Now we go to Dana's office. As glad as I am that Sam's departure didn't send Dana into a dizzying neurotic tailspin, I do find it odd that he is not mentioned at all in this episode. Dana is bustling. Bustle, bustle! Casey comes in while the camera does this full 360-degree revolution. "You sent for me?" says Casey, who thinks that Dana enjoys sending for him, and Dana admits that she does. Casey sits on Dana's desk. I hate it when people plunk their asses down on my desk (unless invited to do so by me). I mean, that's where I have to work. Casey says, "I want to warn you that your neurosis-riddled female power plays aren't going to get you what you want" all smugly until Dana points out, "I sent for you, you're here." Game, set and match for Dana. Anyway, she brought Casey in to tell him that he has been named the ninety-second most influential person in sports. If I were Casey I'd be bagging on this game of Celebrities to go update my résumé with that little accomplishment. Casey makes the (not unreasonable) mistake of thinking that he and Dan are on there together, and he's a little chagrined that they're only ninety-second and that they should be at least sixty-fifth and "that's being conservative," like what kind of idiot would actually count out sixty-four more influential people. Dana informs him that Dan is not on the list.
I wish you could see my television screen right now with the tape of this episode paused. Casey has one eye closed and one eye half open and he looks really stoned.