30 Rock: Season 6, Episode 8

The Tuxedo Begins (16 Feb. 2012)

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Liz gets tired of enforcing rules and good manners around the city, so she decides to break them herself. Meanwhile, Jack decides to run for mayor after he is mugged, and Jenna and Paul fear their relationship has reached normalcy.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Rossitano (credit only)
Toofer (credit only)
Andre Ward ...
Sarah Schenkkan ...
Young Girl


Fed up with New York City after being mugged, Jack sets out to protect the safety of the city's elite by announcing his run for mayor. Meanwhile, Liz revels in sacrificing the good of the city to look out for her own interests, and Jenna and Paul are thrilled by the perversion of acting like a normal couple. Written by NBC Publicity

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The song that the young woman starts to sing throughout this episode (and which is sung in Spanish by a mariachi band over the closing credits) is "NYC" from the musical Annie. That the young woman is getting off a vintage Trailways bus the first time she starts to sing it is a parody of the section of "NYC" in which a character just named "Star-to-Be" sings, "NYC/Just got here this morning/Three bucks/Two bags/One me" - only instead of being an aspiring actress, the woman in this episode is an aspiring prostitute. See more »


Liz Lemon: You getting mugged just proves what I said to you on the phone. New York is a selfish, filth monster and it eventually gets all of us. It's Ghostbusters II all over again!
Jack Donaghy: No, me getting mugged is New York doing what she does best... calling a great man to action. It's the original Ghostbusters all over again!
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References Ghostbusters II (1989) See more »

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The Tuxedo Begins (#6.8)
17 December 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Jack gets mugged and now feels that everyone is against him because lower class doesn't want to help him. Liz is upset because the city doesn't seem to want to follow rules and decides to be against rules herself. Jenna and Paul feel that they found a new fetish called "normaling" while apparently they are just becoming a normal couple.

A great episode with a Batman feeling to it. Liz's character is absolutely awesome here. Nice acting! And the scene of her and Jack on the roof is beautiful.

What happened with Kenneth, I thought they will have him be in a new job while he still seems to be a page.

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