Friday, January 12, 2007

30 Rock: An Open Letter to Tina Fey

Dear Tina,

Thanks so much for 30 Rock. It's a hilarious show, even if the People's Choice Awards voters don't think so, but that's probably because they're all busy watching Grey's Anatomy while your show is on. Besides, you don't really want to win a People's Choice Award, do you? It's the Charles Shaw of awards. Anyway, I think your cast is terrific. Alec Baldwin, Jack McBrayer, Jane Krakowski – they're all great. Even Tracy Morgan is funny when his character is off his meds. Occasionally even when he's on his meds. But I can't understand why you keep shoehorning Rachel Dratch into the show. Does she have something on you? Is there some embarrassing video she's threatening to put up on YouTube if you don't give her a role every week? Because everyone else on your show is funny, and then there's her. You know what I mean. There's that twitchy character she plays, that other twitchy character she plays, and then whatever she did this week – I had to check the credits to make sure she was supposed to be playing Barbara Walters. (She was.) Really, the wig did all the work. Throw that wig on that one guy and he could do a better Barbara Walters impression. What I'm saying is, don't let her blackmail you. Whatever it is Rachel has on you, I'm sure it's not that bad. And even if it is that bad, no one will care, because: see above about everyone watching Grey's Anatomy instead.
Love the show!


vance said...

Oh thank goodness, I thought I was the only one annoyed by Rachel Dratch. Everyone else wants to be "cool" and give their vote to the underdog RD who got booted out for the much "prettier" Jane Krakowski but I think JK works really well on the show and is hilarious while RD just sticks out like a sore thumb.

Colleen said...

I really am more and more amazed every week at the levels of subtle, yet wacky, humor. And Alec Baldwin is beyond brilliant. Who. would. have. thunk it.

Anonymous said...

Are the two of you kidding!!! Rachel Dratch is the ONLY truly funny person! She makes every episode she's inso much better!

Liz said...

Mmm...yeah. Gotta come down on te anti-Dratch side of this debate. She's just really...weird in the show. I'm assuming it's a sympathy-casting, since she got bumped from the main slot (as Vance mentioned). And yeah, how wrong would she have been fo rhtat part?!