“We must have filmed it 50 times,” Kornheiser said in October of the scene, which was shot in New York City. “It probably took like five hours. … It’s 50-50 that I’ll even be in the scene, that I have a line.”
Kornheiser made the cut, and he has a couple of lines. I can’t make out what he says on camera, but that’s him yelling “What a shot!” in the background before the bar erupts in cheers.
“I had trolled for this for two years,” Kornheiser said in October. “I had done everything I could, including become e-mail pals with the producers of the show, just to be on the show, because I really like the show.”
Kornheiser said the show’s stars, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, had no idea who he was. Later, Russell found out that Kornheiser is on ESPN.
“She comes over to me and says, ‘Would you do me a big favor? Would you take a picture for me, because I’ve got a friend who watches ESPN all the time and he probably knows you,'” Kornheiser said.