“Some days, it’d be like, ‘Tracy stole a cruise boat! He can’t come to [30 Rock rehearsal], so I would stand in for him. That’s actually how I got an audition at SNL…”

Hardcore 30 Rock fans (the missinfo.tv family included), this Thursday the all-LIVE-everything episode is back!
The last time Tina Fey and Co. said “f**k it, we’ll do it live,” was back in 2010, and that episode is still a classic. Remember how Fey brought in Seinfeld’s Julia Louis Dreyfus to play a hotter Liz Lemon for her flashback sequences? This time around, Tracy Morgan‘s character Tracy Jordan will be played by our new buddy Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino!
But this is a role, Glover was born to play…especially since he’s got plenty of practice as a Tracy Jordan stand in during his days as a 30 Rock writer and executive story editor before he joined the cast of Community.

During part 2 of our exclusive chat with Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino out at the Heineken Coachella Music Fest (#HNKCoachella), Glover reveals how his Tracy Morgan/Jordan impersonation started out of necessity, and which incarnation of Tracy he’ll be channeling this Thursday! (see above)

Bonus: Childish Gambino Debuts Four Songs In LA

More on this week’s30 Rock Live episode,
and Tracy Morgan x Donald Glover’s classic “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah”…
after the jump…


Here’s a snippet of 30 Rock‘s 2007 “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” featuring Tracy Morgan and Donald Glover on vocals.

According to 30 Rock reps, this week’s live plotline will be:

“When their Kabletown bosses announce they will no longer pay for ‘TGS’ to be a live show, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) and Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) realize their lives will actually be easier if they shoot canned episodes fast and cheap. Only Kenneth the Page (Jack McBrayer) objects, urging that nothing can replace the communal experience of live television. He tries to convince the ‘TGS’ staff to fight for their right to be live by taking them and our audience through a magical look back at the illustrious history of Studio 6H.”

I’m also looking forward to the spoof commercials they cook up (see below), and the subtle differences between the East Coast and West Coast performances. It’s a huge risk for an ensemble cast to hang it all out there, lol. But the creativity of this show always comes through.


(Dr. Spaceman’s erectile dysfunction commercial, from 2010′s 30 Rock Live)

Much love again to Donald Glover, and the Heineken folks for sponsoring MissInfo.Tv at Coachella! (And most of all Mikey Fresh and Kevin Tso for the video) Hopefully you’re not sick of us, we’ll be posting a few last interviews from our time in the desert this week.

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