30 Rock (2006–2013)
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Pilot 

Liz Lemon is called upstairs to meet the new network exec, Jack Donaghy, who instructs her to hire movie star Tracy Jordan to draw a young male audience to 'The Girlie Show'.

Director:

Adam Bernstein

Writers:

Tina Fey (created by), Tina Fey
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon
Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan
Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney
Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell
Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Rachel Dratch ... Greta Johansen
Keith Powell ... Toofer
Lonny Ross ... Josh
Maulik Pancholy ... Jonathan
Katrina Bowden ... Cerie
Tom Broecker ... Lee
Teddy Coluca ... Stage Manager
Gary Cowling ... Tourist
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Storyline

Liz Lemon is called upstairs to meet the new network exec, Jack Donaghy, who instructs her to hire movie star Tracy Jordan to draw a young male audience to 'The Girlie Show'.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

This episode was used for Emmy submission for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Tracy Morgan in 2007. See more »

Goofs

When Liz (Tina Fey) mentions that actor Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) is crazy, a clip of Jordan is shown with him wearing just underwear on Los Angeles' famous 405 freeway. However, all the license plates on the vehicles are New Jersey plates. See more »

Quotes

Liz Lemon: Where's Gary?
Jack: [Kicks down door and enters room] Gary's dead. I'm Jack Donaghy. New VP of development for NBC/GE/Universal/Kmart.
Pete: Oh, we own Kmart now?
Jack: No. So why are you dressed like we do?
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Connections

Version of 30 Rock: Unaired Pilot (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

30 Rock Theme Song
Written by Jeff Richmond
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A Decent Start!
11 August 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

I hear that 30 Rock is a pretty funny show with a solid cast. I knew that it had always been consistently nominated for awards, so I decided to check this show out. This first episode is not bad. I found it to be amusing and somewhat funny. I could have used more laughs, but some of the jokes are quite good.

We meet Liz for the first time working as an NBC producer for the show, "The Girlie Show." She meets her new boss Jack and he wants her to try to get a famous, if not somewhat crazy actor, Tracy to be on their show in order to draw in the 18-34 male demographic.

This show has a very talented cast. Tiny Fey is usually quite funny, even though she wasn't here. Alec Baldwin is the man and I loved his performance. Some people may find Tracy Morgan annoying, but he had some wicked one-liners in this pilot.

Overall, this is a decent beginning to the episode. I'm hearing the future episodes get better so I'm excited for the show. I rate this episode 8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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