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‘30 Rock’ has left its mark

Blërg. I don’t want to be saying goodbye to “30 Rock,” a sitcom that delivers more jokes per minute than seems humanly possible. You can watch each episode two or three times and still hear new bells ring.

Even in its later years, the seven-season series has been a vital, happy tap dance of jabs at politics, pop culture, and the media – including its own desperate network, NBC, and NBC’s corporate parent, Comcast. While “The Office” is sputtering out, “30 Rock” is leaving the air at the exact right moment; it’s as spiky and relevant as ever. As proof, I offer up its fall arc on the electoral system, as well as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with the entire presidential election coming down to Jenna’s Parrothead-like cult in a single county in Florida.

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