|It's a lot to deal with.|
As Head Writer for TGS with Tracy Jordan, much of Liz's job involves wrangling the two (sometimes three) leads of the show, each with their own brand of extreme narcissism. Tracy leans more toward pure crazy and bouts of ennui, while Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) is a fun mix of sexually conniving trickster and paranoid baby. As much as 30 Rock is about
the corporate and sometimes insidious underpinnings of the creative world, it's also just about poking fun at celebrity culture. And nothing is more fun to poke than that!
|Our Mantra is "I'm a Star, I'm On Top, |
Somebody Bring Me Some Ham!
In one of Tina Fey's greatest turns in front of the camera, Liz Lemon fights with the sane person inside her and the selfish greed monster that she's become. It's a comedic tour de force. And trust us - we use that term lightly and often.
Ultimately, Liz is a great foil for Tracy, Jenna, and Josh/Danny, because deep down she wants to be them. She wants the glory and the attention, she just can't handle it. And, thankfully, she gets out before doing a full Lohan.
Liz is great at her job. She writes all the Fart Doctor sketches, for crying out loud. We don't know where the show will take her in the last episodes, and we're not sure if she'll ultimately choose a child over her career (a recent episode hinted to as much). Still, at its heart, 30 Rock is about making television, and nobody makes television quite like Liz.