Sports Night

Season 1 Episode 17

How Are Things in Glocca Morra?

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Mar 09, 1999 on ABC
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A televised tennis match heads into overtime, delaying the start of Sports Night and forcing Dana to choose between canceling a date with Gordon and handing the show over to Sally. Meanwhile, Jeremy uses the delay to write to Louise; and Dan's charms are beginning to work on Rebecca.moreless

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    • QUOTES (3)

      • Dana: Natalie!
        Natalie: Yeah.
        Dana: I have nothing to do.
        Natalie: You wanna go with me to get a doughnut?
        Dana: nah.
        Natalie: You wanna go someplace and make out?

      • Dan: Rebecca?
        Rebecca: Yeah?
        Dan: I'd never make a fool out of you.
        Rebecca: Okay. What made you say that?
        Dan: Nothing, no reason. I'll see you in a few minutes.

      • Jeremy: (Voiceover) I don't get it Louise, I understand what makes a women think that any man is better than nothing. I'll just never understand what makes a woman think she's got nothing.

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      • The title of this episode is another call-back to Guillaume's career. He was part of the 1960 revival of the musical Finian's Rainbow, from which "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" comes. Guillaume was meant to sing the song during the episode, but his stroke meant he was not available for the performance. The song turns up again in "Celebrities", when Isaac cannot recall its origin.

      • Based on the timing, this episode would be the one at which Guillaume suffered a stroke and fell in his dressing room. He was discovered by a crew member when he didn't respond to his call, and was transported to the hospital before his scenes were taped.

      • Felicity Huffman (Dana) does the voiceover for "Previously on Sports Night..."

      • Robert Guillaume received a credit, but did not appear in this episode. This is his first of six missed episodes because of a stroke in January.

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