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Posts Tagged ‘Tracy Morgan’

English Papers Have Clearly Never Watched An NFL Pregame Show

While reading up on our favorite new controversy – England’s sexist broadcast team debacle – we stumbled across a gem in the Guardian. The following comes from a story about how soccer commentators across the pond struggle to say anything intelligent.

In American sport the talking heads who fill the gaps between games are emboldened by their masters to be provocative as well as highly detailed in their technical analysis. The result is entertainment plus enlightenment (plus earache, sometimes). Here, in football, there is no ante-room between the end of a playing career and the start of a life in broadcasting, which is television’s fault.

We are laughing!

And then there’s someone defending Andy Gray and Richard Keys. Read more

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“30 Rock” Allows NBC Newsers To Play Against Type

williams_4-24.bmp“30 Rock” has brought a sort of pseudo-reality to NBC, where the network is owned by Scheinhardt Wig Company and executives can oversee both television and microwave oven programming.

It also provides a place for NBC News personalities to…expand their horizons. Meredith Vieira was part of the plot in last week’s show, in which Kenneth the Page says she threw away his sexual harassment rules and later “made me eat an unripe banana in front of her.” Vieira responded on her blog.

Brian Williams made a cameo last night, in a scene implying he picked up women Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) met at clubs.

Click continued to see the Williams cameo…

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“30 Rock” Leaves 30 Rock For Larry King Guest Spot

king_2-27.bmpThree weeks ago it was NBC’s Matt Lauer making an appearance. Last night it was Larry King‘s turn.

The CNN anchor was at the center of the plot of “30 Rock” last night, as an interview with Tracy Jordan (played by Tracy Morgan) suddenly turned serious when the Asia markets began collapsing. King and Jordan had to navigate the breaking news together — with Jordan dishing out some suspect advice.

Click continued to see one of the King scenes, and Today‘s Meredith Vieira‘s short cameo as well…

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