NBC's Jeff Zucker: Funny or no? - VIDEO
Zucker plugs NBC.com, where people can catch up on their favorite shows that are about to return after being on a long hiatus because of the strike. He includes what could be considered as digs toward writers, including asking viewers to watch the videos within the first 17 days of posting. The new WGA contract allows studios to stream content for 17 days before they have to pay writers royalties. Plus, there's a little dig at the writers when he's talking about My Name Is Earl-- how Earl gets hit by a car again in the cliffhanger. "Writers refer to it as a 'callback'. I call it getting paid twice for writing the same thing."
Okay, I have to admit that I chuckled. I don't think he's mocking the writers. I think he's mocking himself-- by acting as if he wants to keep as much money as possible from the writers. Unfortunately, Zucker's not the best guy on-camera, so his sarcasm could be lost on some.
What do you think?