Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

30 Rock, "Cooter"

In the season-two finale of 30 Rock, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) goes to Washington and Tina Fey's show gives the Bush administration a satirical sendoff. Guest star Matthew Broderick is marvelously flustered as Cooter Burger, a bureaucrat mired in denial (when Jack points out that the office ceiling is leaking, he answers, "We've looked into it, and it's not"). Meanwhile Liz Lemon (Fey) has a pregnancy scare that forces her to recognize the fact that she wants a baby, her loneliness hilariously symbolized by her obsession with the off-brand bodega cheese curls, "Sabor de Soledad." If this is the flavor of solitude, it is delicious.