'30 Rock': Jack vs. Kaylie round 2: No subtitle necessary
March 9th, 2012
03:18 PM ET

'30 Rock': Jack vs. Kaylie round 2: No subtitle necessary

"30 Rock" has a history of poking meta fun at the NBC censors.

And on Thursday, fictional head of NBC Standards and Practices Gaylord Felcher fought back, asking, “who among you has the power to censor the censor?” Deep!

Meanwhile, Jack’s teenage nemesis Kaylie Hooper (Chloë Grace Moretz) returned. More alert than ever to do random Cato attacks, he figured out that Kaylie sabotaged the season finale of “America’s Kidz Got Singing” by plying the underage contestants with beer.

The catastrophe ruined Jenna’s plan to cry. So “what else humanizes a monster? Motherhood.” She tracked down the six children that resulted from her egg donations and invited them to join her on “Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Overexposed People.” Except for Judy. (She’s a winter.)

After the disaster, Kenneth was promoted in the Standards and Practices department. Wearing his best three-piece denim suit, he wielded his newfound power over TGS. “I’m surprised they allow you to say doctor. It’s so close to gynecologist. Which is disgusting.”

Tracy, meanwhile, was unhappily fasting before a meeting with Colin O. Scopy colonoscopy. Liz tried to reassure him: “In college I once went on a hunger strike to protest Apartheid.” Tracy sarcastically replied, “Oh you’re the one who solved that? Thank you so much.”

In danger of being expelled, Kaylie begged Jack to accompany her to a parent teacher conference. He turned to Liz, who suggested Kaylie may be lying. “Once again Lemon, I leave your office more confused than when I entered, but having glimpsed yet another tile in the rich mosaic that is your menstrual history.”

Liz was right, and Kaylie was expelled. Which is what she wanted all along so she could go to boarding school in the middle of Nowhere (a neighborhood in Manhattan) near her acting student boyfriend.

In the men’s bathroom, Kenneth sobbed, “If I can’t even get my friend Liz, at least I thought she was my friend, to respect me, how will I ever run a network? Bossing around those Jewish executives that were trained from birth to argue.”

Unbeknownst to Kenneth, his confidant in the next stall wasn’t really Kenneth Toilethole. It was Liz. She felt so guilty that she censored the script. But Tracy, loopier than ever, took the stage to do his standup routine. Kenneth sprung into action. “I’m going to live bleep him.”

Kenneth is climbing the corporate ladder, but he can’t see through Liz’s thinly veiled Kenneth Toilethole disguise. He’s still our dingbat!

What did you think of last night’s meta commentary on censorship?

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Get a room

    I'm a pu$$y.

    March 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Yeah Right

    We all know you want to do SOMETHING to Baldwin's a$$... kicking has nothing to do with it though. Have a nice day!

    March 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Coolbreeze

    I still want to kick Balwin's a$$ and stuff him in a dumpster.

    March 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Wilhelmina Upton

    I really liked last nights episode and I loved the line: “who among you has the power to censor the censor?” Personally I thing censoring is stupid and a much bigger deal in the US than in some other countries (my home country included).

    March 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |

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