History Series / Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip

30th May '17 6:46:23 PM nombretomado
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* AuthorTract: Inevitable with a Sorkin show, although not nearly to the levels of ''The Newsroom'' or the heights of ''TheWestWing''. Mostly it's about the processes of Hollywood and the stupidity of ExecutiveMeddling which, depending on your view, may or may not have helped.

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* AuthorTract: Inevitable with a Sorkin show, although not nearly to the levels of ''The Newsroom'' or the heights of ''TheWestWing''.''Series/TheWestWing''. Mostly it's about the processes of Hollywood and the stupidity of ExecutiveMeddling which, depending on your view, may or may not have helped.



** Particulary weird was Allison Janney as herself, as she was (and is) most famous for her role on TheWestWing, a show written and directed by Sorkin which co-starred Bradley Whitford that had Timothy Busfield as a frequent supporting cast member and Janney's love interest.

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** Particulary weird was Allison Janney as herself, as she was (and is) most famous for her role on TheWestWing, ''Series/TheWestWing'', a show written and directed by Sorkin which co-starred Bradley Whitford that had Timothy Busfield as a frequent supporting cast member and Janney's love interest.
13th Mar '17 10:17:09 AM JamesAustin
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* SeriousBusiness: They work on an [[Series/SaturdayNightLive SNL]] ripoff, yet Matt and Danny act as if they are writing an important Social Drama about Society's Ills. Sorkin's usual dramatic style, which worked so well on ''{{The West Wing}}'', might seem a bit jarring in this context... [[RealityIsUnrealistic which isn't to say]] that TV writers ''don't'' act like their job is more important than the President's.
** Definitely a case of RealityIsUnrealistic, since former SNL castmembers have suggested that if anything S60 was too light and fluffy to represent the real thing.
** Skits about religious fundamentalism. Isn't that special?

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* SeriousBusiness: SeriousBusiness: They work on an [[Series/SaturdayNightLive SNL]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' ripoff, yet Matt and Danny act as if they are writing an important Social Drama social drama about Society's Ills. society's ills. Sorkin's usual dramatic style, which worked so well on ''{{The West Wing}}'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', might seem a bit jarring in this context... [[RealityIsUnrealistic which isn't to say]] that TV writers ''don't'' act like their job is more important than the President's.
** Definitely a case of RealityIsUnrealistic,
President's, since former SNL castmembers have suggested that if anything S60 was too light and fluffy to represent the real thing.
** Skits about religious fundamentalism. Isn't that special?
thing.



* ShoutOut: Well, possibly: in "Breaking News," Jack states that they have a "[[Series/{{Lost}} 4.8/15]]" ratings/share.
** The opening episode, with its CreatorBreakdown rant, is a ShoutOut to Howard Beale's similar breakdown in the movie ''{{Network}}''.

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* ShoutOut: Well, possibly: in ShoutOut:
** In
"Breaking News," Jack states that they have a "[[Series/{{Lost}} 4.8/15]]" ratings/share.
** The opening episode, with its CreatorBreakdown rant, is a ShoutOut to Howard Beale's similar breakdown in the movie ''{{Network}}''.''Film/{{Network}}''.



* StopBeingStereotypical: Simon is disappointed and almost depressed that a heavily praised black stand up comedian he has gone to see performs nothing but cliched racial humor and WhiteDudeBlackDude jokes(ironic given that those types of jokes are a big part of D.L. Hughley's stand-up comedy in real life). However, the comedian who goes on ''next'', though not very funny in that particular performance, has legitimately witty things to say and is recruited onto the the ''Studio 60'' writing staff to help nurture his talent and bring a new perspective to the show.

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* StopBeingStereotypical: Simon is disappointed and almost depressed that a heavily praised black stand up comedian he has gone to see performs nothing but cliched racial humor and WhiteDudeBlackDude jokes(ironic jokes (ironic given that those types of jokes are a big part of D.L. Hughley's stand-up comedy in real life). However, the comedian who goes on ''next'', though not very funny in that particular performance, has legitimately witty things to say and is recruited onto the the ''Studio 60'' writing staff to help nurture his talent and bring a new perspective to the show.



** The entire concept of the pilot is a massive Take That towards ABC (which cancelled ''SportsNight'') and NBC (which ran ''TheWestWing'', from which Sorkin ... "quit"). Matt Albie, the Sorkin self-insert, is an incredibly talented writer. People can't get over how talented he is. He's so talented and classy that they've just got to repeat it over and over again. Sadly, his intelligence and outspokenness are far superior to that of the network, which fires him, after which point his show steadily declines until they are forced to come grovelling back to him. Later, Jordan fights to pick up a pilot for a show written about the UN with striking similarities to ''The West Wing'', gushing over the excellent scripting.

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** The entire concept of the pilot is a massive Take That towards ABC (which cancelled ''SportsNight'') ''Series/SportsNight'') and NBC (which ran ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', from which Sorkin ... "quit"). Matt Albie, the Sorkin self-insert, is an incredibly talented writer. People can't get over how talented he is. He's so talented and classy that they've just got to repeat it over and over again. Sadly, his intelligence and outspokenness are far superior to that of the network, which fires him, after which point his show steadily declines until they are forced to come grovelling back to him. Later, Jordan fights to pick up a pilot for a show written about the UN with striking similarities to ''The West Wing'', gushing over the excellent scripting.
26th Oct '16 6:03:51 PM nombretomado
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* OverlyLongGag: Danny parodies the "Banker" {{Padding}} segments of ''DealOrNoDeal'' in a sketch with Howie Mandell.

