Matt is working on his set design, which actually doesn't look half bad. One side has a bunch of clouds in the sky, and then the logo is in the middle, and the other side has a bunch of twinkly lights so that it looks like stars. It's forty minutes to show time, and they are still working on the set? In an interview, Danny says that Matt spent "hours and hours working on the set" and that Matt is "really interested in giving the show a professional look." Melissa walks up and says it's a great set. In an interview, Melissa says she was "thoroughly worried." We see Melissa sitting in her chair on the set whining, "It's going to be really bad." Well, that's the way to rally the troops! The interview continues with Melissa saying that the only thing they can hope for is a miracle. Kelley stands by a camera, holding a clipboard and looking concerned. Danny tells Melissa she has a bad attitude. In an interview, Melissa says that at this point it's out of her hands. In an interview, Julie says that the first show is going to suck, she guarantees it. Well, another little Miss Sunshine, huh? With positive attitudes like that, I'm sure things will turn out nicely. David leads a "Real Seven" cheer and then Elton tells them to take a deep breath. The stage manager starts counting down, "Six! Five!" In an interview, David says, "This is it! This is it!" The stage manager yells, "Four! Three!" and then does the Wayne's World silent "two" and "one" and points at them. The camera pans over to Matt, Melissa, Kelley and David sitting in four chairs, with Danny crouched down inexplicably between them, like couldn't they afford a fifth chair? I ponder such mysteries over the commercial break.
Back from commercial, they rewind a little bit so the stage manager says, "Four! Three!" again, and we see a really long shot of the NOA-TV logo, like this must be what they got in return for letting these idiots wreak havoc at their station. Kelley comes on and says some stuff about welcoming, but I get distracted because there is a huge seam in the background right behind her head, like, nice set design, Matt. That's not TOO distracting, or anything. Kelley says that they "took it upon [themselves]" to get footage around New Orleans to give the viewers some insight into their personalities. She concludes, "So meet your new seven best friends!" Klunk. That statement just went over like a lead balloon. I wrote better copy than that for the mock newscast we did in the second grade. And Kelley thinks this is going to land her a talk show? Another problem with the set design: Right behind David there is a huge wooden frame that, maybe, is supposed to be a window, or it might just be a wooden pallet, like someone made a delivery and then forgot to break down the pallet afterwards. It really could be either one.