There were a lot of season finales last night, some good (Grey’s Anatomy), some bad (Bones) and one hilarious—30 Rock. Gah, I laughed out loud several times. But you don’t have to be a Rock fan to appreciate the music video below.
The background story is that Jack (Alec Baldwin) finds his real dad, Milton Green (Alan Alda), just in time for the older man to say he needs a kidney. Jack’s not a match so he decides to cash in all his favor chips to get his famous friends to collaborate on a “We Are the World”-type song, encouraging people to donate a kidney to Green.
Those who participate include Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello (so Jack wouldn’t reveal his real identity as Declan MacManus, international art thief), Maroon 5’s Adam Levine (only so he can punch Costello in the back of the head when he’s not looking), Mary J. Blige (who has her own charity raising money to locate the Loch Ness Monster), Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Clay Aiken, Michael McDonald, Wyclef Jean and Cyndi Lauper.
Best lines from the song:
“Listen, when someone starts talking in the middle of a song, you know it’s serious.”
“Sometimes one is better than two…if you had two dogs attacking you, you’d want just one.”
“I’m one of the drunk ones.”
“He needs a kidney, no, he doesn’t need a hand, he just needs a kidney. A hand would be an even harder thing to give…”
But don’t take my word for it. Watch the video and tell me what your favorites lines are.