30 Rock: Season One

30 Rock, the fictional show, takes place and is partly filmed at the very real 30 Rockefeller Plaza, home of GE-NBC-Universal. Toss in the fact that it's superficially supposed to be set in the backstage world of SNL and features SNL alums Fey, Morgan and Dratch and you have a Trivection oven that can melt a Dali stopwatch in seconds flat. This kind of reality bending can also work in three ways: It can allow the network to shamelessly whore their products, give the writers the opportunity to mock those shameless whores openly, and let the audience both laugh at the self-awareness while still learning all about the new features of the patented Trivection technology. It's the 21st century where we can have our cake and bake it too. Everyone wins.

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