Tuesday, May 12, 2009

30 (dad) Rocks

Alan "son of hoofer Robert" Alda plays a likely father — in real life he has three girls — as the current season of 30 Rock ends. In the episode he needs a kidney from the "son" who went looking for — Alec Baldwin who has his real life daddy issues [Earlier: Those Who Can't, Write]. In parallel plotting, Tracy Morgan — who promises to never be satisfied with only his three real life kids — plays a character who admits he knows his "son" isn't, but that he pretends because it makes them both feel better.

A lot about dads ... a lot of funny ... and all in 30 minutes. And written by a mom — although naturally Tina Fey's comedic development does trace back to her dad letting her stay up late.

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