Turns out, he's a natural!
Here he is, at the console, in an introspective mood. Is this recording good enough? Does it just need some good editing by Jethro to make it alright? How is he going to tell the guys that they have to fire the drummer?
Maybe he should quit the music biz and go to plumber school.
But then he hears something that's not so bad. Maybe this can work! Maybe, with an engineer as meticulous as Jethro, the great performances can be coaxed out of all those hard drives.
Jethro! Play that back again! That's it! That's the magic! You found the MAGIC!
And then, with another song edited into perfection, the Puggy Producer went on with his regular GUARD DOG business, barking at every car in the parking lot, playing with his rope tug toy, and looking expectantly for... something. Jethro said he must have been one disappointed dog to find out that that's all they do all day at the studio... just play the same song... over and over again... for twelve hours.
But tomorrow will be another song!