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30 Rock: Season 2

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Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, ...
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30 Rock

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
Pending
seasons:
7
performer:
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski
broadcaster:
NBC
genre:
Comedy

We gave it an A-

We knew she could write. An Emmy proved she could act. But who knew Fey could tap-dance? SNL‘s Sarah Palin doppel-?gänger captains the ultimate corporate show, embracing ? product placement and all things NBC, yet this season wielded subversive plotlines tackling the writers’ strike, the Iraq war, and the ”lame eagle” Bush presidency. In a commentary on ”Episode 210” (untitled due to the strike), Fey points out awkward silences where actors refused to ad-lib out of solidarity with strikers. Yet for all its carefully crafted humor, 30 Rock savors the inane, from Tracy Jordan’s hit tune ”Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” to cape-draped quack to the stars Dr. Spaceman (Chris Parnell). Unique extras, like a benefit at NYC’s Upright Citizens Brigade, compensate for the short season, confirming 30 Rock as ? TV’s most creative, and most diligent, sitcom. A?

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