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30 Rock

Episode 5.03 : Let's Stay Together

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

October 07, 2010

Distributor

NBC

Genre

Comedy

Show Period

2006 - 2013

Production Company

Broadway Video, Little Stranger, NBC Universal

Cast and Crew


Director

John Riggi

Screenwriter

Jack Burditt

Main Cast


Additional Cast

Synopsis


Jack travels to Washington D.C. to speak to Congress on behalf of the NBC/Kabletown merger. Facing off against actor-turned-Congressman Rob Reiner, Jack explains "vertical integration," but he's left speechless when Congresswoman Regina Bookman accuses NBC of not being diverse enough and vows to stop the merger from happening.

Jack returns to New York determined to make TGS more diverse and prove Regina wrong. He asks Liz about promoting Toofer. She agrees and they promote him to co-head writer. Liz is ecstatic that somebody else on the staff will have to face the same difficulties she has to face every day as head writer.

Kenneth is continuing his page training but is shocked by how competitive it is this time around. Jenna offers to treat Kenneth like a wannabe pageant queen by being his coach. Her rigorous routine includes a makeover and vocal training. But in the end, Kenneth's hard work pays off and he's back in the page program!

Jack puts Tracy and his production company in charge of finding new and diverse shows for NBC. Jack can't wait for Regina to stop by and see all the changes he's making. When she arrives, Jack makes sure Tracy's smiling face is the first thing she sees. Things turn awkward when a series of mishaps makes it look like TGS is anything but diverse.

Toofer immediately takes over as co-head writer of TGS, including scheduling a talk show appearance. Liz refuses to stand for Toofer's new ego and books the same talk show, one that targets African Americans in the media. Liz tries her best to finagle the interview, but security ushers her out.

Jack brings all the attention back to Toofer, the co-head writer of TGS. Regina knows exactly what Jack is doing and asks for the real head writer to speak up. When Liz introduces herself, Regina is happy to see Liz stand up for herself and gives her credit for being the real hard worker on the show.

Jack accuses Regina of using diversity as an excuse to have a soapbox to stand on. Regina tells Jack he has still not given her a reason to okay the merger and he promises her changes at NBC. Meanwhile, Grizz and Dotcom are still working on new programs for NBC.

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