McSweeny’s takes a swipe at our favorite overly-wordy TV writer. I’m not yet sure if the Paul Anka thing is a sideways tip to Lauren Graham showing up on Studio 60, or just an amusing coincidence. Excerpt:
AARON SORKIN: You know what’s weird about Poulenc? It sounds like you’re pronouncing him wrong, even when you’re doing it right. It’s the “ank” sound, as in “Paul Anka.” I guess you’ve never heard of Paul Anka, either.
DENTAL HYGIENIST: Can you open wide for me, please?
AARON SORKIN: You would think it would be the “ankh” sound, as in the ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life. But it’s not. It’s the Paul Anka sound. You know, it would help if you said certain words back to me, just random sentences that use the same key words I’m using.