30 Rock (2006–2013)
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WEST COAST VERSION: Live Broadcast -- Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) takes drastic measures to prove why TGS should stay a live show.

Director:

Beth McCarthy-Miller (as Beth McCarthy Miller)

Writers:

Tina Fey (created by), Jack Burditt | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon / Doris / Gladys Ormphby / Jamie Garnett
Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan / Alfie / Nipsey
Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney / Dusty Springfield
Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell
Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger / Gruber Brother
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano / Streaker #1
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy / Larry / Joey Montero / Richard Nixon (East Coast only) / Charles Nelson Reilly (West Coast only) / Chet Huntley
Fred Armisen ... Frank 2.0 / Telethon Woman / Man Backstage
Jimmy Fallon ... Young Jack
Will Forte ... Paul
Jon Hamm ... Abner / David Brinkley (East Coast only)
Kim Kardashian West ... Kim Kardashian (West Coast only) (as Kim Kardashian)
Paul McCartney ... Paul McCartney (East Coast only)
Chris Parnell ... Dr. Leo Spaceman
Amy Poehler ... Young Liz
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WEST COAST VERSION: Live Broadcast -- Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) takes drastic measures to prove why TGS should stay a live show.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

Fred Armisen plays multiple characters in this episode, including a crew member in the background in the beginning of the show, impersonating Frank in one of the scenes (his trucker hat reads "FRANK 2.0"), and the phone worker behind Jimmy Fallon during the flashback at the end. See more »

Goofs

When Liz tries to say "Hazel and Jenna" she flubs and says "Henna and Jazel" before correcting herself. Forgivable as this was a live broadcast with no way to edit around it. See more »

Quotes

Kenneth Parcell: NBC had the first two black characters on TV... sort of. For "Alfie & Abner," NBC hired one African-American and one Caucasian because they thought two black people on the same show would make the audience nervous; a rule NBC still uses today!
Alfie: [Scene changes to a black & white 1950s TV show, Alfie & Abner. Tracy Morgan enters dressed in fine clothes as Alfie] Abner, I'm home from work! Where are you, my brother?
Abner: [...]
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Alternate Versions

Jane Krakowski's Jenna sings the theme song during the east coast broadcast, whereas Cheyenne Jackson's Danny sings it for the west coast. See more »

Connections

References Parks and Recreation (2009) See more »

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Martial Crisis
(uncredited)
Music by Jack Shaindlin
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Still the most intelligent comedy I know
29 April 2012 | by Lambers-3See all my reviews

I get the feeling that the acknowledgment for 30 Rock is declining since season four. I got to know this show because of it's Emmy recognition and it's constant praise, but for the last seasons it calmed down.

There were some weak plot lines and episodes but there are still so many intelligent jokes in every episodes that I'm almost frustrated at the end of every episode that I only got a fraction of them. I think this is great because by re-watching the show you will always discover more details and subtle hints.

This live show even overdoes the first live show. There were so many great moments. I loved the Dr. Spaceman Parts the most...all the great guest stars (It's still funny to see the serious Don Draper in a comedy role)and a bunch of intelligent references like Hazel ripping apart the picture of Sinead O'Connor. This show definitely needs more acknowledgment for it's greatness...

PS: "Nine out of 10 doctors said "Who is this? Why are you calling so late?" but the 10th guy was into it."


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English

Release Date:

26 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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