Fey says Palin impersonations has not helped 30 Rock

Here’s proof that the television industry does not care about ratings or what the audience wants to see: 30 Rock was renewed for a 6th season and has won many Emmy Awards while it’s ratings remain low. But according to Fox 411 it receives “rave reviews from critics.”

Tina Fey, who co-stars with fellow left wing comrade Alec Baldwin on this hardly-watched program, says in her new book – Bossypants –  that doing Palin ‘gags’ has likely hurt the show. She says that she and Alec are viewed by “50%” of America as “pinko commie monsters.”  I’d say yes, but I’d also say that the percentage is higher than that.

She also acknowledges that they are both polarizing figures in American entertainment.

And yet, the show with low ratings remains on the air because “critics rave” about it.

These guys who run the networks and the critics who write about the shows, don’t care about what YOU want to watch. They only care about what they WANT you to watch.

And as a disclaimer: I’ve never seen this show so have no idea if it’s any good or not.


6 responses to “Fey says Palin impersonations has not helped 30 Rock

  • ClassicFilm



    Shows that top my current boycott list:

    30 Rock – I watched it once and loathed it.

    Glee – Watched it twice (it was almost tolerable), but then Kathy Griffith, that promiscuous cougar who bedded Bristol Palin’s sleaze of an ex-fiance, was cast to slam Sarah Palin and tea partiers. If I desperately want to be insulted, I’ll watch a few minutes of the Soros-run news.

    Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior – Never watched it because of two vile words: “Janeane Garofalo.”

    The View: No interest in watching statist Joyless Behar betray her single-digit IQ. No interest in watching the rest of the liberal harpies beat up on the lone conservative.

    Anything airing on NBC: The network that paid liberal loon Keith Olbermann $7.5 million a year before firing him has a long way to go to restore my trust in ANYTHING they air.

    Movies I boycott: Anything that has Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, Rosie O’Donnell, or Sean Penn in them, any anti-military, anti-American dreck, or any film touched by Michael Moore or James Cameron.

    I’m really looking forward to the new film “Atlas Shrugged.” I read the novel in high school, and even now, parts of it still resonate in me. Unknowingly then, I was a conservative at heart even when I was a young, stupid teen who had registered as a Democrat.

    • roxannadanna

      LOL I’ve not watched network tv for YEARS! I’m so out of the loop regarding what’s hot and what’s not that I have to rely on Jane to tell me.
      Regarding Atlas: it’s showing on the 15th in Las Vegas at a couple different theaters and I’m trying to figure out how to get there in time to see it. I’m hoping it’s showing on Saturday too so I can make it easier. I’m going to see it somehow!
      It is the all time best novel I’ve ever read – twice. LOL

      • ClassicFilm

        Twice? I bow to you, o mighty Queen – that book was over a thousand pages, so I read it only once. But it’s stuck with me all these years. And I must ‘fess, I read the first 5 pages, then skimmed through the rest of the John Galt speech at the end. (Bad teenage me).

        • roxannadanna

          Well I admit that I read it once and then when I was driving 75miles round trip to work, I bought and listened to the tapes. I sent those to my sister-in-law and bought the CDs. I’m sure I’ll be listening to them again, too.
          It’s an outstanding book and so relevant to how this government is today.


    The Academy Awards is another example of what you’ve stated.
    It’s like a football team playing against itself and then congratulating itself for winning, or for that matter, losing.

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