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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #120 on: October 23, 2009, 07:09:33 AM »
By the way, Alan Alda saying the line "a guy crying about a chicken and a baby? I thought this was a comedy show" and its total reach of a lead-in made me really happy.

That was my favorite bit too... I wonder how many people didn't get that? A lot I bet... the final episode of MASH ran in what, 1982 or something?

I didn't, but I had watched that episode with my parents, and they loved it.  Then I watched it again on the DVD, and with the commentary or one of the special features, Tina Fey was kinda congratulating herself on working that in.  My curiousity was piqued, so I had to look it up.  I'd love to see the source material on MASH though.  Was that something Alan Alda's character said on MASH, or something he said in reference to MASH?  I can't understand how the former would make sense.


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #121 on: October 23, 2009, 07:41:53 AM »
It was in reference to it.  You know the story of the last ep, right? He made a woman smother her crying child to keep it quiet, and then went crazy and mis-remembered it as a chicken?

Yeah, that's what I read.  When and where did Alda actually utter the line though?


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #122 on: October 23, 2009, 09:42:00 AM »
It was in reference to it.  You know the story of the last ep, right? He made a woman smother her crying child to keep it quiet, and then went crazy and mis-remembered it as a chicken?

Yeah, that's what I read.  When and where did Alda actually utter the line though?

He wasn't quoting Hawkeye. He was just referring to that situation--it was after Liz's photo shoot with the chicken, I think, when he's wandering around on the floor.

I know he wasn't quoting Hawkeye.  He was, on 30 Rock, referring to Tracy's crying about having been forced to murder someone named "Baby", but how actually the story was that Tracy was supposed to disect a frog, but couldn't, because he was "chicken".  The exact words were "There was no baby.  I was a chicken!"

But what did Alda originally say?  And when?


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #123 on: October 23, 2009, 09:49:50 AM »
It was in reference to it.  You know the story of the last ep, right? He made a woman smother her crying child to keep it quiet, and then went crazy and mis-remembered it as a chicken?

Yeah, that's what I read.  When and where did Alda actually utter the line though?

He wasn't quoting Hawkeye. He was just referring to that situation--it was after Liz's photo shoot with the chicken, I think, when he's wandering around on the floor.

I know he wasn't quoting Hawkeye.  He was, on 30 Rock, referring to Tracy's crying about having been forced to murder someone named "Baby", but how actually the story was that Tracy was supposed to disect a frog, but couldn't, because he was "chicken".  The exact words were "There was no baby.  I was a chicken!"

But what did Alda originally say?  And when?

Go watch the fucking episode, I don't know.

Jesus.  Who pissed in your corn flakes?  It was just a question about a reference.


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #124 on: October 28, 2009, 06:52:35 AM »
It was in reference to it.  You know the story of the last ep, right? He made a woman smother her crying child to keep it quiet, and then went crazy and mis-remembered it as a chicken?

Yeah, that's what I read.  When and where did Alda actually utter the line though?

He wasn't quoting Hawkeye. He was just referring to that situation--it was after Liz's photo shoot with the chicken, I think, when he's wandering around on the floor.

I know he wasn't quoting Hawkeye.  He was, on 30 Rock, referring to Tracy's crying about having been forced to murder someone named "Baby", but how actually the story was that Tracy was supposed to disect a frog, but couldn't, because he was "chicken".  The exact words were "There was no baby.  I was a chicken!"

But what did Alda originally say?  And when?

Go watch the fucking episode, I don't know.

Jesus.  Who pissed in your corn flakes?  It was just a question about a reference.


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #125 on: October 28, 2009, 09:09:05 AM »
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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #126 on: January 15, 2010, 04:05:53 PM »
Oh, also, Jenna's dying lines--nice Blade Runner riff.
I didn't catch the reference.  Could you recount it for me (with relation to BR [I've only sen it once a long time ago])?


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #127 on: January 15, 2010, 04:46:21 PM »
Oh, also, Jenna's dying lines--nice Blade Runner riff.
I didn't catch the reference.  Could you recount it for me (with relation to BR [I've only sen it once a long time ago])?

It was a paraphrase of Roy Batty's dying speech - "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe..."

I cant find her quote online yet--but I'm almost positive it's a riff.  Where Batty says "Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion" etc., she says girl/mall related stuff.
Haha.  Thanks.  I love that show.  Seeing Tracy Morgan again always thrills me.  They know how to use just enough of him without overexposing him (and I can see other tv shows would totally do that).


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #128 on: January 15, 2010, 05:00:35 PM »
I never could stand him on SNL, but I agree, they play to his strengths. 

I still think we need more Pete. He's awesome.
I'm hoping for a return of Tina F--uh, Liz Lemon's brother played by Andy Richter.  No doubt he should be available pretty soon.  ;)


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #129 on: January 15, 2010, 07:19:12 PM »
I thought the first episode was stronger than the second, but they were both pretty damned good. 


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #130 on: February 12, 2010, 11:01:30 AM »
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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #131 on: March 13, 2010, 12:28:12 AM »
Thurs night's ep was all about "Future Husband".  I *know* I've heard that riff somewhere.  It's Bill exclaiming "[Someone someone]: Futuuure Husband!"  I'm pretty sure it was a short.  Anyone remember?


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #132 on: July 07, 2010, 06:54:47 PM »
Just saw this little news item:

From Extra:

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Just last week Steve Carell  announced he was leaving "The Office" after next season, and now Alec Baldwin says he won't be returning to "30 Rock" once his contract expires in 2012.

"As much as I like acting, I know that I would love to have a different life, a private life. I think doing this now for a living has become really hard. It's really hard," Baldwin told CNN during an interview.

He added, "I would rather go do other things and have whatever amount of time I have left in my life, have more of a normal life... I want to find out if it's possible. How close can I get."

Perhaps it's just contract negotiation time... or perhaps Baldwin really does want to do other things!

I feel this is actually good news.  Perhaps if Baldwin quits, the show will finish before it outstays its welcome, unlike some other shows we know of. 

Of course, if they were to replace him, the ONLY person they could get is Will Arnett.
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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #133 on: October 05, 2010, 04:00:38 AM »
Thurs night's ep was all about "Future Husband".  I *know* I've heard that riff somewhere.  It's Bill exclaiming "[Someone someone]: Futuuure Husband!"  I'm pretty sure it was a short.  Anyone remember?

Don't worry about it! (hint hint)


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Re: 30 Rock is all new!
« Reply #134 on: October 05, 2010, 08:55:31 PM »
Thurs night's ep was all about "Future Husband".  I *know* I've heard that riff somewhere.  It's Bill exclaiming "[Someone someone]: Futuuure Husband!"  I'm pretty sure it was a short.  Anyone remember?

Don't worry about it! (hint hint)
D'oh!  Thanks.  Can't believe how obvious that was!  "I think it was a short"!?  ::guhhhh::

How come this thread hasn't returned either?  C'mon!  They're doing a live show next week!  Two actually!  One for each coast!