Our Favorite Latino Moments on '30 Rock!'

As the final episode of NBC's brilliant comedy series 30 Rock approaches, we'd like to pay tribute to the 7-year-old Emmy-winning show with our favorite Latino moments. Salma Hayek tops our list, of course, but did you know she's returning for the finale?!! Watch it Thursday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. EST. In the meantime, check out our picks.

1. 30 Rock: Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte as himself, kinda: The half-Cuban Olympic gold medalist guest starred in the episode titled “Stride of Pride.” Lochte played the sex idiot boy toy of Jack’s (Alec Baldwin) latest love interest Zarina Sbarro (Nina Arianda). "I get to play myself, I get to play just Ryan Lochte, so it's not too much acting that I have to do," Lochte said of his character. "So that's pretty good." We ain't mad at it.


2. 30 Rock: Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek's recurring role as a fiery nurse: The super talented Mexican actress played Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin) girlfriend Elisa Padriera, a nurse who cared for Jack's disapproving convalescent mother. When Jack proposes, Elisa flees to Puerto Rico, only to be outed as an infamous black widow who killed her first husband. Hayek will join guest stars Nancy Pelosi and Ice-T when she reprises her role as Elisa on the season finale.


3. 30 Rock: Generallisimo

Alec Baldwin's doppelgänger telenovela star: Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) is surprised to find out he has a lookalike when he meets his girlfriend Elisa's grandmother, who doesn't get a good vibe from him because he reminds her of the villain Generalissimo on her favorite telenovela Los Amantes Clandestinos. Alec Baldwin played the actor Hector Moreda, who stars as Generalissimo.


4. 30 Rock: Teresa Yenque

Teresa Yenque as a telenovela-loving grandmother: The Peruvian actress,  who began her four-decade-long career back in the 1970s with the Repertorio Español of New York, guest starred as Elisa's grandmother Concepcion in the notorious "Generalissimo" episode. Yenque also had a small spot in the show's very first season as Teresa. Fun Fact: Yenque starred in Angelica, Mi Vida (1988), the first ever Spanish-language telenovela taped in the U.S.