Tina Fey 'Innovents' New Ways To Give NBC the Middle Finger on 30 Rock
You've really got to hand it to Tina Fey. While you would think that jokes about NBC are in the "What's the deal with airplane food?" stage of comedy at this point, she continues to find new and exciting ways to wet willy her bosses -- like reducing the Leno/Conan war to a shift debate between two janitors.
The now-infamous "Khonani" episode aired last night, and it featured, among other things: Khonani, the late-night janitor, requesting a move to 11:30 p.m. because of a contract he signed five years earlier on -- wait for it -- a roll of paper towels (obviously, permanent marker really doesn't work on toilet paper); Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy saying with a straight face that NBC was going to "reinvent the way people think of their late night trash removal;" and, after the switch, Khonani complaining that Subhas (the Leno janitor) was taking all his trash before 11:30 p.m. rolled around. Burn!
But wait! Lest you think Fey is only concerned with the newer reign of NBC stupidity, she even found time to take a shot at long-departed Ben Silverman. Though, to be fair, a show called Bitch Hunter starring Will Ferrell and a shotgun would qualify as one of his better programming ideas. NBC: It's Fresh.