Two weeks ago, Todd VanDerWerff from the AV Club wrote a blog entitled “30 Rock’s Dangerous Decline and the Shadow of Will and Grace,” which I took some umbrage with mostly because I disagreed with many of the points ... and partially because there were a few that I did in fact agree with. He basically posited that the lack of character development and proliferation of plots has been what's bringing the show down, though that's a bit of a reduction of his argument. Last week’s episode was particularly disappointing and made me question whether VanDerWerff was right on more than I’d initially thought.
“Canada? That’s as good as Iraq.”
“Fred Dawkins, the incredibly overweight guy that pacman was based on, died.”
“At least he died doing what he loved … blogging on the Huffington Post.”
“This is going to be the scariest Prison parents’ weekend ever.”
“I’m not going to be pushed aside and forgotten … like that time at my sister’s funeral.”
"Being nice to the writers—interesting idea."
"God, are you doing this to me because I stole that blind guy's hot dog?"
you close your blinds --- you’re really bumming us out.” -Writer’s
note: kinda afraid that’s more what my party will be like, especially
since I used to be a comedy writer …
“I want to go where nothing can happen to me … can you get me on Charlie Rose?”
-“Fatty Fat’s Sandwich Ranch” is the best title I’ve ever heard for a restaurant.
“All of humankind has one thing in common - the sandwich.”
“Who’d be surprised, your worldview is food based.”
“I’m engaged, but not on Halloween.”
“Why is everything a little different here? I hate it!”
-“Read my face” is both unquotable and the best joke of the episode.
“Are we cowabunga on this?”
-Two good sketches a week for one cast member would be amazingly hard for today's modern SNL.
“All God’s children are terrible.”
“To the Kia Sorento!”