WATCH: Seth Meyers knocks it out of the park with ‘Late Night’ Sorkin sketch

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If NBC’s 9-month-old “Late Night With Seth Meyers” has produced a better bit than last night’s Aaron Sorkin parody, I haven’t seen it.

As Meyers himself repeatedly notes in the sketch, poking fun at Sorkin tropes — the walk and talk, the ping-pong dialogue, the fight flirt, etc. —is hardly virgin territory for comedy writers.

But the “Late Night” team pulled it off with whip-smart finesse, resulting in four minutes of fun leading up to Seth’s sit down with the veteran TV producer of “The West Wing,” “Sports Night” and HBO’s “The Newsroom,” which recently started its abbreviated final season on a strong note.

Hat tip to NPR’s Linda Holmes, whose tweet linking to the YouTube video of Thursday’s sketch called my attention to it.

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