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?
The song "Model of a Modern Network TV Show" is a parody of 'Gilbert & Sullivan''s song "I am the very model of a modern major general" from 'The Pirates of Penzance'. Later in Matt's office there is a poster of 'The Pirates of Penzance'. 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
I have an active imagination Matthew. I'm paid a lot of money for it. And you had to know I was going to find out. So now I have THIS in my imagination. That's just mean.
References Saturday Night Live