Striving To Be More Like Kenneth

I think I may have a new favourite character on television.  Now that Swearingen and Deadwood are no longer giving us new episodes, and the sheen on Dwight from The Office is starting to wear off a bit due to familiarity, I think my new fave is Kenneth, the NBC page on 30 Rock.

Every time he shows up (he’s a minor recurring character), my heart grows four times its normal size.  I am awe-struck and inspired by his approach to life and to his work ethic.  When I first started watching the show, I kind of discounted him as a jokey mat that others would walk over and abuse.  He was going to be *that* character, I thought.  But over the season, he’s proven to be a very positive character.  He doesn’t do the things he’s asked to do out of any lack of self-importance.  He does those things because he truly loves his job and want to do it to the best of his abilities.

No doubt other characters take advantage of his open-ness. But the great thing is that his perception of the menial and sometimes degrading or dangerous things he does is that they are a necessary part of his job.  His job is to serve, and no matter what that service entails, he does is with a totally open mind and positive attitude.

He chooses to be happy.  Despite the things he has to do.  I like that.  I like that very much.

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3 Comments

  1. I agree, it’s always gold when he’s on the show. I’m not sure of his real name, but he was always great when he worked on the Conan O’Brien show.

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