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A Goon's Deed in a Weary World 

Liz's adoption request is finally approved, but she is too busy trying to single-handedly save TGS from cancellation to notice. Meanwhile, Kenneth tries to help Jack as he tries to choose his successor.

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Jeff Richmond

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Tina Fey (created by), Lang Fisher | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon
Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan
Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney
Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell
Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Katrina Bowden ... Cerie
Keith Powell ... Toofer
John Lutz ... J.D. Lutz
James Marsden ... Criss
Matt Oberg ... Edward
Todd Alan Crain ... Charlie MacGuffin
Jeff Richmond ... Alfonso Disparioso
Steve Higgins ... Host
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Liz's adoption request is finally approved, but she is too busy trying to single-handedly save TGS from cancellation to notice. Meanwhile, Kenneth tries to help Jack as he tries to choose his successor.

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Comedy

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English

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24 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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The title of this episode, "A Goon's Deed in a Weary World," is a reference to a line in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: "so shines a good deed in a weary world." Wonka (Gene WIlder) delivers the line after Charlie returns an Everlasting Gobstopper to Wonka instead of delivering it to "Slugworth" and thereby passes Wonka's test, proving his integrity and inheriting the chocolate factory. The line in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was itself a paraphrase of a line from William Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice: "That light we see is burning in my hall. / How far that little candle throws his beams! / So shines a good deed in a naughty world." The word "goon" was an epithet that was often applied to the character of Kenneth throughout the run of 30 Rock, either alone or in combination with other insults--for example, "Apple-faced goon," "Albino goon," "innocent goon," and so on. See more »

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Tracy Jordan: Ladies and gentlemen of the Kabletown board, I quit.
Jenna Maroney: So do I.
Liz Lemon: What the hell are you doing?
[to the executives]
Liz Lemon: They're replaceable. We can get David Allan Grier and Miss Piggy.
Tracy Jordan: I'll telling you what we're doing, LL. We're finally stepping up.
Jenna Maroney: This show is a disaster. Except for the very moving Todd Debeikes tribute. Todd, we'll miss you.
Tracy Jordan: I know you wanna save TGS, Lemonhead, but there is no TGS to save, and you should be at the airport right now picking up your chili.
Jenna Maroney: Children, Tracy.
Tracy Jordan: Children? ...
[...]
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Ghostbusters
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Written by Ray Parker Jr.
Performed by Tina Fey
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picking up your chilli..
24 November 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

30 Rock

With a sensational triumph of six Golden Globes, 30 Rock is undeniably critics' choice and the buzz pays off with Fey; the creator, at the heart of it, whose vision is crystal clear and on the mark. It is a single camera sitcom about a writer of a TV Show and the behind-the-camera chaos it goes through before it goes on air. The somewhat distorted concept isn't what the series relies upon, its ideal vacation is to reach for a mature audience with wise and not necessarily funny writing.

It is rich on technical aspects like the production design but fails completely on cinematography and background score. As mentioned earlier, the humor isn't forcibly imputed which allows the makers to visit unknown places without any restraints and communicate fluently with the viewers.

The soul of the series is certainly its huge cast who can easily charm their way out of anything but Baldwin and Fey does invest a lot in it and are flat out hilarious in it. Layered, satirical and thought-provoking writing, ironical humor and injected with enough content to run for its twenty minutes are the high points of this brilliant sitcom. Few cameos and a knack of taking bold moves factors a lot on keeping the audience tangled in its exhilarating flashy world.

The equation between Fey and Baldwin is written with such meticulous and at times sweet and soothing tactics and cases that it goes through. Invading live shows, creating a mocked reality show and changing the perspective of the narrations are the bits that helps reset the clock from zero. It also keeps ironically jump in and out of character and storyline to draw in a chuckle every now and then.

Season 07

Returning back for a better closure this almost half season, sweeps up each characters track with possibly the usual development but weaved in with sharp writing, that is not obliged to only draw in the chuckles bit engages on drama, debate and politics.

A Goon's Deed In A Weary World

Passion on the torch to carry on the legacy this is merely a sacrificial episode that dwells on glorifying their time and that was spent and to be spent upon the show, its attempt to make it glorifying is appreciative if not effective.


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