30 Rock

Season 7 Episode 11

A Goon's Deed in a Weary World

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 24, 2013 on NBC
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  • Episode Summary

    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.moreless

    Who was the Episode MVP ?

    • A Goons Deed

      A rare emotional episode of 30 Rock here, but it actually worked, getting you to feel as Liz realized her lifelong dream of kids and TGS regrettably met its end.

      It's still not nearly as funny as it once was, the over the top movie proposed by Tracy and Jenna gave me more of a headache than a chuckle, but it was a solid buildup to the last episode ever next week.moreless
    • 30 Rock.

      Jenna "Last Night At A Party We Urinated Into The Same Fountain During A Lighting Storm" LMAO.
    Matt Oberg

    Matt Oberg


    Guest Star

    Todd Alan Crain

    Todd Alan Crain


    Guest Star

    Jeff Richmond

    Jeff Richmond

    Alfonso Disparioso

    Guest Star

    James Marsden

    James Marsden

    Criss Chros

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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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.