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30 Rock 3.16 – Apollo, Apollo Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Tracy has decided he wants to go into space, and holds a press conference. Dennis shows up at Liz’s door again. As part of his 12-step sex addiction recovery, he apologizes to Liz. Jack’s mom has sent him up a bunch of old movies, including one of him at his ~8th birthday party, where he’s so excited by one of his gifts that he vomits. Included was also his list of things to accomplish by age 501. He’s accomplished almost all of them. Jenna’s hooked up to a flying rig. While she’s Peter Panning it up, Liz is holding Jenna’s cell phone, on which she gets an apology call from Dennis.

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30 Rock 3.15 – The Bubble Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Liz tells Kenneth she’s going out for lunch, and Tracy has his usual demands, but Kenneth has already anticipated his needs. Tracy: “You are my Radar O’Reilly, Ken. Now get in here and rub my feet ’til you hear a chopper coming.”

Jack comes up to Liz, inquiring after Tracy’s mood. His contract is up and Jack will be re-negotiating it. Since Tracy has ridiculous coin now, it’s all about developing the personal relationship. He and Tracy have even gotten matching BFF bracelets. Liz, amused and a little touched: “You guys are best friends forever?” Jack: “That’s not what that stands for.” He leans in to whisper in Liz’s ear. Liz: “Why would you celebrate that?

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30 Rock 3.13 – Goodbye, Friend Monday, March 9, 2009

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Frank asks Liz if she wants to go out to a bar with the guys where the waiters dress like ninjas, but Liz has doughnut-based plans. She’s in for some frustration eating about the adoption process. Meanwhile, Jenna is peeved that her Diaper Chicken sketch was cut. She should be more annoyed that she hasn’t had a decent storyline since she Joplined out. Her frustration will be expressed through the medium of imaginary injuries.

Jack is wandering the halls of 30 Rock. He’s avoiding his usual haunts to avoid temptation while Elisa is down in Puerto Rico. He spots the group of guys (Hey, Josh! Long time, no see!) and his problems are solved. (more…)

30 Rock 3.11: St. Valentine’s Day Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Against all odds, Drew asks Liz out, but since she has the show on Friday, they have to make it a Saturday date. On Valentine’s Day. She opts to make him cheese stew in her apartment. The date goes steadily downhill. First, her boob falls out of her blouse. Then the smoke alarm goes off while she’s on the toilet. The powerful draft when Dr. Baird opens her kitchen window yanks the bathroom door open. His ex-wife unceremoniously dumps his teenage daughter Bethany on them. At this point, Drew decides to embrace the madness. Bethany is a hellion, what with the bracelets she’s “earned” and the snaking of the wine. Drew’s sister calls with the news that their mother, who’s been in the hospital, has taken a turn for the worse. Drew decides to take Liz with him. When he steps out of the room, the addled Mrs. Baird mistakes Liz for Drew’s ex-wife and confesses a TERRIBLE SECRET that he needs to know and then dies.

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30 Rock 3.10 – The Generalissimo Thursday, February 12, 2009

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We’re going to make an attempt at a new format this week. It normally takes me an hour and a half to get one of these recaps done, and (as my posting schedule indicates), I don’t have that kind of time anymore. I’m hoping to cut that in half by making the simple assumption that you’ve probably seen the episode already and are coming here for the funny quotes, so I can get away with posting only a brief recap for context purposes. Here we go.

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30 Rock 3.09 – Never Badmouth Synergy Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Jack is in Liz’s office, telling her about his gig as keynote speaker at the GE Six Sigma Retreat to Move Forward in Croton-on-Hudson (which is where real GE training is done). Liz recalls performing at corporate retreats during her improv days with Jenna. Jack is apprehensive; he hasn’t seen much of these people since Geiss went into his coma and Jack joined the Bush administration. We get a flashback to the chemical weapons from last season’s finale . Liz compares Jack’s situation to jitters over seeing your friends from camp again the next summer. She reluctantly agrees to go to the retreat with him. (more…)

30 Rock 3.08 – Flu Shot Thursday, January 22, 2009

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Liz is excited that she gets next week off and stops to shoot the breeze about it with a couple of crew members. They’re less excited as they have to stick around and break down the sets.

