Kenneth is an Angel.Think about it.
The show is set during an apocalypse.Think about it... the first season was relatively normal. The characters were eccentric and unstable people working in a bizarre environment. But still.... relatively normal. But since then things have become stranger and stranger. Kenneth's apparent immortality. The way Jack and his latest wife's marriage fell apart. Bizarre, surreal secrets from the characters' pasts. Realities are clashing on the 30th floor and the line between the real and the unreal is starting to blur.
30Rock is the modern version of Mary Tyler Moore ShowI thought about this while watching the latter show. Both inculde -A TV Station setting -A female protaganist working at a TV Show while balancing a hectic personal life (Mary/Liz) -A boss she trusts yet also battles with creatively (Lou Grant/Jack) -A manchild star with a big ego(Ted/Tracy) -A bald friend who offers advice (Murray/Pete) -an entitled blonde who causes problems (Sue Ann/Jenna) Update the setting from news to sketch comedy and add an immortal page and you have 30 Rock.
Dr. Drew Baird is Don Draper's illegitimate sonRemember that Liz's mom worked for Sterling Cooper in the 60s, so we know Mad Men and 30 Rock share a common universe. And we know from St. Valentine's Day that Drew's mother had him out of wedlock in her teens or early 20s. And he was probably born sometime in the 60s, and he looks just like Don Draper. It all adds up to Drew Baird being Don Draper's bastard son.
Past Pete really WAS coming to kill future Pete.Tracy found out about while running through the studio, but nobody believed him because of his craziness. Fortunately, Past Pete failed and went back to the past. That's why Pete never wore the wig again. He never had one.
The show is real—we are the Good End Alternate Universe!Think about it! Liz wants to have a good boyfriend and possibly get married and have kids! Tina Fey is really able to become an accomplished writer who has also acted in various films and shows unlike her real-life counterpart. Tracy and Tracy both come from slightly sad backgrounds, but then again, both made it on top—Morgan did do some serious films, though. Jenna's actually trying to deny the fact that she's getting old, but now, Jane's become a dignified model and actress at 37! But Kenneth might be a transdimensional constant.
Jack is right about Kenneth.Kenneth is Obfuscating Stupidity in an attempt to take over the whole company, possibly the world. Everything he's done on the show is all part of a complex master plan.
Liz has Asperger's syndrome.She's a geek, and Jack says that she's "socially retarded", which seems to be true. That defines Asperger syndrome right there, doesn't it?
Liz is the classic geeky-social-misfit-turned-comedian.She started making people laugh with her not at her, probably as a child. She got good enough at it to do it professionally in a "glamorous" network TV setting. And then the Peter Principle kicked in, and she wound up in a position that's as much Human Resources as it is comedy writing.
Liz is the grown-up version of Carly.This does run into serious continuity issues - 30 Rock doesn't seem to be Twenty Minutes (or years) into the Future, and iCarly by definition can't be set in The Eighties... so there is a Time Paradox in there somewhere.
Kenneth is immortal.As mentioned elsewhere, he has apparently owned a pet bird for over 60 years.
Kenneth is the Wandering Jew.His devout Christianity is due to actually witnessing the life of Jesus millennia ago.
Kenneth is the Spirit of America.We know that Kenneth has lived through all of the 20th Century at least, as noted above. His life has followed the trajectory of American culture: born in the backwoods, raised by a small, (putatively) nuclear family, educated at Bible College... then was seen in the swing dance halls of the '20s, served with the Greatest Generation in World War II, and finally moved to the Big City and joined the world of television, where America's heart now lies. His crazy can-do optimism and ability to do absolutely anything despite appearing utterly incompetent, only serve to underscore his quintessential Americanosity against the backdrop of a modern business and cultural environment that sometimes forgets the values upon which this great nation was founded.
Kenneth is related to Forrest Gump.The more you think about it, the more it makes sense.
Kenneth is related to Jennifer Rogers.She touched his face and was instantly repulsed after touching her own for reference. It wouldn't be the first time the cousin card was played on the show.
The Generalissimo in Elise's grandmother's soap opera is played by Jack's evil twin brother.He looks exactly the same. And just look at the other Donaghys that appeared on the show; Evil Twin Separated at Birth seems almost mundane. OR
The Generalissimo in Elise's grandmother's soap opera is played by Jack's good twin brother.Think about it.
Kenneth is a Highland Immortal.He had the same bird for sixty years. But he looks young.
Kenneth brought back an Eldritch Abomination or an Artifact of Doom when he came back from the dead.This, as with many things regarding Kenneth, does not bode well for mankind. hit his head, and was adopted by a nice family that washed his hair for the first time in his life (turns out he's blonde) and gave him a pet bird. If they had tried to teach him that rum was the devil's drink rather than coffee the devil's temperature, then he'd have been out of there like a shot.
30 Rock isn't a parody — it's Tina Fey's and Tracy Morgan's anecdotes about their time at SNL with people's names changed to protect the innocent.Yes, that means there really is an immortal NBC page out there.
Tracy Jordan isn't crazy; he just acts that way to get attention.It's confirmed that some of Tracy's weirdness is an image:
Tina Fey and Liz Lemon and Kenneth are Tropers.It would be very surprising if they weren't.
