It's the week of Matt and Danny's first show. A Christian group is threatening to protest and boycott the show, the musical guest suddenly becomes unavailable, and Matt is obsessing over the show's opening skit.
Did You Know?
Harriet (Sarah Paulson
) accuses Matt (Matthew Perry
) of making her life miserable for having to live through ridiculous rumors of him hooking up with numerous famous women. Among these women mentioned, is Marlo Thomas
. Thomas guest starred in numerous episodes of Friends
(1994) as Rachel's mother, which of course, was the show that made Matthew Perry famous. See more
At the end of the episode, we get a great countdown to the start of the show-within-the-show, including the "countdown clock" dropping from :06 to :05. The show runs through the "Modern Major-General" parody, finally cutting back to Matt as he turns to see the countdown clock drop from 6:23:57:54 to :53, a total of 2:12 from the previous shot. However, a real-time clock (such as the video clip timer on NBC's web site as it runs the episode) ticks off 2:27 for this interval, a 15-second discrepancy. See more
[Matt looks at the episode schedule which only has the White Stripes' performances on it
Can the White Stripes play for an hour and a half?
Jack White's got acute tonsillitis. They can't play at all. Jane's working on it.
[Matt takes down the cards with the White Stripes' performances, then looks at the completely empty schedule
Yeah, that's better.