Jack has a solution though, now that he's ditched Greenzo -- a bigger guest star. In walks Academy Award- and Nobel Peace Prize-winning, former V.P. Al Gore, looking as handsomely starched as any ex-politician could hope to. Despite his rep as a mannequin, I've always thought Al had a nice, dry wit. For me, he scored in his Saturday Night Live appearance. He's not quite that on the mark here, but at least he's not Kerry. He's happy to be helping NBC out with their exciting new car that runs on trash. When he finds out it's all under false pretenses, he lectures Jack very wonkishly and then...superhero pause...he takes his leave after hearing the silent alarm of a whale in trouble. Greenzo shows up uninvited, ready to fulfill his civic duty to the environment, but while tussling with Jack, a beach ball in the form of the globe catches on fire in the middle of the stage. The earth is burning! The earth burns.
The other major plot thread has to do with Kenneth's party. Liz sees Kenneth passing out invitations for it in the hallway. Alarmed, she runs into a dressing room where Tracy stands, petting a snake with absolutely no explanation given. Liz tells him how bad all of Kenneth's parties are and that she is always the only one to show up for them. We're treated to a flashback montage of them, including a Halloween party in which Lemon, dressed as Harry Potter, and Kenneth, dressed as Austin Powers, dance (cleverly) to Tracy's "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" song. Tracy brags to Lemon that he can turn Kenneth's party into an event -- a happening. His plan: embellish party details to the two biggest gossip girls in the building...Grizz and Dot Com. Later, Kenneth corners Lemon and Jack and invites them to his party. Lemon caves in but Jack declines, insisting on a night at home with Schubert and Canadian pornography (must be a Rush marathon on Fuse). Tracy spreads a rumor to Grizz and Dot Com that King of the South rapper T.I. will be at Kenneth's party because they went to school together. They in turn tell Josh, who is not impressed -- not impressed, that is, until they drop the name Fall Out Boy. Josh tells Frank that T.I., T.I.'s dancers, and Fall Out Boy will be at the party, and that there's going to be "Foxy Boxing." Frank tells all of this to Cerie. Cerie thinks it sounds hot but she has her four girl cousins from Holland in town this week that tend to get way too drunk when they go out, if that's okay? Frank connipts. Jenna finds out about the party from Cerie and screams at her publicist on the phone for not getting her in, which is in turn overheard by a guy in the elevator who is network head Don Geiss' social secretary. Jack overhears about the party in a conversation between Geiss' secretary and his own secretary, Jonathan, and suddenly he wants to be there. Phew. Nine people showed up to my birthday last year, by the way. I guess next time I won't tell people that Lil' Flip is showing up.