E! Network’s The Soup produced this hilarious riff on Hollywood’s love-it-or-hate-it reaction to Studio 60. As FBLA has drawn a line down our fishbowl on this brilliant program (our other half is so wrong to hate this show), we greatly appreciate this charming sketch.
But we had one question for K.P. Anderson (he’s the one in the clip who isn’t Joel McHale): What side of the fence is he on? Also, (OK, maybe we had two questions), what can Sorkin do to make people stop hating him so damn much?
We like what Anderson had to say so much, we’re printing it in full:
I am a big fan of Sorkin and the reason the show vexes me so much is because there is so much I do like about it. It comes right under marriage and parenthood on my list of aggravating things I won’t walk away from. Like I said in the sketch, I think his dialogue is as strong as always. (His characters as well.) As far as what he could do to appeal to a wider audience, how the hell should I know? He and I aren’t exactly under the same microscope in terms of how many people have to be watching to stay on the air, so I don’t want to give advice to a guy who’s had viewership of which I currently only dream.
As to the sketch stuff and his view of comedy writers, which was where I went negative in the piece, lately it seems like he’s giving the fictional writers a little more to do than stand in awe of Matthew Perry’s character, so I look forward to seeing that play itself out. We shot the piece before we had seen “Studio 60′s” en masse hack walkout, so maybe I jumped the gun on that one. Also, the “To Catch a Predator” sketch on the Christmas show made me laugh out loud. In my opinion, however, it still feels like his vision of what sketch comedy should be is too heady to make a fictional weekly sketch series seem realistic. Maybe that says more about the rest of us than it does Sorkin and I’d be willing to bet that’s what he’s thinking. At any rate, he’s the one who got himself up to the standard to which we hold him. It’s gotta be a bitch to try and stay there.
P.S. One of my writers just came in and screamed, “Tell him we don’t wear Rastafarian berets!”.