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When the Executive Producer of sketch show 'Studio 60' has an on-air meltdown, new network president Jordan McDeere hires Danny Tripp and Matt Albie to replace him and save the show.
Did You Know?
In the commentary track included on the DVD, Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme
reveal that Bradley Whitford
's scenes in the pilot were shot while he was still finishing up work on the final season of The West Wing
(1999) (hence his absence in two of the final three episodes of "The West Wing"). Schlamme also says that he, Whitford and other casting staff made conscious, deliberate effort to help Whitford create an entirely new character and 'check' himself from employing as few of the mannerisms as possible on which he relied in the portrayal of his longtime "The West Wing" character Josh Lyman. See more
One of the reporters says that the on air meltdown was similar to Peter Finch's Oscar winning performance in the 1977 film Network. Network was released in 1976. See more
Ironically, I'm the one who's high as a paper kite right now, but legitimately. I had back surgery Tuesday. L5 S1, if that means anything to you. Stop talking now? Yeah, you bet.
Performed by Zapp
and Roger Troutman
(club scene) See more