Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a sitcom that was Tina Feys baby and gave the audiences a look at life in the Rockafellar Centre – 30 Rock
Opening Titles / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show “TGS with Tracy Jordan”, must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. – IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Tina Fey – Liz Lemon
Alec Baldwin – Jack Donaghy
Tracy Morgan – Tracy Jordan
Jack McBrayer – Kenneth Parcell
Jane Krawoski – Jenna Maroney
+ Only Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin appear in every episode.
+ Alec Baldwin has said that this show is the best job he’s ever had.
+ The show’s 22 Emmy nominations in 2009 were the most a comedy show ever received in a single year.
+ Tracy Morgan had to be written out of a few episodes of season 5, because he was having a kidney transplant.
+ One of the reasons Jane Krakowski was drawn to the series was because it gave her the chance to sing and dance. Sitcoms today don’t usually allow for that – this was the first since Ally McBeal (1997).
+ The professional and personal relationship between Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy is based in part on Tina Fey’s real-life friendship with executive producer Lorne Michaels.
+ Before Will Forte played Paul, Jenna’s boyfriend and Jenna impersonator in later episodes, he appeared in Season 1 Episode 12 “Black Tie” as “Tomas” the assistant to Austrian Prince Gerhardt, played by Paul Ruben. In the episode, he tells Jenna that the Prince wishes to meet her and introduces them.
Best Liz Lemon clips