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McDonalds, Sorkinized for your pleasure. [SingleLinkComedyCentral]
posted by tonycpsu (22 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't want to say I'm a Sorkin-aplogist, but I am extremely tolerant of most of his his go-to tropes. Oddly, I think this makes me even more appreciative of how good this is.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:44 AM on April 17 [2 favorites]


Extremely accurate. I wish they could have gotten Rob Lowe or someone to cameo.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:48 AM on April 17 [3 favorites]


The part at the end that says "Bestowed upon you by Aaron Sorkin" is the part that put it over the top for me.
posted by Linda_Holmes at 7:50 AM on April 17 [3 favorites]


Weird, I dislike Sorkin and like Schumer so I thought this would be much better than it was. It seems to hit all the right buttons but didn't get more than a smile or two from me.
posted by Cosine at 7:50 AM on April 17


Josh Charles was an excellent choice. He definitely still has the cadence down.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:53 AM on April 17 [1 favorite]


"[A] woman's life is worth nothing unless she's making a great man greater." So perfect. I wasn't a big fan of Schumer's stand-up, but I really like her show
posted by gladly at 7:53 AM on April 17 [2 favorites]


Cosine: Weird, I dislike Sorkin and like Schumer so I thought this would be much better than it was. It seems to hit all the right buttons but didn't get more than a smile or two from me.

Does this one work better for you?

I've never been a fan of her stand-up material, so I didn't tune into her show for the first season, but the mixed sketches/interviews/brief standup bits format works quite nicely, and the writing in the first couple of episodes this season has been excellent.
posted by tonycpsu at 7:53 AM on April 17


The part at the end that says "Bestowed upon you by Aaron Sorkin" is the part that put it over the top for me.

DAMN IT I was about to say the same thing! Also, "a woman's life is worth nothing unless she's making a great man greater". I like a lot of Aaron Sorkin shows but that was spot effing on.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 7:54 AM on April 17 [2 favorites]


God damn it have I no original thoughts? Also no preview button.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 7:56 AM on April 17 [1 favorite]


This just makes me miss Sports Night.
posted by Rangeboy at 8:01 AM on April 17 [9 favorites]


"a woman's life is worth nothing unless she's making a great man greater".

I'm just going to quote it again because it is the exact reason I said I was tolerant of "most" of Sorkin's tics.

This just makes me miss Sports Night.


Is the ability to access Sports Night with the touch of a button on my television the only reason I have Hulu Plus? No. Is it a reason? yes.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:04 AM on April 17


Sports Night is the best Sorkin show because it provides him with fewer opportunities to be unbearably pompous, and the ones it does provide him with can only last 20 minutes.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 8:07 AM on April 17 [10 favorites]


You don't need any words after "Sports Night is the best Sorkin show".
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 8:22 AM on April 17 [3 favorites]




Props to Josh Charles for leaving a killer show while at the peak of his character, but I really hope he has something lined up other than doing FunnyOrDie videos for the next 18 months...
posted by JoeZydeco at 8:33 AM on April 17


"Sorry, this video is unavailable"
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 9:12 AM on April 17 [1 favorite]




Josh Charles is kind of famous for not enjoying being famous/not enjoying trading work just to be working. He took like ten years off after Sports Night, on purpose. I wouldn't be surprised if he does something similar this time around.

I love that video and the only thing that would improve it would be a Josh Molina cameo.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 10:38 AM on April 17


I haven't watched enough Sorkin to pick up on most of the jokes, but being pointed toward this helped me find "Hello M'Lady" and "A Chick Who Can Hang", which have brightened up my entire week.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:39 PM on April 17 [1 favorite]


They killed off Will for this?
posted by oxford blue at 2:24 AM on April 18


Something about Schumers brand of sexually explicit self loathing keeps me cracking up every time she says fingerbang.
posted by mediocre at 3:03 PM on April 18 [1 favorite]




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