Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin's Emmy-winning NBC sitcom "30 Rock" has officially ended. The comedic series centered on life behind the scenes of a fictional sketch comedy live show at the network's famous home in New York City (yes, as we all know by now the show's title is short for 30 Rockefeller Center). Fey created the series as a spoof on her work as head writer for "Saturday Night Live." It premiered in 2006.
Globe critic Matthew Gilbert recently wrote:
Even in its later years, the seven-season series has been a vital, happy tap dance of jabs at politics, pop culture, and the media – including its own desperate network, NBC, and NBC’s corporate parent, Comcast. While “The Office” is sputtering out, “30 Rock” is leaving the air at the exact right moment; it’s as spiky and relevant as ever. As proof, I offer up its fall arc on the electoral system, as well as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with the entire presidential election coming down to Jenna’s Parrothead-like cult in a single county in Florida.
Did you watch the series finale? Did it live up to your expectations? Are you sad to see it go, or was it time for its end? Discuss in the comments, and take our poll questions below. Oh, and check out this "Ecyclopedia Lemonica: A '30 Rock' Glossary" and share your favorite "30 Rock" moments, too.
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