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The Funcooker 

Jack gets the writers to come up with a name for GE's new pocket microwave, Liz unsuccessfully tries to get out of jury duty, Dr. Spaceman gives Jenna pills to help her stay awake, and Tracy deliberately tries to get fined by the FCC.

Director:

Ken Whittingham

Writers:

Tina Fey (created by), Donald Glover | 4 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Katrina Bowden ... Cerie
Keith Powell ... Toofer
Maulik Pancholy ... Jonathan
Lonny Ross ... Josh Girard
Chris Parnell ... Dr. Leo Spaceman
Jackie Hoffman ... Rochelle Gaulke
Nancy O'Dell ... Nancy O'Dell
John Lutz ... J.D. Lutz
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Storyline

Jack gets the writers to come up with a name for GE's new pocket microwave, Liz unsuccessfully tries to get out of jury duty, Dr. Spaceman gives Jenna pills to help her stay awake, and Tracy deliberately tries to get fined by the FCC.

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st. patrick's day | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In Douglas Adams radio show The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent pulls scrabble tiles out of a bag to come up with the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, much as Jack pulls scrabble tiles out of a bag to name his mini microwave. The scene also features in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Episode #1.6 (1981). See more »

Quotes

Jack Donaghy: Most of that time has been spent trying to come up with a hip, edgy name that would appeal to the marketing holy trinity: college students, the morbidly obese, and homosexuals.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

30 Rock Theme
Written by Jeff Richmond
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One of My Favorites!
2 December 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the fourteenth episode of the third season of 30 Rock and it is an absolute gem. All the subplots are excellent, and every single joke works. My favorite joke involves the use of Scrabble letters and that joke alone provided enough laughs to last a lifetime. The screenplay is great, and as always: the acting is excellent.

In this episode, "The Funcooker," Liz has to go to jury duty and she sympathizes with the defendant as they both suffer from the same work problems. Meanwhile, Jack has all the writers coming up with a name for the new pocket microwave. Jenna is prescribed these drugs which keeps her awake all night and day. Tracy is fined for cursing on live TV.

Overall, this is a beauty and one of 30 Rock's best episodes. I loved all the jokes and the spoofs, especially the one involving Liz as Princess Leia. This is one instant classic. I rate this episode 10/10.


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