30 Rock: Season 6, Episode 4

The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell (26 Jan. 2012)

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Liz searches for a new best friend after a fight with Jenna, Jack replaces Kenneth and his fellow pages with computers, and Grizz and Dot Com help Tracy find something to live for.



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Pete Hornberger (credit only)


Liz is appalled when she finds out Jenna has betrayed their friendship for the sake of fame, so she goes on a mission to find a new best friend. Tracy contemplates mortality as Dotcom and Grizz scramble to show him that life is still worth living. Meanwhile Jack is humiliated when a "businessversary" gift meant for Hank is sent to the wrong floor. Written by NBC Publicity

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Jack mentions that Jenna is now a big star like Maulik Pancholy is in "Whitney". Maulik Pancholy played Jack's assistant Jonathan for the first five seasons, then left to star in "Whitney" during season 6 of "30 Rock". See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell
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The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell (#6.4)
17 December 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Jenna is self absorbed as always and mean to Liz, so Liz tries to find a new best friend. But she seems to need Jenna after all. Jack replaces the pages with computers but this causes him a problem because now if there is a mistake he is the one responsible. And Tracy gets no presents since he already has it all so he feels he has no reason to live anymore.

Liz looking for a friend was a fun story. Especially her joining a very "sex and the city" group of gals. It was also amusing to see her with someone who is just like her. And Jenna with leeches on hr face was way too funny.

The page story was good as well. I really like Hank Hooper's character. So jolly and yet so mean!

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