January 27th, 2012
01:20 PM ET
We got two new episodes of “30 Rock” this week! It was a welcome feast for those of us still recovering from eight months without Liz Lemon.
In the first episode, Jack’s arch nemesis, Devin Banks, returned to blackmail him with more videos of Tracy’s offensive stand up routines. Banks' impossible price? He wanted Jack to get his triplets into an exclusive private school.
Back at Liz’s apartment, Criss was enthralled in his hot dog business - “Yesterday, that was the face, feet, and colon of a pig.” But Liz wrestled with her subconscious, which included not only Jack, but also a pessimistic version of herself (dressed as a pageant queen with a lightsaber).
Meanwhile, on behalf of all idiots, Tracy and Denise Richards demanded that Liz read the public apology they wrote on an Etch-a-Sketch. It didn’t take Liz long to veer off script, yelling, “Because of you, there may be an 'Entourage' movie!”
She eventually realized she’d be an idiot to let Criss get away. She ran right to his hot dog stand where the pair flirted over mustard.
Devin, however, is no idiot. It turns out he was just trying to trick Jack with his private school request. Jack then realizes that Liddy will succeed no matter what - even if she can’t major in confidence at Northwestern University. He then finds Criss and tells him, “If a poor boy from Boston can become me, maybe you can become a suitable sex partner for Liz Lemon.”
And finally, last week’s big question is answered - how did Pete end up on the floor of his office with a plastic bag over his head and his pants around his ankles? The best friends gang set him up! As it turns out, Kenneth, Jenna and Kelsey Grammar were the biggest idiots of all.
The next episode explored the intimate relationships between TGS employees.
Jenna’s ego had inflated because of her potential blockbuster “Martin Luther King Day,” - tagline “Got MLK?” - co-starring R2D2 and that flight attendant that went crazy.
When Liz found Jenna in her dressing room, the diva was pouring vodka into her humidifier and wearing leeches on her face. (Just a normal day - except her fecalist was in jail for attacking her Kabbalahist so she and Liz could go to lunch at Outback Steakhouse!)
After Sue shunned Liz's attempt at friendship, Liz approached a pack of “Sex and City” knock-offs at a bar. But Liz soon realized this was not her crowd, and hightailed it to the Barnes & Noble bathroom.
Meanwhile, after failing to receive any birthday presents, Tracy was also feeling distant from his best friend - material possessions.
At the end of the episode, all the best friends were reunited. Jenna discovered, “I need someone who has so little going on in her life she lets me get all the attention.” Liz replied “I need someone in my life who doesn’t listen to a word I say.” Jack told Kenneth that “no machine could ever be the human waste basket that I dump my stupid mistakes into.” And Tracy finally got his presents - all of which were things he already owned.
What did you think of tonight’s episodes?
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