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"Just Shoot Me!" How the Finch Stole Christmas (1998)

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Steven Levitan (created by) and
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Original Air Date:
15 December 1998 (Season 3, Episode 10)
It's Christmas and Finch is hinting what present he wants. And he can't help but take peek and when he sees that it's not what he wants but something lame he goes on tear substituting everyone's presents with lame objects also. | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Laura San Giacomo ... Maya Gallo

George Segal ... Jack Gallo

Wendie Malick ... Nina Van Horn

Enrico Colantoni ... Elliot DiMauro

David Spade ... Dennis Finch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Andrews ... Jay Crew
Mark Clayman ... Bartender

Kelsey Grammer ... Narrator (voice)

Tom Kenny ... Persky

Johan-Carl Nowack ... Bartini Drunk

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jean Sagal 
Writing credits
Steven Levitan (created by)

Stephen Engel  written by

Produced by
Bruce Rand Berman .... coordinating producer
Pam Brady .... co-producer
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer
Jack Burditt .... co-executive producer
Eileen Conn .... co-executive producer
Stephen Engel .... consulting producer
Andrew Gordon .... co-executive producer
Brad Grey .... executive producer
David Guarascio .... co-producer
Steven Levitan .... executive producer
Tom Maxwell .... consulting producer
Marsh McCall .... co-executive producer
Brian Medavoy .... producer
Erwin More .... producer
Moses Port .... co-producer
Gina Rugolo .... producer (as Gina Rugolo-Judd)
Kevin C. Slattery .... producer
Don Woodard .... consulting producer
Danny Zuker .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
John Adair 
Steve Hampton 
Korban Kraus 
Cinematography by
Stephen G. Shank 
Film Editing by
Paul Anderson 
Casting by
Deborah Barylski 
Art Direction by
Scott Latendresse 
Set Decoration by
Bonnie Bennetts 
Costume Design by
Katie Sparks 
Makeup Department
Cindy Gardner .... second makeup artist
Bruce Grayson .... key makeup artist
Kim Urgel .... hair stylist
Maria Valdivia .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jean M. Kaye .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean M. Kaye .... first assistant director
David Larson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Beth Emerson .... leadperson
Matt Flynn .... assistant art director
Geno Freiburger .... property master
Stephen McCumby .... on-set dresser
Abby Yaloff .... assistant property master (as Abby Rayve)
Sound Department
Ron Garrard .... re-recording mixer
Doug Nelson .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
David Dechant .... assistant camera
Robert Gagnier .... first assistant camera
David G. Harrington .... video assist operator
David G. Harrington .... video playback operator
Michael E. Little .... camera operator
Joel Perkal .... second assistant camera
Gregory Pierce .... gaffer
Ron Record .... key grip (as Ronald Record)
Casting Department
Jonell Dunn .... casting associate
Sherry Thomas .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christy Ito .... key costumer (as Christy Ito Waller)
Juliann Smith DeVito .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
J.R. Benson .... colorist
Alysoun Higgins .... post-production coordinator
Michael Karlich .... assistant editor
Music Department
Brad Hamilton .... music editor
Brad Hamilton .... music producer
Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Carol Blankenship .... production staff
Mark Bobadilla .... production staff (as Mark L. Bobadilla)
Tony Carey .... production executive
Mark Clayman .... production staff
Jill Effron .... production staff
Matthew Friedman .... production staff
Michael Gara .... script coordinator
Sivert Glarum .... executive story editor
Judy Gordon .... production controller
Karol Griffiths .... script supervisor (as Karol Siegel)
David G. Harrington .... audience switcher
Teness Herman .... production staff
Dawn R. Horton .... production staff
Michael Jamin .... executive story editor
Benay Karp .... animal trainer
Jennifer Keene .... production staff
Michael Killen .... title designer
Kurstin Kohnowich .... production staff
Adena Lazan .... production accountant
Robert G. Lee .... warm-up comic
Michael R. Oddo .... technical coordinator (as Michael Oddo)
Jodie Saklad .... production coordinator
David Schwartz .... craft service (as David J. Schwartz)
David Spancer .... script coordinator
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Directed by
Richard Boden (episode 521)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Levitan  created by

Produced by
Maggie Blanc .... producer
David Guarascio .... co-producer (1997-2002)
Moses Port .... co-executive producer (1997-2002)
Cinematography by
Stephen G. Shank (1997-2003)
Film Editing by
Michael Karlich (1999-2003)
Makeup Department
Lori Benson .... makeup artist
Kenneth Paul Schoenfeld .... key makeup artist
Art Department
Kevin Considine .... on-set dresser
Eugene Freiburger .... property master
David Storm .... set dresser
Freddy Waff .... set dresser
Sound Department
Leamon Gamel .... sound mixer (6 episodes)
Laura King .... sound mixer (one episode)
Scott Linder .... sound recordist (multiple episodes)
Dennis Petersen .... sound recordist
Aaron Stipkovich .... sound effects editor
Aaron Stipkovich .... sound mixer
Val Stulman .... sound recordist (multiple episodes) (as Valerie Stulman)
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... visual effects artist
Buck McDancer .... stunt coordinator
Monica Staggs .... stunt double: Rebecca Rojimin
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Bellen .... Steadicam operator
Tim Bellen .... camera operator
Kevin Haggerty .... camera operator
Scott Humbert .... still photographer
Paul McCallum .... still photographer
Dave Perkal .... assistant camera
Joel Perkel .... assistant camera
Lynda Wu .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Tannis Vallely .... casting assistant (1999-2002)
Tannis Vallely .... casting associate (2002-2003)
Editorial Department
Lenny Duge .... post-production duplication
Other crew
Lesley Barricella .... publicist (2003)
Stephen Lloyd .... executive story editor
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

23 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Kelsey Grammer, narrator of this episode, is the star of "Frasier" in which Wendie Malick will go on to have a recurring role in its final season.See more »
Maya Gallo:[Nina comes wearing casual wear] Nina, look at you!
Nina Van Horn:You'll never guess who I met last night. J. Crew!
Maya Gallo:Huh?
Nina Van Horn:Yes, Maya, there is a J. Crew. And he helped me rediscover the true spirit of casual wear. I walked to work, and I was warm and comfortable in a way I haven't felt since I was a little girl.
Maya Gallo:But...
Nina Van Horn:I know you don't believe me, but J. Crew lives inside each and every one of us.
Maya Gallo:Nina, I called the company, and you were right. There is no J. Crew. There never was. He doesn't exist.
Nina Van Horn:Then who the hell did I sleep with last night?
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Movie Connections:
References Titanic (1997)See more »
You're a Mean One, Mr. FinchSee more »


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