Friday, December 14, 2007

Have A Merry Ludachristmas

So, the last new 30 Rock of this year aired last night and sure enough it was a Christmas, or as they called it, Ludachristmas episode. On the average I truly dislike holiday episodes of any TV show. They are always schmaltzy, and always have some underlying message that causes the back of my throat to seize up to stem the flow of gingerbread flavored holiday chunks.
With the message being every family is as screwed up as your own, punctuated by the Lohans names on the alcohol alert board at the end. This episode still pulled characters out of their natural roles and injected guest stars that just don't share the chemistry of the regular cast, and believe me, I am no Andy Richter or Buck Henry hater.
I did think this episode relied too much on sight gags, the coughing stripper, the poor kids gift of wood, the who farted set and Liz's football game (feminism!). The show, as always shines brightest in the dialog. My favorite line last night.

Liz's dad: It's not a Lemon party without old Dick.

For those of you who don't spend your days looking up deviations on the internet....not that I do, one description of lemon party is geriatric gay porn.
Roll that one around on your tongue and let me know how it tastes later.

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