In keeping with the theme of the night, politics also infiltrated Thursday's episode of "30 Rock."
Jack had to step up his Republican game when Paul Ryan stepped down after the revelation that he was born in Kenya. He consulted Romney’s horse via Skype, and asked Liz to avoid politics on TGS in order to keep ratings plummeting.
Liz was happy for the distraction from her personal life: “Criss and I have been taking the dump truck to the boneyard most nights.” Her “little elf prince” was so determined to have a baby that he was even tracking Liz’s menstrual cycle.
Criss: “You kept saying your aunt Flo was in town.”
Liz: “She was. Remember? I took her to MOMA and the cloisters.”
Criss: “I assumed those were all vaginal euphemisms.”
Then, Romney chose a new running mate. And he was ridiculous. Bob Dunston was old, crazy, sexually involved with a statue ... and a Tracy Jordan doppelganger.
Tracy’s take on Dunston ended up being such a hit that Hank Hooper demanded TGS air 5 nights a week. When Jack protested, Liz accused him of protecting the Romney campaign - and she was right. But Cooter Burger (Matthew Broderick) returned to mix up some Old Spanishes and tell Jack that Tracy’s impression was actually helping.
Meanwhile, Jenna was having an “actress side-project crisis” after earning a measly $90 for her summer dance jam “Balls.”
With Kenneth’s mother Pearline (Catherine O’Hara) and her “friend” Ron (Bryan Cranston) visiting, Jenna invited them to her dressing room to watch her eat baby food with chopsticks. When she constructively told Ron to kill himself, Kenneth defended the stepfather he’d never liked.
“That’s what family is Kenneth,” Pearline explained. “People you badmouth all the time behind their back.”
And according to Pearline, you have to defend your family against others. “Do you remember that kid in school who bullied you? Well I ate that goat.”
Elsewhere in the office, Liz finally found a way to make sex fun: scheduling. She and Criss went to an office supplies store to do weird stuff with paper clips and re-enact “Ghost” with a tube of CDs.
Before that night’s show, Jack told Liz that she had convinced him to ridicule Dunston. “Do you think I’m an idiot? I didn’t win that argument. I’m an idiot!” she said.
Jack finally admitted his true pro-Romney agenda, but threatened Liz that she could kiss her “Düsseldorf bus schedule sex” goodbye if her calendar opened up. Lemon decided to go through with the sketch and told Tracy to break a leg. (“That shouldn’t be hard. I have a severe calcium deficiency.”)
The Dunston storyline was a clever take on "SNL’s" role in presidential elections from the woman who expertly mocked Sarah Palin four years ago. Tracy as Dunston took the TGS stage to debate Joe Biden just half an hour before the real vice presidential debate.
“There are 9 types of legitimate rape,” he argued. “One, a Halloween party.”
What did you think of last night’s episode?
I think the entire team at 30 Rock gives it all to produce SATIRE and if you either don't get it or are offended, like anyone else in America, you can turn it off.
where is the outrage from the black community? I guess it's okay to portray blacks as slow witted, brain damaged buffoons as long as you add the word republican to the character description. and then to find out the government is paying them to add positive things about Obamacare.
the political stuff was pretty predictable and lame, but the racist remarks and stereotypes were truly offensive. I guess Blacks, Jews, and Asians, don't mind being made fun of as much as I thought, or maybe no one is watching
i really do...
do you need help with a personal decision? ...
We need Romney as president.
Warren Buffet is a Gaint Fart.
We need Romney and now!
Thursday was another great political episode of 30 Rock. I loved how they incorporated Romney’s horse on Skype, and a guest appearance from Matthew Broderick. Jack is going to have to pick between his personal ambition and helping the GOP, but that decision is so difficult for him. I work nights at DISH, but just caught up with the episode yesterday through my Hopper’s Primetime Anytime feature. Once enabled, my DVR automatically records three hours of the big four networks during primetime, so I don’t need to set timers for my programs anymore. I wonder how long it’s going to before Jack decides to keep tanking the network for the sake of his career.
these are true men...i like being around real men
True men? One can't control his temper and abused his daughter, and the other one killed somebody. That's REAL MANLY.
King James Version (KJV)
1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
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you should have been a detective babe....that was your first love-lol
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Wow!! I'm sure Obama is truly relieved!! If Americans didn't already have a great reason to vote for Obama, here it is!! I'm actually shocked that 1) she's aware there's an election coming up and 2) she knows who's running!!
October 12, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
sets up fake interest and stevie does the rest...FUCU
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:
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She gets my vote for best freckles!
October 12, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
If LiLo can figure it out, why can't the rest of you?
October 12, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
Because she's a narcissistic simpleton... are you inline with that life philosophy?
October 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
what do you know about lindsey lohan...stfu
October 12, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
She has made
millions off of blogging
October 12, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
Well, this clinches it. Lindsey Lohan is nuts.
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Are you a junkie as well?
October 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
Obama just won the election.
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I was under the impression that convicts/ex-cons couldnt vote? Oh well, so you have to be a drug addicted, alcoholic washout to like Romney....nice
October 12, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
I am sure mitt romney is thrilled. lmao
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has that nerdy quality about him yet seems like a terror in bed...i hear ya...
i love matt b. he's so hot for a 50 yr old guy...Baldwin looks darn good he's in 50's...
but ferris bueler now that's class....
A show with Matthew Broderick & a skyping horse... Insert Sarah Jessica Parker joke here _______
its not good for you.
ny actors all the way...they are always around rocky too. lol
your talking to the mess all the time..there is nothing different here...
mathew brodrick...glad to see him again.
lost evening "business" just decrease to nothing....
Every time I think this show cannot get more stupid, it outdoes itself. Will be glad to see it go, and "Community" should be next.
I remember a time when NBC was actually relevant.
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