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Aaron Sorkin's Next TV Show: Guy on Street Corner Yelling Things

06/26/2012 07:36 pm ET | Updated Aug 26, 2012

Emmy and Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin has announced his latest small-screen enterprise, a show titled Guy on Street Corner Yelling Things, in which a guy yells about various topics for the duration of each episode's five-hour running time. "We are very excited to be producing Sorkin's new show," said HBO spokesperson Adam LaFlange. "Truly, there is nobody around who can impress an acquiescent audience with big words like he can."

The titular character of Guy on Street Corner is Harold Wheelock, a libertarian who is hit by lightning in the pilot episode and then stands on a street corner in an unnamed city, yelling at passersby about politics, the environment, nuclear war, the media, racism, genocide, leash laws, poor penmanship, airline food, hot yoga and people who don't use coasters. In addition, there is a romantic sub-plot involving Harold and a mute corporate lawyer whom he also yells at until he soils himself and stares at the camera, a single tear running down his face.

"Sometimes Harold will yell at people, sometimes he'll yell at the heavens, sometimes he'll yell into open manholes, sometimes he'll yell at himself for not yelling enough," says LaFlange. "The possibilities are really as endless as the show itself."