A new 30 Rock thread because I can't find the old one

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"Eureko!"

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

'you know an arsenio billingham?' 'no!'

Ha this was my favorite line

Jordan (Jordan), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

Aw fuck I can't believe I missed this. Fucking "friends", coming over to "visit". Gah. A'torrenting I will go.

baron kickass von awesomehausen (nickalicious), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

"well, folks, bread will never maybe attack your brain again!"

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

tracy morgan trying to convey medical authority is on my list of funniest comic set-ups

and what (ooo), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

PLEASE somebody tell me the line Dr. Spaceman said before that, before Tracey asked him if it does.

My other favorite Parnell moment...when Alec asks him to sponsor a product, he just says "sure" THEN asks what it does.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Who's your financial advisor?"
"Grizz."

Grizz sadly saying, "WorldCom, man. WorldCom."

And later Tracy: "What is it with you and telecommunications?"

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

parnell is like the funniest dude on the planet

and what (ooo), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

Dan, the exchange:

Tracy Morgan: (with mouthful of foodball) "Dr. Spaceman, is it true that bread eats away at your brain?" (POINTING TO HEAD GENIUS!)
Chris Parnell: "We have no way of knowing, because the powerful bread lobby won't let me complete my research"
(audience gasps)
TM: "Well, folks...(etc.)

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh, you wanted the line before all that. Tracy says the foodball is delicious, and Chris Parnell walks in: "and it's healthy! Hi, I'm Dr. Leo Spaceman. I'm a working physician with a degree from the Ho Chi Mih city school of medicine."

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yup! But it wasn't Dr. Spacemen, what's his name?

Did Whoopi selling the machine in a foreign country remind anyone of Arrested Developements Corn Baller?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

he just said his name the way it's pronounced: "spuh-CHI-mun"

Haikunym (Haikunym), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

it's spelled "Spaceman" but properly pronounced "Spuh-CHEM-an." Tracy always says "Spaceman," though.

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horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

i fucking LOVE this show, and i love the shit out of tracy morgan, but...

when i saw him do standup a couple years ago he bombed, entirely, and spent about 10 minutes talking about wiping (anal sex) blood off of his dick with the window curtains before leaving.

actually that sounds sort of funny, but it was a lot less funny at the time.

max (maxreax), Friday, 12 January 2007 21:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

best part of the last episoe = tracy's bald, less fat bodyguard doing the robot while tracy shows the meat machine to jack

max (maxreax), Friday, 12 January 2007 22:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

wasnt he the dude with flowers when everyone thought liz wanted to have a baby with someone?

Haikunym (Haikunym), Friday, 12 January 2007 22:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeah i think him and grizz both had flowers

max (maxreax), Friday, 12 January 2007 22:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

meat is the new bread

cutty (mcutt), Friday, 12 January 2007 23:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think this is the third episode in a row where someone steals the page's sandwich.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Friday, 12 January 2007 23:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

how come the page is in the credits but not the funny jew? hmm

cutty (mcutt), Saturday, 13 January 2007 00:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

I can't tell you how psyched I was when I checked my DVR and saw that yesterday's ep was called "THE RURAL JUROR."

The what?

hearditonthexico (rogermexico), Saturday, 13 January 2007 00:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

i loved when baldwin said the rural juror perfectly

cutty (mcutt), Saturday, 13 January 2007 00:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

"I'm a huge Kevin Grisham fan."

max (maxreax), Saturday, 13 January 2007 00:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

hi, i'm whoopi goldberg and this is WORKING OUT WITH WHOOPI! ...

...

...

joseph (joseph), Saturday, 13 January 2007 02:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

No, it's gotta be "oral germwhore".

baron kickass von awesomehausen (nickalicious), Saturday, 13 January 2007 02:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

ONE DELICIOUS FOODBALL

baron kickass von awesomehausen (nickalicious), Saturday, 13 January 2007 02:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

Sorry I'll stop, I'm watching and posting at the same time now.

baron kickass von awesomehausen (nickalicious), Saturday, 13 January 2007 02:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

this show makes me love tv comedy again
(even though i love the office and AD, this is so TV COMEDY and awesome at it)

rrrobyn, breeze blown meadow of cheeriness (rrrobyn), Saturday, 13 January 2007 03:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

the flashback bit to liz waiting backstage for jenna, and then the same flashback from jenna's perspective = classic tv! and funny!

rrrobyn, breeze blown meadow of cheeriness (rrrobyn), Saturday, 13 January 2007 03:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

"i'ma make you a mixtape! you like phil collins?"
"i have two ears and a heart, don't i?"

joseph (joseph), Saturday, 13 January 2007 03:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think I shouted with laughter at that line.

