30 Rock

Kidney Now!

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 5/14/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack begins to bond with Milton and seeks a way to help him get the kidney he needs. Meanwhile, people start seeking Liz out as a relationship expert as a result of the "That's a Dealbreaker" sketches, and Kenneth helps Tracy deal with his embarrassment over not finishing high school.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tina Fey

    Liz Lemon

  • Alec Baldwin

    Jack Donaghy

  • Tracy Morgan

    Tracy Jordan

  • Jane Krakowski

    Jenna Maroney

  • Scott Adsit

    Pete Hornberger

  • Photos (11)
  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Kidney episode

    By sequoa84, May 17, 2009

  • Milton needs a kidney, and Jack bribes celebrities into helping him find one.

    By ch336106, Oct 15, 2009

  • Only three of us our drunk

    By Water78, Jun 25, 2009

  • Great season-ender

    By justbrett, May 18, 2009

  • Jack wants to find a Kidney for his new Dad while Liz gives relationship advice on TV for creating "that's a deal breaker!"

    By huntercal, May 15, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Jack: Lemon, how are you? Liz: You know what? I'm good! I've got a book deal, a free sandwich in my pocket, and I've got this weird loose feeling in my shoulders. What is that? Jack: It's either happiness or osteoporosis. I think it's happiness. (Liz smiles at Jack) Jack: You're getting yours.

    • Tracy: There you are, you stupid cracker. You know why I'm in a hotel room? To poop in peace. No kids banging on the door, no phones ringing. It's my time. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00PM! I don't know why I only go twice a week. That's what Angie should be worried about.

    • Liz: I'm not sure I'm qualified to give relationship advice. Jack: You're not. Suburban seventh graders have more sexual experience than you do. But that doesn't matter. Liz: Right, because I'm helping people. Jack: You're helping yourself. So make the most of this opportunity. After all, how many years does TGS have left? Liz: I don't know, twenty? Jack: (laughing) What do you think this is, Wings? You got two more years, at best.

    • Tracy: I've changed, Ken, into a badass adult. I have a wolf-dog, I have two bad knees, and a gun—that I lost.

    • Kenneth: Mr. Jordan, exciting news! Your old high school wants you to speak at graduation. And they said you can drop up to five F-bombs.

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    Notes (3)

    • The German episode title is "Konzert für eine Niere", meaning "Concert for a Kidney". The French title is "Chantons pour un rein", meaning "Sing for a Kidney". The Spanish title is "Ahora el riñón", an exact translation.

    • Although credited, Judah Friedlander and Keith Powell didn't appear.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: July 1, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony); Australia: July 13, 2009 on Channel 7; Czech Republic: June 21, 2011 on Prima COOL

    Trivia (4)

    • Of all the singers who participated in the "We Are the World" parody, only Cyndi Lauper actually performed in the 1985 USA For Africa hunger relief song.

    • Jack gets Elvis Costello to agree to the concert by telling him he knows he's really, "Declan MacManus, international art thief." While he's not an art thief, Declan MacManus is actually Elvis Costello's birth name.

    • We learn Clay Aiken is Kenneth's cousin.

    • We learn that Liz Lemon went to grade school with Sheryl Crow.

    Allusions (1)

    • Milton comments on Tracy's tearful admission to Kenneth, "A guy crying about a chicken and a baby? I thought this was a comedy show?" This is a nod to the final episode of M*A*S*H, where Alan Alda's character, Hawkeye, underwent psychiatric observation after a woman was forced to smother her baby to stop him from crying so as not to reveal their location to a group of North Korean soldiers. His mind repressed the memory and replaced the baby with a chicken. When he broke through the mental block, he cried uncontrollably.

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