Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Season 1 Episode 17

The Disaster Show

Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 24, 2007 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Guest Host: Allison Janney
      Musical Guest: Macy Gray

    • The picture used of Allison Janney for the commercial break transitions on the show-within-the-show features flamingos. CJ's secret service code name on The West Wing was flamingo.

  • Quotes

    • Cal: We can't air the dress tonight.
      Jack: Why not?
      Cal: We record the signal in RGB, we were missing the B.
      Jack: You didn't record the color blue at the dress!?

    • Cal: Can we determine if there actually is a bomb in the building?
      Jack: I trust them, but just in case why don't we handcuff them to the building overnight.

    • Robbie: (About the bomb threat) Why wasn't it on the news?
      Jack: It's Friday night!
      Robbie: Aren't bomb threats a big deal?
      Jack: You'd think so, wouldn't you?

  • Notes

    • This episode again pairs Allison Janney (as herself) with Timothy Busfield, after playing media colleagues and love interests C.J. Cregg and Danny Concannon on "The West Wing."

    • In Latin America, this episode aired on October 17, 2007, on CANAL WARNER.

    • Even though Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford starred together on "The West Wing" they have no scenes together as Whitford's character is only referenced as being out in the parking lot dealing with the prop guys and not seen during the entire episode.

    • Although credited, Matthew Perry (Matt), Bradley Whitford (Danny) and Amanda Peet (Jordan) didn't appear. This is the only episode where they don't appear.

  • Allusions

    • West Wing

      Tom: (to Allison Janney) Look, this live TV, this isn't your little White House show where you get to do it again.

      Tom is referring to Janney's previous role as C.J. Cregg on the television series The West Wing that aired from 1999 to 2006. The show's name is directly referenced to later in the episode.