I’m not sure how many of you watch 30 Rock, but Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) borrowed some fashion tips from The Joker last Thursday, on an episode aptly titled “The Tuxedo Begins.”
Upon the realization that fellow New Yorkers ignore the rules that she once abided by, Liz introduces a little anarchy to her morning commute by dressing up like a smelly hobo in order to ensure the true luxury of personal space on public transportation. Liz’s final transition into sociopathy results in an ensemble resembling The Joker, including crudely applied lipstick, a green waistcoat, and of course, a purple coat. By the end of the episode, I immediately mandated my friend Jasmine to cosplay Joker-fied Liz Lemon this year.
Bonus: Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) channels Bruce Wayne by wearing a full tuxedo for the entire episode.
Furthermore, this episode proves my theory that a quality comedy within the NBC-multiverse will find a way to incorporate a Batman costume (see: The Office, Parks and Recreation, Community).*
Watch the full episode of “30 Rock - The Tuxedo Begins” on Hulu!
*Though, I’m definite that even Batman wouldn’t be able to salvage Whitney.