Kristen Baldwin
February 13, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EST

Jack Donaghy’s loving ode to the McFlurry in last night’s episode of 30 Rock has gotten the blogosphere in a tizzy — has Tina Fey’s Emmy-winning sitcom completely sold out to egregious product placement? According to Ms. Fey, the answer is a resounding no. Fey issued this statement to finally put McFlurry-gate ’09 to rest:

“It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the references to McDonald’s in last night’s episode of 30 Rock were in no way product placement.  (Nor were they an attempt at product placement that fell through.)  We received no money from the McDonald’s Corporation.  We were actually a little worried they might sue us.   That’s just the kind of revenue-generating masterminds we are. 

Also, the upcoming story line where Liz Lemon starts dating Grimace is just based on a recurring dream I have.

Seriously, though, it’s not product placement.

Also, whoever is writing my Twitter account is pretty funny, but it’s not me.”

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