November 1st, 2012
11:45 AM ET
As a result of the havoc brought by Superstorm Sandy, NBC's schedule was switched around this week. Instead of airing Thursday, the conclusion to last week’s “30 Rock” election cliffhanger arrived a day early.
Liz and Jack both tried to use Jenna’s newfound influence on north Florida voters. Jack thought Jenna would support Romney since “she’s aging, mean and rich. That sounds Republican to me.” Liz replied that since she's “been shot and left for dead in three different deserts," she'd be pro gun control.
Of course, Jenna had different priorities: “Someone who respects the human fetus. And recognizes its value as a hair volumizer.”
Kenneth, meanwhile, was excited to cast his own vote. “Until this year, I wasn’t allowed to vote because Reverend Gary said choosing is a sin.” When it came to the Stone Mountain clock tower, he was torn between the meth-head mayor and the hermit who resided within.
Kenneth wanted to be informed, but Tracy told him, ”Columbus thought he was in India. And did he worry about being wrong? No, he just called everybody Indians. And we still do it today ... You want to be an American, you fill out that ballot because you don’t know what you’re doing.”
Pete was hoping to recreate the magic of election night 2008, when cute security guard Maria kissed him. “That night in 2008, everything felt possible … I was going to drive a sports car … Nothing has changed for Pete or America.”
Jenna decided to host a
Though Jack clearly won the debate, Jenna wasn’t sold on Mike Romney. “Mitt, it stands for Motorized Intelligent Techno drone Terminate. It’s a human’s name,” he corrected her.
Meanwhile, Shauna, the entrepreneur from Traci Lords Middle School, reminded Jack what mattered. When he told her that Jenna was going to pick the president this year, she shoved her role model Sara Blakely (“it’s just kid’s bike shorts for fatties”) aside for Jenna. “If I stopped saving for business school and starting saving for implants, I could be just like her.”
In the end, both Jack and Liz kept Jenna from chiming in on the election. Instead, they let the uninformed voters of America decide who to pour all their foolish dreams into. Because maybe not a lot has changed these past four years (except for “the one with the guy. It was at night, and I feel like he was standing next to a fence.”), but maybe the future will be different.
Pete Hornberger may never drive a sports car, but perhaps it’s enough just to know that Peter Horn is out there, all day and all night, turning his hot tub on with his cell phone.
What did you think of last night’s election send up?
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