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The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell 

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.

Director:

Jeff Richmond

Writers:

Tina Fey (created by), Matt Hubbard
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon
Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan
Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney
Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell
Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger (credit only)
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Keith Powell ... Toofer
Kevin Brown ... Dot Com
Grizz Chapman ... Grizz
John Lutz ... J.D. Lutz
Ken Howard ... Hank Hooper
Andy Samberg ... Andy Samberg
Emma Stone ... Emma Stone
Nick Cannon ... Nick Cannon
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jack mentions that Jenna is now a big star like Maulik Pancholy is in Whitney (2011). 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 »

Quotes

Jack Donaghy: But, and I will never say this again, you have a power that I don't.
Liz Lemon: Besides the greatest power of all? The ability to gestate life.
Jack Donaghy: Of course, Lemon. That's why the president is always a new mom.
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Connections

References Sex and the City (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell
(uncredited)
Performed by Steve Earle
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the president is always a new mom..
24 November 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

30 Rock

With a sensational triumph of six Golden Globes, 30 Rock is undeniably critics' choice and the buzz pays off with Fey; the creator, at the heart of it, whose vision is crystal clear and on the mark. It is a single camera sitcom about a writer of a TV Show and the behind-the-camera chaos it goes through before it goes on air. The somewhat distorted concept isn't what the series relies upon, its ideal vacation is to reach for a mature audience with wise and not necessarily funny writing.

It is rich on technical aspects like the production design but fails completely on cinematography and background score. As mentioned earlier, the humor isn't forcibly imputed which allows the makers to visit unknown places without any restraints and communicate fluently with the viewers.

The soul of the series is certainly its huge cast who can easily charm their way out of anything but Baldwin and Fey does invest a lot in it and are flat out hilarious in it. Layered, satirical and thought-provoking writing, ironical humor and injected with enough content to run for its twenty minutes are the high points of this brilliant sitcom. Few cameos and a knack of taking bold moves factors a lot on keeping the audience tangled in its exhilarating flashy world.

The equation between Fey and Baldwin is written with such meticulous and at times sweet and soothing tactics and cases that it goes through. Invading live shows, creating a mocked reality show and changing the perspective of the narrations are the bits that helps reset the clock from zero. It also keeps ironically jump in and out of character and storyline to draw in a chuckle every now and then.

Season 06

This season looses its grip for a brief period in its middle act only to life up to its standards just like the first act, by bringing out the big guns like mocking comic book movies, live shows and reality shows, that has always been its forte where it aces like no one.

The Ballad Of Kenneth Parcell

Fey and Krakowski reboots their friendship and someone reasons with the origin of it whilst Baldwin is being mocked around for making a mistake, this McBrayer emergency may not be the best but it certainly is essential.


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