By J. Jeremy Wisnewski
A desirable exploration of the philosophy at the back of NBC's hit television sequence, 30 Rock
With edgy writing and a superb 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 reliable? Dr. Leo Spaceman often demonstrates that drugs isn't really a technological know-how, so what's the position of the incompetent expert in the USA today?
In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow forged individuals are thrust onto the philosophical degree with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to check those key questions and so on that contain the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.
Takes an exciting, up-close examine the philosophical matters at 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 realizing of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and different characters
promises deep and significant new purposes (who knew?) for gazing Tina Fey and your different favorites on 30 Rock
excellent for either informal and diehard fanatics, this booklet is the basic significant other for each 30 Rock-watcher.
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They want the best for each other, and they often act in ways that advance the other person’s best interests. This pattern of an evolving, deepening friendship is unique to their relationship on 30 Rock. In fact, the other relationships on the show are ﬁrmly rooted in mutual utility and pleasure— neurotically so, with fantastic results! We love 30 Rock partly because it makes light of some of the ﬂaws that beset all of us: avarice, pettiness, ruthless ambition, and utter selﬁshness. It’s nice, however, to see 30 Rock also offer a glimpse into the more ennobling virtues that give dignity to our relationships and our lives.
Don’t worry. I get boundaries. ” Jack: Lemon, this is a part of our problem. I give you a simple, managerial suggestion in a professional context and I get back the second half of a Judy Blume novel. Liz: Whatever! This place is dumb! Jack: We’re going to be back at work tomorrow. Let’s not make this bigger than it is. Liz: Too late! Friendship: over! Jack: Good lord! When a relationship grows and evolves, there are likely to be tensions. Sometimes a relationship largely based on mutual usefulness and pleasure evolves into a deeper relationship based on mutual and self-sacriﬁcial goodwill.
2 After their plan failed miserably, Tracy and Jenna were quickly back to being adversaries. While few of us are involved in relationships as mercenary as in “Flu Shot,” we nevertheless recognize how quickly some of our friendships simply fade away when the mutual beneﬁts are no longer needed or desired. It’s not as if we now hate the person who no longer is a regular part of our social sphere. It’s not as if we wish ill on that person. indd 33 6/5/10 10:09:09 AM 34 DAN YI M “gone our separate ways,” which are softer, more polite ways of expressing that we no longer beneﬁt each other in the ways that we formerly needed or enjoyed.