It’s that time again, kiddies: Pop Quiz Friday!
Question: What do these two pictures have in common?
Answer: According to writer Bryan Lynch, everything.
This week Lynch posited a hypothesis that our beloved Tina Fey ripped-off her critically-acclaimed 30 Rock from Jim Henson’s Muppet Show. You can pshaw! and pfft! all you want, but you should at least take a look at the evidence:
Liz Lemon vs. Kermit the Frog
Jenna Maroney vs. Miss Piggy
Kenneth the Page vs. Scooter
That’s just a sample of the case Lynch makes against 30 Rock. He’s got every cast member pegged for a Muppet; he’s dissected the premise of both shows; and he’s even documented what he believes are 30 Rock‘s very own confessions of guilt.
I guess if the theory is true, it explains the way Kenneth sees the world. In “Apollo, Apollo” he sees a Jack Muppet performing a musical theater number for him.
And then, of course, the Tracy and Liz Muppets.
Take a look at Lynch’s full theory and let us know what you think.