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30 Rock' visits totally made-up Stone Mountain

Long ago Tina Fey's sitcom "30 Rock" established that resident hayseed-naif Kenneth the Page (Jack McBrayer) hails from Stone Mountain, Ga. "Stone Mountain" provided the title of last night's episode, in which Fey's Liz Lemon and Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaughey traveled to the Bible Belt to find a new "TGS" cast member with appeal for Middle American viewers. McBrayer was born in Macon and raised in Conyers, but it's not surprising that "30 Rock's" notion of Stone Mountain — located in "Western Georgia" — bears virtually no resemblance to the suburb found East of Atlanta. At one point a Stone Mountain newscaster announces that a local funnyman "has been hired by a Catholic to appear on 'TGS' with a black fella." One gets the impression that "30 Rock's" creators think that people actually live on Stone Mountain. It's good for a few chuckles, though:



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