Jessica Simpson is mentioned as both host and musical guest.
Tom: Okay, there's going to be a group of people coming to help me, can I go on record, right now, and say that they are NOT with me?
Harriet: I don't even know what the sides are in the culture wars.
Matt: Well, your side hates my side because you think we think you're stupid. And my side hates your side because we think you're stupid.
Matt: You don't like kids and dogs?
Jordan: Yeah. Or orphans. Why? Is that bad?
Matt: Half the shows in prime time start with two strippers getting strangled after a lap dance, and that's fine with me but if it's also fine with Jesus then I don't see the need to tiptoe around his name.
Matt: It's one thing to be asked to respect someone else's religion, it's another to be asked to respect their taboos. In my religion it's disrespectful to God not to keep your head covered. You don't see me insisting that the cast of CSI:Miami wear yarmulkas.
Danny: That'd be an unusual creative direction for CSI:Miami.
Danny: What are you working on?
Matt: Yeah, I'm on the third page, I should know by now.
(after an interview, where Harriet was asked her views on gay marriage)
Harriet: I said the Bible says it's a sin. It also says judge not lest ye be judged, and that it was something for smarter people than me to decide.
Matt: "Ye" is a word you don't hear a lot.
Harriet: How do you manage to see every piece of my press?
Matt: We have a press department, I get a daily press packet. They highlight what they want me to see - this one got a highlight, an arrow and a sticker!
Harriet: Well, as I said, they left out the second sentence.
Matt: Yeah, can I ask you something? Does your ass hurt from straddling the fence like that all the time?
Music in this episode:
"10,000 Stones" by Adrianne
John Goodman (Judge Bebe) won the 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series.
Ed Asner and John Goodman also worked together in the episode "Call Waiting" of "Roseanne".
Ed Asner and John Goodman used to be regulars in "Center Of The Universe".
Nathan Corrdry does the "Previously on Studio 60" voiceover.
Ed Asner is credited as a Special Guest Star in this episode.
Tom: Et tu, Daisy?
This is an allusion to William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar, when Caeser is stabbed in the back by his friend Brutus. Caesar says, "Et tu, Brute?" Meaning "And You, Brutus?"
Matt: You don't see me insisting that the cast of CSI:Miami wear yarmulkes.
CSI:Miami is a program on CBS which, in most areas, airs Monday nights at 10 pm opposite Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Jack: This is a black American Express card, I can post a million dollar bond.
The Centurion Card, popularly known as the Black Card, is American Express's most exclusive charge card. The card is available for personal and business use, but only by invitation. There are specific requirements for this card, one of which is an exceptional credit history, although some of these requirements have been known to be waived for major celebrities.
Judge: Matlock, shut up.
This is in reference to the 1980's and 90's TV show about a lawyer from Georgia, Ben Matlock, who was played by Andy Griffith.
Deputy Boone: Yeah, we got legal brothels. Cherry Patch Ranch, Mabel's Ranch....
This is a reference to two actual brothels -- the Chicken Ranch and Sheri's Ranch -- which (as the deputy goes on to say) helped develop the business infrastructure of the town of Pahrump during the 1970s.