Haikunym (Haikunym), Saturday, 13 January 2007 03:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Cheese and crackers!"

cws (cws), Saturday, 13 January 2007 04:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

laugh all you want, 97% of American didn't get the Maureen Dowd joke

tony conrad schnitzler (sanskrit), Saturday, 13 January 2007 05:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

with the ratings it gets it would be a prime suspect fort cancelation if it weren't for the way it cozies up to NBC corporate culture -- and being a product of Lorne Michaels, it's relatively safe, especially with Sorkin's show tanking and getting a pity extension.

tony conrad schnitzler (sanskrit), Saturday, 13 January 2007 05:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

don't get me wrong, it's the only sitcom i watch. even when i come home too late and miss The Office, this show destroys me.

tony conrad schnitzler (sanskrit), Saturday, 13 January 2007 05:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Here's the old thread.

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Saturday, 13 January 2007 07:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

(G00gle doesn't work but I just looked at New Questions Culture Television and it was right there)

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Saturday, 13 January 2007 07:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

"i'ma make you a mixtape! you like phil collins?"
"i have two ears and a heart, don't i?"

I wept when I heard that one.

musically (musically), Saturday, 13 January 2007 07:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

97 percent? Maureen Dowd *is* a bestselling author. Sure, I have a crush on her, what of it?

A Radio Picture (Rrrickey), Saturday, 13 January 2007 08:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

A few weeks ago, when Tina Fey's character discovers that Morgan's character isn't illiterate, as she'd thought, Morgan gets caught reading the op-ed page: "Damn, George Will just keeps getting more conservative!"

A Radio Picture (Rrrickey), Saturday, 13 January 2007 08:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

What was the Maureen Dowd joke? I missed part of the episode.

Nathan P1p (hoyanathan), Saturday, 13 January 2007 20:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

Alec Baldwin's latest lover affair.

Super Cub (Debito), Saturday, 13 January 2007 21:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

i can't believe how much i love this show.

"cheese and crackers!"

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 14 January 2007 01:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

What was the Maureen Dowd joke?

Baldwin on the phone: "You hang up, Maureen ... no, you hang up ... okay, on three ... one, two, three ... no, I didn't hang up either, Maureen ... wait, Maureen, you're breaking up ... I lost the call." [proceeds to have whole other conversation, then turns to assistant] "Get me Maureen Dowd back on the phone."

nabisco (nabisco), Sunday, 14 January 2007 02:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

that reminds me one of my favourite arrested development jokes, "you're supposed to say 'away'".

one-sided phone jokes are a very fertile source of humour! ask bob newhart

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 14 January 2007 02:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

Or Chevy Chase -- "no, you're not supposed to actually blow on it..."

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 14 January 2007 03:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

I have every episode of this downloaded, and have watched every one at least twice, save for the first couple, which I think everyone agrees aren't as good.

Anyway. Top five moments so far:

1. Dennis' speech to Liz. "I cried like a big dumb homo." And "You have chosen to abort me." (I miss Dennis.)
2. "I have two ears and a heart, don't I?"
3. Tracy falls asleep on Conan. It's all about the buildup to it.
4. "I already have a drink. Do you think he'll buy me mozzarella sticks?"
5. Pretty much every line delivered by Alec Baldwin. But maybe especially, "I know what I know. Next time I see Putin I'm going to kick his teeth in."
4.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Sunday, 14 January 2007 10:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

And no, that's not Eugene Mirman.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Sunday, 14 January 2007 10:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

Bread is one of the worst things in the world.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Sunday, 14 January 2007 10:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

Big runner up: everything said by Tracy Morgan. "I once tried to make mashed potatoes with laundry detergent!"

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Sunday, 14 January 2007 10:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

"In all honesty, I'm going out for cigarettes now"

s.clover, Saturday, 2 February 2013 02:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Leee otm

Women, Fire, and Dangerous Zings (silby), Saturday, 2 February 2013 03:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, great write-up!

Gukbe, Saturday, 2 February 2013 03:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Callback" is already an established term in computer programming, and it does not mean what you're using it to mean, you jerks!
Great ending -- surprised at how glad I am that it ended this well.
Jack's realization that he could've had a hot spank-giggling secretary instead of Jonathan made me laugh a bit too much.
Also, Tracy's "cut the bs" reply.

Øystein, Saturday, 2 February 2013 20:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Why would you think we were trying to use it as a programming term rather than as a comedy term?

