30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin made waves this week when he ranted on Twitter about a rude stewardess. Well, from his point of view at least as Baldwin was told repeatedly to turn off his cell phone while his plane was stuck on the runway. The actor who just wanted to play Zynga’s popular Words with Friends, become so outraged he couldn’t keep it to himself.
Baldwin tweeted, "Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt."
Alec Baldwin may have instigated one of the best PR campaigns Zynga has ever had. All though accidental the 30 Rock stars rant comes right before Zynga files for an IPO. It is been speculated that this attention from the media might make the company more appealing to investors who just don’t understand the popularity of their games. Zynga’s most well-known product has been Farmville. A Facebook App that has an estimated user base of 45 million.
This may be why Zynga get into the fray by generating several Twitter posts with the hashtag, “#LetAlecPlay.”
30 Rock will be making a midseason debut this year. Not because of any scheduling mishaps, but to accommodate Tina Fey’s maternity leave. The head writer and lead actress recently celebrated the birth of her second child, Penelope. In a recent interview Tina Fey discusses her daughter, her TV viewing habits, and the origin of the “30 Rock” title. How would have felt about the show if it were called, “The Peacock”? One of the most surprising facts, Fey watches “The Real Housewives” franchise on Bravo! She may wear the bossypants, but she is just like the rest of us.