Tuesday, September 26, 2006

They're Aaron Sorkin junkies...

Having been subjected to seeing every episode of "The West Wing" since... hell, since they were in the womb, it's no wonder that The Peanut Butter and The Jelly are big West Wing fans.

On Monday & Tuesday nights (my wife is at school those nights. BTW, cheer her on blogaudience as, after this semester, she has only two classes left towards her Master's Degree), when I ask the girls what they want to do- their response is usually the same: play legos and watch West Wing with Daddy.

(Truthfully - how many 4-year olds do you know who will ask for West Wing by name?)

So we'll play legos and watch one episode of West Wing (their favorite episode is "Privateers" from Season 4... probably because in one scene, Josh mentions Captain Feathersword) before I turn the TV off and read them one two three four books before it's bed time.

Now... it seems I've gotten them hooked on "Studio 60..."

I recorded the first episode last week because Honey Mustard and I weren't home, and when I watched it last Tuesday night, they sat on the couch next to me... somewhat mesmerized.

Because HoMu was at school last night, I taped it for her and me (I was watching the football game)

When I picked them up from school this afternoon, on the way to their grandma's, The PB asked: "Daddy, Sunstriptudi tonight?"

I can only assume that she was asking me if we were going to watch "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" tonight.

What can I say, my kids are Aaron Sorkin junkies.

Maybe I can use their love of all-things-Sorkin to get "Sports Night: The Complete Series" on DVD.

It's worth a shot...


MetroDad said...

Too funny, Kemp. I was actually going to shoot you an e-mail last week about our mutal love of Mr. Sorkin. Seriously, I want to kidnap him and make him write TV screenplays for me around the clock. We're loving Studio 60 around here. However, we're a little worried that the show will go the way of all our other favorite Sorkin shows. Maybe we should start a letter-writing campaign. The PB & J could headline it for us!

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Those kids have good taste.

I heart Aaron Sorkin.

My new episode is still on the TiVO. I'm waiting until Gabe and I are both home at the same time... and no football is on.

UCF was actually on TV on Tuesday night.

Kara said...

I'll admut I never watched an episode of WW, BUT! Loving Studio 60.

laurie said...

right there with y'all, kemp, metrodad and sgss. we heart all things sorkin. the difference between us and you, kemp, is that our 4-yr-old twin girls are sleep sleep sleepin at studio 60 time. regardless, i'm impressed that pb & j will watch with you. zoe and lucy will sit with us for a few minutes of big-kid tv but will eventually say "we wanna watch a little kid show."

Lance said...

I love great writing and I really loved Aaron's writing on West Wing. I was sorry to hear he was having drug problems and I am glad to hear he is back on track. I must confess I have not watch Studio 60 though. Not enough time in the day.