Sunday, February 17, 2013

30 Rock Finale Includes St. Elsewhere Shout-Out

30 Rock finishes its run with a nod to St. Elsewhere's legendary snow globe ending.

St. Elsewhere has been getting some attention in the press again, this time courtesy of Tina Fey and 30 Rock. Apparently (I don't watch the show), 30 Rock wrapped up its run with a scene where Liz Lemon's granddaughter pitches a show based on her grandmother's crazy adventures to network president Kenneth (Jack McBrayer), as if the whole thing was a recollection. Kenneth holds a snow globe, a nod to St. Elsewhere's legendary ending which suggested the whole thing took place in the imagination of an autistic child staring into a snow globe.

This Newsday article is the most Elsewhere-centric one I could find out there:
http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/tv-zone-1.811968/30-rock-finale-the-st-elsewhere-newhart-connection-1.4545777

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