History Series / Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip

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.
3rd Oct '15 1:19:17 PM lledsmar
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** A skit about religious fundamentalism. Isn't that special?

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** A skit Skits about religious fundamentalism. Isn't that special?
3rd Oct '15 1:17:08 PM lledsmar
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** A skit about Krazy Kristians. Isn't that special?

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** A skit about Krazy Kristians.religious fundamentalism. Isn't that special?
3rd Oct '15 1:15:22 PM lledsmar
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**A skit about Krazy Kristians. Isn't that special?
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