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.
Cal Shanley: LET’S GET RID OF DEMENTED SANTA CLAUS!

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).