30 Rock

A Goon's Deed in a Weary World

Season 7, Ep 11, Aired 1/24/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack sets up a meeting so that Liz can try and save TGS but the entire crew appears to work against her wishes. The adoption agency tells Liz that her adopted children are arriving in a week and Criss offers to prepare the house. Kenneth tours candidates at NBC for Jack's replacement for president.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tina Fey

    Liz Lemon

  • Alec Baldwin

    Jack Donaghy

  • Tracy Morgan

    Tracy Jordan

  • Jane Krakowski

    Jenna Maroney

  • Scott Adsit

    Pete Hornberger

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A Goons Deed

    By thefanof, Jan 26, 2013

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  • Allusions (2)

    • The storyline with Jack and Kenneth interviewing candidates for a replacement to run the company is portrayed in a similar vein to that of the story in the movie, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). Some of the lines in the episode are also directly lifted from the movie. For example, near the end, when Jack gives the position to Kenneth, "I've giving it to you, the whole thing" was a line from the movie.

    • The Episode Title is Jack's paraphrase of William Shakespeare's words from Act 5, Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice - So shines a good deed in a naughty world. In Jack's sudden realization, Kenneth is like Portia's shining candle until now outshone by the greater light of others. Making a page into the (king) president of the network might be the ultimate goon tactic of Jack Donaghy.

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