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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The Guest Host, not appearing on screen, was Mark Wahlberg. The Guest Musical Acts, appearing on screen, were the West Coast Philarmonic Orchestra with the Los Angeles Light Opera Chorus. 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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[Matt looks at the episode schedule which only has the White Stripes' performances on it]
Matt Albie: Can the White Stripes play for an hour and a half?
Danny Tripp: Jack White's got acute tonsillitis. They can't play at all. Jane's working on it.
Matt Albie: Okay.
[Matt takes down the cards with the White Stripes' performances, then looks at the completely empty schedule]
Matt Albie: Yeah, that's better.
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When it was good, it was very good
27 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

On the back of a superb pilot episode 'Studio 60' continued to be on brilliant form with this first proper episode.

The first half of 'Studio 60' was when it was at its best, mainly because it stuck to its premise. Behind the scenes of a late night comedy show. There wasn't as much emphasis on love lives or Sorkin's go to option - politics. It was just a show about putting on a show.

I love the pace of this episode, the witty banter between characters. Sorkin didn't have to prove that Matt could write the perfect cold open, he could have just led us to believe that he was a genius. But this is Aaron Sorkin, of course he shows us.

The chemistry between Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford again makes the show.


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