A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy television show.
Did You Know?
Ricky Tahoe's (Evan Handler
's) name is a reference to a conflict that Aaron Sorkin
had with Rick Cleveland
, one of the staff writers on The West Wing
(1999) ("Ricky" and "Rick" are both nickname variants on the name "Richard", and "Tahoe" and "Cleveland" are both American cities). In this show, Head Writer Matt Albie dislikes Tahoe and his writing partner, Ron Oswalt, and often complains about his low opinion of their writing skills. In real-life, Sorkin and Cleveland shared an Emmy for writing a "West Wing" episode, and after Cleveland publicly expressed disappointment that only Sorkin got to speak at the ceremony, Sorkin posted a claim on an internet message board that Cleveland's contribution to the episode was negligible and that he (Sorkin) really did almost all of the writing work on "The West Wing", even when the writing credits claimed otherwise. See more
In many episodes the countdown clock in Matt's office jumps back and forth. Also, in many cases, after doing some math, it is obvious the clock is not accurate. See more
Referenced in Shark: Russo