Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Season 1, Episode 2

The Cold Open (24 Sep. 2006)

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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.

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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.

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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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Danny Tripp: Stick around, okay? And when we're done, I need to choke you to death.
Jordan McDeere: You bet.
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References Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around (1970) See more »

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Pilot=good, Cold Open=brilliant
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The premiere of Studio 60 was pretty good, but there were a lot of things we've seen before from Aaron Sorkin. The Cold Open, however, was brilliant from start to finish. Perhaps it's because we didn't need the setup or the characters introduced and Sorkin could concentrate on character development and plot. In any case, it was tightly written and very clever. The writing quality was especially noticeable following the premiere of Heroes which, in comparison, felt heavy-handed, cliché-ridden, and forced. Sorkin has a formidable challenge with Studio 60. Not only does he have to write for his own characters, he also has to write comedy for the show-within-a-show. And if he keeps it up as well as he did here, we will be highly entertained. If only SNL could have clever (and funny) writing like this.


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