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North Korea's Kim Jong Il played a strange part in the season finale of NBC's comedy "30 Rock" spring. The storyline had "Avery" (Elizabeth Banks's character married to Alec Baldwin's "Jack Donaghy") being kidnapped by the North Koreans.

The sudden passing of the dictator poses a unique problem to the comedy. As you can see by this promo clip, the writers had K-J-I very much alive.

(The good stuff appears about 2:10 into the promo reel.)

Elizabeth Banks, the actress playing Baldwin's kidnapped bride Avery, also tweeted about the conundrum:

NBC says "30 Rock" will return January 12th. One can only imagine the scrambling that is currently happening on the NBC lot in Burbank.


H/T to Yahoo's TV news


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