"A whale is in trouble -- I have to go!"

A certain former vice president's reputation for being wooden and humorless turns out to be undeserved

Published November 20, 2009 3:37PM (EST)

The best-kept secret in Washington has nothing to do with nuclear codes or Dick Cheney's undisclosed location. It's this: Al Gore is actually pretty funny. Funny enough, in fact, that he managed to raise a daughter who wrote for "Futurama." (Also "Saturday Night Live," but let's just forgive her for that.)

Gore does pop up now and then doing cameos in various comedies -- like Thursday night's episode of "30 Rock." He's always at his best when he's making fun of himself, as he's done a couple times in "Futurama," and this was no different. Watch it below.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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