Muppets, 30 Rock and Gay Bars

I’m a few weeks late to the whole “30 Rock is a ripoff of The Muppet Show” meme, but I think I agree. [Via Kottke].

Here are the highlights, but please read the original source:

The premises (both the studio locales and the backstory of a weekly show) are the same.
Liz Lemon == Kermit the Frog
Jenna == Miss Piggy

Seriously. Read the rest of it.

I’m only a recent convert to 30 Rock (another reason you shouldn’t judge a new show solely on the basis of the pilot) and I think the similarities are stunning.

Given the blog’s name and my affinity for both shows, I’m just sorry I didn’t mention this earlier.

It’s also a good time to point out that 30 Rock even had Muppets on an episode last season as a part of Kenneth’s daydream sequence.

And then there’s this, which defies all logic that it should exist at all, but I’m very happy that it does:

[Via Testspiel]

I don’t know what it has to do with 30 Rock, but it’s an excellent appropriation of the theme song to The Muppet Show.

On another tangent, I’m trying to pull all the Muppet posts from my ALL-MUPPET Tumblr account, which is ironically called Mostly Muppets onto this NON-MUPPET blog (apart from this post) you’re reading right now.

Confused?

Me too.

Go watch 30 Rock.
Or The Muppet Show.
Or go to a Gay Bar.

Good Day!

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