Date: January 26, 2021
Season 1, Episode 3
Music Video of the Day:
Interstellar News: Been super low on energy the last few days, sigh.
Jeremy: My instincts told me to shut the the hell up and do what I was told.
Isaac: Your instincts were wrong.
Jeremy: Not fitting in is how qualified people lose jobs.
Isaac: Yeah, but a lot of the time, it’s how they end up working here.Isaac is the absolute best.
” I just wanted to tell you something nice happened at work today. I got the call.”: This is an absolutely wonderful episode, and I feel like I will continue to say that a lot about this show. Jeremy gets “the call”, meaning they want him to go to a location and produce a segment when he gets back. However it’s about hunting, which he’s morally opposed but keeps silent until he winds up in the hospital after fainting. Isaac explains that it’s up to Jeremy to tell them his limits, he’s part of the Sports Night family now. In a lot of hiring committees I’ve heard talk about the candidate “fitting in” or being “a good fit”, and I’m so glad that’s now an outdated practice in higher education. We need people who are right for the job and who will keep the department honest. I love how Isaac explains that Sports Night is for the outcasts, but that’s their strength.
The other bit of this episode is Natalie trying to get Casey and Dana together. She asks Danny to ride with Isaac so the other two can ride together, and Danny proposes this to Casey after totally getting schooled on Major League Soccer by the rest of the crew. Casey’s totally out of his depth not only with getting himself dressed, but his understanding of just how much he’s attracted to Dana. He goes on a long rant about how it’s been a long day, he’s tired, and he won’t notice anything… let alone her shoes, when Dana walks by in her little black dress. Casey watches her walk past, he then walks backwards, trips, and falls down while Dan calls to him “on your feet, partner, let’s go.” and it’s so classic, I love it every time I watch it. If you’re not watching this show, you totally should. It’s “free” on Amazon Prime through IMDB TV.