Sports Night

Season 2 Episode 3

Cliff Gardner

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Oct 19, 1999 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • (After leading the network bozos out of the conference room, after the staff has walked out on them, to the studio, while relating to them the story of Philo Farnesworth, the inventor of television and especially his brother in law, Cliff Gardner, who learned how to blow glass in order to help him get the glass tubes he'd need for making TVs)
      Sam: I've looked over the notes you've been giving over the last year or so. I have to say they exhibit an almost total lack of understanding of how to get the best from talented people.
      Tasker: Excuse me, but...
      Sam: You said before that, for whatever reason, I seem to be able to exert some authority around here? I assure you, it's not because they like me. It's because they knew, two minutes after I walked in the door, I'm someone who knows how to do something... I can help. (smiling broadly) I can make glass tubes. That's what they need.