Thursday, February 08, 2007

MadTV rips Studio 60... and how

In the past few episodes, the shine has really been coming off Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip for me. Because I am becoming increasingly disillusioned with the direction the show it going, I really got a kick out of the MadTV take on the show. The premise is what if Studio 60 wasn't about a comedy show but rather pay-per-view porn (I think the genesis of the porno angle was the intro from the first episode of Sorkin's show) and you end up with Studio 69 on Van Nuys Boulevard. If you like the show or if you hate it, you will find much to laugh about in this sketch.

It has it all... the self-indulgence, the needless references to politics and history, the obligatory walking and talking scenes, and all that rapid-fire dialogue full of quips you've probably come to expect from Studio 60.

Now that's how sketch comedy should be done.

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