Liz Lemon starts making an effort to date by attending singles events with Jenna Maroney, and Jack Donaghy feels forced to choose between childhood love, Nancy Donovan, and news anchor Avery Jessup. Meanwhile, a racist comment sparks an office-wide debate on affirmative action and leaves Toofer with a big decision to make regarding his future at TGS.
Did You Know?
The subplot of Toofer discovering he was only hired as a writer because of NBC's Diversity Initiative is based on the real circumstances behind the hiring of Donald Glover
. In a 2018 "New Yorker" profile of Glover, Tina Fey
confirmed that, while she admired Glover's talent immediately, NBC's Diversity Initiative "made him free" as his salary did not come out of the "30 Rock" budget. At the time he was hired, he was just 23 years old and living in the NYU dorms as a residential advisor. Glover later left the show to star on Community
(2009) before launching a musical career and his own series, the award-winning Atlanta
(2016). See more
Oh my God, I'm no better than Toofer. Or Lutz with his B.S. Inuit ancestry. Or you, whose dad was in the masons with Dave Garroway. I shouldn't be here.
This is America. None of us are supposed to be here.
References Blade II
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Tina Fey See more