18 September 2006

Sorkin Strikes Again

    Those of you that didn't catch the premier episode of Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip missed something special, specifically Judd Hirsch's beautiful tirade against contemporary media.  The whole thing's an homage to Peter Finch's "I'm mad as Hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore" bit from Network (which the show acknowledges), and it's about as invigorating a pre-credit set-piece as I've ever seen.  YouTube will probably have to remove it shortly, but until it does, you can watch it below (larger version here).  Let's hope Lorne Michaels has a similar outburst soon; it would surely be the best thing to happen to Saturday Night Live in twenty years.

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