30 Rock: Season 5, Episode 9

Chain Reaction of Mental Anguish (2 Dec. 2010)

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Jack tries to help Tracy after he helps his "son" finance an ill-conceived theme restaurant, Liz turns to Kenneth as a relationship therapist, and Jenna thinks her boyfriend may pop an important question to her.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Hornberger (credit only)
Frank Rossitano (credit only)
Toofer (credit only)
Ben Cook ...
Jeff Magnussen ...


Jack recommends that Liz start seeing a therapist when she worries that Carol is getting bored with their relationship. In an attempt to take Jack's advice, Liz begins talking to Kenneth about her problems. Jack also finds himself caught up in one of Tracy's schemes when Tracy tries to convince him to invest in his son's theme restaurant in Times Square. Meanwhile, Jenna and Paul celebrate their six month anniversary. Written by NBC Publicity

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2 December 2010 (USA)  »

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When Kenneth brings Liz the message from her airline pilot boyfriend, Carol, he tells her it is a message from "Captain Burnett." So the character Matt Damon plays is named "Carol Burnett." See more »


Jenna Maroney: Liz, last night was a disaster. And not the good kind where I get to sing at a benefit.
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I love this episode. It's one of the more psychologically involved ones. It's super fast paced. But it uses a flawed joke formula. While exemplifying a sheltered experience using mispronounced words is a tried & true comedic vehicle, mispronouncing words you hear is only funny with a foreign accent. If Jenna had been reading a note with the word suburb and pronounced it "soobarb" it would have been funny. And maybe that would have been funny if Paul spoke like that but he doesn't. So it wasn't. I hate that I notice logic errors like that coz it diminishes my escapism but I do. According to rules I need one more sentence.

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