I literally was in tears for the last five minutes. Definitely one of
30 Rock's best episodes ever. Without a doubt! My only grievance? We were robbed of an actual Page-off!
Carrie Fisher, who earlier this season guested on
Weeds, is making quite the second career out of playing the outrageous, cussing rabble-rouser. I loved how her former
Laugh-In writer gradually was revealed to be lost in time, out of touch with reality and, well, simply a bit demented. And then it all led up to that great, glorious wink to
Star Wars fans: "Help me, Liz Lemon! You're my only hope!" God bless them for going there. (Which raises a question: Was Liz perhaps transferring her
Star Wars fandom onto this woman who resembled Leia?)
The stories, though, that really got my waterworks going played elsewhere. It started with Jack doing a rather dead-on Redd Foxx (the closed captioning even said, "Imitates Redd Foxx") as he role-played Tracy's dad. Jack then trotted out a whole cast of characters, inlcuding a "Dyn-o-mite"-spouting Tracy, prompting the NBC therapist to protest, "I think we're just doing
Good Times now." I was dying.
But then came the Page-off, complete with murmuring pages, bell-ringing and Jenna training Kenneth on his NBC trivia. (Did I miss "Supercomputer" during its 1975-to-1975 run?) Damn Pete for breaking it up! But to be fair, "There's no one seating the
Conan audience." Can't have that!
" Liz reluctant to accept the Followship Award (honoring followers) until she hears it comes with 10 grand.
" The "GE Microwavehead" skit
" Kenneth wailing, "Oh god, it hurts!!" as his jacket caught fire.
" Young Liz enjoying subversive
Laugh-In : "It's funny 'cause it's true."
" Liz deeming Rosemary a heroine as in lady hero, not that "I want to inject you and listen to jazz."
" Tracy running into Jack's office re: his "Star-spangled Banner" rendition: "If you desecrate something, is that bad?"
" Dot-com: "This is Phil Spector's entourage all over again."
" "I built a dogfighting pit in my basement for this?"
" The idea of a
227 movie titled "New Jackée City."
" Jack re: Rosemary: "Don't make me ever talk to a woman that old again."
" "I'm going to assume that's a Haldeman reference."
" Pensive Tracy: "This spotlight is the only place I could go to get away from it all."
" Rosemary's Little Chechnya neighborhood; the F-train roaring past her window (shades of
Take the Money and Run)
" After role-playing, Jack noting that he had a Howard Cosell impression in his pocket.
" Liz wanting her job back via "proud begging, like those kids that dance on the subway."
I literally was in tears for the last five minutes Definitely one of 30 Rocks best episodes ever Without a doubt My only grievance We were robbed of an actual Page-offCarrie Fisher who earlier this season guested on Weeds is making quite the second career out of playing the outrageous cussing rabble-rouser I loved how her former Laugh-In writer gradually was revealed to be lost in time out of touch with reality and well simply a bit demented And then it all led up to that great glorious wink to Star Wars fans Help me Liz Lemon Youre my only hope God bless them for going there Which raises a question Was Liz perhaps transferring her Star Wars fandom onto this woman who resembled LeiaThe stories though that really got my waterworks going played elsewhere It started with Jack doing a rather dead-on Redd Foxx the closed captioning even said Imitates Redd Foxx as he role-played Tracys dad Jack then trotted out a whole cast of characters inlcuding a