Margaret Cho will return to 30 Rock as Kim Jong Il on May 10 (Update)

By | May 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm | 9 comments | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , , , ,

To all the 30 Rock fans who are wondering, when, in all that his holy, will Margaret Cho reprise her role as North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, wonder no more. Cho will be back on the fan favorite NBC show on May 10, as well as May 17.

If you’re not exactly up to speed on Il’s participation in 30 Rock’s storyline, here’s the deal: He kidnapped Alec Baldwin’s character Jack Donaghy’s new wife Avery, played by Elizabeth Banks. And Il has somehow made Avery the First Lady of the Communist country.

Ok, I know what you’re thinking. The real Kim Jong Il is flippin’ dead, yo! I know! He totally is. But the writers of 30 Rock have dealt with more awkward situations than that. You’ll have to tune in to see exactly how they compensate. We have been told, however, that Cho will play two characters in at least one of her two episodes. Hmmmm.

UPDATE: May 4, 3:20 pm EST
Cho was originally scheduled for May 17 and the season finale, but Cho just announced the date changes.

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