April Is the Cruelest Month
"April Is the Cruelest Month"
Season 2
Episode 19
Written By Bill Wrubel &
Matt Tarses
Director Don Scardino
Original Airdate March 28, 2000
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"April Is the Cruelest Month" is the nineteenth episode of the second season and the forty second episode of the series overall. It originally aired on March 28, 2000. It was written by Bill Wrubel & Matt Tarses and directed by Don Scardino.


Due to network cutbacks, the show's Olympic coverage is going to be limited and Natalie may be about to lose her job. Dan holds a Passover Seder and makes up for his inappropriate on-air behavior toward Casey.





  1. Josh Charles as Dan Rydell
  2. Peter Krause as Casey McCall
  3. Felicity Huffman as Dana Whitaker
  4. Joshua Malina as Jeremy Goodwin
  5. Sabrina Lloyd as Natalie Hurley
  6. and Robert Guillaume as Isaac Jaffe

Guest starring

  1. Kayla Blake as Kim
  2. Greg Baker as Elliott
  3. Tim DeKay as Mitchel
  4. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  5. Ron Ostrow as Will
  6. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris
  7. and John de Lancie as Bert Stors


  1. Rose Colosanti as Billi


Opening Credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. Brian Grazer - Executive Producer
  3. Ron Howard - Executive Producer
  4. Tony Krantz - Executive Producer
  5. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  6. Rob Scheidlinger - Executive Producer
  7. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  8. Kevin Falls - Co-executive Producer
  9. Matt Tarses - Producer
  10. David Walpert - Co-producer
  11. John Amodeo - Supervising Producer
  12. Bill Wrubel & - Writer
  13. Matt Tarses - Writer
  14. Don Scardino - Director

Closing credits

  1. Bonnie Zane - Casting
  2. Paula Rosenberg - Casting
  3. Bruce Chevillat - Co-producer
  4. Stephen Putnam - Associate Producer
  5. Bill Wrubel - Executive Story Editor
  6. Peter Smokler - Director of Photography
  7. Tho. E. Azzari - Production Designer
  8. Janet Ashikaga - Editor
  9. Bruce Chevillat - Unit Production Manager
  10. Keri L. McIntyre - First Assistant Director
  11. Shawn Hanley - Second Assistant Director
  12. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music