30 Rock executive producer Jack Burditt was on the most recent edition of the Rich Eisen Podcast where he told a fun little story about Robert Griffin III and Kim Kardashian at the live taping of the show’s season finale.
The show was taping down the street from where the NFL draft was being held in April. After the Redskins drafted him, Griffin was able to make it for the 11:30 p.m. West Coast taping. Kardashian was also there and, according to Burditt, seemed intrigued by the Redskins’ new quarterback.
“She sat next to me while we were watching the show on the monitor and RGIII is a few seats down, and during the commercial break she starts asking me questions about him,” Burditt said on the podcast. “Like, ‘Now he’s a football player, right?’ I’m like, yeah, yeah, yeah. And [Kardashian asks] ‘And he just…something big happened, right?’ And I’m like, well yeah, he just was the No. 2 overall pick tonight. [Kardashian asks] ‘And what team?’ Washington. [Kardashian asks] ‘What’s Washington?’ Redskins. She goes, ‘I don’t know much about football, but, so what’s his deal?’ And I’m thinking, you stay away from him. This is a nice young man.”
Burditt went on to explain what he assumed was going on.
“She wasn’t quite sure who he was,” he said. “But her inner alarm was going off.”
I think we all owe Burditt a muffin basket for running interference on this one.
I can’t embed the clip, but you can watch it here if you like.