Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Liz Lemon Dreams Big

In one of the more genuine moments of the often broad comedy machine that is 30 Rock, Liz Lemon monologued last week to a poor unsuspecting dodgeball player about what she wants in a relationship. I don't think I've ever loved Liz Lemon more:

“I’ll tell you what I do want. I want someone who will be monogamous, and nice to his mother. And I want someone who likes musicals but knows to just shut his mouth when I’m watching Lost. And I want someone who thinks being really into cars is lame and strip clubs are gross. I want someone who will actually empty the dishwasher instead of just taking forks out as needed, like I do. I want someone with clean hands and feet and beefy forearms like a damn Disney prince. And I want him to genuinely like me, even when I’m old. And that’s what I want”. –Liz Lemon (30 Rock)


Rachael said...

This week's 30 Rock was on fire, in my opinion. I felt like it really restored a sense of heart to the show without it feeling shmaltzy or contrived, and I thought the goofy antics were well weighted down by witty and superior dialogue.

All in all, people who were whining about a 30 Rock slump this season should take a long hard look at the most recent episodes, as I think they're some of the best I've ever seen.

Kelly said...

I don't know Rach, I really liked this week (though found the Conan bit too obvious and late to be that funny) and it did put the heart back in in a good way. But this season really has been dull compared to what 30 Rock is capable of being. Especially when it wins every award and monopolizes nominations to the point where only 1 episode of the office was considered for a writing emmy against 4 30 Rock episodes, I demand a little bit more. Across the whole season I've enjoyed Community much more.

Rachael said...

I mean I think Community is so brilliant it puts all other comedy to shame, I guess I just don't think 30 Rocks highs are any higher than this season. I love 30 Rock, but I've never really connected to it on a deeper level, and so I've liked this season just fine, and definitely think these past few weeks have been equal to any other season's