US diAry Entry 7 – Day 2

No video diary today.

This morning after a massive breakfast of an egg and “cheese” omelette, fruit loops and bagel, we headed to the NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza for a studio tour.

If you were thinking a 30 Rock style with pages similar to Kenneth, sadly it doesn’t happen that way. Our 2 Pages, sounded less than enthusiastic to give us the tour, probably because they’ve done it a few million times and heard as many Kenneth jokes around. There was no photography allowed, so all I got was the shots before the tour.

We were shown the studios of Dr Oz, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live. I was mesmerized that only a panel of glass separated myself from the studio where Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Phil Hartman, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Tina Fey and others made their careers flourish. 36 years of comedic history, all on a single platform.

We went into a smaller room where they showed us how makeup was put on their actors for SNL, then we were taken into a smaller room to do a mock news report.

After the tour, we hit the studio store, and bought up big. From Community merchandise, to FRIENDs and Seinfeld, House and Saturday Night Live, I was in heaven.

After dumping the stuff off, we headed to the Harry Potter Exhibition, which once again – no photos. Reece & Pete got a thrill out of it, but it went all over my head.

After which, we headed to Planet Hollywood for burgers and beer. The food was average, but it filled is up. The movie displays were impressive, but nothing spectacular.

After the fill-up of food, it was 2pm, and headed back to the hotel for a cat nap. That cat nap went until 11:30pm… We’re still getting used to the time difference.

Tomorrow, we’re trying for David Letterman, and take a stroll down to hopefully Moby’s Cafe and the WTC. Fingers crossed!

Location:8th Ave,New York,United States