Friday, February 1, 2013

30 Rock Review "Hogcock!; Last Lunch" - All Good Things...


In 2006, NBC debuted two shows based on a behind the scenes look at a sketch comedy show designed to mimic Saturday Night Live. One show featured a cavalcade of high-wattage television stars and was sprouted from the mind of the person responsible for a Hall of Fame network drama. The other show was created by a talented but little known former SNL writer and some names that were fairly recognizable and some you’d probably never seen before. A year later, Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was canceled after 22 episodes. As it turns out, a non-comedy writer doesn’t know how to write non-comedy sketches. On the flip side, Tina Fey and 30 Rock just wrapped their 7th and final season on a glorious high-note that should be lauded for its big heart as much as its bottomless well of jokes.