Kenneth asks her what happened to her exceedingly orange hand. She was trying out a new spray tanner to prep for her trip to St. Bartleby’s next week. When Kenneth sneezes, Liz is instantly wary. She doesn’t want to get sick for her trip. Meh. She’s getting on a plane, which is only marginally riskier than a side trip through a biological weapons lab. Liz: “The place I go to has private beaches, soft serve ice cream machines, and, after the French custom, people wear dark socks to the beach.” That seems odd when paired with other French customs. She even bought a new bathing suit, which looks more like a dress. She tells Cerie that it’s called a “tankort”. “You may have seen it in Us Weekly, being worn by Dame Judi Dench’s mother.”

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30 Rock 3.07 – Señor Macho Solo Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Welcome back my friends to the show that thankfully has yet to end and keeps raking in gobs and gobs of entirely deserved awards. Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press, for getting it right. Alec Baldwin – Best Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical). Tina Fey – Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical). 30 Rock – Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical). Aww yeah.

Jenna is telling Liz about the new Janis Joplin biopic that Sheinhardt-Universal is producing, but Liz can’t hear her over her baby mania. There’s a kiddo over at Kenneth’s desk that she finds way more interesting than Jenna’s desire for an audition. She simply walks right past Jenna and starts talking. “Oh, what a cute little girl! Or boy, if you grow up and feel that that’s what’s inside you.” Mom’s either heard what Liz did to the hairdresser’s baby or merely senses the waves of crazy coming off of her and wheels the infant away. Jenna questions where Liz got the baby shoe in her hand. Liz: “It isn’t stealing if it fell on the ground!”

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30 Rock 3.06 – Christmas Special Monday, December 15, 2008

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Liz is trying to convince the rest of the TGS staff to participate in the “Letters to Santa” campaign in order to bury her feelings over the rest of her family heading to Arizona for the holidays. Frank protests that they’ve already done their charity work by pitching in to get Sue a bra, which she shows off. Kenneth offers to take one of the letters, since he enjoys helping the less fortunate. Toofer, incredulously: “Where do find them?” Kenneth: “There are these Nigerians on the internet that help me.” Liz begins reading one of the letters. It’s from a little girl who dreams of becoming a doctor, but needs shoes so she can walk to school. Tracy breaks down over this. “That kid’s never gonna be a doctor. Better buy it a Jet-Ski.” Faced with a guilting this severe, the staff dive in.

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30 Rock 3.05 – Reunion Monday, December 8, 2008

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Kenneth gives Liz her messages as she comes into work: The bike tour company in South Carolina says “No singles”, her credit card company wants to make sure she’s the one buying cream soda in bulk, her landlord says that the toilet isn’t faulty, and Gene from her high school reunion comittee wants to know if she’ll be coming. Kenneth urges her to go, and we get a flashback to his reunion featuring a comely lass named Taniqua. Tracey wants her to go, since you can get back at anyone who ever messed with you. Cut to Tracey yelling at some nuns from a school for deaf girls. Jenna would have gone to hers, but that boat sank.

Jack is up in his office for Kathy Geiss’s cover shoot for the quarterly report. Her Magna-Doodle proclaims “Kathy = CEO”. Maulik Pancholy does fantastic things with his screentime for the week when Jonathan tries to get Jack to open up to the idea of offing Geiss’s daughter. “Then we would have a secret that bound us together!” Kathy steps to the window and peers out, which Jack realizes means…Don Geiss is out of his coma! (more…)

30 Rock 3.04 – Gavin Volure Monday, December 1, 2008

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Welcome back to our 30 Rock recaps after a *totally planned* one-week absence. Yes. Of course I always meant to post this the week the next new episode aired. Completely. Anyway…

We open as Jack urges Liz to loosen up as they walk into a schmancy dinner party, but she’s 1.) Connecticut, 2.) No food yet, 3.) “Away” toilet situation, so no dice. Anyway, they’re at the home of Gavin Volure, founder of some company called “Sunstream”. He was the first man to be on the cover of Fortune and Jet at the same time, back when Jet was about jet ownership. Jack: “That magazine took a weird turn.” Since that time, Volure sold Sunstream and reportedly hasn’t left his house in three years. (more…)

30 Rock 3.03 – The One With the Cast of Night Court Monday, November 17, 2008

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We open with Kenneth coming out of a control room, reminding Liz who he is, as he’s convinced that he’s unrecognizable in the new page’s uniform, which he hates. The change seems to be that it’s a gray suit with less flair. He marches off, squirming in his new clothes.

