Up at the bar, Casey is talking to some redhead, and I have to say they find some excellent actors for these extras since it really appears that Casey's not boring her to tears. Dan horns in and wants to know what's going on, and we find out Casey's signing something for Redhead's boyfriend Joe, and I was really confused as to why Casey was signing something, and embarrassingly, it takes me a few minutes to realize that people might actually want these guys' autographs. By the time I finish cracking up, Redhead is gone. Dan settles onto the barstool and tries to bring up a potential job offer, but Casey doesn't really seem interested in talking about it. Dan says he wouldn't mind living in L.A. with the sunshine and the Pacific Ocean and driving around with the top down (which is apparently a negative for Casey, who points out he'd have to buy a car) and Laker girls. Casey doesn't think it's a good offer, and Dan points out that it's 11 p.m. and a million and a half more viewers and Dana would be the executive director. Dan then says another plus is the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra with Mr. X at the podium, and I wrote "Mr. X" because it's a Finnish name that I won't even attempt to embarrass myself by attempting to spell since I've never heard his name before, and not that I claim to know who waves the baton at most orchestras around the US, but I scoff at the notion that both of these sports-show anchors know the conductor from Helsinki at the L.A. Philharmonic, like Sorkin has these guys speaking with a greater level of cultural awareness than half the people on his other show, The West Wing. And maybe it is a possibility that Dan and Casey know who Mr. X is, but I like their dialogue more when the cast tosses around obscure sports trivia, like the Marquis of Queensberry rules for boxing, than when it's references to Finnish orchestra conductors and Israeli violinists. ["The first time I read that sentence, I thought Daniel had written 'the Marquis of Quisenberry,' and I thought to myself, 'Now that's trivia -- Quiz got knighted? You'd think they'd mention that somewhere in Total Baseball.' Okay, sorry." -- Sars] Long pause while these guys contemplate the L.A. PHILHARMONIC for God's sake. Then Dan points out it's a better job than the one they have now and he doesn't think they're going to have these jobs much longer. Casey wants to cross that bridge when they come to it.
Episode Report CardDaniel: B+ | 1068 USERS: C+
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