30 Rock: Season 1, Episode 11

The Head and the Hair (18 Jan. 2007)

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Jenna and Liz meet two people working at NBC whom they call the head and the hair, because they don't know their names. Jenny sends Liz to ask the head for a date, but Liz ends up with the ... See full summary »

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Jenna and Liz meet two people working at NBC whom they call the head and the hair, because they don't know their names. Jenny sends Liz to ask the head for a date, but Liz ends up with the hair. Just for one day, Jack works for Kenneth and gets to know some of the uncomfortable work Kenneth has to go trough. Tracy realizes that his autobiography is due the next day and involves a main part of the staff in the writing process. Written by Anonymous

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Jack: This year I'll be a page for a day, and you'll be my boss.
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Jack: That's how the "Bottoms-Up" program works. I'm going to be your bottom Kenneth, and I want you to ride me as hard as you can.
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The one where Jack works for Kenneth
9 October 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Any episode of 30 Rock that allows Jack McBrayer to have a more prominent presence is always welcome. The Head and the Hair is such a show, having one of the program's smartest premises.

You see, there's a "Bottoms-Up" thing that's part of Jack's job: for one day, he'll be the NBC page, and Kenneth will get to boss him around as much as he likes. As Jack realizes he might have made a mistake, more hilarity ensues when Tracy remembers his autobiography is due in a few days and enlists the help of two writers. And as for the incident that inspired the episode's title, that would have to do with Liz and Jenna running into two cute guys whose names they don't know, therefore they are simply referred to as "the Head" and "the Hair".

Three utterly silly story lines (plus the game show gag in the last sequence), three comedic goldmines: Liz and Jenna - the usual must-see double act; Tracy - artful craziness; Jack and Kenneth - unadulterated genius, especially when the real page explains that "more than jazz, or musical theater, or morbid obesity, television is the true American art-form". Amen to that.


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