Just starting watching 30 Rock, and saw this gem on Season 1 Episode 10:
Jack is on the phone with Maureen Dowd when Tracy shows up asks him for $100,000. Jack tells him that this is not possible, but says that he has a better idea: use his celebrity image to endorse a product. After Tracy agrees, he comes up with "The Tracy Jordan Meat Machine". Armed with an "endorsement" from Dr. Spaceman (Chris Parnell) and hook-ups from Jack, the product is finally ready for sale. Soon after, a series of product defects prompts Tracy to tell Jack that he does not wish to endorse the product any longer. Jack finds a way to make it work: by rebranding it as a Whoopi Goldberg-endorsed product targeted for Ukraine.
I couldnâ€™t understand Whoopi reading the phonetically correct cue cards, so I had to run this by Taras who confirmed that she was speaking Russian. But at least the sign is in Ukrainian. Points lost for â€˜the Ukraineâ€™ though, shame on you Alec Baldwin we are the Irish of the West!
At least they gave some free publicity to the Ukrainian Museum-Archive in Cleveland:
In a recent episode of NBC’s 30 Rock, Liz mulls over a move from New York to Cleveland.
On the show’s website, a colorful map of Cleveland is featured along with directions to our very own Ukrainian Museum-Archives .
We aren’t certain as to why we are featured but as our Director Andy Fedynsky noted, this certainly "puts us on the map!"