Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Season 1 Episode 21

K & R (3)

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jun 21, 2007 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When the doctor strips off the bloody smock he still has a spot of blood on his right shoulder. When the camera cuts back to him after cutting to Danny the spot is gone.

    • Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Captain Boyle gives his secure code as "Tango Nevada Echo Echo Bravo", but "N" in the military phonetic alphabet is "November", not "Nevada". The code he should have stated was "Tango November Echo Echo Bravo".

  • Quotes

    • Matt: How is it possible that at a time when the entire country is completely in line, including the two of us, that... how is it possible that people are so offended by a thoroughly benign sketch?! Is true patriotism really that fragile that it can be threatened by a late night comedy show?!

    • Harriet: It takes the average person in America 60 years to make what you make in a year. It takes the average person in the world 60 lifetimes to earn what you earn in a year. You have choices. Same is true for me, but the one thing that isn't handed to you on a silver platter is humility. So I like to begin each day on my knees and end each day on my knees.
      Danny: If He's everything you say he is I shouldn't have to audition.
      Harriet: It's not an audition.
      Danny: If He's real-
      Harriet: He is.
      Danny: And He loves me-
      Harriet: He does.
      Danny: Why not just fix it?
      Harriet: ...I don't know. And I'm hoping it's going to be a long, long time before you get to ask him yourself.

    • Harriet: Get down on your knees.
      Danny: Really?
      Harriet: Yeah.
      Danny: Why?
      Harriet: Respect.
      Danny: See, this is my first speed bump. I would think if I were God I wouldn't have any ego problems. I wouldn't need "Oh Lord, creator of the universe, most powerful and merciful and handsome of all the deities". There's a baby that's two weeks premature, her mom can't stop bleeding, my friend and employee's brother is being held prisoner by medieval heroin dealers... If he needs ten minutes of sucking up before he'll fix this, I don't want to work with him.

    • Harriet: People want and deserve to feel patriotic right now, and making fun of them-
      Matt: For the ninth time, I'm not making fun of patriotism, I'm making fun of car decals passing for patriotism! The same way I make fun of diamond-encrusted crucifixes from Harry Winston passing for faith!

    • Jack: You know, in 1993 Congress issued an apology to native Hawaiians on behalf of the United States for the overthrow of the kingdom of Hawaii 100 years earlier. All was forgiven, and I have a house in Kauai.
      Simon: Alright, fine, enough.
      Jack: You'll do it?
      Simon: Yes.
      Jack: You'll read an apology?
      Simon: the people of Hawaii. Can the people of Africa get one next, or are the Sioux Indians in line ahead of us?

    • Danny: What are you doing?
      Harriet: Cheering you up with a little Holly Hunter.
      Danny: Yeah?
      Harriet: It's what I'm here for.
      Danny: How is it no one's ever hit you in the head with a potato?
      Harriet: I duck and weave, baby.

    • Matt: (To Harriet) I don't think you're allowed to sleep with Luke and care about what I want both at the same time.

    • Simon: (Talking about the press) They make the capture of three US troops a showbiz story, and in the process casually put the three of them in greater danger, and then they ask me if we're manipulating the story for our benefit?! There are some situations that call for being impolite.

    • Jack: Does Danny have anything to drink around here?
      Simon: Danny's an alcoholic.
      Jack: His girlfriend's bleeding in the hospital, her daughter's born two weeks early, Tom's brother was taken hostage by the Taliban, and the star of one of his shows just went on television to declare his allegiance to Al Qaeda.... He doesn't keep anything around for special occasions?
      Simon: I declared my allegiance to Al Qaeda?!
      Jack: 'No wonder those guys want to kill us. I live here and I want to kill us'?
      Simon: It got out of hand.
      Jack: Yeah, ya think?

    • Jack: We're gonna draft an apology and you're gonna read it.
      Simon: I don't care if you draft the Gettysburg Address, I'm not reading anything.
      Jack: Forget the hell that's about to rain down on this network and on this show, I'm standing here telling you you're never gonna work again! Ever! You and Michael Richards can open a taco stand together.
      Simon: Jack?
      Jack: Yeah?
      Simon: Fire me or shut the hell up.

    • Harriet: I'll give you two choices. I can do more Holly Hunter...
      Danny: Or...
      Harriet: I can teach you how to pray.
      Danny: Teach me.
      Harriet: God always wins.
      Danny: No, it's just... your Holly Hunter is unbearable.

    • Matt: Look, I'm all for fighting a global war on terror. I'm Jewish! I wanted to kill Arabs long before any of you!

  • Notes

    • Jack: They want to nip it in the bud.
      Danny: How?
      Jack: Some kind of an apology.
      Matt: I'm sorry.
      Jack: ...not to me.
      Matt: I'm sorry, an apology will not be coming.
      Jack: Why is that?
      Matt: Because unless it's with my mom or my girlfriend, when I say I'm sorry I like to mean it.

    • In Latin America, this episode aired on October 31, 2007, in CANAL WARNER.
      In Finland, this episode aired on August 25, 2008 on Sub

    • Martin Sheen has an uncredited role in this episode as a voice on the radio.

    • Amanda Peet does not appear in this episode despite appearing in the opening credits.

  • Allusions

    • Tom: 'Cause like the song goes, "this is all just a little bit of history repeating".

      That's a reference to the song History Repeating (1997) by the Propellerheads featuring Shirley Bassey.

    • Harriet: (to Matt) …listen to me. You got roughed up a couple of weeks ago when you stood up for Bill Maher…

      Harriet is referring to Bill Maher, a political and social satirist, who was attacked for making a perceived unpatriotic remark in September 2001 on his late night ABC show Politically Incorrect.

    • Simon: Fire me or shut the hell up.

      Aaron Sorkin also used this line in Sports Night, when Dana told J.J. the same thing in the Cliff Gardner episode during the second season. He was about to fire her until Dan/Casey stepped in. Here, Jack was not going to fire Simon.

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