30 Rock (2006–2013)
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Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy 

Jack learns that the villain in Tracy's new movie is based on him, Liz lets Hazel be her assistant after her bunion surgery, and Jenna tries to be supportive and listen to Kenneth.


Don Scardino


Tina Fey (created by), Luke Del Tredici

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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 / Leslie van Vondervant
Keith Powell ... Toofer (credit only)
Kristen Schaal ... Hazel Wassername
Alan Gilbert Alan Gilbert ... Alan Gilbert
Robert Carlock ... German Lawyer
Zoya Bacai Zoya Bacai ... Virginia
Zuri Bacai Zuri Bacai ... Virginia
Matthew Porter ... Stage Manager
De'Adre Aziza ... Trene


Jack learns that the villain in Tracy's new movie is based on him, Liz lets Hazel be her assistant after her bunion surgery, and Jenna tries to be supportive and listen to Kenneth.

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Release Date:

15 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


To escalate the competition between Tracy and Jack in this episode, Tracy gives a large donation to the New York Philharmonic so that they will substitute the theme to "Sanford and Son" for their usual classical music program at a concert that Jack is attending. Philharmonic musical director Alan Gilbert appears in this scene as himself. Alec Baldwin, who plays Jack, is in his real life the host of the radio program "New York Philharmonic This Week"; in mid-2012, New York Philharmonic announced they had received a $1 million donation from Baldwin. See more »


When Hazel throws Liz's wheelchair against the wall, Liz's door is closed, but after she breaks the wheelchair, the door is open. See more »


References Teletubbies (1997) See more »


Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)
Composed by Quincy Jones
Hummed by Alec Baldwin
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24 November 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

30 Rock

With a sensational triumph of six Golden Globes, 30 Rock is undeniably critics' choice and the buzz pays off with Fey; the creator, at the heart of it, whose vision is crystal clear and on the mark. It is a single camera sitcom about a writer of a TV Show and the behind-the-camera chaos it goes through before it goes on air. The somewhat distorted concept isn't what the series relies upon, its ideal vacation is to reach for a mature audience with wise and not necessarily funny writing.

It is rich on technical aspects like the production design but fails completely on cinematography and background score. As mentioned earlier, the humor isn't forcibly imputed which allows the makers to visit unknown places without any restraints and communicate fluently with the viewers.

The soul of the series is certainly its huge cast who can easily charm their way out of anything but Baldwin and Fey does invest a lot in it and are flat out hilarious in it. Layered, satirical and thought-provoking writing, ironical humor and injected with enough content to run for its twenty minutes are the high points of this brilliant sitcom. Few cameos and a knack of taking bold moves factors a lot on keeping the audience tangled in its exhilarating flashy world.

The equation between Fey and Baldwin is written with such meticulous and at times sweet and soothing tactics and cases that it goes through. Invading live shows, creating a mocked reality show and changing the perspective of the narrations are the bits that helps reset the clock from zero. It also keeps ironically jump in and out of character and storyline to draw in a chuckle every now and then.

Season 07

Returning back for a better closure this almost half season, sweeps up each characters track with possibly the usual development but weaved in with sharp writing, that is not obliged to only draw in the chuckles bit engages on drama, debate and politics.

Aunt Phatso Vs. Jack Donaghy

Baldwin's character being annoyed by Morgan does open a portal of witty yet childish way to win such a conflict, but in here neither the solution is worth suffering for not any other sub-plot of it, is.

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