Comedy counterparts: '30 Rock' and 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'

In an opinion piece for The Baltimore Sun, Writing Seminars lecturer Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson pays tribute to the series finale of 30 Rock, comparing characters on the critically acclaimed TV series to another much-loved sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

From the Sun:

And there's Liz Lemon and Mary Richards, both single girls past their 20s, searching for love (without the schmaltz), while pursuing a high-octane career. Both women pratfall through their personal relationships and remain, nonetheless, the rock and the soul of this TV family — the daughter figure who, a la Arrested Development, has no choice but to keep them all together.

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