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‘30 Rock’ live: Which coast had the best show? [VIDEO]

Thursday night, “30 Rock” went live for the second time in its history, with cameos from Paul McCartney, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Fallon, Donald Glover and more — though the guest stars you saw depended on which coast you were on.

Watch these clips and decide: Which coast had the best version of “30 Rock”?

“Breaking News,” East Coast, with Jon Hamm:

“Breaking News,” West Coast, with Brian Williams:

Liz Lemon loves live TV, East Coast, with Paul McCartney:

Liz Lemon loves live TV, West Coast, with Kim Kardashian:

Telethon, East Coast, (also known as “When did Jimmy Fallon start laughing?”)

Telethon, West Coast (also known as “When did Jimmy Fallon start laughing this time?”)

Or, watch the entire episode and decide:

Full East Coast episode:

Full West Coast episode:

DisclaimerThis is a non-scientific user poll. Results are not statistically valid and cannot be assumed to reflect the views of Washington Post users as a group or the general population.

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.


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