Last night’s NBC sitcom “30 Rock” featured a town called Stone Mountain, Georgia. But nobody would mistake it for the actual Stone Mountain. Nonetheless, mayor Gary Peet wasn’t perturbed a bit.
“It was kind of harmless,” Peet, mayor for the past eight years. “It was so disconnected from reality, it doesn’t really matter.”
The show’s writers used the name Stone Mountain (hometown of a former “30 Rock” writers Donald Glover) simply because it sounded like a hick town that Kenneth the page (played by former Conyers resident Jack McBrayer) might have come from.
The plotline: Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) is seeking talent for the sketch show from a place that isn’t elitist such as San Francisco or New York. So he and Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) fly down to Kenneth’s hometown. (You can watch the episode here on hulu.)
While Jack espouses Stone Mountain as “real America,” Liz argues that no one area of America represents America.
“You’re wrong,” Jack says. “Small towns are where you see