30 Rock Recap: Batman & Lemon

As a character, Jack Donaghy is funniest when the writers use him to riff on rich-white-guy privilege. But this season, Alec Baldwin hasn’t gotten much of a chance to put on his tux and behave like an alpha dog. With his wife still trapped in North Korea, Jack has every right to be depressed, but there’s nothing fun about watching him mope and question himself like a post-divorce Don Draper.

Luckily, just when it seems like he’s about to take up swimming, a distraction appears: He gets mugged. And not only does he get mugged, but the mugger steals his cuff links, forcing him to break out a more formal replacement pair. Of course, you can’t wear black-tie cuff links without putting on a tuxedo, and as soon as the tux goes on, the old, insensitive, one-percenter parody Jack Donaghy is back. Read More...



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