Is there something wrong with me that the cameo I was most exited about was Hippo Park? Hippo Park is my park!!!! Three blocks from my apartment and where my kids play when it is above freezing!Also, can someone explain why Conan and Liz were so poorly green screened?
I don't know why there are no comments here. "Diagonal Integration"? I've never met Mickey Rourke? Grizz & Hers? Gotham Moms? The entire first verse of "I'll Never Forget You, Rural Juror"? The random appearance of Steve from Married With Children? The snow globe? Tracy's touching goodbye to Jenna, while the two wore his-and-hers Hitler mustaches? "Pelosi, Maddow, Baldwin"? Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek's accents? Really, they could have squeezed in a hundred more guest stars/friends-of-the-show that I would have loved to see (Hamm, Damon, Banks, Cheyenne Wilson, Leap Dave, and especially, especially, Dennis Duffy, even though he kind of got his own send-off episode), but that probably would have resulted in a less coherent episode. And Tracy's TGS close, surrounded by the TGS crew and staff (which I assume was the actual 30 Rock crew and staff) was nicely done.
I wanted some Dratch in there.Here's a question: does the ending prove that Kenneth is immortal, or merely that some descendant of his happened to occupy the same NBC presidency that he once did?
Via Vulture:The Irma Luhrman-Merman murderTurned the bird's word luridThe whir and the purr of a twirler girlShe would the world were demurerThe insurer's allureFor valor were pure Kari WuhrerOne fervid whirl over her turgid errorRural jurorRural jurorI will never forget youRural jurorI'll always be glad I met youRural jurorI will never forget youRural jurorI'll always be glad I met youRural juror (x2)These were the best days of my flerm.
Also:“For seven years, you have yelled at me, and turned the lights out on me when I was in the bathroom, and written on me when I was sleeping. Cause I was Lutz. Dumb, old, uncool, part-Inuit, bisexual, 51-year-old Lutz. Well, today, I am the picker. And I want you to feel what I’ve felt for the last seven years: anger and disappointment and regret. And when that sandwich slides out of you in a week, look at it. Because that is Lutz’s revenge.”
I'm told by Linda Holmes's Twitter feed that Kenneth's immortality has been a running gag throughout the series, something I missed despite having seen almost every episode, the vast majority on the nights they aired. But given that gag, and given that Kenneth lets on that he already knows when Liz's granddaughter says that the pitch is based on stories told to her by her grandmother, I don't think it's really a question. My only question is why he changed his mind, in the intervening couple of generations, about whether it would make a good show.
That is just wonderful. I mean, really. I was going to say "she would the world were demurer" is perfect, but that doesn't leave room for the absurd poetry of "for valor were pure Kari Wuhrer." I sometimes wish we could have hidden cameras filming the reaction shots of people watching the show and hearing themselves randomly mentioned. Last night alone, Colicchio, Maddow, Wuhrer, Rourke, and I'm probably forgetting a dozen more.
It's possible that the show taking one last shot at TV, suggesting that it would be another 70 years before audiences would embrace 30 Rock.
"I used to be a shark, and then you unsharkulated me.""...because the human heart is not always connected to the human brain..." could be a mantra for the series.And yes, Tracy saying goodbye to Jenna in the only way he could was unexpectedly touching. Hogcock!
I am so glad I now know there was a Kari Wuhrer joke in there.