But, alas, no Jack Donaghy.
Of course, it didn’t matter that I was there long after 30 Rock has stopped filming (and three months after the final episode aired) or the fact that he’s a fictional character.
I still held out hope that he’d pull up in a beautiful black car, clad in a sexy suit with his gorgeous head of hair combed to perfection, ready to whisk me away to some stuffy, overpriced nightmare of a restaurant I’d hate.
After all, Jack Donaghy is the only Republican with the ability to make me quiver. I would honestly climb that man like a mountain.
Or maybe it’s just Alec Baldwin who brings these feelings out in me.
As you’ve probably gathered, I was a big 30 Rock fan. Watching episodes of that and The Big Bang Theory were my saving graces as I recovered from the numerous cases of food poisoning during my time in Mexico.
I loved TBBT because I’ve experienced what the boys themselves go through – being seen as “geeks” or “nerds” even as an adult, long before the geek chic craze emerged.
And I loved 30 Rock for liberal Baldwin’s hilarious portrayal of the conservative who doesn’t mince his words, and Tina Fey’s strong female character who showed us that women can be funny, wonderfully smart, and attractive … and, boy, do we love our food!
Not only that but 30 Rock was set in a city I’d been dreaming about seeing – and one day living in – for longer than I can remember. New York City was the backdrop for a great show and I was definitely excited to go to the very building it was set at (and filmed).
Yup. No Liz Lemon or Jack Donaghy but still an incredibly impressive place.
I can’t wait to revisit this during the winter when there’s an ice skating rink and the Christmas trees are up.
And, of course, we couldn’t wander around the home of NBC without paying a visit to Radio City across the street. After all, only a few years earlier, one of our favourite bands had climbed out the window and played a few songs to the citizens passing by on the streets below.
Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t easy, baby.