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Saturday, February 28, 2021

I don’t particularly care for “30 Rock” (too over-the-top farcical), but I did like the recent “Larry King” episode. Particularly the featured financial-crisis rants of character Tracy Jordan:

- “It will be the 1970s all over again. People will get mean, the streets won’t be safe, there’ll be graffiti everywhere and movies will only cost $3.”

- “What everyone needs to do is take a deep breath, calm down and prepare their bodies for the Thunderdome, because that is the new law.”

- “I would say the Disneyfication of New York is over. At midnight, your Lexus will turn into a pile of rats fighting over a human finger.”

In advising people to “freak the geek out” and pull their money out of banks, Tracy also notes that he’s hidden a ton of cash at various locations, including work.

Wow, this exactly parallels my predictions of how the Big Apple will fare as things start heading south socio-economically, especially the return of the ’70s hostility. It’s like I have a twin!

I really wish I could find videoclips of the above soundbites. Instead, all I’ve got is the Hulu link to the full ep. I’d particularly love to see that “freak the geek out” moment in a standalone.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 02/28/2009 05:08pm
Category: Business, Comedy, New Yorkin', TV
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