'30 Rock' hopes for the future of America, Pete
November 1st, 2012
11:45 AM ET

'30 Rock' hopes for the future of America, Pete

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 DeBarge debate. First, Liz asked, “Do you want a bunch of old men behind closed doors deciding what you can and cannot do with your body?” Jenna, of course, thought that sounded like a fun sex game.

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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  1. smartphones reviews rating

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    November 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Carmen Calvanese

    Madoff is just evil.

    November 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jay Berkman

    Bernard Madoff should be executed.

    November 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Leon Max Peris

    Baldwin is the best man we have.

    November 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mark

    I didn’t realize that 30 Rock was going to be on Wednesday too, but I’m glad they got this in before next week’s election. This show has the best writing on TV, and it was great that in the end Jenna didn’t have a say in the presidential election. I was working at DISH when the episode was on, but caught up with it this morning since it was recorded through my Hopper’s Primetime Anytime feature. When enabled, my DVR automatically records three hours of the four major networks during primetime, so I don’t need set timers for programs on those channels anymore. The episode showed how crazy the election season can get and I’ll be glad when it’s over next week.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jovi Manson

    i swear by a volumizer–at our age you want to have thicker hair

    November 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hard-drive

    turned you on didn't it

    November 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pliny

    "hair volumizer"????

    30 Rock is still the home of the best writing on TV today. Thanks for that Tina.

    November 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Look At My Alec

    in his little suit and tie..lol

    November 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Paul1963

    I think I would have liked to know in advance that the show was airing Wednesday instead of Thursday. TV Guide, the FIOS online program guide and my local newspaper ALL said "Animal Practice" was on at 8PM last night and I was quite surprised to see "30 Rock" on–with a new episode, yet–in that slot. Guess I'll have to watch the full episode online.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. alec baldwin

    in his 50's now...looking good...yum

    November 1, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |

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