Back from commercial, Jeremy walks into an editing room where Danny is working on the "AL East thing," like YAWN, the Yankees will finish first, the Red Sox will finish second and the Blue Jays will ride Delgado's bat into a wild-card spot and catch fire in the postseason, only to lose to the 2000 World Series champs, the Montreal Expos. You heard it here first. ["Something else you'll have heard here first: BWA HA HAAAA! The Expos! Oh, boy, that's a good one. That Daniel, always joking around. Whew! 'The 2000 World Series champs, the Montreal Expos.' I'll have to remember that one when Derek Jeter is mopping the floor with the Montreal bullpen." -- Sars] Anyway, Dan and Jeremy start talking about Passover and Dan asks if Jeremy is doing anything, but Jeremy has two shows to do so of course religion takes a back seat, and I think the spiritually-reborn Dana may want to give Jeremy a talking-to -- that is, if the writers remember she's spiritually reborn. Dan tells Jeremy that he and Will and Elliot are doing something between the shows, except he's making all these deprecating "it's nothing" noises and gestures. Jeremy's excited that they're going to have a seder. Dan says they're just going to break some matzo, say a prayer. He invites Jeremy with the caveat that it's not going to be a big deal. Jeremy wants to make it a big deal. Before I recap the rest of this storyline, I would like to say how nice it is to focus on Judaism instead of the Christianity-centric depictions we normally get around this time and in December, like endless Christmas and Easter specials, although I guess it's possible that the Jewish community might be glad their faith hasn't been commodified and caricatured to the extent that Christianity has, like Jesus' birth and resurrection are somehow transformed into Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, and I wish this episode had been a full hour, because the Seder Subplot was really well-done and I wanted to know more about Jewish Passover.
Episode Report CardDaniel: A- | 1273 USERS: C+
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