30 Rock Comes to Middlebury?
So I’m watching last night’s wonderfully daffy 30 Rock, which will be the last new episode for a long time until the writer’s strike ends (about which I’m feeling less and less optimistic). The main storyline involves Jack and C.C. meeting halfway between NYC and DC for a rendezvous, in what is supposed to be Hockassin, a Pennsylvania mining town. Before the first scene in Hockassin, we get this 2-second establishing shot:
That, my friends, is my hometown of Middlebury, Vermont. For those of you who’ve never visited, it’s tiny, completely out-of-the-way (unless your way involves traveling between Rutland and Burlington), and not-at-all like a Pennsylvania coal mining town.
So what gives? Why would the show use this footage here, as it’s presumably less convenient to capture than a real Pennsylvania setting? Is some 30 Rock producer a Middlebury alum who slipped it in as a quick homage (much like Snake on The Simpsons, whose life of crime is motivated to pay back his loans to Middlebury)? Anybody out there in the Internets have a clue?
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