There is going to be a Liz Lemon/Jenna Maroney plotline any day now.Recall "Season 4" (the episode), where Jenna remarks that her options are to become a country music star or enter a lesbian relationship. She seems to be dropping the country act lately, and during "Into the Crevasse" she was very interested in the Liz/Jenna porno going on...
Kenneth's mom's friend Ron is Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation.We, after all, don't know anything about Kenneth's mother. As long as she's a pretty, dark-haired woman named "Tammy", it fits. She doesn't even have to be the Tammy played by Megan Mullally.
Kenneth is the human embodiment of the human conscience.Liz, Jack, Tracy, and Jenna are all selfish people in their own way and Kenneth's goal is to set them in the write direction. Kenneth can never affect the outcome events but can influence others.
TGS was cancelled three years ago, and no-one noticed.Given that they spend all their time solving various wacky personal problems and dealing with Tracy and Jenna's craziness, they've simply forgotten all about writing, rehearsing and performing sketches.
The Live episode was a depiction of how Jack sees the world while sober.He spent the whole episode sober for the first time in ten years. As soon as he took a drink, the show went back to normal.
By the finale of Season 5 (or less likely, during the first episode of Season 6), Kenneth will have either taken over NBC or Kabletown by some strange confluence of incidents, historical or otherwise, or doomed everyone one way or another.Early in Season 1, Jack said that in five years, they would all be ruled over by Kenneth or die by his hands. The "die by his hands" thing is unlikely, even if it's the Series Finale, but Kenneth-from-pre-industrial-Stone-Mountain ruling over NBC (even without exercising any power) would be even more comically nauseating for Jack than Kabletown alone.
Donaghy Estates Champagne is like Nia's Cooking from Tengen Toppa Gurren LagannEveryone who drinks it hates it and spits it out, but Tracy Jordan drinks several glasses while sitting in a meeting with Jack during "The Source Awards". Just like Nia's cooking is directly related to how much spiral power each character possesses in Gurren Lagann, how much the characters like Donaghy Estates relates to how much spiral power they have, it's just that Tracy is the only one who has any.
Lutz is a zombieIt would explain all his health issues (extreme gas passing, him with his shirt off...) and it would explain his reaction to Liz saying "one unsolved crew member death".
Carmen Chao is one of Kenneth's race.She has no discernible background and may or may not be able to speak every language. She's clearly their Richard Alpert.
Paul (Will Forte) is the same character that he was in "Black Tie," Tomas. This could work in one of two ways:1. After meeting Jenna at the party, he became infatuated with her, leading him to change his name and his new lookalike persona. 2. Because Jenna was basically responsible for Prince Gerhardt's death, he swore revenge upon her and is using their relationship to get closer to her and take her down.
Kenneth is an Angel UnawareThis is why he hates to lie. It goes against his nature. Should he fall, humanity will have difficulties.
Kenneth is the latest host to an immortal alien parasite.The Parcells are an ordinary tribe of humans who have been inbred to homogeneity to suit the preferences of the alien parasite.
Kenneth is a Time Lord.He may not be immortal, just a time traveler that can live for a very long time.
The show is porn for geeks.Just like the "Porn for women" concept, the entire show is designed to be "turn on" for geeks. Let's just count the damage: Liz has the body of Tina Fey, an interest in all sorts of geeky things, and while smart and creative, she is at the same time predictable, subservient and dependent.
Leap Day William is a Lovecraftian/Derlethian Elder GodProbably Nodens, since he lives in the Miriana Trench and is vaguely benevolent towards humans (gives candy to children) in an unsettling way (you have to make the children cry first, eg: poking them in the eye). The end of the episode reveals that the kindly looking old-timey man has gills and pointed teeth.
Jack's attempt to "tank" NBC will create a Springtime for Hitler situation.Calling it now!
The show will end with...Here are some possibilities. Feel free to add more.
Kenneth is an winged unicorn turned human who had more Earth Pony magic than Pegasus and Unicorn magicThat would explain his longevity and his fascination with television(technology is powered by Earth Pony magic).
Kenneth is a Changeling who feeds off negative emotionsThat's why he seems to like people treating him like crap: he needs it. Oh, and he's too kind to feed off negative emotions people have towards someone else. And...he's in denial.
Kenneth is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
Kenneth will die at the age of 1000 because his body is Nightmare Moon's prisonHis soul was chosen to break the evil in Luna in order to make the Mane Six be able to change her back to good. Momma, I am not a person. My body is just a flesh vessel, for an immortal being whose name, if you heard it, would make you lose your mind.
If Liz had a high position at work, she would have turned out like CarolWith Jack's talk with Liz at the beginning of "Double Edged Sword" spoke of how she should be careful of dating someone like her. Let's look at the facts; 1) Both take the rules far too seriously (Carol took it to almost Knight Templar levels with his position as Captain of the plane). 2) Liz tries to fire a woman for dating the guy she like back in season one. 3) She constantly puts herself in the center of the universe and treats her problems as bigger than they really are while the writing staff are more well adjusted and laid back (whom she always views as morons) while having slight self-centered tendencies. Really, be thankful she didn't get a higher level job like manager of NBC or Carol isn't a wall street executive.
Kenneth is a Black Butler.
Sometime before the birth of Liz's great granddaughter someone will discover how to stop and/or reverse the aging processWhich is why no one blinks an eye at Kenneth still being president of NBC.