30 Rock: Season 1, Episode 12

Black Tie (1 Feb. 2007)

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Jack asks Liz to accompany him to a very classy event, which leads to the assumption that this will be a date. Jack first tells her it is not a date until they meet his ex-wife at the party... See full summary »



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Jack asks Liz to accompany him to a very classy event, which leads to the assumption that this will be a date. Jack first tells her it is not a date until they meet his ex-wife at the party and Jack introduces Liz as his girlfriend. Jenna sneaks herself into the party, because she wants to meet the Austrian Highness, whose birthday is celebrated at the party. Tracy uses the NBC office as a party spot and invites some female dancers over. One of the dancers tries to seduce Pete into cheating on his wife and he even thinks about doing so. Kenneth tries to stop him. Written by Anonymous

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The production crew called the episode "Goodbye America," as they feared cancellation of the show while filming it. See more »


Even though the birthday party is stated taking place at the Pierre Hotel, the exteriors are all of the St. Regis Hotel. See more »


Jack Donaghy: [regarding the physical deformities of Prince Gerhardt] Most people in his situation would be angry with his family for the centuries of inbreeding, but not Gerhardt. He's too busy trying to stave off infection.
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Spoofs Pretty Woman (1990) See more »


30 Rock Theme Song
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By Far, The Best Episode!
31 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The twelfth episode in season one of 30 Rock is what I would like to call a comedic masterpiece. This is by far, the best episode of season one because of it's sheer brilliance and several outstanding cameos by Isabella Rossellini and Paul Reubens. It's very funny and incredibly funny and that all adds up to a wonderful time!

In this episode, "Black Tie," Jack invites Liz to a formal party celebrating the birthday of an Austrian prince, but he tells her it's not a date....until they see his ex-wife. Meanwhile, Tracy uses the studio for a party hangout and tries to convince Pete to cheat on his wife.

Overall, a very funny episode and it's about as perfect as you can get and it's the high point of an already-funny series. The banter between Baldwin and Rossellini as well as Fay is worth your time and attention. I rate this episode 10/10.

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