Monday, May 25, 2009

Wit and Wisdom from 30 Rock.

Ahhh... Liz Lemon-- gotta love her.

Quotes from Season 3 Episode 4 "Gavin Volure"

After being asked out, or "in," by agoraphobic, eccentric Gavin Volure...
I’m still tired from that dinner. And meeting someone new, ugh, all the nodding and smiling and sibling listing. And what’s the upside? It works and you have to have a bunch of sex?

Jack: Lemon, what do you want? Do you want to be alone for the rest of your life?

Liz: No. I just wish I could start a relationship about 12 years in where you don’t really have to try anymore and you can just sit around together and goof on TV shows and go to bed without anybody trying any funny business.

For some reason this just really cracked me up!


Anonymous said...

I am really shocked you have not commented on the California Prop 8 ruling by the State Supreme Court. Liberals all across the country are crying right now I am sure. So sad, that the will of the people is beinhg upheld by an unusually sane high court. What more do the gays want? They already have all of the rights as a married couple under the state's domestic partnership law. Why do they need the word marraige on the slip of paper? Can there be one thing left in this country that remains from our Judeo-Christian founding? Liberals and homesexual activists want to remove any hint of God in our Government, and insert secular and pagan "morals' instead. If a man can marry another man, why not a man marry another man and another woman, or how about a man marrying two other men? There is no argument against this reasoning. What makes these any more wrong than a man marrying another man? Today the "Messaiah Barack Hussein Obama" just nominated a left wing judge who admits ON CAMERA that judges should legislate from the bench. Scary scary times are ahead for America. Since you are an educated person, you should read ancient Roman history and find out what happens when a society becomes completely immoral.

Carm said...

What the what?!

Hmmmm. I guess you aren't a fan of Tina Fey? I was looking forward to a few "funny" responses. You are right. Prop 8 is no laughing matter. If you or others need a comment from me. I'll just refer you here.

Sheila O'Malley said...

Carm - Hmmm, indeed. I fear that that first commenter might have come to you from my link to you. If so, sorry about that. I've got a couple of those nutters who read me, and I always feel bad when I unwittingly unleash them on someone else! They just don't get it - on every level! (Who knows, that person may not have come to you from my link - I just recognize that "tone" so well!!)

I'm with you. Prop 8 is no laughing matter. I look forward to seeing it overturned.

But back to Tina Fey! I think the funniest part of that exchange is the first "have" in her comment:

"It works and you have to have a bunch of sex?"

Not "get to have a bunch of sex" - but HAVE to, like it's already this huge exhausting obligation.

So funny and clever!!

E. Louise said...

"sibling listing" :)

I watched 5 eps of 30 Rock on the plane on the way back from the UK last weekend. It's such sharp writing.

Carm said...

Thanks for sharing in a favorite bit of an episode I watched lately. I agree, Emma, it's "sharp" writing. Just one clever little line or remark from this excerpt would normally make me smile, but this particular slice of the show is LOADED.

I had a similar experience with an old Office episode not long ago. I will have to figure out the exact lines and see if they work out of context as well as this seems to.

E. Louise said...

If you like this and the Office, check out Summer Heights High on youtube - there's a clip on my blog too. It's pretty dark humour.


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