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    Default wtf... how do people find 30 Rock to be funny?

    And how do they have 22 Emmys??

    I even like Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan, and Alec Baldwin is alright. But to me the characters are super annoying, the writing isn't witty or anything, it kind of just scatters from one lame attempt at a laugh to the next. I just watched the premiere of the new season and it was painful. The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm deserve those Emmys.

    Am I the only one who thinks it sucks? Does anyone that likes the show want to explain why you like it?

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    No, I watched it maybe 1.5 times and gave up. Everytime they win something I can't figure out why.

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    I think the show is ridiculously clever. The writing is very sharp and there are a lot of blink-and-you'll-miss-it jokes. But I think that non-NYCers might not find the humor in it... A lot of it truly is local. But in general, it's satirical and most jokes poke fun at NYC stereotypes - the single 30-something NYC professional female, the loopy billionaire black comedian from humble beginnings, the aging disillusioned narcissistic starlet, the evil corporate exec and the amount of things they have their hands in (think Bloomberg), the small town southern boy who comes here to make it big in showbiz, etc...

    Didn't like a lot of last season and the whole Salma Hayek arc, but overall, I think it's probably one of the best shows on tv right now. I don't give a damn about award shows and their politics, so I can't attest to why they won so many or why others didn't.

    EDIT: and of course, it's a send off of behind the scenes SNL.

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    How does anyone not find it funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    How does anyone not find it funny.
    IQ of <70.

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    So you don't like it then, Halla?

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    I don't find it particularly funny, for all the reasons you mentioned.
    I think I think more than you think I think.

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    I watched it with a straight face.. tried again a week later thinking maybe it was just the episode that was lame.. again not even a smirk.

    Not funny.
    Always be sincere, whether you mean it or not.

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    ever heard differences in sense of humor? yeah somethings you find funny i might find retarded and/or lame. I hate things like this how can someone like beef falls in this catagory, I mean don't like it don't watch it. Don't be all like I have to build my self up artificially and think I'm better then someone who does not share the same taste in tv as me.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    I think it's the funniest show on TV, hands down. I'm not sure I could explain why, though. Comedy is just one of those things that either hits you the right way or it doesn't. If I did make an attempt though, I'd probably go with what Jenocyde said, minus the NYC thing. I'm not sure that part is true...I think any media-savvy person would pick up on those jokes.
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