That is, until my Season Pass for all things "Carrie Fisher" - - which is set at a RIDICULOUSLY high priority level - - added last week's episode of 30 ROCK to my always-in-need-of-more-memory 40 hour dvr.
And after watching Carrie Fisher play Rosemary Howard - - the fictional first female writer for LAUGH IN and therefore Liz Lemon's personal idol - - I'm officially hooked.
All it took was this small piece of dialogue between Liz (Tina) and Rosemary (Carrie)...
"I grew up wanting to be you."
"I grew up wanting to be Samantha Stevens on BEWITCHED.
The closest I got was being married to a gay man for two years."
A brilliant line and the perfect "callback" not only to Ms. Fisher's real-life marriage to a man who left her when he announced that he was gay, but also to the first chapter of Ms. Fisher's novel, THE BEST AWFUL (a sequel to POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE) entitled...
"The Man That Got The Man That Got Away."
That is the kind of comedy to which I aspire.
I also loved Carrie's final line in last week's episode. Rosemary calls out to Liz, who has just raced out of Rosemary's apartment...
"Help me Liz Lemon! You're my only hope!"