What Kind of Day Has it Been?
"What Kind of Day Has it Been?"
Season 1
Episode 23
Written By Aaron Sorkin
Director Thomas Schlamme
Original Airdate May 5, 1999
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"What Kind of Day Has it Been?" is the twenty third episode of the first season and the twenty third episode of the series overall. It originally aired on May 5, 1999. It was written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Thomas Schlamme.


Dana buys the new camera and wants to take a staff photo. Casey's son Charlie comes to visit. Jeremy is following a baseball game in the hopes that the losing team might get a ninth inning rally. Just when everything has gone wrong and Dana is desperate for something good to happen, Isaac arrives for a visit.





  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. Cory Buck as Charlie
  5. Nina Siemaszko as Holly
  6. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  7. Ron Ostrow as Will
  8. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris


  1. Suzanne Kellogg as Alyson
  2. Justine Io Shoemaker as Ginger


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. Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  12. 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