30 Rock/Kidney Now!

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Kidney Now!
Season 3, Episode 22
Airdate May 14, 2009
Writer(s) Jack Burditt &
Robert Carlock
Director(s) Don Scardino
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Kidney Now! is the twenty-second episode of the third season of 30 Rock, and the fifty-eighth episode overall.

Starring: Tina Fey (Liz Lemon), Tracy Morgan (Tracy Jordan), Jane Krakowski (Jenna Maroney), Jack McBrayer (Kenneth Parcell), Scott Adsit (Pete Hornberger), Judah Friedlander (Frank Rossitano)

And: Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy)

Also Starring: Katrina Bowden (Cerie), Keith Powell (Toofer), Kevin Brown (Dotcom), Grizz Chapman (Grizz)

Special Appearance By: Alan Alda (Milton)

Special Guest Star: Sherri Shepherd (Angie)

Guest Starring: Chris Parnell (Dr. Spaceman), Napiera D. Groves (Vontella), Clay Aiken (Himself)

With: Mary J. Blige (Herself)

And: Elvis Costello (Himself), Sheryl Crow (Herself), Michael Diamond (Himself), Adam Horovitz (Himself), Adam Lambert (Himself)

"He Needs A Kidney" Performed By: Clay Aiken, Mary J. Blige, Sara Bareilles, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Mike Diamond, Steve Earle, Adam Horovitz, Wyclef Jean, Norah Jones, Talib Kweli, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Levine, Michael McDonald, Rhett Miller, Moby, Robert Randolph, Rachael Yamagata

Also Starring: Paula Pell (Paula), Matt Ballinger (White Kid), Sue Galloway (Sue), Donald Glover (Gay Kid), Capathia Jenkins (Principal), Bobby Blanski (Handsome Fiance), Emalee Burditt (Woman), Kay Cannon (Young Woman), Helen Coxe (Gay Man's Fiance)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Memorable Moments

Allusions and References

  • "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen": When Milton Greene stumbles across Tracy crying to Kenneth about dropping out of high school because he was chicken, he questions the moment. This is a direct reference to the last episode of M*A*S*H, titled "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen". In the episode, Capt. Pierce twice attempts to access a repressed memory about what caused a mental breakdown. The first time, he told a South Korean refugee to shut her chicken up when he feared that it would cause an enemy patrol to find and kill them in hiding. After snapping at her, the "chicken" is suddenly silenced. He reverses the memory and admits that it wasn't a chicken that was killed, but the woman's own baby. Pierce and Greene were both played by Alan Alda.
Milton: A guy crying about a chicken and a baby? I thought this was a comedy show.