I had high hopes for this one, considering Carter's one of the show's best supporting characters.
I wasn't disappointed. There were a lot of good moments towards the middle, including the limo joust and the French sirens. And the backstory of Carter and Babs was genuinely touching...when you forget that their first meeting consisted of him smacking her in the face.
Peter trying to sing Surfing Bird to a slow tune put this one over for me. Good stuff.
We're flying a giant orange "CONAN" blimp over the baseball playoffs. Finally, subtlety in advertising. @ConanOBrien
What I've heard is that Penner was on the shortlist for the season, but got bumped at the last minute to make room for Russell. I'm pretty sure Probst hates Dalton so much that he'll never be back on the show as long as Probst is there.