’30 Rock’ Auditions Ryan Adams, Childish Gambino & Michael McDonald for Super Bowl Performance

This year’s Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Madonna, M.I.A., and Nicki Minaj, is pretty good compared to the usual classic rock dinosaur they trot out on the stage. But God forbid, what if they were suddenly unable to perform thanks to a hamstring injury or lightning strike? This 30 Rock animated short dares to ask that question, with a cartoon Jack Donaghy gathering three singers to audition for the hypothetically vacant show. Rather amusingly, he invites alt-country balladeer Ryan Adams, rapper/comedy star Childish Gambino, and dad rock supremecist Michael McDonald to make their best case. Via E! Online, watch the video after the jump.

As always, 30 Rock‘s take on the media landscape remains accurately depressing. Would C-Lo Green singing the BJ and the Bear theme song really overrule a more entertaining alternative? Yes, yes it would.

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