’30 Rock’ Takes On ‘The Real Housewives’

The hit show 30 Rock is about the people who make a TV show, and there’s nothing they love more than loading up the show with references to other TV shows (MILF Island, anyone?). One of the storylines this season is about Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan)’s wife Angie (Sherri Shepherd) getting her own Real Housewives-esque reality show called Queen of Jordan. While my friend Andy Dehnart over at Reality Blurred doesn’t think Queen of Jordan hits the mark in its Real Housewives mockery, I think that’s because Queen of Jordan also borrows heavily from other reality shows. This is a show centered solely around Angie and her friends/employees instead of an ensemble show. Despite the table-flipping and other Housewives shoutouts, Angie’s show reminds me more of Kimora: My Life in the Fab Lane, Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, or any other show that’s centered around one person or family and their hangers-on. Anyway, you can check out the episode below and see if you agree.

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