He runs into Isaac and whines that "Gordon is a more formidable foe than I suspected." Isaac doesn't care, though, and repeats his complaint that his daughter is dating a Republican. Isaac really got screwed in the plot department in this particular episode.
Casey joins Dan at the desk, where he is "looking for [his] talent." Still no luck with the writer's block. Casey tells him he needs to relax and sip his coffee. Yes, coffee, full of caffeine, nature's tranquilizer. As Dan takes a drink, Natalie comes up behind him and honks an air horn at him, causing him to, yes, spit his coffee all over the place. It's more of her stupid shock therapy. "Natalie, I don't have the hiccups," he says. She nods attentively, then grabs his glass water and splashes him in the face again. All right, that was funny. Casey busts a gut laughing. Someone on the Sports Night boards suggested this might have been improvised, and it does have that feel; Casey is laughing and looking off camera at someone, it looks like. It looks like a blooper outtake. Hell, it made ME laugh.
That night's show. The boys mention the Montreal Canadiens and even use the nickname "Les Habitants," but I'm still pissed at the catcher's-mitt thing so it's too little, too late, I'm afraid. During a commercial break, Dana is rude to Will and Chris. At the desk, Natalie warms the boys about a typo in the TelePrompTer; it's supposed to say "bulging disc," but the "s" is missing. And in case anyone misses how hilarious that would be, Casey reads the script and...d'oh! He almost said "bulging dick"! Now I get it!