Back to Abby's office, who says Mike Powell has the long jump record. Dan's not all that impressed she knows it, and asks her who held it before Powell. She doesn't know. The answer is Bob Beamon. I know it says so later in the show, but I really did know that. Truth be told, I'd have had a harder time coming up with Mike Powell, since Beamon held the record forever. Abby says, "So the world has to wait until tonight to find out if your guy did it," and Dan says, "Not the whole world, just this half of it," which is ridiculous, considering all the other choices a track enthusiast might have to get the information, including radio, the Internet or how about CSC's competitors, pretty much all of which get much higher ratings than CSC? I doubt too many track fans will be tuning in almost 24 hours with bated breath to find out if Oscar broke the record. Abby has her rather nice legs up on her desk. More back-and-forth about whether Dan needs a session or not. Dan finds out he's paying for today anyway, since he didn't give 24 hours' notice, which he says is a bit of a turnoff and Abby says, "The last thing I want to do is turn you on." Maybe you should keep those legs off the desk, Betty Grable, that isn't exactly an ankle-length skirt you have on there. Then Dan says, "Speaking of getting turned on..." and segues into the recap of the Jeremy Does Jenny storyline (Abby already knows the SN cast of characters). "Jeremy's in love with an adult film actress," says Dan. "A porn star?" asks Abby. "I believe they prefer to be called adult film actresses," says Dan, and this is a joke we have to hear about 600 more times over tonight's episode, so let me just say this: "Sanitation expert and a maintenance engineer/A garbageman, a janitor and you, my dear." I know Westerberg was singing about stewardesses, not porn stars, but it's in keeping with the whole "prefers to be called" vibe.
Episode Report CardDaniel: B | 786 USERS: C+
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