I’m so glad 30 Rock is back. As a matter of fact, it might just be the highlight of my year, and I realize it’s only January. But it’s been way too long since I last had a nice dose of Liz Lemon & Co. (Although, I will admit that it feels weird to watch 30 Rock at 8 p.m. instead of the noticeably absent Community. It’s not cheating, guys. I love both!) Anyway, let’s get down to the important stuff and chat about “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!”
Kenneth was convinced the world was ending tomorrow. (I guess if you’re not reading this because the world no longer exists, the joke’s on us!) He was excited to go to heaven and receive his reward: 72 virgin…margaritas sans salt. Lemon, who was in a surprisingly good mood, gave Kenneth some valuable advice for his supposed last day on the great blue marble she calls Earth. “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Enjoy these Satchel Paige brand tampons.” So Kenneth decided to grab life by the horns and complete all his dream chores. And when the world didn’t end, Pete decided to take a very disappointed Kenneth to see the ocean for the first time. But keep your chin up, Kenneth. 2012 has only just begun. There’s plenty of time for the world to end!
Meanwhile, the network had found success with its new series America’s Kidz Got Singing. The show featured, well, kidz singing in an American Idol-style competition. On hand to judge this formulaic reality hit were D’Fawn (“Style” Expert), John McEnroe (Big Music Fan), and Jenna Maroney (Regional Recording Artist). Jenna had the opportunity to be the Simon Cowell of the show by dolling out all the mean comments like, “Liddy, go jump back up your mother!” Remembering his own Liddy (a.k.a. “little human tumbler of scotch”), Jack decided to put an end to Jenna’s heinous remarks. He was trying to be a good parent, but this only ruined the show. So after a very business-like chat with his nearly 1-year-old daughter, Jack realized what was really important in life. Money! (Which sounds an awful lot like, “I want Mommy.” But let’s just call it selective hearing.) Jack reinstated Jenna’s not-so-nice personality on the show and brought it back to its successful standards.
NEXT: Lemon’s good mood, and the night’s best quotes