30 Rock

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by Vargas, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    Such a great show.

    While everyone on it is hilarious, especially Tina Fey and the guy that plays Kenneth, I don't know if this show would have made it with Alec Baldwin. His strange blend of unintentional comedy makes this show perfect.

    My favorite comedy that is on right now. The Office and 30 Rock makes the funniest hour on TV.

    Any other fans?
  2. antsie

    antsie Well-Known Member

    I LOVE the office. I have been watching it since it began and it just keeps getting better. Working in a office, I see lots of my co-workers on this show LOL

    I've always heard good things about 30 Rock so I have just recently been watching it and it's pretty good.
  3. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you meant "made it without" Alec Baldwin. Although I still love the show, I think it's gone about a step back from last season.

    My favorite episode was from last year when they did the fireworks/9-11 show.

    I watch it each week. It's cute, it's fun and there's always a handful of jokes that make me chuckle.
  4. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    YES!!! I meant WITHOUT Alec Baldwin. He makes the show.
  5. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    Yeah, it's a good show. I have the first two seasons on my Xbox 360's Netflix queue.
  6. JoeTan

    JoeTan Well-Known Member

    The most recent show hooked me. Good stuff.
  7. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    That's pretty much how I feel about it.

    Anybody see last night's Office, when Pam kissed Jim on his top lip in the break room?

    Did anybody else want to hump their TVs?
  8. flap_jackson

    flap_jackson Well-Known Member

    That girl is F'N hot :cool:

    I watched the first two seasons of 30 Rock on my Blu-Ray's Netflix Instant Que, and I became a huge fan. Great episode last night.
  9. AJ_II

    AJ_II Well-Known Member

    30 Rock is fantastic. Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin really compliment each other well on the show. And I like how they usually incorporate current events into the show. Anyone see the episode a couple weeks back when the cast of Night Court guest starred? I remember watching that show as a little kid, and that theme music was killer. Markie Post held up well...she's lookin good for a woman pushing 60.

    30 Rock is one of four sitcoms I regularly watch on TV, the others being The Office, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and Curb Your Enthusiasm (still waiting for Season 7 to start). The Office was starting to lose me early in the season, but now Ryan and Pam are back in the office and Toby returned, so it seems they're getting back to the original formula. I didn't really care for the Holly (Amy Ryan) character who replaced Toby.

    Anyone ever watch the original British version? They only made two seasons (12 episodes). Steve Carell plays Michael Scott a little differently than Ricky Gervais did.

    Thursday nights are great...The Office, 30 Rock, and Sunny in Philly all back-to-back-to-back.

    The Night Court theme!!!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxvsoA_TyMY]YouTube - Night Court theme song[/ame]
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2008
  10. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    Yes, I watched the British version awhile back. When it was announced that there was to be an American version of the Office my reaction was to wince. It's not often that the American version of a British show equals, let alone passes up, the original. I'm glad the people working on the U.S. show have done a fantastic job with the show.

    I think the original is better because of how Ricky Gervais played the lead character. I think that judging how much you seem to like the work of Larry David, liking the work of Ricky Gervais should not be too much of a stretch. They're both masters at working through incredibly awkward and uncomfortable moments.
  11. AJ_II

    AJ_II Well-Known Member

    Funny you mention that. A year or two ago, I came across an interview that Ricky Gervais conducted, and Larry David was the one fielding questions. Probably the best interview I've seen with LD (though there aren't many to choose from). The two do seem to be very much from the same school of comedy.

    He's great on the UK's version of The Office. Sadly, that's really all I've seen with Gervais. I've been meaning to get my hands on the DVD's of his other series, Extras, but haven't managed to do so yet.

    EDIT: Found that interview with RG and LD. There are six parts to it; I'll post part one here.

  12. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    Extras is a fine show, but not really on par with The Office. Not that that's a slam against Extras, I just think The Office is a perfect show. You can't beat it.

    There happen to be a few moments in Extras that reach a level of comedic nirvana, but it can suffer through a couple of movie star cameos that over reach and at least one recurring character that totally comes off as unbelievable(mainly from last season).

    The Office 10/10
    Extras 8.5/10
  13. AJ_II

    AJ_II Well-Known Member

    8.5 out of 10...that's a solid 'B'. Still pretty good. Back in school, I would have taken 8.5 out of 10 in a second.

    I now have Extras as a new addition on my official to-do list.
  14. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    2 great show's. I DVR them both every week.
  15. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    I love "The Office", but I thought "Extras" was even better. I haven't seen the US version of "The Office" yet. Maybe over Xmas break.
  16. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    Go easy on the first few US version shows, they're mostly duplicate story lines from the UK show. After about a dozen shows they started to spread it open a lot more.
  17. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    Yeah, I've seen that interview before. I thought Larry and Ricky really made a connection and I found out a little more about what goes on behind-the-scenes on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  18. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    You're dead to me.
  19. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Eh. The only network shows I watch are Simpsons, Family Guy and House. And, being a fan of the original since it came out, the US remake never sounded like something I'd enjoy.
  20. SISO

    SISO Member

    Fact: The Office is awesome

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