Tipping Point Alert!

"30 Rock" and Fed Credibility.

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Oh, how my nerdy Fed-watching heart fluttered during this exchange on last night's always genius "30 Rock."

On picking a successor:

Don Geiss: "A word of advice: Whoever you chose has got to be someone you trust."

Jack Donaghy: "I guess that rules out the Federal Reserve."

Here's the clip:

Hilarious? Yes. Dangerous? Maybe.

Are Tina Fey & Co. losing faith in our central bank? Will it worsen Ben Bernanke's already growing credibility gap? Will Liz Lemon inspire a dangerous unmooring of inflation expectations?

Hey, why not. But mostly it's just Friday. Stop working and watch the whole thing.

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  • Kirk Shinkle

    Kirk Shinkle is a senior editor for U.S. News Money and manages the Best Funds portal. Follow him on Twitter @KirkS or email him at kshinkle@usnews.com.

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