Back from commercial, Casey and Dan are interviewing Oscar about the jump and how much pressure is on him since "we all knew you were going to break the record in Atlanta, and of course, the death of your father on the eve of the Games kept you out of the competition..." I really love that "we all knew you were going to break the record" bit. It's too bad Dan and Casey didn't work the Atlanta Olympics, because if there was one thing those Games needed, it was biased, root root root for the home team coverage by American broadcasters. Anyway. Oscar blah blah blahs about pressure and how this is his last chance to break the record because he's 33 and his legs have stopped getting stronger. Or something. Casey says there are a lot of people here rooting for him, so "strap those wings on your feet and knock us dead." It's fine with me that the I'm assuming predominantly American cast and crew at CSC are likely rooting for Oscar, but I think Casey ought to try to maintain at least the appearance of objectivity. Second, I'd like to think the "wings on the feet" was a reference to Mercury (although in that case it would have been better suited to a long jumper named Alex Nickapopolous or something) but what with Casey being a dork and all, he probably meant the Flash. Either way, those guys were known for speed, not jumping ability. It's great that Casey doesn't have a hero worship problem or anything. Dan, who really can't be bothered to appear at all enthused (despite what Abby said), says "A reminder from our promo department..." like nice promo of the promo department, Dan who then explains that CSC will be showing the track meet "live on tape delay" and then he actually makes fun ON AIR of how he actually has to say "live on tape delay." Why we weren't treated to a scene of Dana or Isaac chewing Danny out for his unprofessionalism is beyond me, like he can't stop laughing at how stupid the "live on tape delay" concept is all through his outro.
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.
Flashback to Casey haranguing Jeremy about organizing a party to watch the Millennial Games and he has to bribe Jeremy with pizza since no one actually cares about the meet but Casey. They're Walking While Talking. Jeremy is carrying an umbrella, but just after he and Casey finish yakking about the track meet, Jeremy holds it up because maybe Peter Krause forgot his line or something, and Casey asks Jeremy about the umbrella and Jeremy says, "It's going to rain," and Casey says, "No it's not," and Jeremy, in his can't-bother-to-argue voice, says, "It really is," and it made me laugh. Dan repeats a very extensive forecast that didn't mention rain. Jeremy explains about a seasonal low-pressure system that moves down from Newfoundland and blah blah blah. Apparently, the MBTV Programming Heads watched this episode together and concluded that the Newfoundland reference is a shout-out to me -- it's true that I'm originally from Nova Scotia and attended university there and am, in fact, one-quarter Newfie, but I don't see how the SN writers would have known that. My conclusion is that the MBTV Programming Heads get together to sniff glue. ["Takes a sniffer to know one, laddie boy." - Sars] Besides, Jeremy mispronounced Newfoundland. It's not "Newfoundlind," it's Newfoundland, the "land" part is pronounced how "land" is normally pronounced. Jeremy checks his e-mail again. Nothing. "Damn," says Jeremy, presumably because he's awaiting notice from MBTV that the new SN recap is up.