I was reading
your my Tennessean this morning, perusing the Living section when I came across this story about NBC’s ‘other show’ about Saturday Night Live – 30 Rock. Tina Fey, the star of the show, is discussing a comic turn in an upcoming episode:
The looniness of 30 Rock rings clear in the lips-scrunching phrase “rural juror.” “It came out of a discussion in the writers’ room last June,” explained Tina Fey, auteur and star of the NBC comedy. “I said, ‘You know what two words I cannot pronounce properly?’
Uh, no..well maeby. If you are a fan of the late great Arrested Development, you probably recognize ‘rural juror’ as a movie produced by Maeby within the show. The inability of the show’s cast to say ‘rural juror’ was a running gag throughout the episode.
I’ve got 50 bucks and my Season 1, 2, and 3 copies of my Arrested Development CDs that the writers of ’30 Rock’ may, just may, have seen the same episode I did. Ya think?