'30 Rock': You’re being so trans-vaginal right now
April 20th, 2012
12:46 PM ET

'30 Rock': You’re being so trans-vaginal right now

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.

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'30 Rock': Woggel power!
April 13th, 2012
11:16 AM ET

'30 Rock': Woggel power!

This week’s "30 Rock" featured the return of the incredible Elaine Stritch as Jack’s formidable mother Colleen. As usual, she brought with her a host of problems.

Jack was excited for the opening of his couch factory, as "factories provide three things this country desperately needs: jobs, pride and material for Bruce Springsteen songs.”

But Aladdin his mother’s doctor called to tell him, “We found your name on a list of disappointments she keeps folded up in her shoe.” You see, Colleen was in a New York hospital recovering from heart surgery.

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Alec Baldwin tweet causes '30 Rock' fans to worry
April 12th, 2012
02:06 PM ET

Alec Baldwin tweet causes '30 Rock' fans to worry

Alec Baldwin gave “30 Rock” fans cause to fret Wednesday after he appeared to hint that he's thinking of leaving the hit comedy.

The newly-engaged star and frequent Twitter user unleashed a series of tweets indicating he was not pleased with the series' network, NBC.

He was apparently irritated by the media reportedly staked outside his NYC home, presumably in the wake of the actor's ongoing complaint against alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin.

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'30 Rock': The self-evaluation of Pete Hornberger
April 6th, 2012
12:12 PM ET

'30 Rock': The self-evaluation of Pete Hornberger

One of the things that makes “30 Rock” consistently excellent is its deep bench of wacky supporting characters.

On last night’s episode, Liz and Jack took a back seat to the writing staff and the most under-appreciated character of all: Pete Hornberger. And in typical Hornberger fashion, his moment in the sun was actually a descent into a black hole of self-loathing.

Pete’s self-evaluation gave Jack pause (“those look like hands to me!”) when he wrote that his 5-year goal was to stay in the same position.

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'30 Rock' breaks the cycle
March 30th, 2012
03:06 PM ET

'30 Rock' breaks the cycle

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.”

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'30 Rock' recap: 'We’re on a show within a show'
March 23rd, 2012
09:24 PM ET

'30 Rock' recap: 'We’re on a show within a show'

Thursday night’s back-to-back episodes of “30 Rock” advanced Jack’s plan to get Avery back from still-alive-in-the-30-Rock-universe Kim Jong Il.  He was so determined he even went to see Matt Lauer’s band Rhythm and News play.  For 4 hours.

Jenna offered a solution:  a Lifetime movie with her starring as Avery.  “Her story has everything.  Blondness, kidnapping, a villain with an accent.  It’s the perfect TV movie.”

Jack asked Liz to write the screenplay for the greatest love story ever told (Liz: “You mean Lois Lane’s love affair with journalism?  I said it.”) as a favor for 6 years of listening to her “complain about how there are so few women on death row.”  Liz:  “Is it a coincidence?  Or is the system sexist?”
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