Monday Movie Quote: STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP.

[Matt is looking at a plastic Santa Claus with his right hand raised]
Matt Albie: What’s he doing?
Cal Shanley: There are gonna be reindeer up in the balcony; he’s waving at them.
Matt Albie: He’s giving the Nazi salute!
Cal Shanley: Nah, he’s waving at the reindeer.
Matt Albie: Why wouldn’t the reindeer be with him?
Cal Shanley: Well, when you start to apply logic to Santa Claus, Matt…
Matt Albie: Alright, let’s set logistics aside. He’s saying, “Heil, Hitler.”
Cal Shanley: I think you’re reading too much into it.
Matt Albie: He’s giving the Nazi salute.
Cal Shanley: [pause] Well, now that you’ve said it, that’s all I can see.
Matt Albie: It’s all anybody can see.
Cal Shanley: He’s got the crazy eyes too, doesn’t he?
Matt Albie: Yeah.

Aaron Sorkin’s STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP never lived up to it’s hype or potential, but there was one episode, The Christmas Show, that gave us a glimpse of just how good the show COULD have been.

In this scene, head writer Matt Albie (Matthew Perry) is discussing a Santa Clause statue with head of production Cal Shanley (Timothy Busfield).