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Cutbacks 

Liz is willing to do anything to avoid cutbacks at T.G.S., while Jack is forced to fire his personal assistant and hire Kenneth as his part-time assistant.

Director:

Gail Mancuso

Writers:

Tina Fey (created by), Matt Hubbard | 3 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
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Katrina Bowden ... Cerie
Keith Powell ... Toofer
Lonny Ross ... Josh Girard
Kevin Brown ... Dot Com (credit only)
Grizz Chapman ... Grizz (credit only)
Maulik Pancholy ... Jonathan
Roger Bart ... Brad Halster
Don Pardo ... Sid
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Storyline

Liz is willing to do anything to avoid cutbacks at T.G.S., while Jack is forced to fire his personal assistant and hire Kenneth as his part-time assistant.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Tracy Jordan goes to Kenneth Parcell's apartment to feed his pet bird, a Dwight Schrute bobblehead doll is visible on one of his shelves, a reference to The Office (2005). See more »

Quotes

Kenneth Parcell: I feel like I'm in The Pelican Brief! Do I already know too much?
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Connections

References Batman (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Without You
(uncredited)
Written by Peter Ham and Tom Evans
Performed by Maulik Pancholy
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Rather Funny Episode!
9 December 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the seventeenth episode of the third season of 30 Rock and it's quite an enjoyable episode. It may not be as good or as funny as the previous two or three episodes, but it's still clever, often memorable, and funny enough. The subplots are good and my favorite one involves Kenneth, Jenna, and Tracy. Also this is a more realistic episode, because unfortunately cutbacks are just a part of business.

In this episode, "Cutbacks," the crew is celebrating their 50th show, but Liz gets bad news when she is forced to make budget cuts and will do everything she can to not make these hard decisions. Jack fires his personal assistant and he hires Kenneth to be his new assistant. Tracy and Jenna suspect that Kenneth may be a serial murderer.

Overall, this is a solid and often pretty funny episode. I loved the silly subplot involving Kenneth as a serial killer. It's something I cannot buy, but it was fun to watch. Not a bad episode. I rate this episode 9/10.


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