'30 Rock' Recap: Race to the Finish

Jack heads down to D.C. as NBC's front man in a congressional hearing about the Kabletown merger. He successfully scares the representatives into accepting vertical integration, but rhapsodizing Rhode Island representative Regina Bookman (Queen Latifah) becomes a thorn in his side when she threatens to thwart the merger if Jack doesn't racially diverse NBC.

Jack panders to her demands by consulting Tracy and promoting Toofer to Co-Head Writer with Lemon. Lemon sees Toofer's promotion as a welcome promotion, since she feels under-appreciated and over-mocked by the writers. Needless to say, Lemon's plight only worsens when the writers embrace Toofer over her. So she does the next logical thing and crashes an interview Toofer has booked with African-American talk show Right On and comes off as a flaming racist.

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