Thanks to Laura Hudson over at Comics Alliance for posting this humorous piece of art from comic illustrator extraordinaire, Alex Ross. I’m not sure what made him decide to swap out the Victorian Heroes of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s awesome comic book series with some of the cast of NBC’s 30 Rock…but it works for me!
I am pretty sure that the woman in this horribly misogynistic commercial for Solar Fox on the Atari 2600 is Jane Krakowski who plays Jenna on the NBC series 30 Rock. If you watch a lot of retro commercials she will spring up from time to time. This has to be my favorite of all here commercial work. She is in Vacation AND an Atari commercial? That’s credibility in my book.
Back in 1984, the Lila Kaye vehicle Mama Malone premiered on CBS and I could not have been happier. What made it cool was that it was a “show within a show”. Being a fan of Jack Benny I am a devotee of this conceit and I am glad to see it alive and well on 30 Rock. Unlike 30 Rock though, which seems to forget they are doing a show sometimes, “Mama Malone” put her cooking show front and center. Their was no missing out on it from episode to episode. So…idea… With cooking shows still doing pretty well and network execs always looking for a new idea, its time to revive the sitcom/cooking show hybrid. Alton Brown is not that bad of an actor. Think about it.
Now the show only lasted an abbreviated season, so its hard to tell if this would have stood the test of time, but I loved it as a kid. Here’s hoping one day they will release this gem on DVD so we everyone see Lila Kaye sparkle in the title role.
Hard to find any copies of this show or I would share more, especially the perfectly faux ethnic theme song, but this is all I have for now. When I locate more I will share. A new quest begins.
Plus, I forgot Randee “Mrs. LaRusso” Heller from Karate Kid was in it as well.