Small Town
"Small Town"
Season 1
Episode 13
Written By Paul Redford &
Aaron Sorkin
Director Thomas Schlamme
Original Airdate January 12, 1999
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"Small Town" is the thirteenth episode of the first season and the thirteenth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on January 12, 1999. It was written by Paul Redford & Aaron Sorkin and directed by Thomas Schlamme.


Natalie is in the producer's chair for the night when Dana, Gordon, Casey and a woman from Gordon's office go on a double-date. When a rumor about a major player trade starts filtering through the gossip mill, the production staff scrambles to land an exclusive scoop. Dan has to contend with fill-in co-anchor Bobbi Bernstein (Lisa Edelstein), who claims that Dan once had sex with her in a hotel in Spain.





  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. Ted McGinley as Gordon
  4. Alicia Coppola as Leesa
  5. Ron Ostrow as Will
  6. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris
  7. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  8. and Lisa Edelstein as Bobbi Bernstein


  1. Amy Powell as Kelly Kirkpatrick
  2. Lisa Welti as a Redhead
  3. Brett Barrett as a Waiter


  1. Aaron Sorkin as a Bar Patron


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. Tracey Stern - Producer
  9. Rachel Sweet - Producer
  10. John Amodeo - Produced by
  11. Paul Redford - Writer
  12. and Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  13. Thomas Schlamme - Director

Closing credits

  1. Bonnie Zane - Casting
  2. Paula Rosenberg - Casting
  3. Matt Tarses - Co-producer
  4. Stephen Putnam - Associate Producer
  5. David Walpert - Executive Story Editor
  6. Bill Wrubel - Story Editor
  7. Paul Redford - Story Editor
  8. Peter Smokler - Director of Photography
  9. Theo E. Azzari - Production Designer
  10. Janet Ashikaga - Editor
  11. Bruce Chevillat - Unit Production Manager
  12. Keri McIntyre - First Assistant Director
  13. Nicole Burke - Second Assistant Director
  14. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music