Do I win? Shortest TV Show Blog title ever?!
OK, anyway.... Though the "My guy friend is 'dating' my boyfriend" gag has been done to death on TV sitcoms,
30 Rock is to be forgiven if only because the same episode gave us a preview of, no, not
The Real Wedding Crashers [
Groan], but "Jefferson," starring Source Award nominee Tracy Jordan. I will admit that for some reason - too silly, too broad, too easy a target - I wasn't expecting much from that trailer, but as each scene/joke/multiple-role popped up, tears formed in my eyes. I half expected Don Geiss to greenlight it, if only as a spoof of biopics. But instead he's all about "Fat Bitch 2," even though Cocoa died in the original.
Am I just so in love with
30 Rock, or has there never been a show quite like it? I know that's heavy praise, but literally, as I sat watching it, I felt that its specific combination of rhythm, humor and reality-merged-with-surrealism is rather unique. I suppose that
Scrubs is similar, yet that show veers more decidedly in the direction of the patently absurd. But only by a bit.
The bullets I now bring, though my lawyer has advised me to clarify that these are not always 100-percent verbatim, but rather references to dialogue and scenes. (Ha.):
" The features on the marquee at Liz and Floyd's movie theater: "Moonquest: The Quest for the Moon" and "The Boy Made of Corn."
" Frank's offer to Floyd-smitten Liz: "If you ever need anyone to, like, videotape you...."
" Candlelit Uno.
" "If you try, you win" - the maxim of Don Geiss' father, "one helluva garbage man."
" The spread in Tracy's dressing room: grenadine, fried rice, spare ribs, egg rolls and... Twinkies.
" Tracy's pitch to Don: "We're gonna need $35 million to do this
right" - yeah, because the casting and premise and lisp aren't wrong at all.
" Where has Cerie been? At a marathon mani-pedi with Jenna and Cat Handler?
" How Jack sold his ex's wedding ring to buy a sailboat which he named after her - Bianca Blows - only to sink it on purpose.
" The news crawl over the coverage of Jack's fireworks special: "Worst TV Show Ever."
" Kenneth knitting a Peacock bra for his Nana.
" Yet another
Star Wars ref from the Lizster!
" Floyd suggesting that the Foo Fighters' "Best of You" is about Jack.
" Guest star Emily Mortimer as Phoebe, the avian bone syndrome (hollow bones)-afflicted gallery rep.
" "Stand guard by his rump and await it in his droppings!"
" Liz in sex-kitten mode (kinda): "This VapoRub isn't going to get under my nose by itself."
" "The call is coming from inside the house!"
" "I'm gonna get an iPhone!" - and then the other grousing, "It's like a roller-coaster ride of emotions in here."
" Jack re: Phoebe's overture: "Oh, god, I hope we're talking about the same thing." But how can... if she's so fragile?!
Do I win Shortest TV Show Blog title ever [Crickets]OK anyway Though the My guy friend is dating my boyfriend gag has been done to death on TV sitcoms 30 Rock is to be forgiven if only because the same episode gave us a preview of no not The Real Wedding Crashers [Groan] but Jefferson starring Source Award nominee Tracy Jordan I will admit that for some reason too silly too broad too easy a target I wasnt expecting much from that trailer but as each scenejokemultiple-role popped up tears formed in my eyes I half expected Don Geiss to greenlight it if only as a spoof of biopics But instead hes all about Fat Bitch 2 even though Cocoa died in the originalAm I just so in love with 30 Rock or has there never been a show quite like it I know thats heavy praise but literally as I sat watching it I felt that its specific combination of rhythm humor and reality-merged-with-surrealism is rather unique I suppose that Scrubs is similar y