TV Rewind | 30 Rock: When comedy didn’t offend viewers


It was clear that only one show could survive and somehow, Tina Fey’s first show won the race. With Tracy Jordan, the show addressed how the lowest common denominator of the TV viewing audience just wants to get entertained and how for them, political correctness is not really a thing. Here, creative people get together to write comedy sketches that could be politically incorrect, and sometimes even be insensitive. He is a man who is so beautiful that he never really had to learn anything in life and trust me, it is truly the most hilarious thing to watch someone struggle with a tennis racket. Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell had one of the strongest parts in the show. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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TV Rewind All we need right now is a good laugh and for that let’s revisit one of the best comedies of all time, 30 Rock. Much like Saturday Night Live, two episodes of the show were performed live in front of a studio audience. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. But amid all these different voices, it is Liz Lemon (Fey) who is the voice of reason. They relied on their smarts and delivered intelligent jokes hoping their viewers would get it and luckily, they did. For me, the best bits of the show certainly include the track where Jon Hamm plays Liz’s boyfriend. Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey in a still from 30 Rock. 30 Rock often addressed controversial subjects and dealt with issues like workplace harassment, sexism and casteism. What is 30 Rock about? Although they made light of such serious subjects, they were never really offensive.. However, he is the one who will make you laugh as well as make you pause to think. Even though his arrival could be bad news for Liz’s show, the two eventually strike a friendship. 30 Rock is a workspace comedy, but unlike The Office or Parks and Recreation, this isn’t a traditional office. Written by Sampada Sharma
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Published: April 5, 2020 8:19:49 am

30 Rock started in 2006 and lasted for seven seasons. 30 Rock is a comedy show set behind the scenes of a live comedy sketch show, similar to Saturday Night Live. She has to deal with her eccentric actors Jenna and Tracy, filter all the noise in her writing room and deal with her disastrous love life. The track that had Salma Hayek as Jack’s lover was another firecracker. Best bits of 30 Rock
30 Rock took some time to find its footing but once it did, the show simply soared. And even though the two shows were at loggerheads with each other, Sorkin made a cameo appearance in 30 Rock a few years later and also acknowledged the cancellation of his show. And with Jenna Maroney, the makers included the ‘blonde actress’ stereotype but made her humane enough from time to time. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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30 Rock was never one of those ‘ha-ha’ comedy shows. The show follows Lemon as she puts up a weekly show. As the show opens, we meet Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy who is a network executive. These are dark and uncertain times. Alec Baldwin plays the corporate executive and Tina Fey is the showrunner who is trying her level best to put up a great show while also managing her personal life. Created by Tina Fey, 30 Rock premiered in 2006 and faced competition from Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip during its first season. While the show delivered some great tracks over its seven-season run, some of its best episodes were the ones that were done live. Kenneth is often portrayed as someone who doesn’t know anything.