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"ISSUE ONE!"

A reference to the long-running PBS news roundtable series The McLaughlin Group, Adam and Ben typically use this reference to describe any large decision-making crew meetings which take place on the show. This reference is always accompanied by the cranky voice of John McLaughlin announcing the first issue of the program.

It was particularly apt when introduced in reference to The Child (S2E01) [Ep. 26 Worf Don't Preach] when a group of mostly male characters discuss how Counselor Troi's alien pregnancy should be handled--without much interest in her input.

Many viewers, unfamiliar with the television program, often thought that the sound drop here was someone yelling, "IF YOU WANT".

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