30 Rock Recap: The Year’s Best SNL Episode

Who knew that the year’s best episode of Saturday Night Live would take place on another show? 30 Rock last night must have been what SNL felt like in the early days: a party where all the coolest people on television were invited. Throw in someone from The Good Wife and a Lannister or two, and you’d pretty much have current must-see TV covered.

Peter Dinklage, the nerd in me has to point out, has already been on 30 Rock. So has pretty much everyone at this point. Last night’s guest stars included Amy Poehler, Donald Glover, and Paul McCartney, and the audience loved them, but they weren’t what made the episode feel like the platonic ideal of a sketch comedy show. What did was the way that everyone involved — writers and actors — approached the episode with confidence and exuberance. Read More...



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