Dan and Casey enter the production meeting, where Jeremy is already engaged in the "Jeremy Rattles Off Some Useless Info" portion of tonights episode, and hes reading the description of Jordans new cologne, which I wont bother to transcribe. "They know were a sports show, right?" Dana suggests preparing some questions. Dan: "When you were growing up in North Carolina, did you ever just breathe the air and think, Im going to bottle this and make 250 million dollars?" Dana says she means basketball questions. Natalie, reading further ahead in the press kit, says that there arent going to be any basketball questions. Turns out the publicist accidentally faxed over a sheet of tips on how to keep the interview on the subject of cologne. Uh-oh, Spaghetti-Os! "We must be cautious or the media will spin the interview onto an entirely different topic -- sports -- and ignore our product. Lets do our best to steer the conversation back to cologne," reads Dana. Then she asks, "Were going to be talking about cologne for five minutes?" Casey and Dan assure her it will be fine. "Were interviewers, Dana, we conduct the interview," says Dan. "Do you think were going to be outfoxed by Michael Jordan?" Dana thinks they will. Dan insists, "We have media skills we can utilize. [To Casey] Right?" "Sure," says Casey. "Really?" says Dan. Hell, you guys were outfoxed by the Cut Man, so Im not all that confident. Sam pipes up, "Forget basketball," and says to let Jordan talk about whatever he wants since the interview is worth 2.5 share points. "Well tally-ho, Sam," says Dana. "I didnt know you were with us." Sam says hes there to help if they need him. Dana tells him they dont. "Too late," says Sam, standing up and taking charge. Did I mention William H. Macy kicks ass? Because he does. Sam suggests setting up a practice interview with someone pretending to be Jordan and trying to throw off Dan and Casey. "A practice interview?" sneers Dana. "You honestly think thats going to help?" "Yes," says Sam. "Dont you?" Dana pauses, and admits she does as well. Silence in the room as everybody contemplates the idea of Dana agreeing with Sam. She dismisses the gang and everyone gets up to go, but Casey explains about the pree-sentation to Charlies class and "as it turns out, I really have no demonstrable skills." The rest of the crew struggles to remember who this Charlie person is, and Id like to point out that earlier Casey said the pree-sentation was in a few hours, but here hes saying its tomorrow, and I dont think thats an insignificant detail since it touched off a supposedly comic exchange between Dan and Casey about whether Casey could learn to do something in three hours. Anyway, Casey asks everyone for suggestions. Dana says, "Well, your head is a perfect rectangle, maybe thatll impress the kids," which had me laughing well into the next scene. The best part is, its true! Heh. Rectangle. Everybody laughs at Casey as they leave the meeting, like thanks for all the suggestions, assholes.
Episode Report CardDaniel: A- | 696 USERS: B-
YOU GRADE IT