When I was a kid, one of my favorite shows was The Muppet Show, and now that I am an adult, one of my favorite shows is 30 Rock.
Brian Lynch, blogger and screenwriter, thinks not. Check out the piece "30 Rock Is a Rip-Off of The Muppet Show" on his blog. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense.
Liz Lemon = Kermit the Frog
Tracy Jordan = Gonzo
And remember this?
Lynch makes a pretty compelling case. Read it here.