Download PDF by J. Jeremy Wisnewski: 30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There (The

By J. Jeremy Wisnewski

ISBN-10: 0470632836

ISBN-13: 9780470632833

A desirable exploration of the philosophy in the back of NBC's hit television sequence, 30 Rock

With edgy writing and an outstanding forged, 30 Rock is without doubt one of the funniest tv exhibits at the air--and the place hilarity ensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy moral heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody shoes", yet what does it fairly suggest to be stable? Dr. Leo Spaceman normally demonstrates that medication isn't a technology, so what's the function of the incompetent specialist in the United States today?

In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow solid individuals are thrust onto the philosophical degree with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to ascertain those key questions and so forth that contain the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.

Takes an enjoyable, up-close examine the philosophical matters in the back of 30 Rock's characters and storylines, from post-feminist beliefs to workaholism and the which means of life

Equips you with a brand new figuring out of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and different characters

supplies deep and significant new purposes (who knew?) for staring at Tina Fey and your different favorites on 30 Rock

excellent for either informal and diehard enthusiasts, this ebook is the basic spouse for each 30 Rock­-watcher.

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Liz, of course, does not want to believe Jack’s warning. indd 21 6/5/10 10:08:47 AM 22 JEFFREY A. ” One of Emily’s friends, a former neurosurgeon, explains that “the human brain needs stimulation, or it atrophies and your pleasure center literally shrinks. ” The “special activity” turns out to be an underground fight club. Emily’s neurosurgeon friend insists that “the pain proves we’re alive” while Emily baits her into a fight. Liz responds that “this is very disappointing,” partly because her alternative to work didn’t pan out, and presumably because once again she must acknowledge that Jack was right.

Here’s the pattern: Liz and Jenna are on good terms when everything on the show is going smoothly. Jenna freaks out when her ambition and paranoia collide. Liz soothes Jenna so that the show can go on. ” Liz: How you doin’? Jenna: There is no way I am working with that guy [referring to Tracy Jordan]. Do you know that he once got arrested for walking naked through La Guardia? Liz: Yeah. indd 35 6/5/10 10:09:10 AM 36 DAN YI M Jenna: And that he once fell asleep on Ted Danson’s roof!? Liz: Yeah. Tracy has mental health issues.

Do you know that he once got arrested for walking naked through La Guardia? Liz: Yeah. indd 35 6/5/10 10:09:10 AM 36 DAN YI M Jenna: And that he once fell asleep on Ted Danson’s roof!? Liz: Yeah. Tracy has mental health issues. Jenna: He bit Dakota Fanning on the face. Liz: When you hear his version, she was kinda askin’ for it. Jenna: I . . I can’t even believe you are doing this to me. Liz: Listen. I understand that this is tough for you, but what did I tell you? Jenna: Not to freak out. Liz: And what else?

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