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

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 solid, 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 commonly demonstrates that drugs isn't really a technology, so what's the function of the incompetent expert in the US today?

In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow solid participants are thrust onto the philosophical degree with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to ascertain those key questions etc 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 concerns in the back of 30 Rock's characters and storylines, from post-feminist beliefs to workaholism and the that means of life

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

can provide 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 lovers, this ebook is the fundamental spouse for each 30 Rock­-watcher.

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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? Jenna: Stop falling in love with gay guys. Liz: About this. Jenna: That you’re looking out for me. But it doesn’t seem . . Liz: Jenna! I’m your friend. I’m not gonna let anything happen to you, okay? Show’s called The Girlie Show, and you are the girl. Nothing is going to change that. Jenna: Okay. Immediately after this conversation, the official logo of The Girlie Show with Jenna’s photo prominently displayed is replaced by the new official logo: TGS with Tracy Jordan, and of course Jenna no longer appears in the image.

I’m sad to say that our conversation went nowhere, partly because we were on our fourth round of drinks, but mostly because we skipped a crucial step: coming up with common criteria and definitions of friendship. We decided to settle this debate and to talk about the main characters’ relationships at the next happy hour. Aristotle to the Rescue When the next Friday rolled around, I brought some help. I decided to enlist the aid of a guy named Aristotle (384–322 bce), a philosopher of ancient Greece.

Grizz and Dot Com, experienced as they are, know the rules. Laugh at Tracy’s jokes, even if they’re not funny. Let Tracy win in sports and board games like Trivial Pursuit. indd 30 6/5/10 10:09:08 AM FRIENDSHIP ON 30 ROCK 31 And definitely let Tracy win at video games. When Kenneth actually beats Tracy at the video game Halo, and Tracy witnesses Grizz destroy Kenneth at Halo, a dirty truth emerges. Tracy realizes that Grizz and Dot Com have been deceiving him the whole time about his skills as a video gamer.

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