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"30 Rock" Kidney Now! (2009)

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30 Rock: Season 3: Episode 22 -- Season three finale: Milton's (Guest Star Alan Alda) health is at risk, while Liz (Tina Fey) enjoys new found fame as a relationship expert. Sherri Shepherd, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, Elvis Costello, Clay Aiken, Adam Levine guest star with other surprise musical guests.


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Original Air Date:
14 May 2009 (Season 3, Episode 22)
Jack brings in several famous musical artists to perform a benefit song so his biological father can get a kidney... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
We Want Kidneys! See more (5 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon

Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan

Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney

Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell

Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger

Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano (credit only)

Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy

Katrina Bowden ... Cerie

Keith Powell ... Toofer (credit only)

Kevin Brown ... Dot Com

Grizz Chapman ... Grizz

Alan Alda ... Milton Greene

Sherri Shepherd ... Angie Jordan

Chris Parnell ... Dr. Leo Spaceman

Napiera Groves ... Vontella (as Napiera D. Groves)

Clay Aiken ... Clay Aiken

Mary J. Blige ... Mary J. Blige

Elvis Costello ... Elvis Costello

Sheryl Crow ... Sheryl Crow

Mike D ... Mike D. (as Michael Diamond)

Adam Horovitz ... Adam Horovitz

Adam Levine ... Adam Levine

Sara Bareilles ... Sara Bareilles - He Needs a Kidney Performed by

Steve Earle ... Steve Earle - He Needs a Kidney Performed by

Wyclef Jean ... Wyclef Jean - He Needs a Kidney Performed by

Norah Jones ... Norah Jones - He Needs a Kidney Performed by

Talib Kweli ... Talib Kweli - He Needs a Kidney Performed by

Cyndi Lauper ... Cyndi Lauper

Michael McDonald ... Michael McDonald - He Needs a Kidney Performed by
Rhett Miller ... Rhett Miller - He Needs a Kidney Performed by

Moby ... Moby - He Needs a Kidney Performed by

Robert Randolph ... Robert Randolph - He Needs a Kidney Performed by
Rachael Yamagata ... Rachael Yamagata - He Needs a Kidney Performed by

Paula Pell ... Paula Hornberger
Matt Ballinger ... White Kid

Sue Galloway ... Sue

Donald Glover ... Gay Kid
Capathia Jenkins ... Principal
Bobby Blanski ... Handsome Fiancé

Emalee Burditt ... Woman

Kay Cannon ... Young Woman

Helen Coxe ... Gay Man's Fiancé
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Anello ... Production Staff (uncredited)

Julia Murney ... Courtney (uncredited)

Sara Gabrielle Paterno ... Talk Show Guest with Snake (uncredited)
Tom Townsend ... Donor (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Don Scardino 
Writing credits
Tina Fey (created by)

Jack Burditt (written by) &
Robert Carlock (written by)

