Wikipedia Says “Move Over” To “30 Rock”-Inspired Jokesters

Maura / January 23, 2009

Last night’s 30 Rock not only made Dan sweat, it caused the folks at collective-knowledge-gone-staid Wikipedia to go “hmmm” over Janis Joplin’s entry. See, one of the episode’s running gags involved the show-within-a-show’s comedy writers editing that page on the user-generated encyclopedia in hopes of making the well-meaning egotist actress Jenna do things like eat cats and fear toilets as she prepped for what could be the role of her lifetime. Of course, the site’s editors threw the “Watch out!!” switch right away: “heads up for vandalism. 30 rock tonight is about comedy writers vandalising the janis joplin wikipedia page,” one wrote. (Look at all those aspiring Judah Friedlanders!) We’ll see how things turn out with the real Wikipedia soon enough, but for now, watch the fictional resolution to this prank after the jump.



Sigh. The embed is messed up. But the clip is here.

I have to be honest: The buttermilk-tequila-cherry juice cocktail doesn’t sound all that far off from Amy Winehouse’s former favorite beverage, the Rickstasy.

Talk: Janis Joplin [Wikipedia; HT Vulture]
30 Rock: Wikipedia prank [Hulu]

Tags: TV