As I return from a weekend in my home state, I’d like to take a moment to honor the show responsible for bringing us more Florida jokes than anything else in the modern era, sans the news. And no, I’m not talking about Cougar Town. Our dearly departed 30 Rock held onto the Sunshine State like James Franco onto a Japanese body pillow, and I will always, always love it for that. Buckle your seatbelts, y’all; we’re going on a road trip!
This is Florida according to 30 Rock.
Rogues are welcome.
“Have you ever been to Florida? It’s basically a criminal population. It’s America’s Australia.”–Jack Donaghy
“Central Florida is dominated by Jewish retirees, serial killers, and secretly gay Disney princes.”–Jack Donaghy
It’s an educational paradise!
And just ALL-AROUND CLASSY.
“Think about it, Liz. Florida! I can rent a convertible. You can complain about the heat with elderly people!”–Pete Hornberger.
“It’s Florida, Jack. It’s like it never stopped being the 70s down there. And a guy like Paul, who can drive at night? You just don’t say no to that.”–Colleen Donaghy
But mostly, Florida is a safe place to live.
So it’s pretty much exactly what you think.