This week’s Quiz:
On one recent episode of an NYC-based TV dramedy, the characters debate heading up to Westchester to dine at the famous Ã¢â‚¬Å“Blue Hill at Stone Barns,Ã¢â‚¬? only to conclude itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“too far.Ã¢â‚¬? Which show featured this storyline?
A. Lipstick Jungle
B. Cashmere Mafia
C. Dirty, Sexy, Money
D. 30 Rock
The answer is at the end of the clip and after the break.
Ah, YouTube. Where would we be without you? Oh, off doing more productive things, I suppose.
Check out this vintage YouTube clip of North Salem’s David Letterman and Bedford’s Paul Shaffer golfing. In addition to the requisite Letterman hairpiece joke, check out Paul’s hair — he actually had some!
If you like your comedy golf-themed (I’m looking toward Sneden’s Landing, Mr. Murray), check out Brian Howard’s documentation of “30 Rock’s” Westchester links hijinks or relive Bob Saget’s ego trip following a jaunt to another unspecified Westchester golf course.
(Photo by Tom Nycz/The Journal News)
JossipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got the scoop from last weekendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s WriterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Guild Awards in Manhattan, where 30 Rock creator Tina Fey — who was wearing what the gossip site described as a Ã¢â‚¬Å“party frock with plunging dÃƒÂ©colletageÃ¢â‚¬? (above) — took a deliciously vicious jibe at Aaron Sorkin, the creator of Studio 60 (and a Scarsdale baby).
I hear Aaron Sorkin is in Los Angeles wearing the same dress – but longer, and not funny.</div></blockquote>
Good one, Fey! But shouldn’t these scribes start working together to battle the far greater threat of imminent cancellation.
(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
Say itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not true, NBC! TV Guide is reporting that the ratings-challenged SNL-inspired shows by Aaron Sorkin and Tina Fey will take breaks from the schedule beginning in March. While the networks promise they will return, their futures are, at the very least, tenuous.
WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s replacing them? Beginning March 5, NBC will slide in the new drama, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Black Donnellys,Ã¢â‚¬? into Studio 60Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s timeslot. And while there are no Crazy Christians or Militant Fruit of the Looms, there are Ã¢â‚¬Å“four young Irish brothersÃ¢â‚¬Â¦caught up in New York’s underworld of organized crime.Ã¢â‚¬? And then beginning on March 15, 30 Rock (which is the funniest show on TV) will take a few weeks off so the network can debut Ã¢â‚¬Å“Andy Barker, P.I.,Ã¢â‚¬? starring Andy Richter. They promise it will return on April 19.
Does anyone else find it ironic that the only SNL-inspired show not being taken off the schedule is…SNL?
(30 Rock: AP Photo/NBC Universal, Mitchell Haaseth)
Isabella Rossellini — who visited Pelham in October to promote a movie about her father, director Roberto Rossellini — will be making a cameo on “30 Rock” next week, playing the ex-wife of Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin). According to the promo that appeared after last night’s rerun, Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens also guest-stars and Rossellini’s character gets into a cat-fight with Liz Lemon (Tina Fey). Place your bets.
I was slow to give “30 Rock” a chance when it premiered this fall, mostly because of its original time-slot and my general malaise when it comes to trying out new shows. But, wow, is it funny. It reminds me a lot of “Saturday Night Live” at its best and “The Simpsons” in terms of its comedic style, running gags and its ability to prompt frequent, genuine guffaws.
NBC was smart to move it to Thursdays as part of its “Comedy Night Done Right,” formerly dubbed “Must See TV” before an awkward stretch of programming after “Seinfeld” (and, to a much lesser extent, “Friends”) went off the air. NBC would really get me to watch for a solid hour if “The Office” and “30 Rock” were back-to-back, because I’ve never really enjoyed “Scrubs” all that much.
Find out why I appreciate the performances of Fey, Baldwin and Tracy Morgan after the break.