A cultural discussion of 30 Rock’s television legacy for feminist discourse and self reflexive satire television in the wake of its final broadcast.
When NBC aired its “Brotherhood of Man” promotion before the Super Bowl on Sunday, it provided a useful take on the network’s biggest strength…and its potential weakness.
Self-referentiality is a staple of 30 Rock’s satire. Yet, I almost needed a “drop” and a spinning top to resurface from this live episode’s multi-layered meta-humor.
Canadian characters and jokes seem to be all the rage in American sitcoms, but why is 30 Rock missing the mark?