Formula Comedy: Six Degrees of Sorkination

Aaron Sorkin wrote Malice that starred Alec Baldwin.
Alec Baldwin was in Cat in the Hat with Mike Myers.
Mike Myers was in Wayne’s World with Rob Lowe.
Rob Lowe was in The West Wing which was written and created by Aaron Sorkin.
Aaron Sorkin wrote Sportsnight which starred Josh Charles.
Josh Charles was in Dead Poet’s Society with Robin Williams.
Robin Williams was in RV with Kristin Chenoweth.
Kristin Chenoweth was in The West Wing which written and created by Aaron Sorkin.
Aaron Sorkin wrote The American President which starred Annette Benning.
Annette Benning was in Postcards from the Edge with Rob Reiner.
Rob Reiner was a “guest host” on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip which Aaron Sorkin wrote and created.
Aaron Sorkin wrote A Few Good Men which starred Kevin Bacon.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I would naturally be attracted to “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” without even seeing the first show. It teams Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Sportsnight, A Few Good Men, American President) with Bradley Whitford (The West Wing, Billy Madison, and not Aerosmith) and Matthew Perry (Friends, The West Wing), as well as Amanda Peet and Timothy Busfield. The connections between cast members are pretty endless. John January from American Copywriter admits the show captures the creative process. I agree, though I’m not in advertising, but I see where he’s going. It’s worth your time to Tivo or to watch live on Monday nights. You know it’s going to be well written and conceived and the cast is a great mix of proven players (Peet, Whitford, Perry, Busfield) with the guy from those Capital One ads and Steven Weber.

Coming up tomorrow a New Music Tuesday. I’ve added some show dates in the right hand column.

**Today happens to be Bradley Whitford’s birthday as imdb tells me, coincidentally.**

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