November 2, 2009: Will: Ms. Pelosi? Is that the public option health care plan? Nancy Pelosi: No, "public option didn't test well with focus groups, so we tried "consumer option," but people didn't like that either. But I brianstormed with Harry Reid and we came up with the perfect name. Will: The "death panel option?" Nancy Pelosi: We think it has a populist ring to it!
November 4, 2009: Al: Thousands of writers in Hollywood, and the best they can come up with is a remake of "V"? I swear they won't be happy until they've strip-mined my entire childhood for ideas. Mitch: Can a remake of "Beastmaster" be far behind? Al: Maybe Marc Singer can get a cameo in that one.
November 6, 2009: Kepler: Roland Emmerich is talking about making his "2012" disaster movie into a weekly TV series. Al: What's he going to do? Blow up a landmark every week? Kepler: He says it could be ready to go in two years. Al: In 2012?! Maybe bad TV is how the world ends. Kepler: At least then there won't be a spinoff.