Looking back at season one, episode one of Saturday Night Live, All in the Family, 30 Rock, and more.
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The 30 Rock star sat down with us to talk about Our Idiot Brother, Hunger Games, and girls pooping in the movies.
- Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.
- Tina Fey
- 'Liz Lemon'
- Alec Baldwin
- 'Jack Donaghy'
- Tracy Morgan
- 'Tracy Jordan'
- Jane Krakowski
- 'Jenna Maroney'
- Jack McBrayer
- 'Kenneth Parcell'
- Judah Friedlander
- 'Frank Rossitano'
- Scott Adsit
- 'Pete Hornberger'
- Keith Powell
- Katrina Bowden
- Tina Fey
- Executive Producers
- Lorne Michaels
- Tina Fey
- Marci Klein
- David Miner
- Robert Carlock
- October 11, 2006
- Official Site
There are dozens of tiny references for the devoted 30 Rock fan.
Jokes! Wonderful jokes! Wonderful, hard, writers' jokes!
Plus: I keep forgetting what happens on Mad Men.
Tracy hosts this Saturday with musical guest Demi Lovato.
Welcome to the real world.
"If my daughter speaks like that, I might slap her or at least shake her or something."
See what our TV critic thought was the best of the best.
This week, we're all about Liz Lemon and her crew.
How satisfying were the conclusions to 30 Rock, Allegiant, and other pop-culture staples?
"The World's Most Terrifying Sitcom Mascot."
Come on, Jon Hamm!
Coach Taylor, Tyrion Lannister, Ron Swanson, and more.
A timeline tracing his passage from young SNL addict to suavest podcast goofball ever.
Who drinks an Old Spanish?
That's a wrap on 30 Rock, everyone.
Second to last episode, and tears galore.
After last week’s volley of one-liners and intrigue, this week’s ep landed like a lead balloon.
Episodes like this make us realize how much we’ll miss this show.
You were 87 years young — 14 in demon years.
Blammo. Engaged, Top Gun–style. They registered at Popcorn Palace.
Mitt Romney was most likely not elected president of 30 Rock America.
Every vote counts in this election. Kidding! No one's vote matters except for Jenna's.
The latest stop on Tina Fey’s Farewell Whistlestop Tour of Annoying Things She’s Had to Deal With While Making 30 Rock.
Blame vice-presidential candidate fatigue for the blah-ness of last night's episode.
Liz and Jack kick off the show's final season by vowing to destroy NBC.
Last night’s season finale felt like the ideal blend of plot, topical jokes, and callbacks.
Avery returns from North Korea while Liz and Criss argue over gender roles.
Last week, we got 30 Rock’s second live episode. This time around, it’s the show’s second episode set entirely inside a reality show.
Last night's live episode felt like the platonic ideal of a sketch comedy show.
Having a celebrity breakdown is the new sex tape.
Jenna tries to Yoko a children's band.
Vintage 30 Rock by way of a Simpsons plot point.
The problem with a show as meta as 30 Rock is that when characters make cracks about things getting stale, even those jokes feel repetitive.
And Jenna gets Normal Al'd by Weird Al.
Featuring Liz Lemon's hip-hop alter ego Lemonem.
“She’s a teenaged girl. She’s vicious and vulnerable.”
Ten Poles Rammed In, the porn version of Temple Grandin.
Classic Leap Day traditions include wearing yellow and blue, eating rhubarb, and telling tales of Leap Day William, who lives in the Mariana Trench and emerges every four years to trade children’s tears for candy.
"How could we pay their salaries without using their money?”
“If those teeth were in your vagina, you’d be considered a monster."
Liz and Jack negotiate, and Tracy, Jenna, and Kenneth cycle through story lines from previous seasons.
“Look out, world! Liz Lemon is 41, covered in paint, and looking for a new best friend.”
Because of you there might be an Entourage movie.
The real life Tracy Morgan controversy gets the meta treatment.
“You don’t have a little rat face, you opposite of a turd with eyes."
In which Tracy tells his iPhone, “Siri, kill Jenna.”
It felt like a collection of leftover plot points deemed too weird earlier in the season.
When a hot blonde goes to a weird place, things go pear shaped.
Happy 100th episode. Let's get weird.
It begins with the words!
Aaron Sorkin and Will Arnett stop by.
'Queen of Jordan' takes over '30 Rock' and introduces us all to Blurry Face Syndrome.
"Female jealousy is an evolutionary fact, Lemon. If you try and breed it out of them, you wind up with a lesbian with hip dysplasia."
Until now, the only thing keeping Liz Lemon from being a full-on cat lady has been the fact that she didn’t actually own a cat.
Just as Canadians have become indispensable to modern comedy, so have jokes about Canadians. And '30 Rock' is a master of the art form.
“Some dude jacked me and now his sperm is growing in my stomach.”
This was chaotic even by '30 Rock' standards.
"My alarm clock died in a cockfight last night."
"Obesity is killing the African-American community with laughter!"
"If you’re not covered in bite marks after intercourse, then something’s wrong."
It’s no big surprise that the perennially awkward Liz Lemon had a rough time in college, what with the Richard Marx hair and the pilonidal cyst. (Do not look that up.)
Both Carl Paladino and Dov Charney would find a lot to cringe about in this episode.
There may not be a richer, more rewarding relationship on television right now than that between Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon.
"Those ice-cream saps will rue the day they ever tangled with the Best Friends Gang."
It was just a network sitcom. Only funny.
"As diverse as a Wilco concert."
"The secret to a healthy head of hair is Dove ... blood."
"Okay, season five, here we go." How else would television's most meta sitcom launch into its fifth season?
Three weddings, a pilot, and a baby! And a half-Cher–half-Jenna hybrid man, obviously.
Best episode ever?
The best Mother's Day episode of any show, ever.
Outrageous and funny, without relying on any cheap insults to trannies!
One of the double-shot of episodes re-creates the late-night battle as a janitorial power play. Great idea, three months ago.
Almost anything would have been less of a gratuitous bummer than Liz's encounter with Floyd.
Liz finds her "Future Husband." Whatever!
Rote as a Valentine's Day dinner out — but for one scary-brilliant clip.
Jan Hook rocks feather earrings and a tattoo of a mermaid “doing it with Captain Morgan”!
Tina Fey, the first true female Woody Allen, bends some gender assumptions.
James Franco hitches his art-cart to our favorite sitcom!
This week: black jokes for white people!
‘Sun Tea,’ by I.P. Freely.
Pure fan fiction, minus the part where Jack tells Liz to take off everything but her glasses.
Which would be fine with us, except that what this seems to mean is fewer and less absurd jokes.
Guest star (and Comedy Central ratings magnet) Jeff Dunham couldn't pull more viewers, sadly.
"I'll have you know that Barry Diller and I are working on a whole new approach to media!"
Ratings for last night's season premiere were down 27 percent from last year's.