If you noticed a slight lag in TheaterMania's news between 9 and 9:15 this morning, it's because we were all busy e-mailing our moms. The e-mails went something like this:

"Hey Mom,

Big news! You can finally explain to your friends what I do for a living. Last night TheaterMania was mentioned on Smash (that show about Broadway that's on at the same time as Body of Proof). Anyway, sorry I forgot your birthday!"

That's right! At roughly 10:20 yesterday evening, Emmy Award winner and former star of Broadway's Promises Promises, Sean Hayes, spoke the name of this company on national television. Of course, the line seems to suggest that we have gossipy message boards, which we don't. But hey, we'll take it.

Erik Piepenburg of the New York Times had the following to say about the incident:



Whether you get those other references or not, you can check out the clip (in which Hayes makes some incredibly meta observations about Smash's show-within-a-show) below: