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Original Air Date:
1 October 2006 (Season 1, Episode 3)
Focus group numbers have some people at the show and at the network up in arms, Matt seems apprehensive about airing skits that make fun of Republicans, and an embarrassing event from Jordan's past comes to light. | Add synopsis »


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Episode Crew
Directed by
Christopher Misiano 
Writing credits
Aaron Sorkin (created by)

Aaron Sorkin (written by)

Christina Booth (staff writer) (as Christina Kiang Booth) &
Jessica Brickman (staff writer) &
David Handelman (staff writer) &
Cinque Henderson (staff writer) &
Melissa Myers (staff writer) &
Amy Turner (staff writer)

Produced by
Eli Attie .... co-executive producer
Julie DeJoie .... associate producer
Mark Goffman .... producer
Mindy Kanaskie .... associate producer
Lauren Lohman .... associate producer
Dylan K. Massin .... producer
Thomas Schlamme .... executive producer
Aaron Sorkin .... executive producer
Patrick Ward .... producer
Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Russell Denove 
Casting by
Elizabeth Barnes 
Camille H. Patton 
Production Design by
Kenneth Hardy 
Art Direction by
Christopher S. Nushawg 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
Costume Design by
Amy Stofsky 
Makeup Department
Kathleen Crawford .... makeup department head
Shandra Page .... hair stylist
Ron Pipes .... makeup artist
Sharon Rivera .... hair department head
Gigi Williams .... key makeup artist
Kent Nelson .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Neal Ahern Jr. .... unit production manager
Nicole Brown .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian P. Della Penna .... first assistant director (as Chris Della Penna)
Scott Schaeffer .... second assistant director
Susan M. Elmore .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Wayne Witherspoon .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Chris Call .... property master
Kenneth J. Creber .... set designer
Scott De Shields .... construction coordinator
Peter Flynn .... propmaker
Alexandra Malbin .... art department coordinator (as Alexandra Arlauskas)
Michael Parent .... paint foreman
Buddy Ray Reynolds .... assistant property master
Eric Bryant .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sasha Golden .... art department intern (uncredited)
Sound Department
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Chuck Fitzpatrick .... sound mixer
Catherine Flynn .... dialogue editor
Al Gomez .... foley mixer & editor
Patrick Hanson .... sound mixer
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor
Srdjan 'Serge' Popovic .... boom operator
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Bob Redpath .... supervising sound editor
Gary D. Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer
Deron Street .... first assistant sound editor
Gerald Beg .... sound utility (uncredited)
Rob Cunningham .... additional boom operator (uncredited)
Yervant Hagopian .... sound utility (uncredited)
Charles Hamilton .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Wayne O'Brien .... m&e re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ben Betts .... video technical director
Christian Bloch .... digital artist
Matt Scharf .... visual effects producer
Armen V. Kevorkian .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Jason Michael Zimmerman .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Gayle Sherman .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Gavin Ames .... steadicam operator
Demeon Carter .... grip
Isaac Chee .... best boy grip
Rich Floyd .... assistant camera
Erin Franklyn .... grip: construction
Edward 'Gooch' Gutierrez .... dolly grip: "b" camera, second unit
Art Martin .... first assistant camera
John Monsour .... video engineer
Penny Sprague .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jesse Tango .... best boy electric: second unit
Ben Betts .... key video engineer (uncredited)
Greg Bubb .... camera/Steadicam second units (uncredited)
Sean W. Del Ruth .... film loader (uncredited)
John Pedone .... lighting console operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sherie Hernandez .... casting assistant
Francine Maisler .... original casting director
Veronica Aragon .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Crowley .... assistant costume designer
Neda Pourang .... set costumer
Sharon Sampson .... costume supervisor
Roz Wold-Harrison .... costume supervisor
Chantal Filson .... costumer (uncredited)
Sarah Lee-Taylor .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
George Manno .... colorist
Shane Menzies .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Alexander .... music editor
Ann Kline .... music supervisor
Stacey Lee .... music production supervisor
A. Patrick Rose .... composer: additional music
A. Patrick Rose .... orchestrator
Sarah Sheehe .... music supervisor
Gregory Sweeney .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Chris Basso .... production van driver operator
James Nordberg .... transportation co-captain
Jerry Smith .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Nick Bohr .... assistant production coordinator
Timothy Busfield .... consultant
Dana Calvo .... story editor
T. Rafael Cimino .... head contributing writer
Loren Elkins .... assistant: Bradley Whitford
Jack Gutowitz .... writing assistant
D.L. Hughley .... consultant
Michelle Johnston .... choreographer
Mark McKinney .... story editor
John Monsour .... playback video engineer
Sean Riddle .... production coordinator
Holli Strickland .... assistant to Amanda Peet
Michael Svoboda .... production assistant
Inna Swann .... stand-in
Jamie Tarses .... consultant
Dana Warning .... assistant to co-executive producer
Wendy Wilkins .... dialogue coach
Maggie Wright .... consultant
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles and graphics (uncredited)
Rodney Foster .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Gutierrez .... co-location manager (uncredited)
Courtney M. Lovell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Melany Mitchell .... stand-in (uncredited)
Curtis Pickett .... stand-in: male (uncredited)
Ian Reichbach .... writing assistant (uncredited)

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Did You Know?

In conversation with Jordan, Jack quotes from Stephen Sondheim's 1981 musical, "Merrily We Roll Along": "It's called thieves get rich and saints get shot. It's called God don't answer prayers a lot." The musical is about the fortunes of a writer and a producer in Hollywood.See more »
Matt Albie:[after Harriet throws up a fit over Matt's alleged affair with one of her co-workers] What is your problem with me? That after you broke up with me, I went out with somebody else? That's what almost always happens!
Harriet Hayes:Not someone from where I work! There are 17 strip clubs within a 3 block radius of this place for you. Not someone from my show!
Matt Albie:It's not *your* show, it's *mine". And there are only 5 strip clubs with a 3 block radius. I spent my 20s in this theater.
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