30 Rock Finale: 10 Reasons Why Liz Lemon is Our Hero

It's the end of an era. This Thursday, we will all say goodbye to Tina Fey's dreamboat of a sitcom 30 Rock. The show is exemplary ensemble comedy. What would any of the episodes have been without Jack Donaghy's snobbery, Jenna Maroney's vanity, Tracey Jordan's insanity. But most of all, what would we have done without Liz Lemon and her, well, Liz Lemon-y-ness. 

Liz Lemon is more than just a TV show character, she's become an archetype, a cultural zeitgeist, the on-screen personality that 21st century women can point to and identify with. Not just to the awesome bits, or to the awful bits, but to the daily grind the of Liz Lemon life. 

Twitter users are already pledging their love to the iconic and imperfect television heroine by following @nbc30rock's request for people to finish this sentence, "Liz Lemon is my hero because ______." Do we really have to chose just one? Luckily, you smashing Twitter-ers have gathered some of the very best reasons on Earth to adore the wonder that is Liz Lemon. Here are 10. 

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Why is Liz Lemon your hero? I think she might be mine thanks to this epic eye roll: 


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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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