A fond farewell to Jack Donaghy ’81

For the last seven years, 30 Rock’s Jack Donaghy has entertained TV fans with his incisive one-liners, including occasional references to his time as an undergraduate at Princeton. We’ve learned, for instance, that he recorded every word in the English language for a linguistics project and played Maria in an all-male production of West Side Story. He shrugged off an infestation of bedbugs on the grounds that such things don’t happen to Princeton grads. When experiencing great success in his career, he yearned for a trip to Reunions, in hopes of showing up the first lady.

All of this was fun but fictional — or so we believed. But earlier this week, while flipping through the pages of the Class of ’81’s Nassau Herald, PAW spotted this surprising entry:

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Click to enlarge. (Baldwin photo: Courtesy Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library)

Will Donaghy’s post-30 Rock life include a visit to Reunions? Or maybe an interview for a certain job in Nassau Hall? As the TV announcers used to say, stay tuned.

 

Below, Donaghy mentions receiving the Amory Blaine Handsomeness Scholarship in a video message to his unborn child. Video courtesy NBC.

 

3 thoughts on “A fond farewell to Jack Donaghy ’81

  1. Brett Tomlinson

    @Tim – Certainly a possibility. There are a few age cues on the show that seem to put Donaghy’s age around 54.

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  2. Tim Platt

    Given Alec Baldwin’s age, I think it more likely that Jack Donaghy would have been a member of the illustrious class of 1980.

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