Saturday, November 3, 2012

Is Tina Fey obsessed with gymnastics?

Last week (and the last time I blogged here) I wrote about Tina Fey's speech at the Center for Reproductive Rights in which she uses my beloved sport, gymnastics, as the punchline to a joke about rape and pregnancy.

In this week's episode of 30 Rock she's at it again. This time, however, it's Brian Williams, 30 Rock MVP who delivers the joke this time. When encouraging Pete to get over the excitement and euphoria that was Barack Obama's election in 2008, he tells him to get a hobby. "Like me and my gymnastics!" before doing back handsprings down the hallway.

A few minutes later, I was watching a short Q&A with Fey on Hulu where she took a question from one "Dominique Everol (sp?) who I believe is an Olympic gymnast...Dominique Everol, 1989 Olympics." Dominiques have proliferated in US gymnastics--there have been at least two of note--but their heyday was during the 90s.

So what's with the recent spate of gymnastics love? Methinks that Tina Fey and the 30 Rock scribes wrote much of this season while watch the London Olympics and the Fierce Five. Maybe this means there will be a cameo from a 2012 team member? I sure hope so.

Also, I believe that this recent spate of gymnastics-based humor is Fey's way of communicating directly with me because she wants to mentor me. That sounds about right.

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