You know, a week without a new episode doesn't seem
that bad until that new one comes along and you find yourself giggling, chuckling and LOLing like a fool. This week's
30 Rock had so many fun lines, my bullets may runneth a bit over -
and I left out at least 15 percent of them!
Now it has been revealed: As edited out of my recent Q&A with Judah Friedlander, Frank went gay for an episode. I am not quite sure why NBC was so adamant that that not get out - it's not as if he actually had sex - but I played nice. I hope no one missed the little coda at the end, with Frank dancing at the gay club, but ultimately deciding it wasn't his thing. A flamboyant fella then shouts good-bye to "Sugar Bear," only to get scolded by a peer for making 'em look bad.
The "cougars" storyline was a lot of fun, because Liz is best when Liz is feeling awkward. Her lame attempts at hipster lingo ("gellin' like Magellan"), the references Jamie couldn't get, the subplot with Jenna and Aidan ("Stop repeating what I say!").... It all led up to a moment I forgot had been spoiled for me somewhere, as Liz meets her boy toy's very Lemony mother. Glurg.
Call me dense and/or politically ignorant, but it took me about half the episode to realize the Little League team story was a big metaphor for Iraq. (Thank you, I finally "got it" when the "Fun Times Accomplished" banner unfurled.) That Knuckle Beach must be one tough 'hood! Where orange soda is an acceptable substitute for breast milk?!
One final note: Last time, there were the blatant shouts-out to Verizon Wireless, which I informed you were in fact paid product integration or whatever. This week we had the "advertorial" within the first pod of commercials, where a bit with Kenneth sharing homemade bacon-mint gum with the writers segued into an Amex spot. The best part: Frank's hat said "KOMIRSHUL."
And now, the bullets:
" Jenna inviting Liz out: "Legally separated sound guy is going to be there!"
" Tracy about the animal strip club: "Animal customers? That's ridiculous."
" Jack predicting Liz's evening featuring "a meatball sub with extra bread, a bottle of NyQuil, TiVo'd Top Chef, a little Bonnie Raitt and lights out" and then spoiling Top Chef for her. (
Did Casey get booted?) " "Dijonaise is a boy's name? Pardon me."
" Jack's story about his own Little League team back in Boston... And cutting it short when he realized his audience.
" "I'm going to be a talkative doorman with a drinking problem." Shoot for the stars!
" "Who ordered the veal?"
" Jefferson Davis Park
" Jack founding a charity which gives tuxedos to homeless people " Frank smelling his hand after touching Jamie " Jamie making plans with Liz for 10. "At night?!"
" You can't be gay for one person - unless you're a lady and you meet Ellen."
" Jenna's "No sex with Asians" rule flying out the window upon seeing Quan at Sharper Image " Kenneth has a dream journal - "and they've all come true so far"
" "I'm 37. Please don't make me go to Brooklyn."
" "This just went from a senior dating a freshman to Mary Kay Letourneau...."
" Jamie; "They just changed bartenders. I'm going to see if this guy will serve me."
" "Where did you two meet? An amber alert?"
" Kenneth not understanding the kids chant to "Kill whitey." "I'm not alcohol!"
" Insanely hot Cerie asking Liz about her being at a late-night hot spot: "Is it like that time they found my grandpa at the bus station?"
" "That's great, Maude. How's Harold?" (Someone has to give Lutz props.) " "It
" Jack's "off the market" slip, reminding us that he and C.C. Are still going strong.
You know a week without a new episode doesnt seem that bad until that new one comes along and you find yourself giggling chuckling and LOLing like a fool This weeks 30 Rock had so many fun lines my bullets may runneth a bit over and I left out at least 15 percent of themNow it has been revealed As edited out of my recent QA with Judah Friedlander Frank went gay for an episode I am not quite sure why NBC was so adamant that that not get out its not as if he actually had sex but I played nice I hope no one missed the little coda at the end with Frank dancing at the gay club but ultimately deciding it wasnt his thing A flamboyant fella then shouts good-bye to Sugar Bear only to get scolded by a peer for making em look badThe cougars storyline was a lot of fun because Liz is best when Liz is feeling awkward Her lame attempts at hipster lingo gellin like Magellan the references Jamie couldnt get the subplot with Jenna an