Sports Night

Season 1 Episode 19

Eli's Coming

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Mar 30, 1999 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Dan: They say it's always calmest before the storm. That's not true. I'm a serious sailor; it isn't calm before the storm, stuff happens.

    • Dan: There's a difference between "divorced" and "separated." Once is divorced, the other is separated. That's why they have those names.

  • Notes

    • Casey refers to the show's coverage of NCAA's Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament on a Saturday night. However the Sweet Sixteen round is always played on Thursday and Friday nights since the expansion of the tournament to 64 teams in 1985. If the show was reporting on Saturday night it would have been the Round 2 matches or the Elite Eight matches

    • Robert Guillaume and Lisa Edelstein received "and" billing for this episode. (Robert Guillaume received a credit, but did not appear in this episode.)

    • This episode marks when Robert Guillaume's real stroke on January 14, 1999, was officially written into the series.

  • Allusions

    • The title takes it's name from the 'Three Dog Night' song "Eli's Coming" But Dan misinterprets the meaning of the song. In the song, Eli is a heart breaker. Dan assumes the song is about an ominous event.

      The song plays at the end of the episode.