Back at the desk, Dan is pretending that he still would have picked Casey if he'd picked first. Casey isn't having it and Dan admits that he needed Dave for "nineteenth-century French philosophers" and "hip-hop" and, ooh, Sorkin is tantalizing us with dribs and drabs of information about this so-called game! Casey defends his knowledge of hip-hop, which I won't bother with. Then he tells Allison, his Sideburn Checker, that he knows hip-hop, and even Allison, a less-then-tertiary Tertiary Character (symbol: "<TC") doesn't fall for it. Jeremy comes by to drop off some script and asks them if they're playing "Celebrities" (it has a name!) tonight. Dan, rather immaturely, pretends that he doesn't know for sure. Jeremy says, "This sucks, you know that?" and Casey and Dan defend ditching Jeremy because it's "Natalie's thing," and Jeremy seems kind of ticked but accepts it. After he leaves, Casey and Dan admit that he's got a fair point, and that things are getting a little uncomfortable. Casey goes into his Casey's Pearls of Wisdom voice and says, "This is why I discourage fraternization in the office," and I want to point out to Casey that it was Dana who discouraged him from fraternizationing her in the office, but my namesake does it for me. They exhume the Dana-Casey Love Saga corpse for a bit until Dan changes the subject and starts talking about how excited he is for this game tonight. As am I! Nineteenth-century French philosophers! Hip-hop! Yehudi Menuhin! Whee! Anyway, the two anchorknobs get all excited about how they're going to kick ass. Apparently, Natalie has beaten Dan one too many times in this game we've never seen before, and he wants to "reclaim [his] manhood." How sad is that? Casey figures it's "payback time for Dana." What? What does that even mean? THEN the two of them get all conspiratorial and admit that they wouldn't say it publicly, but that they are smarter than everybody else. Then of course we get the classic cut to Dana leaning into her microphone to remind these chuckleheads that they're miked. "When is it going to dawn on the two of you that we can hear everything you're saying?" I guess whenever Sorkin gets tired of using this gag. With hilarious results! Commercials.
Danny walks into Isaac's office to tell him that they're going to get started in a few minutes. Isaac starts singing a song: "I like New York in June, how about you?" but Dan has no idea what Isaac is talking about, and Isaac explains that it was a song written in 1940 for a movie called Babes on Broadway, which my Videohound tells me starred Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland putting on a show to save a settlement house, so I immediately wrote down Babes on Broadway on my "Do Not Rent This. Ever" list. Isaac wants Dan to ask him another song, but Dan tells him that the game they're going to play has nothing to do with song titles, like, let him have his little moment for Christ's sake, Dan. Isaac explains that he has a comprehensive command of American musicals, but most people don't know that about him, which I translate into "the writers only just pulled this little character quirk out of their collective ass." Dan is nervous about Isaac's ability to play the game, since he's trying to reclaim his manhood and all. Isaac insists Dan pick another song to quiz him, Dan refuses, Isaac insists, Dan comes out with "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?" which sounds like a made-up song title to me, but my knowledge of musicals begins and ends with Kermit the Frog singing "The Rainbow Connection." Isaac doesn't know this song and it's going to "bug the crap" out of him. Nice going, Dan. Dan leaves as Isaac tries in vain to come up with the song.