Sue Simmons has no shadow.
Tag Archives: Groundhog Day
This is the penultimate entry in our series of posts looking back at the NBC’s Thursday Night comedies. Still to come is a brief review of the ‘Community’ finale (not to be confused with our already published thoughts on the show’s move to Friday nights and the exiling of Dan Harmon), but today we check-in on ’30 Rock.’
30 Rock is a curious case. We’ve contended for years that it often is the funniest show on NBC Thursday nights. That is to say that it contains the most laughs per minute ratio (lpms) of the four programs. However, that has never necessarily been a compliment. In fact – and you might be smelling a “but” coming – that proclamation has frequently preceded our criticism of the show, or, more often, been the central tenet of our negative remarks. For much of the show’s six seasons it’s felt as if Tina Fey’s creation valued the laugh above all else, and sometimes praying at the altar of the almighty chuckle does not pay the dividends one expects.
Listen up, subway platform poster vandals. We have no problem with you scrawling your signature “mustache” mustache on Betty White or Angelina Jolie or that girl from Heavy. But you do not, DO NOT, touch Sue Simmons. The woman is a city treasure and should be treated as such.
Speaking of Sue! It just happens to be the biggest Sue Simmons day of the year! Groundhog Day! Which means that it’s time for her famous groundhog impression! We’ll keep an eye out for her 2011 version, but, for now, here’s last year’s:
Brava, Sue. Brava.
We never get tired of this. EVER.
If you had only one day to live over and over again, what would YOU do?
There is a larger, deeper post somewhere in here about the existential subtext to Groundhog Day, but we have to get back to Saved by the Bell. Maybe next year!