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Aaron Sorkin, Funny or Die has something to say to you: The Newsroom‘s not the best show on television, but it can be better. Sound familiar?

Mirroring the opening scene of the series nearly shot-for-shot, Vincent Masciale of Funny or Die seamlessly parodies the show by asking bizarro Will McAvoy, “Can you say why The Newsroom is the greatest show on television?”

The question prompts a McAvoy-caliber rant:

The video then goes into how Sorkin can improve the show (“It has the worst, period, writing for women, period, ever, period. Period.”), complete with grimaces and boos from the audience. Check out the full parody below:

Your call, PopWatchers: Is Funny or Die on target with this parody? What would be your message to Aaron Sorkin?

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The Newsroom
Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series follows the lives of a fictional cable news room ensemble.
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