Natalie invites Jeremy, and he says he'll catch up with them because he's writing to his sister Louise, who is a sophomore at Amherst. "You write letters?" says Dan. "I write to Louise," says Jeremy. "That's nice," says Casey, and because he can't stand it when everyone's not focused on him, he starts going on about how he never writes letters; he does everything by phone now. "My sister can't hear," says Jeremy, shutting Casey up. Then everyone recovers from the apparent shock of finding out one of their colleagues is actually related to a Deaf Person and tell him to come out later. Natalie asks if Jeremy wants her to keep him company. Damn, BACK OFF, Natalie; the dude's just writing a letter to his sister, not waiting for his biopsy results. He declines, and they have this awkward conversation about whether or not he needs stamps, and Casey has to butt in with some crap about how HE can never find stamps, and Dana reminds him that no one cares, but not soon enough for my liking, and I'd like to say that the hearing-deprived Louise isn't missing a thing around these idiots, especially since they return to the smoking-dog debate. Dan wants to know how they know the dog is a he. "'El Perro' is masculine," says Casey. Isn't Dan an Ivy League graduate? I didn't go to some high-falutin' school like Yale or Princeton or the DeVry Institute, but I know about masculine versus feminine words in the Romance languages, and I don't even speak Mexican. "Dear Louise," says Jeremy's voice-over as the opening sequence ends, so we know we're in for an episode that rips off all those M*A*S*H episodes where Radar O'Reilly wrote home.
Back from commercial, Jeremy's voiceover says "Dear Louise" again, because I guess not only is Louise deaf but she needs everything written out twice for her. He starts telling her about how much he loves this place and other boring stuff. "I've only been here three months but it feels a lot like home to me." The camera does this circular pan, and one of the computers actually has an "I (HEART) CURLING" sticker on it, which is kind of cool except it's probably sarcastic, like those "I (HEART) NY" bumper stickers and T-shirts that are so popular. He tells Louise about how the guys invited him out for drinks, and that's never happened before. Poor Jeremy! Well, he didn't fit in at his other jobs, so I guess this makes sense. Wait a minute -- it took the Sports Night crew three months to invite Jeremy out? What a bunch of assholes! Jeremy, apparently giddy from his new-found popularity, essentially blows off his own sister by telling her he wants to join them, so this will be a short letter. He goes on to tell her about the Sports Night crew, starting with Dan and Casey. Apparently, Louise asked about what Danny and Casey are like, and since he's blowing her off, he says he'll tell her all about them in person. "For now, I'll just say that, as impressive as they are on the air..." -- surprisingly, the laugh track doesn't kick in here. We also see on Jeremy's computer screen a letter with about ten times what his voice-over has said so far -- "...the thing that constantly amazes me is that the pressure of writing and performing a live show every night never gets to them."