Honoring '30 Rock' With Its Best Bravo References
While we're mourning the loss of the stellar comedy, we remember their odes to us.
It still hasn't fully sunk in yet emotionally that tonight's episode of 30 Rock will be the last one ever. It's almost too painful to fully fathom, so instead of swallowing that bitter pill, The Dish is choosing to reflect and remember the good moments ... especially the ones that hit home in a big way.
Yes, there's dozens of random references and sayings in each episode of 30 Rock, though it would be tough to find a network that got more namechecks and allusions than Bravo. Whether it was the Queen of Jordan spin-off, Tracy Jordan worrying about having to do a 5-night stint on Watch What Happens Live, Liz Lemon questioning Sonja Morgan's cookbook and beyond, it seemed as though each episode had potential to bring a little Bravo in. So, as a bit of a swan song to one of our favorite shows, join hands, put on your best tuxedo (because what are we, farmers?) and check out some of the best Bravo references the show has ever made (well, the ones we could find embeddable clips of) -- and tune into the big finale tonight at 8pm.
While most references tend to be pretty quick, the Queen of Jordan offshoot series that 30 Rock spawned was straight-up Bravo to the core. A faux reality show following Tracy Jordan's dominating and drama-filled wife around, it was dead-on -- so much so that they even created a Bravo-referencing website for it.
Did Liz Lemon's relationship finger-wagging remind you of anyone? Maybe, perhaps, The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger? When you need some advice about problems with your significant other, look no further -- and remember to S that D and come up with a sweet signature arm gesture.
In a bit of NBC Universal synergy, Liz, err, Tina Fey graced the Watch What Happens Live clubhouse during the show's third season and dished on everything from 30 Rock to her days on SNL, including this gem about who the worst host was during her tenure:
And while this isn't 30 Rock, it's Tina doing Housewives in a big, big way -- complete with Andy, so we felt obliged to include it.