Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I'M A JEDI! I'M A JEDI! Before we speak of Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and the various other Lostaways, Tailaways, and Others, I figured we could use a space to discuss 30 Rock. Peppered with funny bits throughout (mostly thanks to Baldwin), interestingly, it suffers from the same problem that Studio 60 has--the sketch material we saw ("Pam: The Overly Confident Morbidly Obese Woman!" and "The Cat Lady") was not good at all, and Tracy Jordan is far more irritating than funny (oddly, much like Tracy Morgan himself generally is). The problem may be a little smaller for 30 Rock, since unlike S60, we're not constantly hailing the genius of Liz and her writers (including Judah Friedlander playing Judah Friedlander), but given Fey's background, I would hope she'd be able to come up with at least concepts that have some humor to them.

Also, did anyone else notice the massive number of GE ads that ran during the pilot? (And yes, there really is a Trivection Oven.) I wonder if GE was buying up unsold ad time or if GE wanted all the ad time to take advantage of the silly product placement.

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