30 Rock (2006–2013)
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The Tuxedo Begins 

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 ...
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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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16 February 2012 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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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 Batman Begins (2005) See more »

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Jack gets mugged. Liz begins to break all of the rules. Jenna and Paul are worried that their relationship is becoming too normal.
12 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite, if not my favorite episode. Hilarious, I did not stop laughing. Liz Lemon is the best character ever created.

Jack wants to be mayor and "police the police" because he feels that no one cares about rich people unless they are rich too.

Liz Lemon travels around the city as an old lady, terrifying people and using this as a way to not follow the rules.

Jack becomes a Batman like character and Liz becomes The Joker. They end up facing off on the roof, which is probably my favorite scene.

I think the funniest parts of this show are when Jack and Liz are going back and forth. 30 Rock will forever be my favorite show. Tina Fey = genius.

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