30 Rock: Greenzo

November 9, 2007 By:
30 Rock: Greenzo

A few years back, Al Gore hosted SNL and he was so
funny that people were talking for days about how they
wished he'd done it before the election. Although his
cameo in 30 Rock was brief, he managed to get in a
hilarious sound bite: "Quiet! Oil is in trouble. I
have to go." Don't you think the award for Best
Incorporation of Green Week into a Show should go to
this episode?

David Scwimmer appears as an earth-friendly mascot
named Greenzo who refuses to be a corporate puppet and
takes matters into his own giant Mickey Mouse hands.
Jack fires him, but he shows up to a scheduled
appearance anyway, drunk and covered in trash
(compost?) He and Jack engage in some fisticuffs that
end with a model of the Earth with a cartoon face
catching on fire and Tina Fey announcing to the Today
Show crew, "This Earth is now ruined! We gotta get a
new one!"

Tiny Fey and her writers pay more attention to detail
than that killer on CSI who paints miniatures. Every
little thing becomes a joke that leads to a larger
joke that builds until you are laughing that laugh
where you can't feel your face. When Tina finds a pop
tart of mysterious origin under her sofa and eats it,
we laugh, but when we later find out that the pop tart
is part of some freaky-deaky sex-play between Pete and
his ex-wife, how great was that?

To watch a 2 minute replay of the episode click here!