Meanwhile, Matt tries to put together a Christmas-themed show without being too L. Casey Mc Call and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends.
At "Sports Night", their nightly cable program, the two display their unique talent and skills in reporting up-to-the-minute...
See full summary » Matthew Perry originally turned down the role of Matt Albie but Aaron Sorkin did not want to have anyone else play the part and apparently would not take "No" for an answer. See more » I've enjoyed Sorkin ever since I saw A Few Good Men. He wants us to think, he's not going to spell every little thing out for the audience.
Sports Night gets regular repeats in my DVD player, and while I never quite got in to West Wing because of scheduling problems on my end, what I did see always impressed me. Some see him as being preachy, but I'm afraid they not seeing for the forest for the trees here.
So I was waiting very eagerly for Studio 60 to premiere. Some also accuse him of anti-whatever propaganda, but fail to acknowledge or account for the existence of counter balance in the show itself (IE anti-Christian sentiments in S60, although one of his main characters is a level headed and likable Christian woman). Matthew Perry pretty much does what he does, but now he can be the edgier actor he wanted to be.
Bradley Whitford has always been underrated and he doesn't fail to impress me here.
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.
This episode does not feature any of the three main characters, played by Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet and Bradley Whitford.
This due to all three actors agreeing to a cut in their episodes to save the show some money, and it was deemed easiest to write them all out at the same time.
Interestingly, both Perry's and Whitford's characters are referenced, while Peet's isn't.