We've all seen it by now: the viral video that proves Aaron Sorkin often steals material from... Aaron Sorkin.
Hitting the Internet not long after The Newsroom premiere, and created by a 22-year old video producer named Kevin Porter, Sorkinisms: A Supercut combines footage from all of Sorkin's projects - from Sports Night to The West Wing, A Few Good Men to The Newsroom - and makes it clear that this writer is a very big fan of certain phrases:
But while some have used this as evidence against Sorkin's originality, Porter says he created it as “a tribute to the work of Aaron Sorkin."
Adding that his first crush was on Allison Janney, Porter said he began piecing the scenes together when he was 14.
“I started this project back in 2010, but I started it in my head a long time ago, probably when I was getting into The West Wing and Sports Night in 2004 or 2005.”
The biggest irony of all? Due to all the hoopla surrounding the video, Porter can't comment on The Newsroom yet.
“With all the stuff going on, I haven’t had the opportunity to watch it,” he says.