The death of Kim Jong Il sparked endless dramatic outpourings of fear and uncertainty that will continue to affect YouTube for months to come. But the dawning of a new year brings with it a promise to restore order and balance, and allow the world to once more return to happy, fulfilling fish production—namely the security of knowing that 30 Rock will indeed address the North Korean leader’s demise. The question that plagued so many in those most immediate hours after Kim Jong Il’s promotion to Supreme Leader Of Heaven was answered recently by producer Robert Carlock, who confirmed to Us Weekly that, yes Twitter, they do plan to incorporate it event into the show’s storyline, thus avoiding compromising the ripped-from-the-headlines accuracy that viewers demand of 30 Rock.
“Jack's love life is pretty complicated and it just got more complicated because I think, technically, Avery is the First Lady of North Korea,” Carlock said of the upcoming season, noting that while they couldn’t make any changes to the nine episodes that had already been completed, they were making plans beyond that to “figure out how to get her out of there.” And much as it is in North Korea, just because Kim Jong Il is technically “dead” doesn’t mean he isn’t still accomplishing things: Carlock teased a future storyline where “maybe we'll have to have Margaret Cho showing up again having faked her death, because she wants to get a gig on a morning talk show.” So there, everyone can stop worrying about North Korea now.
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