What 'SNL' alums besides Chris Parnell should guest on '30 Rock'?

151655__neverdie_lChris Parnell will guest-star on tonight’s 30 Rock as a high-powered doctor-to-the-stars with very bad hair. That’s the cover of his character’s book, Never Die, to your left. It’s good advice, though a more fitting recommendation to today’s celebs might be Never Age. I love the unexplained asterisk and low-budget "gradient" color effects characteristic of a beginner’s Photoshop class. And the back of the jacket features testimony from a "writer," a "freelance writer," and a resident of Brooklyn, so we know whatever Dr. Spaceman says is legit.

Parnell’s appearance could spark a slew of other guest spots from other Saturday Night Live folks (ahem, Amy Poehler. It’d be legal, right? What’s the holdup?). What other SNL-ers (past and present) would you like to see on 30 Rock? I’ve personally been wondering what Stuart Smalley’s been up to all these years, but I’m probably the only one, because whenever I come across a rerun of him and leave the channel on, I get yelled at.


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  • GOB

    Ellen Cleghorne should join the cast as Tracy Jordan’s wife, girlfriend or sister.

  • Luke

    Thanks for the tip, Annie. I’ve been missing Parnell and tonight I’ll get a fix!

  • Jess B.

    I’d love to see Amy Poehler on the show! Hell, while they’re at it, they should get Amy, and have her bring Will Arnett along with her!
    I wouldn’t be surprised if Jimmy Fallon showed up, either. It’s pretty obvious that the guy with the scruffy hair and all the impressions is based on Jimmy.

  • Nick

    Garrett Morris as Tracy Jordan’s father.

  • Tim

    Annie, Amy Poehler isn’t an alum; she’s still on SNL.
    Jimmy Fallon? Oh, yeah, him.

  • Stephanie

    Easy,
    Denny Dillon, Todd Sweeney, Julia Sweeney, Cheri Oteri,Ana Gastyer,Molly Shannon,Ellen Cleghorne, Tim Meadows, and Mark McKinney.

  • EP Sato

    Steve Martin as a GE executive. I’ve got a feeling he could pull the “stiff” jokes off really well.
    OH MAN! Tonight’s Betty and NBC kicks azz night! thanks for the reminder of my evening plans. Woo hoo!
    See you guys through my tv strained eyes tomorrow.
    One last bit: We’ve got, nothing better to do, than watch NBC and have a couple’ a brews.

  • Brad in Edmonton

    The funniest woman in the history of SNL (sorry Gilda) : MOLLY SHANNON !!

  • mike

    Jimmy Fallon. He and Tina Fey had great chemistry and an eight year old son. (SNL gag)

  • RayT

    I still can’t believe they replaced Rachel Dratch with Jane Krakowski! And then they tried to make it up to us by giving us those 2-second cameos of her which, unless I wasn’t paying close enough attention, was conspicuously missing from tonight’s episode! They should bring her back as a full cast member, perhaps as a member of the writing team. I miss Debbie Downer!

  • Luke

    Ugh! Totally not enough Chris Parnell on the show. But I’ll take what I can get.

  • Ryan

    I’d love to see Cheri O’Teri show up, she is too funny to not be on TV. Also I agree with RayT, they need to do more with Rachel Dratch… she left SNL for Tina Fey and all she gets is to play Cat ladies and Liz Taylor for 20 seconds a week… not enough!!

  • Deb

    Hey people what about Will Ferrell? He’s gotten so famous, that playing a big headed pain in the a** star wouldn’t be too far fetched. Also Horatio Sanz and Darrell Hammond would be cool.

  • another Tim

    My wish list would start with Bill Murray and Steve Martin (who wasn’t actually a cast member), but I also have a weird thing for Norm McDonald. Just so long as they stay clear of Jim Belushi.

  • EP Sato

    Eddie Murphy could come on as Tracy’s crazy cousin. Come on Eddie, what have you done for me lately, Eddie?

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