Saying a final goodbye to hit sitcom "30 Rock"
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 00:02
What will we do without our weekly dosage of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy and the rest of the comedy series Emmy winning cast?
“30 Rock” came to a close this Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC.
Since 2006 Tina Fey has lead the writers and actors of “30 Rock” to 10 Emmy Award wins, 11 Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Writers Guild of America Awards.
Ending on its seventh season was a smart move due to the fact that the writing has not lost its touch throughout the show; quitting while they are ahead is a great move. Only airing 13 episodes instead of the normal 21.
Tina Fey remarks on the series, “Seven years ago we were keeping our head down and trying to stay on the air, but as the years progressed I thought well this would be nice if this happened to Liz Lemon in this way.”
“Will she fulfill her desire that is established at the end of season two which is to start a family in some way and to be happy in her home life and her work life?”
The cast was sad to depart from their beloved characters and witty dialogue filled episodes; it has been reported that Alec Baldwin suggested to NBC that they cut his pay by 20 percent to renew “30 Rock” for another season.
“It’s all been so emotional that you can’t cry anymore,” said Fey on filming the series finale.
After leaving “Saturday Night Live”, Fey stayed close with NBC and began her television series with the help of Executive Producer Lorne Michaels.
Additionally, Fey turned to husband Jeff Richmond to create the musical score for the whole show.
The show has seen many great guest stars such as Steve Buscemi, James Marsden, Brian Williams, Al Gore, Julianne Moore, Steve Martin, Jennifer Aniston, Jon Bon Jovi, Matt Damon and Jon Hamm just to name a few. This list goes to show how much other actors even admire the series.
A new set of vocabulary has been presented to fans of the show with words like, “DEAL BREAKER,” “ADORKABLE” and “LEMONED.”
Up next for Tina Fey are two movies, “Admissions” co-starring Paul Rudd and “The Muppets II.”
Alec Baldwin is set to star in a new Woody Allen film, “Blue Jasmine.”
Meanwhile, syndicated episodes of “30 Rock” are on all the time, so you can relive the magic easily.