30 Rock Episodes

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30 Rock Season 3 episodes

Kidney Now! Season 3, Episode 22

Season 3 closes with Jack trying to connect with his biological father (Alan Alda), but the elder's health begins to suffer. Elsewhere, Liz gains fame as a relationship expert. Among the music artists appearing: Sheryl Crow; Mary J. Blige; Elvis Costello; Clay Aiken; and Adam Levine of Maroon 5. read more

Mamma Mia Season 3, Episode 21

With a reassuring push from Liz and Tracy, Jack begins a quest to find his real father. Meanwhile, Tracy presents his newfound illegitimate son to the "TGS" staffers, but Liz and Pete worry that the son has ulterior motives. And Jenna gets credit for one of Liz's ideas. Alan Alda and Steve Buscemi guest star. read more

30 Rock Episode Recap: "The Natural Order" Season 3, Episode 20

This week on NBC's 30 Rock, Liz and Tracy experimented with equality in the workplace, Jack's investigation of his mother's boyfriend led to a startling revelation and Jenna became a grandmother. Sort of. On with the recap!

Wow, between cable TV snafus, vacations and covering the Grey's-yard shift last week, it feels like the last time I recapped the Rock, Rachel Dratch was ... read more

30 Rock Episode Recap: "The Ones" Season 3, Episode 19

Thursday's 30 Rock is about Jack, Jenna and Tracy realizing that they've found their perfect mates: "the ones." Jack wants to propose to Elisa, but she has a secret. Jenna wants to reconnect with her one heterosexual fan, even it means killing Kenneth in the process. And Tracy has a terrible secret as well: He's faithful to his wife.

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30 Rock Episode Recap: "Jackie Jormp-Jomp" Season 3, Episode 18

On Thursday's 30 Rock, Liz explores the world outside of TGS and finds a group of ladies who lunch —and punch. Meanwhile, Jack fakes Jenna's death to promote her struggling Janis Joplin biopic (she's now called Jackie Jormp-Jomp), and Tracy mediates a lover's quarrel among Dotcom, Kenneth and a TGS dancer named Daphne.

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30 Rock Episode Recap: "Cutbacks" Season 3, Episode 17

On Thursday's 30 Rock, it's the 50th episode of TGS with Tracy Jordan — hooray! — and to celebrate, parent company Sheinhardt Wigs announces its first quarterly loss since the Civil War, so it's time for cutbacks — the opposite of hooray! "The days of wild Coke parties are over," Jack tells Liz, and yes, he does mean the soda. Jack even had to fire his devoted assistant Jonathan (the very funny Maulik Pancholy), who greets the news by crooning Jack a few farewell verses of "Without You." (warning: disturbing YouTube link). Hilariously, Kenneth is reassigned to replace him. "I feel like I'm in The Pelican Brief," he enthuses (which becomes the night's recurring arbitrary film reference since it's on everyone's mind because Showtime is running it a lot lately). read more

30 Rock Episode Discussion: "Apollo, Apollo" Season 3, Episode 16

This week on NBC's 30 Rock, Jack's 50th birthday prompts him to recreate one of his happiest moments as a boy, Dennis "The Beeper King" comes clean to Liz about an addiction (stirring up drama between Liz and Jenna), and Kenneth and Pete conspire to make Tracy's childhood dream come true.

It all sounds very funny, and I am sure it was, but ... read more

30 Rock Episode Recap: "The Bubble" Season 3, Episode 15

This week on NBC's 30 Rock, Liz learns that her perfect boyfriend has been living in a perfectly absurd reality, and Jack botches Tracy's contract talks. And now, as the French say, "Giddybon bejoo do voojah" ("On with the recap!")

I don't know how this is hitting Liz only now, but the crux of this episode revolves around the realization that Drew (Jon Hamm) skates through life - and obliviously at that - on his stupendously good looks. Strangers pay him compliments, Calvin Klein offers him jobs, hostesses rush him tables and women hire him as a tennis pro even though he profoundly sucks at the sport.

I must be honest, and I'll preface this with the usual "I love 30 Rock deeply and was one of its very first champions" asterisk: This A-story was ridiculous ... read more

30 Rock Episode Recap: "The Funcooker" Season 3, Episode 14

This week on NBC's 30 Rock, with Liz on jury duty, Jack enlisted the "TGS" writers to name a new product, Tracy tested TV's boundaries, and Jenna used an experimental drug to stay awake. Here now, the recap!

Poor Liz. Just as she launches her (latest) campaign to take charge of her life and start anew "like a phoenix rising from the ashes," she gets mowed down by a bike messenger, summoned to jury duty and slapped with a PR crisis caused by ... read more

30 Rock Episode Recap: "Goodbye, My Friend" Season 3, Episode 13

This week on NBC's 30 Rock, baby-crazy Liz pursued a pregnant girl's Dunkin' munchkin, things got Harry as Jack took Frank under his wing, and Jenna struggled to share the birthday spotlight with Tracy. Ready, set, recap!