President Keyes, Saturday, 2 February 2013 21:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nerdy reasons, no doubt.

Øystein, Saturday, 2 February 2013 21:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

I really loved how Jenna only got sad when they were taking away her mirror.

i was shocked that kenneth's reflection appeared in the mirror, expected a white haze.

keef qua keef (Jordan), Saturday, 2 February 2013 21:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

... rural juror song makes me sad we will never experience rural juror 2: urban fervor

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Saturday, 2 February 2013 23:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

(Belated) thanks, silby and Gukbe!

SOPA Middleton (Leee), Monday, 4 February 2013 02:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

I quit watching this during S2 because I could never remember to catch it on its broadcast night, so we're just now catching up with the whole thing in a walkathon, 3 episodes a night. Tonight included the S5 live episode.

I Don't Wanna Be Dissed (By Anyone But You) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

ergo affleck finally got that Oscar

Donkamole Marvin (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

"a blaffair to rememblack"

stefon taylor swiftboat (s.clover), Friday, 14 June 2013 03:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

"are rizzoli and isles friends in real life"

stefon taylor swiftboat (s.clover), Saturday, 27 July 2013 02:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I quit watching this during S2 because I could never remember to catch it on its broadcast night, so we're just now catching up with the whole thing in a walkathon, 3 episodes a night. Tonight included the S5 live episode.

They did an east coast and a west coast version of the live show, with slightly different gags, FYI!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Saturday, 27 July 2013 14:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

'i got rid of all my colin firth movies in case they consider them erotica'

'that man can wear a sweater'

Lamp, Thursday, 9 January 2014 04:23 (10 months ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

been watching this in syndication lately and god damn it's so fucking funny

le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:23 (3 months ago) Permalink

when liz gets honored at lifetime's "80 under 80" ceremony and she reads the invitation

"oh it's on lifetime! ... dot com ... backslash garbage file"

le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:23 (3 months ago) Permalink

i've been going back in reverse and season 7 is pure gold.

festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:35 (3 months ago) Permalink

it's an inverse bell curve of quality for sure

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Thursday, 21 August 2014 18:50 (3 months ago) Permalink

I always thought it was pretty consistent, never got people who complain about certain seasons being worse than others.

Immediate Follower (NA), Thursday, 21 August 2014 18:53 (3 months ago) Permalink

I feel like the quality of the show in later seasons roughly correlates with the competence of Jack's paramour du jour as a comic actress.

Two Scoops of Plump, Juicy Raisins (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:01 (3 months ago) Permalink

It felt like they lost their rhythm after the writers' strike (mid-season 3, iirc), and it took about two seasons to get it back.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:03 (3 months ago) Permalink

writers strike was mid season 2, thus it only having like 15 episodes, fwiw.

Clay, Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:10 (3 months ago) Permalink

I think the only weak season, by its own standards, was the last. All others are solid to Gold Case-level.

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLEEE (Leee), Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:13 (3 months ago) Permalink

name gags are among my favorite aspects of this show because i missed most of them my first couple of viewings.

when i first realized Floyd's last name was "DeBarber" i stood up to applaud

busted (art), Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:17 (3 months ago) Permalink

it took watching the first few seasons and then the middle seasons in syndication to see that the problem just became a lack of spark among the writers as the same 4 characters interacting with each other became boring and all of jack's girlfriend escapades were also boring and all of lemon's boyfriend escapades were also boring, there was just a lot less breathing room for everything else and "everything else" is where the funny jokes were

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:16 (3 months ago) Permalink

last two seasons sorta just said "fuck it" for the most part and branched out and went nuts and they were a lot funnier

oh i said this yrs ago lol

this show is 5000% better when they leave the basic format or leave the building or include interesting one-off characters (that aren't celebrity cameos) or theme eps. basically everything but the standard liz/jenna/tracy/kenneth/jack interacting with each other all episode. i wouldn't mind if all next season is holiday eps w/dennis and theme eps with very few multi-ep arcs, cause that's what's working for them at this point.

― JIM THOMETHEUS (zachlyon), Friday, May 4, 2012 1:58 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:16 (3 months ago) Permalink

parks and rec has had the same problem recently which is why i was really happy to learn the next season is a time jump and they have new opportunities to be funny

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:18 (3 months ago) Permalink

wow zachlyon you've been on ilx two+ years already where does the time go

heck (silby), Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:19 (3 months ago) Permalink

i've literally been here for like 4 years and i'm as surprised and depressed about it as anyone

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Friday, 22 August 2014 01:43 (3 months ago) Permalink


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