One network has two different shows in two different formats on the exact same niche subject; behind the scenes of a fictional late night sketch comedy program (e.g. SNL). One of them has been hugely hyped and incessantly dissected pro and con by the media. Unlike that one, the other one isn’t terrible.
- Alec Baldwin in the absolute perfect role for him, Jack Donaghy, a self serious megalamaniac suit.
- Laugh trackless fast paced absurdist humor. Hyrbid sketch comedy / improv / sitcom in terms of feel.
- 30 Rock stars former Saturday Night Live head writer Tiny Fey as Liz Lemmon the head writer of The Girlie Show (TGS). I was always agnostic on Tina Fey but in this show she is tremendous
- Actual quote: “Jack Welch has such unparalleled management skills, they named Welch’s Grape Juice after him because he squeezes the sweetest juice out of his workers’ mind grapes.”
- The sneaky best new show of 2006 which is now forming a sneaky great thursday lineup for NBC with the Office (great), Scrubs (formerly great but still strong) and 30 Rock(Something Awesome)