iif51puvoru.jpg

Even if you don’t watch 30 Rock (?!), you can almost definitely find a recording artist to be excited about in this clip from the end of last night’s season finale. It’s more fun if I don’t name names (and I’m not even sure about at least two) but the gist is: Jack (Alec Baldwin) didn’t want to give a kidney to his father, Milton Green (Alan Alda), so he put together a “We Are The World”-style celebrity benefit song with so many random musicians it’s impressive, and Adam Levine. A perfect way to end the 100th episode somethingth episode, I must have dreamed that, of the best show on TV.

If you’re one of those 30 Rock holdouts, you can watch the last five episodes on Hulu, the first two seasons on Netflix, or catch up this summer, when NBC will be re-running Season 3 at a rate of two episodes per Thursday.

Comments (41)
  1. TWIST  |   Posted on May 15th, 2009 +2

    100th?

  2. 100th episode? Is that a joke I’m missing? I think Tina Fey’s incredibly quick “DEALBREAKER” rants were the real highlight of the episode. She soooo needs a daytime talkshow. Move over Tyra…

  3. ” S I D: Shut it down!”

  4. Michael  |   Posted on May 15th, 2009 +9

    “You have sexually-transmitted crazy mouth”

  5. It was the 100th episode of The Office, and a painful one at that.

    • JD  |   Posted on May 15th, 2009 +5

      Agreed. The show was on a massive hot streak lately and they completely dropped the ball with the big 100th episode finale.

      Hell, I even thought 30 Rock was disappointing compared to their usual episodes considering all the guest stars.

    • Seriously. I can’t wait for the next couple of season finales when Jim & Pam will happily smile at every middle class life event on the game board of LIFE©.

      • JD  |   Posted on May 15th, 2009 +3

        The pregnancy doesn’t bother me. If it gives more material for Michael, Andy, Creed and the rest of the Office gang, then I’m all for it.

        The episode just felt like an afterthought. Something tells me they shot an hour long episode and edited it all to hell to make it make sense at a shorter run time. That said, Dwight’s friend was awesome.

  6. Chadams  |   Posted on May 15th, 2009 +2

    I read somewhere that it was The Office’s 100th, not 30 Rock’s. And what gives? No Robert Randolph, Steve Earle or Talib Kweli tags? Surely a Michael McDonald tag!

    @Deezey: wasn’t it “S. that D.”? Either way, my vocabulary of catch phrases now consists of only one three-word gem.

  7. Not the 100th episode. The Office finale was their 100th.

  8. the office had the 100th show, this is like the 56th of 30 rock

    so who was the guy with the goatee/beard. someone make me feel bad for not knowing, please.

  9. Elvis Costello?

    I didn’t know the cute guy with the leather jacket. Help me out here. I’m sure I’m just blind.

    Also, I’m one of the drunk ones.

  10. Clay Aiken as Kenneth’s cousin? So prefect!

  11. i think i would have liked it better if the dude from maroon 5 hadn’t somehow inserted himself in there

  12. Trust  |   Posted on May 15th, 2009 0

    MUCH better than Larry Sanders…I think it’s the incidental Chris Farley Om-Pah music they add in so the pinheads can follow what’s going on…

  13. Also, “classic case of fruit blindness”. Tina, you are the best!

  14. I think the only person missing was Aaron Neville. I’ve selfishly been dreaming of a Neville/McDonald duet for years! crazy voice duet could have gone like this:

    Aaron: The Touch
    McDonald: The Feeeeeel
    Aaron: The Kidney
    McDonald: of Our Liiiives.

    BOOM.

  15. Jack didn’t refuse to give him a kidney, he just wasn’t a match, so he was going to try to get him a kidney anyway.

    • metamagical  |   Posted on May 16th, 2009 -1

      Jack might have been a match but the whole backwards form thing meant that he would show up as not being one (like Jack couldn’t get his dads kidney transplanted into him)

    • metamagical  |   Posted on May 16th, 2009 -1

      Jack might have been a match but the whole backwards form thing meant that he would show up as not being one (like Jack couldn’t get his dads kidney transplanted into him)

  16. I squealed with a glee a bit every time Elvis Costello was on camera. That’s not weird, though, it’s just charming.

  17. I know I’m a total clown turn for being REALLY excited about Sarah Bareilles and Robert Randolph in this clip but whatev… I CAN’T HELP WHAT I AM!

  18. Can anyone name all of the musicians?

    • Sheryl Crow, Adam Levine, Mary J. Blige, Elvis Costello, Clay Aiken, Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Rhett Miller, Rachael Yamagata, Moby, Jane Krakowski, Wyclef Jean, Steve Earle, Michael McDonald, Robert Randolph, Cyndi Lauper, Ad-Rock, Talib Kweli, Mike D

  19. How about Jenna getting ambushed by her half-sister on Vontella. And then ambushing her half-sister on Vontella. How do they come up with this stuff?

  20. All of Vontella was great! “Only one snake in the bed. Deal breaker.”

    And Kenneth talking about “science” so perfect.

  21. alex  |   Posted on May 15th, 2009 -1

    The only one I recognized is Elvis Costello. Is that bad

  22. “I’m one of the drunk ones!”

    Ha. Cyndi Lauper is awesome.

  23. The best joke in the episode, I thought, was “Declan MacManus, International Art Thief”

  24. thefaintingcycle  |   Posted on May 16th, 2009 +2

    Where was Yauch? Did the other two Beasties think we wouldn’t notice that he and Talib Kweli aren’t the same person?

  25. Good lawd, Norah Jones is lookin’ good.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post, reply to, or rate a comment.