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On Second Thought…

by Mindy Monez September 5, 2008 11:34 am
On Second Thought… Yesterday I did my fair share of bitching about the recent slew of stuntcasting news for 30 Rock's upcoming season, saying as a longtime fan I personally don't care to see an episode where Jennifer Aniston or Oprah Winfrey eats up significant screen time, but that I understand 30 Rock is in desperate need of ratings so I'll just suck it up for now. It's fair to say I owe them at least that much for all the hilarity they've given me. My resolve to give the show a break is wearing a little thin, however, with today's news that Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester and Blake Lively will be appearing in a November sweeps episode. Really? Now I have to endure those two as well? And more importantly, why those two over Chuck Bass?! He's hilarious! This begs the question -- how much worse is this going to get?

Every day there is more and more news like this that rolls in, which makes me worry that they're actively pursuing anybody who's got a lot of buzz to appear on the show to attract new viewers. That's nice, but what about the old viewers? Tomorrow am I going to read that I'll have to sit through a Tila Tequila episode? A Jessica Simpson one? I'm being serious when I say that if I hear Heidi Montag or really anyone else from The Hills is guesting this season, I may be done with 30 Rock.

Dear Tina Fey: I love you and your show very much, and while I understand desperate times call for desperate measures, I'd really appreciate it if you could do me a solid and not make me watch the following people try to be funny on 30 Rock: Britney Spears, Victoria Beckham, Lindsay Lohan, any American Idols, any of the remaining Friends, Tyra Banks, Mary-Kate Olsen, any of the VH1 Love people, or any other non-actor/non-comedian who happens to be in the tabloids a lot so naturally it is assumed they will bring in huuuuuge ratings, whether that is true or not. Sincerely, Stuntcasting Hater.




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