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Believe in the Stars 

Liz sits next to Oprah on her flight from Chicago to New York, Tracy and Jenna conduct a "social experiment" to settle a dispute, and Kenneth is disillusioned when he learns that some Olympic events were actually staged.

Director:

Don Scardino

Writers:

Tina Fey (created by), Robert Carlock | 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 (credit only)
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Katrina Bowden ... Cerie
Keith Powell ... Toofer
Kevin Dotcom Brown ... Dot Com (as Kevin Brown)
Grizz Chapman ... Grizz
Maulik Pancholy ... Jonathan
Oprah Winfrey ... Oprah Winfrey
Raven Goodwin ... Pam
Remy Auberjonois ... Tyler Brody
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Storyline

Liz sits next to Oprah on her flight from Chicago to New York, Tracy and Jenna conduct a "social experiment" to settle a dispute, and Kenneth is disillusioned when he learns that some Olympic events were actually staged.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

On June 22, 2020, NBCUniversal announced this would be one of four episodes of 30 Rock pulled from streaming services and syndication due to the use of black face. See more »

Goofs

When Jack bursts in on Tracy in his white woman make up, Tracy waves at him with a monster claw covering his right hand. Seconds before, when Liz pointed out that he was wearing the claw (which Tracy attributes to them running out of make up, since he insisted they also do his buttocks) it was on his left. When Tracy had walked up to Frank and Toofer earlier, there was make up on his right hand and he hid his left from view. See more »

Quotes

Kenneth Parcell: [Kenneth finds out NBC staged fake Olympic events] Was any of it real, Mr. Donaghy? Beer pong, jazzercise, women's soccer...
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Connections

References Boston Legal (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Lean on Me
(uncredited)
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Jane Krakowski and Tracy Morgan
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Best 30 Rock Episode Yet!
14 November 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the second episode of the third season of 30 Rock and as of this moment, this episode is the greatest episode of this series to grace our screen. It's incredibly hilarious, political-savvy, and it features the greatest guest star to be in this show yet, and that is Oprah Winfrey who successfully lampoons herself.

In this episode, "Believe in the Stars," Liz sits next to Oprah on the airplane as she flies from Chicago to New York City. Due to Jenna not receiving payment from working on Tracy's video game, she and Tracy begin a social experiment. Finally, Kenneth fells betrayed when he learns that the Olympics may be staged and that Jack may be heavily involved.

Overall, this is an incredible episode and it's one of those must-talk-about episodes. There are some revelations between Liz and Oprah which are just too funny. The best episode of this series to date. I rate this episode 10/10.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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