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"30 Rock" Hiatus (2007)

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30 Rock: Season 1: Episode 21 -- With the end of 'TGS' season near, Liz and the cast face decisions that rock the show in the season finale; Emmy Winners Sean Hayes, Elaine Stritch and Chris Parnell Guest-Star.


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26 April 2007 (Season 1, Episode 21)
Tracy goes AWOL before the final show to avoid the "Black Crusaders," but Kenneth reveals that he's actually staying with his cousin. Meanwhile, the pressure of his imminent wedding and a visit by his mother lands Jack in the hospital. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Don Scardino 
Writing credits
Tina Fey (created by)

Tina Fey (written by)

Produced by
JoAnn Alfano .... executive producer
Brett Baer .... co-executive producer
Jack Burditt .... co-executive producer
Irene Burns .... co-producer
Robert Carlock .... executive producer
Jennifer Danielson .... associate producer
Tina Fey .... executive producer
Dave Finkel .... co-executive producer
Matt Hubbard .... co-producer
Marci Klein .... executive producer
Jerry Kupfer .... producer
Lorne Michaels .... executive producer
David Miner .... executive producer
Jeff Richmond .... producer
John Riggi .... co-executive producer
Diana Schmidt .... co-producer
Andrew Singer .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jeff Richmond 
Cinematography by
Vanja Cernjul (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Doug Abel 
Casting by
Jennifer McNamara 
Production Design by
Teresa Mastropierro 
Keith Raywood  (as Keith Ian Raywood)
Art Direction by
Nicholas Lundy  (as Nick Lundy)
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Greenberg 
Costume Design by
Tom Broecker 
Makeup Department
Guy Bayo .... hair stylist
Richard F. Esposito .... hair stylist (as Richard Esposito)
Jeong-Hwa Fonkalsrud .... make-up
Annette Meeks .... key makeup
Duane Moody .... hair stylist
Clariss Morgan .... key hair stylist
James Sarzotti .... head makeup artist
Carla Antonino .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Brad Carpenter .... post-production supervisor
Diana Schmidt .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert C. Albertell .... first assistant director (as Robert Albertell)
Vanessa Hoffman .... second assistant director
Art Department
Thomas Costabile .... construction coordinator (as Tom Costabile)
Kevin Ladson .... property master (as Kevin C. Ladson)
Sheila Bock .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Anya Lebow .... set dresser (uncredited)
Eric M. Metzger .... props (uncredited)
Jeff Naparstek .... set dresser (uncredited)
Eric Pastore .... assistant on-set dresser (uncredited)
Garry Pastore .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
James Pesce .... leadman (uncredited)
William Valentin .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Selina van den Brink .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Greg Voth .... graphic artist: props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tony Pipitone .... re-recording mixer
Griffin Richardson .... sound mixer
Christina Faist-Glass .... sound studio manager (uncredited)
Chris Fondulas .... boom operator (uncredited)
Bill Marino .... sound re-recording mixer: dialogue (uncredited)
Dow McKeever .... foley editor (uncredited)
Bryant Musgrove .... boom operator (uncredited)
James David Redding III .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Murray .... visual effects
Jared Burke .... stunt double: Jack McBrayer (uncredited)
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Agliata .... camera operator
Matthew Clark .... camera operator (as Matt Clark)
Tim Davies .... rigging grip
Ray Flynn .... rigging electric
Mark Schwentner .... gaffer
Paul Wachter .... key grip
Cesar Baptista .... best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
Jonathan Beck .... focus puller (uncredited)
Autumn Eakin .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Amy Albano Jachyra .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Thomas McGrath Woods .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Christopher Piazza .... film loader (uncredited)
Chris Rosen .... electrician (uncredited)
R. Samul .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Katja Blichfeld .... casting associate
Barbara McNamara .... extras casting director
Rori Bergman .... casting assistant (uncredited)
John Girod .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alethea McElroy .... key costumer
Tim McKelvey .... costume supervisor
Chris Ann Pappas .... assistant costume designer
Marianne Denning .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Kisner .... costume coordinator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Elizabeth Merrick .... assistant editor
Alex Minnick .... assistant editor
Bobbie Thomas .... colorist
Andrea B. Scott .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Ellen Tam .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Location Management
Chris George .... location manager
Matthew Bernstein .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
John Henry .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tom Leavey .... transportation captain
Bobby Marsh .... transportation co-captain (as Robert Marsh)
Other crew
Donna Cipriani .... production accountant
Claire Cowperthwaite .... script supervisor
Vanessa Macedo .... production secretary
William Sell .... production office coordinator (as Bill Sell)
Amyjoy Clark .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
J. John Corbett .... title designer (uncredited)
Blake Drummond .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Stephen Lippross .... first assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Derek Peterson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Sgalambro .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christina Walker .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

22 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Colleen Donaghy refers to Liz as "Shark Eyes" - earlier in the season Jack says that he likes Liz's "Black Shark's Eyes".See more »
Colleen Donaghy:Tell him his mother's here. And she loves him. But not in a queer way.See more »
Movie Connections:
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"And she loves him. But not in a queer way", 16 October 2008
Author: Max_cinefilo89 from Italy

Hiatus, the first season finale of 30 Rock, is as clever a sample of metatelevison as there ever will be: a finale about a finale (kind of a reversal of Seinfeld's fourth year, which ended with an episode centered around a television pilot).

The episode begins in an unprecedented way for 20-minute comedy shows (minus the occasional two-part story on Friends): Kenneth says "Previously on 30 Rock" and we see the events from the previous show that made Tracy go in hiding after he thought the Black Crusaders were coming after him. He's now being "protected" by Kenneth's cousin Jesse (Sean Hayes), who quickly turns all Annie Wilkes on the poor comedian.

Meanwhile, panic abounds over at NBC, since they still have one episode of TGS to air before the summer hiatus and Tracy has to be in it. The stressful situation isn't doing much good for Jack's health, which gets even worse when his mother Colleen (Elaine Stritch) comes for a visit and expresses reservations about his new fiancée Phoebe (Emily Mortimer).

The brilliance in Tina Fey's writing is all the more obvious with this episode, which reflects her real-life concerns: just like Liz must find a satisfying conclusion for the 2006-2007 season of TGS, she needed a finale that would keep fans waiting for the second series. She pulls it off artfully with the usual string of quotable lines and self-referential insanity, with the addition of two guest stars whose comedic ability few would question: Hayes, always the funniest thing in NBC's hit Will & Grace, has the same flamboyant charm here, with an added hint of madness, while Stritch, who won an Emmy for her performance (bravo!), gives Alec Baldwin a run for his money with a portrayal that matches all the ghastly things we've heard about the character in previous episodes.

In short: an artistic triumph. Oh, and still very, very funny.

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