The scene of Jack rehearsing for the product integration commercial is one of the greatest pieces of comedy I've seen in a while. Alec Baldwin demonstrates his superior comedic abilities in this scene.
After being pressured by Jack to plug GE products into her show, Liz integrates Jack into a sketch. While Jack hones his questionable acting chops, Frank and Toofer trick Jenna into fearing for her job and Liz wonders if Tracy is faking illiteracy to skip out on rehearsals. more on Wikipedia
I love how fast paced this episode is. There's essentially 2 or 3 stories going on, but they are all so well connected you don't notice. Also, Scott Adsit in that wig is amazing. And we are introduced to one of the greatest characters, Dr. Spaceman.
Jack bumps Jenna's scheduled appearance on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' by booking new star Tracy. Jenna, still irate over watching the show change to "TGS with Tracy Jordan," lashes out at Liz. To make matters worse, Tracy's gone off his medication and he's about to go on national television. more on Wikipedia
The A story of Liz realizing how she treats her writing staff, and trying to overcompensate with baked goods and toys and a relaxed attitude leading to her doing all the rewrites and realizing she has to be tough with her staff is great. Her Designing Women speech and subsequent meltdown is one of my top favorite Liz Lemon moments. But it's the B story of Jack taking Tracy to Don Geiss's diabetes fundraiser that makes this one of my favorite episodes. You get to see a softer, vulnerable but ultimately more honest Tracy in this episode.
"The C Word" is the fourteenth episode of the first season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock. It was written by series creator Tina Fey and directed by Adam Bernstein. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company in the United States on February 15, 2007. Guest stars ... more on Wikipedia
Our first introduction to Jack's mother, and the distress she causes him. One of my favorite Jonathan episodes as well. This is the episode that plants the seed of Liz's desire to have a child, which leads to so many great episodes in Seasons 2 and 3.
Great comedic moments with Josh's impressions of Tracy and Jack.
"The Baby Show" is the ninth episode of the first season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock. It was written by co-executive producer Jack Burditt and directed by Michael Engler. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company in the United States on January 4, 2007. Guest ... more on Wikipedia
I really wish Jane Krakowski would get more credit for her physical comedic abilities. Her physical comedic performance in the Maxim shoot scene is hysterical. I love the character of Jenna Maroney, and Krakowski brings so much life to this character.
"Hard Ball" is the fifteenth episode of NBC's first season of 30 Rock. It was written by one of the season's co-producers, Matt Hubbard, and directed by one of the season's supervising producers, Don Scardino. It aired on February 22, 2007 in the United States. Guest stars who appeared in the episode ... more on Wikipedia
One of the best comedic analysis of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. So many great moments in this episode, Frank going gay for Jamie, the sped up techno version of Muffin Top playing at the end of the episode, and many more.
"Cougars" is the seventh episode of the second season of 30 Rock, and the twenty-eighth episode overall. It was written by co-executive producer John Riggi and directed by Michael Engler. Guest stars in this episode include Laura Berrios, Kevin Brown, Grizz Chapman, Val Emmich, Alan H. Green, Ian ... more on Wikipedia
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