Congratulations to Jack Donaghy for being our next ESM Icon. His style, charisma and incredible humor made him a clear winner.
To be honest, just doing biographical research about Jack Donaghy made me laugh for hours on end. Sometimes I wonder where writers come up with some of these things (excerpts from his Wikipedia entry):
His mother Colleen Murphy Donaghy has nagged him his whole life, going so far as to blame him for John F. Kennedy’s death and that, again when he was two, his father left the family. However, she would regularly trade sexual favors with Frederick August Otto Schwarz, III for Christmas presents for Jack and his siblings. Young Jack took to calling his collie “Pop” until the dog was accidentally run over by the mailman and left to die in the street by his mother, which caused him to cry. The dog had earlier been neutered, causing Jack to charge his mother with “cutting off Pop’s balls.” His mother even tried to send him to Vietnam when he was 12 to make a man out of him.
…In the years after working for Kennedy, Jack, in his own words from “Jack-tor,” “thrived” on fear, bow hunting polar bears, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, once driving a rental car into the Hudson River to practice escaping, showering with Greta Van Susteren and, in “The Break Up,” he claimed to have overcome a peanut allergy through sheer willpower. In “Subway Hero,” Jack implies that he once practiced martial arts under Chuck Norris, but they had a falling out after he switched to a different dojo.
…Jack is demoted and humiliated, and leaves GE for a position in George W. Bush’s administration. This proves to be hopeless, and Jack attempts to get himself fired. He succeeds this by funding a “gay bomb,” a weapon that would cause enemy soldiers to “go totally gaybones for each other.” The chemical warfare is accidentally released in a secret war bunker, and it is implied that Jack has sex with Dick Cheney. This implication is furthered when Jack confesses his sins to an ill-prepared priest in “St. Valentine’s Day.”
His biography sounds even more interesting than Dr. Evil’s. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were friends.