...still some mildly entertaining stuff (LG was great) but not much of a plot to drive this one... still, I'll take average Sorkin over half of what's on other shows.

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Old 10-23-06, 12:59 PM
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I'm totally confused. At nbc.com they still say there's a new episode tonight.
Old 10-23-06, 03:31 PM
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there is a new episode tonight. NEXT WEEK friday night lights takes over the time slot.

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Old 10-23-06, 07:26 PM
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I sort of got chills at the very end of the episode. Overall, it focused on the characters, which wasn't a bad thing.
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"But your little brother is STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF AFGHANISTAN!"


Gimme a fuckin' break.
Old 10-23-06, 10:33 PM
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I like tipsy Jordan.
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Who's the woman who plays Nate Corddry's mother? I know I've seen her before ...

Edit: Never mind ... I figured it out. She's one of those character actors who's been on everything. Her name is Nancy Lenehan. She's Earl's Mother on My Name is Earl.

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Old 10-23-06, 11:05 PM
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A 50-year old white middle class Joe Sixpack has never heard of "Who's on 1st" nor Abbott & Costello.

I make light of carbon blobs, but Mr. Sorkin took it to a new level.

I had a glimmer of interest in this show after last week's episode but this one was a total yawner.
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I loved this episode. The stuff with Corddry's dad was heavy-handed, but everything else was great. The one thing I wanted most out of this show was for Sorkin to bring his love and reverence for television history to the forefront, and we got a lot of that tonight plus some good character development. Tipsy friendless Jordan is hilarious.

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yea, it was kind of a yawner, save for Lauren Graham's 3 lines.

I did like the exchange between Matt, DL, and the guy they hired.
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my favorite episode thus far
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I'm with Patman and das. Damn good episode if you ask me. Eli Wallach was terrific as the "freshman" comedy writer.

Was Aaron mixing and matching NBC, CBS, and ABC's early history to create NBS' or did he steal one specifically?

Loved Matt's reactions to the three cocktail waitresses. MP can do facial reactions like none other.

I can buy a middle age J6P not knowing Abbot and Costello. I met a girl at college a couple of years ago who had never used the Internet before. Of course, she blames me for her addiction.
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My wife and I agree with das and Lunatikk, we really liked this episode. Although it was kind of slow, we got to see the innerworkings of some of the characters and see the other side of the show (the after party).

The only thing I couldn't wrap my head around were the three chicks that Danny was showing around. Why were they there?
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The only thing I couldn't wrap my head around were the three chicks that Danny was showing around. Why were they there?
To get Matt's mind off of the fact that he just almost kissed Harriet. Treasure was the best looking one of the three, IMHO.
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Originally Posted by zekeburger1979

I can buy a middle age J6P not knowing Abbot and Costello.
I can't. I really think it is unfathomable for someone of that demographic not to know Abbott & Costello or if not their names, the "Who's on First" skit, er, I mean sketch.
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Great episode, especially the parts with the blacklisted writer. I didn't realize that was Eli Wallach. I always forget that he's 40 years older than he was when he played Tuco.
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I thought it was very good, with the exception of the parents.

LG's 3 lines were great.

Peet must not have gotten the memo that she's supposed to keep the huge jacket between her belly and the camera at all times
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zekeburger1979

Treasure was the best looking one of the three, IMHO.
"Trinket".

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I can't. I really think it is unfathomable for someone of that demographic not to know Abbott & Costello or if not their names, the "Who's on First" skit, er, I mean sketch
I know for a fact two middle-aged J6Ps in my office are not familiar with it, because a year ago I tried to show them a parody of it, and they had no clue about the source material. Come on, House, you're my dependable Internet misanthrope. Don't fail me now.

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I really dug the episode. The whole Eli Wallach sub-plot was the best part of the episode for me.
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The show had some good moments.

Jack's delight over the acquisition of "Nations"
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I think it's interesting that half the people posting so far thought that this episode was really boring, and the other half thought it was the best so far.

Count me in the 2nd camp.

I loved this episode. We got an entire show without any of the lame "skit" elements, an absolutely great performance by Eli Wallach, Amanda Peet was really funny as drunk friendless Jordan, and the little subplot with Simon, Matt, and the new writer was really good as well. I hope they show more of the new writer too.

Am I the only one getting "Charlie" vibes from him? I know he doesn't look anything like Charlie from the West Wing, but the whole mentoring/apprenticeship that Charlie got from everyone on the West Wing seems similar to the type of role that Simon and Matt might have for the new guy. Just a thought...

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