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As sweet and well done as the end of 30 Rock was, I can’t help but see Community as its funnier, smarter and more compassionate offspring. The best 30 Rock episodes are as good as Community but Community never got as lazy or simplistic as a lot of the worse parts of 30 Rock did. Even when Community is way over the top it’s still totally fascinating and I think represents where all art is heading, whether that’s a good or bad thing.
I am pretty sure it was “Because society!” which is way funnier, but I’ll take it.
“Hey nerds! Guess who’s got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn’t cried once today? This moi!”
WHOA. a little too spot-on.
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I was actually really pleased that Jezebel got that it was about the whole Olivia thing, because the treatment of Olivia was weird on that site. She just kept getting reamed! And it was this weird mix. They would go after her, and then the next thing would be like, “Defending the Rights of Sex Workers.” And I was just like, “Well, why can’t we just say Olivia’s a sex worker? Leave her alone!
“Oh, god, my period. YOU’RE ALL FIRED!”
This week’s 30 Rock had a much better Jackplot than Lizplot. That is all.
I loved the Lizplot. We’re moon sisters!
This was my favorite part.
The website Joan of Snark (“Perhaps Correct, Definitely Exhausting”) was a spot-on parody of Jezebel.com, “this really cool feminist website where women talk about how far we’ve come and which celebrities have the worst beach bodies — Ruth Bader Ginsburg!” Joan’s post about The Girlie Show mimicked Irin Carmon’s critiques of The Daily Show, which looked skeptically at Jon Stewart’s lack of female writers and his decision to hire Olivia Munn. And the episode also seemed to respond to Sady Doyle’s essay about “Liz Lemonism”; ongoing conversations about Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman; Fey’s recent piece in The New Yorker; with Medium-level forethought, the recent kerfuffle about female comedians at SXSW; and, while it didn’t have anything to do directly with this Molly Lambert piece, it might as well have linked to it across time and space. The only thing missing was a Christopher Hitchens cameo.
Haven’t watched this yet and want to sooooo bad!
When is this coming back?! I need it in my life. (I am aware it is very possible it already came back and I didn’t notice. Googling now.)
Makes me sad and happy at the same time. Blurg.
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