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30 ROCK Goes to Boston…Now Get The ‘F’ Out!

January 22, 2010 by  

Last night I wrote the most insightful inspired review of this week’s 30 ROCK, but then Dale Snitterman made me erase the entire post…one character at a time. Move over John Hancock, Dale Snitterman is the new white devil!

I really wasn’t going to say much of anything about this week’s episode of 30 ROCK, but then they had to bring it home to Boston and it couldn’t be ignored.  Talk about adding insult to injury. 30 ROCK has making the ears of Bostonian bleed this season by featuring the insanely horrible accent of Julianna Moore, and then they have to go and remind us of the Patriot’s post-season woes. How dare you bring that to my house!

My parents, my friends, they have Boston accents (although I somehow avoided it despite growing up 4 miles north of the city) but none of them sound as ridiculous as Moore. I’m not saying there isn’t a version of the Boston accent that is similar to what Moore is trying to pull off, but she fails at every turn. Nails on a chalkboard.

Despite the liberties they took with my hometown, they got a few things right…

  • Most Bruins fans are mean and named Sean.
  • It’s not possible to sit behind a news desk and not feel like Chet Curtis and Natalie Jacobson.
  • John Hancock does have the most hilarious last name ever.
  • You really don’t want to mess with Patriots fans. Especially after this season. Honestly, just don’t go there.
  • You haven’t lived until you’ve had some roast beef from Kelly’s (although I’m partial to their chicken fingers & onion rings)

I wish that you could have read my original review. My analysis of the intellectual prowess of Tracey Jordan and how Jenna’s hair defines her as a person was probably the best post I’ve ever written. Damn you, Snitterman!

BTW, am I the only one loving the addition of Cheyenne Jackson to the cast?!

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14 Responses to “30 ROCK Goes to Boston…Now Get The ‘F’ Out!”

  1. Strunkette on January 22nd, 2010 11:47 am

    You’re not the only one. I think he’s fantastic. “Jenna, stop trying to send nude text messages to my landline!” (or something to that effect) was delivered perfectly.

  2. Karen (Kath's sis) on January 22nd, 2010 4:30 pm

    Your Boston accent isn’t thick but it’s there my freind….it’s there

  3. Jamie on January 22nd, 2010 5:21 pm

    oh my goodness, if you think they (tv world) make fun of the boston accent, try being canadian and watching any american tv, seriosuly ive never heard someone say aboot in my life, it drives me crazy, but i guess some clichés are too funny to die!

  4. Nicole on January 23rd, 2010 12:48 am

    Totally agree about Julianne Moore’s accent – I’m from Toronto and even I know it’s terrible. And Jaime, I totally agree that our accent gets mangled by American t.v. and films all the freaking time.

    Oh, and I hope Cheyenne Jackson sticks around for a long time – I’m loving him on the show!

  5. Lisa (aka LMR) on January 23rd, 2010 10:22 am

    Oh my gawd (said with A drawn out in an exaggerated fashion) I am from and still reside near Boston, and yes I do occasionally pahk my cah but this week was so painful I couldn’t laugh, not once. Not to make it political, I won’t, but didn’t we have a bad enough week up here (he-yah) already? Puleeze, this ep was dreadful but perhaps my native daughter status clouds my vew. Who knows. All I’ll say is get Moore off my screen, leave Boston alone for awhile, and this was neither wicked nor pissah.

  6. Laila on January 25th, 2010 12:15 pm

    I’m pretty sure the terrible over-the-top Bostonian accent was /supposed/ to be terrible and over-the-top. You can criticize the joke for not being funny but criticizing the accent itself misses the point.

  7. Give Me My Remote on January 25th, 2010 12:20 pm

    I’m not sure I agree with you that it was supposed to be bad. I just watched an interview with Moore who said that she worked on the accent for a while. I think it was supposed to be a bit over the top, but I don’t think it was meant to be as foolish as it came off.

  8. peter nelson on May 20th, 2010 10:49 pm

    My father came from Southie and I’ve lived near Boston all my life so I know that there are many different Boston accents – Southie is not the same as East Boston and neither one is the same as the “Boston Brahmin” accent. But Moore’s accent is from another planet! I cringe so much when she speaks I have to leave the room! Why can’t she get some voice coaching?

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