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The Disaster Show 

A wildcat strike and a bomb scare combine to challenge the Studio 60 crew on show night.

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Matt Albie (credit only)
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Jordan McDeere (credit only)
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When the prop men and cue card holders go out on strike just before show time, chaos reigns on the set. Guest host Allison Janney hasn't quite memorized her lines, and it shows. Props aren't in the right place, sound effects and sight gags go off at the wrong time, and the cast and crew struggle to get through the show. Meanwhile a 'phoned in bomb threat complicates matters. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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24 May 2007 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Jack tells Allison Janney she was great on Chicago Hope (1994), she responds, "That was Christine Lahti". Christine Lahti played Martha O'Dell, the Vanity Fair journalist, in 3 episodes earlier in the season. See more »

Quotes

Cal Shanley: Can we determine if there actually is a bomb in the building?
Jack Rudolph: I trust them, but just in case why don't we handcuff them to the building overnight
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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Busfield, Weber and Janney keep the show going
30 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

On the face of it this episode of 'Studio 60' shouldn't be much good. Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford and Amanda Peet are all absent, which for many is a reason to skip to the next episode on the DVD.

But stick with it, because there are three saving graces - Timothy Busfield (Cal), Steven Weber (Jack) and a great guest turn from 'West Wing' alum, Alison Janney.

There are some great scenes in this episode, as 'Studio 60' has a disaster show, and it's lovely to see them actually using a guest host for more than just introducing musical guests. How I wish they'd used Lauren Graham more! For 'West Wing' fans its also lovely to see Busfield and Janney working together again, and there is a lovely moment at the end that is very sweet.

So don't skip this episode, it's a goodie.


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