Kiefer Sutherland is known for his role on 24 and is now starring in a new show on ABC called Designated Survivor about a man who was designated to sit out the State of the Union address in the event of an attack. Well, that attack came to television fruition, putting a man who has
Kiefer Sutherland is known for his role on 24 and is now starring in a new show on ABC called Designated Survivor about a man who was designated to sit out the State of the Union address in the event of an attack. Well, that attack came to television fruition, putting a man who has never been elected to any sort of office into the most powerful role in the country.
In the show’s second episode, the new President wasted no time recognizing the city’s hockey team and how loud it can get at Verizon Center. See video in the tweet below:
— Caps Game Ent. (@CapsGameEnt) September 29, 2016
“Loud? A Caps game is loud, Aaron.”
To set the scene, Sutherland’s President Kirkman was in a briefing that quickly got out of hand. After leaving the Oval Office, he found the White House Situation Room quiet and was able to gather his thoughts. White House Deputy Chief of Staff Aaron Shore (played by Adan Canto) along with Kirkman’s former Chief of Staff Emily Rhodes (played by Italia Ricci) found the President and began talking about what just happened.
Why are we covering this story? It’s not just mentioning the team to give local credibility, it was using the correct vernacular (Caps vs. Capitals) and recognizing a key component of the game experience. The Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, and Redskins have all been mentioned in TV shows and/or movies over the years, but this gets down to something more in depth. Fox’s Bones refers to the Flyers quite often as David Boreanaz grew up a Flyers fan, and has had cameos from Luc Robitaille & Jeremy Roenick while featuring hockey-related artwork in the background of Booth’s office on the show.
Greg Garcia who is the creator/executive producer for several sitcoms including Yes, Dear; My Name Is Earl; and Raising Hope; has hidden Capitals items in those shows in the form of shirts and other trinkets. His latest show, The Millers was set in Leesburg, Virginia, and featured a vanity card at the end of one episode that featured the family of a now former staff member. He was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia and often includes his hometown teams in his shows some way.
The work of the Capitals game entertainment department over the last few years has created the atmosphere that makes it one of the loudest arenas in the NHL. That includes DJ Jordan Greenberg, Organist Bruce Anderson, P. A. announcer Wes Johnson and Tyler Hines, the Game Entertainment Director, who brings it all together. Without their work, this one little line wouldn’t have been spoken in reference to the Capitals.