"Let's change some black minds”
With the end approaching, 30 Rock has decided to whip out the big guns. We're talking oozies, AK's, the Super Soaker CP 3000, marshmallow guns... name a gun, the Rock is pulling it out and firing away at it's audience... in a good way! Not only was this week's installment cameo-filled, it was also one of the more politically saturated episodes in recent memory. Oh, AND it was the first of a two-parter!
I'm usually not one for political comedy, it tends to make me sleepy and itchy, but 30 Rock has a way of inserting just the right amount of wacky bullshit to make this ignorant slag happy. I liken the show to a French trapeze artist, graceful and beauteous, or my alcohol soaked friend Allen, who's been pulled over and forced to do the nose touching/line walking test seven times and has never gotten a DUI.
And as for the cameos, we were provided with a little taste of Gary Cole, a dab of Amy Sedaris, a pinch of Don Cheadle, and a squirt of Kellan Lutz. If you put all of that in a blender it makes for a great hangover cure.
Liz & Jack
Duped again by Donaghy! When will you learn that getting invited to a $10,000-a-plate Republican fundraiser means nothing but trouble, Elizabeth?!
At first Liz is convinced Jack just had an extra ticket that he didn't want it to go to waste. In actuality, Jack wanted to bring his little liberal sneaker wearer all along, knowing full well that she wouldn't be able to keep her mouth shut around the plastic-haired Republican elite. Having Liz go on an angry, uniformed political rant in a room where the cologne fumes are worth more then her apartment is just the thing to convince Jacky's cohorts to donate more money to the Mitt Machine.
Jack's plan goes off without a hitch, but is all that money really going to win an election? Or is it pretty set in stone which states are dirty blood red and pussy tear blue?
Well, after Jack fails at changing the black minds of America by giving Don Cheadle 10 million dollars to partake in a pro Mitt commercial, and Liz fails at creating a politically driven TGS sketch with Lutz's grand nephew Kellan Lutz, the two come to realize ... yea, it's pretty much set in stone...
Except! Except for a little enigmatic pocket of Florida that has yet to sway one way or the other. The residence of this bizarre space are known as Crab Catchers, and the only person that could convince them to vote one way or the other is their leader...
Jack --Liz --
After putting out a bastardization of a Jimmy Buffett song, (who would have thought it could be done?) called "I Caught Crabs in Paradise," Jenna gains a hardcore following. They call themselves Crab Catchers. One could liken a Crab Catcher to a three thumbed baby conceived by a Parrot Head and a Juggalo.
Despite being the scum of the scum of the Earth, Jenna adores the attention from her little Catchers. In order to keep these rascals under her paw though, Jenna must do something that she has never done before... just chill, bro. This is a difficult task when you're a walloping bitch-diva from the planet C-Word, but Jenna stays determined. Little does she know that her growing power over the Crab Catchers could be the determining factor of the Presidential election!
Lutz feeds a a marsh-MALLOW to Kellan --
Pete gets lured into the Crab infested darkside --
Amy Sedaris plays a Crab Catcher who has a seat belt tattooed on her chest. Why? Oh, so she won't get pulled over while driving without a shirt on --
Twofor and Frank take full advantage of Jenna's "cool, laid back" attitude by having her sign her old headshots...
It's tough when you don't realize you're watching the first part of a two parter. You go through the whole 22 minutes wondering why nothing is really getting resolved. You're all like, "Hey, there's only 2 minutes left, nothing's resolved yet." I think if I gave this episode a second viewing it would be much more enjoyable. All in all though, it was funny, it was clever, it had it's phalanges on the plus, and I'm glad I get to see Amy Sedaris again next week.
- Jack used Liz as his Republi-bait because the sail on Ed Begley Jr's car broke
- Everyone agrees, Florida is the penis of America
- Mitt is Jack's hair mentor
- The only Mitt Romney sketch TGS has been doing is "Baseball Mitt Romney." And yes, that does consist of Jenna playing Mitt Romney with a baseball mitt for a head.
- This is the THIRD time this season that 30 Rock has injected a dull, throw away line about Honey Boo Boo. There ain't nothing wrong with making Boo Boo jokes, but you can't just use it as a filler reference. Honey deserves more then that. If you can find the Honey Boo Boo reference that I used in today's write up I'll mail you a cookie!