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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2008, 05:01:11 PM »
Having Britney on How I Met Your Mother was unnecessary, but they made it funny and it saved the show from being cancelled.  That's how I look at the Oprah episode.  If any show can make this funny, it's 30 Rock. 

Steve Martin will always be awesome, that is all.

The fact that 30 Rock is set around a TV show also lends credibility to the appearance of "random" celebrities.  They even made fun of unnecessary guest-stars with Jerry Seinfeld in everything in the last season. 

Steve Martin is awesome, but he's severely tested my opinion on him several times now.  :)


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2008, 08:25:35 AM »
I know Steve Martin... er "is" famous, but he hasn't been liked in years by anyone, except losers like me.

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so it's appropriate that she guest star on it.
That's sort of like if one of the comedians that Michael Scott always talks about on the Office dropped by. "Appropriate" wouldn't really be the word. In this case, since Liz meets Oprah on a plane instead of through her job in the industry... eh. You would think she could just be a guest host on The Girly Show, or whatever the hell it's called.

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Having Britney on How I Met Your Mother was unnecessary, but they made it funny and it saved the show from being cancelled.  That's how I look at the Oprah episode.  If any show can make this funny, it's 30 Rock.
I look at it more like Paris Hilton's appearance on My Name Is Earl. And in case you don't know, no it wasn't funny or anything. HOMYM is a typical sitcom, not like 30 Rock and Earl.

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Yes, unlike George Lucas most of the stuff that [Steve] did that I didn't like was forgivable.
Er, I don't agree, and I'll tell you why. Principles. George happened to make some mediocre Star Wars movies, with some great bits, but some lame parts that people won't get over. (But really, get over it!) It's not like he did something totally out of character. Supposedly the original movies weren't that great before rewrites, so it's not like you can blame him for not getting the right person to fix his scripts.

On the other hand, I remember a quote from Steve Martin where he explained why he did Bowfinger (which I like). He said he was doing some stupid movie and he thought to himself, "Why am I doing this? I don't need to be doing this." (I always assumed he was talking about Sgt. Bilko - I hope.) So he stopped doing stupid roles, and sat down to write Bowfinger. Then he started doing stupid roles again, and other than Shopgirl, hasn't really kept up those principles that made him write a new movie (even Shopgirl doesn't really count since they probably would have made it without him). He hasn't done a heck of a lot, period. But that's sort of the point. The less you do, the worse something like Bringing Down The House is.


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2008, 09:36:24 AM »
He's pretty buddy-buddy with Tina Fey (and he was the best part of the movie Baby Mama) so I always assumed he'd eventually guest on the show.   I don't really lump him into the stunt casting like Oprah and Aniston, I see him as more of a friend showing up on his friend's show.  Happens all the time.




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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2008, 12:43:37 PM »
He was great in Baby Mama.
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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2008, 12:46:17 PM »
"I am now going to reward you with five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact."   :D




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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2008, 05:45:25 PM »
I'd also say that My Name is Earl is a pretty typical sit-com, but it looks different because of the single camera set-up.  When they tried the crappily ironic multi-camera pastiche last season, it was awful, and not even in the fun way.   


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2008, 12:02:06 AM »
Erm, I don't see it as different just because of the camera. It's edgy and gross and has multiple new locations each week, and flashbacks. Sure, they have three standard sets, but most of the action doesn't take place there. Also, it does not feature a fat slob married to a hot chick with several neglected, precocious kids. Okay, neither does HIMYM, but that is at least made the same way as other sitcoms. I'd say lack of a facade living room is enough of a qualifier for Earl.

And Steve being friends with Tina Fey = creepy. I can just imagine him hitting on her all the time, and she's like:
"Friends, Steve. Just friends."
"Right, right. Just friends. I know."
*tries the fake yawn move*
"Steve!"


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2008, 06:31:26 AM »
"I am now going to reward you with five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact."   :D

Easily the best part of that entire movie.
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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #53 on: November 06, 2008, 08:01:07 PM »
Well I don't know about you guys, but I loved what they did with Oprah. 

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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2008, 06:34:48 AM »
I'm gonna have to go with Jenna as the winner in this contest. Her costume was way better. It wasn't even a stereotype. Why was she wearing a suit? And Tracy's makeup lady should be fired. Tracy would have done that bad a makeup job, but somebody does makeup for a skit show?


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2008, 06:35:42 AM »
"I watched 9 episodes of Boston Legal before I realized it wasn't the new Star Trek"
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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2008, 06:48:32 AM »
30 Rock isn't based in reality though. It's more a comsit than a sitcom.


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2008, 01:24:37 PM »
Tracy Morgan is funny.  He was on Conan a week ago.  He blew my mind.
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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2008, 02:24:41 PM »
Tracy Morgan is funny.  He was on Conan a week ago.  He blew my mind.

I disagree. I think the character they've written is funny. I don't think he's funny.

I disagree.  Tracy Morgan is/was funny.
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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #59 on: November 07, 2008, 02:36:57 PM »
...and I like to lick the cream out of my oreos, and then eat the wonderful cookie parts.
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