30 Rock: Season 3, Episode 6

Christmas Special (11 Dec. 2008)

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Liz has to spend Christmas without her family for the first time in her life. As compensation she participates in a 'Letters to Santa' charity program and buys presents for poor children. ... See full summary »

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Liz has to spend Christmas without her family for the first time in her life. As compensation she participates in a 'Letters to Santa' charity program and buys presents for poor children. Jack accidentally hits his mother with his car just before leaving to Rio. Now stuck with her in New York, he decides to force the cast of TGS into putting on a live Christmas Eve special so at least he won't have to go home. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Frank's hat reads 'Foley Artist', making it go well with his t-shirt, one of professional wrestler Cactus Jack, real name Mick Foley. See more »

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When Liz Lemon visits the neighborhood for the second time and offers tickets for the Live Christmas, in one shot her lips and audio are not synchronized. See more »

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Liz Lemon: Hey, you don't know the Post Master General, do you?
Jack: I do, but we had a falling out over the Jerry Garcia stamp. I mean, if I want to lick a hippie, I'll just return Joan Baez's phone calls.
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The Christmas Song
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Written by Mel Tormé
Performed by Jane Krakowski, Alec Baldwin and Elaine Stritch
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Christmas Special (#3.6)
27 November 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

And it is Christmas time again! Jack runs over his mother with a car and has to take care of her, she really drives him crazy so he arranges a Christmas Special for his show to be away from her. On the contrary Liz's family decides not to celebrate Christmas with her, so she goes for the Secret Santa program.

It is always great so see Jack's mom. Elaine Stritch and Alec Baldwin on screen together are priceless.Loved their arguments as well as the nice exchange at the end. And the fact that she was putting out to get toys for her kids is a great addition to the episode and their mother son relationship.

Again we see a bit of the selfish/evil Liz as she ends up telling the poor boys that there is no Santa. Very funny part.


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