On this episode of 30 Rock, Floyd returns and breaks some big news to Liz. Meanwhile, Jack and Danny team up to pull off a prank, and Tracy and Jenna both have dreams about Kenneth.
Liz, I honestly feel bad for you this time — you just can't seem to catch a break. I found myself both weirded out, and for the first time, feeling sorry for our female star. One thing I noticed is that duos were huge in this chapter. So, I shall recap the happenings in pairs.
Liz and Floyd
This week, Liz's old (and favorite) boyfriend Floyd gives her a random call when he arrives in town. She agrees to meet him for dinner, and she is excited for the possibility of a rekindled romance. The day before her date, she flips on the television, and finds him on the Today show's marriage contest and is beyond shocked. It looks as if her dream man is already tied down. She is confused, but goes to the dinner in order to find out some answers. She begins to get angry at him and encourages him to order the fish, which gave her food poisoning three times prior. He does, and surprisingly, it contains Jack Daniels, which completely intoxicates him. He goes on a drunken rant in the restaurant, and it even continues on the Today show. He eventually apologizes, and Liz also apologizes to both him and his fiancé Katelyn. In a twist of fate, Katelyn asks Liz to be a participant in the wedding, and she agrees. What a 180 that weekend took.
Jack and Danny
After Danny receives a Juno nomination alongside a Full House star (guess who), the writers of TGS get jealous of his success and plan to sabotage him by writing a negative and revealing article that will accompany his press packet. After Danny brings the upsetting article to Jack, they realize that they have been duped. To get back, they create a duo, known as the "Silver Panthers" and devise a plan, full of fake news broadcasts, slamming doors, fake gas, and a scheme to have the nerdy writers strip into their underwear. It works, and the TGS Dancers see the unfortunately ugly men naked. More back and forth ensues, as Frank and Twofer make Jack uncomfortable by saying his secret society's code word. Jack counters with a video of him and Danny in Frank's mother's house. That seems to be the final straw, and the feud ends. One for the Panthers, none for the nerds.
Tracy and Jenna
Because Pete believes Tracy and Jenna will have a panic attack due to Danny's success, he comes up with an idea to have plastic moldings made up of their heads, which will keep them silent and in a room for at least 12 hours. To make things even more uncomfortable, he puts Kenneth in the room with them, and he tells rambling stories for the entire duration. After the process is finished, both Tracy and Jenna have sexual dreams involving Kenneth, and they are frightened to death. After the dreams keep occurring from night to night, they decide to kill Ken in their dreams. After mistaking the next morning for a dream, they realize that they were successful in getting the NBC page out of their heads, and they are cured. Nice one, actors. They actually did something right for once! However, in the clip at the end of the broadcast, Pete is the final one to have the dream, and it is full of Kenneth wearing a Speedo with the NBC logo while Liz slaps him in a very sexual way. Guess the Kenneth dreams are plentiful in Rockefeller Center.
All in all, this episode really didn't do it for me. I didn't really laugh out loud much, and the cameo from one of my favorite SNL players came off a bit forced. I prefer a Jon Hamm to a Floyd any day. The one thing that did amuse me was how far Jack McBreyer is willing to go for comedy. At one point, the actor was shirtless, wearing a bow-tie around his neck while stripping and revealing a Speedo. Kudos, dude. That will be one moment I will remember for a long time (hopefully I won't dream of him tonight like the others, though.)
Until next week, be like Liz and join K-Date, the personal service brought to you by the Kraft Food Service. I will be OreoLuuver321, and ladies, I'm single!
On this episode of 30 Rock, Floyd returns and breaks some big news to Liz. Meanwhile, Jack and Danny team up to pull off a prank, and Tracy and Jenna both have dreams about Kenneth...