A new episode of season 2 of the hit show Great News, tackles sexual harassment in the workplace only days after allegations of similar behavior from Harvey Weinstein surfaced.
Sound familiar? The episode entitled Honeypot, has a high-powered female executive, played by Great News exec producer Tina Fey, found to be sexually harassing her male employees. Fey’s Diana St. Tropez uses her status to try to pressure subordinates into engaging in questionable behavior. (Wink, wink, Harvey.)
Coincidentally, Thursday’s episode of Great News was also co-written by Fey who also wrote a 2012 episode of 30 Rock that fun of Weinstein’s aggressive behavior toward women. On the show, Jenna Maroney (played by Jane Krakowski) says,
“I’m not afraid of anyone in show business. I turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three occasions … out of five.“
On another 30 Rock episode Jenna says,
“I know how former lovers can have a hold over you long after they’re gone. In some ways, I’m still pinned under a passed-out Harvey Weinstein and it’s Thanksgiving.“
Great News airs Thursdays at 9:30 PM on NBC.
(Photo, NBC, via THR)