“I didn’t know anything about the a cappella world. I didn’t even know it existed until my first year at 30 Rock. There was a joke about the character Toofer being part of an a cappella group in Harvard. I thought that was such a funny joke. My boss, Robert Carlock, said, ‘It’s not really a joke. It’s a real thing. That world exists.’ I’m from Chicago, and it’s not really popular there – or at least back in my day it wasn’t super popular; I think it might be more now. When I heard that world existed, I actually said in the writers’ room, ‘Someone needs to write a movie about that.’”
–Pitch Pefect and 30 Rock writer Kay Cannon talking to HuffPo. She did, in fact, write a movie about that.