30 Rock is going live again this evening and while we can expect some of the same guest stars from the last time around, Jon Hamm and Cheyenne Jackson no doubt, and already know a few won’t be able to make it, James Marsden and Elizabeth Banks (tears), we wanted to take a look at five stars we would like to see show up. Five feasible stars that is as Tina Fey has already promised, “We have a lot of people coming — people I would call friends of the show and friends of comedy in general.”
Let’s take a look.
Why has Kristen never once appeared on the show? She can play a ridiculous range of characters and is one of the funniest people on television. Scheduling could have of course been a problem in the past but lucky for us 30 Rock can only go live on weeks that there is no Saturday Night Live, therefore freeing up the entire cast. We know she has got a lot on her plate, but wouldn’t Kristen be perfect playing a new female cast member who became a threat to Jenna on TGS? Cross your fingers folks.
Amy Poehler & Maya Rudolph
Jack Donaghy’s favorite thing in the world is synergy we all know, and what is better for synergy than getting two of Tina’s former SNL pals who now star on NBC comedies to stop by for a bit during the live show? Maybe they could have Tracey Jordan appear on Bronx Beat or perhaps one of them could play Liz Lemon in flashbacks just like Julia Louis-Dreyfus did last time around. Or, even better, Jack gives into temptation and we get an Amy, Maya, Alec Baldwin sandwich. Nothing better than live network threesomes.
Tilda was in town for the Time 100 gala earlier this week and if there is any actor who would somehow be perfect for 30 Rock it is her. Just to see Tilda do television comedy would be the most amazing thing ever. An icy former lover of Jack’s or an aggressive new Kabletown executive are right in her wheelhouse, so we are going to go outside the box and say we want to see Tilda playing one of Kenneth’s long lost Southern cousins. Pleasseeeeee.
Another star in town for the Time 100, Rihanna would be an amazing addition to the live show. She could play Tracey’s daughter in flash forwards or challenge Liz’s ability to speak to women from Barbados, bobsled. Or she too could be a new TGS addition whose amazing singing voice is driving Jenna crazy. So many options with this one.
Arianna purchases Kabletown and becomes Jack’s new boss. Jack who once told a lover, “Thank you for telling me what I already know. You should work for the Huffington Post.” We feel like Le Huff would be into this.
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