OK, this was a better show than last week's, thanks in large part to two things. One, when the show latches onto something obscure-ish yet vaguely memorable — e.g. Harry and the Hendersons —that's always fun, especially when it helps drive home a message. (And a drop-by from the film's star never hurts!) Secondly, I personally am a big fan of the B-stories that play off of Jenna's selfishness ... read more

30 Rock Episode Recap: "Larry King" Season 3, Episode 12

This week on NBC's 30 Rock, Tracy's visit to Larry King Live managed to put Liz's life - and Jack's love life - in jeopardy.

Yeah, so ... this week's episode was pretty blah. Something about it just seemed drab and lifeless, as if the writers and cast were in a mad dash to break for Christmas. Still, let's talk about what went down.

The linchpin for this episode is Tracy's appearance on Larry King Live, which innocently (if randomly) enough starts with ... read more

30 Rock Episode Recap: "St. Valentine's Day" Season 3, Episode 11

This week on 30 Rock, Liz and Dr. Baird, Jack and Elisa, and Kenneth and the prettiest, blindest girl ever went on strange Valentine's dates. Here now the recap!

So, Liz lands her date with Jon Hamm's Dr. Baird, only to have it take a cue from CBS' Worst Week when mishap after mortifying mishap befells our poor heroine. First, in the midst of what was touted as a "very interesting" story of how she was born on the Maryland-Pennsylvania border, Liz's boob ... read more

Generalissimo Season 3, Episode 10

Liz discovers that her new neighbor (Jon Hamm) is a handsome, newly single doctor, but the romantically luckless lass fumbles in her efforts to win his favor. Meanwhile, Jack continues to woo Elisa (Salma Hayek) and tries to impress her grandmother, but his stunning likeness to a Spanish soap villain doesn't help matters. Then there's Tracy, who parties with the new interns but can't measure up to their hard-carousing ways. read more

Retreat to Move Forward Season 3, Episode 9

A nervous Jack coaxes Liz into going to a corporate retreat with him. Meanwhile, Jenna prepares for her role as rock icon Janis Joplin by employing method-acting techniques---with help from Frank. And Kenneth sets out to show Tracy that diet has an impact on diabetes. read more

Flu Shot Season 3, Episode 8

When the flu quickly spreads around 30 Rock, Liz works to ensure that the staffers receive their shots. Administering the vaccinations: Dr. Spaceman (Chris Parnell). Meanwhile, Elisa (Salma Hayek) is busy and overworked, but that doesn't stop Jack from using novel approaches to spend time with her. read more

Senor Macho Solo Season 3, Episode 7

Liz's quest to have a baby takes a peculiar turn when she grows attracted to a new fellow (Peter Dinklage). And Jack's a busy man: He woos his mother's nurse (Salma Hayek); helps Jenna score a role as Janis Joplin; and gives marriage pointers to Tracy and his wife (Sherri Shepherd). read more

Christmas Special Season 3, Episode 6

When her parents ditch her during the holidays, a lonely Liz devotes herself to a charity program. Meanwhile, Jack's highly anticipated holiday plans are scratched, and he takes out his frustrations on the crew. And the staffers must drop all their plans to produce a Christmas special. Elaine Stritch guest stars. read more

Reunion Season 3, Episode 5

Jack cajoles a reluctant Liz to attend her high-school reunion. Meanwhile, GE bigwig Don Geiss (Rip Torn), roused from his prolonged coma, delivers a stunning CEO announcement. Shocked by the news, Jack vents by accompanying Liz to her reunion. read more

Gavin Volure Season 3, Episode 4

Jack and Liz visit Gavin Volure (Steve Martin), a colorful businessman who has a confidential business proposal---and who promptly falls for Liz. Meanwhile, Tracy fears that his children have concocted sinister plans against him. read more

The One With the Cast of Night Court Season 3, Episode 3

Liz and Jenna receive a visit from their pal (Jennifer Aniston), a romantic prowler who sets her sights on landing Jack. Meanwhile, new page uniforms depress Kenneth, so Tracy tries to raise his spirits with a surprise involving the "Night Court" cast. Appearing: Harry Anderson, Markie Post and Charlie Robinson. read more

Believe in the Stars Season 3, Episode 2

When Liz is assigned a seat next to Oprah Winfrey (playing herself) on an airplane, she hounds the sage talk-show host for personal advice. Meanwhile, a feuding Tracy and Jenna switch roles to determine whose life is harder; and Jack's value system is tested by Kenneth and an Olympics debacle. read more

Do-over Season 3, Episode 1

In the Season 3 opener, Liz hopes to adopt a child, but first she must impress an adoption evaluator (Megan Mullally). Meanwhile, a demoted Jack tangles yet again with nemesis Devin Banks (Will Arnett) as he tries to climb back up the corporate ladder at 30 Rock. read more

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