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Old 12-04-06, 05:08 PM
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - "The Christmas Show" - 12/04/06

"The Christmas Show"
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Matt is determined to bring the Christmas spirit to Los Angeles with the holiday show; Danny struggles with his true feelings for Jordan.
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Old 12-04-06, 05:12 PM
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Since when does Danny have feelings for Jordan?
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Old 12-04-06, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by John_Shil
Since when does Danny have feelings for Jordan?
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Since he got her pregnant.

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Old 12-04-06, 06:25 PM
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Man, that better not be a spoiler or you're going to be hating life in this thread.
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Old 12-04-06, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy James
Man, that better not be a spoiler or you're going to be hating life in this thread.
oh.. well its not. spoilerized just in case my wild imagination somehow comes true.
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Old 12-04-06, 06:29 PM
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Good choice. I personally seek out spoilers, but they get a little crazy around here as I'm sure you've seen.
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Old 12-04-06, 07:18 PM
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The last 4 minutes
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brought tears from my eyes.
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Very good episode
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Very good episode
That only 7.4 million people watched, versus the 23 million that watched CSi: Miami.
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Old 12-04-06, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Patman
The last 4 minutes
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brought tears from my eyes.
Very moving for me. I figured the musicians would get to play by themselves, but I wasn't expecting the images onscreen. Loved how they intercut it with Jordan eating.

Sarah Paulson was looking damn good in that Santa outfit.

The sketch mocking Dateline was absolutely hilarious. Nate had Chris' mannerisms down pat.

I wish the promos hadn't spoiled Cal busting the table in half with the coconut. That was hilarious.
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Old 12-04-06, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by zekeburger1979
The sketch mocking Dateline was absolutely hilarious. Nate had Chris' mannerisms down pat.
SNL should have thought of that skit sketch first.
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Old 12-04-06, 10:36 PM
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Yeah I was thinking the same thing (SNL should have gotten it first), the Dateline sketch was excellent.
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Old 12-04-06, 10:39 PM
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Jordan's stuffed mouth look when Danny finally reveals his feelings for her was priceless.

Jack seemed too passionate for the FCC issue given what we know of him, but I'm willing to roll with it.
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Old 12-04-06, 10:45 PM
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Danny telling Jordan...


Simple. Effective. Powerful.

The show continues to hit almost every note. It has gone from "not a bad effort" to "something witty that means the opposite of 'not a bad effort'."
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Old 12-04-06, 10:46 PM
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This episode illustrates that Aaron has got all the characters down and firing on all thrusters now.

This episode was, so far, the best one yet and did not have a klunker in all 44 minutes.

Thank goodness that I did NOT see the commercial with the coconut/table because I woke people up when I laughed out loud.

And even though it was really sweet, I also laughed out loud at Danny's "I'm coming for you" speech. It's ALMOST a stretch for Danny to be falling for Jordan, but it's not too bad. She IS an intellectual, as is Danny (aren't they all on this show?) and he respects some of her business choices so he liked her mind first. Secondly, she's hot. Third, she's pregnant with no father and I suspect that Danny wants to be a protector and she's the prime candidate.

All of this is probably screaming to the conclusion that she will lose the baby in the end, but who knows. I set odds at 2-1.

And yes the Dateline/Santa skit was funny, but they didn't play it out. Like most things on SNL the setup is promising but they can't close it out. Studio 60 didn't have to conclude it.
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I liked this episode. I've been hoping since the pilot that they would do an anti-FCC storyline.

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wish the promos hadn't spoiled Cal busting the table in half with the coconut. That was hilarious.
They bought a truckload of coconuts?? Couldn't they have just bought a whole lot of bagged, shredded coconut?

I would have preferred Jeannie in the Santa outfit.

The Dateline sketch was actually funny
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That's the other thing, this was one of the first episodes where I authentically gave a damn about the characters, and from beginning to end.
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Old 12-04-06, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Patman
Jordan's stuffed mouth look when Danny finally reveals his feelings for her was priceless.
That was my favorite shot of the episode.

Very good episode.
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The dateline sketch actually got an audible laugh from me. I don't watch the show for the humor, but it was still nice to see one of the sketches deliver.

Also the karate coconut table breaking scene was funny too!

Glad to see this show get it together. That was a really nice hour of tv. The last 4 minutes moved me too.
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Originally Posted by MadMark
I liked this episode. I've been hoping since the pilot that they would do an anti-FCC storyline.
They stacked the deck on us, though. If Sorkin had the courage of that position's convictions, it would have been that guy from the Cap1 commercials saying it on the air for no reason. That's what the FCC has by and large jumped on, not a startled Marine saying something you'd hope every reasonable person knows he can't be faulted for.

They bought a truckload of coconuts?? Couldn't they have just bought a whole lot of bagged, shredded coconut?
I think that was the purpose of the table-breaking scene. The guy who ordered them obviously didn't realize how tough the job would be.
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I'm enjoying the inter-action between Danny and Jordan.
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Old 12-05-06, 06:38 AM
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The Dateline thing was funnier than 99% of the stuff SNL has had on the air this year. They need to steal this sketch.

I know it isn't a huge deal, but the 13 year age difference (according the IMDB) between Peet and Whitford makes their pairing a bit strange to me.
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Originally Posted by movieking
The Dateline thing was funnier than 99% of the stuff SNL has had on the air this year. They need to steal this sketch.

I know it isn't a huge deal, but the 13 year age difference (according the IMDB) between Peet and Whitford makes their pairing a bit strange to me.

My parents were 10 years apart and you'd never really know it unless you asked.
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Absolutely great episode!

And the last 4 minutes were just wow.

Anyone know who the trumpet player is? He's amazingly good
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Best damn episode yet.
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