Back at the offices at the State Park, Jen is on the Space Communicator as Stacy looks on all scrunchy-faced, because it turns out that Chris Webber is flaking on the event the night before it's to take place. "I'm not letting Chris Webber go without a fight," Jen interviews, now that she's learned who Chris Webber is. Jen -- again, all talk, no problem-solving -- just lectures Webber's assistant on the phone about how they shouldn't have kept the team on the line. The thing is that if Jen is talking to the assistant, she has no control over whether Webber goes or not. Convincing her that Webber's being a punk won't help -- she probably agrees. In fact, she probably hates no part of her job more than canceling when Webber flakes. But that's the route Jen chooses, for good or for ill. "It basically blows the entire event," Jen complains. Because the assistant really and truly cares. On this dramatic point, the episode comes to a screeching halt. And seriously, how awesome is it that Chris Webber wants a time-out? I know I pointed this out in the recaplet, but for those of us who watch college basketball (and, like me, hated Michigan during Webber's era because we were rooting for Duke), this cannot help but remind us of Webber's famous time-out call in the closing seconds of the national championship game against North Carolina, which was unfortunate in the sense that the team had no time-outs left. Oh, and he did it about eight seconds after getting away with a traveling violation in the backcourt anyway. So on his second try, he managed to give away the ball on a boneheaded mental error. None of this is highly relevant to the episode, but I basically bring it up as often as I can, because it was so awesome.
Next week: The fucking thing is three fucking hours long. Now just what genius thought that was a good idea? ["Stacy." -- Sars]