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30 Rock Episode: "The Baby Show"

Season 1, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: When ditzy receptionist Cerie (Katrina Bowden) spreads news of her engagement to a filthy rich Greek heir, Liz confronts her own marital and maternal status. Meanwhile, emotionally hardened Jack softens due to “mommy issues.” Dr. Leo Spaceman: Chris Parnell.
Original Air Date: Jan 4, 2007
Guest Cast Chris Parnell: Dr. Leo Spaceman
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Season 1, Episode 9
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Aired: 1/4/2007
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January 4, 2007: "This Is Not Toward!" Season 1, Episode 9

Oh, how I love impressionists. No, not the painters, but guys like Rich Little, Fred Travalena.... (Yeah, I'm old.) But back to my point, I was glad to see "TGS'" Josh get a story on this week's 30 Rock. Granted, Lonny Ross didn't appear to actually be "doing" Jack Donaghy/ Alec Baldwin, but his Tracy Morgan was pretty good (if not missing a few of the tonal spasms). This episode, at the risk of being the kind of warm/fuzzy TV that Seinfeld made an art of avoiding, had a theme of sorts: mothers. Liz, spurred on by the "insight" of Cerie, of all people - aka she who wants to name her someday-daughter Bookcase or Sandstorm (but not Hat, because that's obviously a boy's name) - now feels her maternal clock ticking. This elicits way, way too many babydaddy offers. (Judah, for one, can promise a child with "strong flat feet.") Jack, meanwhile, is trying to avoid the dreaded "407" call, meaning from his mother. Yes, the cocksure alpha dog has a mess of Mommy issues. Example: "She sent me to Vietnam to make a man out of me. I was 12." All told, a solid episode, if a bit too theme-y for my broad-sitcom liking. The bullets: - Judah, re: Cerie's engagement: "This isn't gonna change the way you dress, or eat lollipops, is it?" - Liz, squeezing Jack for a few budget bucks: " Dateline has jackets." - Tracy's own impression of Liz: "I like to wear men's shirts. I like to skateboard." Rivals his Cosby, yes? - Cerie on her whirlwind courtship: "It'll be two months in... three weeks." - Chris Parnell's Dr. Spaceman noting that not only is he a fertility specialist, but he also specializes in meth addiction and child psych. (Let's hope he has few crossover patients!) - Rachel Dratch's cat wrangler revealing to Liz, "Sometimes I watch you... watching [TV]." - Josh as Jack: "I keep pooping during sex," and promising Tracy an invisible motorcycle. - Jenna telling a tabloid her favorite book is the Koran, because "I just want to sound smart." - Jack re: Mom's indefatigability: "She will outlive you. She's like Castro." - And lastly, Liz on the makeup girl's kidnapped tot: "Anna calls her Isabelle, but I call her Nancy." Great coda with Kenneth and his own "mother." Question: Could it be "TGS'" Josh actually doing those Blockbuster-commercial voice-overs? show less
Oh how I love impressionists No not the painters but guys like Rich Little Fred Travalena Yeah Im old But back to my point I was glad to see TGS Josh get a story on this weeks 30 Rock Granted Lonny Ross didnt appear to actually be doing Jack DonaghyAlec Baldwin but his Tracy Morgan was pretty good if not missing a few of the tonal spasmsThis episode at the risk of being the kind of warmfuzzy TV that Seinfeld made an art of avoiding had a theme of sorts mothers Liz spurred on by the insight of Cerie of all people aka she who wants to name her someday-daughter Bookcase or Sandstorm but not Hat because thats obviously a boys name now feels her maternal clock ticking This elicits way way too many babydaddy offers Judah for one can promise a child with strong flat feet Jack meanwhile is trying to avoid the dreaded 407 call meaning from his mother Yes the cocksure alpha dog has a mess of Mommy issues Example She read more

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