I am all about fake holidays that people make real, like Festivus, which a number of boys from my high school graduating class celebrate yearly at an Olive Garden. The last 30 Rock proposed a Leap Day that is way more awesome than any Leap Day I have ever experienced. Here are the traditions that were established by 30 Rock‘s Leap Day episode.
1) You have to wear blue and yellow. Obnoxious people will pinch or poke or kick you, like jerks do on St. Patrick’s Day if you don’t wear green (I don’t own much green, get over it!) but luckily I am not obnoxious. I don’t own much yellow, however, so I totally ran out to Target tonight and bought a yellow scarf. I’ll be rockin’ some old-school Pine View colors tomorrow y’all!
2) Eat rhubarb. I might not do this part.
3) LEAP DAY WILLIAM. Leap Day William is an old man who looks a bit like Mr. Monopoly, except he is wearing blue and yellow. He lives in the Mariana Trench and emerges once every four years to exchange candy for the tears of children. John Cullum (who I love) totally played him in this episode, and it was awesome.
5) Live like today doesn’t count, because March isn’t here yet and Leap Day only comes once every four years! What happens on Leap Day stays on Leap Day!
Okay that last bit was cheesy, but it more or less happened during this episode!
Anyways, I’m on a crusade to make 30 Rock‘s version of Leap Day real. Tomorrow I’ll be rockin’ blue and yellow and I hope you do as well. Wish everyone a Good Leap Day, eat some rhubarb, and shed some tears for Leap Day William, because you know never know when he’ll give you some candy!
I hope y’all can help me out with this, because the next time Leap Day happens I’ll be 30, and that is just a weird thought to bear!