December 7th, 2012
12:10 PM ET
After getting married on last week’s episode, Liz Lemon returned to work and announced her good news.
“You got married? To what?” Frank asked.
Jenna was furious because Liz nearly stole her thunder and ruined her A list-style surprise wedding.
When she found out that Liz was named “one of the 80 under 80 honoring women in entertainment who aren’t Betty White,” Jenna almost lost it. But Liz invited her to the awards ceremony, which would be broadcast on Lifetime.com\garbagefile.
As soon as they arrived at the celebrity-filled luncheon, Liz realized that Jenna was planning to upstage her and execute her surprise wedding. Enter Gayle King, who told Liz about the time she stood up to her BFF Oprah: “My bangs, they’re not about you. It’s about trying to cover my forehead.”
Liz sabotaged Jenna’s almost-wedding with grocery store milk aisle lighting.
Back at the office, the longtime friends worked out their differences: “All these years, I’ve always been able to look at you and feel better about myself,” Jenna explained. “Watching you struggle at work, dating losers, wearing boy’s husky jeans.”
Meanwhile, Jack was trying to survive his 87-year-old (14 in demon years) mother’s ritual Pearl Harbor anniversary visit.
Colleen (Elaine Stritch) called, interrupting his chance to spend the afternoon with “a nymphomaniac virgin widow.”
When Colleen started having health issues, Jack tried to call an ambulance, but she insisted they take a horse drawn carriage.
On the carriage to the hospital, Colleen finally told Jack that she just wanted him to be happy.
“One of these days, you’re going to turn around Jack, and I’m going to be gone, just like that,” Colleen said. And sure enough, when Jack turned around, she was dead.
But Jack’s determination to please his mother didn’t end there.
“My lifelong quest to please that woman is what made me the man I am today. The man who was the centerfold of Fortune Magazine no fewer than 3 times. The man who in 1984 wore a tuxedo so well he broke up the Go-Go’s. The man who last night wrote, and today will deliver, the greatest eulogy of all time.”
And he did. Even Kermit was there! But Jack didn’t plan the surprise ending: Jenna and Paul’s surprise wedding. Colleen would have hated it, Jack said. It was perfect. Congratulations to Mrs. and Mr. Jenna Maroney!
“30 Rock” has pulled off some pretty perfect weddings this season.
What did you think of last night’s episode?
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