But I digress. As they outro, Casey reminds the viewers that it's "Day 6" of the CSC "fire sale" and is offering the network to any viewers with four or five billion dollars, and that's kind of funny. How weird was it that, days after the episode of Sports Night where the sale was announced, my parent company announced that its newspapers were up for sale? All I can suggest is that Sorkin knew it was coming and worked that into his plotline on the show, so the selling of Continental Corp. was a predictive shout-out to me. The guys end the show, and we hear Natalie say "good show," and Dana asks, "Who wrote the Rocker joke?" like "joke" is a bit of an overstatement, and so is "wrote" for that matter, and it sounds like she's giggling a little, and of course both Dan and Casey lay claim to it. And the two of them argue, and Casey says Dan suggested it but he refined it, and Dan clarifies, "You typed it!" as I pray for a quick death and start to wonder why I missed this show, although Dan and Casey both make this two-handed palms-out gesture at the same time with this "give me a break" look on their faces, which was funny. Dana wants to see them, and now Jeremy says he gave them the Rocker joke, so then Natalie says she gave it to them. Dana looks like she's losing patience almost as quickly as I am. Jeremy concedes that Natalie suggested doing a joke about Rocker but that's not the same as doing it, and why I am noting the excruciating minutiae of this stupid sorry excuse for a bit is beyond me. Dana tells Dan and Casey to come with her and walks into the hall, and Jeremy is still going on about who gets credit for the joke, and we find out that Jeremy said they should call Rocker a doofus and then he and Natalie disagreed on the spelling of doofus, and it is at this point that I am contemplating stabbing myself in the ears to avoid listening to this. Then they are joined in the hall by Dan and Casey, and we learn that Dan agreed they should call him a doofus and that Casey added "big honkin'," and Jeremy is proud of this "team effort." I don't know which is sadder -- that it took FOUR of these guys to come up with seven words, or that all four of them would bicker over the credit for that so-called joke. Dana decides to shut everybody up by pointing out that Time-Warner owns the Atlanta Braves and is one of the potential bidders for CSC, and I wonder if maybe Dana would like to start making journalistic compromises to appease potential advertisers as well, and I wonder if this story is going to be at all affected by the Disney/Time-Warner dispute, but at any rate, it's not unlike Dan and Casey to poke fun at people on the air, so I find it sad that Dana is chastising them now in case Time-Warner gets all huffy about them calling Rocker a doofus. She dresses them down for a while and says it was sophomoric and stupid, and it was, but that should be the only reason she gives them flak for it.
Episode Report CardDaniel: B+ | 1068 USERS: C+
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