Liz then runs into Jenna, telling her that she got a call from security (Jenna: “That’s ridiculous. Why would I steal a file from Personnel?”) that their friend from Chicago, Claire Harper, is in the lobby. They reminisce about times past, the time they danced in the fire hydrant, Claire’s roof parties, karaoke in Boystown, all-night scavenger hunts, the time they crashed that Polish wedding… Liz: “Yeah, she’s exhausting.” Jenna: “I know, she’s going to make us buy more of her homemade jewelry. Birds always attack me when I wear it!” Liz vows to not get dragged off to some club for the night. (more…)

30 Rock 3.02 – Believe in the Stars Monday, November 10, 2008

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Jack’s taking a call, so Jonathan is forced to run interference when Liz walks in.  He tells her that Jack will be multitasking his conversation with her.  Liz explains to Jack that she’s going to need some time off to fly back to Chicago for jury duty (she never changed her address because she wanted to vote in a swing state…and stay on the mailing list at Chicago Pizza Explosion).  No big deal, she’ll wear her Princess Leia costume and get bounced from the jury pool.  Jack is OK with this; he’ll even have Jonathan upgrade her flight and give her some of his comanaprocil.  Liz reads the side effects:  “May cause dizziness, sexual nightmares, and sleep-crying.”  Jack:  “It’s very good.” (more…)

30 Rock 3.01 – Do Over Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Sex & The City-like music accompanies Liz Lemon as she triumphantly strides into the third season of 30 Rock. A man in a limousine accosts her, but her disgust turns to joy as she realizes it’s Jack Donaghy behind the tinted glass. After an awkward greeting, we learn Jack can’t really discuss his egress from the Bush administration, but the important thing is he’s determined to get his old job back. What Not To Wear is still ignoring Liz, but she’s dressed up in anticipation of a visit from an adoption agency screener. Then she makes the fatal mistake of declaring there’s no way she blows this. Famous last words, Lemon.

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30 Rock 2.15: I Will Not Fail You, Rainbow Chicken Monday, May 12, 2008

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Our exterior shot suggests Jack is entering the OEOB, but our interior says “old West Wing set”. He’s on the phone with Liz, who’s eating her Sabor de Soledad at the kitchenette. She recalls the simpler time when Jack was still at GE, rather than this strange and terrifying world of one week hence. Jack will be working in Homeland Security, working on Extreme Weather Preparedness (like…tornadoes that go BASE jumping?) and the War on the Poor. “You mean the War on Poverty?” suggests Liz. Jack: “Yeah, OK. Let’s go with that.” Liz confirms with him that he’s never coming back. Jack: “I’m sorry, Lemon, but there’s nothing left for me at GE. Sure, Geiss could come out of the coma and say, ‘Jackie boy [FORESHADOWING], you’re the next CEO,’ but that’s not likely. The cryogenicists are already sharpening their head-saws.” He mocks her for eating the off-brand Mexican Cheetos, but she counters that she found a prize in them last week. She hopes. Jack cuts her off; it’s time for his Freedom Search. The security guard pulls on his rubber gloves and puts a penlight between his teeth. Yikes, I wonder what happens to a guy like Rahim.

