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November 20, 2007

30 Rock: Funny

It's not often I see jokes on sitcoms and think: HOLY CRAP I WISH I'D WRITTEN THAT. But it happened several times in last week's episode of 30 Rock.

#1: Tina Fey's character has convinced herself her Middle Eastern neighbor is a terrorist, and wants to turn him in. But she's worried about seeming racist. As she wanders the streets thinking about it, she sees the (real) bus stop ad which says:


Then she walks a little further, and sees another bus stop ad, which says:


I think I'll make that the new motto of this site.

#2: Alec Baldwin's character is at a fancy event, standing at the bar next to an attractive woman he doesn't know:

ALEC BALDWIN [to bartender]: I'll have a white rum with diet ginger ale and a splash of lime.

WOMAN: Wow. I never would have pegged you for a University of Tennessee sorority girl.

[WOMAN exits]

BARTENDER: Sir, here's your "Nancy Drew."

ALEC BALDWIN [looking offended]: For men it's called a "Hardy Boy."

O that is fine writing. The episode is credited to Kay Cannon & Tina Fey, although the way sitcoms work, these jokes could be the work of anyone on the staff. Perhaps it was the very funny Tami Sagher.

Posted at November 20, 2007 09:26 PM | TrackBack

I see TREASON in outting a CIA Agent Plame. Therefore I'm saying something. 1-202-225-0100 DEMAND IMPEACHMENT

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 20, 2007 11:37 PM

30 Rock is funny. Not as funny as people who post "demand impeachment" in EVERY SINGLE COMMENT STRING, but still.

I can't wait until the WGA gets what they're fighting for and can get back to writing more awesome episodes.

My wife and I have been doing the "Hardy Boy" line all week.

Posted by: David Grenier at November 20, 2007 11:42 PM

I hope those writers get paid when that stuff shows up online...

Posted by: Rojo at November 21, 2007 02:53 AM

David Grenier:I don't watch TV so the writers strike doesn't stir me as it does others.(I AM pro union) I'm glad you find me entertaining and funny, but in all honesty I'm NOT NEARLY as funny and entertaining as ONE MORE YEAR of George Bush.(and not as expensive to YOU AND THE NATION as our dear 'leader'. You get what you pay for, and George gives YOU a lot more bang for YOUR buck) Have YOU CALLED today? Ever call?

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 21, 2007 10:59 AM

SteveB. I was hoping that YOU were spreading her number around too. (at LEAST now I'm an urban legend but I'd much rather just BE FREE of George and Dick)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 21, 2007 11:11 AM

I hope Nancy does read ATR.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 21, 2007 11:13 AM

Mike, you're not going to start going on next about how to get free government money, are you? Stop "shouting", a'ight?

Posted by: Q. Erat Demonstrandum at November 22, 2007 08:56 AM

Q. Erat Demonstrandum. No I,m not, I'm hoping YOU could do that.(maybe you could turn your speaker voluume down)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 22, 2007 12:44 PM

I'm having trouble putting a diet drink together with Nancy Drew.

We just started getting 30 Rock over here. I miss Buddy and Sally. But Alec Baldwin's character is good, possibly even near Alan's class, although without the meta gag most of us didn't get at the time.

Maybe the drink should be called a Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Avedon at November 23, 2007 07:06 PM

Mike, I don't see treason in "outting" Valerie Plame. The CIA is a terrorist organization. Why are you supporting the terrorists?

Posted by: Duncan at November 25, 2007 05:27 PM