Just when Im about to give up on this episode, we learn that Sam Donovan is coming in tonight, which isnt a surprise, since we saw William H. Macy in the "coming up" scenes from last week, but still, cool! Casey likes Sam because "he drives Dana crazy." Danny asks Casey what his concerns were that he mentioned earlier. Casey says that he has to go to Charlies class to make a presentation, only he says it "pree-sentation" but no one in the audience would notice since everybody is at this point saying, uncomprehendingly, "Char . . . lie?" before remembering, "Oh yeah, Charlie, Caseys Son And Occasional Plot Device." Casey has no idea what hes going to demonstrate. Dan non-reassuringly says, "Hes ten, Casey, hes going to be mortified by you no matter what." Casey says, "Thanks, Dan," and Dan corrects him, "Daniel," and Casey tells him to shut up, which I think is ABC subtly telling me to shut up but I! Will! Not! Be! Silenced! This plotline is ridiculous. Im willing to bet there was once an ABC After-school Special about a kid who was worried about the upcoming Parent Day since his dads a janitor and doesnt have a cool job like the popular kid Charlie whose dad hosts a sports show or something. And the janitors son doesnt want to tell his dad about Parent Day because he doesnt want to be embarrassed. But the dad finds out anyway and shows up and is totally cool and all the kids love him and his son realizes he doesnt have to be ashamed of his dad. And then the janitors son gets called over for the first time in the recess game of Red Rover. If I were Casey, Id be way more worried about my kid recognizing me instead of being embarrassed by me.
In the control room, Jeremy and Natalie are talking about Jordans new cologne. Jeremy says the publicist faxed him the press kit, as if the press kit could just be faxed over and didnt also include a promotional video, still photos, and samples to win over the journalists. Just last week I received a violin case from Johnsons with a card that said, "A Symphony of Skin Care," and it contained facial cleanser, body wash, and facial wipes, and I admit the violin case impressed me, so I took it home. After playing basketball at the Y, I decided to take a bath, since I used to soak after games in high school, and I thought that body wash worked like bubble bath, so I squirted some in, and it foamed some, but not really enough for a bath, but now I had my heart set on a bath so I squirted in some Sunlight cleanser that was in the kitchen (the green "Apple Blossom" kind) and that worked fine. Im just saying that I have seen many press kits and if Jordans publicist can just fax over the press kit, Jordan needs a new publicist.