The Local Weather
"The Local Weather"
Season 2
Episode 16
Teleplay By Aaron Sorkin
Story By Aaron Sorkin and
Pete McCabe
Director Timothy Busfield
Original Airdate March 7, 2000
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"The Local Weather" is the fifteenth episode of the second season and the thirty eighth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on March 7, 2000. The teleplay was written by Aaron Sorkin from a story he co-wrote with Pete McCabe and directed by Timothy Busfield.


Dan decides to skip his therapy appointment, but spends the entire length of a normal appointment in his therapist's office explaining why. Jeremy e-mails Jenny to apologize for blowing her off, but then meets up with her in person only to explain why he's not going to see her again. Casey tries to bribe the gang to watch a track and field event with him in the middle of the night.





  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

Special guest star

  1. Paula Marshall as Jenny

Guest starring

  1. Kayla Blake as Kim
  2. Greg Baker as Elliott
  3. Jayne Brook as Abby
  4. Derek Webster as Oscar
  5. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  6. Ron Ostrow as Will
  7. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris


  1. Darren Foreman as Jack
  2. Gerard Moncure as Announcer 1
  3. Mel Proctor as Announcer 2


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. Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
  13. Pete McCabe and - Story
  14. Aaron Sorkin - Story
  15. Timothy Busfield - 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