Last night's McFlurry-obsessed episode of 30 Rock? Totally not a McDonald's product placement, avers Tina Fey, the show's writer and star, and we must believe her, as she is everything right and good about America.
Here's the statement she gave New York:
"It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the references to McDonald's in last night's episode of 30 Rock were in no way product placement. (Nor were they an attempt at product placement that fell through.) We received no money from the McDonald's Corporation. We were actually a little worried they might sue us. That's just the kind of revenue-generating masterminds we are.
Also, the upcoming story line where Liz Lemon starts dating Grimace is just based on a recurring dream I have.
Seriously, though, it's not product placement.
Also, whoever is writing my Twitter account is pretty funny, but it's not me."
Well, thank god. Not about the product-placement thing, since we couldn't really care one way or another about the broadcast networks' desperate spiral into nonstop primetime payola. No, we're just glad Fey has set the record straight about Twitter's "Tina Fey," since the obviously fake account has bothered us for months. We were kind of hoping Fey was doing an unfunny Twitter impression of herself to make a point about Twitter, but then we remembered that she actually has a life.