Matt ducks his head back in the writers' room to tell Cal and Andy to continue the post-mortem without him, which is when Simon shows up. Cal's wrapping up the technical issues on the Tony Snow cold open, but when he wants to move on to the second sketch, Simon wants to harp some more. He has a problem with the sketch -- that Tony Snow is doing what a press secretary is supposed to do and paint a rosy picture. Simon says they should have been targeting the people who bought that rosy picture. Andy makes the salient point that nobody's really buying it anymore, and Simon thinks the comedy is in the people who have since jumped off the bandwagon. "The 'Pimp My Trike' guy is right!" no one yells. Unfortunately. Dylan, out of nowhere, asks Cal what Matt meant several scenes ago when he insisted he "walked into it" in 2001. Did somebody say 2001?
WHOOSH! Harriet and Luke are making out like assholes at the table read, and Matt won't stop staring at them. They're reading a sketch about Holly Hunter reprising scenes from The Silence of the Lambs, for some odd reason. Another excuse for Sarah Paulson to haul out the spot-on Holly Hunter impression that still needs a better context for it to actually be funny. Luke starts cutely interrupting her and helping her along, and Matt's about to jump off a bridge, so Danny gets annoyed on his behalf and moves on to the next sketch. Another Holly Hunter audition. Number of feature films Holly Hunter made in 2001, by the way? Zero. Topical! Suddenly, a mustachioed man approaches Danny with a note. Hey! It's Jerry from Standards & Practices! We haven't seen that tight-ass since the pilot. He starts whispering something to Danny that we can't hear, which gets Matt to pissily ask if he can help. Danny calls for a break.
Danny and Matt follow Jerry out into the hallway, where he tells them that the Karl Rove sketch is giving him problems. He calls it "inflammatory" and says he knows Jack already met with them and told them nothing "anti-American." Danny and Matt rightly flip out and start talking over each other. Matt is particularly aghast that Jerry would throw that term around so casually. Jerry says the sketch mocks patriotism, and Matt once again disagrees. He says it's mocking the idea that "patriotism is good for business, which is exactly what's going on here!" Jerry couldn't care less and says they won't be airing the sketch. Danny doesn't even see this as a Standards issue, since there are no naughty words or naked breasts or anything. "This is content," Danny says. Jerry tells him to call it what he wants. Danny says Jerry's taking advantage of the fact that they're not Wes and states his intention to make like Wes and air the sketch, Standards be damned. Jerry gets very serious as he tells them, for their careers' sake, not to make any dumb decisions right now. Jerry leaves and Matt looks thoughtful.