October 4th, 2007
03:38 PM ET
15 years ago

NBC's '30 Rock' to get a dose of Gore

Gore is set to make an appearance on the NBC show '30 Rock'

NEW YORK (CNN) - Former Vice President Al Gore is expected to make an appearance on the NBC comedy show "30 Rock" in November. Gore was in New York last week to tape the episode, and a Gore spokeswoman says "he did have a great time".

Gore's office anticipates the episode will air as part of, what it called, NBC's upcoming "Green is Universal" week of environmentally-based programming, Nov. 4 – 10.

NBC would not comment on the story.

As to what role the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee plays on the show or what the plot entails, "you gotta watch the show," says Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider.

- CNN Producer Shirley Zilberstein

Filed under: Al Gore
soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. An Incoherent Gore, Tennessee

    Hopefully, he'll invent comedy on this show, much in the way he invented the internet.

    October 4, 2007 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  2. Doug, GA

    You go big Al!

    My money is on you as an award winner cause you sure had plenty 'acting' experience while in politics...

    October 4, 2007 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  3. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Well Pat – unless you're literate...then you laugh at Gore too.

    October 4, 2007 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  4. Scott, Silicon Valley

    Not surprised that the disgusting little wingnuts have raised their heads to take pot shots at a noble man. It doesn't matter if you're laughing at Gore or Bush- come 2008, the whole country will be laughing at the GOP. Oh, except these wingnuts who will be crying.

    October 4, 2007 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  5. S Carey, Sacramento, CA

    God, spare me the Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama idiots -

    October 4, 2007 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  6. Bob, Marietta, GA

    Hey, be nice to Al. As Kermit says, It ain't easy being green.

    October 4, 2007 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  7. Peter, Benson, North Carolina

    Al Gore is a patriot and I hope he answer the call.

    October 4, 2007 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  8. Mike, Cleveland, Ohio

    An Incoherent Gore, Tennessee:

    Get your facts straight, Gore NEVER said "I invented the Internet"

    Here is what really happened:
    During a CNN interview, he actually said this:
    "During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in creating the internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system."


    "On March 19, 1979, Gore became the first person to appear on C-SPAN, making a speech in the House chambers.[18] In the late 1980s, Gore introduced the Gore Bill, which was later passed as the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991. The bill was one of the most important pieces of legislation directly affecting the expansion of the internet."


    But I guess you are too partisian to know the real truth with regards to the internet

    October 4, 2007 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  9. John A. Starnes Jr. Tampa FL

    As both an American and a world citizen it both saddens and angers me that Al Gore won the election fair and square yet did not end up our President. That one rigged election stuck us instead with an ammoral egocentric buffoon that has damaged America more deeply and in more ways than Biden Laden himself could have ever dreamed of. Democracy sabotaged HERE while Bush exports "democracy" to Iraq at the barrel of a gun...oh yeah, it was WMDs that brought us there, no, wait...it was Bin Laden, no wait....The second rigged election let Bush continue his savaging of America.

    October 4, 2007 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  10. millie hepburn, northumberland, pa

    Go AL! I am your biggest fan!

    October 4, 2007 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  11. Tracy Saunders, Spain

    Al Gore has a finger on he pulse of America. Love him or hate him, it doesn't matter. He knows what America needs if it is to re-establish its place as a Global Partner. Perhaps it takes someone like me, having lived in Canada, (close enough) to see how America has gotten wrapped up so much in its self-importance that it can't see its true value on the world stage -now and in the future. The world is not America. I had to move to Europe to see that. Gore would make a great president and I urge all of you who can urge him to run, to do so. The opposition still remains in the Dark Ages of progressive thought.

    October 4, 2007 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  12. Alex, Boston, MA

    Al Gore The Clown – yes, I bet he thinks he invented the sitcom, too (apart from the internet). And he is right in this – one can only laugh at his "educated" stances on issues last few years...

    October 4, 2007 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  13. Bobby G, Melbourne, Florida

    Gore and Edwards are just about the two most hypocritical a-holes environmentalists wannabees out there. Mega square footage homes with ungodly energy consumption, yet, they have the audacity to tell us to be green..! So much for practicing what you preach..! Now, given that Obama refuses to wear an American Flag, which is utterly disgraceful for a future American President, is Hilliary our only viable candidate..? If so, it kinda scares me... The Repubs deserve a wicked thrashing in the upcoming elections, but is Hilliary going to be our only choice..? Oh good god, please say it isn't so...

    October 4, 2007 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  14. Karen, Las Vegas, NV

    Scott, Silicon Valley:
    I think you're trying to make a point but seems you can't quite get there. How can "...the whole country laugh at the GOP. Oh, except these wingnuts who will be crying" be a true statement? If we have 55+ million registered Republicans or "these wingnuts" (as you infer) vote and their candidates lose, then obviously the "whole country" would not be laughing or almost half the registered voters would just be laughing at themselves. Proofreading is powerful ability...use it. If you can't make sense when communicating, don't participate in adult conversations!

    October 4, 2007 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  15. Marcus R Benson Charlotte, NC

    Sick & tired of this wacko. Go build houses with Jimmy Carter another out of touch America.

    October 4, 2007 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  16. do not delete cnn

    Gore/Obama '08

    He will win the Nobel Peace Prize, then throw his hat in the race and will win.

    October 4, 2007 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  17. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Unless you run Hillary – then you will have to think up the "excuses" you guys always come up with when you lose – how about these "its because she's a woman...well..kind of" or maybe "they don't like the fact she's a socialist....they are socialist bashing" – I know Democrats who won't vote for her....and it looks like we are running the only moderate candidate – Giuliani – and will win....its not a GOP win....its a win for moderates everywhere....(Democrats, Republicans...and Independents)

    October 5, 2007 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  18. ronnie - knoxville, tn

    this guy needs attention

    October 5, 2007 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  19. gail Westhampton,NY

    Run Al Run! Mr. Gore is a very wise man. He spoke out against the war, he has not been afraid to stand up for what he believes. He is a good man. Bless him for expanding his repetoire and doing comedy. GW would be funnier if he wasn't so dangerous. Giulianni? you gotta be kidding me!

    October 11, 2007 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
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