April 15th, 2011 | Uncategorized

’30 Rock’ hearts Connecticut

Yale on '30 Rock.' Boola Boola.
Yale on '30 Rock.' Boola Boola. Photo by Hulu.com.

Yale, New Haven and Connecticut made cameos on this week’s episode of the NBC comedy “30 Rock.”

One of the episode’s story lines focuses on actress Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) making a horror film being shot in Stamford, Connecticut “for tax reasons.” However, the state won’t give the movie a tax break and production is stopped because apparently people getting murdered doesn’t really help tourism. So, enterprising as they are, executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) and Jenna re-write the script to make it more pro-CT. When we revisit the set of the movie there is a Yale banner in the background and one of Jenna’s new lines is: “Please, don’t kill me, I still haven’t tried the famous seafood pizza at Sally’s in New Haven.”

Let’s just say, we’re honored.