Tuesday Night Video – Sacha Baron Cohen Sullies Ryan Seacrest

Another in-case-you-missed-it from Sunday’s Academy Awards. I don’t have hate in my heart for Ryan Seacrest, but I did appreciate Sacha Baron Cohen’s red carpet stunt. Cohen succeeds in putting a bit of a wrinkle in the regular showbiz script.

As Saddam Hussein once said to me, “Socks are socks. Don’t waste money.”

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30 Rock update

In follow-up news to our 30 Rock and the Dictator concerns, NBC has reassured US Weekly that Tina Fey and the rest of her cabal of writers are on top of things, and are figuring out how to reconcile the sitcom’s subplot dealing with North Korea, now that the dictator Kim Jong Il is dead.

Unfortunately, it will mean an end to the fun of Margaret Cho playing the lunatic despot, unless they concoct some flashback scenes.

– Flashback to 30 Rock and the Death of a Dictator

30 Rock and the Death of a Dictator

Brent Lang points out one of the lesser consequences of Kim Jong Il’s death. The NBC sitcom 30 Rock has been using North Korea as a plot point. It’s where Jack Donaghy’s wife Avery Jessup has been kidnapped, awaiting the resumption of the next season of the sitcom, sometime in early 2012.

Kim Jong Il liked to look at things

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has passed away. Here’s the full coverage at the Los Angeles Times. And here’s a much more amusing look back at a Tumblr of Kim Jong Il looking at things.


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