30 Rock's Most Hilarious Rap References
Happy belated Ludacrismas!
30 Rock wraps up tonight, as the Tina Fey-penned show signs off with its final episode. During the show's seven seasons of hilarity, it's never been shy of weaving rap references into its script (a tick helped by Donald Glover a/k/a/ Childish Gambino holding down a writer's position at one point). So with a doff of the ol' faithful Kangol to Liz Lemon Cool J, here's a round-up of 30 Rock's most ROFL-worthy rap references.
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7. Ludacrismas Eschewing a traditional take on the festive season, Frank Rossatino and the T.G.S. mob decide to instead celebrate Ludacrismas, a holiday based around the non-denominational tenets of "getting crap and eating too much." Ho ho horny, indeed.
6. Wu-Tang Name Generator Shenanigans Possibly inspired by the same online Wu-Tang Clan name generator that Donald Glover used to come up with his Childish Gambino rap moniker, Tracy Jordan lets it slip that he once wanted to rock with the title Wise Greazy Bastard.
5. Chamillionaire Dance Party Finding yourself bored at work and suffering from a chronic lack of inspiration? Take a cue from the T.G.S. writing team and instigate a one-minute Chamillionaire dance party. Consider "Grown And Sexy" your new muse.
4. The Diabolical Biz Markie Liz Lemon: "Being terrible has never prevented success in the music business. Look at Biz Markie or The Doors." Cat sound!
3. The Source Awards Send-Up Faced with a batch of Donaghy Estates -branded champagne that ends up tasting like "the urine of Satan after a hefty portion of asparagus," Jack takes the only sensible option and hawks it off on the rap world. A send-up of the Source Awards ensures, complete with LL Cool J stepping up and taking on the role of fearsome rap mogul Ridikolous.
2. The Post-'Pac Cottage Industry After an obituary is mistakenly published for T.G.S.'s video vixen Jenna Maroney, Jack decides it's best to monetize the goof. "Jenna, I wanna 2Pac you," he says. Maroney, thinking its meaning has a sexual nature, replies, "Okay, but I have to pee first."
1. Muffin Tops Slipping into the Blue Raspberry zone, Jenna teams up with Pretty Tony to trill through "Muffin Tops," her Belgium and Israel chart-topping hit. For his part Big Ghost adds perky closing ad libs and signs off by hollering, "Peace to the Middle East, we out!"
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