April 20th, 2012
12:46 PM ET
Thursday's "30 Rock" revisited an ongoing conundrum in Liz Lemon’s life: Should she have a child?
The issue came up as Liz and Criss were cleaning her apartment/re-enacting a gay porn when he found a box labeled “adoption stuff.”
Liz admitted that it was a crazed mother screaming “Murphy Brown lied to us!” that convinced her not to become a mother.
The next day, Liz brought Jack a baby "Star Wars" costume for Liddy. He tried to get her to keep it, but she insisted she was happy with her life. Ever wary of Criss, Jack demanded she go on a date with his colleague Kevin before settling down.
As for Jack, he finally launched KouchTown, but his American factory workers (led by "SNL’s" Bobby Moynihan) were inept.
Fortunately, the U.S. government bought all the couches to use as torture devices. In a bit of foreshadowing, a CIA hostage even admitted he knew how to get Avery back!
And can we take a moment to acknowledge the incredible parody - hosted by the great Stacy Keach - of Clint Eastwood’s infamous Super Bowl Chrysler commercial?
Jenna, meanwhile, was faking a celebrity breakdown (which is the new sex tape, by the way) to get Paul’s attention.
After Kanye’ing the National Spelling Bee, she ended up in the hospital. Paul appeared just as Jenna said she’d take the regret of letting him go to her grave. “You mean our grave. Where we’ll lie on top of each other in one coffin, pelvis to face, for eternity.” True love!
In order to prove her love for Criss, Liz went on the date with Kevin. (“Dudely, let’s make coffee our b****.”) She was surprised to meet his 11-year-old daughter Cat, who explained, “it’s take your daughter to work day, which I object to on feminist grounds.” A mini-Liz Lemon!
Of course, Jack intended for Liz to bond with Cat all along so that she would realize motherhood was still an option.
So Liz and Criss decided to give it a go and began their third round of weird foreplay for the episode: a puzzle and stew.
Most importantly, Mr. Keach got a new job: “I buy Bazooka Joe Gum. It’s like chewing a mountain that somebody shot a freeze ray into…Life is hard. Shouldn’t everything else be harder?”
What'd you think of the latest "30 Rock"? Do you think Liz and Criss will become parents?
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