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30 Rock Episode: "Hard Ball"

Season 1, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: With Josh's contract set to expire, conniving cost cutter Jack sees the perfect opportunity to save money. But Liz works to keep Josh in the cast. In other developments, Kenneth the Page scores a prime spot in Tracy's personal posse; and Jenna is misquoted in a magazine. Political pundits Chris Matthews and Tucker Carlson make guest appearances.
Original Air Date: Feb 22, 2007
Guest Cast Tucker Carlson: Himself Lonny Ross: Josh Chris Matthews: Himself
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Season 1, Episode 15
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Length: 21:37
Aired: 2/22/2007
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February 22, 2007: "I Want to Get This Corn Bread Pregnant" Season 1, Episode 15

OK, so maybe that wasn't Tracy's exact line, but it sure conveys the overall sentiment (and compelling mental picture). For the purists out there, though, it went something like this: "I like this corn bread so much, I want to take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant." Like I said, I summed it up pretty good. This week's episode of NBC's 30 Rock was an upswing from the last (which had the unenviable task of trumping Prince Gerhardt). I think the show really clicks when Jack is trying (with varying degrees of success) to school Liz on the ways of NBC-GE-Universal management, this time bringing her in on Josh's contract renegotiation only to ultimately decide she wasn't ready for "the big chair." Jack drives a tough bargain, though, negotiating Josh's agent down from "time off for every Jewish holiday, no matter how ridiculous" to "the one where they go in the tent." The agent was funny in his own right, what with the abbreviating of every word (e.g., "Let's skip the foreplay, get right to the penetraysh," "Awes'"). At the end of the day, he was glad to get his money, to support his sex addiction and all. It was also good to see Jenna back after a conspicuous absence last week, poking fun at the various (and there are many) lad-mag "lists," and scoring a spot (and unfortunate photo shoot) as the "No. 4 Hottest Woman in Comedy." So true that they would have her pose with, like, a rubber chicken in her mouth. I question, though, the use of salad dressing to get the proper sheen on a gal's pins. I'm a little late with this, so just a few last bullets: " Liz pimping Obama to Jenna: "Remember you liked those pictures of him at the beach?" (And Jenna then realizing, "He's black and running for president? Good luck.") " Jack eyeing Liz's laptop: "Do you ever get any e-mails other than from Match.com?" " Josh faking sick but botching the ruse by lunching at the NBC commissary because, "I get a discount here." (To be fair, the network commissary prices are tough to beat.) Before I run off to Today's Newsland, some "good news" for my fellow 30 Rockers: For what it's worth, I've screened the first few episodes of Andy Barker, P.I., which temporarily takes over this time slot in a few weeks, and it is pretty good. Not overtly outrageous the way 30 Rock can be, but very funny in its own special manner. And the casting from top to bottom is terrific. I'm planning a detailed p/review in my Trivial Matt'rs blog early next week. show less
OK so maybe that wasnt Tracys exact line but it sure conveys the overall sentiment and compelling mental picture For the purists out there though it went something like thisI like this corn bread so much I want to take it behind a middle school and get it pregnantLike I said I summed it up pretty goodThis weeks episode of NBCs 30 Rock was an upswing from the last which had the unenviable task of trumping Prince Gerhardt I think the show really clicks when Jack is trying with varying degrees of success to school Liz on the ways of NBC-GE-Universal management this time bringing her in on Joshs contract renegotiation only to ultimately decide she wasnt ready for the big chair Jack drives a tough bargain though negotiating Joshs agent down from time off for every Jewish holiday no matter how ridiculous to the one where they go in the tent The agent was funny in his own right what with the abbreviating of every word eg Lets skip the foreplay read more

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