The series finale of my favourite show, 30 ROCK, is airing tonight. Thanks to Tina Fey and company for not only giving me countless laughs and quotes that I will be using forever, but one of the most relatable characters. I realized Liz Lemon and I were cut from the same cloth when she gave this speech in Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter (S4E17):
No, it’s okay. I don’t want to hurt you. But I’ll tell you what I do want. I want someone who will be monogamous and nice to his mother. And I want someone who likes musicals, but knows to just shut his mouth when I’m watching Lost. And I want someone who thinks being really into cars is lame and strip clubs are gross. I want someone who will actually empty the dishwasher instead of just taking out forks as needed, like I do. I want someone with clean hands and feet and beefy forearms like a damn Disney prince. And I want him to genuinely like me, even when I’m old. And that’s what I want.
So goodbye, 30 Rock! You are now joining comedy TV heaven! (… *I want to go to there*)
Oh god, this is so me.
I am Liz Lemon.