Maybe a song-and-dance number was always in the plans. Maybe they were hurrying the script as the strike deadline loomed. For whatever reason, this week's "30 Rock" -- the last new episode we'll see until the writers' strike ends -- concluded with a musical interlude that was both hilarious and wistful. Kenneth was leaving on a midnight train to Georgia, Jack and CeCe were putting their careers ahead of love, and the funniest show on television was bidding us goodbye for what could be far too long. It was weird. I almost wanted to cry.
Before that, I laughed -- most loudly after the clip for a German show called "Interrogation Bear," the fact that the bill allowing whale torture was called "Lott-Spector," and the complaint from the guy in the Pennsylvania mining town: "God, I wish this town weren't halfway between New York and D.C."
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