Where once 'Back to the Future' joked about the lunacy of an actor becoming president, modern audiences have lived through the Schwarzenegger era long enough to know that the idea of their favorite actors taking office is all-too-real. And while he's talked about it before, just how close is Alec Baldwin to stepping out from NBC and making a run at political office?
Ah, meta humor. Long may you reign. Having spent a full six seasons on the air, NBC's '30 Rock' has long learned that if you love something you must eventually set it free, but that doesn't mean it can't ever come back! That's why '30 Rock's upcoming live episode is going to gain a little 'Community' spirit!
Far be it for any of us to assume that social media is the be-all end-all of decision-making and impassioned actions, but it looks like NBC might have another one of their favored sitcoms in hot water after Alec Baldwin seems to have been pushed to the point of no return by his latest scandals.
This week's '30 Rock' seemed to be tightly reigned in, and devoid of most of the traditional shenaniganry (and we're not exactly sure that's a word, but it certainly applies to '30 Rock'). Jenna's antic's were toned down, Tracy was well-behaved, and I think the only "wacky" moment in the whole show came from a boxing dummy.
This isn't to say that the show wasn't funny - it's just after nearly a whole season of craziness, a "bottle episode" (no guest stars, limited sets and effects, etc.) comes as a bit of a surprise.
In this case, show's standard three mini-plot formula proved useful, keeping the focus from staying too long in one place helped to keep things from getting dull.
As the whirlwind promotion for 'The Hunger Games' begins settling down (like it even needs it anymore), it looks like Elizabeth Banks finally has enough time on her hands to bring a resolution to one of '30 Rock's most-enduring mysteries? Mysteries? That's right, even '30 Rock' has mysteries!
We join our intrepid heroine Liz Lemon on April 14th, as she gets called 'predictable' by her accountant, which might be the most depressing thing that can happen to a person. We're treated to flashbacks that highlight just how repetitive her life seems to be getting, before the theme song break transports us to Jack's office, where Liz begins to realize that more of the same seems to be happening.