Saturday, October 13, 2012

What’s Going to Happen to 30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan?

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30 Rock creator and star Tina Fey went on Jimmy Fallon’s late night recently, which always provides for great moments between the two friends and former co-hosts of weekend update on Saturday Night Live. She spoke a lot about dealing with the ups and downs of working on the last season of the show 30 Rock, and how she realized she will miss some of the talented people involved. Imagine being a fly on the wall during brainstorming and comedy development sessions with the likes of Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, and Tracy Morgan. The randomness of their conversation topics and tangents must be endless and constantly impressive to the passers-by. According to Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan’s style behind camera and on camera sound virtually the same, and I’m sure the laughs going during filming are just as loud by the snack table. Tina Fey’s most intriguing point came from a half-joking, half-serious comment made about Tracy Morgan’s future. She mentioned that she was worried about what Tracy Morgan would do without her, and jokingly quipped that he would die without her. All joking aside, what will Tracy Morgan do?

Let’s face it, Tracy Morgan’s range has never been very widespread, and he’s basically playing himself on 30 Rock. So what kind of project could Tracy Morgan possibly find himself in over the next few years? Surely people will be trying to find him something, and I’m actually surprised in a way that we haven’t heard anything about a spin-off. Maybe the character of Tracy Jordan should be in his own show? Or maybe there should be a movie about making a movie with the famous Tracy Jordan, sort of along the lines of a Tropic Thunder, where Tracy Jordan looks to expand his range to a different kind of role. Maybe Tina Fey’s next project will bring him some work. After all, it does seem like Tina Fey has a kind of maternal instinct for Tracy Morgan, which is not surprising considering he is not unlike a small child. Either way, it will be fun to see what Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, and the rest of the crew on 30 Rock end up doing after the show comes to an end. I am certain their talent can translate into years and years of more laughs on small screens or big screens.