Sports Night

The Hungry and the Hunted

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/6/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Jeremy gets the "call" -- his first field production assignment. Unfortunately, it's for CSC's sport hunting show, and he has a problem with modern sport hunting, and with high powered weapons being "sport" of any kind. Natalie tries to orchestrate romance between Casey and Dana during one of Chairman Luther Sach's dinner parties, which does kindle Casey's interest, but Dana already has a new boyfriend named Gordon, who is at the party.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Josh Charles

    Dan Rydell

  • Kayla Blake

    Kim

  • Peter Krause

    Casey McCall

  • Greg Baker

    Elliott

  • Felicity Huffman

    Dana Whitaker

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Casey: (reading Luther Sachs' reception invitation) "October the 8th, 1998, A.D." A.D. They're worried I might accidentally show up 2,000 years before the birth of Christ.

    • Dave: ... aaand we're out. Back in sixty. Dana: Dave, Chris, Will, what are you guys doing tomorrow morning at ten? Dave: Got a basketball game at the Y. Chris: It's a three-on-three game with the guys from... Dana: (talking over Chris's response) Dave, Chris, Will, what are you guys doing tomorrow morning at ten? Will: Fixing the sound system...? Dana: There you go.

    • Casey: Those stories, plus -- grab your galoshes, we're gonna take you out to the Iditarod. Dan: Why? 'Cause we just can't believe it ourselves. Also, grab your notebooks, we're going to take you inside the 4-3 defense, on this week's edition of Inside The 4-3 Defense

    • Dana: Yes! That's a problem -- If I can't hear the show, I can't produce the show. They taught me that in producing school. You've got ninety seconds.

    • Dan: I tell you what else: I'm starting to get a little cheesed at people telling me the reason I don't like soccer because I don't understand it. I think I do understand it, I think I understand it just fine. I just happen to think that it's a mind-numbing bore and that any reasonable person would rather be playing it than watching it. Casey: Well, I know it doesn't match the pulse-pounding excitement of a good sailboat race...

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    Notes (2)

    • Aaron Sorkin won the 1999 Genesis Award for, "Best New Television Series" due to this episode. Robert Guillaume presented the award to Sorkin, but got a standing ovation himself due to the fact he was still in recovery from the then-recent stroke.

    • Featured song: "Hymn to Her" by The Pretenders

    Trivia (3)

    • Dan: Also, grab your notebooks, we're going to take you inside the 4-3 defense, on this week's edition of Inside The 4-3 Defense The 4-3 defense is the most common defensive organization used in modern professional football, consisting of four linemen (located immediately adjacent the line of scrimmage) and three linebackers located behind the linemen, who can shift function depending on whether the developing play appears to be a run or a pass play. Other common variations of the defense are 3-4 and 4-4, defined by the number of linemen and linebackers. Legendary coach Tom Landry is often credited with creating the modern version of the 4-3 in the 1950s.

    • Casey: Those stories, plus -- grab your galoshes, we're gonna take you out to the Iditarod. The Iditarod is an annual Alaskan dog sled race, run since 1973 along the Iditarod Trail, a pioneering dogsled route.

    • The door to Dan and Casey's office is moved starting with this episode. In episodes 1-1 and 1-2 the door was located at the corner of their office. Starting with this episode it is moved one pane in, closer to the middle of the office.

    Allusions (1)

    • Dan: "I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky. To the flung spume and the blown spray and the... I don't know, the thing in my eye." Actually, this is two nonsequential lines from a poem titled, Sea Fever, by British poet John Masefield. The completed first line is perhaps more recognizable: I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by and the second line is: And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

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