March 30th, 2012
03:06 PM ET
Thursday's “30 Rock” was yet another tribute to an important day all adults must honor annually: Tax Day.
On this most mundane of all calendar days, Liz fought to break the monotony of her life as Jack sought the inspiration that has eluded him all season.
Jack wanted to use the quarter profits to re-invigorate the company, because “the Kabletown blimp is in such disrepair we got a ‘jeers’ in Corporate Blimps Weekly.” Since he had no innovative ideas, he tried to stimulate his brain using the “shower principle.”
While Jack couldn’t find the right distraction, Liz couldn’t avoid commotion around the office.
Jenna refused to do a “Macbeth” sketch, insisting it would be bad luck. “I was trained in stage acting and game show pointing at the Royal Tampa Academy of Dramatic Tricks, where I studied theater superstition under Professor Dwayne Crawfish Kenny.”
Fortunately, Liz was armed with her journal from last year, which documented how she solved the office’s repetitive problems.
Next, she reminded Tracy to do his taxes, which resulted in him signing onto “5now Dog5” (aka the fifth movie in the “Snow Dogs” franchise) in order to pay the IRS.
Once she finally got a moment to herself, Liz devoted it to her new hobby: meditation. A Zen Jack appeared to her and announced, “You have achieved transcendence, a state of pure inner peace where all pants have built-in underwear.”
But her calm didn’t last. Jack realized that Liz was his shower principle. In a flashback, she whined, “I just don’t know what to do now. I’m scared Jack.” Jack: “Lemon, just get another DVR in the bedroom and then you can record all 4 shows at once...I’ve got it. Dump all the unsold dishwashers into the ocean.”
Though Jack begged her to distract him with her inane worries, Liz told him to try meditation. He protested, “I once pantsed Deepak Chopra while Craig T. Nelson taped it. I don’t meditate.” Out of other options, he eventually caved and meditated perfectly.
It worked, and Jack pitched his idea to Hank Hooper. “Kabletown fulfills our fellow Americans most American need: to sit on a couch talking on the phone about a TV show they’re watching based on a YouTube clip.”
Liz met Jack in an abandoned building, which he explained would become the Kabletown couch factory, the place where he would remake the company. He also admitted for the first time that he needs her.
If only she could rescue her meditation stool from the dumpster rats!
Think Jack’s plan to manufacture couches will save Kabletown?
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