‘SNL’ Arranges a ’30 Rock’ Reunion For Guest Host Tracy Morgan
Sometimes, you don't realize how much you value an actor until they have a brush with death. That's how the internet felt when Tracy Morgan was in a car accident a year ago and his injuries kept him away from the spotlight for a long time. But now Morgan is back, healthy enough to host SNL, and reuniting with the cast members of the other great show he was on.
We are, of course, talking about 30 Rock. For his opening monologue on last night's episode, Morgan was joined by Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer, playing themselves and their old characters.
After a quick hello to the audience, Morgan talks about how his near-death experience was prophesied by a 2012 episode of 30 Rock. Naturally, the show rolls a clip from this episode...which turns out to be a not-too-shabby recreation of a 30 Rock episode, with Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Jenna Maroney, and Kenneth Parcell mourning the supposed passing of Tracy Jordan. Seeing these characters back together again is a real treat. Also a real treat: the instantly dated 2012 references (remember Psy?) and the promo for Smash that keeps on popping up in the corner of the screen, much to Fey’s irritation.
And then everyone heads out on the main stage and SNL somehow unleashes a storm of dust into your house because your eyes start leaking for some reason.