The next day, in Dan and Casey's office, Natalie tells Danny that she spoke to building maintenance about the air conditioning and they're sending someone up. "That's good, um, but the problem we're having in the studio is with the heat," says Dan. Casey laughs and Natalie swears. She starts to run out, all flustered. Dan asks if she wants to sit down for a bit, shoot the breeze. She says, "I can't shoot the breeze right now, I have to do my job. Or do you think it's just safer for everybody if I don't do anything?" Casey says no, and Natalie continues, "My two anchors are going to die of hypothermia on the air, but that's okay, no problem, because Natalie's a little distracted!" Then she says she's not distracted and she can do her job, and she says again that she has to get the heat fixed. As she leaves, Dan calls after her, "Also, if you see Casey" -- Casey glances up, confused -- "tell him to lighten up on Rostankowski." Casey rolls his eyes. Dan then pretends to see Casey for the first time and tells him himself. Casey gets all snitty and says he stands by his position and that he's doing his job. "I do it proudly, I do it vigorously, and I do it for the following three reasons," he says. "Here come the table of contents," says Dan, employing less-than-stellar subject-verb agreement. Casey makes that "so what" gesture that anal people make when someone calls them on their analness and says, "I like to organize my thoughts." Then he asks Dan why he's looking at a dictionary, because I guess it's really unusual that a guy who does a lot of writing might occasionally check a dictionary. Dan says he doesn't think "pundit" means what Casey thinks it means. This is so pointless. "Pundit" is one of those words that are only ever used by the media, much like "blaze" when referring to a fire and "tony" when referring to an upscale neighbourhood. Each then accuses the other of not letting it go, like, I hope I grow up before I'm older than these two guys are. Casey points out that for two weeks Dan said Latrell Sprewell should not be allowed to play professional basketball again. Dan reminds Casey that there's a difference between making a bad call in a college football game and attempting to choke your coach (point: Dan). We also learn that Rostankowski coaches at Casey's alma mater. Casey all of a sudden gets really agitated and says, "We were this close to beating Miami." Dan suggests that Casey see a therapist.
Episode Report CardDaniel: B+ | 582 USERS: B-
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