You know when you wake up with a mostly empty pizza box in your bed? Like, the self loathing is definitely there but it’s way overshadowed by “Awww yeah … THAT was a party …”
That’s pretty much how I feel about the fact that I’ve watched the entirety of 30 Rock at least three times. (Yes. “At least.” I’m only copping to three.)
BUT NOW I NEED TO YELL BECAUSE 30 ROCK IS LEAVING ME! IT’S LEAVING.
Mean, poopy Netflix is taking it off the air.
The only good thing about this is that I’m yelling about something that’s not politics for a change. So … good, right?
Let me tell you how much I love this show. See this?
This is a fake movie poster about a fake movie starring a fake actor named Tracy Jordan. And you know where this fake movie poster is? Above our fireplace.
A few years ago Joe and I were watching 30 Rock and I proclaimed that I would like a framed Who Dat Ninja poster for Christmas so I could hang it above the fireplace. And then my sieve of a brain forgot about that request.
But guess what showed up Christmas morning? The best present ever!
You know what’s so awesome about this poster? No one has a clue what to say about it when they walk into our house. We don’t really expect people to get the reference—and I’m pretty sure no one ever has (sorry, Tray!)— but most people look at it and say nothing.
Except our kids. Two of the kids think this poster is hilarious. Even though they’ve never seen 30 Rock, they still occasionally look at it and sputter out “Who Dat Ninja! Hahahahaa! It’s not even a real movie!” One of the children despises this thing and thinks it should be banned from the living room. (Sorry, sucka!)
That’s only three kids. We have four kids still living in the house … the fourth kid, who pretty much never stops talking, has never said anything about this, now that I think about it. Perhaps she has been stunned into silence.
THAT is the power of 30 Rock.
But you’ll probably never know, will you? Because it’s going off of Netflix October 1st, which is like, 10 minutes from now.
So listen, do yourself (and me!) a favor by binge-watching all the episodes STARTING NOW.
THERE WILL BE HOMEWORK.
Sample question: What did Tracy tell Liz Lemon he wanted for dinner after he left a reef shark in the hallway?
(To find the answer, turn this computer upside down. Perhaps some fries will fall out of your keyboard or something*.)
And because it’s 30 Rock, you will definitely need snacks. I will not leave you hanging, friends. Check out this front page article from the New York Times the other day.
(What???! There IS someone else who shares my affinity for 30 Rock! I will be right over, Anna Dubenko!)
*The answer is NOT fries.
Hey! Leave your favorite 30 Rock memory in the comments so we can be life-long friends and start figuring out our voice parts for our duet of “Workin’ on the Night Cheese.”