Some say the white clam pie at Sally’s Apizza is to die for, but 30 Rock put a spin on that claim in last night’s ‘I Heart Connecticut’ episode — and takes a shot at the state’s film-tax credits in the process.
As Jenna’s character is strapped to a medieval torture device and about to be murdered on the set of her new horror-porn flick, Take My Hand, she pleads “please don’t kill me, I still haven’t tried the famous seafood pizza at Sally’s in New Haven.”
The fictional movie-within-a-tv-show was being filmed in Stamford to take advantage of the state’s film-tax credits. But apparently, Connecticut wasn’t happy with the content of Jenna’s movie:
“…our budget depends on getting a tax break from Connecticut and they say we aren’t portraying the state in a positive light…it’s just that we’re spending tax payer money saying there’s a veterinarian running Connecticut trying to make a house out of breasts for the governor to live in.”
JENNA ADDS: “We just got shut down because Connecticut’s being a [d-bag], they won’t give us a tax break unless the movie promotes tourism.”
If only the state could institute some quality control over the productions filmed here…there have been a couple of decent features to come out of the tax credit program (Revolutionary Road, for one) but we’ve also seen sub-par films like Righteous Kill bomb despite having casts with the likes of Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.
I’m not sure a dead body wearing a UConn Huskies shirt would really help though.
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