30 Rock + TV Tropes
↳ ’Painting the Medium’:
Modifying the presentation of a story in order to convey information about the story. This is typically done for one of three reasons:
- To imply something about a character or scene without actually stating it, or to give a feeling that helps remind the reader that things aren’t quite the normal and mundane that they’re used to.
- To drag the reader from the narrative and blatantly point out that it is messing with our preconceptions about how the medium should behave. If this is done well, it creates a sense of confused surreality.
- To gain basic laughs from its audience.
By using this trope, a writer turns a transparent tool — meant to show the work behind it — into a part of the work.
Because no one has yet to do this…
Apologies to the Wreckling Fandom…. but I had to take one for the team and draw it.
You’re saying you want to use the show to sell stuff?
Okay Lemon, step in front of the hi-def camera. Let’s see what that looks like.
Liz Lemon is a brash detective at the top of her game in the fabled 30th Precinct Homicide Squad in New York City. She’s out to prove to her chief Jack Donaghy that she has what it takes to be lead detective, but his attitude is daunting in the male-dominated world of crimefighting. When her romance with mysterious airline pilot Carol takes a murderous turn, things get complicated for Detective Lemon as her personal life invades her job.
30 Rock → Crime Procedural