Kay Cannon  executive story editor
Donald Glover  executive story editor

Produced by
Alec Baldwin .... producer
Jack Burditt .... co-executive producer
Irene Burns .... co-producer
Robert Carlock .... executive producer
Tina Fey .... executive producer
Shannon Fogarty .... associate producer (as Shannon J. Fogarty)
Eric Gurian .... associate producer
Matt Hubbard .... supervising producer
Marci Klein .... executive producer
Jerry Kupfer .... producer
Lorne Michaels .... executive producer
David Miner .... executive producer
Jon Pollack .... consulting producer
Jeff Richmond .... supervising producer
John Riggi .... co-executive producer
Don Scardino .... producer
Diana Schmidt .... co-producer
Lindsay Shookus .... associate producer
Andrew Singer .... associate producer
Ron Weiner .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Jeff Richmond 
Cinematography by
Matthew Clark (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Meg Reticker 
Casting by
Jennifer McNamara  (as Jennifer McNamara Shroff)
Production Design by
Teresa Mastropierro 
Keith Raywood  (as Keith Ian Raywood)
Art Direction by
Peter Baran 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Greenberg 
Costume Design by
Tom Broecker 
Makeup Department
Guy Bayo .... hair stylist
Richard Dean .... makeup artist
Richard F. Esposito .... hair stylist (as Richard Esposito)
Souraya Hamdi .... makeup artist
Duane Moody .... hair stylist
Clariss Morgan .... hair department head
Jenn 'Jorge' Nelson .... makeup department head (as Jorge Nelson)
Stacey Panepinto .... makeup artist
Production Management
Diana Schmidt .... unit production manager
William Sell .... production supervisor (as Bill Sell)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Lee Davis .... first assistant director
Bellamy Forrest .... second assistant director
Art Department
Leonard John Bruno .... art department coordinator (as Leonard Bruno)
Thomas Costabile .... construction coordinator (as Tom Costabile)
Elina Kother .... charge scenic (as Elina Kotler)
Kevin Ladson .... property master (as Kevin C. Ladson)
Yvonne Mojica .... graphic designer
Michael Leather .... leadman (uncredited)
Eugene Melvin .... second on-set dresser (uncredited)
Eric M. Metzger .... props (uncredited)
Hunter Popalis .... art production assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Chris Fondulas .... boom operator (as Christopher Fondulas)
Tony Pipitone .... sound re-recording mixer
Griffin Richardson .... sound mixer
Christina Faist-Glass .... sound studio manager (uncredited)
Chris Foster .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Daniel McIntosh .... sound mixer: tandem unit (uncredited)
Marsha McKeever .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
James David Redding III .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Brian Vancho .... foley artist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Murray .... visual effects
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Agliata .... camera operator
Michael Cambria .... first assistant camera (as Mike Cambria)
Daniel Casey .... second assistant camera: additional
Kenneth Dodd .... gaffer
Jeffrey Dutemple .... first assistant camera
Michael Gallart .... lighting console programmer
Albino Marsetti .... camera operator
Jerad Molkenthin .... electrician
Jesse L. Saviola .... grip
Paul Wachter .... key grip (episode)
Kevin L. Bright .... grip (uncredited)
Nicole Cosgrove .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert K. Feldmann .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Aaron Kirby .... loader (uncredited)
Eric Leigh .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Katja Blichfeld .... casting associate
Trey Lawson .... casting associate
Barbara McNamara .... extras casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alethea McElroy .... key costumer
Mary Jo McGrath .... key costumer (as MJ McGrath)
Tim McKelvey .... costume supervisor
Chris Ann Pappas .... assistant costume designer
Michael Kale .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Kisner .... costume coordinator (uncredited)
Laura Sewrey .... shopper (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Shannon Fogarty .... post-production (as Shannon J. Fogarty)
Keith Jenson .... colorist: dailies
Elizabeth Merrick .... assistant editor
Alex Minnick .... assistant editor
Michael Sgalambro .... post-production coordinator
Bobbie Thomas .... colorist
Ellen Tam .... editing room assistant (uncredited)
Ashley Wigfield .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Chris George .... location manager
Ryan Scatenato .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Matthew Bernstein .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Richmond .... music arranger
Giancarlo Vulcano .... music editor
Jim Bruening .... music copyist (uncredited)
Jonathan Schultz .... score editor & mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tom Leavey .... transportation captain
Bobby Marsh .... transportation co-captain (as Robert Marsh)
Other crew
Kay Cannon .... executive story editor
Tom Ceraulo .... script co-coordinator
Claire Cowperthwaite .... script supervisor
Donald Glover .... executive story editor (as Donald Glover II)
Todd Judson .... production coordinator
Clint Koltveit .... assistant to producer
Tami Sagher .... executive story editor
Meryle Selinger .... production accountant
Tracey Wigfield .... script co-coordinator
Dionne Audain .... stand-in: Mary J. Blige (uncredited)
Nick Bernardone .... production assistant (uncredited)
Laura Lynn Berrios .... stand-in/photo double (uncredited)
Marlo Carroll .... production assistant (uncredited)
James Coker .... production assistant (uncredited)
J. John Corbett .... title designer (uncredited)
Brit Cowan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brandon K. Hines .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Dan Majkut .... production assistant (uncredited)
Keith Marlin .... paperwork production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew McGovern .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Kerry O'Brien .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam Taylor .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tina Fey  created by

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Additional Details

22 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

When Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan ) is crying about his high school dissection trauma, saying he wasn't a baby, he was chicken, Milton Green (Alan Alda) says "Crying about babies and chickens? I thought this was a comedy show." This is a reference to the final episode of Alda's "M*A*S*H" (1972) series. In that episode, entitled _"M*A*S*H (1972)" (Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen {#11.16})_ the Alan Alda character Hawkeye Pierce spends much of the episode in a psychiatric hospital, having witnessed a traumatic event. He remembers a Korean woman killing a chicken, so as to not be heard by enemy soldiers. Upon treatment, however, he recalls the truth - that it was a baby. Much like Tracy's character, he cries when asked if it was a chicken. He says "Oh, my God! Oh, my God! I didn't mean for her to kill it. I did not - I - I just wanted it to be quiet. It was - it was a baby! She, she smothered her own baby!!"See more »
Liz Lemon:We sure had quite a year.
[slaps Jack on the back]
Jack Donaghy:What are you talking about? It's May.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Bounty Hunter (2010/I)See more »
Oh, I'm a KidneySee more »


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We Want Kidneys!, 27 December 2014
Author: g-bodyl from United States

This is the twenty-second and final episode of the third season of 30 Rock and it's one of the best episodes this season. It's a good finale, but I liked the episode more because of the spoof of the charity song, "We Are the World." The film boasts many guest stars including many musical stars such as Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Elvis Costello, Michael McDonald, Mary J Blige, and so on. The song they created was actually very, very good.

In this episode, "Kidney Now!," Jack learns his father needs a kidney transplant so he decides to hold a charity event raising the money for his transplant. Meanwhile, Tracy is asked to speak at a graduation ceremony at his old high school.

Overall, this is a great episode. It is very musical and still quite funny. Some people may find the episode quite selfish, but I found it quite funny and well-written. I rate this episode 9/10.

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