Tina Fey's Liz Lemon abides by a diet that is notoriously unhealthy, and often on the outer boundaries of "food." She famously received a false positive on a pregnancy test after gorging on "Sabor de Soledad" cheese-puffs, a fictional Mexican snack made with evaporated bull semen. She composed a song dedicated to "night cheese," the cheese she ate on her couch at night. In the episode "Sandwich Day," Lemon eats tinfoil, because it is acting as a barrier between her and a sandwich.
New York Times television critic Alessandra Stanley's casual relationship with the truth has been well documented. She decided America invaded Iraq in 2002 and not 2003. She re-appropriated a common CNN slogan to MSNBC. And her crowning accomplishment: a rare triple correction on Walter Cronkite's obituary which earned her a scolding from Katie Couric. Her summary of NBC's 30 Rock, which has its series finale tonight, is only a little bit less wrong than usual.
30 Rock ends tonight, after seven seasons on NBC, with little of the fanfare that surrounds a grand television event. Instead, it feels as if the show has already slid into the semi-obscurity of syndication. The critics would rather talk about Parks and Recreation and Girls; the Internet hive mind is swarming over Community and Louie; the awards shows have switched their allegiance to Modern Family. And the American viewing public? Well, it never liked 30 Rock all that much in the first place. At its peak, in its third season, it was the 69th most popular prime-time series in the country.
Last night, 30 Rock aired its second live episode and it was both funny and ambitious. Mixed into the show's main plot was a string of sketches that charted the history of television and worked as an homage to live TV. The clip above features a few of those sketches, including great parodies of the Honeymooners, Amos and Andy, and Laugh In as well the work of guest star Jon Hamm.
Yes, it appears the 43-year-old funny person and co-star of 30 Rock, was rushed to a Park City, Utah hospital after mysteriously collapsing. But despite whispers that the star was totally tanked during his Creative Coalition Spotlight Award speech, his rep says we should not be so judgey: "Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100 percent false." It doesn't appear that Morgan's collapse and 232-pound Kevin Federline's collapse are connected.