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* OverlyLongGag: Danny parodies the "Banker" {{Padding}} segments of ''DealOrNoDeal'' ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' in a sketch with Howie Mandell.
1st May '16 3:29:35 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CastingGag: Openly bisexual Creator/SarahPaulson as the conservative Christian Harriet Hayes, whose ambiguous feelings about gay marriage factor significantly into the plot of "Nevada Day."
** Doubly so during a conversation between her and Jordan about fixing the bad press she got from commenting on it.
--> '''Jordan''': Here's what I need you to do to fix it--
--> '''Harriet''' (Sarcastically): By going on the cover of Newsweek and saying Iím gay?
--> '''Jordan''': Would you be willing to do that? I'm kidding!
** There may be a historical allusion here also. The character of Harriet Hayes might have been named after Harry Hay, a pioneer in the gay rights movement.



* UnderminedByReality: One of the main contentions of Jordan's character is that high-budget, high-quality programming is truly what America wants, and the network will be successful if they avoid cheesy trashy reality programming. It turns out it isn't.

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* UnderminedByReality: [[invoked]] One of the main contentions of Jordan's character is that high-budget, high-quality programming is truly what America wants, and the network will be successful if they avoid cheesy trashy reality programming. It turns out it isn't.
5th Apr '16 4:11:02 PM CaptainCrawdad
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And politics. Lots and lots of politics. [[SarcasmMode For some reason.]]

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And politics. Lots and lots of politics. [[SarcasmMode For some reason.]]
reason.
30th Jan '16 5:04:38 PM Jhonny
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* CommediaDellArte: Rarely seen but often mentioned, a regular sketch on the ShowWithTheShow, starring Jeanie (although it's not clear which of the roles she plays).

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* CommediaDellArte: Rarely seen but often mentioned, a regular sketch on the ShowWithTheShow, ShowWithinAShow, starring Jeanie (although it's not clear which of the roles she plays).
12th Jan '16 1:09:37 PM kingofkatamari
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Nowadays largely known as Aaron Sorkin's FollowUpFailure to ''Series/TheWestWing'' and for being DuelingShows with the aforementioned ''30 Rock''. Funnily enough, this was the show that had NBC's hype machine behind it, while ''30'' was seen as ItWillNeverCatchOn. An understandably miffed Tina Fey included various {{Take That}}s against the show that largely ceased when ''30 Rock'' [[GrowingTheBeard grew the beard]] and ''Studio 60'' was cancelled. [[HilariousInHindsight Living in 2015]], we can say that Fey was right.

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Nowadays largely known as Aaron Sorkin's FollowUpFailure to ''Series/TheWestWing'' and for being DuelingShows with the aforementioned ''30 Rock''. Funnily enough, this was the show that had NBC's hype machine behind it, while ''30'' was seen as ItWillNeverCatchOn. An understandably miffed Tina Fey included various {{Take That}}s against the show that largely ceased when ''30 Rock'' [[GrowingTheBeard grew the beard]] and ''Studio 60'' was cancelled. [[HilariousInHindsight Living in 2015]], A decade later]], we can say that Fey was right.
11th Jan '16 6:14:48 PM Prfnoff
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'''Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip''' is an 2006 NBC ensemble show about life behind the scenes at a fictional failing sketch comedy show. No, not the one with Creator/TinaFey. You're thinking of ''Series/ThirtyRock''. This one was the one created by Creator/AaronSorkin, was an hour-long, had a much more dramatic slant, and ended up lasting only a single season.

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'''Studio ''Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip''' Strip'' is an 2006 NBC ensemble show about life behind the scenes at a fictional failing sketch comedy show. No, not the one with Creator/TinaFey. You're thinking of ''Series/ThirtyRock''. This one was the one created by Creator/AaronSorkin, was an hour-long, had a much more dramatic slant, and ended up lasting only a single season.
19th Dec '15 6:27:24 AM DoctorNemesis
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* AuthorTract: Inevitable with a Sorkin show, although not nearly to the levels of ''The Newsroom'' or the heights of ''TheWestWing''. Mostly it's about the processes of Hollywood and the stupidity of ExecutiveMeddling, which makes it less obnoxious.

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* AuthorTract: Inevitable with a Sorkin show, although not nearly to the levels of ''The Newsroom'' or the heights of ''TheWestWing''. Mostly it's about the processes of Hollywood and the stupidity of ExecutiveMeddling, which makes it less obnoxious.ExecutiveMeddling which, depending on your view, may or may not have helped.
27th Nov '15 11:49:31 AM nombretomado
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* SeriousBusiness: They work on an {{SNL}} ripoff, yet Matt and Danny act as if they are writing an important Social Drama about Society's Ills. Sorkin's usual dramatic style, which worked so well on ''{{The West Wing}}'', might seem a bit jarring in this context... [[RealityIsUnrealistic which isn't to say]] that TV writers ''don't'' act like their job is more important than the President's.

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* SeriousBusiness: They work on an {{SNL}} [[Series/SaturdayNightLive SNL]] ripoff, yet Matt and Danny act as if they are writing an important Social Drama about Society's Ills. Sorkin's usual dramatic style, which worked so well on ''{{The West Wing}}'', might seem a bit jarring in this context... [[RealityIsUnrealistic which isn't to say]] that TV writers ''don't'' act like their job is more important than the President's.
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