In the episode, network president Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) falls in love with brassy C.C. (guest star Edie Falco). But while watching MSNBC, he discovers that C.C. is a powerful Democrat congresswoman — a fact that could derail the very conservative Donaghy’s plans to take over the top gig at GE.
But check out the newscrawl at the bottom of the fake MSNBC newscast: In a “TiVo-it-or-you’ll-miss-it” moment, it reads, “NEWS CRAWL AFFECTED BY WRITERS STRIKE — USING REPEAT TEXT FROM PREVIOUS SEASON.”
(By the way, how meta are these photos: They’re shots I took off my TV screen, of Alec Baldwin watching another TV screen! So no, that Sharp HDTV isn’t mine, it’s the one Baldwin is watching. Yes, trippy.)
— Michael Schneider