Tracy asks Liz for input on character design for his porn video game. The worlds are so clear in his head, but the translation hasn’t been smooth. He does have a working title, Gorgasm: The Legend of Dongslayer. Frank apologizes: He’ll call the Korean animators. Tracy: “Yeah! You fixulate this! Liz Lemon, do you know what it’s like to be the only one who cares about your job? When everyone around is goofing off like a bunch of goof-offs?” Liz tearfully acknowledges that she does. Seeing this outbreak of emotions, Tracy wonders if Liz is having her “woman times”. Not getting slapped is the first confirmation, but Liz tells him, “I just had my woman times last…oh boy.” Dun dun CREDITS! (more…)

30 Rock 2.10: Interrogation Bear Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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Liz and CC wait outside Jack’s office as he finishes up with a German delegation. Jonathan pompously tells them Jack is in negotiations to buy the largest cable provider in northern Europe. Jack comes out and invites Liz in, but she tells him to see CC first. Jack and CC stress the importance of boundaries in their relationship; she makes appointments in New York, he works around her schedule in DC. Cut to “G-SPAN” footage of a hearing. CC questions him: “Mr. Donaghy, what are we doing this evening?” Jack gets advice from counsel, then leans into the microphone. “There is an 8:00 showing of Fred Claus.” Liz comes in and discusses her personal financial portfolio with Jack (2 payments from owning her own bike, she has a star* named after her). He hustles her out of his office with the advice to buy real estate and welcomes CC in, saying “That last meeting took forever.” (more…)

30 Rock 2.08: Cajun-Style Tuesday, December 11, 2007

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Jack and CC rendezvous in his office. She’s worried someone will see them, but Jack reassures her that it’s too early for the creative types and he sent Jonathan to a non-existant Italian bakery in Queens. Cut to a panicked Jonathan begging auto mechanics for baked goods. They start to make out, just in time for Liz to stumble upon them. Caught, Jack introduces CC as a business associate, “Laquisha Gutierrez…Arafat.” Liz says she’ll leave them to it. CC: “‘It’ being business.” Liz: “Right. I call the movie Risky BusinessRisky It‘, because ‘it’ means ‘business’. Lemon out…”
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30 Rock 2.07: Betrayal: What Really Happened With My Baseball Team, Disaster at Knuckle Beach? Tuesday, December 4, 2007

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Liz is busy making excuses not to hang out with her co-workers. Lutz and Frank are going to pretend to be foreigners in Times Square. Jenna and Recently Divorced Camera Guy are going to meet for drinks with Legally Separated Sound Guy. Tracy is going to an animals-only strip club. Liz: “Does that mean the animals strip, or the animals are the customers?” Tracy: “Animal customers? That’s ridiculous!” Instead she’s getting a carry-out from a place that knows her by her order (Meatball sub, extra bread). Jack walks by and guesses her itinerary, but Liz denies that she’s just going to sit home and watch a Tivo’d Top Chef (NBC family pos-men!). Well then, in that case she won’t mind if he spoils her that Casey gets kicked off. Liz: “You monster! Why are you like this?!(more…)

30 Rock 2.02: ME WANT FOOD! Monday, November 26, 2007

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Liz walks into Jack’s office, where there’s a $54 steak on the table. After his cardiac episode, he can’t eat it, but he wants to watch her enjoy it. Liz is OK with that. Jack wants to know if she’s seen the new Don Geiss interview in Yachting Illustrated. Liz: “No, I subscribe to Giant Boats“. In it, he makes a confused metaphor about the sea that concludes with “all things must end,” from which Jack draws that Geiss will be retiring soon. Jack has to do something to position himself in the competition to fill Geiss’s chair. He turns back to Liz, shocked. “You ate that whole thing?” Liz, her mouth full: “A dog took it. He came out of nowhere.”

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30 Rock 2.06 – A Dog Took My Face And Gave Me A Better Face To Change The World: The Celeste Cunningham Story Monday, November 19, 2007

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Pete’s watching a Lifetime movie at the apartment when Liz comes in. Neither one knows where this maple syrup smell is coming from. Liz calls Tracy to make sure he’s practicing his Rerun dance for the show, but he can’t concentrate because he smells it too, all the way in Jersey. Jack calls. He smells it too, but it’s probably not a Northrax attack, because that kills you in 10 seconds. 10 seconds later: “OK, I’ll talk to you tomorrow.”
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