In a throwback to Joan Cusack’s great scene from Broadcast News, a production assistant makes her way through the Warner Bros. lot to the Friends set with Easter eggs from that show and others popping up along the way in the above spot for CNN’s series History of the Sitcom.

CNN worked with frequent agency partner Roger with help from Warner Bros., which provided authentic sets—including the fountain and the coffee house—and props from the archives from such shows as Friends, Seinfeld, Murphy Brown and more. Music agency Syn provides the synced-up score.

See how many Easter eggs you can catch as you watch. CNN’s History of the Sitcom airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.


Client: CNN Worldwide

Chief Marketing Officer: Allison Gollust

Senior Vice President: Rick Lewchuk

Vice President & Group Creative Director: Whit Friese

Creative Director: Sean Houston

Marketing Director: Lara Hurst

Senior Writer/Producer: Jeff Mielcarz

Senior Design Manager: Brandon Campbell

Senior Director of Production: Matt Barnett

Senior Production Manager: Nichole Goralnik

Marketing Production Assistant: Jaimee Rindy

Production Resource Manager: Denise Patierno

Agency: Roger

ECD/Director: Terence Lee

Creative Director: Dane Macbeth

Executive Producer: Josh Libitsky

Head of Production: Anne Pendola

DP: Ernesto Lomeli

Editor: Mike Merkwan

Assistant Editor: Shawn Bean

Colorist: Loren White

Compositor: Dennis Shen

Producer: Shannon Bowen

Production Supervisor: Drew Baker

Post Producer: Rachael McDonald

Warner Brothers

EVP Worldwide TV Marketing: Karen Miller

VP, Production Assets, WBSO Corporate Archives: Lisa Janney

VP, Product Design, WWTVM Creative Services Art/Print: Vember Othenin-Girard

Director, Marketing, Studio Tour Hollywood: Gary Soloff

Assistant Manager, Studio Tour Hollywood: Irma Gutierrez

Archival Representative, WBSO Corporate Archives: Mike Esposito

Executive Director, Office & Production Services: Gabriel Anderson

Senior Manager, Office & Production Services: Ian Corrigan

Manager, Office & Production Services: Carissa Kacmarek

Clerk, Office & Production Services: Cameron Jackson

E-Car Partner: Giovanni Meneses

Syn Music

Creative Director: Nick Wood

Producer: Nick Wood

Composer and Arranger: Al Wolovitch

Drums: Randy Cooke

Production Assistant: Mathieu Kranich

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