'30 Rock': Unwindulax because Jenna's picking the next president!

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The final season of 30 Rock is certainly taking advantage of the presidential election. I mean, if it weren’t for the current political landscape, we would live in a world without Baseball Mitt Romney and Barack Ollama! With the election just around the corner, Jack was doing all he could to raise money for his Republican Super PAC, Americans for an American America. Since his lady friend was unable to attend his fundraiser, Jack convinced Lemon to go with him as his chum. But let’s be honest, he didn’t have to do much convincing once she learned there would be shrimp there.

At the fundraiser Lemon was rudely awakened when 1) she ran out of shrimp, and 2) realized that by “chum” Jack meant “the bait I throw in the water to attract the big fish.” Dammit second meaning! (Ed. note: “chum” would be a perfect fit for Jack’s NBC game show, Homonym.) Lemon vented all her liberal frustrations to Jack’s conservative group, hoping they would right their wrongs. Or I guess, “left” their wrongs. Apologies for that terrible pun. Anyway, her rampage had the opposite effect, convincing the attendees to donate even larger amounts to Jack’s Super PAC.

This led to a battle of wills to see who could sway American voters. Liz decided to use her words and ideas on TGS, while Jack stuck to money because there’s “no problem in the world that can’t be solved by throwing money at it.” May the best gender non-specific person win! But as it turns out, neither money nor ideas can win an election. But what can? Or rather who can? Jenna Maroney. That’s who.

Let me explain: Jenna found surprising success with “Catching Crabs in Paradise,” her Jimmy Buffett-esque song that attracted throngs of crab catching fans. (Both kinds, because I know you were wondering.) Jenna couldn’t be her diva self because she had to appease her easy-living followers—a fact that Frank, Lutz, and Toofer tried to use to their advantage. While Jenna was getting in touch with her island side, Jack and Liz realized that the Northern Florida population would ultimately determine the results of the presidential election. And those Northern Floridians, the ones from the penis of American, happened to be Jenna’s new army of followers. Twist! And to be continued…

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