30 Rock Episodes

2006, TV Show

30 Rock Episode: "Jack Meets Dennis"

Season 1, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: As Liz reunites with her ex-boyfriend (Dean Winters), Jack continues to get involved in her personal affairs. Meanwhile, the cast tries to save face (literally) in light of Tracy's facial tattoo, Jenna's Botox injections and Josh's two black eyes from an altercation with Regis Philbin.
Original Air Date: Nov 30, 2006
Guest Cast Dean Winters: Dennis Lonny Ross: Josh
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Season 1, Episode 6
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Aired: 11/30/2006
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November 30, 2006: "Yes, I Steal Dogs" Season 1, Episode 6

This first Must-See TV/paired-with- Scrubs episode of NBC's 30 Rock was actually postponed from an earlier air date, apparently bumped and saved for an important outing because it's one of the stronger episodes thus far (and/or could not be "supersized"). Something about it just felt more "normal," to borrow Tracy Jordan's most-feared word. Everyone got funny stuff to do, the Jack-Liz scenes were crackling and teaming with Liz-induced self-humiliation, and we even got a Rachel Dratch cameo (as that angry, angry Liz Taylor). I don't know if I like Liz having a boyfriend (let alone a live-in one), but I suppose that as long as Dennis ( Rescue Me's Dean Winters!) is delivering the occasional noogie (and fast, Saturdays-only sex), or proffering the occasional factoid about rat society, he'll afford Alec Baldwin some great reaction/non-reaction shots. I know a lot of us have our problems with the character of Jenna. But this week I really enjoyed her, because it's becoming clear that she is simply this vacuous, vain, scared actress who coveted Scott Peterson when he became "smokin' hot" - a nice contrast to sensible gal-pal Liz, aka the one who lives like a hobo in a boxcar and seems to get lettuce in her hair. A lot. (To be fair, Subway does shred it pretty fine, so there is a static-cling thing going on.) Of course, I gotta serve up the bullets (or em-dashes, as we do here), and they are: - Tracy's outrage at the misleading tabloid photo, explaining that he was "doing the robot, backwards into Starbucks. And yes, I steal dogs." - Jenna's well-rehearsed answers for Jack's interrogation about her being "29," complete with high-school crush Kirk Cameron and losing her virginity during Arachnophobia. - Jack's building fascination with the man across from Liz's office window, "making angry, passionate love to himself.... Is he in the middle of a staff meeting?" (Hey, Angel Cohn, did you think of the guy across from my window here?) - Beeper King Dennis believing that "technology is cyclical," and Jack buying a pager because, "I'm expecting a call from 1983." - Dennis dispelling any confusion about his stupidity by falling asleep with a candle on his lap, atop a pile of crinkled newspaper. I didn't get to see the rest of NBC's lineup yet - had a big holiday to-do over at ABC last night - but here's hoping that 30 Rock held it's own. Like that guy outside Liz's window. show less
This first Must-See TVpaired-with-Scrubs episode of NBCs 30 Rock was actually postponed from an earlier air date apparently bumped and saved for an important outing because its one of the stronger episodes thus far andor could not be supersized Something about it just felt more normal to borrow Tracy Jordans most-feared word Everyone got funny stuff to do the Jack-Liz scenes were crackling and teaming with Liz-induced self-humiliation and we even got a Rachel Dratch cameo as that angry angry Liz TaylorI dont know if I like Liz having a boyfriend let alone a live-in one but I suppose that as long as Dennis Rescue Mes Dean Winters is delivering the occasional noogie and fast Saturdays-only sex or proffering the occasional factoid about rat society hell afford Alec Baldwin some great reactionnon-reaction shotsI know a lot of us have our problems with the character of Jenna But this week I really enjoyed her because its becoming clear that she is read more

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