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'30 Rock': The best lines from 'There's No I In America'

Hurricane Sandy rocked the East Coast and NBC’s prime-time lineup, giving us an all-new episode of 30 Rock on a Wednesday night instead of Thursday. The sheer madness! So in lieu of my usual 30 Rock recap, let’s get right down to business with the top 10 lines from “There’s No I In America.”

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

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.

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'30 Rock': Stride of Pride

Liz Lemon has got her boyfriend, Criss, to thank for her recent sexual awakening. It’s like we’re witnessing a whole new Lemon: one who likes talking about her bathing suit area and making dirty puns over Sex and the City brunches. I’d never thought I’d live to see the day!

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Women have the last laugh! About time TWO gals such as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler host the Globes

Back in 2007, late great Vanity Fair writer Christopher Hitchens irked oodles of women, and men, in a meandering article, asking, “Why are women, who have the whole male world at their mercy, not funny?” A slew of others have followed suit over the years. Former Man Show host Adam Carolla sniped to the New York Post in June, “The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks.”

Tell that to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the newly minted co-hosts of next year’s Golden Globe Awards.

NBC, Dick Clark Productions and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association named the Saturday Night Live alums on Monday as hostesses of the 70th annual awards ceremony, set to air live Jan. 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills.

While Ricky Gervais spread his feisty, punchy, spitfire brand of Brit humor for the past three years as a popular, yet feared, host of the boozy show, next year’s telecast marks the very first time a duo of gals will host the Globes, the HFPA confirmed to EW. There have been previous female co-hosts such as Raquel Welch, in 1985, who co-hosted with Michael York, and Joan Collins and Wayne Rogers in 1983, but no solo female hosts either.

So why should this, two women hosting, and specifically Fey and Poehler, be celebrated, cheered, yelled from rooftops, if one’s energetic enough? READ FULL STORY

'30 Rock': Tracy's doppelganger joins the 2012 election

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Oh, I just love when art imitates life. Especially when 30 Rock is the one doing the imitating. In “Governor Dunston,” 30 Rock took on the current political landscape a mere hour before the live vice presidential debate. In the fictionalized version of America, Mitt Romney lost his running mate, Paul Ryan, and replaced him with Governor Bob Dunston—the spitting image of TGS star Tracy Jordan.

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'30 Rock': Jack and Liz 'tank' the season 7 premiere

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Well, it’s the beginning of the end. Will Liz Lemon end up having it all? Only time will tell in this truncated final season of 30 Rock. But let’s try not to shed any tears. We’ll just enjoy the time we have left with Lemon & Co.

In the season 7 premiere, we learned Liz and Criss are officially “trying.” Jack’s divorce to Avery is official, and thanks to his friends in high places, that wedding technically never even happened! Kenneth and Hazel are roommates, and possibly in a relationship depending on which one of them you ask. Liddy won a bronze medal in Horse-y Jump-y at the baby Olympics. Jenna was busy planning her surprise, secret wedding to Paul. And Jonathan learned that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side (ahem, Whitney) and returned as Jack’s assistant.

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Every awful 'TGS' sketch on '30 Rock,' all in one handy supercut -- VIDEO

“Gaybraham Lincoln.”  “Who Wants to Eat a Dictionary.” A Blaffair to Rememblack, technically a movie starring Tracy Jordan but so funny we’ll let it slide. These are the hacky, wacky sketches that have populated TGS with Tracy Jordan — also know as 30 Rock‘s show-within-a-show — for the past six seasons.

Part of 30 Rock‘s genius is how rarely it shows us the sketch series that’s ostensibly at its center. Very early on, creator Tina Fey realized that watching an actual five-minute “Fart Doctor” sketch would be torture. Hearing a character mention “Fart Doctor” before quickly moving on to something else is a much better strategy; this way, Fey and her writers don’t have to worry about trying to pen both side-splitting sketches and a side-splitting workplace comedy. (If only Aaron Sorkin had done the same thing.)

TGS itself isn’t nearly as funny as the antics of TGS‘s cast and creative team — in fact, judged solely by the following supercut, TGS might be one of the dumbest comedy shows ever created. But in small doses, there’s an idiotic brilliance to it. See for yourself with this video, courtesy of Jest — and don’t forget to tune in for the show’s last season premiere tonight on NBC.

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'Mean Girls' rewind: See Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Lindsay Lohan perfect Kevin G's rap -- VIDEO

Aaaaall yooouuu sucka emcees ain’t got nothin’ on Amy Poehler, who knows her way around Kevin Gnapoor’s Mathlete Rap.

A video featuring Poehler, EW cover star Tina Fey, and a young, fresh-faced Lindsay Lohan — moment of silence, please — goofing around on the set of Mean Girls has just hit YouTube. In it, Poehler tries her hardest to rock the mic like Kevin G — a years-early rehearsal for her Sarah Palin rap? — while Fey wishes aloud that she knew how to beat box. Lohan mainly stands around looking pretty. It’s a must-watch for any Mean Girls fan, meaning every single person who reads this website should take a look.

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Can beautiful women be funny? Your rebuttal, Elizabeth Banks.

Are there seriously still people who don’t think women are funny? Apparently, according to Deadline Hollywood — where editor Nikki Finke went on a short rant after Julie Bowen won her second Emmy last Sunday. But Finke didn’t dismiss her entire gender’s comedy chops; instead, her harsh words were reserved specifically for “beautiful women”:

“Only women who grew up ugly and stayed ugly, or through plastic surgery became beautiful, can pull off sitcoms or standups. Bowen isn’t a comedienne just like Brooke Shields wasn’t and a zillion more. Because it’s all about emotional pain and humiliation and rising above both by making people laugh with you instead of at you. So stop casting beautiful actresses when you should be giving ugly women a chance.”

Finke tacked on a sentence about how her theory “applies to handsome men as well.” Still, it’s her remarks about ladies that have struck a chord — especially with Elizabeth Banks, a great comedic actress who also happens to be beautiful. READ FULL STORY

Tina Fey: What's her best 'Saturday Night Live' moment?

I know, I know, it’s almost an impossible question to answer. But we’re going to pose it anyway, in honor of EW’s latest cover girl. For simplicity’s sake, let’s limit the debate to skits and moments in which Tina Fey — who served as head writer on Saturday Night Live from 1999 to 2006 — starred.

One easy pick is “Mom Jeans,” a fake commercial lampooning that most beguiling element of female fashion. Aired in 2003, the skit brings in key ladies from Fey’s SNL cohort — Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Rachel Dratch — who proudly demonstrate the brand’s empowering message: “I’m not a woman anymore — I’m a mom.”

“I saw ‘Mom Jeans’ recently — I passed it on VH1,” Fey tells EW before joking: ” The padding that I wore in ‘Mom Jeans’ has now come to life.” Take a look at the skit below: READ FULL STORY

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