Articles tagged tracy morgan

Trapped Inside the Chuckle Hut That Is ‘30 Rock: Season Four’

Down but not out, 30 Rock: Season Four creates problems by beefing up the supporting cast's character arcs at the expense of Liz Lemon's ...

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A Shark May Not Teach You Lessons About Goodness Like Santa Clause Does, But It Might Eat Your Head

Christmas in July is a superficial, commercial non-event, so why not celebrate a new Shark Week holiday, a holy season you can really sink your teeth into?

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‘Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan’ Does Nothing to Alleviate Some Fears About Morgan

This collection showcases an outdated show's attempts to effectively utilize a "crazy black guy" to produce laughs, and proves that 30 Rock is far more suitable for the task.

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4 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM

30 Rock: Season Three

Sometimes comedies, no matter how ridiculous or off-the-wall they may be, can give us the perfect mirror to our own lives.

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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11 Feb 2009 // 11:22 AM

Fast chat with ‘30 Rock’ co-star Jane Krakowski

No one would ever have to ask Jane Krakowski what her astrological sign is. She’s a die-hard Libra, always looking for balance in everything

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Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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8 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

30 Rock: Season 2

The jokes are smart, fast, and often too subtle to catch -- a welcome antidote to nearly every other sitcom out there.

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30 Jun 2008 // 2:57 AM

Tracy Morgan is not Tracy Jordan, the character he plays on NBC’s “30 Rock.” But the comedian does have a few things in common with

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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16 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

30 Rock

With American Gladiators outdrawing its scripted predecessors, it's hard not to feel a pang of dread that 30 Rock, the most writer-centric sitcom in recent memory, might become the strike's first casualty.

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11 Jan 2008 // 1:49 AM

First Sunday

Of all the players, Katt Williams appears to comprehend the unpleasantness of the entire exercise.

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11 Sep 2007 // 9:41 PM

30 Rock - Season 1

This is one of the best comedies on the air; whip-smart and hilarious.

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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13 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Little Man (2006)

Little Man requires a heroic (or myopic) suspension of disbelief on the part of all the adults in the film that is truly fantastic, if not a little miraculous, to keep it all going.

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17 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

30 Rock: Series Premiere

Whether Fey the writer lacked willingness to insert any 'edgy' material into her show or Fey the producer removed it is irrelevant. The result is the same: a show neutered beyond relevance and devoid of entertainment value.

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13 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

Little Man (2006)

None of these gender clichés is especially funny, and it doesn't help that Marlon Wayans' face often looks sloppily pasted onto the stunt bodies who do all the running around, falling, and crashing.

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8 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Tracy Morgan Show

Tracy Mitchell (Tracy Morgan) is more bland than 'streetwise,' a means to market 'blackness' to NBC's viewers.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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