Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Phillie Phanatic speaks! On '30 Rock'

And wait until you hear the translation

The Phillie Phanatic speaks! On ’30 Rock’

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The Phanatic watches some baseball from the best seat in the house. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
The Phanatic watches some baseball from the best seat in the house. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Wow, Tina Fey is really obsessed with the Phillie Phanatic this season. In the first of last night’s two new 30 Rock episodes, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) tries to throw a party for his Kabletown boss Hank Hooper (Ken Howard).

Because Kabletown, which has taken over NBC, is based in Philadelphia, Jack wants Hank to feel at home so he busts out some local talent. Ready for a shocker?

The heretofore mute Phillie Phanatic speaks! OK, maybe it’s more accurate to say he squeaks. But as you can see in this clip, 30 Rock was kind enough to provide subtitles so we could understand the big guy’s anguish.

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This is the second time in two weeks that Fey has knocked the Phanatic with the funny stick. Last week’s reference came totally out of left field (or wherever it is he zooms towards home plate from).

Liz was chilling in her apartment with her new boyfriend Criss (James Marsden) when apropos of nothing he said, “This totally supports your theory that the Phillie Phanatic is biologically a female.” To which Liz enthusiastically responded, “Oh, yeah, if you watch those games, that thing definitely has a menstrual cycle. Right?”

I’m just glad Harry Kalas isn’t around to hear this.

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