History Headscratchers / ThirtyRock

7th May '16 11:36:45 PM nombretomado
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** Clearly, he's been living it up in Vegas with [[BrotherChuck Chuck]] [[HappyDays Cunningham]].

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** Clearly, he's been living it up in Vegas with [[BrotherChuck Chuck]] [[HappyDays [[Series/HappyDays Cunningham]].
26th Dec '15 8:44:46 AM louisXVI
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* Jack is said to have come from a hardscrabble background. Why then, does Colleen have such exceedingly expensive tastes? Even if Jack has started spoiling her since becoming rich, she carries herself and particularly dresses with the aristocratic manner of someone who has felt comfortable around luxury her entire life.
29th Oct '15 5:35:56 AM BanjoTCat
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** Breaking into movies offers actors more freedom in their projects and schedule. On a sketch comedy show, you're at the whims of the writers and you're pretty much working seven days a week for much of the year. And what actor wouldn't want to win an oscar?
14th Feb '15 1:50:55 AM StFan
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** ...Will Ferrell, Bill Murray, and Adam Sandler are all SNL alumni. Sandler was nominated for a Golden Globe for PunchDrunkLove, and Murray has an Oscar nomination for LostInTranslation. So clearly, it ''is'' possibly for actors on sketch comedy shows to do serious work.

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** ...Will Ferrell, Bill Murray, and Adam Sandler are all SNL alumni. Sandler was nominated for a Golden Globe for PunchDrunkLove, ''Film/PunchDrunkLove'', and Murray has an Oscar nomination for LostInTranslation. So clearly, it ''is'' possibly for actors on sketch comedy shows to do serious work.
26th Nov '14 9:55:11 PM karstovich2
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** MSNBC does, in fact, have conservative pundits.

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** MSNBC does, in fact, have conservative pundits. More to the point, though, she's on CNBC, which is completely in thrall to the business and financial interests who provide all their source material, so its talking heads, when they are allowed to express opinions, are typically quite pro-business and conservative. The Tea Party movement was named, if it did not begin, when CNBC commentator Rick Santelli went on a rant from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange about how people whose mortgages were underwater were "losers" not deserving of the mortgage-modification help that the government was going to provide, and said that there should be a "Chicago Tea Party" against it.
16th Jul '14 1:40:26 PM shadowmask
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*** Ever heard of Deal or No Deal? Yeah, it's basically that.
23rd Mar '14 10:26:04 AM saltyoldbones
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** Allergy medication.


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** The Witness Protection Program is for witnesses, hence the name. They don't just give out new identities to everyone who's been victimized by a crime. Plus, there are plenty of real-life examples of women who've been abused by their partner but found little to no help when they went to the police. Maybe it's dark and terrifying because sometimes the world is dark and terrifying.
3rd Jan '14 3:04:05 AM Touphi
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* Why does the show have so many gay jokes? It comes off as slightly homophobic with how many of them are dripping with stereotypes and no real gay supporting or main characters or positive examples.
** The show's treatment of trans* characters is much, ''much'' worse.
** No more so than anyone else is a stereotype (neurotic single woman, backwoods hick, egotistical actress, etc.). Heterosexuals don't come off as any more positive.
*** The difference there is that LGBT+ people are discriminated against, assaulted, and even murdered for who they are with unfortunate regularity, while straight people are not. There's no need for the show to contribute to the problem (and while it's doubtful that the show or the writers ''intended'' to be homophobic, it's still an issue).
**** umm...Many stereotypes are discriminated against (and assaulted or murdered) for various reasons in many places throughout the world. One stereotype shouldn't be wrapped up in cotton wool just because some people are whiners. This is clearly a show where it doesn't matter if you are nerdy, gay, black, smart, old, etc. All are treated in the same sense of "lets laugh at it". That's called equality, what you suggest is encouraging segregation.
*** "Can't we all just not get along?"
** Jack's business associate Gretchen Thomas is shown as normal woman who is gay. In fact, she goes out of her way to explain to Liz that she has no interest in "dating" someone who is fundamentally straight.
*** The problem with that is that episode is her only apearance in the series and the only out and proud homosexual in the series. Also with the crack against bisexuality in "Kidney Now" there seems to be a stigma agaisnt non heterosexual relationships overall.
9th Dec '13 9:18:51 AM nombretomado
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** Same reason why CartoonNetwork has to pay so much to use DC character's despite having the same parent company.

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** Same reason why CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork has to pay so much to use DC character's despite having the same parent company.
8th Dec '13 1:45:28 PM KaiYves
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*** He also wanted to be a marine biologist as a kid.
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