Sunday, January 16, 2011

Best Mom Tip #118: Ignore the tv

I like the show 30 Rock. Tina Fey is hilarious and I feel a special bond with her character Liz Lemon. When I was 12 I wanted to be a writer for Saturday Night Live. It turns out that I am not that funny nor do I posses the guts to move to New York and try my hand at writing. Instead I just watch a TV show that is a parody of Tina Fey's former job as an SNL writer.

Unfortunately, it is my admiration that also winds up hurting my feelings. I just watched some episodes from previous seasons and a couple of things stuck out:
1--I seem to have the same haircut as Liz in the first season. This wouldn't be so bad except that she is repeatedly made fun of for her personal appearance.
2--Her shoes consistently insult me. I bought some new tennis shoes one time only to have Liz wind up wearing the exact same shoes. I was pleased at first until Jack asked her if they sold Ladies' shoes at the store where she bought them and my joy died a little bit.

Today I told Jay I wanted to buy some converse sneakers. Then we watched an episode where Jack set Liz up on a blind date with a woman. When she asked why he thought she was gay he said it was her shoes. They (her Converse sneakers) were at best "bi-curious."

When Liz got made fun of for food on her clothes, I thought of the cheerio juice on the knee of my white pants. I wear glasses. I also have a problem with junk food. It's not like I need any more voices telling me that I am not glamorous, feminine, or attractive. I mean, I already relate most to Cam on Modern Family. Stupid TV. Be more funny.

1 comment:

  1. Oh...Sally, I miss you. I'm watching 30 Rock now and relate to Liz all too well.