October 4th, 2007
03:38 PM ET
13 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. jb, atwater, CA

    Why doesn't Gore just run and save us all from a Hillary vs. Rudy campaign? He is one person that could heal our foreign relations and get America "forward thinking".

    October 4, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. Susan, Fort Pierce, Florida

    If Al Gore had become president in 2000 our country would be in a lot better shape than it is now! He is 100 times the man Bush is and at least 100 times as smart! I wish he would run! He would win hands down! You Republicans are idiots! Go Hillary!

    October 4, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. RightyTighty

    Al's still looking for his glory, sad really..

    I wonder if he'll be flying into hollywood in his gas guzzuling private jet while Tipper hosts those massive energy consuming parties for the TV show??

    Please Al, tell me again how my conservation of the minuscule amount of energy I use is going to save the world..

    October 4, 2007 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. Carl, Dallas, TX

    I didn't realize Al Gore was in that new Caveman show!!!!!

    Sorry, but I couldn't resist... personally, I don't care what this guy does.... he's so worried about the environment yet he runs a 5,000 bill in his big mansion..... spare me.

    October 4, 2007 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. erika morgan black dimond wa

    The US presidency is a relatively thankless difficult difficult job, that Al Gore has viewed up close and personal. I don't now if that had something to do with his not demanding a full recount and complete verification of each vote in each state in 2000. That he did not fight for his rights tells us something about his personality, the corruption of our election system, and the peril to all of us for allowing a mediocre fellow to lead up our executive branch. Yes you Bush / blind republican supporters, by this I mean our economy would be in a better place the dollar would not be sliding down, we would not have engaged in torture, the rich would be paying their fair share, there would still be a middle class, there would be fewer gas guzzlers on the road and the hummers (costly mistakes) would be at the back of car lots gathering dust, we would have money for our education, children's medicine, infrastructure, safety from terrorists, Katrina rebuild, veterans care, 9-11 workers medical expenses if we didn't have the wasted expense of the, albatross hanging from our neck, that Iraq has become. America would still hold a place of respect around the world, and we would have come to consensus and have begun making strides toward controlling greenhouse gasses. You just about can't tote up the financial and moral bankruptcy that Bush Chaney have visited upon us.

    October 4, 2007 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. RJ, NY

    Al Gore... people want him to run again? For what? He has done nothing for the US. He took credit for creating the Internet, a technology that grew from the DOD and from out of Berkley and Gore had nothing to do with it. His 'Truth' about the environment is fabricated and lest we forget Tipper and the all suffocating PMRC... why people think he should run again or at all makes me wonder what the 'memory factor' or 'intelligence level' of this countries citizens really is. He did not create the Internet. His environment tirade is baseless and anyone who can't see this guy for who he really is... (a baby who had a nervous breakdown after his failed election) are only kidding themselves. Educated yourself, dig into 'true' historical facts and then blog; otherwise you’re only confusing the idiots. Peace!

    October 4, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. Hooligan, Everywhere, America

    To Joseph in Austin:

    You're right, the right-wingers never toot their own horn.

    .....that must be a Giuliani look-a-like running around reminding everybody that he, and only he, saved the day on 9/11!

    Gore has every right to cackle, because up to now he's been spot on in every way!!!

    Quit watching Faux News and jump in for the big win!

    By the way, have you found that "vast cache of WMD's" we keep hearing about yet?!?!?!

    Didn't think so ditto-head!!!

    October 4, 2007 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  8. roger,dayton,ohio

    Some of the other comments are way out of line have they not lived under Bush's controls long enough.Gore is very suppotive for the honest Americans and the moral of familys dreams I would have voted for him as I did when he was cheated by Ohio's cheating polls.I made that statement along with the proof of my comment

    October 4, 2007 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  9. Hooligan, Everywhere, America

    Personal to Ramu:

    We did elect Gore in 2000; the GOP and the Supreme Court wouldn't let us count all the votes!

    October 4, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  10. Max, Austin, TX


    October 4, 2007 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. Tully, San Leandro , CA

    I am glad that Al Gore doesn't run for President although he'll have my vote if he does. He's the best at what he's doing about the environment. Peace be with Al Gore.

    October 4, 2007 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  12. Lil, Roch NY

    Al Gore didn't get to be president, so he made an Oscar-winning documentary, was a huge success on the lecture circuit, and is now using his visibility and our preoccupation with prime-time network TV to draw attention to environmental issues. He's having a good time, doesn't appear to be bitter, and I honestly can't imagine why he'd want the WH job this time around. Nor am I sure why, despite his apparent harmlessness and low toxicity, so many people take offense at the continuing existence of Al Gore.

    October 4, 2007 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  13. Kathy, Ft. Worth

    A sitcom is the prefect place for Al Gore to be!

    October 4, 2007 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  14. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    Sorry guys, he can't run, as he and Bill sold their souls to the Devil (Hillary) many years ago.

    She made Bill stay with her and told Gore that he can never run against her, having all those secrets and "stories" in her "lock box" has so far paid off well.

    Cackle, cackle...................

    October 4, 2007 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  15. JAB

    You go Al!!! – should be President Al Gore for sure – a great man.

    October 4, 2007 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  16. Shawn, Lincoln, NE

    I think is good for everyone to see the lighter side of Al Gore. He was portrayed as uptight and boring, and maybe rightfully so. And now he is more open to the public and doing what he wants. This is positive reinforcement of "what doesn't break you makes you stronger." He has moved on from politics and can focus on global warming, Current TV, and yes even a cameo or two on some funny shows. Like him or not, please appreciate his new direction as being more than self interest. He sees an important issue and makes it his own life's work. He doesn't just pay lip service to it, he becomes part of it. Everyone should be that passionate about something. This soapbox is now yours, do your worst.

    October 4, 2007 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  17. Mary, Mountain View, CA

    You guys should watch "Futurama". Al Gore makes several appearances (as a preserved disembodied head) in the animated series.

    October 4, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  18. Kuro, Long Beach CA

    Well, he did play a level 10 Vice President a few times on Futurama...

    30 Rock isn't too far a stretch...and we get more than just his disembodied head, too!

    October 4, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  19. Lee, Estherville, IA

    Maybe he can get his own cartoon series.

    October 4, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  20. Scott, Chicago IL

    I'm sure it will be great.
    There is no question that if Al Gore was elected in '00, the world would be a much better place

    October 4, 2007 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  21. Pat, Gaston Or

    There is a difference between Gore and Bush. We laugh with Al Gore while we laugh AT George Bush.

    October 4, 2007 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  22. Jerry, NY

    I am ceretain Al Gore cannot find a job. He got into Global warming issue to make money and now it looks NBC got him a job. No wonder ratings for NBC are going down the toilet.

    October 4, 2007 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  23. Natalie, Raleigh, NC

    I hope that this is as funny as his appearance on SNL a few years ago.

    October 4, 2007 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  24. bobbysingleton, Philadelphia, PA

    Oh, I remember him. He's that guy who was Vice President under whatshisname.

    October 4, 2007 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  25. MaryAnn, Tulsa OK

    Nothing Mr. Gore has done (including the upcoming "30 Rock" appearance) has, does, or would embarrass me HALF as much as does George W. Bush.
    Also - I'd suggest that someone from Austin take a refresher course in grammar and spelling if he intends to make a point.

    October 4, 2007 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
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