Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Season 1 Episode 13

The Harriet Dinner (1)

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 29, 2007 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Guest Host: Masi Oka
      Musical Guest: John Legend

    • Bevo, or the writers seem to have confused a ferret with a mongoose. They have a similar appearance, but the mongoose is well known for hunting and killing snakes. Ferrets are not.

    • Bevo mentions that ferrets hunt snakes. However, although ferrets are carnivores, they are not known to hunt snakes. In the wild, they usually only eat prairie dogs, small mammals such as rodents, and birds. Although some are known to eat small reptiles, there is no way a ferret would be able to defeat a larger, venomous snake such as a viper. An animal wrangler would know this and would not have sent a ferret.

  • Quotes

    • Danny: How can someone so smart and beautiful be so consistently wrong and dumb?

    • (Harriet is dressed as a cheerleader standing next to Masi Oka from Heroes)
      Harriet: Save me, save the world.

    • Cal: Hey, it turns out Danny Tripp is afraid of snakes. These are harmless, right?
      Bevo: No, they're vipers.
      Cal: Harmless vipers?
      Bevo: No, regular vipers.
      Cal: Uh-huh. So if they bite you you'd, what?
      Bevo: Go into anaphylactic shock.
      Cal: But they would only bite if they were provoked?
      Bevo: They'll strike at any kind of movement.
      Cal: OK, you know what? Let's get this done.

    • Jack: Hi, Tom.
      Tom: Tell him I'm being a gentleman!
      Kim: He's an animal.
      Tom: I'm not an animal!
      Jack: Progress report.
      Tom: I'm doing my best!
      Jack: Your best isn't going to do it, Tom. You're going to need to do somebody else's best.

    • Tom: Kim, you're twenty years-old, right?
      Kim: Uh huh.
      Tom: Well, just 'cause I'm a little responsible for you tonight, I wanted to tell you that the legal drinking age in California is twenty-one.
      Kim: What's the age for taking you back to my hotel room and dancing for you?
      Simon: Eighteen.
      Tom: Thank you.

    • Cal: There's a loose poisonous snake in the theater?!
      Tom: What?
      Cal: (reassuring) Nothing. It's slang.

    • Beevo: Cal, I can go to my place, get him, be back here in 45 minutes, this will all be over.
      Cal: Alright, alright get the coyote, to get the ferret, that was sent after the snake, but Beevo here's my question just so I know.
      Beevo: Yeah?
      Cal: What goes in after the coyote?

    • Jordan: When did it happen?
      Danny: What?
      Jordan: When did you, you know...
      Danny: Fall in love with you?
      Jordan: You're not in love with me, so stop saying that.
      Danny: I'll be in charge of whom I'm love with... if that's okay?
      Jordan: It's not okay.
      Danny: Then call the cops.
      Jordan: When did you decide this?
      Danny: It's not a decision... you're not buying a snow blower.
      Jordan: So, when did you...
      Danny: The first time I met you.
      Jordan: The first time you met me, you hated me. You didn't trust me, you thought I was a network bitch, you thought I was blackmailing you.
      Danny: You proved me wrong.
      Jordan: So your only recourse was to fall in love with me?
      Danny: Ironic.

    • Jordan: How are we going to get down? Is there a way to climb down the wall?
      Danny: I think I left my bat-rope in the office.
      Jordan: Well, think of something.

    • Tom: Let's talk about you and the viola.
      Kim: Let's talk about you and your cute ass.

    • Tom: But I have a date Thursday night.
      Jack: A date with destiny Tom.
      Tom: No, a date with Lucy Kenwright

    • Jordan: Anything?
      Danny: No service.
      Jordan: No service.
      Danny: No service
      Jordan: No service.
      Danny: ...and no service. You know what, maybe my the wireless company should take a quick break from putting movies to my phone and spend a little time seeing to that I can make phone calls with my phone.

    • Harriet: Gentlemen. Which one of you two would like to escort me to our table?
      Cody Kyle: I call it.
      Matt: ...huh...
      Harriet: Sorry Matthew, he called it.

  • Notes

    • On the 2/7/07 episode of "Last Call with Carson Daly", guest Timothy Busfield was asked if there was ever any problems with playing Studio 60's director during episodes in which he himself was directing. He mentioned one shot during the filming of this episode in which (as Tim) he said "Action" to begin the scene, but at one point within the scene when (as Cal) he said "Cut!" as a line in the script everyone broke character and started to talk among themselves.

  • Allusions

    • Simon: (to Darius) Well, go back to your table, Amos.

      Simon is referring to Amos 'n' Andy, a comedic radio show from the 1930s and 40s about a pair of African Americans. It later became a TV show of the same name that ran from 1951 to 1953.

    • Harriet: Save me, save the world.

      This line and the following conversation with Masi Oka about superpowers are references to the NBC show, Heroes, starring Masi Oka among others. It is about a group of people who have to deal with newly discovered superpowers. Hero's tag line is, "Save the cheerleader, save the world." Harriet is dressed as a cheerleader when she says her line.

    • Jordan: How are we going to get down? Is there a way to climb down the wall?
      Danny: I think I left my batrope in the office.

      Danny is alluding to the popular comic book character Batman who utilized a batrope to swing amongst the buildings of Gotham City.