By William Irwin
A desirable exploration of the philosophy at the back of NBC’s hit television sequence, 30 RockWith edgy writing and a very good forged, 30 Rock is among the funniest tv exhibits at the air—and the place hilarity ensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy moral heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody shoes", yet what does it fairly suggest to be sturdy? Dr. Leo Spaceman sometimes demonstrates that drugs isn't really a technology, so what's the position of the incompetent specialist in the United States today?In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow solid participants are thrust onto the philosophical degree with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to check those key questions and so forth that contain the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.Takes an pleasing, up-close examine the philosophical matters in the back of 30 Rock's characters and storylines, from post-feminist beliefs to workaholism and the that means of lifeEquips you with a brand new figuring out of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and different charactersGives you deep and significant new purposes (who knew?) for gazing Tina Fey and your different favorites on 30 RockIdeal for either informal and diehard enthusiasts, this ebook is the fundamental better half for each 30 Rock-watcher.
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She gets onstage pretending to be part of an improv comedy sketch where she says, “I just fooled you all with my Jack Donaghy impression where I say crazy things that he would never say. ” Predictably, she’s terrible at improv, but Jack peeks into the ballroom and sees what Liz is doing for him. They lock eyes for a moment, and we see utter admiration, amazement, and thankfulness on Jack’s face. It’s the moment of reconciliation where their friendship sinks into their hearts at a deeper level. As a ﬁnal act of total self-sacriﬁce, Liz rips open her shirt and begins dancing onstage in order to keep the negative attention on her and off Jack.
Indd 28 6/5/10 10:09:07 AM FRIENDSHIP ON 30 ROCK 29 valuable. Human life is often deeply serious and comedic at the same time. Take for instance how much we value our friends. The best and worst of our human experiences come from how healthy or sick our friendships are. Friendship is serious business, and it’s never trivial to ask whether our relationships are going well. The way that we obsess over some of our relationships, however, can be hilarious. How many of us have worried that so-and-so hasn’t called?
Well, utilitarian. ” A rose is a rose is a rose. indd 32 6/5/10 10:09:09 AM FRIENDSHIP ON 30 ROCK 33 principle is undeniable. We sometimes collect friends and preserve these friendships because these people are useful to us, and we really couldn’t succeed without participating in this very normal social behavior. The relationship between Tracy and Jenna Maroney, the “other” star, provides another good example of usefulness. ” There is much grumbling, and Tracy and Jenna see this as a chance to get on the good side of the crew.
30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) by William Irwin