We were treated to another hour-long dose of 30 Rock last night. And while season 6 has been off to a fabulous start, I have to say “Hey, Baby, What’s Wrong” was a bit lackluster. Compared to some of the previous Valentine’s Day episode — referenced in the new episode with some well-placed flashbacks — I didn’t think it held up the high standard of hilarity that 30 Rock typically has. Just me? Perhaps. READ FULL STORY
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Another Thursday means another all-new 30 Rock, and today, my fellow PopWatchers, you become men. Or something like that. In “Today You Are a Man” Liz Lemon’s incompetent agent, Simon, returned to tell her that her contract was about to expire. Jack had sent a new one for her to sign, but Lemon decided it was time to negotiate with the big boys. With help from Jack Donaghy’s own self-help tapes, Liz set out to get that 5 percent merchandising she deserves. What could possibly go wrong? READ FULL STORY
Last night we were treated to not one, but two all-new episodes of 30 Rock. Hooray! In lieu of your traditional 3o Rock recap, I’ve opted to present you with the top 10 lines from both “People Are Idiots Three” and “The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell.” Try not to be too upset, and just focus on the gems that the 30 Rock writers give us each week. READ FULL STORY
I have to admit that the second episode of season 6 was a little underwhelming compared to the stellar premiere. Still, have I mentioned I freaking love this show? In case you missed the memo, I do. And sadly, I think it’s because Liz Lemon and I are essentially the same person. Yeah, I just admitted that. And John Francis Donaghy is totally in my head reminding me what a terrible person I am.
Anyway, we finally met Liz’s new boyfriend, Criss. That’s Criss with no H and two S’s. They were clearly meant for each other because they had a completely serious conversation about Tivo noises. (Boop boop! Bom bom.) They were celebrating their three-month anniversary of being together, and the two-week anniversary of Liz going to the bathroom with Criss in the apartment. Very important milestones! Criss documented the occasion by giving Liz the same gender-neutral doll, Terry, she had as a child. He/she came complete with his/her baseball glove and baby! Also, it must be noted that Terry was dressed exactly like present-day Liz Lemon. Probably not a coincidence. READ FULL STORY
I’m so glad 30 Rock is back. As a matter of fact, it might just be the highlight of my year, and I realize it’s only January. But it’s been way too long since I last had a nice dose of Liz Lemon & Co. (Although, I will admit that it feels weird to watch 30 Rock at 8 p.m. instead of the noticeably absent Community. It’s not cheating, guys. I love both!) Anyway, let’s get down to the important stuff and chat about “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!”
Kenneth was convinced the world was ending tomorrow. (I guess if you’re not reading this because the world no longer exists, the joke’s on us!) He was excited to go to heaven and receive his reward: 72 virgin…margaritas sans salt. Lemon, who was in a surprisingly good mood, gave Kenneth some valuable advice for his supposed last day on the great blue marble she calls Earth. “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Enjoy these Satchel Paige brand tampons.” So Kenneth decided to grab life by the horns and complete all his dream chores. And when the world didn’t end, Pete decided to take a very disappointed Kenneth to see the ocean for the first time. But keep your chin up, Kenneth. 2012 has only just begun. There’s plenty of time for the world to end! READ FULL STORY
You can take the girl out of Philly, but you definitely can’t take the Philly out of the girl. (Especially when said girl is Liz Lemon and an acceptable meal in said city is Pat’s cheese steaks and Tastykakes.) Tina Fey was ready to let her inner Philly girl out when she learned that fellow native ?uestlove told Andy Cohen during a visit to Watch What Happens Live that the 30 Rock star is “never nice to the Roots.”
Fey, who stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night, admitted in her best South Philly accent that her initial reaction to the ?uestlove smack-talk was to “drag him behind a Wawa and we’re going to fight.” (Quick side note, PopWatchers: As someone who lived in southeast Pennsylvania for most of my life, I can assure you, there is no word that brings greater joy to someone’s ear from that region than “Wawa.” Wawa, in case you’re not familiar, is a convenience store-gas station-wonder emporium. Also, can someone please go pick me up a Shorti?)
The new mom decided better against that course of action and brought the Fallon bandleader the ultimate Philadelphia gesture: The Hoagie of Forgiveness. (Unless it’s from Sheetz. In which case, it doesn’t count.) The two, with the help of Fallon, bit into the sandwich (“With this hoagie, I thee friend,” ?uestlove vowed) and put their beef, which had just been one big misunderstanding in the first place, behind them.
Watch the full clip, in which ?uestlove extends the olive branch even further by giving Fey his famous hair pick, below: READ FULL STORY
What’s the opposite of blerg? Tina Fey won’t be dusting off that classic Liz Lemonism for a while because she was just named TV’s highest-paid actress by Forbes. Fey tied with Eva Longoria for the top spot, with each actress raking in $13 million between May 2010 and May 2011. Fey took the lead for her multitasking role as a star, producer, and head writer on 30 Rock, plus the earnings from her book Bossypants, which just sold its millionth copy. Longoria’s success came not only from her role on Desperate Housewives but also from lucrative endorsement deals with L’Oréal and LG.
Longoria was joined by fellow Housewives Marcia Cross (#3), and Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, who tied for sixth place with $9 million apiece. Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and soon-to-depart CSI regular Marg Helgenberger earned a healthy $10 million to tie Cross for third place. Rounding out the group, Cougar Town‘s Courteney Cox and Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy both earned $7 million, and The Good Wife star Juliana Margulies took home $6 million last year.
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