So Pete walks into the office and Dan blames Casey for whatever it is they might have done. Pete says they didn't do anything, but asks them to slow down just a bit when they say the name Kurt Schnitke. I'm not sure how the two of them can slow things down, they sound comatose on the air as it is. Pete needs to talk to Isaac, so it makes perfect sense that he came to Dan and Casey's office. He leaves and is collared by Dana, who wants to know what Dan and Casey did. He says they didn't do anything, and he's there to see Isaac. Dana wants to know what for and Pete says, "Well, I suppose if it was your business, I'd be here to see you." Heh. Dana sneers at what she sarcastically calls a "stunning comeback," but I thought it was pretty good. Dana will probably eventually do Pete too. She tells him to wait and pokes her head in Dan and Casey's office to ask them if they know about Jeremy and Natalie, and Dan wants to know what about them. Instead of taking the 0.3 seconds it would require to tell them "they broke up," Dana instructs the two of them to wait there. Dana's overreaction is really annoying me. People break up all the time, but the way Dana's acting, if I were Dan or Casey, I'd expect Dana to reveal that Jeremy and Natalie were killed in a car accident. Then Dan plays another joke on Casey, asking Dana to send up an exterminator because of all the bugs "crawling on the couch," and Casey completely falls for it. Dana tells them not to go anywhere again. Or maybe she was saying that to the audience, because we fade out to commercials. I know I'm not going anywhere! I can't wait to see what other shenanigans Urkel has in store for -- um -- hmmm. I guess my Sports Night = Family Matters analogy would work a little better if I could name one other character on that tool-of-the-devil show. Suffice it to say this plotline goes a long way toward proving that Sports Night is not a sitcom, since to be classified as a situational comedy, there ought to be some comedy involved. Right now, Sports Night is just a "sit."
Episode Report CardDaniel: B | 935 USERS: B-
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