"If you're going to make something beautiful, you have to make a mess of it first. I don't care if you're making a baby, an omelet, or a television show -- things are going to get weird."To read the full thing, click here. Also, use this post to discuss tonight's episode after it airs. I'm going to do my best to watch "Office" and "Scrubs" (and maybe "Earl") tonight or tomorrow, so please refrain from commenting on them until I have separate posts up for them. It may be a day or two late, but it'll get done.
These are the words of Bucky Bright, a racist, sexist, possibly bisexual, definitely drug-abusing TV star from the '40s and '50s, who appears (in the form of comedian Tim Conway) in next week's episode of "30 Rock." And though the man doesn't seem wise on most subjects -- he takes Conan O'Brien for a lesbian and asks, "Why is she so sad?" -- his thoughts on the creative process of TV, particularly as it relates to "30 Rock," feel particularly on the mark.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Today's column looks at the return of "30 Rock," which is wicked funny in spots but overall still getting up to speed after the strike: