February 24th, 2012
04:25 PM ET
On this week’s "30 Rock," the TGS staff celebrated everyone’s favorite magical extra day: Leap Day. As Criss told Liz, quoting the classic film “Leap Dave Williams," “Real life is for March…nothing on leap day counts.”
The writers embraced the holiday. “I listened to rap music for the first time. Not a fan,” said Toofer.
Jenna convinced skeptical Liz to attend a party thrown by college classmate and billionaire Thad (guest star Steve Little), who Liz did not nickname “Sad Thad the Skin Tag Lad” in college. Jenna was determined to land a billionaire, but Thad offered Liz $20 million to take his virginity. (“Oh my. It looks like we’ve got a slut-off on our hands!”)
Jenna warned Liz that news of the horny billionaire would spread. “Right now, there are models waking up from their coke binges. Multi-ethnic bartenders with daddy issues. Former ballerinas who had to quit because their boobs got too big.”
Sure enough, they came just as Liz and Thad were about to have intercourse by linking their braids like the Na’vi in "Avatar." Supermodel Karolina Kurkova ended up winning Thad over with her wit.
Meanwhile, Tracy and his imaginary friend Dot Com tried to spend a $50,000 gift certificate to Benihana that expired at midnight.
Even after Lutz’s button popped off and hit Cerie (which counts as touching!), they were short of their goal. So Tracy took his long, elegant face for a walk and (with an assist from recurring homeless man Hannibal Buress) realized he could feed the homeless! If only he could remember not to lean on the cooking surfaces.
Jack was on a mission too, determined to win his traditional Leap Day bet and make more money than his friends.
Kenneth took Jack on a Leap Day Carol journey, showing him Leap Day past, present and future, in which Liddy was working for (gasp!) Habitat for Humanity. Kenneth explained, “after you missed all her Leap Days, she started experimenting with liberalism.”
The episode was interlaced with clips of Jim Carrey’s "Leap Dave Williams." It was a highly effective guest spot because it seemed exactly like a movie Jim Carrey would star in. Andie MacDowell’s role as his wife was a brilliant nod to actual non-holiday classic “Groundhog Day.”
I certainly can’t wait to see "Leap Dave Williams 2: Leap Baby" tagline: "It’s not just any old day."
Did you think last night’s episode was as magical as Leap Day?
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