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2006, TV Show

30 Rock Episode: "Succession"

Season 2, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: High-profile corporate changes are in the air when chairman Don Geiss (Rip Torn) reveals that Jack will be his successor instead of Jack's nemesis, Devin Banks (Will Arnett). But unforeseen health issues could change all that. Meanwhile, Tracy believes that his showbiz career embarrasses his son. Chris Parnell also guest stars.
Original Air Date: Apr 24, 2008
Guest Cast Rip Torn: Don Geiss Marceline Hugot: Kathy Geiss Will Arnett: Devin Banks Chris Parnell
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Aired: 4/24/2008
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"Succession" Season 2, Episode 13

Hey guys! Matt's on a very well-deserved vacation with his family, so I'm (Erin Fox) filling in this week. I'm a huge 30 Rock fan and hope I fulfill all your recap expectations. The episode, I think, was funnier upon second viewing this morning. I had written down a ton of one-liners before the 11-minute mark. Basically, the episode had two main stories: 1) Don Geiss chose Jack to be his successor (finally!) over Devon Banks (Will Arnett) who is marrying his fiftysomething, mute, asexual daughter. 2) Tracy's son is too embarassed to ask him to "Take Your Dad to School Day," so he decides to leave him a proper legacy: A video game about porn. Arnett is hilarious as Jack's nemesis once again. And Liz, sporting a Flock of Seagulls "corporate" hairdo to match her new gig (courtesy of Jack), abandons her staff to support Jack as the new CEO. However, before he can be officially named, Geiss falls into a diabetic coma, and Banks gets Geiss' daughter named as CEO instead. Well played, Banks. Well played. Bullet time! " "I'd have my assistant sit on his naughty stool if he didn't enjoy it so much." " Geiss has diabetes and can't believe his baby girl is getting married. Cut to the florist shop where Banks (Will Arnet) stares down a hot guy and says, "Fire Island, really? I'd love to come out... fight the surf together, light a fire, check each other for ticks." Kathy Geiss is in the background and eats one of the flowers. Ha! " Jack: "The head of the stress ball division hanged himself." " Jack bursts into tears, "Oh happy day!" Don: "You get one cry in life, you've chosen well!" " Jack: "When will this be made public sir? I want my mother to find out before she dies so she can go to her grave a defeated woman." " Liz: (to Frank) "Idiot, with your stupid face! You look like Gene Simmons had sex with a basset hound!" " Frank: "First of all, the subject of the email was 'Check this out' ...you expect me not to click on that?" " Tracy: "Tracy Jr. left his music stick at home." Grizz: ("That's) His flute." " Kenneth: "Everyone knows the only thing we should be ashamed of is our bodies." " Tracy: "I have to do something important so that my children will respect me... like become a senator or a wizard." Grizz: "Or, you can open a school in Africa like Oprah did." Tracy: "Everybody calm down!!!" " Liz (eating Cheetos and reading about Gorillas in the jungle... her dream job): "Oh Jack, I was just reading about Gorilla researchers for a sketch we're doing making fun of them... for devoting their lives to the jungle and its noble inhabitants." " Jack: "Hugging... so ethnic." " Jack: "Geiss has stacked the board of directors with the most reliable collection of sychophantic yes-men this side of an Al Franken book signing: His golf cronies, his army buddies, a collection of unemployable family members and his hunting dogs (two chocolate labs)." " Jack: "Why do I smell self tanning cream and teeth whitener? (Enter Arnett) Banks!" " Jack: "Devon... once they cast Clay Aiken in Spamalot, I knew it was only a matter of time before you showed up here." " (Re: Creating porn video game)Frank: "The world's greatest perverts have tried: Walt Disney, Larry Flynt, the Japanese... it can't be done." " Banks: "That was so easy. Like taking candy from one of those guys who hands out candy at a gay night club." " Liz attacks Banks with her tongue to capture it on the security camera... so it looks like he's cheating on Kathy. " The animation chart " Tracy: "I was born to design a video game with characters getting with each other for points. My genius will not be denied. I'm like Mozart. you're that guy that was always jealous of Mozart!" " Cue the classical music; a spoof of Amadeus. " Liz: "To get through it (licking Banks), I pretended he was a sandwich." " Jack: "Business drunk... it's like rich drunk, either way it's legal to drive." " Tracy: "My genius has come alive! I see erotica in everything... the cup, this table... even you, Kenneth!" Kenneth: "Well, I am wearing a cuffed trouser today." " Liz: "(Banks is) like me yesterday, I hate him. Jack: I kind of feel sorry for him... Liz: Got your period?" (She hands Jack a tampon and he puts it in his jacket pocket). " Liz: "Blurg!" " Banks: "Go ahead, rub it in my face." Jack: "Normally I'd say, 'I bet you'd like that', but today I won't." " Dr. (Chris parnell) comes in slow motion wearing a cape to music. " Banks convinces the board to hire Kathy Geiss as CEO What was your favorite line/moment? Use our Online Video Guide to watch full episodes of 30 Rock. show less
Hey guys Matts on a very well-deserved vacation with his family so Im Erin Fox filling in this week Im a huge 30 Rock fan and hope I fulfill all your recap expectations The episode I think was funnier upon second viewing this morning I had written down a ton of one-liners before the 11-minute markBasically the episode had two main stories 1 Don Geiss chose Jack to be his successor finally over Devon Banks Will Arnett who is marrying his fiftysomething mute asexual daughter 2 Tracys son is too embarassed to ask him to Take Your Dad to School Day so he decides to leave him a proper legacy A video game about porn Arnett is hilarious as Jacks nemesis once again And Liz sporting a Flock of Seagulls corporate hairdo to match her new gig courtesy of Jack abandons her staff to support Jack as the new CEO However before he can be officially named Geiss falls into a diabetic coma and Banks gets Geiss daughter named as CEO instead Well played Banks read more

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