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A Goon's Deed in a Weary World 

Liz's adoption request is finally approved, but she is too busy trying to single-handedly save TGS from cancellation to notice. Meanwhile, Kenneth tries to help Jack as he tries to choose his successor.



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Liz's adoption request is finally approved, but she is too busy trying to single-handedly save TGS from cancellation to notice. Meanwhile, Kenneth tries to help Jack as he tries to choose his successor.

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24 January 2013 (USA)  »

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The title of this episode, "A Goon's Deed in a Weary World," is a reference to a line in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: "so shines a good deed in a weary world." Wonka (Gene WIlder) delivers the line after Charlie returns an Everlasting Gobstopper to Wonka instead of delivering it to "Slugworth" and thereby passes Wonka's test, proving his integrity and inheriting the chocolate factory. The line in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was itself a paraphrase of a line from William Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice: "That light we see is burning in my hall. / How far that little candle throws his beams! / So shines a good deed in a naughty world." The word "goon" was an epithet that was often applied to the character of Kenneth throughout the run of 30 Rock, either alone or in combination with other insults--for example, "Apple-faced goon," "Albino goon," "innocent goon," and so on. See more »


Tracy Jordan: Ladies and gentlemen of the Cabletown board, I quit.
Jenna Maroney: So do I.
Liz Lemon: What the hell are you doing?
[to the executives]
Liz Lemon: They're replaceable. We can get David Allan Grier and Miss Piggy.
Tracy Jordan: I'll telling you what we're doing, LL. We're finally stepping up.
Jenna Maroney: This show is a disaster. Except for the very moving Todd Debeikes tribute. Todd, we'll miss you.
Tracy Jordan: I know you wanna save TGS, Lemonhead, but there is no TGS to save, and you should be at the airport right now picking up your chili.
Jenna Maroney: Children, Tracy.
Tracy Jordan: Children? ...
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References The Change-Up (2011) See more »

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30 Rock A Goon's Deed in a Weary World
26 January 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Liz has another one of her wacky dreams as she packs away the office because the show is getting cancelled. She is woken by Chris who is excited of the new twins coming into their life's. Liz wants to still save the show but for once gets no help from Jack. Liz gets a call from Chris but has to deal with her staff as she still try's to make a difference meaning she ignores Chris. The show then must go through budget cuts. Kenneth gets his page uniform back because he is wanted to do a tour that will be used as an audition for someone to replace Jack. Peter thinks the best idea for the show is to get a sponsor for the show. Liz talks to a possible money supplier but he wants to change the show very much. Tracey and Jenna are made do press for the show but just talk about their fake movies coming up. Kenneth does the tour and when Jack does not like how he acts he is replaced. Chris try's to include Liz but when her writers act so idiotic she freaks out she is picking the show over a family. Kenneth learns the truth about his pure heart guy which makes him sad NBC might be over soon. Liz sees the show is awful and when she gets a call about the twins flying in she picks the show once again. Kenneth gives up the page program and Jack asks him to be the president of NBC for his love of the channel over Jack just having it as a job. Jenna and Tracey mess up the show by quitting with support from everyone allowing Liz to go see the incoming twins. The kids are like a Minny Jenna and Tracey. Funny episode and Tina was great throughout. With only two episodes left in the series i am sad this show which has been great for comedy will be ending.


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